Riverside Bistro - Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton

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109 reviews
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Riverside Bistro at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Edmonton with arguably the best river valley view in the city. Dining for guests and area residents. The restaurant provides year-round dining with spectacular views from our floor to ceiling windows and large fair-weather patio. Dine al fresco with a menu of globally inspired comfort fare and drinks.

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was all fresh and tasted amazing. Wonderful service and beautiful view on the patio!

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L
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I only had 3 shrimp in my salad and I paid $8.25 for that. The salad however was delicious and I enjoyed it. It was too expensive at $28, with only 3 shrimp.

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j
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

When we asked if there was any "bread or buns" to go with our salads- they said 'no" and that they
only had garlic bread.Otherwise it was okay.

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NL
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was amazing. View was great. The noise was a tad annoying since they're doing renovations on their patio but other than that, beauty.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

When we arrived, we had to wait 15 minutes past our reservation time which was at 1:00 despite being early. Service was terrible. Had to wait 10 minutes for a cup of coffee. The food was decent but not worth the price.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mothers Day

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RK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The view is amazing...if one could see! They have the little tables in the middle and the back and the tall tables in the front blocking the small tables from seeing! Who thought of this????

We got to pay for mediocre food for a view that we didn't see!!! Make sure you get a table that allows you to see the amazing view you are paying for.

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

Food was poor and tasted reheated. View was great but reservations meant a lousy seat away from the view. Music kept cutting in and out through static. Overall they tried and failed, but have the potential to be great!

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RD
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Food is not very good— mediocre at best. You are 100% paying for the view. It’s an amazing view!! Maybe the best in the city. It’s a shame that the food and service was terrible. Would not go back. Would be more worth your time to go elsewhere and then take a walk in the river valley.

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DC
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Getting renovated so not the best ambiance, however window seats do offer a spectacular view! Good service but meals were bland , my wife didn’t even eat most of hers. Good place for a glass of wine and enjoy the view , not so great for dinner.

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VF
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Even in a temporary location in the hotel all was great! Thank you.

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

Great food as always —but it is under construction and is temporarily set up in a conference room!! You need to walk through 2 hallways of drywall, painting and workers on scaffolding to get to the room. They have a make shift coffee and water station set up for staff and brought our food (ordered from a small a la carte menu) in on 3-tiered carts from the kitchen. The noise level was at a maximum and we were by the door so no rivervalley view. They really should be closed for construction. Call first before booking.

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OT
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Under construction. I’m sure it will be beautiful when done.

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I had a reservation for this particular day which was good because there were a whole bunch of people coming in from a conference. We had an awesome view of the river valley and the service was great. We thought that we were going to have to wait a long time due to the number of people but within 10 minutes we had our food. I would love to come back in the summer time to sit outside.

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CC
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We came for a birthday party, and what made our experience wonderful was the server. She was so positive and kind, it was refreshing!

We were unimpressed with brunch buffet option, and the breakfast itself was okay, but nothing special.

The location of course was fantastic!

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l
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was just okay considering the price, service was good although restaurant was understaffed the night we went. Waiter was great, friendly and accommodating.

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SM
Edmonton
21 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was a great evening spent visiting with family, we all enjoyed our meals and service was perfect. Due to the Christmas season we had the restaurant to ourselves.

*The one thing I want to mention is regarding parking, please update the parking instructions in your overview. You mention "in front" but don't mention where exactly. We assumed parking was $5.00 for either valet parking or we could park on our own in the parkade for $5.00. We ended up paying way more than $5.00. Just make the parking options more clear. Thanks!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The servers were really nice and our food was great. The restaurant also had an excellent ambience and great views. It will definitely be better to see the views on their balcony tables, so we will come back during the summer!

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LR
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food with an amazing view of the river valley. The Yorkie appetizers were wonderful. The meals were timely and tasty for our whole group.

We also enjoyed their breakfast the next day.
A hidden gem.

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CS
Edmonton
29 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our meals, how we were served and okay with the price. Enjoyable, tasty and comfortable.
Will be back again.
Thank you.

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great. Food was very good. Really enjoyed our dinner.

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DB
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had excellent service, table with a view, waiter offered to take a photo of our group.
Appitizer and drinks perfect pre symphony spot

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JK
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food. Great service. Prices were fair. The view is spectacular! Would definitely come back for a date night with the hubby!

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WN
Edmonton
21 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Good was okay, service hit and miss,
Probably won’t go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couldn't have found a better place for my husband's birthday dinner

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A
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the service. The best part was the view!

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b
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Best view in town especially for the reasonable dinner prices. Two of us ordred the the butter chicken and it was better than the Indian restaurants we've eaten at in town.

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LB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Fabulous food! Beautiful views! Very friendly!

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OT
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food n view

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GC
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was very pleasant and accommodating - he carried an umbrella over to our table to shade the other members of our group. The food was tasty and the terrace has a sensational view of the river valley.
A most enjoyable anniversary luncheon experience - except for the wasps which are unavoidable at this time of year. The view from inside is just a spectacular!

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A
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Pésimo servicio tardaron en traernos la carta y en servirnos la copa de vino que pedimos la mesa tuvimos que pedir que la limpiaran había hecho reservación para la terraza y me dijeron que la mesa que yo quería era para una reservación para otras personas. Never going back again terrible experience Price is too high for what they give not a good service

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m
Edmonton
21 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Magnificent view of the river valley. Ribs were delicious and of terrific value. Seemed to accommodate groups well. Definitely recommended if you are looking to rack up your points.

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

A friend was in from out of town, first day of the folk fest , so where better to take him than the Bistro patio. I used the online reservation tool and got a table outside. It was a busy Thursday evening so I knew we wouldn't be so lucky to get the prime tables. Our server was very attentive, I loved their was little bottles of prosecco on the wine menu and the menu itself was quite varied though definitely on the pricey side. My friend was excited to see Kronenberg rouge on the beer menu, but it was out of stock. I am a veggie so will always say I wish there was more options on the menu for me, but the Mushroom raviolli was really tasty. Overall, a great venue for a lovely meal and one of the best view in Edmonton. The only begrudge is paying $16 to park! I could have found other parking for less but was running a bit late so just parked in the hotel parking, wow, thats alot ;-)

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great view! I wish we had come here sooner. The patio is awesome but they also have a excellent view of the river from inside as well. The food was good, a bit pricey though. Would come back.

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G
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My partner and I came in to celebrate our anniversary, we did a late dinner around 9, sat on the outdoor patio and caught the most beautiful sunset over the cityscape.
The employees were very welcoming and kind people.
The food was tasty, me being someone who enjoys middle eastern food, I ordered the butter chicken. Most of the time to have good butter chicken you need to go to middle eastern restaurant, but I was very pleased with the results here, the spices were accurate and it was a delicious meal. Very excited to come back and try more of the menu.

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GD
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Decent ambience, ok views, food was okay but way overpriced.

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TH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the evening and the meal. Patio is one of the best in the city.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Had a great visit with old friends on the patio! It was a beautiful evening and our waitress was just the right amount of attentiveness. I can’t wait to go back and enjoy the patio again, such a beautiful view of our lovely river valley!

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JR
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Googled Edmonton downtown brunch and this came up. They don’t serve brunch.

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KS
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a beautiful setting overlooking the river. Food was delicious! Service was great!

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