There aren't a lot of restaurants in Iqaluit and just a couple are open on a Sunday evening ... and it seems like they are just fine dining restaurants. I'm more of a pub chick but I was hungry so I went to the Water's Edge for supper this evening.
When I got there, there was just another guy at a table. I was told I couldn't sit wherever I wanted in case the tables were reserved. Fair enough. I was seated in the worst spot ... in the middle of the room by the inside door. Every time someone walked by my table, it trembled, which was annoying. Other people started coming into the restaurant without reservations and being sat at better tables so I asked to be moved.
Here's the view from my new table by the window ...
There were no burgers, wings, etc. on the menus (though I later heard a guy order chicken fingers from the kids' menu) so I ordered Slow Roasted Alberta Prime Rib with garlic mashed potatoes and no veggies. The prime rib was really tender but I had ordered it medium but it was mostly rare.
I noticed there was no Yorkshire Pudding on my plate so I had to ask my server for it. I love Yorkshire Pudding but this was more like a cornmeal muffin.
Of the three servers there, the guy was the best. He was friendly and kept checking back on his tables (my server seemed confused about the process). I was happy when my server disappeared and the guy took over.
While we were eating, people would come in the door and go table to table selling things like stone carvings, jewelry, fur tails, etc., which I thought was odd considering it was a fine dining restaurant. I politely said, "No thanks" when I was approached. A woman at a table next to me bought a necklace for $20 and small stuffed raven for $40 (??!!).
I had the Classic Breakfast this morning at the Water's Edge with ham along with a glass of milk. It was good.
Josie was my server. She was friendly.