Edmonton's Best Restaurants 2012

The first annual list of the city's best places to dine.

Model photographed by Curtis Trent. Makeup and hair by Nicola Gavins. Dress from Bamboo Ballroom.

Loosen your belts as Avenue takes you inside the best places to dine.

To determine the city’s best restaurants in 10 categories we, the editors, teamed up with three experts: chef Gail Hall, who also hunted down and wrote our 25 Best Things to EatTwyla Campbell, restaurant reviewer for CBC Radio One’s Edmonton AM; and Jennifer Cockrall-King, author of Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution.

Together we lobbied, debated, tasted, re-tasted, judged (first the food, then each other) and then debated some more. We believe the result is a comprehensive and fair representation of the most exciting restaurants in the city. Click the following categories to find out the top three restaurants in each title.


Best Overall Best New
Best Business Lunch Best Brunch
Best Cafe Best Drinks (Spirits, Wine and Beer)
Best Desserts Best Steak
Best Service Worth the Drive


Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

The Pour: The Daisy

While the name has fallen out of fashion, you've likely sampled a version of this classic cocktail category.

Chef Eric Hanson Wins Gold at 2016 Gold Medal Plates

5 Lamb Dishes That'll Take You Around The World

From shanks to stew, these lamb dishes will transport your tastebuds.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Edmonton Restaurants >

Search for restaurants by cuisine or area of the city.

Find Avenue Edmonton >

Our 500 store listings cover fashion, home decor, sports, food and drink, and more.

Find an Event >

Wondering what to do tonight, tomorrow or next week? This calendar of events will help.