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Our menu is a fresh interpretation of traditional, healthy, & amp; flavorful recipes derived from whole food cooking, created with high quality ingredients without additives or preservatives.
The selection of wine, beer, beverages compliment the wide array of robust dishes that change seasonally to reflect market availability
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Eaten here a number of times and have never been disappointed. We drive from Calgary to eat here.
This restaurant is wonderful ... so quaint and the food is top notch. We will be back!
Thank you for your visit! _We hope we do see you again soon, we appreciate the kind words!
This is a very nice place to spend time and enjoy your meal. Menu is great and the food is very well prepared.
Thank you RobinA, We are so fortunate to have a wonderful chef and the best customers, we appreciate you visiting us and taking the time to leave such a wonderful review, we hope to see you again soon!
Very good meal with a very good atmosphere on the patio.
Thank you Rene, The patio is always a great spot in the summer, from people watching to soaking in some sunshine! Thank you for your visit, we hope to see you again soon!
Excellent food and atmosphere, we ate outside on the patio and it was very nice.
JolanG, Thank you for visiting us, the patio is a great spot and we appreciate you choosing us for your visit. It always means so much and we are so glad you enjoyed your experience, we hope to see you again soon!
Always our favourite place to eat in Ocotoks. They never disappoint!
DavidF, Thank you, we love seeing our repeat guests, you have all become like family to us, thank you so much for your visit, we hope to see you again soon!
One of our hidden gems here in Okotoks, the best food also comes with the best service! Always well done here!
Brett, Thank you so much for this incredible review and excellent rating, your kind words made our morning! With all these great comments we wont be a hidden gem long! We appreciate your wonderful words and we hope to see you again soon!
Great restaurant highly recommend. Great ambience
Thank you VinceP, We appreciate you visiting and choosing the Heartland Cafe & Restaurant! We hope to see you again soon and enjoy your summer!
The service and food was outstanding. Very glad we went there to celebrate our anniversary.
Thank you BrianB, We appreciate you choosing us for your anniversary, its always so special to us when we are chosen to celebrate such wonderful events!
The menu at Heartland was varied, with vegetarian options available, all at a medium pricepoint. The food was excellent, the service was good with a friendly and efficient waitress. Heartland is a charming place and, as a converted old church, it's unique. I recomment Heartland!
Thank you for this beautiful review SusanL, With all of these wonderful comments we wonder if there was anything we could have done to earn a fifth star or if there could have been anything you would request to make it more perfect for you. Please feel free to send us your comments and let us know.
My Chef Salad was very good. But my friend ordered the Beet Salad and could not eat it. Said it had a bitter taste. She only picked at it and had a few bites. Thankfully, the server did not charge her for it. She wasn’t sure what was causing the taste as she liked all the ingredients that were listed on the menu.
We sat outside in the shade and that was lovely. Would have preferred if there was no music at all.
Benny, We appreciate your response and we are always happy to accomodate and do what we can to make things up. Sorry about your salad and appreciate you bringing it to our attention, this was a first for us. The beet salad is one of our most popular dishes so we would definitely love to ensure its perfect. We are always listening to the feedback of our guests and ensuring we are accommodating as many as possible, the patio is a hit in the summer and we thank you for your comments!
First time...was VERY impressed! The food was outstanding, the cocktails perfect, and the service top notch! We have been recommending Heartland Cafe to all of our friends. We'll be back!
ScottM, Thank you for your first visit, we love hearing that people checked out our restaurant and rally enjoyed themselves. We are always happy to welcome you back and thank you for exploring something new. We very much appreciate this wonderful review!
delicious food. friendly staff. great atmosphere. and they handle all the covid protocols perfectly so you can relax and enjoy dining out again.
Thank you Bookie52, We have done everything we can, even exceeding some protocols, to ensure we are a safe location for guests to enjoy a wonderful evening out and dine with comfort! Thank you for your review!
Had our 43 Anniversary Dinner. Was perfect. Food was beautiful and delicious. Well done. Also felt safe. 😊
JimM, Thank you for choosing us for such a wonderful celebration, we are so pleased you chose us and that your experience was wonderful!
We enjoyed our meal so much! The desserts were excellent.
My husband had the duck breast, and I had the pecan
Chicken breast. Everything was delicious! A perfect meal.
We will definitely return.
Shawster, Thank you, we are so glad you enjoyed your meals and appreciate you choosing us. We look forward to welcoming you again for another great meal!
Love the ambience in the old church.
Perfect for a ladies lunch. Food so fresh as always.
KateD, Thank you for this great review, we are so glad you and your friends could enjoy some time together, thank you for choosing our setting to do so. See you again soon!
We always enjoy our dining experience at your cafe.
JoA1, Thank you for mentioning you always enjoy the meal, your rating was quiet low, by any change could this be mixed up? 5 is a great rating whereas 1 is a low rating... if there was any reason you didnt love it, could you let us know.
Heartland not only serves gourmet food but the staff there treat you like royalty. The ambience and locale is perfect for a relaxing and upscale experience .
Darren, This is a huge compliment, we believe every guest should be treated well, thank you for these outstanding words and for visiting us, we look forward to having King Darren in again!
The service and food is always excellent and the atmosphere is lovely.
Thank you Tigger, If we are going to be consistent at anything we love that we are able to still wow you with our service! We look forward to your next visit!
