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The Guild

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Steak
The Guild exemplifies a new and exciting take on the finest traditions of butchery, cookery and bar-keeping. The name is inspired by guild halls from the past, which served as a meeting places and secret societies for artists and merchants. Honouring local beef, game and fowl, and utilizing traditional cooking techniques over wood and coal, The Guild chefs are preparing a fitting homage to proud Canadian carnivores.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1050 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MB123
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. It started to rain while we were on the patio and we were quickly accommodated no problem. And we were given a complimentary dessert for the birthday we were celebrating!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Took a while to get the drink menu, as well as our first drink order in, but due to how busy it was the manager actually stepped up to help our waitress which was really great to see! Super happy with our overall experience, will come back and would recommend! Fo sizzle

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JuliaD
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Guild staff was absolutely amazing and incredibly kind to myself and my large group. We reserved 2 tables for 12 people (6 people per table). Restaurants are under strict rules during this pandemic, and The Guild staff tried their hardest to give our group a great experience, while still following the pandemic rules they were given. They gave us tables that made it so our 2 groups of 6 were able to be "close" to each other, while ensuring the safety of everyone and following the rules. The host (I believe his name is Ryan) was absolutely one of the kindest humans; we were asking a bunch of questions and requests and he was so helpful and respectful. It was such a great experience, and I definitely recommend The Guild for a beautiful patio experience, delicious drinks, and amazing staff.

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ElsieS
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great servers; excellent table. Drinks were great. Would like to see some guacamole and chips or a vegie type of appetizer on the happy hour menu. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great patio dining!

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BrieanaM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Great service, good was ok. Good ambiance, and drinks.

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marshall
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Seated where we wanted and service was amazing. Took my wife for her birthday and they even made her a special desert based on dietary needs. Would dine here again.

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SuzanneP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. There are options for both the meet lover and the vegans In the group! Was not a cheap date night, but it was our anniversary and was perfect for the occasion

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DP23
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing (Julian)! Good food, great cocktails.

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Rinny
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had such a lovely time! They seated us on the patio so we could wait out some dark clouds and hope for sun, but moved us inside as soon as the weather soured. It was our last date night before baby comes (I’m pregnant) and the person who greeted us made us a round of custom cocktails to begin - virgin for me, and tequila for my husband. They were so good! The server gave us our space while we enjoyed some bar bites and shared a pizza (and each other’s company). We were there for over 2 hours and never once felt rushed- we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Great customer service!

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Jndau
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

The ambience of The Guild was great. Low lighting and elegant decoration.

The food was average. We had the prix fixe menu for YYC food & drink experience. Appetizers were good - we had salmon mousse and shishito peppers. Main course we had beouf bourguignon and it was way salty and lacked balance. For dessert, peach cobbler was fantastic, however the chocolate lava cake was disappointing. The cake was not warm and there was no lava at all!

The service was very disappointing. We had to wait 30-45 minutes between courses, and the restaurant was not that busy! The servers were bustling between tables but it seemed ours was ignored.

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LB123
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly staff and yummy food. Would recommend!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food is well prepared, the flavours well balanced and the presentation of the food is very good. The service is exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are always satisfied with the great food and excellent service we receive when visiting The Guild. It continues to be a favourite of mine and my wife, and we will be returning soon.

JB
JustineB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect atmosphere. Quality product and service. I highly recommend.

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Lilac
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

I loved the atmosphere but was disappointed with the fixed price menu food that I got.
In addition, we waited about 20 minutes between the appetizers and the main to arrive.
We had to order our desserts to go as we were tight on time at that point.
I was really disappointed at how they packed it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Greated at the door and immediately taken to table. Very attentive server and excellent service. Attention to detail. Food was fabulous and well presented.

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NinaBoninaBrown
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We came for the YYC Food Expo. The food was unfortunately disappointing. The mussels and salad were bland. The linguine was too salty and the banh mi pizza was boring and one note. The ice cream sandwich left a grit on your palate but enjoyed that it the right amount of sweetness.

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MarilynL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent food and service! I'll be going back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Guild is absolutely amazing ! Great food , great atmosphere and spectacular service ! One of my favorite places to dine !

