Smokey Bear

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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What 129 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.6
Ambience
4.4
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Mthiebaud
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
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!!!

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vipprofessor
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on September 11, 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

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gtofts55
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 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.

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RayneT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 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!

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DebR
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 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!!

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vipExcellent
Edmonton
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food

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RyGuy
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 27, 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.

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JoyceW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 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

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Foodie
Edmonton
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.

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vipDaftmonk
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 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.

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kg2011
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 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

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Calvin
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 7, 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.

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anthonyd
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 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.

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BrynC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 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.

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KathrynJ
1 review
Dined on July 15, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipNeeter80
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 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.

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vipDarrelA
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Intimate setting and unique flavours.

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vipAude
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

La nourriture est excellente, mais un peu chère!

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MaximeB
Edmonton
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.

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LaureenP
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved It amazing in all ways

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AashishPatel
Edmonton
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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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AnitaM
Edmonton
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!

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lonnie
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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LukeR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
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 !

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DanV
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, amazing wine menu and great food :)

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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!

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vipMthiebaud
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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!

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vipDarrylM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal.

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vipMthiebaud
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 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!!!

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Jojo
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 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!

FAQs

Smokey Bear is rated 4.8 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

Smokey Bear does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.smokeybearyeg.com/gift-vouchers.

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.