The 10 Best Restaurants In Edmonton, Alberta

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James Norman

While Alberta, a province in Western Canada, is known for its beautiful landscape of mountains and prairies, it boasts more than just breathtaking scenery. Find culinary gems that span from Edmonton to Calgary, and from Banff to Lake Louise. Here’s 10 of the best restaurants in Alberta.

1. Tekarra Restaurant

Restaurant, Canadian, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Since its opening in 1952, Tekarra has been repeatedly labelled as one of the best culinary destinations in Alberta. Chef David George Husreau never fails to deliver with his creative combinations and world class cuisine. The décor is simple with traditional Rockies wood and a cosy atmosphere, which suits the beautiful setting upon which the restaurant itself is located, pine trees, free-roaming elk and deer all make for a picturesque dining experience inside the Jasper National Park.

Nourish Bistro

Nourish, a vegetarian bistro and teahouse in Banff, offers tapas-style dishes (small plates meant to be shared) with the idea that guests should taste a little bit of everything, sweet and savoury. With a philosophy aimed to ‘nourish the mind, soul and body’ of visitors, this eclectic restaurant serves fresh, healthy, and high-quality cuisine, with vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian options in an ultra-modern and sleek atmosphere. All ingredients are hand-picked, and dishes made to order with options like yams, olives, pizza, gnocchi, curry, noodles and pastries.

Nourish Bistro, 211 Bear Street, Banff, Alberta, Canada, +1 403 760 3933

2. Boulevard Restaurant and Lounge

Restaurant, American, Canadian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Make your way to Boulevard, where award-winning and internationally renowned chef Emmanuel David (who once cooked for Queen Elizabeth II) shows off his culinary talent. With a wide-ranging array of menu options available, find anything from pasta and sandwiches to seafood and noodles. Here, the dessert is favoured, coconut-lime cream tart and the bacon sundae are crowd-favourites and are not to be missed. Take advantage of the swanky cocktail lounge, dine in style in the upscale dining room, take part in Prime Rib Night (Saturdays) or indulge in the Las Vegas-style brunch served on Sundays.

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