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10257 105 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1E3, Canada
+1 780-421-4100
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Canadian, International, European, Gluten Free Options
10257 105 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1E3, Canada
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

It has been years since I have been to Characters for dinner but we finally returned recently to celebrate a special occasion. Food was excellent - my grilled octopus starter was divine - probably the best I have ever had....the Arctic char was a tad...More

Thank skychaserCalgary
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I really enjoyed myself here...some of the food is a little out there; but, I like the mood and setting and all that good stuff.

Thank Darryl L
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Just attended an outstanding event at this restaurant and have to commend the chefs and serving staff as well as the bartenders for providing a memorable experience. Every dish was tasty and above standard and service exceptional. Be sure to make a reservation as it's...More

Thank GuyoftheGlobe
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Went with a group of 8. There is off-street parking and it is close to LRT (Transit). We ordered a variety of dishes - all beautifully presented and delicious. The service was great. The vegetarian ravioli with butternut squash was a work of art! -...More

Thank KhalidA697
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here much and I don't know why. The food is great, the device exceptional and the atmosphere lovely. We sat out on the large patio which was a treat.

Thank floodnik
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Edmonton's Characters restaurant has it all - free parking, a great atmosphere, attentive staff who'll answer your culinary questions, fine food, an extensive wine list with a range of seating options. For a romantic evening, their side booths are a good choice, better yet a...More

Thank OutdoorsmanEdmonton
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

My review might be unfair as I went in with high expectations. We had the chefs table and had a good view of the busy kitchen on a friday night. Unfortunately saw too much of one of the chefs though and he would often bend...More

Thank Alisha K
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. I was disappointed by what the manager was wearing. It was inappropriate for the restaurant atmosphere. Really? Tight track pants (leggings) and a loose "shirt". Wear what the servers are or something similar. How ridiculous to have a classy...More

2  Thank dish407
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I've been to Characters more than a dozen times in the past few years and the food is always fantastic, the environment is wonderful and there is free parking - downtown! Today I had the Schnitzel which is Vienna style (not breaded). I love breaded...More

Thank trevamy
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Characters may be slipping. For a Friday night there were more staff than patrons (virtually empty), yet service was less than expected, a second order of bannock bread was apparently stressful and time consuming to complete. It was explained that there was a private group...More

Thank Carey M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 38
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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Restaurants come and go. The good ones last for years. Characters Fine Dining has been at the heart of Edmonton's downtown restaurant scene for over 15 years.The seasonal menu allows not only for the freshest produce to be served but also for owner, Chef Shonn to take the diners' experience to the next level by exposing their taste buds to contemporary dishes inspired by his extensive training in European, Asian and continental Canadian Cuisine. Located in a restored warehouse on 105th street, the simple elegance of the dining room is resonated by the copper finishing, brick walls and wood beams.
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