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The food was really tasty , bit there is a transition in chefs , therefore , some of the items on the menu are no longer being made so I found that options were a bit limited. Hopefully this will change once the new chef has the menu revised with more options. Would def go again !
I have never experienced a restaurant to be so kindly accommodating. I was super touched. It was a wonderful night; the lighting, the mood, the ambience, the service, even management checked in on us. Beautiful little place. See you guys next time.
We came here for our anniversary and the place was uniquely decorated. The food hit the spot and was exceptionally delicious. Service was good to top our night off.
A lovely night. Food was great and the service was outstanding. Look forward to going back.
Great table and the food was good.
The service was pleasant but very slow.
Awesome server! The duck Benedict was great! Temperature of Benedict was on perfect- sometimes its hard to do and it’s cold. House salad dressing was really good except disappointing it advertised with quinoa but didn’t get any because the chef didn’t prep it.
Server was terrible. Waited over 1 hr for our appetizer ( it was melted cheese, how does this take over 60 minute!?)
Server kept on blaming the kitchen. No manager came to apologize and nothing was done to rectify the errors.
Food was yummy but overall experience was a let down due to terrible service and lack of accountability.
Waiter informed us that most of the menu was not available? Kitchen forget to order? Paper menus need to be updated when your discontinuing a item on the menu.
Drinks took a long time and the place wasn’t that busy.
Waiter forgot to put our order in, came but the table and asked if we wanted desert and we hadn’t even got our entree yet? Food was mediocre and bland, chicken was dry and vegetables over cooked. Pasta sauce was thick and bland like they used flour to thicken it. Over all that was the last time I’ll visit Ampersand27. Poor quality and service.
Service was very slow. Issue with not enough cooks coming in.
Steak was very good. Pork chop not so much, chewy and tasteless.
Went here for my moms 65th birthday with close family and it was perfect. Sat in front of the fireplace, great service, great ambiance and great food!
The waiter was very helpful and accommodating.
The food spectacular. Fried avocado was amazing and the Caesar salad had fennel- that was a great touch. Beautiful surroundings and features from the lights to the fireplace. Absolutely will return.
Charcuterie board the only positive about our visit. Waitress was nice enough but due to being shorthanded, was rarely seen. Not her fault, i blame the restaurant. Gnocchi was just boxes of potatoes, visually unappealing compared to what gnocchi should be and couldnt taste black garlic anywhere. The spaghetti had overwhelming peppercorn and the meatballs were bland. Salmon was well cooked, not dried out, everything else around it was horrendous. The asparagus looked like it had been cooking for a while, completely limp. Black rice unseasoned, just looked visually striking.
Ultimately i may go back for the charcuterie board but probably wont because theres better options in the city. Would not recommend at all.
There was no background music. But just the noise of people talking really echoed in the room. Food was so good. And so was the service. Would love to go back and try more things.
What a great restaurant! The duck Mac and cheese is life changing... A definitely must!
Staff and service is always wonderful!
The Steak Tartare and House Brisket Burger were my favourite! The house made chips were good. Not so much a fan of the Rocket Prosciutto Flatbread because it was kind of soggy and the tastes of the items on the flatbread didn’t mesh well for me nor my boyfriend. The oysters were super fresh and delicious! But a little pricey at $4 each.
Fantastic cocktails , service , location and ambiance!
Love this place! Food is amazing and lovely atmosphere. Literally couldn't explain in words how delicious everything is on their menu. Probably my fave in Edmonton!
Thoroughly enjoyed my brunch experience at Ampersand27. Lots of variety for Eggs Benedict! I would return to try other menu items. I liked the coffee and the cocktail "Jasmine Collins."
Ampersand is easily one of my favourite restaurants in the city. Best service, the servers are always letting me know about new menu additions and have never let me down with their reccomendations. Its particularly nice to dine here as the servers are well informed about everything they sell! My date and I typically like to have the bartender come up with cocktails for us and each one was delicious and fresh with quality liquor and ingredients. I'm never disappointed dining here :)
Some of the menu items were misleading - poke refers to raw fish salad, so instead of calling a plate “poke” (and in small print say its vegetarian) call it a salad - because that’s what it is. On the other hand the creme brule was indeed a creme brule and it was delicious! The service was excellent.
