Riverbank Bistro

4.7
301 reviews
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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EG
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
4 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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JH
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was delicious, the service was great. It was quite noisy and a little cramped...tables too tight together etc.
I would definitely recommend the restaurant though. I will definitely go back.

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

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service food is amazing, love there soups!

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BC
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for our Anniversary, food and service was excellent.

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KE
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

First time visitors to Riverbank Bistro. Very nice ambiance, friendly, attentive service. We were very happy with the taste & presentation of 2 appetizers & 3 of 4 mains, but my friend found his ribeye done beyond medium rare.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience here as always. Food and service can’t be beat in St Albert.

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TM
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I went here for our anniversary and could not have made a better choice. The atmosphere is very nice. The service was excellent and the food was simply superb. Everything from the soup, salad, entree, and dessert were absolutely delicious. If you are looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion look no further than Riverbank Bistro simply superb. Truly 5 star dining.

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CL
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Came here for my birthday and it was awesome! Fancier meal but still enough options that it won't break the bank. Would definitely go again

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BM
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Visited 2 nights in a row,group of 6 and group of 4 all meals were fantastic! small menu but food quality was outstanding.
Service was great and will return again.

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LR
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food is just exceptional. A hidden Gem in St. Albert. The service was a bit slow but worth the wait.

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KK
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always have liked this restaurant. Always has great food! Three of us had the Prime Rib Sunday special it was delicious!
My daughter had the lamb and she said it was delicious also!
Would highly recommend this

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OT
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very good meal. The service was a little slow but the food was worth the wait. Quite a nice place to eat.

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r
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was super friendly and the food was outstanding! I had the Crispy Shrimp Salad to start, which I believe is now one of my favorite dishes. I followed that up with the Vegetarian Wellington which was also amazing. A little pricey, but perfect for a special occasion date night!

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C
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Awesome place! Great ambiance!

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FU
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super quality of food and wine. Wonderful service. Always consistent. Highly recommend.

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G
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Third trip here and all items and appetizers were stellar. Every member of our group raved about the meal and we all had something different from the menu. Such a break from the chain restaurants that are a blight on our restaurant scene. I will be back for more!!! We were welcomed and comfortable and very well fed. Favorite place in St. Albert for sure!

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JT
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Clearly one of the Best Restaurants in the Edmonton Area! A Must Try Place !! Will Definitely Be Back! Highly Recommend!

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M
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A neighbourhood favourite!! Went with my husband and daughter to celebrate my birthday. The food was delicious and exactly as ordered, the waitress was perfectly attentive (not too much or too little) and the ambience relaxed and comfortable. Enjoyed the Bison Carpaccio and the Arctic Char. Have never been disappointed :)
The Owner and Chef came to our table to ensure we were happy and Madison was an excellent and professional server.

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k
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This bistro may have a limited food menu but is somewhere we dine at least once a month. The food is always of the highest quality and has the most flavourful ingredient cominations.

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Riverbank Bistro never fails! It has become our go to place for special occasions like birthdays and our engagement celebration, as well as just a regular Sunday dinner treat. The staff goes above and beyond each and every time we are there. Such a pleasure to dine at the Riverbank Bistro!!

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YR
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent brunch! Steak and eggs done perfectly. A little noisy with a large group next to us but overall pretty great.

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CA
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about this bistro was great; the food was cooked perfectly and great value for the price. Loved the coffee and our server was friendly and attentive. We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What a Pleasant Experience!
Food was absolutely mouth watering!
In Presentation and Taste
We will definitely be back
Our Waitress was also delightful

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, freshly prepared, tasty.

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m
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We have been here a few times now. We come for the food, plain and simple. Chef Dan is a talented chef, and is creative with his dishes. The ambiance is good - some tables have little privacy though, and the music is so soft you can sometimes hear the conversations around you. I’d turn it up a bit, and/or spread out speakers so the sound is present all over. The wine list is good - personally I would prefer more European red choices by the glass (Italy, France). The staff are helpful and friendly. A bit too much at times? They can come across a bit desperate - overly friendly and really talking up the food/chef. No need, if the food is good, people will come..and it is! I was pleased to see them get the 100 most romantic restaurants in Canada distinction, as they do seem to work very hard, and deserve success!

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KN
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An outstanding evening for our 54th Anniversary. The service was first rate and the food was very tasty and well presented. I had the Arctic Char and my wife had the steak fillet. I highly recommend that people try the mushroom soup. It was the best I have ever had. We will definitely be returning for our special occasions.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious and inspiring. I'm ordering every app next visit! Will be back ASAP

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SF
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Booked for 6 people added a seventh with only 3 hrs notice so we’re seated in what we call the lounge rather than the dining room. Server and staff were very knowledgeable and attentive. Chef/owner even stopped by to check on everyone. We enjoyed our experience and will be back. Attic Char one of the best meals I’ve experienced

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great. We’ll be back

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R
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, cooked to order, excellent service. We have been here several times and were very pleased each time. Great place for dinner

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to go if you are celebrating a special occasion.
Surprisingly kid friendly, my daughter loved their pasta with cheese and she is eagerly awaiting another trip there.

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H
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were all so delighted with our experience at Riverbank Bistro! To start, our server, Marissa was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, and professional. The food was outstanding - each meal's presentation was a work of art and the taste was equally amazing! This was truly one of the best meals I have ever had! Thank you!

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