The monopoly tycoons of the 19th century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at fine-dining establishments, cleverly concealing the fact that they still lived with their parents. Disguise familial ties with today's Groupon to Packrat Louie Restaurant, in the Old Strathcona District. Choose between the following dining options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch and drinks.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of dinner and drinks, or $45 worth Monday–Wednesday.
Packrat Louie, winner of the 2010 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and OpenTable.com's Diner's Choice, packs passionate foodies into an elegant atmosphere stockpiled with delectable fine dining. The lunch menu is plump with fresh fish, burgers, chops, soups, and salads. Non-drowsy diners and their wolfman mates can drop in during dinner for honey-Dijon lobster tail ($38) and a glass of Red Rooster Gewurztraminer ($10.50). At all hours, one can linger in the lounge lunching on Louie's signature wood-fired lemon pizza ($12), which sports a jaunty waistcoat of fontina and mozzarella with a spritz of fresh lemon juice to head the vapours off at the pass.
OpenTable reviewers give Packrat Louie an average of four stars and a Diner’s Choice in two categories including Best Food and Notable Wine List in 2010. TripAdvisors rank it #15 out 982 restaurants in Edmonton.
- Dinner was fabulous from the wine to the sticky toffee pudding and the service was great as well. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 10/11/2010 First and foremost, the food is fantastic, they have some fantastic dishes that are absolutely delicious. They also have great desserts - some you will swear are the best you've had in your life. – electricalBear, TripAdvisor
Packrat Louie Restaurant
Packrat Louie Restaurant has returned to its previous ownership, and Managing Partner Jodh Singh is excited to get back to the elegant eatery's roots. To help realize their vision Andrew Cowan was tapped as executive chef, who has has put his personal touch on the upscale menu. Wood-fired artisanal pizzas continue to be the specialty of the house: the signature lemon pizza—topped with fontina and mozzarella cheeses—is baked in a wood-burning clay oven before cooks squeeze fresh lemon over the top. These selections have been joined by a selection of refined dishes like the chicken masala perogies. Foie gras also features prominently on the menu: Chef Cowan adds the rich concoction to many dishes, where it adds a buttery and meaty touch. And with their wine list that has earned plaudits from Wine Spectator, the stylish interior with exposed brick walls, and their private dining room, Packrat Louie Restaurant is well-suited for celebrating special occasions in style.