Great restaurant! Pleasant outdoor seating, nice staff, food and drinks are of top quality.
It's got great atmosphere and the service was decent but the food was disappointing. The pork was a little tough and the brussel sprouts seemed my dehydrated than roasted, pure however was delicious. If we were invited to get together there we would go but wouldn't go out of our way to make our reservations there again.
Jule was a lovely host, she provided advice on meal choices when asked, pleasant and smiling, and not intrusive but attentive
The drinks and food were beautifully presented and everything is delicious - west coast oysters, charred cauliflower on beluga lentils, burger was tender and juicy, not a major fan of crisps rather than fries on the side but they were tasty!
Dessert was a chocolate tarte, not my top selection for dessert, but definitely perfect in creamy chcolatiness, and not too sweet, set with the right amount of tartness from the raspberries and sorbet
Excellent venue for those special evenings out! Whyte Ave never disappoints and neither does this restaurant! We will be back!
Wonderful server, I wish I could recall her name. Hassled a bit by some rough looking folks as we sat on the patio but the manager(?) was quick to handle the situation. The guy looked like he fell on hard times but was being a nuisance for sure.
Food was great as always. One of my favourite places to go to when I’m in Edmonton!
Thanks to the staff😊
Excellent food quality and variety. Service is always very friendly and efficient.
We went for the oyster special and had the best service! Our server was friendly, funny and very helpful with picking some great items off the menu. I would highly recommend!
We had a fantastic time! The food was excellent, as well as the service. Thank you for helping us make my sister-in-law’s stagette memorable.
So great to hang out on a beautiful summer evening with the doors open and a fabulous G&T in hand.
Not sure why they have a musician playing on a Friday night. Way too loud. Expensive menu and not enough options v
Usually I would recommend but this last experience was not a good one
The staff was amazing! They catered to our every need. Love the ambience.
We were the loud ones at our dinner! It was wonderful, I’ve been before and I’ll be back again!
Always a wonderful experience. This was our 2nd visit for $2/shuck Oyster night and we were once again not disappointed. In addition to the oysters, we had the Gull Valley tomato salad, baked mozza, and pork belly buns. Last visit we had the scallops, cauliflower, steak tartare along with the tomato salad (it’s that good!) All were really, really well done! Our server was delightful, and the ambience is lovely. Looking forward to our next visit!
I had been to Ampersand before but my husband hadn't. I had always had a great experience and wanted to surprise my husband a Father's Day brunch. My reservation was for 12:30 p.m. We were seated at 12:20 p.m. We observed the dining room area was approximately 3/4 full. After 20 minutes, I had to flag down the hostess to advise her that we had not seen a server yet. Our server brought us drinks and advised that it would be a half hour before we received our food, which we understood given that it was Father's day. Around 1:15 p.m., we still had no food and the dining room capacity had dwindled down to not even 10 tables, however the patio was at half capacity. We sat with empty drinks for nearly 45 minutes without anyone noticing. We had to again ask another server (not our own) to check into the time for our food, which still had not been prepared yet. She advised that it would be 6-7 minutes. We waited another 15 minutes and decided to leave. I am incredibly disappointed in the service. We brought our friend, whom was there with his baby and we had our son, there was no acknowledgement to them that it was father's day, even as a courtesy and we understand wait times, but there was so little in hospitality to even make up for the wait time. I would never recommend dining here to anyone at this point and what used to be my favorite restaurant to go to, is no longer. I would never return.
The restaurant was beautiful. However, we had to wait 30 minutes before we got our drinks and wait over an hour until our breakfast arrived.
Was not happy with the overall experience.
I would have given a much better review. After going for brunch at 10:00 am - 5 in total - we were not told of the special for dad's. I saw this on Facebook. C'est la vie - but it's not good practice.
Love this restaurant, love the food, ambiance, and service. For some reason on this visit my party of 5 was tucked in the corner next to the kitchen even though the dinning room was mostly empty for the majority of the time we were there. So that was a bummer, but otherwise a great time, great place.