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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: 4pm-late Wednesday: 4pm-late Thursday: 4pm-late Friday: 4pm-2am Saturday: 5pm-2am Sunday: 11am-3pm

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 8 on weekends. 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: October 12 Happy Hour

 

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.

Fried Chicken 11
Slightly spiced, always delicious! Served with sour cream & onion dip

Fresh Baked Soft Pretzels 4/ea
Served warm with house made beer mustard

Tuna Tataki 16
Wonton chips, bokchoy, pickled carrots & daikon, juniper aioli, spiked with ponzu gel

Potato Salad 10
Mustard, dill, fennel, sherry vinaigrette. Topped with a devilled egg and bacon crumb

Gyoza 6
Everyone loves these little guys! Ours are house made with pork, beef, carrots, fennel and served with an orange sesame soy dip

Dessert

Peach Dream  13.5
Peaches and cream cheese baked in phyllo pastry, topped with toasted almonds and vanilla ice cream

Flourless Chocolate Tort 8
All chocolate and no flour, all the time! Served with blackberry frozen yogurt, mint berry gremolata and chocolate ganache

Pudding Chômeur à la mode 13.5
A classic Québécois dessert, just like grand-mère used to make

Sorbet & Ice Cream 3/scoop
Flavours are always changing! Ask your server what we’ve whipped up today!

 

Up Late?

Cocktail menu and beer.

Classic Cocktails

Martinez   13

Beefeater Gin, Punt é Mes, Luxardo Maraschino, Bitters. Closely related to the modern martini, this classic emerged in the late 1860’s as importing vermouth from Italy began to transform the way barkeeps compiled flavour profiles. A simple combination of sweet and refreshing, yet complex and inviting.

Scofflaw  12

Bulleit Rye, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Fresh Lemon Juice, House Grenadine. Named for the cavalier imbibers of the prohibition era, this tart sweet Rye whiskey cocktail first debuted in 1924 at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. Sip, enjoy, repeat.

Sidecar  13

Hennessy VS, Cointreau, Fresh Lemon Juice. Invented near the end of World War One in Paris and named after the motorcycle attachment of a storied Colonel. This tart, sharp, and dry cocktail will serve as a quiet companion through the night.

Daiquiri  12

Havana Club Anejo Blanco, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup. Known to many as only a Cold War foe of the United States, Cuba has much more to add to the history of cocktail aficionados, including one of our favourite modern era libations: The Daiquiri. Thought to be originally created by Jennings Cox, this fresh mixture was actually rationed to English Navy Soldiers prior to that in 1740 from Admiral Edward “Old Grog” Vernon.

Bloody Mary  12

Ketel One, Tomato Juice, Salt, Spices. Whether you prefer savoury to sweet or just came in profoundly hung over, fear not: we’ve got you covered with our robust early 1920’s classic. Mott’s is only for applesauce, anyway.

House Cocktails

Strawberry Sloe Gin Fizz  15

Beefeater Gin, Hayman’s Sloe Gin, Heavy Cream, Simple Syrup, Strawberry Syrup, Fresh Lime Juice, Fresh Lemon Juice, Orange Blossom Water, Egg White, Soda Water. A playful homage to Henry C. Ramos’ original recipe conceived at his Imperial Cabinet Saloon in New Orleans 1888, the aeration and emulsification of these combined ingredients allow the botanicals of the gin to shine through, while still remaining an easy drinking and refreshing beverage. (D. M.)

Bad, Bad Man  12

Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Cynar, Campari, Punt é Mes, Cold brew Coffee, Laphroaig Quarter Cask. A deep, dark, bitter, smoky, bright, and somewhat unforgiving libation. This is a nod to the mythologized murder of William “Billy” Lyons, by the hand of “Stagger” Lee Shelton in the Billy Curtis Saloon on Christmas Eve, 1895. (D. M.)

Zen Garden  14

Don Julio Blanco, Aperol, Fresh Lemon Juice, Strawberry Syrup, Wasabi. Marrying the rich cocktail cultures of Japan and Mexico, this refreshing sipper delivers a bright and floral introduction. Watch out though, the heat of added wasabi will catch up with you eventually. (T.G.)

Renegade of Funk  12

Leblon Cachaça, Luxardo Maraschino, Fresh Lime Juice, Fenugreek Syrup. A close relative to the Brazilian national drink: the Caipirinha. The contrasting funk of maraschino cherries and vegetal maple notes of the fenugreek balance this mixture into a surprisingly savoury quencher. (T. G.)

