The Block Kitchen and Lounge

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CAN$30 and under
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Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | Happy Hour Late Night | Special Occasions | Private Functions Family Friendly | Community Focused The Block Kitchen and Lounge offers a 68 seat restaurant (minors allowed) as well as 68 seat lounge, located in the NW community of Mt. Pleasant. Park with ease is our complimentary lot, we are a quick commute North of downtown.
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OT
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Food and service are both always on point, whether you’re out for brunch ( have the tomato and spinach Benny) or for late night appies or pizza.

H
Calgary
76 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Restaurant area was completely booked for a private party. Had be seated in lounge area Service was spotty due the staff looking after the large party. Food was good

KD
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little hidden gem! Good food and service. And kids are welcomed :)

E
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Feature fish dish of the day was arctic char- thought it would be fresh. It wasn’t and very dry. Too much oil on wild rice a spaghetti squash. My friend had a steak sandwich. Medium inside and tasty but charred on the outside. I’ve dined here often and it seems the quality of the food is decreasing each time. Too bad as we want to support local restaurants instead of going downtown. Menu items such as pork chop, lamb etc on previous menus taken out and y they were good!

CB
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent neighborhood gem. Very nice room. Pasta and arancini spot on.

BJ
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had a great spinach omelette and a nice glass of their featured red. The prices are reasonable, our server was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The atmosphere was pleasant and the noise level was low. We weren’t rushed, and six of us spent a pleasant couple of hours over lunch there.

B
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Found this neighborhood restaurant on opentable and was very impressed. It was not noisy and we could have a comfortable conversation. Food was excellent we were really surprised. Definitely will be back.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The vanilla crème brûlée is delicious! We didn’t regret ordering that eventhough we were stuffed.

PB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Best steak sandwich i have had in years cooked perfectly. Prawns were excellent.

JW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable breakfast. Good food and not overpriced.

AV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Added bonus is easy parking - great choice for pre Jubilee show dinner.

PP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant, food was great and our server very attentive and friendly. Will definitely be going back.

SM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service, ambiance will definitely recommend it to my friends.

NS
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic new menu! I’ll be back!

T
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was Excellent !!

SR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Service was excellent but the food wasnt great. Ordered the basil pizza. Sparse toppings, mostly just oily and under cooked crust. My friend had the salad which looked ok.

PR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went for brunch and everyone really enjoyed the food, with good portions and price. Attentive service and the restaurant was clean.

OT
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat. Had brunch this time and it was great.

BT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to meet, eat, and talk. Food was extremely tasty. Portion could’ve been just a bit bigger, but we had room for dessert. The service was impeccable. Our waitress was so personable. I’d highly recommend it😊

H
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food! Love the gluten free options.

Music was a bit loud for our senior age Aunt for brunch.

TM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great place to be, the whole group enjoyed the outing and we will all be back. There is not enough to be said about how great this place it. Being someone who has food allergies, I was so pleased to see a huge menu that allowed me to make modifications that allowed me to eat basically everything!
Can not wait too go back!

H
Calgary
77 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great neighborhood gem

DD
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful tri-birthday gathering for 3 people celebrating; great food with a welcoming atmosphere

IC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service at the Block is unparalleled. Utterly friendly and charming. The food is excellent, the ambiance is graceful, clean, and comfortable. The prices are competitive so the value is high. We took friends from the States, and the only mistake was one steak ordered medium came almost rare. Luckily it was so delicious that our guest ate it anyway.

JJ
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was great. Food was super tasty, server was prompt and friendly and overall experience was 10/10.

A
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Sunday prime rib is great, and the mushroom ravioli is surprisingly good. Will come again to try out their weekend brunch.

R
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

An excellent meal again from The Block. Showed up with a couple friends for a brunch, one of whom i learned is Vegan with a sesame allergy. The server and kitchen didn’t stop for more than a moment to come up with alternatives from their menu to accommodate her needs!
That flexibility and knowledge and honest effort from their team says much about why I continue to make the Block one of my go to locations for dining.
Thanks for another great meal, and for making my recommendation look good!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere with good quality and tasty dishes!

