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10257 105 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1E3, Canada
+1 780-421-4100
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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St. Albert, Canada
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We set up a retirement party at this restaurant because of its central location and ability to accommodate a group of 40. They have rooms in the basement that can be reserved for large parties and helps to keep the occasion intimate. We had our own servers and chefs and no music or loud groups to talk over. They provided... More 

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Thank Patricia B
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We went with friends for dinner before 7 PM hockey game. In addition to the standard menu there was a option for a prix fixe menu offering four selections. Our reservation for five pm fit perfectly. The food was excellent - a pork belly appetizer, lamb loin and lemon meringue pie. The service was equally good. Two blocks from Rogers... More 

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Thank Jim L
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have visited this restaurant two or three times a year over the last several years.It is a pleasant environment and on every occasion the food was not just good be extremely high quality.Price is on the upper side in keeping the quality.Took a couple there for a special occasion last Friday night .Food and environment usual standard.Waitress so-so[a come... More 

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Thank CFHoskins
Edmonton, Canada
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We were celebrating a wedding anniversary, and we have a tradition of going out to a fine-dining restaurant every year on this date. Characters falls into the category of restaurants we cannot afford more than once or twice a year at dinner prices, but the food and presentation were absolutely exquisite from first (soup d'jour with apple, pork, and a... More 

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Thank Randy W
Edmonton, Canada
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

I've been to Characters few times, once with significant other and second time for a wedding reception. Food is consistently great, love the ambiance. It's a perfect place to celebrate special occasion. To top it off, they have restaurant parking space which many downtown restaurants do not. Will definitely be back!

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Thank Iryna S
Vancouver, Canada
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554 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Very good food, classic decor, professional service. The menu hits all the categories to suit all palates. There are a few odd choices. Pho? Otherwise the appetizers, fish and meat are all standards. There will be few awards handed out for innovation, but they serve good classic dishes in nice surroundings. Terrific steak tartare. Enough for a meal in itself.... More 

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Thank GVancouver
Fmm
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364 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This salad has a little of everything...artichokes, onions, lemons, pancetta and I added the fresh prawns. The 2 prawns were huge...just cooked tp perfection and the extra bonus to the salad.

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Thank FmmFoodie
Canada
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Had a business lunch here with a large group. They have a sign at the front of the restaurant stating to allow for a 2,5 hour dining experience. Instead of serving the entire table, the food came out one dish type at a time. So those who ordered the beef got their food 10 min before those who ordered the... More 

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Thank Travelchatgirl
Edmonton, Canada
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1,144 reviews
659 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 470 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We went here for dinner with friends. It was not too busy for a Saturday night. The romaine salad was tasty as was the beet salad. The beet salad was creatively prepared and presented. The entrees of lamb and sea bass were excellent. For dessert we shared the bread pudding which was generous is size and delicious. We felt that... More 

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Thank kpatters
Edmonton, Canada
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

It's tough to get consensus from eight people at a business lunch. The average was 'average'. I had duck and thought it was great. Others had an 'average' lunch. I'd go back for a business lunch or for date night.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$51 - US$51
Cuisine
Canadian, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10257 105 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1E3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton
  • Phone Number: +1 780-421-4100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?