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The celebration of Canada’s diversity by embracing influences found in our team’s backgrounds to create fun & simple plates that showcase quality ingredients. These plates are best consumed with our playful cocktails & tasty wines. Our atmosphere is casual & we encourage food to be shared amongst the table.

Hours

Monday: Closed Tuesday: 5pm-late Wednesday: 5pm-late Thursday: 5pm-late Friday: 5pm-2am Saturday: 5pm-2am Sunday: Closed

Food served until 2AM Friday and Saturday

Save A Spot

RESERVATIONS

Please use our reservation calendar to save your spot or call 587-524-5353 & leave a message. Voice messages will be checked and returned daily between 3-5pm.

Can’t find a babysitter? We’re minors friendly till 10pm.

Rather sit at the wood? Our 20-seat bar is available for walk ins.

We do not take reservations for parties over 6 on weekends before 9pm. Customizable set menus for parties of 8 or more and private bookings are available, contact us for details!

We set aside a 2 hour dining limit. An 18% gratuity is added on parties over 7 people.

Gift certificates are available at the restaurant.

North 53 will be closed on the following dates: February 7-10th.

We are open for Valentine’s Day February 14th- limited seating available!

 

Food served until 2AM Friday and Saturday

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Up Late?

Food served until 2AM Friday and Saturday

Late Night

Served from 11pm-2am on Fridays & Saturdays.

Marinated & Griddled Mushroom 8
Poached Egg Yolk

Filipino Pork Buns 4/ea
Potato & Onion Filling

Vegetable & Crustacean Crackers 8
Marjoram Salt

Cream of Broccoli Soup 10
Garlic Croutons, Aged Cheddar

*Fried Chicken 11
Sour Cream & Onion Dip

*Oysters 22/half dozen
Depending on availability

Dessert

Sorbet 3/scoop
Flavours are always changing!

Mint Ice Cream 4/scoop
Crispy Chocolate Mousse

Comté 18 Months 12
House-made Raspberry Jam, Buttermilk Scone

Apple Tart 12
Cheddar Shortbread, Vanilla Ice Cream

Pudding Chômeur 13.5
Make it à la mode!

 

Up Late?

Cocktail menu and beer.

Classic Cocktails

Blood & Sand   13

Great King Street Glasgow Blend, Cherry Heering, Carpano Antica, Orange Juice. Thought to be named after Rudolph Valentino’s 1922 iconic film, this classic takes fruit notes and blends them together with a hint of smoke.

Hanky Panky  12

Beefeater Gin, Punt é Mes, Fernet Branca. There have been a number of great classics that have emerged from the American bar at the Savoy Hotel in London but we here at 53 just can’t get enough of this well balanced, spirit forward cocktail.

Vieux Carré  13

Bulleit Rye, Hennesay, Punt é Mes, Benedictine, Bitters. Getting its namesake from the French Quarter in New Orleans, the best description of this cocktail would be ‘sneaky’. Spirit forward but incredibly smooth, this drink can be mighty dangerous.

Widow’s Kiss  11

Pere Maglorie, Yellow Chartreuse, Benedictine, Bitters. Dating back to the late nineteenth century, this creation began when the cocktail was starting to evolve into what we know today. Pairing herbal Chartreuse and Benedictine creates quite a magic mix.

The Liberal  13

Over-Proof Whiskey, Carpano Antica, Ramazzotti, Bitters. Warm and smooth, this classic is one with little to no recognition. About as close as you can get to a Manhattan without being a Manhattan, have a couple of these and you’ll be singing its praises with Trudeau himself.

House Cocktails

Not Yet  12

Pere Maglorie Calvados, Fernet Branca, Pinot Noir Syrup, Lemon, Bitters. Tis’ the season to be merry! Pairing a beautiful apple pear brandy with grapes and Fernet Branca turns this concoction into a balanced holiday sipper. (T.G.)

