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The Banquet - University District, Calgary, AB

The Banquet - University District

4.2
4.2
214 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Our custom built food menu is going to keep you coming back for more! With food specials every day of the week you'll have to try everything on we have to offer! We have a variety of signature cocktails and drinks available! With over 30 beers on tap, you'll be sure to find exactly what you're looking for! 4 lanes for duck pin bowling ! Come strike up a conversation and enjoy Calgary's best bowling alley.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Canadian, Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–1:00 am Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (587) 943-4726
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Duck Pin Bowling

    $10.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Book an hour of duck pin bowling! If guests are more than 15 minutes late from your reserved time, The Banquet has the right to give away the lane.

Offers

  • $2 Bowling Mondays!

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Join us for $2 Bowling Mondays, First come first serve! Bowling $2.00 Per Person & $5.00 per person for shoes rentals - Payment required upon arrival - All bowlers must wear bowling shoes while on lanes!

What 214 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

214 Reviews
  1. HaileyS

    New York City

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was expecting more of a Rec Room type experience with more games like billiards, ping pong, foozeball, corn hole or connect 4, etc for our family to engage in while we waited for food and hung out on a rainy day. It’s a normal restaurant with a few pay to play arcade games and tiny little bowling lanes, smaller than 5 pin. Our kids played arcade games but they were in the worst spot crammed up against another full table. Wait staff did not tell us how to interact with the space if there were any other opportunities for us to do things while there. Won’t return, just wasn’t what we expected at all and felt very mid.

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  2. MarianC

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    pizzas were very good. I would definitely come back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing, vibe and ambience was great and the food was pretty good. Definitely will go back.

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  4. Phil

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Decent venue with lots of space. Attentiveness of servers and quality of nachos left a bit to be desired though. It took nearly 20 minutes to get our first drink the other night with the bar maybe only 15% full.

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  5. BillO

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time at Sunday Brunch. Fun environment.

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  6. KellyC

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot, good food, excellent service will be back!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    While the place is nice, the food was cold when we got it. It took forever to come and there wasn't a lot of service.

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  8. StefanyR

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to go with friends or family even kids. The bolos is small but kindly. Amazing time

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was impossibly slow and there were only a few tables when we got there. The menu is not properly labeled for food preferences/allergies. I was charged extra for a side that the server suggested but she failed to mention it would cost more. Kids were screaming while they were bowling on the other side of the booth. Both of my friends had these weird burnt hashbrown rectangle cakes. My friend’s steak was way overcooked. It was an unpleasant experience overall and I would not go back.

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  10. Anniversary

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I would’ve given 5 stars across the board -and usually do- except this time there were some annoyances with our experience. We brought our two kids for the first time and did do an hour of bowling. The bowling was awesome. It’s always super fun. Our appetizers (poutine and trash can nachos) were yummy (you can order the poutine without the Boursin added) and we enjoyed them. The toppings on the nachos are kind of odd- not really traditional nacho toppings- but it was surprisingly tasty. The restaurant was out of chocolate milk AND didn’t offer regular white milk apparently which- when you are there with kids is not cool. My chicken fingers were really good; although the fries were good in our poutine (maybe because they were covered in gravy?) … the “plain” fries that came with my chicken fingers were not. They were soggy and bland. I am wondering if they changed their fries because when I last at the banquet in April 2023- the fries were AMAZING then. One kiddo also had the chicken fingers and fries from the kid menu and she enjoyed them. Other kiddo ordered from the Spring feature menu and she enjoyed her honey garlic chicken skewers with rice. My husband had the steak sandwich for first time and would NOT order it again. His error- he didn’t notice on the menu that it’s served with a brown gravy/sauce all over and according to him it was “gross”. Our server was pretty good, she was friendly and cheerful however not without a couple hiccups though- she forgot one beer my husband ordered (she never rang it in so we weren’t charged for it) and we got served our food and then had to wait for her to bring cutlery and napkins. That shouldn’t happen.

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FAQs

The Banquet - University District is rated 4.2 stars by 214 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 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Banquet - University District

3957 University Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2V7

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–1:00 am Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Canadian, Contemporary Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
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