Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar

4.2
333 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 333 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipLaurieC
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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vipCNSx
Calgary
7 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!

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Donnanaggie
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You need more fireplace seatings! :). I am looking forward to a winter menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food

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Jane
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Arrived at 6:30 pm, busy but not overly busy, service was okay but very slow, disappointed.

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NeilT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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vipkimb
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipGreg
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

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.

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Donnanaggie
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing gem. Huge. Brilliant food. We love the tomahawk. So fun.

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Kary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

A lovely interior, but service was just okay, food was good but not great, and drinks are really overpriced. Overall would not recommend.

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escaped
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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RaineM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bobbie was our server and the entire experience was spectacular!

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steven
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipBINE1
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

What a disappointment! Tiny menu and some dishes we

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vipJenelle
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience3

For the price of the dishes, the value was not there.

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KarenB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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VanessaB
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

Waiter was rude and not attentive
Food was nothing special ; expected more

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TOMMY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

Two major menu items missing

Went elsewhere

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CharmaineC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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GordonS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

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.

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vipLaurenH
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location for an occasion. and beautiful decor.

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vipGabrielD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

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.

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SanjayC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

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.

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BARBH
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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RAHULB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Ordered chicken sausage. Thought it was an actual meal. Nope. Only 2 sausages. Plates were too small for my burger

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TanyaA
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

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.

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love it here ! We have been going for anniversary for the past 26 years. Always been amazing service and food

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vipLexicon
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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Mariepierrec
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food and cocktails!

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TatyanaM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

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!

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Fernando
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience2

No money value at all, renovation season plus hotel guests

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DaveG
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Poor service. Entrees were not very good. Expensive, small portion sizes, poor value. We will never eat there again.

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TJapp
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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 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.