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Where to Go When You Just Got Paid

Looking for a special dining experience? Reserve a table at one of these restaurants


First off, don’t skip the cocktails at Woodwork because they’ll impress you as much as the food. But let’s get to the point which is ordering the steak tartare, caramelized brussels sprouts and roast chicken entrée if you’re undecided. Such great food draws big crowds so make a reservation especially on a Friday or Saturday night. 10132 100 Street

Bistro Praha

Bistro Praha is a firm Downtown favourite, offering a variety of European dishes from beef goulash to Hungarian sausages, but the Wiener schnitzel is what everyone raves about. The recipe for the pan-fried breaded culet strictly follows a traditional recipe that the owner closely guards. 10117 102 Street

Bodega Tapas & Wine Bar by Sabor

Bodega Tapas & Wine Bar by Sabor serves up some solid flavour-packed small plates. Tapas are the best ways to enjoy a little bit of everything on the menu without the gluttony feeling. They also carry Sabor’s most popular dishes such as the lobster risotto and seafood paella in case you can’t get a spot there. 10220 103 Street

The Creperie

The Creperie checks all the boxes if you’re looking for a romantic place to dine. It has lots of hidden nooks where you’ll go unnoticed and old-school charm and the French-inspired menu will impress. 10220 103 Street

Sofra Turkish Restaurant & Wine Cellar

Tucked away in the warehouse district, you’ll find Turkish restaurant Sofra Turkish Restaurant & Wine Cellar. Mediterranean mezes, grilled fish, killer kebabs and garlicky humous are flavourful and gigantic in portion size. Everything here is pleasing to the eyes, just take in the parade of colourful plates of food coming out of the kitchen, and don’t be shy about taking your leftovers home. 10345 106 Street

Continental Treat Fine Bistro Gluten Free

Since 1982, Continental Treat Fine Bistro Gluten Free has won the hearts of Edmontonians with their ability to produce top notch hospitality and service. Continental serves gluten-free European dishes, such as schnitzel, chicken stroganoff and their famous dill pickle soup. 9698 Jasper Avenue

La Ronde

La Ronde is famous for its incredible bird’s eye view of the river valley and Downtown Edmonton’s ever-changing skyline. It’s located on the 24th floor of the Chateau Lacombe Hotel and revolving once every 88 minutes. The seasonal menu that is ever-changing is sure to impress you and your dinner date. Our favourite picks are the grilled Alberta bison entrée and duck breast. 10111 Bellamy Hill Road


Got a craving for good old Southern style comfort-food? Check out the all-day menu at Downtown’s newest addition Envie. They are open for breakfast and lunch, but it’s their heartier dishes that you’ll be raging about, such as  BBQ ribs, two kinds of jambalaya and fried chicken and waffles. 10009 107 Street