Permanently Closed - Hardware Grill

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2287 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Established in 1996, hardware grill is an A-list dining spot in Canada. It is a glorious setting for Chef / Owner Larry Stewart's progressive Canadian Cuisine, bold flavors, dramatic presentation, creative and whimsical prairie regional flavors, French influenced style, enthralling design and impeccable standards of service form the entire experience hardware grill.

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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(780) 423-0969
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Larry Stewart
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Private Party Facilities
The Red Wine Cellar can accommodate groups up to 16 people. It comes with an exclusive server, and a wall-mounted HDTV for presentation and entertainment purposes. There are three available menus. Room charge is waived for groups of eight or more. The Red Wine Cellar
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Private Party Contact
Leona: (844) 461-0132
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Corner of 97th Street & Jasper Ave
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Parking Details
Street parking is available on 97th Street and both sides of Jasper Avenue. There is also underground parking at Canada Place across the street as well as several surface parking lots within 2 blocks.
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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M
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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.

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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!

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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

OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went for an anniversary. Service was a bit slow at start but improved greatly and food was great. Would go back again

f
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, food, we were treated very well. Excellent location for celebrating our Anniversary.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful as always!

C
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

M
Edmonton
24 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

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..

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

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.

CW
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!!

GT
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our meals were absolutely amazing! Our server was excellent, very pleasant and made great suggestions. We will certainly be back.

CP
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and impeccable service.

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food was spectacular! Service seemed forced, employees don’t like large groups maybe?

PW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

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.

G
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

NH
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

L
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

m
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!!!

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food as usual!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. Highly recommended

D
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Really disappointing due to service. Would not go back for that reason.

L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious
Great server
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LC
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

N
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

L
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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.

DW
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

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.

TR
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

CW
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some of the finest food to be found in Edmonton.

AB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The service was excellent as well as the dinner thanks so much Allan and Marlene

s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very good and the service excellent.

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

Great service and food.

EM
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

MT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great evening., We enjoyed all aspects of the night.

BB
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

R
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

LB
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our table right by the windows into the kitchen was great!

DB
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely perfect, took my girlfriend for her birthday and both dishes were phenomenal.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely incredible time hosted by Curtis tonight, my partner and I will absolutely be back to try the three coarse meal again

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