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.
Great service, good food, good view!
Could have more vegetarian options but overall it is amazing
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Excellent service from Kate. We had the crisp pork belly appetizer, the salmon and the short rib. Amazing.
We are always amazed at the service and the quality of the food. Definitely a fine dining experience with a very friendly price tag.
One of the best places to eat in the region, 5 Star dining. Highly recommended.
Chef really knows his stuff. One of the best dining experiences we've had in a while. Servers were very attentive and friendly
Amazing food and presentation. The atmosphere was wonderful and it made for a nice dinner with conversation. Highly recommend!
Great Father's Day dinner with the family, prime rib was devine!
Our 11 th time to the Riverbank!
Variety on menu
Use of local vegetables
Always a great experience at this place, food is fantastic too
I expected something special and different from the usual restaurant
but the food was not worth the money
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.
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.
Fabulous dinner! Have the butter basted chicken with the artichoke bread pudding! Outstanding!
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.
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.
My favourite place to go and eat! The food is incredible
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.
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.
Amazing food and service! Wish the seating was set up a bit different for couples.
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. :)
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.
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.
The food was amazing! Staff was very friendly. A little loud overall, but was manageable.
My daughter and I loved the Mother’s Day Brunch. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!
My daughter and teenaged granddaughters were celebrating Mothers Day and everything was perfect!
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.
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.
We love this restaurant. Great staff, great food. Give it a try. Mmmmm.... short ribs.
Food was very tasty, service was great and the surroundings were pleasant. Good place for a special occasion.
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.
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.