Elbow Room

4.5
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794 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian

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About

We believe delicious doesn't have to be complicated. So we created Elbow Room, a place where guests can discover bold flavours infused into deliciously uncomplicated food. It's more than a restaurant; it's a whole new kind of dining out.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(403) 460-8128
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Ryan Blckwell
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Elbow Dr.
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Parking Details
Find free 2-hour parking along 49th Avenue in front of the restaurant. There is additional parking along 8th Street.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 794 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PA
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I’ve been before and loved it! I found it lack lustre this time - we didn’t know they were prepping for a reno (timing?) and that were running out of all of our first choices. It’ll be awhile before I bring a group again.

LH
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great spot to host any occasion. Warm, inviting room paired with menu selections that will keep you taste buds coming back for more. The Tiger prawns are to die for.

CM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

My first time but will certainly be back. The food was great, the venue was nice and our server was one of the most personable I’ve ever had. He made an already enjoyable experience that much better with pleasant conversation. Will be back to try out the patio which I understand will be an all season area after the upcoming renovations.

B
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the selection of 3 items for $22! Great idea.

MJ
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Very nice cozy little restaurant. Service was great, Mary was great, she had very good suggestions with our food and drinks.
Great place to socialize.

CB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Elbow Room had some good points, Moule and Frits were amazing. Steak was over priced and under done sadly. Wine was extremely over priced also. The service was amazing however. Overall I’d give it one more try as we’ve gone once before, but for the price of rice there I would expect everything to be exceptional.

OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Says options for vegetarian on the menu however we also had a vegan and there was no real substitutes.

M
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great spot for lunch- love the idea of picking 3 dishes for 1 price. Very imaginative menu. Had the beet carpaccio, shrimp and fig/pear flatbread, all of which were delicious. Started with the squash/pesto soup which was also very good. We will definitely be returning.

C
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

I enjoyed Elbow Room, the food was delicious and had a great visit with friends. The servers were very pleasant. It was very busy so a little on the noisy side but it is close to Christmas, I think this is also why the food may have taken a little longer to be served than normal. Overall enjoyable and would definitely go again!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here and loved it as much as the first!!

OT
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a great experience at elbow room. Nice bright rooms, great attentive staff.
Food was delicious. Brussels sprouts starter as well as prawn starter were very good.
Our table had the chicken dish, Arctic char and lobster pasta which were all big portions( which I like!) and very tasty!
Great job elbow room.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely night and wonderful food

YY
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

The tables were all dirty and had not been bussed when we walked in. Our server was rude in general. I was not allowed to order the lunch special because it was 1:40pm and she said they didn’t serve it until 2pm. No wonder they sold the business. Brutal service and the lobster eggs Benedict wasn’t very good. The salad was wilted and did not have any dressing on it. Worst service and expensive for terrible food. I wouldn’t go back even though I went there specifically for the lunch special.

JA
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

I have been twice and have had two different experiences. I recommend Elbow Room for dinner but not brunch.
The recent visit was for brunch. Unfortunately their eggs and bacon dish was beyond greasy. Everything was saturated in grease. The service was also slow and just very underwhelming.
When I went for dinner it was a much better experience for food and service so it's a yes for an evening but go elsewhere for brunch.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I wasn’t feeling well but still went for dinner. The server was so understanding feeding me hot water and lemon and giving just the right amount of attention. The Brussels Sprouts are simply outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday lunch

F
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I will be back! Amazing

K
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food with interesting combinations. Great service And our meals came out all at once.

JK
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went here after wedding dress fittings for brunch and had a wonderful experience. Great service and delicious food!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A regular weekly spot for dining. Always good!

LM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I am hard of hearing so found the music a little loud for hearing my table mates but always love the food and ambiance.

LL
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was very good and the general vibe pleasant. We will go back!

J
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love this place, the food is amazing! The only reason my rating wasn’t 5/5 was because I never did get the coffee I ordered at brunch. Otherwise brunch was fabulous and I ended up grabbing a coffee on the go so it’s all good.

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was absolutely delicious! I had been to the restaurant once previously and would have said the food was “fine” this time it was excellent! We had a table of 8 and everyone was impressed!

S
Calgary
59 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We celebrated our friend's birthday at the Elbow Room and the service and food was very good.

SR
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, good atmosphere, great service and awesome food. Definitely go there again.

BA
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Very much enjoyed the meals steak and dessert however the service was not that great

RT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Been several times. Always great food!

PM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, great food!!! This Resto is one of my all time favourites!!

RM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, beautiful flavours and atmosphere. Menu could benefit from a rotation every now and then.

DV
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Recommend this place is amazing and beautiful. Great dishes and decent prices!

E
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food but costly.

It was cold in the room and we wore our jackets.

Great service

m
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I have been to the Elbow Room several times now and for the first time I was a bit disappointed in the food. The Caesar salad was overdressed and the dressing itself was too thick so the salad could not be tossed. And the beignets that we have loved in the past were doughty and gummy on the surface. Please restore them to their former glory!

SB
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed breakfast. You must try the little waffle with a dip. Very good.

CS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Food good
Service not good
Manager very gracious after we talk to him

SS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Very poor service made this a disappointing visit with our friends. Won’t be back anytime soon

DL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and service was excellent. We will go back there again and would definitely recommend to friends. Loved the cheesecake lollipops for dessert.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot easy access and lots of parking.

A
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Fantastic lunch option to be able to chose from the selections to build your own lunch for a good price!

IW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, made from excellent ingredients. Portion sizes are great for the quality and price. Ambience is pleasant, not too loud either.