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Thomsons Kitchen & Bar, Calgary, AB

Thomsons Kitchen & Bar

4.4
4.4
133 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Formerly known as the Sandstone Lounge, Thomsons Kitchen & Bar has been redefined as a destination for casual dining and after-work drinks. Guests can look forward to a menu offering authentic Canadian dishes prepared in a modern way and a stylish bar serving a well-curated selection of wines, local beers and specialty cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (403) 616-3567

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Alexander Schaefer

  • Private party facilities

    Thomsons Kitchen & Bar is available to be booked for private events. Right next to the restaurant is Thomsons Social Hub. Perfect for the unconventional and bold occasions, the Social Hub is a unique space that features original sandstone walls and brick archways from the 1890s. Its old-world charm is matched with modern conveniences and advanced audio-visual technology. Highlight of the space is an interactive open kitchen. Let's start planning your special event! Call our Sales & Catering team at (403) 717 1234 or email salescalrc@hyatt.com.

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    Located in downtown along the historic Stephen Avenue Walk

  • Parking Details

    Guests dining at Thomsons Kitchen & Bar are entitled to complimentary self-parking at the hotel @ $32 underground parkade (based on availability). Please present your parking ticket to a Thomsons server for validation. The hotel has temporarily suspended valet services as part of the enhance safety measures in place.

  • Public Transit

    The C-TRAIN platform is ideally situated adjacent to Hyatt Regency Calgary, where Thomsons Kitchen & Bar is located. You can travel for only $3.50 per trip. The Downtown C-TRAIN transportation is a free fare zone. Taxis are also available 24 hours a day in front of the hotel.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 133 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Child-Friendly

  • Calgary

    Child-Friendly

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  1. AL

    AlanL

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good had the Cod and Chips wife had the Crab Cakes. Must try the apple Empanada was really tasty.Waitress was very friendly and helpful. Definitely will be back!
  2. JC

    JudyC

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance & very clean. I enjoyed being seated next to the fireplace & it never felt cramped or too empty. I wish I had more of an appetite b/c I wanted to try many things on the menu, but what I did get I enjoyed. My friend’s entree was equally fantastic
  3. MC

    MarieChristine

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Not a great atmosphere. The buffet was set up in a room with a few tables. Food was very good but some dishes ran out at the buffet
  4. R

    Richard73

    Calgary

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Had a great night. The food was ok but batter was too heavy on the fish and chips and the seasoning was not to my liking on my salad. The band playing, Ready Set Bro was excellent.
  5. BW

    BettyW

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service. Me and my family always go back for the buffet.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service are excellent.
  7. FD

    FineDiners

    Calgary

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place to come pre-concert!
  8. PM

    PeterM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the Sunday buffet Great food great value great service PM
  9. DB

    DonB

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Thomsons was a better casual restaurant that was open on NYDay. We like to dine downtown after a Philharmonic Salute to Vienna Performance nearby. Reliably good and peaceful place to dine.
  10. t

    tlt13

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    We were mislead by the parking validation as the website does not say that food needs to be purchased or a minimum spend made to receive free parking. We had a large group of 16 people for drinks so our spend was significant but they would not validate our parking. So disappointed! Won’t be returning!

    Thomsons Kitchen & BarResponded on January 5, 2023Hello, tlt13. Thank you for bringing this concern to us. We're sorry to learn that our terms of parking validation were not clear and are subject to being misunderstood. We will review this and will provide detailed information soon to avoid confusion. If you'd like for us to reach out to you and provide an explanation of the incident, we'd be delighted to start a conversation. Please let us know how we can reach you.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Went to Thompsons for dinner on a Wednesday night. The restaurant wasn’t very busy, and the wait staff at the beginning were diligent and helpful. Towards the end of the visit, our waiter spent a noteable length of time visiting with another table, which overall ended up being 45 minutes of us sitting and waiting for the bill. My company was also initially wanting to order a dessert, but due to the gap between the waiter visiting us, they decided not too as it was too late. We would have probably not spent the 2.5 hours there that we did, and ended up having to flag our server down to get the bills. As for the food, the portions were generous for the price and the scale of the restaurant itself. The menu doesn’t have an overwhelming amount of options, but a diverse range of items you wouldn’t find at every restaurant (ie bison, boar, elk.) The food and ambience was very nice and while I would dine there again, I would explore other options in the area before I go back right away.
  12. Z