It’s Lit Fam  11

El Dorado 15yr, Fresh Lemon Juice, Rosemary Grapefruit Syrup, Bitters, Flame. Tiki inspired and often desired. Fresh lemon, notes of grapefruit and rosemary round out this fiery rum treat. (S. T.)

Fino Daze   12

Alvear Fino, Ketel One, St. Germaine, Fresh Lemon Juice, Thyme, Bitters. Dry Fino sherry plays with fresh lemon, sweet elderflower, and herbaceous thyme. Let this bright summer sipper take you a time when the livin’ was a little bit easier. (S. T.)

Fresh in the Afternoon  12

Victoria Gin, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Fresh Lemon Juice, Grapefruit Rosemary Syrup, Absinthe, Bubbly. This heady champagne cocktail will delight the senses as grapefruit and lemon balance out sweet syrup and a careless whisper of absinthe. A few of these and you’ll feel right as rain. (S. T.)

Sacré Bleubeard  13

Pere Magloire, Gosling’s Blackstrap Rum, Dolin Rouge. Spirit-forward, elegant, and clean, this riff on a Manhattan was inspired by flavours of Normandy and the Caribbean. Yarrr! (T. P.)

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.)

Friendly Stranger  13

Encanto Pisco, Apricot Liquor, Toasted Orgeat, Fresh Lemon Juice, Cardamom. Scene: You’re sitting on a rock, in a meadow, in a valley, in Peru. This is what you’re drinking. Apricot and almond compliment delicate floral notes, because you’re the kind of person who brings a stemmed glass backpacking. (T. P.)

Dispear in Shrubourbia #2 12

Bulleit Bourbon, Vanilla Pear Balsamic Shrub, Fresh Lemon Juice, Sugar. Refreshing and sweet, yet savoury, this drink will stave off the existential crisis brought on by the 9 to 5 life and test your tolerance of puns. (The Squad)

Rite of Spring 12

Eau Claire Equinox, Amaro Montenegro, Aperol, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Fresh Lime Juice. Kiss the frigid air and long, dark nights goodbye – luscious amaro, fresh grapefruit, and a prickly pear cactus spirit from Alberta’s own badlands serve an irresistible way to embrace the changing season. (R. M.)

Witches Fizz 13

Beefeater Gin, Strega, Yellow Chartreuse, Fresh Lemon Juice, Rosemary Honey Syrup, Egg White. This is a fresh, herbaceous ode to our late co-worker and creator, Brendan Brewster. A mentor to many and a friend to more, he will be sorely missed. Thank you for sharing with us the wealth and scope of your knowledge, your hospitality; things so rarely imparted, are never forgotten. (B.B.)

Smoke & Oak Fashioned 15

Oaken Gin, Smoked Maple Syrup, Orange Oil, Bitters. The drink. The legend. The Smoke & Oak. This take on a classic old fashioned seems to keep our regulars happy, and that makes us happy! (B. B.)

Beers

Red Racer Radler   7
Fruit Beer – 473ml – 3.5%
Central City Brewing Co. – Surrey, B.C

Craft Lager  6
Lager – 355ml – 5%
Parallel 49 Brewing Co.- Vancouver, B.C

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

Steam Whistle   7
Pilsner – 341ml – 5%
Steam Whistle Brewing Inc.- Toronto, ON

Shortwave   7
Pale Ale- 341ml – 5.2%
Phillips Brewing Co.- Victoria, B.C

Farm Hand   12
Saison – 650ml – 5.5%
Driftwood Brewery – Victoria, B.C

Omission   8
Gluten Free Pale Ale – 355ml – 5.8%
Windmar Brothers Brewing Co.- Portland, OR

Filthy Dirty   8
India Pale Ale – 341ml – 7.2%
Parallel 49 Brewing Co.- Vancouver, B.C

Kasteel Rouge   10
Fruit Beer – 330ml – 8%
Castle Brewery- Van Honsebrouck Belgium

St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition   13
Lambic – 375ml – 5%
Castle Brewery- Van Honsebrouck Belgium

Bean Me Up  7
Espresso Stout – 355ml – 5.7%
Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks- Richmond, B.C

Cider

Hopping Mad   7
Cider – 355ml – 6.5%
Central City Brewing- Surrey, B.C

Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

Rosemary Grapefruit Soda   5
Orgeat Fizz   5

Ask your server for more non-alcoholic options!

