Character's Restaurant Corp
10257 105 St, AB, T5J 1E3
780-421-4100 Fax: 780-425-1550
One glance at the menu is enough to tell you that Characters is not your average eatery.
|Cuisine Type |||Fusion|
|Ambiance |||Romantic Spot, Fine Dining|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Must Reserve|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11:30AM-2PM Dinner: Tues-Sat: 5:30PM-10:30PM|
Profile Last Updated: February 19, 2008
When looking for something out of the ordinary, this posh downtown restaurant is the ultimate choice. Its beautiful dining room and gourmet menu make quite an impression, whether it’s a business dinner or romantic meal for two. Characters is located in a converted warehouse with much of its vintage charm preserved. Exposed brick walls and a large fireplace in the centre add warmth and intimacy to the space. Customers can catch all of the action, as culinary masters prepare gourmet meals in the open kitchen of the main dining room. For an intimate, secluded evening opt for one of the private dining areas.
Elegant appetizers like foie gras, beef tartar and escargot are just the start of an exquisite dining experience. Main courses are guaranteed to please even the most discriminating diner. Seasonal items are popular choices, like the pan-seared Brome Lake duck breast, hazelnut crusted rack of lamb or the lobster risotto. The dessert menu is nothing short of sensational, featuring decadent items such as the banana Kahlua and pecan bread pudding or pumpkin and spiced rum brûlée. Sweet lovers not pressed for time, may opt for the homemade coconut ice cream, made fresh from scratch for each individual order.
A number of beautiful private dining rooms are available – perfect for anniversaries, birthdays or business lunches. Characters also offers a variety of set menus at different price points as well as appetizer platters for large or small groups. To accompany any meal, the extensive wine list at Characters features an array of fine vintages from all over the world. For a truly gourmet dining experience, this restaurant has it all!
Tip: Reservations recommended, for weekends call 2-3 weeks in advance.