Riverbank Bistro

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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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YR
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food as always. Great ambiance and a quiet space to visit. Highly recommend it.

HH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of your favourite restaurants in St Albert and Edmonton. Food and service is great, the decor is modern and tasteful. Dan and his staff do an outstanding job.

T
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent Meal and very good service. We chose the crispy Cauliflower Appy, Arctic Char, Salmon, Chicken Supreme and Lamb Shank (outstanding) each of us loved our meals and the presentation. This is no ordinary restaurant. As the restaurant filled the noise level did increase noticeably and the tables are grouped together putting guests close to each other (one section was left empty?) Overall a very nice Fine Dining Experience.

DK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved this place. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. It is an upscale restaurant with a relaxed feel. We will be going back very soon!

BJ
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our second visit. Food and service were excellent. It is one of our favorite spots to dine.

AL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a favorite place for us. Great food, service and location. You should go!

JN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing! And great vegetarian options! The chef even came out and spoke with all the guests. Will be back 100%

E
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a very enjoyable meal, well paced. Generally great attention to food and detail in the kitchen - but vegetables that went with flank steak dish were both undercooked (crunchy potatoes and carrots) and extremely salty.

M
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food was amazing and my husband and I are picky picky foodies.

J
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was fantastic. Plates were beautifully presented with lots of varying flavours. I will go back.

PB
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food! The staff were great. Great environment.

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

Gem of a place

DV
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Riverbank Bistro is our go to experience when my wife and I desire an evening of great conversation to be enjoyed while being blessed with savoury food, respectful service, amidst a calm relaxing atmosphere.
We recommend it for those who simply want to celebrate life and all the deep and wonderful blessings that are bestowed upon us!!!


Henry & Diane Visscher

B
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed the evening, everyone felt their meal was very good. The waitress was very pleasant and helpful. Overall it was a very pleasant evening.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends birthday.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was absolutely amazing. Great food. Good service and great atmosphere.

DS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great, the overall presentation was good, the waitress was prompt, the food was hot and the drinks were good. We will be going back very soon with a group for a Birthday.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

By far the best meal I have had in years!! From Appetizers to Dessert the Chefs were spot on! Every element of the meal from presentation to taste was executed with perfection! Service was equally outstanding, fun while still being professional! This was our first time at the restaurant and can’t wait to go back!! Finally a restaurant who delivers what the menu promises! Keep up the great work! P.S...put Saturday nights special on the menu please !! :)

AK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Food was fantastic! The ambiance was lacking, felt like being in a noisy living room.

DM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This is our second time and we once again found the food to be very good. Service was also good and the ambiance was good. We would recommend.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing! The taste and presentation were like nothing I had experienced before! Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable and the atmosphere was just what we were looking for to celebrate our friends birthday. Would highly recommend them.

OT
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always Dan and his staff did a stunning job! The Halibut special was excellent!

R
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is amazing. The staff are friendly and helpful. Old favorites but some dishes with a new trendy twist. Love going here. The wine menu is great

H
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

St. Albert is so fortunate to have Riverbank Bistro! The service is exceptional and the food is mouth watering good from start to finish. We celebrated a special birthday and staff were right on top of this when dessert arrived at our table. It's a go to whenever we're sharing a special evening with others! Highly recommend this restaurant!

DD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was excellent. My wife said the prime rib was the best she ever had. A very nice place to eat.

L
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can’t even count how many times we have come! Always amazing always consistent with quality and service! We bring everyone we know!

r
Edmonton
56 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First visit and will definitely return. We all tried something different and were all equally impressed with the food quality, presentation and service. Salmon, short ribs, wild boar and chicken were all devoured - nothing left behind. Desserts: The wildberry crisp and lime pie were both excellent although I think the crisp won out because I though it was delicious. Great place for a special occasion!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Food was good, as described.
We were disappointed to make a reservation for this restaurant and then be seated in the lounge near a large noisy party. Not exactly the ambiance we were hoping for.

TM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’m giving this 5 stars only because there isn’t 6. I can’t say enough about how impressed we were with this restaurant. We came here for our 1st time to celebrate our anniversary, and were treated extremely well by all staff. The food and desserts were absolutely amazing and we left there full. As a surprise extra touch, they even wrote Happy Anniversary on our dessert plates.
We will definitely be back!!

LS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and great service! We’ll keep coming back!

LB
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went on a quiet tuesday night during the month of July. The service was lovely and the food was DELICIOUS. We look forward to going again.

OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful food and great service. One of the best restaurants in the greater Edmonton area.

N
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Absolutely delicious! We were celebrating a birthday and enjoyed our meal out on the veranda with a view of the mighty Sturgeon! The server went out of her way to make sure our experience was outstanding! Perfect place for a special dinner!

R
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Dinner with another couple. Beef tenderloin was great as was the venison flank steak. Beef short ribs were OK, arctic char was nothing special. The real problem is the noise level. Almost impossible to carry on a conversation.

NB
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful food, attentive staff and a very pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommended!

DS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our 2nd time to dine here and again it did not disappoint. The food is amazing. Thought, skill and the love for food is what goes into these dishes. It will be our go to place for dinner dates for definite.

BL
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were very pleased with our visit, with one exception; noise. The food was excellent and the room was welcoming. Our server was most gracious and we were very comfortable. While the room looked fine, there are so many hard surfaces that sound is bounced around rather than absorbed and the noise factor goes up. We would hesitate to return because of the noise as we had a hard time hearing each other across the table.

k
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A gem in the heart of St Albert. The menu/ food and service never disappoint.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Girls night: the evening was fun and the service was amazing.

d
Edmonton
33 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice location. Food was nice with good service. The Arctic char was tasty as was the vegetarian Wellington. Good attention to flavour. Will return

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