Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar
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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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Steak & Eggs
Two Eggs Served Any Style, Chimichurri, Breakfast Potatoes
Radicchio, Citrus, Cilantro, Pistachio
Fried Brussels Sprouts
Chili Lime Vinaigrette, Cashew
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.
Menu is very very limited and over-priced I.e. hamburger and fries $22.
Food was fantastic but the service is what made it stand out. Went for brunch on Saturday.
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.
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!!
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!
You need more fireplace seatings! :). I am looking forward to a winter menu.
Arrived at 6:30 pm, busy but not overly busy, service was okay but very slow, disappointed.
Excellent ambience, I found the menu to be a little bit lacking in Excellent ambience, I found the menu to be a little bit lacking in Choices. The steak I had was very good though. Thank you
Our server was great and the room was amazing!
The wine list needs to be updated. It is pricey so there needs to be a better wine selection.
The quality of food was excellent. The disappointment is wth the table size. For a group of 4 to order multiple dishes with wine glasses & water glasses they are unable to bring more than two dishes and even then you’ll need to remove the candle centrepiece. Very uncomfortable.
Amazing gem. Huge. Brilliant food. We love the tomahawk. So fun.
A lovely interior, but service was just okay, food was good but not great, and drinks are really overpriced. Overall would not recommend.
It must be noted that the experience of every excellent evening at an establishment begins with excellent staff. The two attending our table were wonderful and delightful. Great evening out.
Bobbie was our server and the entire experience was spectacular!
Morning breakfast after a wedding. Bride found egg shells in her eggs benedict. And hollandaise was warm not hot. Service was fantastic. My 2 egg breakfast was good. Just warm though.
What a disappointment! Tiny menu and some dishes we
For the price of the dishes, the value was not there.
The space is very, very nice. A lovely place to sit and have a visit. The food was enjoyable and the service great. I have decided to come to dine here once a month this winter so I can enjoy dinning in very elegant surroundings. Because mobility is getting to be difficult for me, I love the added convenience of valet parking.
Waiter was rude and not attentive
Food was nothing special ; expected more
Waitress was very helpful in explaining the family style service and suggesting foods to order. But since we were only two, the portions were unexpectedly enourmous. Delicious, but a huge waste in this time of hungry, homeless people.
Two major menu items missing
We had a great time and it was our first time dining there. Lisa was very nice and friendly. We’re definitely coming back soon and bring our friends and family.
Overall we had a very enjoyable dinner, and though the food took a while we expected this because of Covid staff shortages to which we are very sympathetic. Although it is a question of taste buds, I found the food to be a little salty compared to other restaurant food. I think the restaurant could be improved by work on the accoustics, we could hear the conversations from other tables better than we could hear one another at our table.
Great location for an occasion. and beautiful decor.
We ordered breakfast and my eggs Benedict and potatoes were cold. My wife egg was over cooked like charred. We frequent the Fairmont sand have our wedding at Fairmont Banff in 2 weeks and hope the food is better.
This year I had decided to celebrate my birthday at the gorgeous Hawthorn restaurant with my wife and son. The food was very good. Upon our request, the hostess at Hawthorn agreed to replace beef burger with a chicken burger, even though it was not part of the menu. Chicken burgers were delicious. And my son enjoyed his steak. The ambience was classy. Only one note, please ensure to review your bill, before payment, to check the accuracy as I had found an extra charge for breads that we had not ordered. This was promptly corrected after I brought to my server's attention. Otherwise we had an enjoyable evening.
Note: As I was celebrating my birthday, there was a surprise desert from Hawthorn. This was complimentary and all of us had enjoyed the treat.
It was modern vintage Great Gatsby feel all around. Lots of great vibes, excellent service and exquisite food set in the iconic Palliser hotel right in the core of Calgary!
Ordered chicken sausage. Thought it was an actual meal. Nope. Only 2 sausages. Plates were too small for my burger
The service was very poor, the food was not great and the table was far too small to accommodate 5 people. A special request was made at the time the reservation was made indicating that we were celebrating a milestone birthday - zero acknowledgment. Would not recommend or go back. The Fairmont is no longer a high end experience, which is unfortunate. There were guests being seated that were in pyjama pants in the dining room.
We love it here ! We have been going for anniversary for the past 26 years. Always been amazing service and food
Amazing service and delicious food and cocktails!
Well, alcohol cocktails was perfect. However was not very impressed with food. I consider that Fairmont Hotel and inside restaurant is high end dinning. Its understandable by curtain dinning time they runout of food. we ordered endive salad- poor presentation, mixed 2 kind of cabbage one of them was SO bitter, dressing was good. Steak was served with French fries , honestly I was shocked - on plate cut steak and fries????..... nothing more to present nicely in high end dining place? And for desert was amazing blueberry tea very enjoyed ! however crepe cake again... disappointing. Over all that place I would call high end bar, absolutely huge variety and club/dance music. It would be better experience if they would play blues or light jazz for dining not rap or dance hip-hop. Regarding price - overly overpriced. Service was very good but they don't cook the food. Will I go there again ? probably 95% no.
I booked for a friends birthday dinner/drinks and we requested a little booth for our party of 3 but instead we were sat in the very back by the kitchen doors, smelly bussing station with bottles of cleaner and old rags , and right beside a mother trying to get her baby to sleep…. There were several tables that we asked to move to and were told”no!” rudely and abruptly as they were “fully booked”. We asked again as the table we were given was unacceptable and we were seriously considering leaving and going somewhere else at this point. Who we assume was the manager, came over to our table, and her entire demeanour was that she had been briefed and told we were being difficult and she needed to “put us in our place” and again told us they were “fully booked” but then offered two alternative tables that were hardly an improvement but at least were not next to the bussing station. All of the nice tables we wanted which were apparently all booked up went unused the rest of the night. The appetizers were good, and things were looking on the up. The waitress kindly topped up our champagne complementary. But next thing we know the kitchen was sold out of the chicken and scallop options, most everything on the menu was beef otherwise… which our birthday guest doesn’t eat. He tried a salmon dish but it was very fishy and seemed off so He didn’t eat it. The waitress was trying really hard as she could see we were unhappy…. But she seemed flustered and like she was playing catch-up all night. A few times throughout our evening we sat without drinks because the waitress forgot. We were all so excited to come after learning of the renovation. But sadly didn’t have the best experience, which I’ve come to expect at the Palliser after a bad experience staying new years eve a few years ago as well.
service wasn’t the best, he was not attentive or seemed to really care. the food was a let down and was not what we were expecting, it’s sad since it’s such a beautiful space!
No money value at all, renovation season plus hotel guests
Poor service. Entrees were not very good. Expensive, small portion sizes, poor value. We will never eat there again.
Beautiful surroundings with a comfortable feel. We chose this place for a small family dinner due to its location and the fact that it’s known for its setting inside the Palliser Fairmont Hotel downtown Calgary.
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 333 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.