Shift

4.4
461 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
Located at the new Remai Modern museum of modern and contemporary art, Shift is a Canadian-inspired restaurant that tells the stories of our country’s past, present and future through imaginative food.

The menu celebrates regional Canadian cuisine with dishes like Pig & Duck Tourtière with Heinz ketchup and Chicken Pot Pie with peas, celery, mashed potatoes and gravy; while also highlighting familiar dishes of the Prairies such as Paul’s Pierogies with butter, bonito, bacon and sour cream and Blackened Saskatoon Diefenbaker Trout with slow-cooked roots and sumac aioli.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 461 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CharmaineM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service, beautiful view!! Love going there feel full and satisfied.

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WhitneyM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Brunch portions were satisfying and arrived hot. Service staff weren't overly friendly but this didn't affect our experience. Great views and good food.

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RMHi
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

As usual Shift was a wonderful time. Ambiance is great, river views and lovely. The cocktails are expensive but fantastic and their food is great.

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vipSusanS
Saskatoon
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The river view from the restaurant is fantastic and both the food and service were very good! A great first experience!

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vipmrb1
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a lovely experience. Great food, staff, atmosphere .... we receive such good care and attention from the staff!!

Always appreciate this.

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StefanG
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oysters were amazing and our server was excellent.

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deedee
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome as always! Service was excellent! One of my favorite places to go and never disappoints!

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fintan
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

service was superb, recognizing that while it was a very quiet day our table was extremely well looked after.

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Justin
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and the atmosphere wonderful. The view of the river added an extra highlight for viewing enjoyment.

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Smashers85
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to celebrate our two year anniversary. It was very quiet at the time we came in, and the service and food was excellent. They even surprised us with complementary desserts to honour our special occasion. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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Xerril
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Chaera was beyond over the top excellent. She was great at explaining everything and exceptionally friendly. Sorry in my old age I can't recall her name exactly. (I know when she was born her name started with an X) She is also hard working. all the ladies at our table enjoyed having her as our server. This young lady will go places in life.

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IrSo
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful lunch experience. I love the view outside. Service was very kind and answered all our questions. The calamari was absolutely delicious. Totally recommended.

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WilliamR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful view!
Best in town, can't wait to go back!

Darn covid!

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Rita
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The setting of this restaurant is incredible, as is the service and food. A relaxing place to catch up with family or friends.

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Scorpio64
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Last Thursday, Friday & Sat. of the month is "Buck a Shuck" (with a purchase of a bottle of wine). First one we went to was great, this one fell through because of supplier issues. It would've been great if the restaurant had contacted us prior to our arrival of this but, c'est la vie. It was a nice date out all the same.

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BeverleyS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very lovely evening. The server was very attentive but did not hover. Definitely would recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

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Casey
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

I gave it a 3 star review based on how we originally were suppose to have their oyster special but their shipment went off. We were there celebrating a birthday and the restaurant accommodated the request to be seated near each other. The drink service was slow about twenty minutes to get our first cocktail and the restaurant was not full. The drinks were great once we received them. We only ordered appetizers as the menu was quite limited. We did enjoy ourselves it just wasn’t the exact experience we had hoped for.

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desireeh
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Food was ok but I was not wowed by it. The drinks were very expensive and the ambiance was lacking, it felt very cold and sterile

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GailP
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was very good, service was attentive, and we could easily converse with each other. We enjoy eating at Shift.

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Soni
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had heard mixed reviews about Shift, so hesitated going but our experience exceeded our expectations in all ways.
The service was great, waiter was very friendly and efficient, even told us that happy hour was ending and encouraged us to get at least one drink in. Food was delicious and the servings were large- unlike a lot of other restaurants. You will leave full.
They are taking all covid-19 precautions seriously and we felt very safe eating there. 10/10 recommend, and we will be back!

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RyanM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

For a first date it was something to remember. The atmosphere was void and open in the past I found it to be a social atmosphere. Covid has changed the mood. Food and service was clear and exactly as we ordered.