It is a pleasant drive from Calgary to the Heartland Cafe & Restaurant for lunch and well worth it! We were pleased to see that the staff are adhering to the new safety requirements with ample space between the tables for no more than five people. Our server, Reanna, immediately greeted us and took us to our table. The fascinating history of the building dating back to 1902 is written at the top of the menu. There are some new interesting choices in the menu but I ordered my favourite Beet Salad with a side order of Pecan Chicken Breast. This was a delicious combination and still the best Beet Salad that I ever eaten! My husband enjoyed his Beef Burger. Reanna was a very attentive and pleasant server. She described the tempting options for dessert but we were full! The Heartland has a lovely ambiance, a great menu and efficient, friendly service. It's one of our favourite restaurants!
Thank you Mecrat! We will be sure to pass the lovely note on. All of our staff have been adjusting well, they have missed our guests as much as we have. It is only possible because our customers are so patient and cooperative as well that we are able to continue to keep the community safe. We are so pleased to hear you loved everything about your visit and next time you'll know to save room for dessert! We look forward to seeing you again!
Fantastic food, great service! Beautiful ambiance!! They did a great job making us feel safe with all if the covid 19 proper procedures.
Thank you Anonymous, We have done everything we can to keep everyone safe and still help them feel as comfortable and normal as possible, thank you for noting that. We appreciate being open and having wonderful guests as you to visit us! See you soon!
Heartland was outstanding! We had the surf and turf, it was cooked to absolute perfection. So fresh and full of flavor. From the cocktails through to desert was delicious! Our server knew every detail of the menu and was an absolute gentleman to top everything off! Highly recommend Heartland Cafe Okotoks
RoxanneG, The surf and turf has been a big hit so we ar eso glad that we are able to bring in fresh food and welcome our guests back. Thank you for choosing the Heartland Cafe & Restaurant, and recommending us to your friends and fmaily, it means so much to us.
Super caesar salad...best I've had! My friend had a chicken brie sandwich without the bread and apple. She loved it.
MarleneA, Who knew salads could be so amazing! We knew that if you made something special out of every dish, you can make guests happy! Thank you for these kind words!
Heartland never disappoints. Food, people, ambiance and service always top notch.
The food was very flavourful as always. Very quick to receive our order which was great. However I was surprised to see that the starting tip percentage was set at 18 where it always used to be 15. Is this the new normal now?
CeeBee, Thank you, we are so glad to have you back and have our guests start celebrating again. We have loved seeing all of the celebrations and the joy in being able to get together again. We have not changed our amounts on large groups but please feel free to chat with us in person if you ever have a concern, we are always hapy to talk to our guests!
We ate on the patio since it was a beautiful evening. Servers wore masks and hand sanitizer was at the entrance. We started with the beet salad with cream feta dressing.
It was excellent. We had halibut-cooked perfectly and lamb shank- so tender for our entrees. Both were very delicious. Wine selections were very good. We will be back.
Thank you and we loved welcoming you back. The patio is always incredible when the weather participates, so its a wonderful way to enjoy. Glad to hear that you are comfortable with all of our safety precautions and that you still very much enjoyed all of your meal. We look forward to welcoming you back again!
Wonderful restaurant and terrific staff. Ribs were tasty and loved the starter beet salad. On a warm evening the patio is great!!
The patio is such a wonderful place to sit and relax, thank you for taking the time to come back and join us again. We have missed seeing the smiles of our customers so this has been a delight. Glad everything was perfect and we will see you again soon!
Outstanding gourmet food
Thank you! We are so fortunate to have a wonderful chef in house that has been trained in Europe with an incredible set of skills. We are honored to be able to being his experience to Okotoks and ou community. Thank you for visiting, we will see you again soon!
Nice unique little place. Nice casual but formal if you know what I mean.
We know what you mean. We love blending something for everyone, whether you love to enjoy a burger or a steak, we have diversified our menu for everyone and we are so lucky to have one of the most incredible historic buildings to allow guests to dine in. Thank you for visiting, we will see you soon!
The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly food was superb
Thank you Neen, We love being able to have guests back and love that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for being so wonderful to serve and allowing us to welcome you back.
The food was fantastic! The ambiance was warm and inviting and they nailed the social distancing with taking out some tables and putting big plants on others. Will definitely be back soon.
CynthisS, Thank you, the space has been nice, and we would do whatever we can to see the smiles of our guests again, we know this is only temporary but are so delighted it means we can have guests back. Thank you for visiting, we hope to see you soon and we will be here if you need anything!
Love this heavenly little spot. So pretty and unique. Always get warm gracious service and excellent food!
Thank you. Being closed we missed our guests so much, we truly enjoy being able to welcome people, share their time with them and create dishes they won't forget, thank you! Its been wonderful and we hope to see you again!
We really enjoy our evening!Food was delicious and it was a wonderful surprise to be able to eat at the restaurant. I highly recommend it for a romantic night out!
Thank you KatieG, We hope your romantic evening was perfect, its a wonderful place to celebrate special events, thank you for noticing. We love welcoming you and look forward to seeing you again!
Fantastic as usual
Great..food always good
Food was poor in our opinion. Overcooked eggs Benedict. Very little food for the price so don’t go hungry. They automatically added 18% tip because we were 6.,4?adults and two toddlers!! Not impressed and won’t be returning
LOVED the avocado toast! They make great gin caesars too! Nice place for Sunday brunch.
The only reservation we have about this fine restaurant is that half price bottles of wine are advertised on the website. When we asked about this, the waitress said that that had been discontinued a while ago. She said that she would speak to someone and have it removed from the website. But it is still on the website. Other than this, it is a fine restaurant.
Fantastic dining experience! The food was prepared perfectly and our server was attentive and accurate with everything. Delicious!
Wonderful evening, as usual service is great, food is awesome. definitely recommend!
Heartland Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 995-4623.
Heartland Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.