February may be the month of love, but Edmonton’s dining scene is filled with romance all year long. With top-notch tasting menus and award-winning wine pairings, these spots are the perfect backdrop for anniversaries, birthdays, or any other intimate occasions. So dress to impress and let Edmonton’s restaurants take care of the rest!
1. RGE RD
A juggernaut in Edmonton’s fine dining scene, RGE RD has been setting the standard since 2013. Inspired by farm dinners in Central Alberta with friends and family, this restaurant uplifts all your favourite Prairie flavours with a special focus on sustainability and traditional techniques that span multiple generations. Put your trust in their team and try the tasting menu, The Road Trip, which takes your table on a surprising multi-course adventure featuring both classic and experimental dishes.
10643–123 St. | 780-447-4577 | rgerd.ca
2. The Butternut Tree
This restaurant entered the Edmonton dining scene with a bang in 2017, combining a tantalizing menu designed by Edmonton-born chef Scott Downey and an intimate room with a panoramic view of the Legislative Grounds and river valley. Rejoice in flavours from all across Canada with their seasonal tasting menu featuring local ingredients.
#101, 9707–110 St. | 780-760-2271 | thebutternuttree.ca
3. The Harvest Room
What’s more romantic than breakfast at Edmonton’s most picturesque hotel? Featuring breathtaking views of the North Saskatchewan River, the Harvest Room offers classic cuisine with an award-winning twist. Their Breakfast Board is perfect for sharing with your better half and includes all the brunch essentials: farm-fresh eggs, fluffy pancakes, and crispy bacon.
10065–100 St. | 780-429-6424 | fairmont.com
The brainchild of two longtime friends, SABOR pairs excellent flavours with comforting hospitality for a dining experience unlike any other. This restaurant uses Spanish and Portuguese influences to transport diners to the oceanside, which is easier to imagine while enjoying the three-course Seafood Family Dinner. Enjoy live music and a warm ambience while indulging in three appetizers, two types of fresh fish, lobster risotto, and dessert.
10220–103 St. | 780-757-1114 | sabor.ca
Billed as a “modern trattoria,” Uccellino specializes in contemporary takes on classic Italian dishes. You’ll be transported to Tuscany with their take on a panzanella, and fall in love with Florence thanks to their house-made crostini. For a truly immersive experience, order their tasting menu, which is available every night and features select antipasti, two pastas, and a main, and wine pairing. You can also visit Uccellino’s sibling restaurant, Bar Bricco, right next door to sample their expertly curated wine list and immaculately executed small plates.
10349 Jasper Ave. | 780-426-0346 | corso32group.com
This is only the tip of the iceberg! Find more amazing restaurants here.