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We now feature wines on a limited time basis- Come in to try our newest offerings!

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 to his guests, repeat a song too many times over the sound systems and align all the bar stools perfectly. 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, music that is too quiet and when he runs out of Cognac or Fernet to give to his patrons.

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AlexBoss Lady

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 all insects, Fleetwood Mac & telling the worst ‘dad jokes’ ever. Not so secretly covered in tattoos from all over the globe, Alex will always have an entertaining anecdote for you—if you don’t laugh you can bet she will.

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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 just a big teddy bear.

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Jaredchef

Jared has been cooking since his early teens and spent six years working with some of Vancouver’s best chefs before coming to take over North 53’s kitchen. He enjoys spending time with his daughter and his friends during the few moments he has free. You may not know this but Jared is also an audio engineer, record producer and DJ! Stop by and try one of his creative new plates!

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Angelafloor supervisor

Angela does not have a bio because she did not write one. Who really knows whether she is doing this out of spite, procrastination or simply in an attempt to drive Alex insane… Maybe you could ask her?

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Sambartender

Once, when he was but a snivelling child, someone gave Sam a mojito. That was the start of a long and meandering road through preschool, middle school, high school, university and eventually to the place he feels most at home, behind the wood. A fearless lover of all things flavourful, making a living crafting cocktails fits him like some simile he can’t think of right now.

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Leannaserver

Leanna was born and raised in Edmonton’s friendly little neighbourhood Ottewell and is very proud to be involved in all this city has to offer to Canadian gastronomy. Eating great food among good company while drinking delicious cocktails is her favorite pastime. She loves to learn and as one of the most studious of our crew, she’s happy to answer any questions you may have or provide a recommendation to best suit your preferences. However, if you’d rather talk about your favorite board game, music or life in general, she welcomes the conversation!

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Julieserver

Julie is a native Edmontonian, explorer, Environmental Sociologist, linguist, teacher, auntie, yogi, basketball player, scuba diver and Master Composter. In 2014, at the age of 23, Julie emerged from virtual obscurity to instantaneous local fame as one of the very few Canadians living in Shaoxing, China, a “town” of 8 million people. Julie and her longtime beau, Cameron, traveled around the world together, literally. After spending a year teaching English & learning Mandarin, they continued their journey through 13 more countries before eventually making it back home to Edmonton. Shortly thereafter, Julie found North53 and it’s been love and good vibes ever since. She adores the laid-back atmosphere, genuine warmth and friendliness of her colleagues, and delectable food & drink that North53 offers, and she knows you will too.

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Lenabarback/hostess

What do you get when you combine tattoos, a love of crunching numbers and 17 years of hospitality experience? You get Lena—a friendly, talkative, loves-to-host-a-party-for-any-reason kind of girl, who just happens to be pretty smart too. When she’s not shaking cocktails at North 53, walking her dog Nala or getting tacos tattooed on her body, Lena can be found hanging with friends and family, or seeking out the best spots to eat & drink—all in between working two jobs, finishing her CPA and hustling it on the soccer field. Sure, this girl may seem pretty busy, but she would just call it “living every day like it’s Taco Tuesday”.

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Kaylaserver

When she isn’t playing with cats or singing in the shower, Kayla is frolicking through different countries around the world. The travel bug has taken her to Australia, USA, Central America, and soon to Europe. She is a jet setter who enjoys scary movies, funny movies, funny movies about cats, Cats the musical, and scary cat movies like Stephen Kings horror classic “Cats Eye”. Kayla wants to one-day work in the Holistic Nutrition field; teaching people about proper nutrition and exercise, while living on an acreage where she can grow her own food and live as sustainably as possible… With her 125 cats.

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Shanecook

Shane is relatively inexperienced and as one of our newest team members, he is looking to improve his skills at North 53. For now you’ll find him working hard in our kitchen, drinking in all of the talent around him, trying out new puns, avoiding having his picture taken and making sure everyone is aware of his admittedly bad sense of humour.

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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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Juniordishwasher

Coming to us all the way from the Congo, Junior is a student that spends his nights shining up all the beautiful plate ware we use at North 53. He speaks 6 different languages (most of them dialects of French) and has the most incredible taste in music. Between working every night, studying all day and taking time to pose for his GQ-esque Instagram photos we’re not sure how he gets any sleep!

Press

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