Encantado  12

Encanto Pisco, Aperol, Lemon, Honey Syrup, Rose Water, Grapefruit Oil. Peruvian Moscatel brandy intermingles with the gentle bitterness of Aperol, the warmth of honey, and the brightness of lemon resulting in a refreshing floral creation. (E.Y.)

Northern Touch  12

Bacardi Superior, Linnie Aqua Vite, Yellow Chartreuse, Lime, Fenugreek Syrup, Maple Syrup. Taking cues from a traditional daiquiri, this mixture blends herbal flavours with the crispness of Bacardi Superior. And of course a little bit of Canadiana… maple syrup. (T.G)

Root Down  13

El Dorado Rum, Bacardi Superior, Pineapple, Lime, Toasted Orgeat, Beet, Salt. Our undying obsession with tiki cocktails has inspired us to create a seasonal option. Classic tropical style built with a vegetal backbone makes this a sweet & savoury indulgence for this everlasting season. (L.C.)

Tall, Dark & Salty  11

Cynar, Cocchi Turino, Bitter Truth Pimento Dram, Averna, Lemon, Salt. Using low-proof spirits as the backbone to this cocktail means you can indulge in more than one pretty easily. Good news for those that love cocktails but have a low tolerance! Be warned though, this is what you’d call a bartenders favorite: dark and bitter. (E.Y.)

Miracle on 124 St   12

Johnnie Walker Black, Amero Montenegro, Cinnamon Syrup, Bitters, Lemon Oil. Perfect for the holiday season, this riff on an old fashioned will keep you toasty on the most frigid of nights. Careful though, this cocktail carries some heat on the back-end. (T.G.)

Cape & Cowl  13

Dark Horse Rye, Crème de Cassis, Pinot Noir Syrup, Blackberry Sage Shrub, Lemon, Bitters. Bats find comfort in darkness and Bruce Wayne himself would feel right at home slipping into this sweet and savoury shroud of blackberries, pinot noir, and balsamic vinegar. KA-POW! (R.M.)

Hops Across The Border  12

Reposado Tequila. Averna Amaro, IPA, Lime, Agave Syrup, Salt. Belonging to no state in particular, this drink is as refreshing (and complex) as a self-guided motorcycle trip to Argentina. (M.H.)

Le Sang 75  12

Pere Maglorie, Lambrusco, Lemon, Spiced Syrup. A new twist on the classic French 75. This sparkling glass is filled with apple, vanilla, allspice and clove. Warm the blood with this dark red autumn Lambrusco cocktail. (S.T.)

Reconquista  14

Mezcal, Cynar, Coffee, Agave Syrup, Egg White, Bitters. Take back the long winter nights with this smoky coffee cocktail. Mezcal, cynar, and agave along with smooth sweet cold brew will leave you toasty and ready to face the wintery wonderland outside. (S.T.)

Tramonto  13

Vecchio Del Capo, Victoria Gin, Braulio Alpino, Rosemary Honey Syrup, Bitters. Honey, rosemary, and Canadian gin tease out the citric, herbaceous notes of the rich Italian liquor in this sunset-hued libation. (R.M.)

Chai Town Sour  13

Buffalo Trace, Amaretto, Port Wine, Lemon, Chai Syrup, Bitters. Our spiced version of a sour will make you ‘flip’ for classic Chicago port-based drinks and keep you wanting more. (L.C.)

Beers

Analogue 78   7
Lager – 341ml – 5%
Phillips Brewing – Victoria, B.C

Skrimshaw  7
Pilsner – 355ml – 4.4%
North Coast Brewing – Fort Bragg, California

Kona Big Wave  7
Golden Ale – 355ml – 4.4%
Kona Brewing – Kailua Kona, Hawaii

A “Little Sumpin'”   8
American Pale Wheat Ale – 355ml – 7.5%
Lagunitas Brewing
Petaluma, California

Puck The Beer   8
Petite Saison- 355ml – 4%
North Coast Brewing – Fort Bragg, California

Ugly Sweater   7
Milk Stout – 355ml – 5%
Parallel 49 – Vancouver, B.C.

