The Block Kitchen and Lounge

Star_8_Created with Sketch.Star_8_Created with Sketch.Star_8_Created with Sketch.Star_8_Created with Sketch.star-quarterCreated with Sketch.
4.4
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
454 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Canadian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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.
What 454 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Quiet
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
L
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

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.

Report
Helpful
AS
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

Report
Helpful
WR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Server was great, food was delicious. My sister got a special complimentary dessert for her graduation. Would definitely recommend and will be back again

Report
Helpful
S
Calgary
187 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We ate in the lounge. Very comfortable and enjoyable. Good was good, nice pizza.

Report
Helpful
G
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was great, but the pizza pedestal should have been measured with the trays. The tray fell through the opening, not quite big enough to sit on the tray.

Report
Helpful
L
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very good value and excellent food as always. Good wine list and pleasant service

Report
Helpful
YY
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good place to visit and chat. Great server and quick service.

Report
Helpful
OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice Mothers Day. It was busy on the restaurant side with a large party so our service I felt was a little rushed but that is understandable. Definitely will be back

Report
Helpful
DI
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing quality of food, I love this place;) very very pleasant

Report
Helpful
DS
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The pork chops are unbelievable! Wine selection is very value-oriented and still delicious.

Report
Helpful
JI
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always a pleasure.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Super slow food delivery

Report
Helpful
DS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I like this restaurant because you can enjoy your meal in a fairly quiet atmosphere. The service is very good. The menu items are limited compared to some places, but there is something for everyone. I have only experienced lunch and breakfast there so far. (Unfortunately, I can’t comment on the food because I can’t smell or taste.) People I have dined with enjoyed their meal. During most recent lunch with a friend, she was concerned that her chicken wings were not totally cooked. The chef explained that they appeared that way because they were brined.
I especially like that you can make a reservations. Very helpful when planning for a group of people.

Report
Helpful
JI
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the fish feature, it was outstanding. It was also half price bottled wine, what a treat!
Had an amazing time. The ambiance is just beautiful. Will definitely continue to come here.

Report
Helpful
PS
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time! Great food and great staff!

Report
Helpful
NM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

We didn’t even stay to eat as it stunk like smoke when we arrived and all of the doors were open so it was freezing cold. Would have liked to try the menu out but we were too uncomfortable to stay and dine.

The Block Kitchen and Lounge
Responded on May 3, 2019

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. I do apologize for the unfortunate circumstances that day. There was a fire in the neighborhood that spread into the restaurant. We had the patio door open to try to air the space out. We do our best to make the dining experience for each of our guests enjoyable. On this day the smoke was out of our control. We do invite you back to experience true Block style. Roberta Funk-Saitta General Manager

Report
Helpful
R
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and prompt. Excellent value all around

Report
Helpful
OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service dealing with my toddler, a bit pricey.

Report
Helpful
S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I like The Block. I think the menu could use a little more variety, but overall not bad.

Report
Helpful
PH
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service are consistently great in this restaurant. It has a very inviting relaxed environment, great wine list and diverse menu.

Report
Helpful
ED
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meal was terrific, great ambiance. Will definitely be back.

Report
Helpful
AN
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The Block has an inviting and cozy atmosphere. The food was really yummy and was good value. At the time that we went, we happened to be the only ones in the restaurant yet the service still seemed slightly rushed and the server did not talk a lot. Otherwise great experience!

Report
Helpful
CN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Went there on a Sunday date. There were only 2 other tables occupied which was nice for a quiet evening. Server was friendly, but service wait time for food was very slow. We had apps and filled up on the mussels and salad. Would be nice if they included bread with, but we had to order seperately. Gluten free options available which was good. Needs better managing to establish a clientele. Food was fresh and delicious.

Report
Helpful
TM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

meal and service were excellent. Caesar was excellent

Report
Helpful
C
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service are fantastic. This is a hidden gem in the NW and we return monthly. Our new favorite!

Report
Helpful
DS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I appreciate that a reservation can be made at this restaurant. The parking is ample. It is a nice place and the service was great. Everyone enjoyed their breakfast.
I have gone with different groups for breakfast and the experience has always been really good, large or small group.

Report
Helpful
H
Calgary
64 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was good Service was great Not many patrons Good time was had

Report
Helpful
DS
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quality food prepared to perfection from appetizers to dessert.

Report
Helpful
F
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Reasonably priced breakfast and great coffee!

Report
Helpful
SB
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing breakfast and phenomenal service!!

Report
Helpful
AH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 5

THE GOOD:
The wine was yummy. The pork chop was delicious. The decor was great.

THE BAD:
Waitress seemed annoyed from the get-go. Chip on her shoulder left us not wanting to address the issues we ran into with our meals.

Food was ill-prepared. Well done steak came out red. Medium well steak also came out red like the “well done” one. Fail.

“Seasonal” vegetables were not noted, so one of the people in our party ended up being allergic to the corn they served (never known corn to be a winter vegetable). Fail.

THE UGLY:
Instead of re-plating with all the usual finesse and fixings the original plate had (minus the corn), the waitress emphasized how long it would take to redo the steak, and pressured us to place it on a side plate so she could bring a new plate without the corn. She came back with a large plate and a single scoop of mashed potatos and a cup of gravy. No squash purée, no bokchoy, no nothing. No finesse. Just a piece of meat on a side plate and a single scoop of potato on a large plate. Fail.

Report
Helpful
IC
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks for the excellent Valentine's Dinner.

Report
Helpful
GG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is excellent, and well presented. The restaurant was full but the service was still very good. Nice interior with a good ambiance. Wine selection was quite good. We had a sangiovese. No bread or buns available ,

Report
Helpful
BM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good food for a fair price. Nice restaurant that gets higher end without bankrupting clientele. Also, the staff is super friendly.

Report
Helpful
P
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Valentines date place

Report
Helpful
H
Calgary
64 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

Service was sub par. Not enough staff to offer good service Bar staff had to come in to help out in dining room.Food was fine but not up to par. Veggies were over cooked and served cold

Report
Helpful
RW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The entire experience was very good. We sat in the dining room which has a nice atmosphere. The food was delicious at a good price and the portions were just right. We will definitely recommend The Block to our friends and neighbours!

Report
Helpful
H
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my go to places when meeting my friends halfway from the South to North.
Staff are great and friendly. I have never had a bad meal at The Block.

Try it...it will become your go to place, trust me!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
12

Tweets by The Block Kitchen and Lounge

null