Thomsons Kitchen & Bar

4.4
19 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.

Thomsons Kitchen & Bar is participating in the Restriction Exemption Program. Guests are required to wear protective face coverings and provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to service. Face coverings are required while entering the hotel parkade and public areas, and while moving around the restaurant. Guests may remove their mask while enjoying their drinks and meals.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 19 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Quiet
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WesV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service and Good excellent!

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StephanieN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch was great. Amazing food, wonderful service! I had the eggs Benedict - the hollandaise was sooooo good. The potatoes with the Brussel Sprouts are delicious :) Service was great!

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Anna
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thomsons is one of my favourite spots for lunch meetings on weekdays. The staff are prompt, friendly, and attentive. The decor is modern, the booths are comfortable, and the ambience is relaxed. Food is excellent too. I love the mushroom ravioli with salmon. I highly recommend visiting Thomsons!

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LynnS
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We decided to try Thompson's for Brunch. We ate inside although patio is also an option. The waiter was excellent and his "first day" but obviously not his first day as a waiter.
Food was very good. They do not have a Buffet but brunch menu and an all inclusive choice that is much like the choices on a buffet but fresh and hot. I had the egg benedict special with shortribs and spinach and it was excellent. My husband had the beef brunch and it was amazing. four different hot pastries, fresh fruit and a full salad, then a hot main meal of a generous portion of thin slices of roast striploin in gravy, potato side dish and roasted peppers. Coffee and juice was included in his roast brunch and a dessert that he took with him to savour later.
Other traditional brunch options were available.
Treat yourself.

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TimO
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We reserved a table for 4, for "Sunday Brunch". There was no brunch, just a line item on the menu.

The staff were uninterested in serving, and the food was poor quality. Very disappointing.

We will tell everyone we know to avoid this establishment.

I would provide more detail, but what would be the point. If they don't care about their customers, why would they care about a review?

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WunmiA
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Our kids are normally not adventurous when it comes to food but they particularly enjoyed their meal!

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DanielleR
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was amazing, very friendly
Food tasted great

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Catfry
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food! Sat on patio outside.
Thomsons is always quiet and great for conversation.

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DawneW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was very delicious and server was very friendly.

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cpandap
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We enjoyed our Valentine's dinner special. Unfortunately due to Covid-19, the service was slower than usual, but understandable with the extra care taken for safety. My first entree was cool to cold, so it was returned and definitely better. Not sure if it was kept under a warming lamp before it was served. The meal itself was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Went here for valentines dinner, and was excited to try some of their seasonal menu items. However on valentines, was provided with a single three course meal option. This was definitely a miss I think to only provide one choice of dish per course for customers to eat.

I mean, it all sounded tasty, and we were expecting a good meal because our tartar starter was delicious. However, the tuna was incredibly bland, the steak was more rare than medium rare. Which for the price we payed of 130$ before drinks and tip, I was hoping the steak would be at least cooked correctly.

The sauce on the steak was bitter, everything was warm and verging on the edge of becoming cold, carrots were still crunchy... The potatoes I will say, tasted good but again were cold :/ the dessert was good, but I mean dessert is a given.

I think we were highly disappointed only due to the fact that we paid an incredibly high price for a meal that was lacking so deeply in quality.

Our server, was fantastic and he did apologize for the issues we encountered and for that I do appreciate.

Overall, maybe I’d give it another shot with other menu items. I’ve heard the breakfast is good, however I wouldn’t recommend spending the money here for a nice dinner, the quality will just not match.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Nobody was checking people in at the entrance, some people left, I had to go inside to find someone to be given a table (can't seat yourself). The tables were all about 15ft apart, 20ft in the other area, tables were about 4ft wide, sterile, weird atmosphere and I wanted to leave but other places were all full and it was -30 outside. No cocktail menu and a food menu with about 8 things on it, had an appetiser to share and it was unpleasant. Our waiter was great but I would never go back to this place, ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines meal special was excellent. Tuna appie so delicious as was beef tartare. The filet mignon was perfect as were the prawns. They also served with a fantastic potatoe gratin- yummy. The dessert amazing. Loved it all.

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MargaretD
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We did Home Take Away and I think it was one of the best Pickups we've had. Food, packaging, service was all outstanding.
Thank you very much.

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Gina
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I were pleasantly surprised by Thomson’s, as it was our first time.The Thanksgiving 2020 menu looked amazing online and tested even better! The roasted Brussel Sprouts and Yams were my faves but honestly all the food was top notch. The service was very friendly, fast and courteous. We had no worries at all about social distancing, as Thomson’s was right on top of the AHS guidelines. Overall this was an awesome and memorable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, the drinks were on point & our service was outstanding. A really small menu which was a bit tough for us would have preferred more options but our overall experience was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it! A great place to celebrate our son’s birthday.
We’ll be back next time we’re in Calgary

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LoriA
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great environment for senior with limited mobility birthday

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RobynC
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We reserved and were greeted with a beautiful table with large comfortable arm chairs in a good location. Our server immediately greeted us and asked if we wanted coffee and/or juice and had both in sealed pots to pour right away which was much needed at 7:30am
We had breakfast Eggs Benny and Avocado Toast which were delicious. Our server even asked if I wanted my tea steeped when I order it which most restaurants do not ask.

Wonderful meals and excellent service!

Thomsons Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 25, 2020

Hello RobynC! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at Thomsons Kitchen & Bar. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your breakfast and felt well taken care of by our Thomsons team. We look forward to your next visit.

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FAQs

Thomsons Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 537-4449.

Thomsons Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.