Raven Bistro

4.5
194 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mediterranean
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  • Romance
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The Raven Bistro is located in the heart of Jasper, Alberta and offers Mediterranean fusion fare with local flair backed by a view of the mountains. Our culinary team all love being in Jasper and thrive on blending fresh, local ingredients to create memorable, high quality dishes served in an intimate environment. The menu offers many vegan options and is malleable to those with dietary concerns. Paired with cocktails mixed with Alberta distilled spirits, Canadian Craft Beer and Canadian wines by the glass and bottle, this is the spot for a special evening out in Jasper National Park.

Vegetarians are likely to enjoy the Moroccan Chickpea and Kale Strudel or Smokey Portuguese Black Bean Stew. The Coconut Kaffir Lime Seafood Pot, Three Pharaohs and Steak Argentine are all long time local favorite dishes. Paired with a Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita and finished with a Banana Cheesecake Spring Roll, you are looking at a great night out!

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M
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Server was fabulous. We had 2 tables of 8 and she looked after the kids at 1 table and adults at the other.
Food came out swiftly.
Just a little slow when we were ready to pay.

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F
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A must when you are in Jasper. Very good good and excellent service.

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CM
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Was very disappointed to go there for my birthday dinner. The server was very nice and friendly but took a long time to initially get served and our drinks brought. The Calamari appetizer was pretty good. I ordered a Steak medium rare with prawns and twice fried french fries with a salad, the fries were hot but soggy, the steak was cooked rare on the ends and blue rare in the middle and it was only warm when it came out and the prawns were room temperature. The girlfriend ordered Halibut with coconut rice and curry sauce. The fish was cooked nicely but they put a cold salsa on the fish, the coconut rice had a burnt taste like the pot run out of water and was cold and didn't taste like coconut as well as the curry sauce that was with the dish was cold, so the only thing hot was the fish but it cooled off quickly and wasn't very appetizing. The table next to us had a similar issue with the extended wait and poor food quality. For the price, it was definitely not worth it. We won't be back.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Food and Service!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous menu - healthy yet sumptuous! Intimate, Zen setting. Attentive but not overpowering service. Will be a regular when we are in Jasper

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had the falafel appetizer, the calamari, the Spanish spiced chicken wings, the halibut, Three Pharoahs, the mini-donuts and the chocolate pecan pie. I was a little worried that the portions would be small for the price, but I need not have been - the pictures don't do the plates justice, you will not leave hungry. The chicken wings appy was huge, as was the piece of halibut; so often one gets ripped off when ordering grilled fish dishes, but that was definitely not the case here.

The seating was comfortable, the lighting adequate, the background noise reasonable and the service was prompt, attentive and friendly. The food is the real star here - it could be described as modern Mediterranean or Mediterranean fusion, or simply as fan-freakin-tastic. Everyone loved the flavour combinations, even the "I don't like curry" crowd thought the Moroccan-influenced spices were perfectly complimentary, as were the side sauces. Everything was fresh, made in house, and impeccably flavour balanced.

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OT
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

The cocktails are very good. Our food came out lukewarm. My meal was supposed to be served with a grilled lemon to squeeze over the schnitzel and it was not on the plate. Had to ask the waitress twice for lemon and then she brought me lemon slices from the bar instead of the grill lemon I saw other patrons get with their meal. We decided to wait for dessert as we had half a bottle of wine, I made our reservation over a month ago and they had the nerve to come ask us if we would consider finishing our wine and eating at our dessert at the bar and give up our table (they would comp dessert) as they overbooked the restaurant that night. I would not recommend this for a dinner out in jasper after this experience...there are many other restaurants in jasper with hot delicious food who wont try to rush you out of a dining experience when you are spending good money and have made a reservation

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HP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Lovely restaurant. Staff are very professional and friendly. Prices for the food is a bit high for what you get.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

New Years Eve dinner. Great food! Loved our server.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Just wonderful. Awesome waitress, food was excellent!!
We will definitely be coming back!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our evening out! The fondue was tasty as were our main courses! Looking forward to returning another time! Waitress was very good too!

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M
Edmonton
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is one of the better restaurants in jasper park, It's a Mediterranian cuisine thats peppered very well

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PB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great menu that has flavourful choices. Service is friendly and personable.

