Madison’s Grill at the Union Bank Inn serves up the very best in a comfortably elegant atmosphere.
Photography by Grant Olson
Edmonton’s Union Bank Inn, located on Jasper Avenue, is a classic and beautiful brick structure, originally built to house the Union Bank of Canada in the early 1900s. Many incarnations later, it was transformed into a chic boutique hotel, and one of its many high points is the exquisite dining area, Madison’s Grill & Vintage Room.
Madison’s décor is modern, but retains touches of the century-old character, such as the inviting fireplace. There is seating for 70 people. Weather permitting, eat al fresco on the adjoining terrace.
The Vintage Room, for intimate dining, seats 14, in a luxurious chamber displaying some of the restaurant’s selective wine menu items. The room is also designed for business purposes, with suitable technological needs built-in, or available, for your presentations.
The distinguished, yet cozy, spaces afford pleasurable havens from the hustle and bustle of downtown, with a unique dining experience designed by Executive Chef Jon Spanton and his team.
Chef Jon calls his cuisine “Modern Canadian, with a global accent.” He features food from local producers and farmers’ markets, and partners with companies such as Sysco, all in an effort to provide patrons with an “experience they will find nowhere else.” This means serving “the very best” of all sorts of foodstuffs and borrowing from other cultures to create a “one of a kind” eating adventure.
The menu changes regularly, not just seasonally — whenever Jon has a new inspiration — with the process taking about three days from conception to table. Moreover, there are feature dishes every day.
Jon is a French-trained chef, who uses French techniques combined with “whatever catches his eye.” It usually results in meals of “rustic elegance.” Chef Jon went to culinary school in Toronto, and has a variety of experience over the past 14 years, including over six years of running kitchens. His Sous-chef Jennifer Girling, and their team produce everything possible in-house.
Madison’s Grill is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Tantalizing menu items may include Caramel Pecan Waffles to wake up your taste buds in the morning; the innovative Watermelon Caprese starter at lunch or dinner; a vegetarian Falafel Burger at midday; and savoury Roast Pork Tenderloin for your evening meal. Follow those treats with a sassy dessert such as Love at First Bite!
Of course, a fine, comfortable dining encounter at Madison’s Grill or the Vintage Room offers an equally pleasing beverage list. A discerning menu features regional and Canadian wines, and additional old and new world vintages, carefully considered to complement the cuisine.
Madison’s hosts extraordinary Winemaker’s Dinners a few times per year, with menu items and fine wine perfectly paired. The next one is tentatively planned for October 2015. In addition, Chef Jon is preparing a fall 6-course menu surprise.
- The team at the Union Bank Inn have also devised a number of special packages for your enjoyment, such as the “Citadel Dine and Play” and the “Wine and Dine,” which includes:
- Overnight stay in a room with a Fireplace
- 3 Course Table D’Hôte Menu especially prepared for you using the best seasonal and local products. Each course is complimented with a Wine Pairing.
A la carte Breakfast for two in Madison’s Grill
Food & Beverage Manager Kevin Rutkowski can meet your every dining need.
Treat yourself to a marvelous encounter at Madison’s Grill & Vintage Room!
MADISON’S GRILL & VINTAGE ROOM
10053 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB
MADISON’S GRILL HOURS:
Monday – Friday 7am – 10pm
Saturday: Breakfast 8-11am & Dinner 5-10pm
(Closed for lunch)
Sunday: Breakfast 8-11am & Dinner 5-9pm
(Closed for lunch)
Highlighting Edmonton’s Culinary Scene.
Partnered By: Sysco