Great Spots to Get Work Done
You can’t accomplish much on an empty stomach! Grab a table at one of these intimate restaurants, where the quiet atmosphere allows you to focus and there’s enough room to spread out.
11244-104 Ave. | 780-757-2426
The cozy, relaxed atmosphere makes this a great place to grab a single table and treat yourself to hand-rolled pasta. Nibble at fresh Formaggi or a plate of house-cured Salumi while you finish that report!
10542 Jasper Ave. | 780-757-6758
Tuck up to the bar, turn on your tablet, and unwind at this amiable spot to get stuff done. Their lunch options — with three choices of soup and tasty sandwiches on warm ciabatta buns — will motivate you to power through your prep work before an afternoon meeting.
10200-102 Ave. | 780-990-0188
At this sleek, urban lounge, you can enjoy some delicious Asian-fusion cuisine, perhaps while you work on fusion projects of your own. The spicy Ginger Chicken Bowl or Mediterranean Pork Belly will keep you content even if you’re suffering under a pile of spreadsheets.
Where to Meet a Client
The atmosphere and meals at these restaurants will impress your clients and make for a memorable and productive meeting.
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald 10065-100 St. | 780-424-5181
Ever a charming spot since it opened in 1915, the Confederation Lounge offers impressive décor and food. Enjoy premium cocktails and Alberta classics, such as the Bacon Wrapped Wild Game Meatloaf with thyme whipped potatoes and black currant jus.
9698 Jasper Ave. | 780-423-0969
You’ll be sure to make a good impression with the remarkable atmosphere at Hardware Grill. The contemporary and whimsical prairie flavours, which shine in dishes such as the Applewood Smoked Salmon with truffle-potato perogies and a grainy mustard-cream sauce, are a delight for anyone who enjoys a traditional, delicious meal.
9940-106 St. | 780-429-2828
The casual setting and relaxed dress code at this fine-dining restaurant will make clients feel incredibly comfortable. And when they enjoy their Duck Breast expertly prepared with grilled scallion, smoked fennel, and parsnip purée or the Confit Lamb Shoulder with heirloom carrots, turnips, and pearl onions, you know they’ll be pleased enough to seal any deal.
Table for One? No Problem!
Though you feel comfortable travelling alone, it can still feel awkward eating alone. These exceptional restaurants have great seating for lone diners, and they offer food so delicious, you’ll be raving about your life-changing meal to family and friends later!
Tres Carnales Taqueria
10119-100A St. | 780-429-0911
As they serve some of the most popular tacos in town, it can be quite a wait for a table at this hot spot. But if you come alone, you can sneak a chair at the end of a long table and be quickly on your way to chowing down on appetizing Carnitas Tacos and house-made Guac with a cold cerveza.
The Burger’s Priest
10148-109 St. | 780-760-0777
This classic cheeseburger joint offers heavenly meals of burgers and fries. Challenge yourself to eat the Vatican City — a double cheeseburger between two grilled cheese buns — and you won’t have to feel so sinful because only you and your server will know how many calories were consumed.
10522-124 St. | 780-485-6125
At this casual and hip diner, you can tuck right up to the long bar and sample any of the mouth-watering items the menu has on offer. Though it changes with the season, the unique flavours and artisan ingredients — imagine smoky maple syrup — will have you dreaming about your meal for days.
These restaurants offer not only fantastic food and service, but also private rooms that will allow you to get down to business without interruption from fellow guests.
Creations Dining Room & Lounge
4235 Gateway Blvd.
Madison’s Grill & Vintage Room
10053 Jasper Ave.
Vons Steak House and Oyster Bar
10612 Whyte Ave.
5 Spots to Watch the Game
Whether you need to cheer on your team, catch the hard hits at a UFC match, or witness that unbelievable pass, these spots are guaranteed to have that can’t-miss game on at least one screen.
1. Fionn MacCool’s
Edmonton City Centre | 10200-102 Ave. | 780-435-6796
2. 1ST RND
West Edmonton Mall | 8882-170 St. | 780-487-4600
3. Central Social Hall
10909 Jasper Ave. | 780-705-1900
4. Kelly’s Pub
10156-104 St. | 780-451-8825
5. Schanks Sports Grill
9927-178 St. | 780-444-2125