    Zauberin

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve set menu. Tasty and delicious 4 course meal. Outstanding service. Quiet ambiance with some background Xmas music . We would have wished for a choice for the entree; other high end hotels offer that choice since not everybody enjoys eating turkey. Maybe Thomsons Kitchen and Bar will offer the choice next year.
  13. S

    Sinclair

    Calgary

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spot on service, and the food was fresh, quick, and delicious.
  14. VH

    VirginiaH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent buffet, best I’ve ever enjoyed in Calgary. Christmas decor was the cherry on top.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went as part of Theatre Calgary dinner and a show set-menu. Excellent value for a delicious three course meal and drink. Service was quick and friendly. Validated parking underground was an extra bonus! Will definitely be doing this again!! Fantastic evening seeing Little Women. Highly recommend the whole package!

    Thomsons Kitchen & BarResponded on December 22, 2022Thank you for supporting our local business and patronizing local theatres and their talents. We're glad that you enjoyed the Stellar Set Dinner offering in partnership with Theatre Calgary. It's a match made in heaven! We look forward to your return as we'll be updating our menus based on the show that will be playing. It's going to be an experience for the senses!

  16. J

    Jordy

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The website and servers are not on the same page regarding promotions.
  17. L

    Lydia

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, wish breakfast buffet to be back
  18. JM

    JordanM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 experience. Our server, Ringo was fantastic and made sure our glasses were never empty. Super attentive and funny! The food was great, everything we had was prepared perfectly and had lots of flavour.
  19. K

    Katy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to dinner before attending the theatre. Enjoyed the preset meal deal and had amazing service! Rowena made the night extra special as we celebrated our son’s birthday occasion!
  20. JT

    JayT

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great location and the food choices! Good variety on the menu.
  21. JA

    JayA

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    We went for a 7pm dinner date, they insisted on seating us right next to the only other seated table of men, who were incredibly loud and obnoxious, and also directly beside an open ballroom where staff would go to sneeze, cough, and take personal calls…. Service was incredibly slow. There were only 3 seated tables and a few people at the bar when we were leaving, and it took 20 minutes and then my husband going up to the bar to get a bill despite asking for it earlier. We watched a waiter sneeze into his hand then pick up and serve a plate with the same hand seconds later without sanitizing. Our meal was quite good. That was the only redeeming quality. We’re here for 3 days at the hotel and won’t be going back. After dinner we strolled down Stephen Ave and went to Hys for dessert and drinks and got the 5 star service and ambience we were looking for at the same price point.
  22. JJ

    JillJ

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were wanting a quick delicious meal before heading to the theatre. We were all extremely happy with our decision to try Thomson's. Our meals were outstanding, portion sizes were just right, you didn’t feel like you needed a bank loan to pay for a great meal and our server was very professional. To top it all off, we got free parking!
  23. CN

    CatherineN

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although their Brunch buffet was pricey..it was well worth it! Huge selection of both breakfast and entree items, delicious and great service.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service at opening
  25. RG

    RomanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Top class meals, had a dinner here and then a breakfast while staying at the hotel. Both days had a wonderful experience at a rather democratic process. Amazing value, highly recommended!
  26. NC

    NanC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, perfect atmosphere - no loud music to shout over.
  27. TW

    TonyW

    Calgary

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The Sunday brunch had a great selection of food there. Chef made omelets, an assortment of salads, chef served prime rib roast, seafood like shrimp cocktails, smoked salmon and mussels, other unique items that I normally don't see at a brunch, like a few dim sum items. They refreshed the dishes often to keep them fresh. The brunch comes with the usual, orange/apple juice, coffee/tea. Unfortunately, with all the great food show-cased, the service was very mediocre, it took a long time to get coffee/tea or water for the table (had to ask 2 or 3 times). I saw another table go to the serving station to get they own fluids refilled and I had to ask the bartender to get the water to be served when it didn't show for 10m after being ordered. If the drinks station was at the food section where you can help yourself instead, I would have probably given a higher score since I'll be able to get drinks refilled myself, however, with the very slow service, it really brought the review down. If you don't mind the slow service, the food offering was fantastic.

