Sightseeing in Edmonton can—and definitely should—involve a visit to the city’s city hall and its adjacent square. Whether you’re visiting in midday for a photo op or in the evening for an event, take our list of great Churchill Square restaurants with you. You can’t go wrong when you dine at any of these six stellar places.
1. Tres Carnales Taqueria
Using as many locally sourced ingredients as possible, this Churchill Square restaurant serves up tacos with the freshness of a Mexican taqueria, but at the speed of a North American fast food joint.
Tres Carnales Taqueria, 101199-100A St., 780-429-0911, trescarnales.com,
2. Hardware Grill
Located on Jasper Avenue, this elegant Churchill Square restaurant features creative Canadian cuisine (think milk-fed liver and planked salmon), an awarding winning wine list and a serene ambiance. Reservations are highly recommended.
Hardware Grill, 9698 Jasper Ave., 780-423-0969, hardwaregrill.com, map and reviews
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3. Hundred Bar & Kitchen
An upscale resto-lounge where innovative dining and seductive nightlife come together—perfect for lunch, dinner or cocktails. Centrally situated in the historic McLeod Building, this restaurant is just minutes from Churchill Square. Hundred will stimulate the sense with a creative culinary adventure of new world cuisine and their infamous Liquid Market. It’s a popular destination for after-work drinks during their ‘Social Hours’ (Monday to Friday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.), or for dancing and drinks while a live DJ spins house beats on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Hundred Bar & Kitchen, 10009-101 A Ave., 780-425-0100, website, map and reviews
4. The Creperie
This popular, award-winning Churchill Square restaurant is perfect for a romantic meal. The ambiance is intimate and cozy, and the menu offers over 20 selections of savory dinner and sweet dessert crepes.
The Creperie, 10220-103 St. NW, 780-420-6656, , map and reviews, thecreperie.com
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5. Corso 32
Traditional Italian fare designed by top chef Daniel Costa is served up in a contemporary setting at this hip restaurant near Churchill Square. Expect delicious options for both food and wine, and a charmingly eclectic décor of framed photos and mirrors.
Corso 32, 10345 Jasper Ave., 780-421-4622, corso32.com, map and reviews
6. Moriarty’s Bistro & Wine Bar
A local favourite, Moriarty’s is located just a block from Churchill Square. The restaurant promises elegant atmosphere, a divine wine list (with Prosecco by the glass!) and fantastic fare based on traditional French comfort food. Visitors may find themselves coming back a second time to this downtown gem.
Moriarty’s Bistro & Wine Bar, 10154-100 St., 780-757-2005, moriartysbistro.com, map and reviews