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The Green Bean Restaurant & Catering

4.2
181 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
WE'RE HERE! The Green Bean Restaurant & Catering has been a staple of downtown food service for over 25 years. In addition to our prolific corporate catering, we offer a in normal times a full service dining room that serves breakfast weekdays from 6:30-11:00 and lunch from 11:00-1:30. Featuring hand made fresh foods, our own blend of coffee, local beers on tap, boutique sourced beautiful wines, and mouth watering desserts. The restaurant is available in evenings for private functions, please call to inquire! During Covid we are offering pick up and delivery options weekdays 11:00-1:00

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 181 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
3.9
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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roadapples
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patrons were absent as Covid is keeping people from the downtown area in general. The Green Bean is a great place to meet for lunch!

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vipTerri
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am always impressed when I eat at the Green Bean. The food is fresh and never fails to amaze me. Christine is a wonderful waitress and very attentive and friendly. It is definitely my go to restaurant when I am downtown.

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AmyT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere. The burger was amazing!

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vipShell
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The best coffee. Great Service, thanks Christine!!

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chipb
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always, service was delightful and food was delicious. Due to COVID distancing and vacant downtown, restaurant was empty and thus, very quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Noise level is always a challenge here, but the meal was fantastic!

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RachelleB
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

I would recommend. the service was slow, receiving our drink. Extremely loud when we first got there.

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CarolynP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Tasty fresh food

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LindsayA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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vipSteph
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Hungry
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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

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Lulu
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always!

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Purelight
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

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

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vipTerri
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipDeborahT
Manitoba
68 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

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.

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Foodie
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great! The salmon was cooked perfectly!!

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SusanH
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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

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ShonasTastes
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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ShonasTastes
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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MziT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipSnydes
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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vipScotsman
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

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.

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vipTerri
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipchipb
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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vipOlivia
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service and good value too!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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RamonaH
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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JodyR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

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.

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SusanH
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience3

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.

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StephanieC
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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.

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SusanH
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

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.

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FromYYCtoRomance
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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!

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Liss
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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VaninaS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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AlanB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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James
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
38 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

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.

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ShonasTastes
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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Ross
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

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

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HistoryGirl
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

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

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The Green Bean Restaurant & Catering offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 232-1122.

The Green Bean Restaurant & Catering is rated 4.2 stars by 181 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.

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