Even if you’re absolutely going to eat that thing you ordered, does a part of you feel a little sorry for
the ultimate demise of the Instagrammable dish before you? If so, you’re in the right place. Some of our local spots really do go all out to blend dining with the arts and elevate the experience with drool-worthy presentation, no matter the dish. Even when the restaurant menus change, get ready to make your followers jealous.
1. Ampersand 27
Date night on Whyte Avenue is complete with colourful foods and cocktails to pair. Pictured: 14-day dry-aged marinated pork tomahawk. 10612–82 Ave. | 780-757-2727 | ampersand27.com
Part brewery, part restaurant, all-the-way creative with dishes built for sharing. Pictured: Smashed cucumber salad. 9570–76 Ave. | 587-525-8589 | biera.ca
Seasonal menus with fresh local ingredients, always on a pretty plate fit for the river valley view. Pictured: Alberta bison on a bed of cauliflower-bison fat purée. 9707–110 St. #100 | 780-760-2271 | thebutternuttree.ca
Monthly flavours for the macaron gâteau mean ongoing new twists and designs on a French classic. Pictured: Provence Macaron Gâteau, filled with lavender buttercream, lemon blueberry whipped ganache, and blueberry compote. 10718–124 St. | duchessbakeshop.com
5. Harvest Room
Special occasions in the historical castle can even be for the joy of dining. Pictured: Alberta beef tenderloin. 10065–100 St. | 780-429-6424 | fairmont.com/macdonald-edmonton
Simple sashimi, sushi, and bento dishes with locally sourced ingredients. Pictured: Ochazuke (tea-marinated rice) with salmon. 200 Festival Ln. #125, Sherwood Park | 780-570-5858 | kobachi.ca
6. Tokiwa Ramen
Snap a pic before the owner reminds you to just enjoy his famous daily-limited traditional soups.
Pictured: Goma Goma ramen with nikumiso (chopped pork) and chili oil drizzle. 11978–104 Ave. | 780-761-1400 | tokiwaramen.ca