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Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar, Calgary, AB

Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar

4.6
4.6
760 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
  • Fancy
A boldly modern interpretation of authentic prairie fare from Chef Rupert Garcia, closely intermingled with the elegance and gravitas of Fairmont Palliser – Hawthorn is both iconic and unexpected.

In the heart of a city’s icon, in the landscape of the prairies, where our history meets our future: Hawthorn inside Fairmont Palliser offers a boldly modern interpretation of authentic prairie fare.

Enduring significance meets exhilarating newness as Hawthorn serves up familiarity with a twist of modernity. A fresh sense of sophistication, rooted in place.

**Enjoy complimentary valet parking every day from 5 pm until close, exclusively for our dinner guests**

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 10:30 am–3:30 pm Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 260-1219
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Rupert Garcia
  • Private party facilities
    A boldly modern interpretation of authentic prairie fare, closely intermingled with the elegance and gravitas of Fairmont Palliser – Hawthorn is both iconic and unexpected.
  • Private party contact
    Hawthorn General Manager: (403) 260-1274
  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Cross Street
    9th Avenue SW & 1st Street SW
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • TuesDATE Night @ Hawthorn

    Multiple dates available
    Tuesday Nights | 5pm-Close $115/per couple INCLUDING complimentary valet parking Discover Calgary’s perfect mid-week Date Night. Charm your special someone in our uniquely gorgeous Hawthorn Dining Room. This special date night offer includes a prix-fixe menu with a sharing plate to start, your choice of main course each, a shared dessert to enjoy together and a perfectly paired bottle of red or white wine from our Sommelier’s selection. To ensure your special night out is full of elegance and grace, complimentary Valet Parking is available to our valued Date Night guests. Elevate your Tuesday night with the ultimate in luxury and join us for an unforgettable evening of enchantment.
  • Home-Style Sundays @ Hawthorn

    $39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Sundays are for family, friends and food. Indulge in the warmth of Sundays with a feast that feels just like home. Gather your loved ones and join us every week for a delightful homestyle Sunday night dinner, featuring a rotating menu unveiled every Thursday on our Instagram. Let us make your visit even easier by extending complimentary Valet Parking for our Sunday night guests.
  • Friday & Saturday Night Prix-Fixe Menu ($55.00)

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us every Friday & Saturday night for Chef Rupert Garcia's 3-course Prix-Fixe menu for only $55.00 per person! Add custom wine pairings for each course for only $30.00 more per person! SMALL PLATE Garden Medley [gf,v] Tomato, Cucumber, Labneh, Honey, Pepita ~ ENTRÉE Grilled Steak Diane [gf, df] Alberta Succotash, Herb Chutney, Forest Mushroom, Mustard ~ DESSERT Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse [gf] Chocolate Brownie, Dulce de Leche

Offers

  • Wine Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Enjoy half priced bottles of wine all day and night every Wednesday at Hawthorn!

  • Flute Fridays @ Hawthorn Bar

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Celebrate the beginning of the weekend with an effervescent soirée at Hawthorn. Join us for Flute Fridays where Veuve Clicquot & Moët Chandon, brut or rosé, are featured at $20 per glass. Available from 4pm until closing *every Friday*, partake in a refined toast to the weekend.

What 760 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Great for live music

  • Calgary

    Great for live music

760 Reviews
  1. Wrench

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were entertaining clients. Everything went well except they had only 1 bottle of the wine I chose from the reserve wine list.

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  2. RitaP

    Calgary

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a 5:15 p.m. appointment but we were 2 hours early. Hostess was lovely and explained a limited menu but still seated us. Our waitress Jessica helpful and let me try wine before I ordered. 5 oz wines are dear. Food, limited, but very good. We will return. Music a tad loud for me and not 'country' enough for Stampede but overall the ambience was great.

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  3. MikeF

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredible service, wonderful food, beautifully presented

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  4. DavidT

    Calgary

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an extraordinary evening celebrating our 39th anniversary at The Hawthorn at The Fairmont Palliser. The venue is new and modern, and everyone working there is professional and friendly. Everyone knew it was our anniversary. Our server Teresa was professional, courteous and friendly, and made us feel very welcome. The Palliser Clam Chowder was presented in a bowl, and the broth added after the plate was brought to the table. Subtle flavours of clam and beautiful presentation. The Beef Tartare was light and flavourful, and just the right size. The Shrimp and Walleye Risotto was outstanding. The hit of the evening was the Foie Gras & Confit Beef Tongue Pâté. The foie gras was buttery and smooth; the pâté ---amazing flavours! No butter needed for the bread! We are most grateful to the entire team, but especially our server Teresa, and Chef Rupert Garcia who came out and presented us with the Foie Gras and Chowder dishes. Thanks, Chef, to you and your team for making our anniversary very special.

