Revel Bistro & Bar - Edmonton

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Revel Bistro & Bar - Edmonton is a contemporary bistro and bar that draws from our rich Canadian heritage. Designed to be a social restaurant, stripping away the rigid formalities of dining while focusing on the quality of food, warm service and relaxed ambience. The food focuses on modern interpretations of classic flavours, using humble ingredients to create thoughtful dishes from prestige products. Imaginative, yet humble and grounded. Revel Bistro & Bar - Edmonton Rev/el to enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way

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What 140 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JU
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food was outstanding. Although we had made a reservation, they said there was a private event but we were still accommodated. It still should have been explained to us making the reservation, we were seated amongst the private party which I thought was unprofessional. Our server seemed scattered as well. I'll try it again to give it a second chance.

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

Pam is the best!

LP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dined with friends at the end of August. The new menu had just come out and was delicious. We tried the lobster ravioli, the beef dish, scallops and pork chop and the courgettes plate. The pistachio eclair and coconut lime pudding with jalapeño were just bursting with flavor. Particularly enjoyed the complimentary petite dessert that accompanied our bill. Our server was very well informed and attentive. A very enjoyable dining experience was had by all.

K
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, fantastic service, good drinks selection with a very nice view. And the food... I really cannot explain how amazingly good it is. We are pescatarian and had enough options on the menu. The courgettes are from outside of this world! It is the perfect place for a nice evening out with drinks and plates to share.

D
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Attentive staff. Cool vibe and atmosphere. Try the scallops. Wait staff friendly - ask for recommendations - The won't lead you astray.

RO
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

limited menu and overpriced, but the wine is reasonable

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent appetizer. Had the squash. Perfectly seasoned. Main was striploin. Steak was over cooked and dry but the accompaniments were amazing. Desert was the die for. Had the lemon curd. Such a great balance.

F
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Room is bit loud, that is the con. Everything else was so good. Service was top notch, but the food is the star here. Read the menu you might think,will I like this? Oh yes you will! Maybe the best food I have had in 2019.

JD
Edmonton
28 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The whole experience was excellent. We had the salad greens, scallops and the lemon custard for dessert. The pace our server provided was superb. Everything was very tasty.

M
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Revel was outstanding! Amazing food and service. I visit to this restaurant is a must!!

CV
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are regulars at this restaurant but Friday's dinner with our friends was the best meal we've had in a long time. Everything was delicious. We ordered 8 dishes and share everything so we got to try a lot of the menu. Will definitely be back soon to try the rest. Chef Kunal Sawhney is a genius with fusion and pickling. Lots of vegetarian options also.

MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Revel has a nice mix of small and larger plates great for sharing. I was not impressed with the non-alcoholic "mocktail" being $15.

OT
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super delicious food with great wait staff. Menu changes with the seasons which I love.

0
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent and the food was very good.
The space is beautiful and I am so glad that a restaurant is thriving in this location.
I absolutely will visit again.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every time I come here I love it even more. The atmosphere is amazing. The staff are kind and cheerful. The food is to die for. You guys are doing an awesome job.

C
Edmonton
37 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised. I was spurned after Larry from Hardware lost this spot but the present place is worth going. Menu has some neat varieties, location is great, patio will be good in summer, and the bar decor is great.

MD
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Last minute booking for two to try out Revel’s Downtown Tastes 3-course meal. They squeezed us in, made us feel special, and wowed us with unique food items that combined Asian fusion with fun versions of comfort foods. We’ll return to try other items on the menu, with a larger group of friends - I suspect it will be partly to sample the fresh variety of cocktails we witnessed as the servers were passing by.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and drinks were incredible! The staff were really amazing! The bar area is awesome, very nice touch to the whole place!

OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Downtown dining week menu was fantastic! Server was exceptional.... Pam. Will return for sure.

OT
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've been to Revel a few times and always had a fine experience. But the chicken with dumplings on the Downtown Dining Week menu was one of the best dishes I've had in a long time. I'd eat that any day, any time. Kudos to the chef!

d
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food at downtown dining was fantastic. Hope that the regular menu is as good - we hope to be back.

MB
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, personable & efficient staff, nice ambience & a great location with a view.

MJ
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Service was slow. Too many competing flavours on the plate, and the chef has a heavy hand with the salt.

SM
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

I'm always taking half my meal home from a restaurant, however, $28 for the fish dinner last night was more of an appetizer, I was not enough for anyone for a meal, terrible cost for no food!!!

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

The service was extremely slow and it wasn’t busy

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional Service and Fantastic Food!

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was amazing!! Will definitely go back. Atmosphere in the lounge was awesome. The dinning room was quieter and the art was a little strange, not in keeping with the restaurant vibe. Cocktails were also very good.

CC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly with an interesting menu. I’m not sure way it wasn’t busier but I think it should be.

KR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant! Great food! Must try in Edmonton.

EW
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best smash burger!

KE
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Will not go back. Food was way over priced for the quality. Was luke-warm. None of the food was hot, and we waited a long time for drinks. Really not impressed with the food at all. Most definitely will not go back.

SL
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Great service. Great food. Really nice vibe. Wine was delicious. Spacious interior but still inviting. Eat here!

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food was delicious and at a good value. Building had some neat history and the cocktails were amazing !

CR
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Had a nice lunch at Revel Bistro - was a little disappointed the dining room wasn't open, so sat on the bar side with my friend. The server didn't ask how I wanted my hamburger, so when it arrived it was rare. I sent it back as I prefer mine to be medium-medium/well. They were kind enough to replace with a properly cooked burger and waived the cost. My partner's tomato salad was good too. Nice place. Excellent service.

JW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Perhaps one of the worst experiences dining out in Edmonton. First, in the dining room, there were only three tables. The others were stacked up against the inner wall alongside the chairs leaving a large empty space. Even with only three tables, the server rushed us through our order stating she had other tables she needed to take care of. The food was sub par. Tuna had gone bad, the braised short rib was dry and tough, potatoes were overly oily, the pate seemed to have been bad as well. The bread was delicious. This is a restaurant you are better off filling up on bread. Next, a member of our group asked if they had a specific type of alcohol, which they replied they did not. 30 minutes later, the server had brought the table a round of a similar drink that the bartender created. We thought maybe it was a drink on the house for our clear dissatisfaction. Nope. It was on the bill. We did not ask for it, but it was there. I generally give each restaurant I try three chances to impress, but I will not be going back to this one.

BT
Calgary
39 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Great service. Great old fashioned!

MC
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great Service, food was great, Tapas type menu.. portions were smaller but thought was very good. Would go back...

CD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Ordered the wings to start - pretty good. As our mains we ordered the ravioli and steak. The ravioli must have had a charred aspect to it, but it unfortunately leaned to burnt.
The biggest disappointment was the steak. When dropping $42+ you expect a good steak - it was pale and had a not-so-enjoyable flavour . The potatoes were cold. The best part was the mushrooms. Service was friendly but seemed very understaffed for a weekend. Food was disappointing. Overall a disappointing experience at a historically well rated restaurant. Drinks were good though!

j
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The room is beautiful. Service was very friendly and attentive despite only having one server for the entire place. The food was adventurous which we liked. The marrow was a bit lacking as it had run out of the bone but the mushrooms were good.
My only real issue was the washroom smelled awful. It was clean and modern so I assume there is some stagnant water in the drain. It was bad enough that it made a lasting impression.

OT
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent. Gnocchi were fantastic.

No issue with the restaurant at all, the only issue was with customers couple of tables over who thought it was a good idea to FaceTime during supper.

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