The service was impeccable and the tasting menu a real treat! Excellent evening to celebrate my husbands birthday!
Different menu options - beef was cooked to perfection. I have a much simpler palate and so some of the options were high end for me.
I would recommend a friend try the location but forewarn them the menu is atypical which I think the reputation of the restaurant is trying to build. Love the local profile of procurement of supply - that by itself warrants praise. I am tried of supporting BC beer makers when Alberta has as good and better - bravo to Butternut for finding them.
Food good , portions small for the price .
Wow -- unusual combinations and ingredients, and the flavors were delicious. Love the foraged food. Handled my allergy well as well.
My three dates all chose the halibut with different variations as they all have different food aversions/diets. The portions were appropriately sized, good accompaniments and we'll plated. One of the ladies said her halibut was overcooked. I believe her as she knows her fish. I opted for the black cod. My cod was amazing. Sorry, allow me to correct that. How the kitchen prepared my cod was amazing! The fish was moist, flavourful and served with seed dusted pomme purée, confit fennel, charred shallot, black barley. The barley was delicious and popped when bitten. The local ingredients, the local wines and spirits and the amazing local river view will bring me back.
The food was very tasty and our server, Ty, was awesome!
Anniversary dinner, met with a complimentary glass of bubbly. Incredible restaurant. Tasting menu was spectacular and wine pairings excellent. The all Canadian menu and wine list incredible. Look forward to changing menus with seasonal abundance preparations.
Really nice experience and every dish was explained well. Will definitely go back to try tasting menu with wine parings.
Our reservation was for 7:00 so the restaurant was still quite quiet which was very nice. Our server, Ty, took the extra time to ensure our experience was wonderful. Our favourites were the oysters and pine haven beef entree — would definitely recommend!
The braised Rabbit appetizer was outstanding but the halibut and the cod main meal were average. Some of the ingredients such as the seaweed truffle are very authentic and complimentary. The service was outstanding: courteous and professional
Interesting concept but wines were not to our liking. I think they should have a reserve list for those who can’t do Cdn wines.
Also do not order the Winter Vegetable dish. Basically a parsnip and chickpeas
This my second visit to The Butternut Tree and again it did not disappoint. The service is top notch, the food amazing and you can’t beat the view. The items on the menu can sound weird and maybe intimidating at first, but everything is so delicious & perfect. This is a local gem. Try it, you will not regret it.
Amazing location with great service. World class menu with a Canadian twist. Everything was really great, I highly recommend it for any occasion.
We really enjoyed our entire experience, with as an outstanding meal as the centerpiece. We would highly recommend the Butternut Tree. Well done.
Right from the moment we walked in we knew that this was going to be superb. The views, service, presentation and taste were out of this world. I love the fact that The Butternut Tree supports local and All Canadian suppliers, this makes its extra special. I highly recommend this restaurant, you won’t be disappointed
Incredible service, fantastic food. I am pretty sure I now know what heaven tastes like.
Our server was incredible in conveying the chef's passion about every part of that restaurant. Great service! The concept of highlighting true Canadian sourced cuisine is so exciting!
Great dinner! Amazing service. Lovely ambience.
Service was great and the food was delicious. We had the tasting menu and were exposed to the bulk of what the restaurant had to offer, and it was great. We celebrated a birthday and the service staff even found a candle for the desert round. Overlooking the river valley as the sun sets with people enjoying the sunshine - it was great to relax and enjoy.
Top food experience in Edmonton
We had an excellent experience at The Butternut Tree for Sunday brunch. The food was excellent, and the food/drink options were very interesting. The fact that all the ingredients are Canadian is absolutely wonderful!
We were delighted to be introduced to the chef
This was our first time at the Butternut Tree. Our overall experience was excellent from walking in the door, our amazing server and the food was fabulous! We will definitely be returning and would highly recommend this restaurant.
Service was excellent. Location was awsome. I didn’t like the choices on the menu as my go to is chicken. The friends we went with thought it was good food. My steak wasn't hot, the braised rib was tasty. Not enough food for either my husband or I. My husband had oysters and the halibut was good. Prices were steep for having such small portions.
