Elbow Room

4.5
671 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We asked to sit on the patio and were told it was all reserved. We had an hour and a half lunch and the patio sat half full the entire lunch hour.

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

Lovely patio!

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S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The food was great, but the service was very poor.

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R
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chorizo Corbonera. Amazing.

Duck breast was mouth watering.

Brussels Sprouts were amazing

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d
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

A great place ... just a bit too pricey for the value of the food. We had higher expectations of the food. The burger was small, and pizzas were mostly bread. Portion sizes were not great for the price paid. Wine is pricey with no price options that encouraged feeling good about choices made.

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LL
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

10/10 experience at elbow room! We sat on their beautiful patio outdoors, and had fantastic service. We shared three lunch specials which was a small tasting of the whole menu.

I will definitely be returning to the elbow room!

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d
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The service was fantastic! The food was ok, nothing special. I have no problem paying top dollar for a meal but the food better be spectacular. The patio is a great place to sit and have a drink.

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M
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere! Loved the cheese brussel sprouts and mushroom pizza. Will definitely be back.

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LM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely outdoor patio. Food was delicious.

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LI
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I took my friend to Elbow Room for her 73rd birthday. Every thing was delicious except the bread on her sandwich was burnt but she ate most of it anyway and left the end piece. My lunch was delicious.

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NL
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Cool spot & good food. Probably need more servers or food runners working due to the staff needing to run up & down the stairs if you’re sitting in the second floor.

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EM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic food and venue. Will definitely be visiting again soon!

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CB
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything about Elbow Room! Parking was easy too. Food, service & atmosphere was awesome. I would highly recommend Elbow Room.

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N
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

I was disappointed with my recent brunch experience. We have been to the elbow room several times before for dinner, and had great experiences. Therefore, we were excited to try the patio for brunch with some out of town guests. The brunch was nothing special, quite perfunctory and bland. It’s unclear if they have an expresso machine- as they were unable to make a flat-white. They could not execute a medium poached egg. But worse that the food was the insincere service. It’s far too early for this little Britannia gem to let its standards drop. Hope they wake up and step back to the plate with a little more zing next time... real expresso might help.

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YY
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Used to be our fav place for brunch n happy hour. Went back recently n found out happy hour food portions have reduced drastically. It'll be nicer if they could simply change/ revamp menu instead. Will not return any time soon - would rather try other places.

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V
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with a group of 8. We tried many appetizers and all were made very well. The mains were a good size for the price and executed great. Service was top notch.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was outstanding!

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RK
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Our server, Lisa, was perfect. Would go back for that alone. Thank you.

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

The food and drink was good, but very expensive for the quality. The bathroom was dirty, not what you’d expect based on the price level.

Overall just left with the feeling that the experience was not worth the price. Our server was great though and very attentive.

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S
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the lunch feature that allows you to choose 3 dishes from a comprehensive list of proteins, vegetables and pizzas for $22. Four of us enjoyed all of our dishes, (pizza, tomato salad, caesar salad, roasted brussel sprouts, salmon and prawns). Perfect portions for lunch! The warm beignets included in the lunch special were a nice touch - beautiful accompaniment for our lattés!

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P
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
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
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
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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S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was good but tables were a bit close together...easier to hear your neighbour's conversations than your own.

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a
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We skipped appies as the menu was pricier than we expected. Wine by the bottle, and a decent selection of by the glass as well. The burger was decent, according to the eater. The duck breast was great, though I always hope for a bit o crisp skin which was lacking here. My wife LOVED the pasta; earthy, savoury, just brilliant. If I return I intend to eat at the bar, or anywhete I can see into the kitchen, which is somewhat open to a section of the space...

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ML
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
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 on May 15, 2019
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
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
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
6 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
13 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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