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10257 105 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1E3, Canada
+1 780-421-4100
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the chefs multi course meal with paired drinks. Absolutely delicious with generous drinks. Not too loud, able to have a conversation and relax with good food.

Thank Josee A
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I've been eating at Characters for 14 years now. When I first came to Edmonton this restaurant was one of the best in the city and although some places seem to go off the boil over time, Characters has maintained its position as one of the nicest places to eat in Northern Alberta. Shonn, head chef and owner, has consistently... More 

Thank Robin B
St. Albert, Canada
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 

Thank Patricia B
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 

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 8 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 

Thank CFHoskins
Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 

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 17 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!

Thank Iryna S
Vancouver, Canada
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564 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

Thank GVancouver
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390 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

Thank Ross M
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$51 - US$51
Canadian, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?