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AQ
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food and service. recommended for sure. Waiter could not have been more helpful.

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f
Edmonton
22 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Cozy spot downtown Jasper for a great dinner with the wife. Small dinning area and was quite busy. Server was very personable and the food was great. I liked the Moroccan flare in a couple of the dishes. They also have a nice variety of drinks, i would recommend Jasper the bear.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We were in town for a conference. So we decided to take a date night and go out for dinner.
Food and service were amazing. We got there just before happy hour ended. So pricing was great.
My only complaint is that I didn’t know it was a family restaurant. Not that that is bad. But we get very few date nights away from our 5 kids. And it felt like my kids were the screaming at the other end of the restaurant. There aren’t any dividers. So noise travels.

But we still enjoyed ourselves.

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V
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good vegetarian choices, great tasting food, excellent service. Main menu is rather pricey. Take advantage of the Happy Hour specials before 6 pm and enjoy. Service was prompt and friendly. Food was delicious.

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JL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Super fun place. Service was outstanding and allergies were easily accommodated. Great vegan/ vegetarian options!

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S
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We would highly recommend the lamb shank and the beef Wellington. Both were excellent, as was the service and the ambience. We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been going to Raven Bistro pretty much since they opened. The original owner opened Raven while also running another resturant in Jasper. He has since sold both but Raven has maintained a great atmosphere and the food is still excellent. I would definately recommend trying Raven next time you are in Jasper and looking for something a bit more refined than Earl's.

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OT
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Vegetarian food was bland. Could be better

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MW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I loved the food. Will definately come back!

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KS
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great time! Especially if you have to find a restaurant that offers glutenfree dishes, this place is perfect! The food was really great and I would definitely recommend this Place!

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We ordered from the happy hour menu and had a great Fondue and half price beer. Service was great, food was delicious and a veritable bargain. Highly recommend...

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D
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Interesting and good food. Friendly service. Would come back again!

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PM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a great restaurant
I would highly recommend for those who like a very nice service and also a wonderful food as well

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BV
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

The tables rare crammed together. When my dinner arrived the protein had been substituted with no notice. Instead of a braised lamb shank I received a very fatty rack of lamb that was over cooked to toughness. We will not be back here.

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SG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Stumbled on this spot after having a hard time picking a restaurant in Jasper. My boyfriend and I were pleasantly surprised at how great we thought the food was. the quality of the ingredients was very apparent. We shared two entrees, a regular salad, a bottle of wine and we couldn't resist trying the cheesecake springrolls. Safe to say we left very full but extremely happy. Definitely will be returning.

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PS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great time at the Raven. The wait staff were very friendly and made us feel like old friends. Food was overall good. We had the snitzel which was a little dry but still good. We would recommend going

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D
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I ordered the Zasketti Rose and it was outstanding, with so many great flavors and interesting textures. Homemade “zucchini noodles” were cooked to perfection and the sauce (pumpkin or winter squash?) was lovely. Overall a delicious dish, very tasty and obviously made from scratch. It was a bargain at under $30.

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and great atmosphere! I would go back for sure.

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TP
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Drawn by the Moroccan influence and we had great feta filled felafels to start. Followed by 3 Pharoahs and elk skewers. All delightful. Great service too

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R
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice dinner; very good food and very nice service!

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CP
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Interesting and different take on some standards. Very pleasant and attentive wait staff.

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JE
New England
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Three people all got a different entree, all we excellent! Not a crumb left!

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E
London
22 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Lovely restaurant in Jasper, it’s not very big so would recommend booking. We shared the bison and boar belly flatbread for our starters and for mains, we had the cod and the halibut: both were delicious. We managed to share a desert of mango cheesecake spring rolls which was totally yummy!

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KJ
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Warm, cozy and inviting atmosphere. Wonderful service and the food was exceptional. The baked brie appetizer does not disappoint!

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MW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent choices on the menu
Excellent service and food presentation
I know there was no choice in washroom location. Going upstairs is bit of a pain but that doesn't stop me from coming again.
The prices of the wine were a bit steep especially for bc wine. Doesn't stop me from coming back or recommending this restaurant though!

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VG
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This was our second time at Raven and we love the food. We will definitely dine at Raven again.

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JB
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

It was above average, but not overly excited over the experience. Tekerra offered much better value and darn good food!

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