Good Eats: Restaurants in Southwest Edmonton
Many people overlook the importance of having good restaurants in the area in which they live. Whether you go to restaurants for the convenience of not having to cook or the thrill of trying delicious new foods, Southwest Edmonton has some of the best restaurants in the area. We think that once you taste the top dishes at these places, you’ll want to go back for more.
If you’re looking for an upscale dining experience that’s perfect for date night or a special occasion, then make some reservations at Nineteen. Head Chef Andrew Fung has received honours at Edmonton’s Golden Plates competition and placed among the top six in the 2003 Swiss Culinary Cup. They offer a variety of options, from steak to seafood to Asian fusion, all served in an incredibly beautiful way.
Sicilian Pasta Kitchen South
In the mood for Italian food? You can’t go wrong with the Sicilian Pasta Kitchen. Using authentic recipes, chefs here create delectable Italian dishes that are sure to keep your belly full. In addition to some of the more traditional pasta-based dishes, you can also order large dinner salads: a great option for those who are gluten-free or trying to reduce carb intake. There’s also a nice selection of vegetarian options, which isn’t always easy to find.
Best of all, the Sicilian Pasta Kitchen can also handle large groups of people. Perhaps you’ll want to book a room for your wedding rehearsal dinner or your parents’ 50th-anniversary party.
Sometimes, you just want to get the day off to a special start. That’s sure to happen when you have brunch at Cora. Serving up a variety of omelettes, french toast, sweet and savoury crepes, and fruit bowls, the choices are so plentiful that it can be hard to pick a favourite. The restaurant is also kid-friendly – with foods that kids will eat – so be sure to bring the whole family.
Brown’s Social House
This upscale chain restaurant is a local favourite with a great atmosphere. It’s perfect for almost any situation, but it’s an especially nice place for after-work drinks and snacks. They offer beer, wine, and mixed drinks. Once you’ve ordered your drink, you can start with some delicious appetizers, like loaded nachos or even sushi. With main dishes that include things like pizza, burgers, steaks, and bowls, you can’t go wrong here.
The Keg Steakhouse is another great choice for date night. The decor is warm and inviting, with a fireplace setting the tone for your meal. We think you’ll love some of the restaurant’s classic meals, such as filet mignon and prime rib. They also have more casual meals like burgers and salads. Can’t get away from the kids? The Keg’s kids’ menu can keep the kids happy while letting you have the kind of meal you really want. It’s far better than fast food.
Ready for something a little different? The food at Sushi Shop is both beautiful and delicious. Their master sushi chefs strive to create food that’s a work of art. You can try a variety of different types of sushi, including maki rolls and sashimi, but their menu goes far beyond the traditional sushi. They also offer unique twists like sushi pizza and burgers. You can also get a warm and comforting bowl of ramen or a healthy poke bowl.
Red Robin is a popular family restaurant with locations throughout Edmonton, but there’s one right in the Windermere area. It’s a great choice when you want something filling and affordable. Be sure to take advantage of their “bottomless” options. You can get free refills on things like steak fries, drinks, sweet potato fries, steamed broccoli, and kids mac and cheese. With their loyalty card, you can even build up some other free benefits for yourself.
Whether you’re interested in the healthy vegetarian fare or just want to fill up on naan, Curry Corner is an excellent choice. Start with some samosas, then maybe order a few different entrees to share with the others in your group. Curry Corner also offers take-out options, so you can just order ahead and pick it up without having to wait.
From your favourite stand-bys to exotic flavours, the restaurants in Southwest Edmonton sure do deliver. It might be time to increase the “dining out” portion of your budget so that you have the opportunity to try everything. Best of all, there are always new restaurants opening up. Always keep an eye out for some fresh new eats to try.
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