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The Free Press Bistro

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American, Canadian
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80-10014 104 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0Z1, Canada
+1 780-497-7784
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area for a medical appointment and used Open Table to find a nearby place to eat. We had travelled over lunch to get to the appointment so were hungry around 3 pm when it was over. As it was off-peak we had the place to ourselves for the most part. Lovely delicious food! Can't wait to... More 

Thank July2008Alberta
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We had a long stay in Edmonton, and this Restaurant is through the hallway of the Holiday Inn Express Downtown. What a great restaurant! Friendly staff, great food! Lunch menu has sandwiches and salads. Supper is sandwiches or choices of pork chops, pasta, steak and specials. The food was very flavourful and plenty on the plate. We went several times... More 

Thank Anne F
Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This place menu is limited to sandwiches as their speciality. The Red Arrow and Ebus are close by so a lot of people coming in and out of Edmonton drop by this place. Unfortunately this is also this places downfall as there are a lot of transients hanging around. The last two times I've been here I had been harassed... More 

Thank e_moshun
Tucson, United States
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270 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Located in Downtown Edmonton in the Holiday Inn Express. Limited menu specializing in panini style sandwiches. Tried the local Big Rock Grasshopper Beer, which was OK but too bitter for my taste. Had the Kubla Khan panini (Mongolian beef, carrots, Hoisin chile sauce and mozzarella) with chips. Was tasty with good heat. Amaretto cappuccino gelato for dessert. Service and food... More 

Thank Wesley C
Ontario, Canada
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329 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Staying at the attached Holiday Inn Express, I didn't want to go outside to catch some supper. Wandered down the hall to the Free Press Bistro which was very quiet. As a vegan, I was able to find a vegetable panini which was quite good. They had a nice wine selection and the prices were reasonable. Nothing fancy. Most impressive... More 

1 Thank DLCAlberta
DeBary, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We had a Cuban pressed sandwich, fries poutine style( cheese curds tooled with ketchup and gravy). We ended up ordering this food and they delivered it split for the two of us... Kudos to them! Excellent sandwich with average poutine. Server was prompt, polite and pleasant. Food arrived quickly and was served hot and fresh. Meal was $18.50 Ca. Average... More 

Thank rvguy03
Calgary, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Great atmosphere with amazing food. The half sandwich and soup combo is pretty much all I order nowadays. Big sandwiches, tasty soup, WiFi and fast service. There's something on the menu for everyone and all of it is tasty

Thank Inventor121
Spruce Grove, Canada
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137 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is a great place and can be easily overlooked since it is right beside the Red Arrow bus stop and you would think it is part of that operation and of low quality. Well that is just wrong since it is an entirely different restaurant, just located in the same building two doors down from the bus stop. They... More 

Thank HappycampersCanada
Edmonton, Canada
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This was our second visit to The Free Press Bistro and we enjoyed this visit even more than first time around. The menu at the Free Press Bistro has been revised since our last visit in February with the addition of several new and delightful sounding entrées. My dining companion ordered the beet salad topped with a sliced roasted chicken... More 

Thank Robert S
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137 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Decent little bistro south of Jasper Ave, right beside he Red Arrow bus depot. It's been around for a decade at least, glad I finally made it in. We went for lunch - all the panni sandwich/burger items were $13.95. Had the ham & cheese with Russian potato salad (extra); guest had the half sandwich/soup special, both very nice. Add... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80-10014 104 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0Z1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 780-497-7784

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?