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Smokey Bear

4.8
4.8
129 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian

A wood fired eatery in the heart of Old Strathcona. Open kitchen concept with edgy-vibe, serving share plates made with market ingredients, highlighted by natural wines.

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Booked 6 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Modern Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (587) 759-0209

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Riley Aitken

  • Neighbourhood

    Edmonton

  • Parking Details

    Parking is located at rear of restaurant as well as on the streets nearby.

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 129 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Edmonton / Northern Alberta

    Best Overall

  • Edmonton / Northern Alberta

    Notable Wine List

  • Edmonton / Northern Alberta

    Pre/post-theatre

  • Edmonton / Northern Alberta

    Romance

  • Edmonton / Northern Alberta

    Canadian

  • Edmonton

    Best Overall

  • Edmonton

    Healthy

  • Edmonton

    Hot Spot

  • Edmonton

    Notable Wine List

  • Edmonton

    Pre/post-theatre

  • Edmonton

    Romance

  • Edmonton

    Canadian

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  1. M

    Mthiebaud

    Edmonton

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome! Our 4 th time here, we come in for special occasions (from out of town) we haven’t hadn’t the same dish twice and we haven’t had a bad meal ever!!!

  2. p

    professor

    Las Vegas

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Saturday night date night, came early and the place was empty. Made us a bit concerned at first then the place filled up with lots of energy and music. Had the tasting menu with wine pairing which was exceptionally well done with the staff very knowledgeable about the food sources and the wineries. Food choices very innovative and generally excellent but the smoked carrots were a bit off and the chuck steak a bit chewy. Will recommend to friends and plan to be back one day

  3. g

    gtofts55

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it! We went because of the natural wine list and were blown away by the food. Great dining experience and will definitely be back for more.

  4. RT

    RayneT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food, wine and staff in Edmonton. Every meal we eat improves on the last, if that’s even possible. Can’t recommend highly enough!

  5. DR

    DebR

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The tasting menu was superb!! A personal favourite was the patty pan squash and pork belly. Our service was attentive but not hovering. The wine recommendation was spot on! We especially appreciated all of the local produce that was featured in the dishes. Can’t wait to return!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was the Ochota Barrels Wine Dinner and it was absolutely fabulous! Metro Vino and Smokey Bear did an incredible job with the 5 course meal and pairings from such a special vineyard in Australia. I am still dreaming of the taste of the ‘Home’ Pinot Noir but those Spring Bay Mussels… Delicious!!

  7. E

    Excellent

    Edmonton

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good food

  8. RG

    RyGuy

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love everything about Smokey Bear. It is one of Edmonton’s best run restaurants. The food is beyond good and unbelievably creative. I can’t recommend it enough.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    The music didn’t fit the atmosphere of the restaurant. The server turned it down upon request. Big thanks for that! The food was quite good but overpriced as were the wines. Overall a dining experience I would reserve for once a year or as a special occasion due to the overall cost of dinner.

  10. JW

    JoyceW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The experience was tremendous. The use of local foods and the passion for what every single person does is obvious. This was our first time and it won’t be our last. We are excited to see what dishes will evolve

  11. F

    Foodie

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the dishes are using local veggies. Very unique combinations and flavours. Worth going again as there will be surprises as the dishes change all the time except a few so called staples.

  12. D

    Daftmonk

    Edmonton

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food! Very unique concept and different from other places which I like. Decor is nice. Could use a bit of A/C but other than that a great experience and will definitely be back. Flat bread was amazing as was both the chicken and the short ribs.

  13. k

    kg2011

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Did the tasting menu and pairing as a date. One of the dishes was good. Others pretty lacklustre and pairings didn't work. Neglected to bring the dessert pairing as well which was unfortunate. Like the idea but poor execution. Won't be back

  14. C

    Calvin

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first time to this restaurant. We had the tasting menu focused on local ingredients with interesting wine pairings. The food was amazing. The service was excellent and the staff we’re knowledgeable and attentive.

  15. a

    anthonyd

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the chefs tasting menu and wine pairing. Dinner lasted about 3 1/2 hours which was perfect. We tasted about seven wines which were chosen to match each course that they served. The service that we had was impeccable. The only thing that I can say that needed improvement where the table and chairs on the patio where we sat. It was a wonderful evening and we wanted to sit outside the table was a bit wobbly but we still chose to sit there as opposed to moving inside. Even that couldn’t detract from the wonderful service delicious food and outstanding wines.