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DustinC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always eating the same food or always eating at the same restaurant? Make a shift away from your poor dinner choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the food, great service!!!! My only issue was with our table and where we were seated. I understand Covid and distancing but we were seated at tall little table that was right against a pillar, so my husband got to look out at the river and my choice was to stare at the pillar, watch everyone coming and leaving the bathroom or crank my neck to look out the window, 2nd prob with our table was it was so wobbly. One of us had to hold the table whole the other cut their meat. Easily fixable things. The food was amazing, we will be back to eat here again. Service great. Really attentive. My margarita was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an AMAZING evening the oysters were delicious the drinks were also delicious. Nicks service was outstanding GREAT JOB GREAT EVENING

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic service and atmosphere! The “buck a shuck” was amazing!

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vipCanadians
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

This is one of our first dinners out and it wasn’t quite as special as we were hoping for!
Maybe it was an off night for them?

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restaurantchick
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2Food5Service4Ambience1

On arrival as a complete group of five, masked and well dressed, I told the hostess we had a reservation. We were rudely welcomed with: “do you know what name your reservation is under?” Yes, of course!

We were shown to a table in the furthest back corner with a face on view of a blank wall and emergency exit. This was apparently the only allowed configuration and location for 5 people!

There were no other inside diners the entire evening yet we were refused seating with a view of the river or gallery archtecture.I believe it was simply regarded as too much effort to move a two-top and reconfigure our seating.

The ambience was like the prison cafeteria on Orange is the new Black. Dreadful. A suggestion.. work with the RMAG to display some art. Replace some plastic with wood. Warm it up!

Our waiter was proficient and friendly. The food was excellent. The bill fair. The hostess rude and inconsiderate of customer experience.

This was our second time dining out since COVID. We did not feel welcome.

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PatB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect night for a dinner on the patio. The food was exceptional and our server was very attentive. Tables were well spaced so we felt very safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonder food and service

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vipStobKent1
Saskatoon
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, good service. WIne list is overpriced, except when they offer the bottle at 50%. The mark-up on wine is 3x the commercial cost, while most other restaurants in Saskatoon are 2x the mark-up. Patio deck looks excellent, too cold this week for that after the sun sets.

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Scorpio64
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We just moved to Saskatoon recently and heard about the Buck a Shuck evening. We booked & were seated a high top for two. The tables are a bit small for 2 plates, drinks, water etc. Our server wasn’t sure where the oysters were from (East/West coast) but found out for us. I found this a little strange seeing as the feature of the night was the oysters. Service was a little slow but the food & flavors were very good. We heard a few complaints from surrounding tables that the service was lacking but we weren’t in a hurry so it was fine for us. We will return.

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KrisR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Sit outside, have a mimosa. You'll feel like youre on vacation!!

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AnneB
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great view of the river development. Was there for lunch & chicken salad sandwich was very tasty. They have excellent coffee.

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Mitchell
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, incredible views, handled Covid precautions very well, great cocktails

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CarlaSA
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Location can’t be beat. Eating along the River is wonderful.
Feels very big city.
Definitely a great spot to celebrate a special night.

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foodlover
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect! Will definitely be back again soon.

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VickyP
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, delicious cocktails, and the service was great. Perfect place to sit on a patio.

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Brent
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We booked an online reservation for outdoor sitting for 7:15pm We had to wait almost an hour at an inside table until seating outside can available. Our main course was served close to your closing time. We felt a bit rushed given the time. We also wanted dessert but it was already 9:30pm and felt bad and decided to order it to go. Staff were apologic however, given the delay in getting our requested seating, I felt the dessert should have been comped given we had to wait so long for the outside table.

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vipmrb1
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have now visited a couple of times .... so nice to have Shift now reopened. Always enjoy the atmosphere, staff and the varied menu.

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MikeH
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall it was another great experience at Shift!! The host was apologetic for our wait, but there was definitely no need as we literally sat down less then 4 mins after arriving! The service was fantastic and the food was amazing as always!! It was our 10th anniversary and we got complimentary champagne and were offered dessert (we declined dessert as we were full from apps and the main). But they definitely helped to make the night special!!

FAQs

Shift does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes.

Shift is rated 4.4 stars by 461 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.