    Thomsons Kitchen & BarResponded on November 16, 2022Hello, TonyW! Thank you very much for your positive review of our Sunday Brunch Buffet. While we understand that you find our food spread impressive, it was on service that we fell short on. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention as it will help us improve tremendously. Trust that your feedback has been shared with the restaurant's managers. You should see improvements right away. We hope you can give us another chance to impress you.

  28. PA

    PatA

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was delicious as always. Staff friendly and professional
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was served hot and tasty and we had plenty of time to enjoy before our Theatre Calgary time. Our waiter was friendly, efficient and humorous - we enjoyed his good service and will dine again at Thomsons. Ambience was good- not noisy or hectic and we could chat without needing to shout.
  30. MR

    MarkR

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Food and service was spot on! Highly recommend
  31. SP

    SotirP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really impressive, excellent service and food. Would come back again for sure.
  32. M

    Melba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Careful when you order a drink, as they automatically made my caesar a double without asking. If you are planning to drive, this could pose a problem. I didn't notice this until I paid the bill and my caesar was $17.00.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning! The food is incredible and there's a cocktail for every palete. 10/10.
  34. YP

    YPBB

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Server was lovely and friendly and helpful and knew when to leave us alone and when to check in. Food is always delicious here. A little on the higher $$ but good food and great presentation.
  35. J

    Jpinkfluff

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We went in and let them know we had a reservation, they said they were serving lunch now and not taking orders for 20 min as there were too many take out orders. So we went and had brunch somewhere else as we had a show to go to.
  36. T

    Triedit

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food was okay - one of the guests didn't eat their caesar salad so guessing it wasn't fresh. We had cheesecake but seemed to be leftover from an event as dry pieces. Better places to try.
  37. MG

    MaryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were there for Thanksgiving dinner and had really been looking forward to it! The food tasted very good but could have been hotter. Even if the gravy had been hot that would have helped because, though I'd rather have butter on my potatoes, the butter didn't melt. Also both salads had brussel sprouts in them so my friend tried neither. 😕 Service was excellent, dessert was very good, portions were generous. It was a bit pricey but I'd have zero complaints if the food had been hotter. We had breakfast here 2 mornings as well, and it was very good!!! 🙂
  38. CS

    CSYYC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    So incredibly disappointing particularly for a holiday dinner. Not the Thomson’s we knew at all. Portions were non existent for kids, we kept being told they were portioned for 4 adults (but we also had 2 kids at our table and they eat food), told waiter of my food allergy - he said I was fine until I triple checked an item and finally he said I couldn’t have it yet it was already on my plate. We were also in the bar with sports games on for Thanksgiving dinner, when I called to book I specifically asked if it would be the main dining room or bar and they said dining room. Overall it was a poor experience and I wish we’d gone elsewhere.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    People all had great service skills. Food was more than decent. Decor was upscale.
  40. JN

    JorjaN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Terrible service, orders were all wrong, steak was over cooked, 2 people ordered the exact same meal but received two very different things, Salmon was bland. Fish and Chips and the Poutine were delicious though!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Thomsons Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 616-3567.

Thomsons Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 133 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 18 times today
Google Map for Thomsons Kitchen & Bar

112 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K6

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Located in downtown along the historic Stephen Avenue Walk

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Guests dining at Thomsons Kitchen & Bar are entitled to complimentary self-parking at the hotel @ $32 underground parkade (based on availability). Please present your parking ticket to a Thomsons server for validation. The hotel has temporarily suspended valet services as part of the enhance safety measures in place.

  • Public Transit

    The C-TRAIN platform is ideally situated adjacent to Hyatt Regency Calgary, where Thomsons Kitchen & Bar is located. You can travel for only $3.50 per trip. The Downtown C-TRAIN transportation is a free fare zone. Taxis are also available 24 hours a day in front of the hotel.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Alexander Schaefer

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 616-3567

  • Private party facilities

    Thomsons Kitchen & Bar is available to be booked for private events. Right next to the restaurant is Thomsons Social Hub. Perfect for the unconventional and bold occasions, the Social Hub is a unique space that features original sandstone walls and brick archways from the 1890s. Its old-world charm is matched with modern conveniences and advanced audio-visual technology. Highlight of the space is an interactive open kitchen. Let's start planning your special event! Call our Sales & Catering team at (403) 717 1234 or email salescalrc@hyatt.com.

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