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“So sad to report...” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Redstone Grill and Wine Bar

Redstone Grill and Wine Bar
107 - 5018 45th Street, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1K9, Canada
(403) 342-4980
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Ranked #41 of 240 Restaurants in Red Deer
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 45 St.
Red Deer, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“So sad to report...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Living in Red Deer there has always been plenty of choice for a decent meal, however, there has always been no choice for a restarant that is above the cookie cutters, one that has an inventive chef who can produce tasty, jaw dropping food. A restaurant with great service to match the menu and a place that has the ambiance to ensure a romantic meal.

That was until Redstone came to Red Deer. It opened amongst great fanfare. People were finally happy that there was somewhere to go that you could dress up for. That had standards to match the price. We went after hearing about it from friends and were very pleased. The service was impeccable, unrushed, informative and unobstrusive. The food was out of this world, the wine choice was vast and perfectly chilled. It was an expensive night but well worth it. We told everyone to go......and we returned over and over.

However, We had not been for about a year when we returned a week ago. The place was empty which I felt was odd. In the past you would have to book weeks in advance to get a table on a Saturday night. We were greeted by two young women that did not look professional and did not seem to know what to do. We were shown to our table and our waiter soon arrived. The young man, whom while very pleasant, had a very strong body odour which was very off putting. We almost left there and then.......I wish we had.
We ordered our favorite, the Mussels. They came and over five of mine were full of sand. I became fed up after a bit and stopped eating them. My husband didn't care as much and ate them all.
My husband ordered the lamb, I ordered the ribs. The ribs were very dry despite being covered in sauce. They were in edible. The best part was the broccoli and I could have done that at home.The lamb was ok but not the best, they serve much better lamb for half the price at Its All Greek To Me. Over all we were very disappointed.

Not only was the food not up to par but the wine list is now smaller and did not have our favourite wine. So I stuck to cocktails. The decor is very tired and the staff are not of the same calibre. One young man came to give us something to whet our appetite and we could not understand a single thing he said!

No one made an effort in their attire, I felt like I was sitting in Wendys.
If you are going to pay $38 for an entree and your bill is going to be over $100 you expect the surroundings to match. Redstone no longer meets the criteria for an upscale restaurant. They need to either update.....better staff, wine list, dress code. OR.....drop the prices to reflect the surroundings. I would not pay $30 for a salad at Wendys...why should I at Redstone?

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Alberta, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Fantastic Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We enjoyed a delicious meal for our anniversary. The mussels cooked with leeks and capers was an incredible tasty appetizer. There's enough mussels there for three people! The broth and tasty bits in the bottom are plate-licking good. It would be a perfect lunch choice.
My almond and lime crusted halibut served with risotto was perfectly cooked and presented. My husband's order of ribs was delicious too. We had one drink each and the bill was $113. It was one of the best tasting meals that we've had in quite awhile.
Our server was friendly and efficient. It was fairly busy for a warm Thursday evening.
As others have said, it could use some decorating tips, but the high quality of food was apparent.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This restaurant was a great find in Red Deer. The food and atmosphere are great. Our server Mo was very attentive and we had excellent service.

The restaurant is a little tired looking and could use a fresh coat of paint on the inside but don't let it deter you from going in and giving it a chance.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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South Florida, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“good food and nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The food and the service was very good. The restaurant is comfortable, clean and well appointed, There were 4 of us and we each ordered somthing different. We were all very happy with the food. We would definitely go again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Red Deer, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“On the Skids”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We have eaten here many times over the last 5 years. Our earlier experiences were good with an excellent; even innovative menu and friendly attentive service. Over the last year it has deteriorated to the extent that I probably will not return. The premises have become dowdy, the service is at best inconsistent. Worst of all the standard of the food preparation has plummeted. It does not take a culinary star to braise a lamb - but as an earlier reviewer mentioned the shank was dry and tough. Other dishes were similarly unattractive

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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