Red Hook   9
Extra Special Bitter – 355ml – 5.8%
Red Hook Brewing – Seattle, Washington

Rhythm & Blues   13
Barley Wine – 341ml – 10.2%
Brouwerij de Molen – Bodegraven, Netherlands

Split Shot Espresso   10
Milk/Sweet Stout – 355ml – 5.6%
Elysian Brewing Co. – Washington

Black Butte Porter   10
American Porter – 355ml – 5.2%
Deschutes Brewery – Oregon

Old Rasputin   9
Russian Imperial Stout – 355ml – 9%
North Coast Brewing – Fort Bragg, California

Cider

Ginger Apple Cider   8
Dry Cider – 355ml – 5.5%
Lonetree – Okanagan, B.C.

Cocktails for Drivers

Smoked Cola   5
Rosemary Lemonade   5
House Egg Nog   5

Ask your server for more non-alcoholic options!

People who love to eat are the best people.

Bubbles

Jaume Serra  7/30
Cava, Spain

Lini 910  9/45
Lambrusco, Italy

Stone Boat Piano  11/50
Brut, Okanagan Valley, BC

Moet Imperial Brut  100
Champagne, France

Moet Rose  120
Champagne, France

 

Whites

Wolftrap White  9/40
White blend, South Africa

Terrazas Reserva  12/55
Chardonnay, Argentina

Kulina  13/60
Gewürztraminer, Germany

TH Wines  14/65
White blend, Summerland, BC

Saint Clair  15/70
Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

Rose

Hogwash  12/50
Grenache Rose, California

Red

Venta Las Vacas  9/40
Red Blend, Spain

Small Gully: Mr.Black’s  10/45
Shiraz, South Australia

Freakshow 12/55
Cabernet Sauvignon, California

King Estate 15/70
Pinot Noir, Lorane Valley, Oregon

 

Dessert

Warres Warrior  6
Vintage Port Wine, Portugal

Bellum  12
Monastrell, Spain

 

Our Peoples

We have a big family. We'd like you to meet them.

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Kevinowner

You can catch Kevin on most days talking and socializing with the amazing people that walk thru the doors. He’s known to bring over obscene amounts of Cognac or Fernet in Chinese teacups over to his tables, and repeating a song too many times over the sound systems. Favorite food? Any kind of noodles immersed in any kind of broth, doused with ridiculous amounts of Siracha. Biggest pet peeves are bar stools that are not aligned perfectly, and when he runs out of Cognac or Fernet to give to his patrons.

Alex

AlexGeneral Manager

Raised on the mean streets of Millwoods, Edmonton, Alex has much more experience in the service industry than her childlike blue eyes and freckles would have you believe; she thrives in the dining room and spends most of her time there smiling and laughing! When she is not here she is a full-blown cat lady. She loves insects, & telling the worst ‘dad jokes’ ever. Not so secretly covered in tattoos from all over the globe, Alex will always have a strange or awkward anecdote for you—if you don’t laugh you can bet she will.

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Rileybartender

Raised among fossils in Drumheller’s arid badlands, Riley came to Edmonton in 2007 to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree. This took him a mere six and a half years to complete. Impressive, he knows. Having realized that he is far more comfortable behind a bar than in academia, Riley comes to North 53 with a zeal for learning about spirits, flavor components, and delicious combinations thereof. Outside of this, Riley cares pretty much exclusively about whiskey, punk rock, how your day is going, and submission grappling. Despite insisting that he is both “tall and buff”, he is, sadly, neither.

