Elbow Room

4.5
649 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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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New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I'd crawl a mile over hot, broken glass for those Brussels sprouts! Our server was attentive and efficient. The noise level is high but we could still hear each other talking. Wine was great! A wonderful night, as I knew from experience it would be.

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L
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We have been to Elbow Room twice. The food is outstanding and the service is excellent as well. The ambiance downstairs is better - though with the patio open in the summer - I would think that would be superb. The Open Table reservation did not show up on their system - and even though it was a busy evening they managed to find a table for us. Thank you so much!

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ML
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was delicious and the service was outstanding! Really enjoyed our evening.

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PW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Food we ordered consisted of two happy hour snacks, 3 wine and a beer. We then ordered 2 regular meals. Pizza and lamb meatball.
Food was above what we expected especially the lamb and couscous. Waited for beer as keg was empty and was charged regular price of $10.00. Although it was well before end happy hour. Would have said something but did not notice until we departed.
Service was quite good.
Ambiance...nothing you could do about it but table next to ours by corner window appeared to have one drink, 2 hour regulars. Very loud. Their conversations took over half the dinning area. Again not your fault.

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TT
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was fabulous! The food is stellar! The service is amazing and our server didn’t bother us a lot as we were visiting. She was great! Love the rooftop! It was a perfect luncheon!

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MM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The atmosphere was great and the service was prompt. They handled the fact that we had kids at the table very well and were accommodating to our request to split a meal between them. It was Mother’s Day so service check-ins (drink refills, dessert menus) were minimal (which I understand, and didn’t mind). Food was good, and what I would expect for the cost. The location made a post-dinner stroll an added bonus.

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RG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Service was terrible. Food was over priced and mediocre are best. Again service was horrible

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RT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a nice meal at Elbow Room. Service was great. It was Saturday evening, and they were out of several items on the food and beer menus. That was a little disappointing, but the food they served was delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Mother’s day

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KM
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful patio - great lunch spot with interesting 3 choice menu Disappointed that no Brussels sprouts but ce las vie - has a great carpaccio instead.

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LL
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food experience was outstanding and the pleasure of the visit was doubled by the service expertise of Vanessa (ask for her by name and request one of her tables)...she was informative, attentive and a total delight!

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KS
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The first server we had when we arrived was excellent, however, her shift finished and the guy who took over wasnt nearly as good. He wasnt very friendly or enthusiastic about serving us. Everything else was excellent including the cocktails.

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FV
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere.
The chocolate mousse is delicious!!
Some dishes are pricey.

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CS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

As usual, the food was amazing! We had the sampler and I had the Brussels sprouts (soooo good), the salmon, which was cooked perfectly and the mushroom pizza. Service was fine. The only disappointment is that our server didn’t give us our beignets! I actually forgot until we got outside and my friend mentioned it. We had to dash back to work so couldn’t return. So I suppose maybe I felt a bit ripped off paying $22 per person and no dessert!

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OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Shrimp appetizer was amazing!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Usually the food here is absolutely amazing! But this new menu is not as good and I was really disappointed. I brought my dad for his birthday and was raving about the food and was really disappointed this time. I hope the menu goes back.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had breakfast bowl with peppers and mushrooms. Can’t wait to have it again.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Menu has been update recently and the food we tried was delicious!!! Our server was a gem- so friendly and made sure we had everything we needed.

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LV
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing brunch menu, everything is always executed so well and the ambiance is really great. Can't wait for patio season!

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c
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delicious meal. Enjoyed the platter with salmon, steak, shrimp and potato salad.

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LH
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a fantastic time! Great spot for a girls night out, special occasion or business dinner. Lovely atmosphere and great service. I have been here many times and I am always met with consistency in what they deliver. Definitely one of my favorite places to wine and dine in Calgary.

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DR
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very enjoyable, nothing to complain about.

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B
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Service has been hit or miss at times. This particular trip my meal was a fair bit behind everyone else at the tables. I saw mine getting put into the oven after everyone else began eating.

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J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We sat at the bar upstairs and throughly enjoyed our meal which was made up of appetizers. Our server suggested a couple of items that we quite enjoyed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good. Food took awhile because of a big table before us. Staff explained this, apologized, and compensated by providing a small appetizer which was much appreciated and added to the excellent service. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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C
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Didn't realize that Sunday and Saturday's lunch/brunch menu were different. Didn't see or missed this information on the website.

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MH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very much enjoyed the food and the environment. Pricing seems a little high but would still recommend non the less.

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B
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was incredible - cooked in a fire oven. Service was attentive and friendly. Will definitely return for the prawn appetizer!

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MH
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very very good. We were two couples who shared 5 or 6 appetizers and all were excellent. The server Savannah was very friendly, and suggested a really nice bottle of Chablis (actually 2 bottles). We will be back there again, possibly on their nice patio come summer.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Service was outstanding, space contemporary and comfortable, food satisfactory but menu (brunch) limited

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l
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was delicious and service was lovely

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RW
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great lunch at the counter watching the chefs in action. Great service and good advice for the wine pairing. Friendly staff

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went to the Elbow Room to celebrate a birthday. It was an excellent evening with great food and great service. Made our evening a great celebration.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Everything was great. The utensils and glasses are not properly clean

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Love the food at Elbow Room! Everything was delicious....However, They were 20 minutes late on our reso and service was slow. This is not the first time I have been and the service was also slow the last time! Hoping this isn’t the usual !

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SG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

15 minutes after arriving and ordering a drink, we were told that we should order our food soon, as our table was reserved for an hour and 15 minutes. The confirmation on OpenTable states 2 hours. When I explained this to the server, she said she would have to check with the manager to see if we can have our table for two hours instead of one hour and 15 minutes. They did agree that we could stay for the two hours that was stated in our reservation confirmation. However, and otherwise enjoyable evening is not off to a good start. One hour and 15 minutes is a bit rushed for a birthday dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Felt like I we were sitting in a urinal.stk. for$44 should melt in mouth not chew chew like a train.burger was half the size of bun and twice as thick.empty place and put us right next to a family table with kids not great seating .

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Nice nice servers and great food. No cool music could be heard upstairs but that did make it easier for talking.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful patio !! Maybe best in city ! South facing , west wind protected ! Beer and mussels ! So good !! Wine a bit pricey for 5 oz pour !

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F
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great patio

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