It was a nice place but don’t think we will be back.
The overall experience was good, but I was disappointed with the lack of options that I was offered, given that I sent in my food allergy list two weeks in advance. I suppose this is due to the limited offerings that are already available on the menu. The wine menu is also very Canadian focused and goes in hand with the Canadian menu. The wine we chose was not that tasty.
I forgot that when I booked the reservation that I said it was for our anniversary but the server reminded me when she brought a couple of wine glasses on the house. Very nice touch!
Great service and food. Would of like a bit bigger portion size but that’s a small complaint and did not detract from the evening at all. Would highly recommend!
Non-vegetarian tasting menu did not disappoint. Would only have liked a bit more salt on the halibut. Will be back!
Excellent service, great view and beautifully presented food. Not more expensive than other "find dining" restaurants, but the quality of the preparation and presentation are outstanding. We have been there three times, and the food just keeps getting better. We can't wait to go back
I really enjoyed the food, which was very creatively prepared. My main was the pork, which was outstanding and delicious, and I devoured it pretty quickly. The dessert was novel and refreshing, with a nice blend of flavours and textures. I did think some of the beets in my appetizer might have been more flavourful if they had been warm rather than cold, but that's a relatively minor point. The service was very friendly and knowledgeable, and I really liked the "rustic" tableware. The view is fantastic. I have only one quibble about the latter though, and that is that below the window where I was seated is a bike path flanked by a berm with the railway tracks above it. There were some broken railway ties scattered on the berm, and in the summer, it probably fills up with weeds. I have no idea if this is possible, but those ties and that berm would offer a much nicer view to your diners if they were cleaned up, and perhaps some annuals/perennials planted in place of the weeds. When spring finally arrives and the space outside becomes green, it will be a lovely oases to dine in. I'll definitely come back.
Emily was fabulous with her attention to us and knowledge of menu.
Great Food, excellent service
Very nice restaurant decor - great view from any tables -- our server knew the menu and could explain it very well -- presentation of the food was well done - the quality of the food excellent -- we were 4 of us - we had the Elk - The Cod - the Lamb and the Pheasant -- all superb -- worth the try --
Great experience. Would recommend to others!
We visited this restaurant with some friends looking for a special meal out and we were not disappointed. Unfortunately,the kitchen was out of the lamb feature,which 2 of our party were looking forward to trying - it’s much nicer when shortages are shared immediately- but we settled for the duck, fish and pork. All dishes were prepared well and were enjoyed immensely. Since everything is sourced from Canada, the sides were variations of root vegetables and grains. For starters, we had a pungent mushroom dish and some tasty beets. Dessert was a delectable walnut cake with pumpkin ice cream. Beverages included canadian wine and craft beer as well as unique cocktails. Service was attentive and each dish was described as it was served.
Had vegetarian tasting menu - very inventive menu, including some really intriguing ingredients like pickled spruce tips and crispy Icelandic moss (yum!). Will come back again.
Ty was awesome. I liked his personal touches of humour to build rapport. He really knew the menu well.
I will start by saying the view is tremendous! Other than that, dissapointed in the all BC winelist,
the service was inexperienced and when a simple drink was ordered,they brought the wrong one ,but insisted with us (a table of 4 experienced diners) that it was correct! The food was interesting but I found it odd that there was no Alberta beef on the menu, and be aware that if you ask for fresh ground pepper , or cream for your coffee ..there is none. There are too many wonderful dining establishments out there for us to recommend this to anyone.
Great creative flavourful food. Some work on service still needed, as the entre came over half an hour after the appetizer. Lights could be lowered to enjoy the view better and provide a more cozy atmosphere for dining.
Went there for my husband's birthday and were truly thrilled at this beautiful higher end restaurant. We each picked from the tasting menu, he ordered the meat and I chose the vegetarian. Blown away by how Chef Scott incorporated flavours into each of the dishes. Loved that he's using all Canadian foods and wines. Ordered a bottle of TH Cabernet Franc on a recommendation and were not disappointed, delicious. All in all, between the view (of the Legislature and University) and the quality of food and service , Edmonton needs to embrace this restaurant.