Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar

4.2
367 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar re-defines the Calgary culinary experience with sociables and family-style dining from Alberta’s most trusted producers, farmers and suppliers.

The grand hotel lobby bar embraces guests, perfect for after work drinks and a night shared with friends. The dining room offers a modern vintage experience in a comfortable setting with a rotating menu and carefully crafted wine list.

Paying homage to the past, whilst looking forward to the future - the new space sets the stage for old stories to be told and new memories to be made.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 367 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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Food
4.2
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Rema
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Very quiet and French omelet was a big dish of potato wedges with a tiny omelet. I expected a lot better for food

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vipCatB
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Although the restaurant was not busy, we were quite disappointed with the level of service. Seating patrons in the lobby for dinner seems to make it a hassle for servers to walk extra steps or to have any joy about still being employed at one of finest hotels in Canada. If you can’t have a sense of humour, you can always show grace. If you can’t do either you’re likely that waitress at Hawthorn. Our steak frites were not very warm upon arrival and soon completely cold. It actually inspired my date to take his food home. We didn’t complain. There was no offer of tea or coffee after dinner although we did order dessert. We nearly ordered two but we were warned that it soon wouldn’t be possible - kitchen closing. A slice of cake with a drizzle of caramel and a few crunchy bits thrown on top. Oy vey! We didn’t trouble them. We didn’t complain. There was no offer of milk, sugar or honey when I got to order tea and it did not arrive with it either although it did come with a spoon? We did not complain. A very sympathetic date blamed it all on the new normal. Forgive me if I expected Hawthorn to live up to its former glory when I chose to bring someone there. The hotel concierge had more enthusiasm about seeing customers than the waitress who, lets face it, knew she would get tipped. We won’t hassle the waitstaff with our business again and I suggest you don’t either. We didn’t complain, we don’t need to because we vote with our money every single day.

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vipOskar
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as always♥️🥳♥️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience5

Food was great but service was bad not something even you would expect from a fine dining restaurant let along Fairmont

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

it was adequate- service and food ok - not a broad selection on the menu

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vipUnicornStealer
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience1

The tables/seats were too small and close together with other tables. Especially in covid times.
Menu was pretty small. It was a little cold and uncomfortable. Are server was great though and the food was tasty and good quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

What was once an elegant fine dining restaurant at the Palliser has evolved thru Fairmont 's discretion into a second rate bistro.

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vipLisa
Calgary
111 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a beautiful spot. Food and service are excellent. Good value.

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JuliverT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I super love dining here. It is always a 5 star experience.

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PatriciaS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great and the atmosphere was very nice. Perfect for date night

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VS007
London
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Food was very nice however the service was dreadful ….took over 30 minutes to even be asked about a drinks order and that was only because we asked - to be fair it wasn’t the servers fault they were just overworked - this seemed to be consistent across all tables

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KaraR
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

What has happened to the Palliser? It is an iconic Calgary hotel once providing an upscale experience.
We recently moved back to Calgary and we’re excited to come down for a lovely evening meal to celebrate our anniversary. There use to be a doorman who welcomed you at the entrance, but instead we had confused staff staring at us from behind masks. We had to say hello and ask for directions to Hawthornes. One brave lady at the front desk waived her hand over at tables spilling into the Lobby area. We then find the host stand, waited and finally a blue Jean and bloodstone booted female asked our names and proceeded to take us to a table under a back window, it was freezing. We had to ask for a table further in for a bit more warmth. I wore my coat the entire meal. Food was good, but hard to enjoy when you’re so cold. No linens, The manager passed by our table several times, without saying a word….just staring. No one had proper training or new how to welcome or treat guests. So very disappointing. Will not return or recommend.

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Artee
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

A disappointing meal. However, given the holidays and the covid restrictions in place some of the disappointment can be forgiven. The mains came out at different times, some cold and others undercooked. The host tried to make amends but by then the experience was already soured. Nice ambience.

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NatashaB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Waited for 1.5 hours for the roasted carrots (had to ask twice about them) and when they finally came out they were luke warm and tasted like they were under the heater for a long time.

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vipTammieO
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The hotel was beautiful decorated for Christmas. The food was delicious and the service was top notch. Very nice Christmas dinner.

