Kindred Food + Drink, Braven, Alchemy and Lobby Bar will open inside JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District this August
Edmonton, AB – Today, Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality(O&B) and ICE District Properties officially announced August 1 as the opening date of four new restaurant concepts, which will be located within the new JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District. ICE District residents, employees and visitors will soon be able to enjoy memorable cuisine at these four state-of-the-art venues.
O&B is recognized as one of Canada’s premiere independent restaurant and event groups. Their diverse portfolio of unique and innovative restaurants includes the critically acclaimed Canoe, Leña, Bar George and The Guild. With operations currently in Toronto, Montreal, Saskatoon and Calgary, the company’s first foray into the Edmonton market marks an important milestone in their Western Canada expansion.
“This is an exciting partnership for O&B as we join forces with Marriott International Inc. and ICE District to create a dynamic new vision for dining, entertainment and nightlife in one of Canada’s fastest growing cities,” said Andrew Oliver, President and CEO of O&B. “From casual comfort fare to chef-driven cuisine, we sincerely look forward to catering to the neighbourhood’s tastes, as well as to foodies far and wide.”
Just steps away from Rogers Place, Stantec Tower, as well as a wide array of condos, offices and shops, O&B’s new restaurant concepts will serve a diverse community – from the pre-game and concert crowd, to business diners and condo dwellers. Delivering seasonal menus, curated cocktails and inspired design, O&B’s collection of restaurants and bars will be prime locations for locals and tourists alike to gather, connect and celebrate.
Located on the hotel’s main floor, Kindred Food + Drink will be a laid back all-day dining destination with a balanced menu of seasonally inspired sandwiches, salads, meat and fish. A California-style kitchen, 30- foot ceilings and a 40-seat patio will give Kindred an open and airy atmosphere perfect for any occasion.
Also found on the main floor, Braven will be a mecca for dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood. Bold and unapologetic in its carnivorous spirit, Braven will be clad with a rich colour palette, luxe copper and bronze accents, and jewel-tone upholstery and fabric. Outfitted with three private dining rooms, Braven will be well- suited for group dining, parties and celebrations.
Upstairs on the hotel’s fifth floor, Alchemy will serve as an intimate cocktail bar and lounge, featuring a large patio overlooking ICE District. Providing a refined retreat from the ordinary, Alchemy will serve a range of handcrafted libations and elevated bar snacks.
O&B will also operate Lobby Bar, a luxurious urban living room for hotel guests and Edmonton locals alike. Featuring soaring ceilings, plush furniture, and a gleaming marble bar, the sleek and modern lounge will offer a polished atmosphere with a distinct cosmopolitan edge.
“We look forward to the addition of these four new restaurant concepts where locals and visitors alike can experience a variety of dining options under one roof,” says Tim Shipton, Senior Vice President, Communications and Government Relations, ICE District. “Our partnership with O&B allows us to elevate the remarkable offerings in ICE District and continue to deliver the unparalleled hospitality the District is known for.
With its commitment to quality and service, O&B is a valuable new addition to ICE District. The four new restaurant concepts will be open in the JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District at 10344 102 St NW.