5842 111 Street, Edmonton, AB T6H 3G1
Last week I went to Glass Monkey for the first time. I had a bit of time to kill before my plans so we just went in for a quick drink and some appetizers. They are located in a small strip so there is an ample amount of parking.
First, we got their housemade ricotta, which comes with an apricot chutney, and sunflower seeds. This is served along side some bread. Overall, and pretty light and easy dish to share. I think the bread could have been toasted a little bit, but overall, really easy and good to eat. Great appetizer for only $5.50!
Lately, I’ve been a huge fan of raw beef in all forms. Beef tataki, Beef tartare, and of course, beef carpaccio. This one is served with grainy mustard, olive oil, and parmesan cheese. Not bad overall! but not the best carpaccio I’ve had. I thought that the beef had a bit of a stale taste to it, as if it was pre-made and kept in the fridge and took on that fridge air.
Lastly, we just got one of their daily specials, roasted Brussels sprouts. This comes roasted with garlic and olive oil and came piping hot. Really good and taste just like you would get if you made them yourself at home.
Overall, I had a good time at The Glass Monkey. The appetizers were quite good and I’d definitely come back to give their pizza or Entrees a try. When I was there, there were tons of people ordering their pizza because it was half off until 5:30PM! That’s a pretty good deal because you can get an entire pizza for ~$10! I really liked the ambiance of the place because most of the patrons were from the surrounding neighbourhood and brought their kids. Overall a very good and wholesome vibe. Would definitely recommend giving them a try.