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GlendaM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meal was excellent. Our server was attentive, very pleasant and provided all around good service. Our food was very tasty and just the right amount.

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Randy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

What a disappointment. When the service was present it was fine. The food was average at best, certainly no where close to justifying the price. Desert was brought, then quickly followed by the bill. No offer of coffee, we felt rushed out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Christmas dinner. A little formula but mostly good, especially dessert. Peter, our waiter was wonderful a made the meal memorable.

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Kitty
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas dinner! Great as always! Wish I took more photos of the food but the mushrooms were divine, roasted chicken was very flavourful, and the service is always great.

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terr
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We miss the old dining room; Hawthorn just does not have the presence for a special night out.

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Xav1
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Decent experience but still too Designed for hotel guests.

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JonT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, large cocktail selection, beautiful dining room, but not for the cost conscious.

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Tessav
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 34 th anniversary and had a wonderful evening

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BrittlynN
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Hello,

I have been to Hawthorn before and really enjoyed my experience.

On Saturday I made a reservation for my friends birthday. We were all shocked at how bad the service was. The waitress taking care of us was rude and short in speech. She acted like she did NOT want to be serving our table even though we were all trying to be overly nice to her.

Not only was her attitude bad, she was slow with service, items ordered were forgotten and we had to fill our own wine glasses all night. When I asked for a certain shot to be ordered for the table she rudely said they cant make that because they don’t have the ingredients. That is totally fine but the tone she used was rude and then didn’t even offer an alternative option!

Lastly, I am not sure if it is normal to add gratuity to a table of 7? I understand that is common for large parties but this seemed strange especially because she was SO terrible.

I wanted to share this experience because I don’t think you’ll ever want your costumers to have to be treated that way in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service for the most part was excellent. The room is nice although cold and noisy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

Disappointing experience with food and drinks.

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RossL
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very nice ambience. Loved the opportunity to order vegetable sides with our chicken which was also excellent.

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Diana
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding customer service, we will be happy to dine there again

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Sizzle
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fun for a festive holiday dinner / night out.
Food options are limited but they did have awesome holiday drinks. Staff was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lobby bar setting- nice brunch menu. The food was quick to arrive and they have kid friendly items. Terrific spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Bad server. Didn’t bring water. Barely visited table

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

(Me) Myself enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere. This is a great restaurant.

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Robyn
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing eggs Benedict. Great spot for a quiet brunch.

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vipLaurieC
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Unfortunately there was a shortage of staff due to the problem of getting servers back to work. We were kept waiting for quite awhile before we finally had to flag down a server. The manager also came over at our request and we raised our concerns about the service. This was before we had ordered dinner. Because of that issue we had drinks then went elsewhere to have dinner. We have been to Hawthorn several times before Covid. The atmosphere, service and food was excellent.

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vipJeffB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good waitress. Attentive but not overbearing . Just right.

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vipCNSx
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Menu is very very limited and over-priced I.e. hamburger and fries $22.

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MichelleS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic but the service is what made it stand out. Went for brunch on Saturday.

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Lilly
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience1

We felt like we were in an 80s disco; all that was missing was the disco ball. Really miss the old elegance and class of the Rimrock Room. No white tablecloths here. The music was horrible, loud, thumping soundtrack. Uncomfortable banquette seating even with two throw pillows behind my back. The servers wear jeans, no need to dress up to come here. The saving grace is the food which was delicious. The sourdough bread is so good and my hangar steak was excellent. Husband had the lamb pasta dish and loved it. The chocolate coconut mousse dessert was really awful tasting; I sent it back. Definitely not worth the calories. Our server was very casual but pleasant and efficient.

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Yuminmytum
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was excellent and the food was delicious. As a hard of hearing person, I really appreciated that the noise level was low. We will be back!!

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RChaCha
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is such a great venue! I love it every time. The food is great! The drinks are beautiful and delicious! And the vibe is fun and classy. Our flank steak and frites were perfectly prepared and the Brussel sprouts were so yummy!! Thanks for another fantastic night!! See you soon!

FAQs

Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 260-1219.

Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 367 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.