The Glass Monkey

4.4
795 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
We bring together a diverse, internationally inspired and locally sourced menu presenting both tapas and small plates ideal for sharing...as well as full meal dishes. The Glass Monkey Gastropub offers an extensive wine by the glass program, a large selection of craft beers and fresh cocktails. Our room is casual, comfortable and elegant. Don't be fooled by the name! A Gastropub is not limited to those wanting to have a drink and great food with a friend… it is also kid friendly, providing a casual, quick dinner for a busy family on the go.

Private Dining

We love parties! The Glass Monkey offers a comfortable space that is perfectly suited to accommodate many different events including corporate presentations, weddings & family celebrations, stand up receptions, fundraising galas & seasonal parties. Please contact Rob at 780.760.2228 for more info.

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JP
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wine Monday is definitely what attracted us to The Glass Monkey this time around. We ended up choosing the charcuterie board combo and the grilled beet salade. All was delicious and it was a lot of food for 2 people.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our dinner to celebrate a friend’s birthday was held at a perfect spot for the occasion - The Glass Monkey. Rick was an attentive but not intrusive server. Most of us in the group plan to return.

S
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This place is consistent with good food and excellent service.

RM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

The food was great! I had the homemade sausages. Sort of pricy at $26 but great tasting. The bread pudding had me worried when I first saw the presentation but the taste was reason to lick the bowl clean!
Waitress was OK but could have been a little bit more attentive. The restaurant was only about 60% full so I was surprised to have some waiting time for pre-food drinks and the bill at the end.
But I’m just being picky trying to find something to improve on.
It’s definitely on my list of places to go back to.

B
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great! Food wasn't the best considering prices I think it could of been better. The presentation was really good though!

OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Booked through open table, was seated promptly, waitress was new but kind and attentive. Menu had a lot of choices we like, so was looking forward to ordering multiple items. Unfortunately most of the food we ordered has issues. Prosecco came at room temperature and beer took too long to come as we watched the bartender standing idle.
Devilled egg came “deconstructed”, and was flavourless and dry with dry baguette slices. Roasted Ceaser Salad tasted of wood chips with a flavourless dressing - not appetizing at all. We prefer beef carpaccio with more flavour than just that of the meat, no aioli or onions present, parmesan was sparse without flavour and arugula had no dressing- overall so bland. Mushroom soup had good flavour but came at room temperature. Curry lamb was ok, but nothing special, wouldn’t order again.
Unfortunate as we were really looking forward to wonderful flavours from a hole in the wall neighbourhood restaurant, but will not return. Prices are too high for what you get, Especially as it was unappetizing for the most part. Best item we had was the home made naan bread.

M
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It’s nice to have a restaurant of this quality conveniently located on the south side. I have been a few times and enjoy the ambiance of the place. I have noticed that the prices seem a bit high to me but usually overlook it for the sake of convenience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We regularly visit The Glass Monkey. It’s our family favourite for dinner on a Friday night or any special occasion. The food is excellent, the service is fantastic, the wine never disappoints! The cozy ambience makes it feel welcoming and there are always friends and neighbours to run into for a chat. Whether you’re from the neighbourhood or from far away, you won’t be disappointed with your visit to The Glass Monkey!

SL
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazingly gracious and welcoming! Always attentive to patrons and making each experience the best!

AM
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

2 thumbs way up.Very good gastronoub,with a great menu,friendly staff and an overall home type vibe.Highly recommended

KK
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great night! We were given complimentary glasses of champagne to celebrate our wedding anniversary, which started the night well! The food was great, our waitress was very friendly, and the wine choices were great! We had a lovely night.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

we had a great time, good food, good variety, and great service and atmosphere

MR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great wine list Excellent food selection & flavours Friendly experienced waiters Will return

X
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We enjoyed being able to order several dishes and share them. The waitress was very helpful and quick with our order though we didn't feel rushed. All the dishes were tasty and we were able to add to the plate in order to accommodate 3 of us.

