Riverbank Bistro

4.6
369 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.
What 369 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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!

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

CD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
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.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, good food, good view!

R
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Could have more vegetarian options but overall it is amazing

C
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
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.

C
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
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.

SA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
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.

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!

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.

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.

T
Edmonton
30 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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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!

OT
Edmonton
3 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

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

Fathers day

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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