The Glass Monkey

4.5
736 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took our 3 children to Glass Monkey on Saturday night and it was fabulous! Rick, our waiter, was attentive, positive and very well versed on the menu. Our kids are used to dining out, and they each thoroughly enjoyed their meals. It’s got a wonderful ambience, excellent food and great service. Highly recommend!

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

I come here a lot, the food is always consistently great. We came on a Friday night and it was super busy, the noise level was really loud and it was difficult to talk to one another. I love this restaurant on Tuesday’s (1/2 price bottle night) and it’s a little quieter.

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TT
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We’ve been to the Glass Monkey a couple times and it didn’t disappoint again! We sat at the bar and it was great for the two of us.

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LW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Based on our first visit I would recommend it but not from this last visit. Food was only adequate at best.

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G
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Have been to this establishment many times in the past and enjoyed the food,service and attention. This trip we selected one of the specials ( butter chicken) while the dish was flavorful there were only 3 pieces of chicken in the dish and at $26 it was way overpriced. Enjoy the pizzas or other dishes but be wary of their specials. Also we were charged for a 9 oz glass of wine but had ordered the 6 oz.

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D
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

We have come here many times but this time very Disappointed with service. Too busy and distracted. Told about allergies and inadvertently was given food that I was allergic to. After eating it, server was defensive but did say sorry after a while. Thankfully allergy is not fatalistic. Asked if we could at least have some retribution only gave 5$ off. My allergy symptoms started taking effect and my friend went to the manager. The manager did give us a free drink and a gift card to come back another time.

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L
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. The service was excellent and we had a very enjoyable evening.

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JD
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and the service are outstanding! We love this neighborhood gem and come often.
The wine is overpriced. The restaurant needs more Canadian (BC) wines.

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E
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Very dependable restaurant with good foor. A good Valentine's Day destination.

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MM
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Although it was extremely busy on Valentine’s Day, the service was great! There was a great range of small and large plates to choose from on top of the Valentie’s Day specials!

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LB
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I was seated by the window and froze the entire meal as we weren’t able to be moved. Server was good. Noise level appropriate. The breadsticks were not soft and fluffy and very salty. The broccoli was also salty. Meatballs were ok but expensive for the size of the meatballs.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Totally enjoyed our evening, noise level a little high, but we may have been the cause!

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b
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I had the lasagna and the top was a bit burnt, therefore a bit chewy. My daughter also said her salad wasn't up to par like the previous time we were there. The service was out standing though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this place. It' quaint and I usually know a few people in the restaurant which makes it even more fun. Great food!!

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PH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service were both excellent. There are a number of specials in addition to a very extensive menu. Lots of options for vegetarians, and small eaters (there are appetizers, small plates and large plates).

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OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a lovely evening , the room was a bit crowded for seating so it was a bit loud but the food was great, service was lovely and would recommend !

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J
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely place! Really enjoy the menu, ambience, and service! The prices are a bit steep, especially for wine, but the choices extensive! If you are in the mood to splurge there’s nothing they won’t do to keep you happy!

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JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first visit here and it ended up being a GREAT experience. Service was great and food was amazing. We will be returning for sure.

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LY
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good food and service. A little loud though

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EH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Very poor service for our table of 6. They didn’t have the wine we ordered, let alone proper wine glasses. Some of the small plates were not edible ( deviled egg), house pickles (all onions and carrots). Won’t be returning any time soon.

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C
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The waiter was great, fun and informative. Food was just the right amount. Atmosphere was merry. Definitely will return. It was a bit noisy as it was busy, but it was Saturday evening, so noise is expected. I don't think they need background music.
Food was served nicely and was tasty.

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o
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great evening and a wonderfull location. Service was excellent

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I
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went with my family, good food and ambiance! Definitely worth a try.

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c
Edmonton
20 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Salmon is amazing!!

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5
Edmonton
52 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We have been here numerous times! Always great food and wonderful service. The small plates are always a nice start. Recommend the pizza, burger and the homemade sausages.

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E
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food. Wine was reasonably priced. Will return.

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A
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always very good! Great tapas & entrees! The three spots for $15.50 is awesome!

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K
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

New Years eve

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall amazing food and service . Will definitely go back .

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DO
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Went here for NYE dinner. Overall it wasn’t bad, but not particularly amazing. The menu is a nice selection of small shareable appetizers, small plates, and large plates, and it wasn’t hard finding something to order, especially given the extra items they had on their NYE feature menu.

The charcuterie board was nice, the smoked duck was the best part. The mains were less notable. I had the pasta which was supposed to have “slow roasted pork”. What I got was one 1”x1” cube of pork, and 2&½ cubes of pure fat that I didn’t eat. The sauce on the pasta was more of a broth, and didn’t stick to the noodles much, making the pasta taste very plain in my mouth. There was basically a thin watery soup left in the bowl afterwards, which isn’t what I expect to see when I order pasta.

My partner had the steak, which was supposed to be cooked sous vide to a medium. When it came out it was definitely rare. So rare, that it was actually tough and hard to chew - usually something you see when steak is over cooked. The sides weren’t anything amazing, dry mashed potatoes, and salted broccoli. The same thing I would expect at a bar or Denny’s. Perfectly edible, but not really worth the price.

Overall, it wasn’t a horrible experience, but my experience doesn’t match up with other reviews. I wouldn’t be opposed to going back if someone I knew wanted to, but I won’t be making the choice again if it’s my turn to pick.

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JW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice place run by nice people. Owners care and frequently come around the tables asking as to the satisfaction with the meal. Menu is relatively simple and short (my preference) and there are always several specials. Some of the food is basic pub style, some much higher end. Extensive beer selection. Food is always dependably good to very good. High tables in square bar area where you can watch sports, or low tables off to side for greater privacy and more dining experience. Been many times, never disappointed.

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TM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food served by attentive, informative individuals. The wine list is superb ... it looks like they only have three or four reds available by the glass but we were told ALL the reds on the menu are available by the glass ... so a GREAT place to go for a small plate and explore a new wine or two. I highly recommend this for casual evening or special occasion or, as already noted, just for a glass of wine with a small bite of something.

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OT
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner out with friends. Food was delicious and service was perfect.

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JL
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and good service. Nice little GastroPub. I always have a good experience. They usually have a pretty comprehensive barley-pop menu, but the first couple of brands we ordered they didn't have in stock...but that's not catastrophic....we will definitely go again.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great. Room a bit cold but lovely . Food was good , great beer

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P
Edmonton
24 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favourite restaurant always delivers fantastic service, food and the atmosphere

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AG
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We come back here time and time again because the food is ‘great’, the atmosphere is friendly and usually fairly ‘quiet’(easy to talk), but on Dec 15th it was sooooo noisy, I think they tried to put too many tables/people in, we could hardly hear our dining partners talk, but despite that the service was still fantastic. Janine and Rob are so personable and the best hosts!! Happy holidays everyone!!

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BG
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Had an awesome time. Great food, great beer, only thing to note is it's not a place that's quiet. Lots of people, not crowded but full. The lobster bisque was ridiculously good. Sous vide steak and the butter chicken was aces! We're coming back ASAP

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C
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Was very nice, but we were not seated for 30 minutes even though we had a reservation, and there was only “room” at the bar for us, so we didn’t get a table.

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CR
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful evening. We really enjoyed the family style dining which was customized to our group for our team holiday dinner. The food and wine and service was excellent!

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