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Culina Millcreek

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Strathcona
French, Bistro
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9914 89 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2S5, Canada
Edmonton Transit stop 20m away on 99st just east of the restaurant.
+1 780-437-5588
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Barely visible behind the trees of Old Strathcona stands Culina Millcreek...
Barely visible behind the trees of Old Strathcona stands Culina Millcreek - the flagship of the Culina Family of Restaurants. Conceived in 2004 by Chef Brad Lazarenko as a friendly neighbourhood bistro, Culina proudly serves ethnic-inspired comfort food from local sources in an intimate, bohemian atmosphere.
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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent After Fringe Decision

After a play last night at the Fringe, four of us decided to walk over to Culina and managed to nab a table on the patio. Our server suggested a fabulous wine. We shared quite a few dishes and those that I was able to partake in were outstanding. We enjoyed ourselves for hours and continued to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
QueenofDesign
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Edmonton, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Sherwood Park, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

SO DISAPPOINTING!!!!! Food was horribly bland & poorly presented on the plate. We are not picky eaters but will never come back. With only 5 appetizers and 3 entrees to chose from you would think each are spectacular....not so. We had two appetizers...Pommes Frites and Mushroom Toast. Simply awful! We then shared the Charcuterie Board....Even greater disappointment. We were never... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

After a play last night at the Fringe, four of us decided to walk over to Culina and managed to nab a table on the patio. Our server suggested a fabulous wine. We shared quite a few dishes and those that I was able to partake in were outstanding. We enjoyed ourselves for hours and continued to receive just the... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My two friends and I were delighted with the menu choices, food and service at Culina Millcreek! One of my companions struck up an animated conversation with our server, who gave the impression of being ever so pleased to chat with us and to make sure we enjoyed the best dinner dishes and the best time possible. The arctic char... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Four of us went for dinner to celebrate a birthday. The food does not live up to all the hype in the reviews- it is just average. The selections are rather limited: just 3 entrees to choose from, and the menu changes daily, so no way to know what is on offer. And it is not inexpensive. So, what's good?... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We made the required reservations on short notice, and we arrived a bit early at the restaurants' suggestion to nab a table on their small, but blessedly shaded, patio. They have a seasonal menu system that changes often, so don't rely on the current menu posted on the website. Call ahead for dietary accommodations or restrictions, as their meals are... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went here for brunch on a Sunday and sat on the patio. The food was great! We started off with the cornbread which was a bit different than you'd expect. It was on the sweeter side with lemon and Saskatoon berries but overall really good. The bacon and eggs was also not what I expected but it was enjoyable.... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

it has been years since i had been to culina, i must have had better food and company because this experience was great! pasta was delicious, meal was very enjoyable, a nice wine to go with dinner....very enjoyable!

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Cute little spot for breakfast! I understand why my parents go so often. Everything on the menu looks so good. We had the apple fritters, and the cheddar scrambled eggs. We were both very happy and will definitely be returning! I highly recommend this place for breakfast. It is a nice change from just going to Cora's or another chain.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Good service, very large portioned dinner salad with TONS of goodies (mushrooms, chickpeas, goat cheese, dried cherries, pumpkin seeds) that has actually too much cheese in my opinion but is still very tasty, decent wine list if ordering by the bottle- glass options change daily. I'd go back! Parking is easy to find right beside the building.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I first tried this place out with a friend for brunch. It was small inside, but a cute place for a brunch date. The food was far beyond my expectations. My friend is vegan and it's often hard to find places that have good selection for vegan friendly options. She had the tofu scramble, and I got their take on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9914 89 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2S5, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Edmonton Transit stop 20m away on 99st just east of the restaurant.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton>  > Strathcona
  • Neighborhood: Strathcona
  • Phone Number: +1 780-437-5588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Barely visible behind the trees of Old Strathcona stands Culina Millcreek - the flagship of the Culina Family of Restaurants. Conceived in 2004 by Chef Brad Lazarenko as a friendly neighbourhood bistro, Culina proudly serves ethnic-inspired comfort food from local sources in an intimate, bohemian atmosphere.
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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?