The Courtyard Marriott’s Riverside Bistro in Edmonton is a hidden gem. We’ve enjoyed their patio, and the views that come with it, often during the summer months with our kids.
That hidden patio of a gem is even more exciting, with the launch of the igloos, or snow globes, on the patio, that create a new way to dine – outdoors, in the snow, with views of the River Valley, but from the warmth of your own personal igloo. Yes, the Igloos are heated, but it’s still winter – dress warm! Layer up, and there are blankets available.
MAKE A RESERVATION
Reservations are recommended for the patio snow globes, and can be made at five o’clock pm daily at the Courtyard by calling (780) 423-9999 extension 4036. Reservations are made for 1.5 hours at a time, and the Igloos are available until -10 degrees. There is no cost to reserve.
There is no dedicated kids menu for the Bistro, but you can ask your server about specific child-friendly off menu items including chicken fingers and fries, or pasta with marinara sauce.
Don’t forget about the parking. The best option for parking is the valet – hello, not having to walk to the parking lot. It’s only five dollars, and compared to parking in the area, it’s a steal.