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  5. ArdhiS

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff very friendly and attentive. The food fresh and delicious. Highly recommended!!

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  6. JeanD

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my BF's birthday. Love the atmosphere. So old school classy. Server Theresa was very attentive and lovely. I had a margarita and my BF had a virgin cesaer. Both were fine. Nothing special, nothing to complain about. For food, we started with the shared cesaer salad. For mains, I had the steelhead trout and my partner had the short ribs with tomatoes and brussel sprouts. Food was uninspiring and rather dull in flavour overall with the exception of the brussel sprouts which were amazing. To unpack a bit more detail, the complementary buns were amazing but the butter had zero flavour despite the flowery description of it - "herbs and ash". Definitely needed a sprinkle of sea salt. The salad also had pretty much no flavour. Presentation was lovely but bland to eat. My trout was overcooked (but I don't mind. I enjoy a bit of crunch.) and had no discernible flavour profile. The beets as the accoutrement were the highlight and were really good. The short ribs were delightful with the au jus but the tomatoes as a side were the biggest disappointment. Cutting them in chunks without removing seeds just left them as kind of a soggy mess on the plate. No flavour there either. Just warm, soggy tomatoes. But returning to the brussel sprouts - divine. Lovely crunch and flavour. They were the highlight of the culinary experience of the evening. The restaurant provided a very lovely slice of chocolate mousse cake for my BF's birthday. My BF is unable to eat sugar and I don't like chocolate, but we did each have a taste and can vouch for its excellence. Overall, I could give this restaurant another try but for the price point, I think there are better food choices to be had in the city. Still, the vibe and the service and the OK'ness of the food can earn a 3/5.

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  7. DenisP

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very pleasant and relaxing place to dine. Our friends visiting from Winnipeg really enjoyed the meal and the ambience. The lady was at the hotel when she was a very young girl - her grandfather was a train engineer, and he stayed over at the Palliser frequently as that was a location where they changed train crews. So the visit meant a lot to her. Thank-you.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food served quickly, warm and with a smile. Delicious

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  9. Drew

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance is amazing, but unfortunately the service fell short. The food was good, but the price was tough to stomach.

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  10. Momm53

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Made a reservation for our 50th wedding anniversary. Asked to be seated by the fireplace. Manager greeted us with energetic congratulations on our anniversary. He asked the people who were seated at the table to please leave, which we felt very bad about. But he said they had been there for over two hours already. The table by the fireplace is perfect place for a romantic dinner. Unfortunately there was a large group seated next to the wall, and it was very loud. They offered to move us, but we said we would rather stay by the fireplace. It wasn't too bad. Our first course was clam chowder soup, and it was delicious as usual. It is served with the clams and bread cubes at the bottom of a large bowl. Then the server pours over top of that the creamy base. Couldn't be better. We were then served with a pan of white bread and butter with ash and herbs. The bread was dry and stale. We told the person who brought us our soup that the bread was not good, and he said he would talk to the chef. The manager then came around to see how everything was going, and we told him about the bread. He replaced it with perfect fresh bread immediately. Getting stale bread should not have happened. Our main course was a 12 oz Black Apron tenderloin that we split. We chose brussel sprouts and fries. The entire meal couldn't have been better. The steak was cooked to perfection, and the au jus was almost the best part. Dessert was the cinnamon cake and it was very good. When the check arrived, I mentioned to the server that it was our 50th wedding anniversary. She apologized for not knowing this information previously. We were disappointed that the manager failed to mention this to his wait staff. We weren't looking for a free dessert, but just a candle in the cake would have been nice. All in all, it was a very lovely dinner and the food was delicious as usual, other than the buns. With free valet parking, it makes for a great night out.

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Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 760 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar

133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2M3

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    9th Avenue SW & 1st Street SW
  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 10:30 am–3:30 pm Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Rupert Garcia
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (403) 260-1219
  • Private party facilities
    A boldly modern interpretation of authentic prairie fare, closely intermingled with the elegance and gravitas of Fairmont Palliser – Hawthorn is both iconic and unexpected.
  • Private party contact
    Hawthorn General Manager: (403) 260-1274
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