Permanently Closed - Hardware Grill
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Local owners Melinda and Chef Larry Stewart have a hand picked brigade to offer culinary grace in an elegant casual setting with professional, convivial service.
Located in the heart of the Arts District, the Historic Goodridge Block is the perfect home for this restaurant that has come to epitomize contemporary regional cuisine at its best.
For groups of 9 and over, or the Chef's Table, please contact the restaurant for availability.
They closed their doors and we were never even told. Read about it on the Edmonton journal. Worst part is we have a big gift card and no one to contact about it. Poor way to go out. Beyond disappointed as this was one of my favourite restaurants
What a way to go out of business - There’s nothing like accepting money and duelling out gift cards until the bitter end when you know you’re going out of business. There was no way to even contact them to attempt to get your money back either. I had a reservation the week they closed (which was made a month in advance) and they didn’t even contact me to notify me; however, I read about the closer in the newspaper instead which also provided no further information - what a disappointing and unprofessional end for a restaurant that was in business for 20+ years.
When we arrived the doors were locked with a note that due to circumstances out of their control the restaurant is closed. When we received the dinner reservation confirmation the day before they were already closed. A call or text that they are closed would have been appreciated especially since we drove into town for this.
Well let me tell you about this super awesome dining experience. Booked this restaurant a week or more in advance. Received a reminder email the day of the reservation!!
When we arrive, we find the restaurant chained shut and a note saying they’ll be closed for the weekend! No communication to us indicating we wouldn’t have a table or a place to go on a birthday celebration.
Extremely disappointed with the restaurant and the Open Table service. Pretty hard to find a place to dine at 6:45 on a Saturday!
The friggin place was closed with a sign on the door. We’d made that reservation months ago for our anniversary... very disappointed and surprised we hadn’t been notified
Went for an anniversary. Service was a bit slow at start but improved greatly and food was great. Would go back again
Excellent service, food, we were treated very well. Excellent location for celebrating our Anniversary.
Wonderful as always!
Lovely meal. Service, portion size, and ambience reminded me of dining in the 70’s. Since we were celebrating our 46th Anniversary, it was very appropriate. Food was interesting and well prepared. Would definitely go back.
The Hardware Grill, is definitely an old staple in the Edmonton foodie circuit..It's getting a little long in the tooth. The industry is moving to small plates(Tapas) and sharing. The grill has a rather small sharing menu. It has a great wine list but the bar is a missing a fair bit when it comes to high end cocktails and whiskeys.. There's a huge influx of small independents right now that are producing a better product for your money..
Great food, overall service was good my wife and I have noticed all the older men who have served us at any restaurant have a way of making the interactions a little awkward lol. Overall a great experience at hardware though.
Hardware Grill is one of those bucket list restaurants. You should definitely go at least once in your life, if not more often! The service and food were outstanding!!
The food was just awful. Neither of us are picky eaters by any means, but none of the flavors even remotely were identifiable from the food that was ordered.
Our meals were absolutely amazing! Our server was excellent, very pleasant and made great suggestions. We will certainly be back.
Fabulous food and impeccable service.
Food was spectacular! Service seemed forced, employees don’t like large groups maybe?
Menu has stay the same over the years. Price has increased slightly but portion size has shrink significantly. Not good value considering it is top rated restaurant in Edmonton. I have gone there for years on a regular basis about 4- 5 times a year.
Took my bride of 30 years to the HG. We had the Chefs table and it was really a great dining experience. There was no rush to the evening the food was exceptional. The wine pairings were perfect and it was just a outstanding night. We spent over 2 1/2 hours which passed like it was 30 mins. Can not thank the staff enough for making our night an great one. We will be going back to select from the menu as some of the dishes that came by us looked amazing.
As this restaurant is one of my favorites in the City I decided to make it the place where I would entertain some out of country business guests.
The food is always excellent and the sea bass was cooked to perfection.