  16. BC

    BrynC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We throughly enjoyed the tasting menu and wine pairing! The servers were very informative.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great drinks, friendly staff cool atmosphere. Wine selections is good, but by the glass selection is fairly small. However, the ones they do have are very good.

  18. KJ

    KathrynJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love Smokey Bear. Last night we sat at the bar, and experienced the Chef Tasting Menu with Matching Wines. Everything was perfectly executed, perfectly delicious. I cannot recommend Smokey Bear enough, we are lucky to have them here in Edmonton.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best meals of my life. Unique and delicious

  20. N

    Neeter80

    Edmonton

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Where to even begin. The service was AMAZING! Hands down the most interactive wonderful service I have ever had. The food, words cannot even describe the effort and amazing experience put into every plate. An explosion of flavors in your mouth. The knowledge regarding wines and wine paring was exceptional. Highly highly recommend this amazing little discovery.

  21. DA

    DarrelA

    Edmonton

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food! The service was excellent. Always love the uniqueness of their food along with using local. Will be back again.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Intimate setting and unique flavours.

  23. A

    Aude

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    La nourriture est excellente, mais un peu chère!

  24. MB

    MaximeB

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Top 5 of my favorite restaurants. We are from France and we are used to try many restaurants, especially Michelin Star ones. This one needs your interest. The cuisine is very interesting, very surprising and mastered tastes. The service was perfect, the waitresses are very professional, know their job and are passionate and it shows. We really spent an excellent evening accompanied by professionals who allow us to discover a new cuisine. You won't be disappointed.

  25. LP

    LaureenP

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding as ususal! Such a great experience dining here. Definitely be back.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved It amazing in all ways

  27. AP

    AashishPatel

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was amazing, as well as the service and the hospitality. Wine list was also excellent

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply delicious. Highly recommend Smokey Bear if you enjoy smoke flavour.

  29. AM

    AnitaM

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service is outstanding! I love how the menu is always changing and how knowledgeable our server was. It was my 2nd time there and I tell everyone about this hidden gem!

  30. l

    lonnie

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best spot in town. Food and wine are incredible. You won't be disappointed.

  31. LR

    LukeR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service, excellent dishes and a great overall dining experience. We will be back!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience as always. We ordered nearly one of everything off the menu and it was all cooked just perfectly. Huge fan of the beef cheeks - worth a try. Service was also exceptional - great wine pairings and company. I love how the crew at Smokey Bear executes. Huge props and big thanks !

  33. DV

    DanV

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, amazing wine menu and great food :)

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wife and I went for Valentine’s Day night out. Been to the Smokey Bear multiple times and have never had a bad bite. The thought behind the menu and use of local ingredients make it a truly unique dining experience. Best Old Fashioned cocktail in YEG!

  35. M

    Mthiebaud

    Edmonton

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For Valentine’s Day 2021 we did the tasting menu. There was one item that I knew my husband would like but I wouldn’t, so I asked if they could substituted (if not he would just eat it) and they did without hesitation. This is our second time dining here, both times we did the tasting menu. It has not disappointed either time. The pork chop was my husbands favourite dish. Mine was the pork belly (which was our substitution) and the white chocolate custard dessert. It was so delicious, great textures, beautiful plating, the entire meal was awesome!

  36. DM

    DarrylM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great and unique spot in Edmonton. Cannot recommend it enough. Food is imaginative and delicious. The wine list, along with the servers knowledge of the wine, is fantastic. Cocktails are spot on as well. Great people, great food. Eat here.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    First time here and we’ll definitely be back to have some of the items from the menu we missed!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal.

  39. M

    Mthiebaud

    Edmonton

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We did the tasting menu and it was lovely and super tasty. They made substitutions for me on a dish and brought extra accoutrements when needed. It was delicious and I would definitely go back again!!!

  40. J

    Jojo

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My favourite restaurant in Edmonton! Always a treat with the most scrumptious dishes and an exceptionally well chosen wine and liquor list. All the staff are awesome! Can’t wait until I can go again!

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Smokey Bear is rated 4.8 stars by 129 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Smokey Bear

8223 104 St NW Edmonton, AB T6E 4E7

  • Neighbourhood

    Edmonton

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Modern Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking is located at rear of restaurant as well as on the streets nearby.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Riley Aitken

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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