Riverbank Bistro

4.7
346 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Top tags:
  • 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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CD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The appetizers were amazing, but the entree’s left a lot to be desired. I had prime rib which only came with what seemed like 4 oz of meat. For $25.00 this seemed way over priced. The prime rib came already sliced smothered in what the said was au jus except it was think like a gravy and tasteless. The side of mash potatoes was good, but not enough to save the dish.

My Wife had the braised short ribs. The were tender and juicy, however very bland. I tried some and did not like it either. It came with a warm potato salad that was really bad as well. For the price again the dish was just not worth it.

After the disappointing entrees we decided to skip desert. On plus side the service was very good. With how costly it was I don't think we will try it again.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, good food, good view!

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R
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Could have more vegetarian options but overall it is amazing

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C
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We’ve always loved this restaurant. The staff are always wonderful. My only complaint was that this time only, our three tenderloins were really over seasoned, the jus and the goat cheese were very salty as well so there was really no escaping it with the exception of the potatoes and the veggies. Things like this happen so it won’t keep us from returning but this was a minus point for us this time.

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C
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience! The food, service, and ambience were second to none for a 50th birthday dinner. Great food choices - delicious and beautifully presented. Service was attentive but not overbearing and helpful in making food and drink choices. Beautiful patio setting over looking the river.

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

We brought some friends from California and they said it's the best meal they have had since they've been in Canada. Chef Daniel was taking a much deserved break with his twins while his well trained staff made meet 6 different meals for our group. Each meal was fantastic.

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JS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fabulous! We had the the Arancini appetizer and enjoyed the soup and the main course from the snowbird menu. The price was very reasonable and we enjoyed our meal very much. Will certainly be back with friends and neighbours!

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I had an amazing dinner. The food was so delicious and the service was outstanding. We felt very taken care of during our time there. It was a wonderful way to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

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SH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing! The server made great recommendations and the atmosphere is great for date night or meeting with friends and being able to talk.

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T
Edmonton
28 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service from Kate. We had the crisp pork belly appetizer, the salmon and the short rib. Amazing.

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MF
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We are always amazed at the service and the quality of the food. Definitely a fine dining experience with a very friendly price tag.

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

One of the best places to eat in the region, 5 Star dining. Highly recommended.

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SK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Chef really knows his stuff. One of the best dining experiences we've had in a while. Servers were very attentive and friendly

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KW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food and presentation. The atmosphere was wonderful and it made for a nice dinner with conversation. Highly recommend!

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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
Edmonton
2 reviews
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
Edmonton
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
2 reviews
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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