Riverbank Bistro

4.7
332 reviews
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Located in the heart of the city, along the Sturgeon River in one of the St. Albert's most iconic buildings - a victorian style house. Riverbank Bistro features fresh regional ingredients transformed to create new and innovative classics. Here at Riverbank, our mission is to give you tasty & honest food served up by your friends.
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C
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Father's Day dinner with the family, prime rib was devine!

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SM
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our 11 th time to the Riverbank!
Consistent quality
Variety on menu
BestCaesar Salad
Use of local vegetables

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OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Fathers day

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OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience at this place, food is fantastic too

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M
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

I expected something special and different from the usual restaurant
but the food was not worth the money

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MB
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was amazing but not pressured. Waitress had good understanding of menu and the food was spot on. Shrimp salad had an amazing flavourful dressing, would highly recommend this appetizer.

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RW
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best meal / place to enjoy a 5 star evening, prices are reasonable and the atmosphere top notch, great staff go the extra mile. Recommend this establishment highly.

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G
Edmonton
69 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous dinner! Have the butter basted chicken with the artichoke bread pudding! Outstanding!

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SF
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yes, very good food at prices you would expect, when going out for a special occasion dinner. 5 people went, and between us we had the salmon special, roast chicken with caramelized onion pudding, beef short ribs and beef tenderloin dinners. All were excellent and enjoyed by all. The mushroom soup and avocado toast appetizers were really good, as was the raspberry creme brûlée for dessert. We’ll be coming back! Thx.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have not had a bad meal or experience yet at Riverbank Bistro. If I want to go out for really good food and dining experience, there is only one place in my mind in St. Albert. That is Riverbank Bistro.

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HD
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favourite place to go and eat! The food is incredible

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Service was ok, I found that for a higher priced “fancy” restaurant the severs attire was extremely casual. The food was good but maybe over the top. ie peppercorn steak sauce heavily poured over the steak is a little much.

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GA
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. Even though we entered through the wrong door, the team was more than gracious and showed us to our seats. They were very accommodating for our senior who uses a walker. The food was exceptional with large portions. Exceptional value! The service was outstanding we never felt rushed or ignored. I will recommend the restaurant to all my friends.

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TP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Wish the seating was set up a bit different for couples.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is absolutely to die for. The chef is amazing there! I’ve been a few times now and never been disappointed. However I’ve never sat on the lounge side and this time they seated us over there. I was a little disappointed as the river bank side is much nicer and the view is beautiful. Ambiance overall is just better. Would for sure go back but request the restaurant side over the lounge for sure. :)

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GW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A PERFECT PLACE TO CELEBRATE AN ANNIVERSARY SUPPER. LOCATION GREAT IF THE WEATHER WAS WARMER 7 THE RIVER LOWER! SPRING! CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE DECK IS OPEN FOR DINING.

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DB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, good service and the food was outstanding. It was the second time we have been there in the last two months and both times the experience has been exceptional.

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing! Staff was very friendly. A little loud overall, but was manageable.

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OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My daughter and I loved the Mother’s Day Brunch. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!

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EH
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My daughter and teenaged granddaughters were celebrating Mothers Day and everything was perfect!

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C
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food presentation & taste was excellent. Mushroom soup was to die for! Wine prices were high, would appreciate half price wine night or perhaps bring your own wine even if there was a corkage fee. Service was good & server was very friendly but not as polished & professional as seen in other high end restaurants. Would definitely recommend & return again to try something different off the menu.

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w
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service was excellent! The braised beef short rib was particularly outstanding and we were well looked after by our server as the appetizer and entre arrived in a timely manner. The only slight criticism would be that it was rather warm in the restaurant and as a result the bottle of red wine we ordered was warmer than the ideal serving temperature. We will definitely return as, overall, it was an enjoyable dining experience.

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San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this restaurant. Great staff, great food. Give it a try. Mmmmm.... short ribs.

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was very tasty, service was great and the surroundings were pleasant. Good place for a special occasion.

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S
Edmonton
29 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed our brunch at the Riverbank Bistro - I had the veggie eggs benedict - delicious !!! My partner had sausage and 2 poached eggs with a side of Hollandaise sauce. We enjoyed our meal and look forward to coming back soon. Not bad prices either.

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DE
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

I hadn't been to this restaurant in over 3 years and was very concerned about returning but given the restaurant has changed hands several times I was hopeful things had got better. Negatives, no salt or pepper on table, had to ask. Coffee no spoon. Breakfast only lukewarm had to ask for ketchup not offered. Restaurant was not busy so can't use that as an excuse. Will not return no more chances.

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional!  From the open table availability, the parking, the ambiance, the greeting, the service, the choices, the amazing food and outstanding service.  Everything about our experience was exceptional.  I would highly recommend Riverbank bistro whether you are on a date night or having a family gathering.  St. Albert has a gem!  The dishes were prepared from scratch and the TLC was noted.  Thank you Daniel Ducharme (Exec chef & Owner) and to Danielle, our excellent server.  We will be back! 

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LS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time at Riverbank Bistro, sat in the lounge this time. Loved it!! Quiet, beautifully decorated, cozy and food was absolutely delicious! A wonderful date night location, and if you’re wanting a quieter dinner, the lounge is the side to be on!

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MG
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really expert service and fine fine food in every dish as we have had almost everything on the menu by now. U will not be disappointed!

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BG
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, good service and nice decor! Location is handy but sometimes the parking lot is full, however lots of on street parking.

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SL
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The caesar salad was excellent and the beef short rib was delicious.

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EG
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a beautiful girlfriend get-together at the Riverbank Bistro. One of us has a severe food allergy and the Chef, Daniel Ducharme, was terrific. He came out to talk to us to make sure that we would be well taken care of. Daniel and his staff were very attentive and gave us an excellent meal and service. We will definitely be back and be sure to let our friends know of this little gem overlooking on the Sturgeon River.

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RW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food is exceptional
Sauces are correct and amazing

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JS
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great again! Always our go to restaurant.

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BC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, terrific food, very relaxing evening.

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

One of our servers, Danielle was very friendly, knowledgable and attentive. We shared a breaded shrimp salad, the shrimp was well done, but OK. We both had the beef short rib, it was tasty and tender, the Brussels sprouts were delicious , though there weren't many. I think it lacked presentation. It was in a bowl, kind of crowded in, I think it may have looked better on a plate. Dessert was creme brûlée which was delicious and lime meringue pie which was also very good. It was initially very noisy, but calmed down by the time we had dessert.
I gave this a three for the food as I would have liked to have more vegetables and a smaller portion of meat served on a plate. Although the entree was good it wasn't outstanding.

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DS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What a wonderful night out! Service was fantastic and food was absolutely amazing!!

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JF
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Fresh, creative, delicious. Great wine list and incredible service.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had been so impressed when I took friends there the previous Sunday that I brought friends there again on Saturday! The food was amazing and like nowhere else. Both times the service was great! I was so pleased that I posted on Facebook.
The only unfortunate thing was that it was extremely hot in the restaurant. Both times we were sitting on the north side.

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 1

The food was amazing, the service was excellent, but I was quite put off being seated in the lounge with a view of the coat rack. I will specifically request seating in the restaurant by a window next time. My wife and I do not eat out often, so when we do, ambiance is important.

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