Restaurants in Edmonton with amazing atmospheres

To have the perfect dining experience, there has to be a balance of quality food, impeccable service and an inviting atmosphere. The restaurants listed below have hit at least one of these must-haves completely out of the park. When it comes to a warm, welcoming dining environment, they will not disappoint. And, don’t worry, we’re confident they’ve got the other elements in the bag too! [Photo: Hardware Grill]

XIX Terwillegar

5940 Mullen Way NW, Edmonton, AB T6R 0S9

Nineteen is one of Edmonton’s latest additions to the local fine-dining scene. The décor has modern focal points (like sleek, artistic light fixtures) mixed with classic comforts (like leather cushioned booths). Imagine this space as a more refined cigar room, slightly masculine but with sophisticated touches, like captivating artwork and charming accent lighting. It’s the perfect place to feel hidden away, like you’re in an upscale grotto where the food really is the focus.

Characters Fine Dining

10257 105th Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1E3

Antiquated brick, warm, glossy wooden accents, a crackling fireplace – Characters truly does have, well … character. It was named one of the 50 most romantic restaurants in Canada, certainly not by coincidence. This is the place to come if you want an intimate, cozy, entrancing evening with someone you love in one of Edmonton’s most adored locations.

Wine Room

10525 Jasper Ave Nw, Bsmt, Edmonton, AB T5J 1Z4

Walking into The Wine Room truly is like walking into a wine cellar from the early 1900s. The roof is designed to look like the inside of a wine barrel and the woodwork is simply stunning. You’ll also notice antique iron work and classy candle-lit booths. It feels like being taken back in time in the best possible way. From the soft jazz music that fills the air to the private ambiance, this is a hidden gem worth looking for.

Wildflower Grill

10009 107 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1J1

Chic is the first word that comes to mind to describe the atmosphere at the Wildflower Grill. It has a more feminine aura than many of the other options on this list. Sleek white booths and floral-focused pieces of art give it that special appeal of a “woman’s touch,” but it is balanced with earthy wooden walls and darker-toned carpets. The ultra-contemporary all-white bar top is a personal favourite. Such a stylish place to sip cocktails!

Woodwork Restaurant

10132 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N8

If you’re looking for hip hole-in-the-wall, Woodwork is your place. Picture the kind of narrow, modest eatery you’d expect to find in New York City, but with a fresh, cutting-edge look. Minamalist stools line the bar, floating shelves display a sea of spirits, and simple clear-cut design choices give the space uncluttered charisma. This is the kind of place that makes you feel more trendy simply by being there. Give it a try!

The Marc Restaurant

9940 106th Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2N2

The Marc is twice as nice when it comes to inviting atmospheres – once for its bright, intimate indoor space and twice for its coveted patio space in the heart of downtown. The crisp white walls adorned by long horizontal mirrors make the quaint space feel much larger, and the slim, elegant lighting fixtures give it an undeniable uptown flair. The Marc does all of the important things right without any of the needless embellishments. You’ll be impressed!

While your kids may beg to differ, McDonald’s can get monotonous after awhile. Is it too much to ask for a dining option that satisfies both parent and child? Absolutely not! These Edmonton restaurants serve up delicious grown-up dishes, while also keeping the kiddos smiling. From mac and cheese to bento boxes, Edmonton has so much more to offer than another happy meal! [Image credit:]
It’s well known that businesses often disappear as quickly as they pop up. Seventy per cent of new restaurants that make it past the one-year mark close their doors before making it to five years. Many start-up businesses face similar odds. But, in Edmonton, there are the exceptions – shops and enterprises that have stood the test of time. [Image]
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