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LandonBartender

Landon hails from Vancouver, British Columbia. Early on, Landon began to take control of his social surroundings by becoming a Dj to improve the atmosphere of his increasingly wild nights out. After achieving legal drinking age status, he once again decided to get paid to socialize by taking up bartending. Between mixing funky beats and crafting delicious libations for the masses, he’s content creating the party.

Tyler

TylerALL THINGS BAR

Bar Manager Tyler is a lover of cats, wiener dogs, & cocktails. When he’s not rocking Hawaiian t-shirts, you can find this guy most nights behind our wood mixing up tasty libations. He may look a little rough around the edges with the giant red beard, but in reality; he’s really just a teddy bear.  

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ElizabethBartender/Server

Elizabeth is a student of politics and lover of libations. Elizabeth tends our bar and cares pretty deeply about the folks that frequent either side of the wood. Elizabeth finds herself drawn to local design & theatre, as well as overthrowing the patriarchy. You will not only love her badass cocktails, but her awesome personality will make you love her even more. Canpai!!!

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Karlcook

Even tho Karl looks SUPER serious in this photo – he, like the rest of the kitchen, likes to party. Karl has another title attached to cook. Movie nerd. If it’s a movie, he’s probably seen it. Karl looks young, but is actually freakishly old. No he’s not that old, but he’s not as young as he looks. When he’s not cooking alongside his comrades in the kitchen, you can find him hanging out with his beloved girlfriend Lauren & their cat, Eli. One of Karl’s hobbies includes collecting sweaters with cats on them.

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JoshSous Chef

This is Josh. He loves to party. If you can pronounce his last name, Dissanayake, he will buy you dessert. Born & raised in Edmonton, kickin it since 86, cooking is his main game, and he’s here to fatten you up. Josh’s tattoos weigh more than him. Actually. Amongst his many unique tattoos, North 53’s logo is one of them. Josh is a super proud dad to his little sweet pea, Olivia. His favorite movie of all time? Cry Baby with Johnny Depp.

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Quentincook

Head-Banging to heavy metal and hitting the streets with his fixed gear bicycle, this guy knows how to party! The amount of instant Ramen he’s eaten has made him a samurai in the kitchen (not just boiling water and throwing in the noodles). Quentin also enjoys sword fights with pirates and breaking out into song.

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FilliepHead Chef

Filly, as we all call him; used to be an aspiring psychologist. That is, until bad grades forced him to reconsider. That’s when he found out that cooking was his game. We’re all kind of happy he chose to cook. Filly’s favorite color is dark green, and is super crazy about Mr.Oizo & all his stunts. Human anatomy is his hobby when he’s not in the kitchen, and he’s trying to tackle a big hike one of these days. His favorite cocktail is the Mezcal Last Word, and in his own last words – “Don’t stir my caramel. XO.”

Mitch

Mitchbartender

Mitchell moved to Edmonton in 2009 to complete a BA Anthropology degree. While he’s not crafting cups of joe, you can find him working the service bar at North! Endlessly changing his hobbies, he has dabbled in poetry, record collecting, cider making, photography, and video games. Like any good bartender he is a well-adapted alcoholic and despite a focused demeanour he loves answering questions about what he’s mixing up or recommending one of his current favs.

Hailey

Haileyshift leader/server

Raised on the wild waterslides and smelling of lake water and ice cream, Hailey represents Sylvan Lake with nothing but pride.
Her Swedish blood carries with it an appreciation for the most simple of things – those being light, tables, design in general, and most of all, people. Wanting only to feed and water the fine patrons of North 53 like they’re her flowers, she helps to keep our garden alive. Outside of our home, you can find her either throwing clay on a pottery wheel, drinking wine by her lava lamps, or stealing flowers from your very own back yard. Come and meet your newest friend, people.

Press

Best New Restaurant in Edmonton

Where Magazine
“Fun, simple plates showcasing the diversity of Canada’s food scene are perfect for sharing and pair wonderfully with their award-winning cocktail menu.”   Read more

North 53 offers thoughtful, expertly prepared menu

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