The Green Bean Restaurant & Catering

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178 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Green Bean Restaurant & Catering has been a staple of downtown food service for over 20 years. In addition to our prolific corporate catering, we offer a full service dining room that serves breakfast weekdays from 6:30-10:30 and lunch from 11:00-2:00. Featuring hand made fresh foods, our own blend of coffee, 4 different beers on tap, boutique sourced beautiful wines that pair with the menu fabulously, and mouth watering desserts. The restaurant is available in evenings for private functions, please call to inquire!
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Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The portions are huge and delicious. Its tough to decide what to get. Service is great. Will go back!!

S
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Green Bean consistently presents with great service and food. I’ve enjoyed every meal I’ve ever had, and my dining partners have always agreed. I’d recommend it to anyone for a business lunch or just casual get together with friends.

H
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

For the price, there is no wonder why it is not full.

L
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always!

P
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Food was okay, nothing special. I wouldn't be anxious to go back.

T
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I frequently dine at the Green Bean for lunch. The service is prompt and pleasant and the food is outstanding. Christine is a remarkable server who remembers my name and my "usual order". The staff at friendly and welcoming - it is a lovely dining experience!

DT
Manitoba
57 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

I saw on the open table menu that Green Bean had turkey pot pie. When I arrived, the menu was somewhat different and there was no pot pie. It was disappointing. My alternative was a pretty expensive salad with chicken.

F
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great! The salmon was cooked perfectly!!

SH
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Love the staff. I miss some of the old menu items like the salmon. Otherwise excellent

ST
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A few friends went to the Green Bean to celebrate a belated birthday this week and had a tremendous experience. The food was fantastic, apparently there is a new chef. I had the Caesar Salad with Blackened Salmon, it was delicious. My girlfriend had the Caesar Salad with Grilled Shrimp which she also loved. The gentleman in the crowd had the Beef Dip with Fries & Gravy, there wasn't a drop left on his plate either.

Our server was fast, efficient and courteous. It was a big noisy in the restaurant, likely due to the fact that seating was almost at capacity.

We will be back.

ST
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Green Bean was an excellent choice for lunch with business associates. The service was amazing, the food was delicious and we enjoyed the high-top seating located by the bar. Try the Caesar Salad with your choice of protein, it was absolutely delicious. Love the dressing!

MT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A perfect spot, for great food at reasonable prices.
I would like to request that they get high chairs and change tables for those with young kids.

5/5 rating

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good little restaurant downtown Calgary. Nice selection of healthy food on the menu, and easy enough to get a reservation on a Friday.

S
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Went for breakfast. Over priced for what you get. Plate was over loaded with 'hash brown's' to fill the space. Poor service from unfriendly staff. Won't be back. Left feeling hungry. Back to Sonoma on 9th Ave next time I want breakfast.

T
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I eat at The Green Bean at least two times per month and have for the past three years. I have never been disappointed. The service is supreme and the food is some of the best I’ve ever tasted. I am always impressed!

c
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

While the interior is a bit cold and stark, the service is always friendly and the food is always excellent.

O
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service and good value too!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Husband said he had the best burger he’s ever eaten at Green Bean. Good value for food, quick service.

RH
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very fast service and attentive to water top-ups. Best part was very delicious food. Green Bean never disappoints. Must be best value lunch in downtown. Fresh, large portions for a very reasonable price.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

It's almost always very loud but the reason I went there was for the cob salad which they no longer have on thier menu so I was disappointed as were my 3 friends as I had told them we had to go there for that salad. Waitress was fine but new so one persons gravy was missed initially. The other 3 people said that thier food was salty and my salad was just ok. If they bring back the cob salad I will go back as it is close to my office.

SH
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

I used to be a regular at this restaurant. They have changed the menu and all my favourite foods are gone. The Cobb Salad, Salmon, and the Portabella mushroom burger. Some of the servers are great.

SC
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It was a magnificent, warm day. We sat on the patio. You can hear the traffic but it wasn't too bad.
The food was ok, not spectacular. I had the cajun salmon and my colleauge had the steak sandwich.

SH
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

I love this place mostly for the patio. However I am very sad that they have removed their salmon fillet from the menu. You can throw it on a salad but it's not the same.

NN
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My friend and I ordered salads for lunch. They were both very filling and the ingredients were fresh and original. We loved them. Definitely will be back again!

L
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We went on May 15, the first really nice day after the never-ending winter and chose to sit outside. Service was very good, attentive but not obtrusive. One disappointment though, we wanted to order calamari for appy, was told the menu was being changed and the calamari was unavailable. We ordered the spring rolls and they were OK, not great or outstanding. I had the turkey pot pie, it was pretty good. My friend had the fish and chips, she really enjoyed it. With the weather, the food and the service, overall a very good experience.

VS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We really liked the atmosphere, we had a good lunch and the service was excellent.
Making the reservation was easy and the restaurant could accommodate to all our requirements.

AB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food here is always great, and the service was very good. We were able to eat our lunch and return to work for 1:00. This restaurant is one of the best options on the west side of Calgary's downtown.

J
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Green Bean serves a great breakfast. Menu has typical breakfast items and healthy options. Service and food is consistently good when I visit.

OT
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Decent food, though they are a bit slow. Service is average (I think they’re a bit complacent with service because there’s little competition nearby).
It’s WAY too loud in there...generally only go there if I can’t get a table anywhere else.

ST
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A girlfriend and I met for lunch and both had salads. My choice was the Cobb Salad which was massive and delicious. My girlfriend had the Caesar Salad with Blackened Chicken and spoke very highly of the dish. The Green Bean is a regular lunch location for me due to the fact that they consistently deliver high quality meals in a prompt manner allowing for the limitations of a normal 1 hour lunch timeframe.

R
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent food and service - the acoustics are poor, however, it is difficult to conduct a conversation when the restaurant is full.

HG
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Food was bad, reheated chicken and mashed potatoes, likely from a catering job the night before. The salmon sandwich was too salty as well.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food is fantastic. I have been coming with my friends for a few years during the summer so we can sit out on the patio, birthdays and Christmas lunch. Love everything about this gem from service to food. Thank you.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant was located perfectly to have easy access for all participants. Service fast and food was great. Lots of variety and the daily salmon special was fantastic. Have another meeting next week and we will be going there for lunch.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The phone and the service was great. They didn't have my reservation that I made on line and was confirmed but luckily there was room.

BR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2017
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

The service was terrible and food was delivered with identified allergies

JT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Happy we chose Green been, the food was delicious and the service friendly.

k
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good value, good quality. Quick service for business lunch time.

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

It had been about a year since I went to the Green Bean. It used to be a place my colleagues and I could go and enjoy. What a total disappointment this meal was. The food quality has completely gone down hill to where I couldn't even finish my meal it was that unappetizing. Our server acted like any request was a huge imposition which did not help make the experience any better.
I will not be coming back here unless huge changes are made.

CE
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I have always had a good experience here. Good food, service and not too loud.

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