Elbow Room

4.5
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778 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
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.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
2 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
10 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
1 review
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
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
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
12 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
11 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.

BN
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Disappointing for the cost

MB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff was really friendly and good.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food and drinks!

MP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Parking is an issue - keep wondering why the parking lot behind the stores across the street are mostly restricted parking when there are usually very few cars parked there.

JB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Really good food, great service and very nice vibe. I've been to Elbow Room a few times and I love it here. Service is always exceptional. The brunch and dinner menu are really good. I will definitely come back!

P
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

The food is excellent and the service is friendly. One of my top choices in Calgary

C
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Brunch at Elbow Room was very good (hollandaise is wonderful!). However the service was abrupt to the point of being rude. The bartender clearly resented having to service the upstairs dining area. We will likely return, but only to sit downstairs.

DP
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding and the presentation was fantastic. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable and added to the overall experience of the night. This was a girl's dinner to celebrate a birthday, and cake pops were brought out after, along with the other desserts we ordered. They were soooo tasty!! I recommend the arancini, tiger prawns, carpaccio, and lobster pasta. We will all be back!!

DR
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and service were great, we ordered cappuccinos and they were not hot when delivered to the table. The only thing that could be improved.

HS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and a good all round vibe. Would def... go again.

PB
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great Mussels

A
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding. We all ordered from the tasting Menu. Every bite - delicious. Service was attentive and professional, but not at all obtrusive. Would definitely return.

GB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

This was the second time at Elbow Room; I had dinner there a few months ago and wanted to check-out the "hype", but I wasn't terribly impressed.
This time a group of friends wanted to meet for lunch and someone suggested Elbow Room. I made the reservation and was fairly curtly greeted by a server who turned out to be ours, and who was rather curt throughout the meal.
Elbow Room cleverly offers a choice of three small dishes for lunch, and we mostly made choices from the generous list. However, two of the selections were way over-salty (chicken soup and otherwise delicious shrimp). One of our party told the server who said (again curtly) that he'd mention it to the chef.
After two not-great experiences I don't need to go again. Unfortunately this is not a "downtown" restaurant and the prices aren't much less.

BB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great choices and delicious food, I’ll be back again!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Recently went for a late dinner here with my partner. We both ordered the tasting menu which offered a fun selection of proteins and sides, the lobster crusted steak and potato salad being my personal favourites. We found a couple elements lacked salt, but overall it was a really enjoyable experience, and the peanut butter cheesecake lollipops were incredible!

Our server, Lori, was fantastic. She made great recommendations and was engaging and funny without being over attentive.

We'll definitely be back!