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my twin girls and they devoured everything! Service was impeccable. Will become a regular

OT
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food. The sirloin is cooked to perfection, great prices on the half priced wine, and the service was top notch.

OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly service and tasty food, a neighbourhood gem!

IC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, fabulous service (the waitress was extraordinarily patient with out party, half of whom were an hour late, and when we asked for different seating). Good price, clean and modern decor. The music was a bit up for us but none of the rest of our party mentioned it at all. Great time. Thanks!

j
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and fast, friendly service. Tiny place, but great energy right in the heart of Banff. Be careful not to book reservations for the one in Calgary. Block in Banff doesn't take reservations. You will love the menu (we shared the vegetarian ramen bowl, oysters, truffle fries) everything was perfect!!!

H
Calgary
77 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good spot for a relaxed Saturday evening meal

b
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

I have been to the Block a couple of times before. My previous dining experiences were better than this one. The restaurant is located in an easily accessible area, by car, in Calgary with lots of parking available. Nice decor, modern and bright. There was quite a bit of noise carrying over from the attached lounge. We were seated by a door to the patio. The weather was cool and rainy and the door to the patio propped open. We had to ask to have the door to be closed as we were quite cold. Despite only one other couple in the restaurant when we arrived service was slow. We were told there would be a wait for our cocktails to be prepared. I ordered a Mojito, I was advised there would be an additional wait as they had no mint to add to the drink, someone had to go and get some. The meals were just “okay”. I did mention to a server that it was my companion’s birthday and her dessert was served with one birthday candle and complimentary.

TL
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous gem! We love their menu selection and the food is over the top! Excellent service: personable, knowledgeable and professional. What would I recommend on the menu...EVERYTHING! Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner - work your way through each menu. The wine selection is impressive, too! One could easily have a standing reservation at the Block Kitchen. Check it out!

L
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

I have been to the Block twice and I am confident in saying their food is excellent. The meals are very tasty and generous in size for those who are looking for value for their dollars.

I do have one NOTE OF CAUTION TO ALL CELIACS:
If you are like me and had researched restaurants in Calgary and landed on the Block because of its numerous Gluten Friendly options (most restaurants only have a couple) then please be cautious. I had done research online and heard rave reviews of their GF options and preparation, so I admit I assumed they would be a little more careful than the average restaurant. Unfortunately this was not the case. I had ordered a GF entree and followed all the usual precautions I have come accustomed to:
– Asking if the entree was already gluten free or if the kitchen needed to make alterations/modifications to make it so (I was assured it was naturally GF).
– Asking them to please note/write *allergy on my order, so as to ensure a little more care was taken.
– Confirming again when I received my food that the entree was in fact GF (they assured me it was).
Despite my questions and caution, my meal still came with gluten IN IT. Partway through eating my meal, I noticed a deep fried cauliflower nestled beneath the other vegetables. Immediately skeptical, I stopped eating my meal and waiting for our waitress to come by. When she did come by and I asked her what it was made of, she immediately said she didn't think it was GF and she went to check with the kitchen. Turns out, it was NOT a gluten free batter on the cauliflower and it had been made with a mix of rice and wheat flour. Needless to say I was very unimpressed with their carelessness, especially given the multiple times I asked for confirmation it was GF.

The restaurant did end up paying for my meal as well as a replacement meal, which was a good way to try and make the situation better, however, as a celiac, I am less concerned with my money and more concerned about getting sick.

AS
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great Service, comfy atmosphere, really good Pizza's. Wine is a bit pricey.

WR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great set up and space for our year end group dinner out!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Was our first time there and everything was great besides the deep fried rice balls. Only got 4 of them and they weren’t worth 13 dollars. Maybe if there were six it would be worth that money but still don’t think I would order them again. Pizza was great and beer was a good price.

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