MA
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food overall was good. We ordered between the two of us the combination board, beef carpaccio, the burger and finished it off with the fantastic bread pudding. The service was great and ambiance was fantastic. The only thing I would suggest.... skip the carpaccio.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good friends family was in town from England

L
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

The server tried to rushed us into making our food selections.
I had mentioned that we wanted to order appetizers and then have time to decide on the main course. This was ignored, as we were told to make our main selection along with the appetizer selection at the same time.
This despite that fact that the restaurant was half empty.
At one point the small table had appetizers, salad and main course ms all crammed together.

S
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a terrific birthday dinner out on the patio. Our server was great: friendly and well informed. She’s took the time and care to attend to every detail. Food was - as always - tasty, a combo of tried and true favs parsnip purée, ricotta, Chinook salmon large plate, yummy beet salad with yakitori chicken and the lemon pudding cake — along with two delicious specials of the day. Wonderfully satisfying and enjoyable - and in our own neighbourhood! Thank you, again!

N
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service. Great atmosphere. We tried various things in the menu. Loved some , indifferent about a few. Would go back for sure. The ricotta and fish tacos were amazing.

AL
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The ambiance, food and wine list is amazing. A great place to unwind. Best to make reservations to ensure a wonderful dining experience.

p
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great restaurant and service! We will definitely go again :-)

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Didn’t get the style of table I thought I reserved. Seats are uncomfortable at the tall tables. Ordered rye and coke... they had no rye whiskey. Ordered deviled eggs... not the traditional style.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sat at the bar to watch the Raptors game, nice wine and a light supper.

N
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Noisy noisy noisy! Need some baffles to mitigate the noise. Food was okay but pricy. Drinks were pricy too. Service was adequate.

KG
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place never disappoints! Excellent food, wine and service, $20 off bottles on Mondays. Can’t beat that!!

L
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

It was a nice place but very small portions for what you paid. The server was hard to understand.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

I can’t recommend this place. Poor food quality ‘nuf said.

d
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great evening for our family of 4.

PN
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Game of Thrones was on in the bar and sitting in the back part of the restaurant the noise level was extremely high and found it difficult to talk and hear people at your own table

JU
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my most favourite places to eat in Edmonton!

MC
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This has become my new favorite restaurant. Tucked away in a location that you would not think, away from the noise and bustle of whyte avenue and downtown yet still close enough to walk too. Service is always great and we always have a lovely time there.

SC
London
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent night. Attentive and friendly staff. Enjoyed the great food and drinks very much.

SS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

It may be a different experience without kids. We brought our two children under 7 for an early supper (5:30). The food was fine, but we ordered, “Two small glasses of milk,” obviously for the children and were charged $5.50 per glass. That’s $11 in milk?? It also seemed to be a problem to share one order of ice cream into 2 smaller dishes for dessert for our kids, as the regular serving was three scoops, we were told. Portioning one and a half scoops shouldn’t be that hard. Our girls ended up with one scoop each which is fine, just perplexing why it was a challenge.
The service was friendly enough and the food good, but it won’t be high on our list for our next meal out.

LE
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and looked after the kids very well.

W
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food, good service, friendly staff. Will go back.

FF
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Service is excellent. Food is good with menu options that are interesting and beyond ‘average’

ML
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I had the Home Made Pappardelle, the pork was good but feels like it was microwaved as the food was only warm on the outside and cool on the inside, nothing I have found on the platter was freshly hot. My date's BBQ Chicken that was scorching hot.

Server was great, kept our beverages topped off at all times, removed the finished plates on a timely manner.

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

Always great food and service! Wonderful beet and arugula salad! Delicious grilled ceasar salad! Lovely rich meat balls! Curried cauliflower was great!

OT
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun evening watching GOT

AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Some of our group of 4 had experienced high noise levels at the restaurant before
The restaurant went out of their way to give us a table in a relatively quiet area.
This was greatly appreciated

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