5 Cozy Edmonton Restaurants for Date Night


Nothing beats an intimate dinner with your special someone. If you're looking for inspiration for your next date, plan a night out at one of these five romantic restaurants in Edmonton.

Continental Treat Fine Bistro

Continental Treat Fine Bistro is a ritzy option in Edmonton. This highly rated spot is known for its elegant ambiance, making it a fantastic choice for couples who need a romantic retreat. Of course, the food is also exceptional. The dinner and lunch menus feature delicacies like smoked salmon, escargots, and Dutch herrings. The restaurant prepares gluten-free fare, and vegetarian and vegan options are clearly labeled. For drinks, you can pick from a comprehensive selection of cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, and shiraz red wines, as well as white wines and beers from around the world.

Continental Treat Fine Bistro is located at 10560 82nd Ave. NW. It's open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Hardware Grill

Hardware Grill is a shop that specializes in Canadian cuisine. Like Continental Treat Fine Bistro, the atmosphere is modern and upscale — though Hardware Grill certainly has its own unique flare. Candles on each table set a romantic mood, making it a particularly popular choice for couples. The dinner menu features staples like smoked salmon, lobster risotto, scallops, and pork belly. However, there are also more exotic options such as bacon-crusted bone marrow and French-Canadian foie gras. There's also a prix fixe three-course menu that varies throughout the year.

Hardware Grill is at 9698 Jasper Ave. It's open Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Solstice Seasonal Cuisine

Solstice Seasonal Cuisine is another formal choice in Edmonton, but the atmosphere here is just a bit more relaxed. The menu features seasonal New Canadian cuisine. The exact options vary, depending on when you visit, but entrees have included smoked salmon, wild boar cheek, beef dumplings, and duck rillette. There are also many delicious choices for drinks and desserts.

You can find Solstice Seasonal Cuisine at 10723 124th St. It's open Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. It's closed every Sunday.


Characters is an upscale restaurant with a bright, welcoming atmosphere. It's another option that serves Canadian cuisine such as pork belly, prawn cocktails, Alberta beef tartar, and duck breast. This eatery is also known for its excellent collection of fine wines and spirits.

Characters is located at 10257 105th St. NW. It's open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and it's open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Red Ox Inn

Like Solstice Seasonal Cuisine, Red Ox Inn is an upscale restaurant — with a world-traveled gourmet chef — that specializes in seasonal menu options. It also boasts a wine menu featuring choices from around the globe.

Red Ox Inn is at 9420 91 St. It's open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (by reservation only). It's closed every Monday.

Edmonton is a stunning city with many restaurants that make for a perfect romantic night out. The next time you need an intimate escape with your significant other, check out these charming spots in the area. Also make sure to take that new car or truck from Crosstown Chrysler Jeep Dodge out for date night in Edmonton.

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