Our waiter, Clint, was very friendly and knowledgeable on the history of the restaurant. There is a good wine selection and the desserts are too good to be overlooked .
Would highly recommend for a date night or special occasion
The romantic ambiance, attentive service and incredibly delicious food made for a wonderful anniversary celebration. Both the tenderloin and elk were perfectly prepared and the accompaniments were well chosen to enhance the stars of the meal.
Portions well plated and generous... My filet was a perfect blue rare I could have done without the accompanying sauce that garnished it as it hide the flavour of an otherwise perfect steak. I will know to ask next time... And there will be a next time. Great establishment!!!
Delicious food as usual!
Excellent food and great service. Highly recommended
Really disappointing due to service. Would not go back for that reason.
The overall experience was nice, relaxing and very friendly. Waiter did have bad breath and liked to get close when speaking, but was an amazing help. The food was great and you got to see into the kitchen which was interesting lol. We have been to many places, and this one is up there, but for the price of some was a bit much for the amount. I had the prefix menu and was super happy with that. Others at me table did not and it got quit expensive. I would go back again, and have told our friends they should go. Oh and it was our Anniversary, and its not like we expected too much, but even a happy anniversary sparkler in the dessert would have been nice lol
As usual, a wonderful experience! We come here for our special moments, and have never had a bad meal or anything but fabulous service. Hardware Grill is perfect for an excellent meal, professional service and a lovely atmosphere. The waiters are always dignified but lots of fun. We love it, and it is that much more special because both of our fathers shopped at WW Arcade.
Food was very good. Had an array of appetizers that were very tasty and the wine was excellent too. The service was good, but felt the lighting was too bright and it just didn't have that nice cozy feeling that made us want to stay for hours otherwise it would be a 5 out of 5.
We enjoyed the hardware grill , had the sea bass dish, it was good but not up to the high quality we have had there before. Was sort of fried cooking oil flavours, not the pop of flavour we expected.
Incredible dining experience. The service was some of the best I have ever experienced and the food matched the service. I can't recommend this place high enough.
Best server and bartender ever! Recognized the guy from Philipsolotv and had a brief conversation about gaming and his YouTube channel, he even ordered us 2 free drinks! 100000/10 service.
Some of the finest food to be found in Edmonton.
We enjoyed our dinner very much. The service was excellent as well as the dinner thanks so much Allan and Marlene
Great food and very tasty. Feels like menu has been reduced. No chicken dish for example. Very friendly server and still one of the top restaurants in Edmonton.
The food was very good and the service excellent.
Great service and food.
This was our first time to Hardware Grill and won't be our last! We got two entrees, the bacon wrapped elk and crab crusted salmon. Both were amazing. The flavor of every thing was great and was all prepared perfectly. The sourdough bread and oil with salt to start the meal was also great. It was cool being able to see our meal prepared from the table we got. We were sat immediately upon arriving and being as we got there right at opening, it was quiet with only a few tables being used at that time. Our waiter was courteous and attentive, offering suggestions and making sure we were well looked after. Everyone we have talked to since visiting Hardware Grill has heard from me what a great experience it was. We will definitely visit again soon!
Had a great evening., We enjoyed all aspects of the night.
It had probably been about 20 years since we visited the Hardware grill and decided to go there for my partner's birthday. The entire evening was a wonderful dining experience; the ambiance was calm and inviting, our waiter Shane was very friendly and helpful and the food was impeccable. The perfect place to go for a special occasion. I hope we don't wait so long before our next visit.
We go to the Hardware Grill a couple times a year. As usual, the service was excellent. Great selection of food and it was served Hot which is good but unusual at most establishments. The other thing that stood out was we could engage in normal conversation and hear each other well. As food and service costs have went up in the last couple of years we expect the evening to be costly. This is the part that is prohibitive for going out more often. With tip we spent $240 - $60 was for wine.
The only negative involves parking. We need to find a better place than CANADA Place to park.