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The Free Press Bistro

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Downtown
American, Canadian
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80-10014 104 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0Z1, Canada
+1 780-497-7784
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
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Tucson, United States
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240 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Located in Downtown Edmonton in the Holiday Inn Express. Limited menu specializing in panini style sandwiches. Tried the local Big Rock Grasshopper Beer, which was OK but too bitter for my taste. Had the Kubla Khan panini (Mongolian beef, carrots, Hoisin chile sauce and mozzarella) with chips. Was tasty with good heat. Amaretto cappuccino gelato for dessert. Service and food... More 

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Thank Wesley C
Ontario, Canada
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309 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Staying at the attached Holiday Inn Express, I didn't want to go outside to catch some supper. Wandered down the hall to the Free Press Bistro which was very quiet. As a vegan, I was able to find a vegetable panini which was quite good. They had a nice wine selection and the prices were reasonable. Nothing fancy. Most impressive... More 

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DeBary, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We had a Cuban pressed sandwich, fries poutine style( cheese curds tooled with ketchup and gravy). We ended up ordering this food and they delivered it split for the two of us... Kudos to them! Excellent sandwich with average poutine. Server was prompt, polite and pleasant. Food arrived quickly and was served hot and fresh. Meal was $18.50 Ca. Average... More 

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Thank rvguy03
Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Great atmosphere with amazing food. The half sandwich and soup combo is pretty much all I order nowadays. Big sandwiches, tasty soup, WiFi and fast service. There's something on the menu for everyone and all of it is tasty

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Thank Inventor121
Spruce Grove, Canada
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132 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is a great place and can be easily overlooked since it is right beside the Red Arrow bus stop and you would think it is part of that operation and of low quality. Well that is just wrong since it is an entirely different restaurant, just located in the same building two doors down from the bus stop. They... More 

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Thank HappycampersCanada
Edmonton, Canada
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

This was our second visit to The Free Press Bistro and we enjoyed this visit even more than first time around. The menu at the Free Press Bistro has been revised since our last visit in February with the addition of several new and delightful sounding entrées. My dining companion ordered the beet salad topped with a sliced roasted chicken... More 

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Thank Robert S
Canada
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110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Decent little bistro south of Jasper Ave, right beside he Red Arrow bus depot. It's been around for a decade at least, glad I finally made it in. We went for lunch - all the panni sandwich/burger items were $13.95. Had the ham & cheese with Russian potato salad (extra); guest had the half sandwich/soup special, both very nice. Add... More 

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Thank GoinThere2
Edmonton, Canada
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We've been meaning to try the Free Press Bistro for the some time now, but haven't done so until a recent Friday evening. The menu here is comprised mostly of panini style grilled sandwiches and burgers accompanied by the usual suspects such as french fries, kettle style potato chips, or side salad. There's also a few pasta selections, and based... More 

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1 Thank Robert S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Great place to unwind and relax. Sandwiches are delicious and green tea hits the spot. The staff are also very friendly and the restaurant has a nice hipster vibe to it

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Thank Bentley4286
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Tried this restaurant twice in the last few weeks. Same thoughts on both trips. Soup is OK, but average at best. Sandwiches are good, but we found nothing better than a few of the other Sandwich shops, and to be honest, less fillings than most. The biggest downfall is the price. Even with the side, $14 for a half filled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80-10014 104 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0Z1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 780-497-7784

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