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JC33
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Came in for yyc food expo prix fixe menu. Have dined here a few times before and loved it so I suspect that fact made this experience more disappointing. Honestly was just strange from outset. Walking in we were greeted by the scent of what I would guess was a sewer backup. It did not waft into dining room so no big deal. Greeted by server she was nice enough, started looking menu over. Decided on what we were going to have as well as wine. Server took order and mised table. Good so far. Appetizers of salmon and beef carpaccio were very good. Entrees arrived bourguignon and chicken. Both were decent but not great, choice of what I can only describe as a Yorkshire pudding bread bowl with bourguignon was just strange and probably should have been left out chicken was not bad but my overall perception that I was left with was everything seemed over salted. Again odd, not enough to send back or complain but just surprising. Desserts of lava cake & peach cobbler again underwhelming. Lava cake was still cool so no lave more like ganache and cobbler was average. End of day I would sum up overall experience as failing on the details that made this place so good in past visits. I’m going to chalk this experience up as an outlier and my wife and I will give it another try soon to see if perception changes.

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vipfoodie007
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food the only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because they charged $70 for a bottle of Zonin. Total rip.

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SueH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Our main server was a bit slow and didn’t really listen. The other servers were great. Went as part of the YYC food and drink experience and the price fixe menu was very good, except they had already fun out of one of the appetizer choices and it was only the first day of the two week menu. The food was great, and well presented. The restaurant ambiance and decor were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

We came in for lunch and tried the pre-fixe menu for the YYC food & drink experience. We were pretty disappointed with everything except dessert. Not the usual high standards we are used to at the guild.

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gooddog54
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In for business lunch and had great service (server made recommendations without us having to ask!) food was so good looked good on the plate and generous portions. A great all around experience

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great spot to dine, and very conducive to discussion over lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ask for Ben. Great server....Was very engaging, insightful and provided great service. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the guild. I love the restaurant but this experience was especially special as I was on a date. Thanks Ben looking forward to you having to serve us again.

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Miker
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This well thought out and well executed restaurant is my standby for business lunches and summer deck tourist experience.
Good food, good service, good value, good location!

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RyanB
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

We went for a business lunch, food and service was great, music was too loud so it was hard to visit.

Not sure if I would hold another business lunch there. We had 5 of us at the table and we all had to lean in to talk to each other.

Aside from that, it was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2Food4Service5Ambience4

We went to the Guild tonight as there website promoted half price pasta and pizza. We were seated, ordered and ate our meals which were both pasta dishes. When the bill came it was full price. We asked to see the manager and were told the promotion was not applicable this evening. We weren’t told ahead of time and the manager did not honour the promotion. The service and food were good but the response to honouring the promotion was extremely poor. As a regular customer we were very disappointed and would have expected them to post at the entrance or tell us before we were seated that the promotion was not applicable this evening.

Update - We we’re contacted by the restaurant following our review and their follow up and response were excellent. We have dined at the Guild numerous times and found this evening out of character compared to our previous experiences. We commend the restaurant on their quick professional response.

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JacklynF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

On a moderately busy night, table was severely lacking.
Beverage service almost nonexistent.

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JadeB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible, however the service was awful! We were there for two hours and most of that was waiting for our drinks and food! Our waitress had way too many tables!

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CloeP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

We did visit The Guild for Valentines Day.
The food was amazing.
Unfortunately the service was way too quick.
We didn't even had our starters plate cleared that the main course was coming.
Almost same for dessert.
The service looked really confused and disorganized.
Other than that the experience was nice.
We were just expecting a little bit of surprise for that special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. The food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, and great service! Our 2nd time there and will definitely be going back. The chuck burger was amazing

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vipSheldonS
Edmonton
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Service needs some improvement but this place has the potential be be amazing. Very cool ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

I have been wanting to dine at this restaurant for some time. I must say I was disappointed. The service was ok but the food was far below my expectations. My wife and I both ordered the chuck burger. Both burgers were over cooked, dry and hard. My wife had an upset stomach the next day. Not a restaurant we will be returning to or recommending.

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KasseeB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honestly the best steak we have ever had in the city ... 10/10 I could recommend everything we had was to die for and the staff was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant.highly recomend.Service and food 5 star will become a regular customer .thankyou really impressed by hospitality shown to me

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LauraK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the Chuck burger, it was so delicious ! I’d definitely come back and try more dishes. Staff very friendly and attentive to your needs. The ambiance is amazing, love the style and the comfortable romantic feel of this restaurant.

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