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About WORKSHOP kitchen + culture

"Improv Cuisine" in the Historic Grand Theatre Building in Downtown Calgary. Featuring a daily changing 5 course tasting menu, daily express 3 course lunch, exceptional event spaces and a laid-back but professional approach to service.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Canadian, Contemporary Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Monday Through Friday Lunch - 11:30 until 2pm
Monday Through Saturday - Dinner from 5:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 266-7062

Website:
http://www.workshopcalgary.com/

Catering:
WORKSHOP can expertly cater to your event with our range of private spaces. We have a dedicated Events Director who is ready to customize menus, provide resources and above all, ensure every detail is handled in the planning of your next catered event.

Executive Chef:
Kenny Kaechele

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

WORKSHOP kitchen+culture has a number of flexible options to suit your Private and Corporate dining needs. Our team of dedicated professionals are here to help you customize your event and create a truly memorable and unique downtown dining experience.

WORKSHOP kitchen + culture Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Tasting Menu (23)
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Good for a Date (22)
Special Occasion (21)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
Lunch (15)
Group Bookings (14)
Pre/post-theatre (14)
Business Meals (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Fun (13)
Authentic (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Cozy (12)
Romance (12)
Casual (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Neighbourhood Gem (7)
Gluten-Free Options (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Late-Night Find (3)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Child-Friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 2 days ago

I've been wanting to check out Workshop for months - and finally got a chance to go. It did not disappoint! I had the improv menu - which was delicious. I think the highlight for me was the candied pork cheek - so good.

The chef easily made it gluten-free for me, including the rich and decadent flourless chocolate torte dessert. The decor is absolutely beautiful as well.

Would definitely go again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

We loved the restaurant it was very stylish. Hard to find parking though and a scaffolding was blocking the sign outside making it difficult to find the entrance. Once inside our waiter was amazing and overly accommodating to our requests. The only thing that surprised me was how they charged for sparkling water as our waiter repeatedly filled our glasses and kept opening new bottles without asking us, so at the end of the night we owed $20 in water lol!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is my wife’s favourite restaurant in the city. The food is always stellar, and the cocktails are worth the trip alone. The cocktails tasting menu item is really cool.

Tags: Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was amazing. Very creative. Our server was great and explained the menu well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

The improv menu is outstanding and provides fun for a meal out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very good food in a great atmosphere.
Got the 3 course surprise meal - terrific appetizer and dessert - main course was bison - a little too rare (very rare) and "beefy" for me
In all, a very good dining experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonder meal and cocktails. This restaurant would not be out of place in a foodies tour of Calgary.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Aaaaaa awesome. Spendy....but the best meal in town at the high end level.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Cancún)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Staff Xmas Party

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food, no substitutions needed to make the tasting menu gluten free, awesomewine pairing and killer ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on December 19, 2017

Love the ambience, the memories of the grand, the restoration and the food is outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on December 18, 2017

I love the food here, especially the daily braise. Today I took a different tack and tried the fish special (tuna) with a chili sauce. Outstanding. Service was a bit slow to get order placed, which was problematic for my lunch guest who needed to get back to work on time. We should have made our server aware of our time restriction at the start. Once she knew, she was very accommodating. Gosh, lunch was good today.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Have been here a number of times before, each time walked away amazed. This time it was just average. The Chef appeared to try and do too much on each plate, with good food less is more.
Service was OK, not outstanding.
Overall it was OK but not my best experience here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Awesome as usual!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Workshop went above and beyond. We did the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. It was perfect. I let them know ahead of time it was our anniversary. They had it all pre-set up. The staff also gave us an anniversary card that they all signed. It was very sweet. The food was unbelievable. Bite after bite was decadent and well thought out. The service was unbelievable. We were treated very well. Thank you for making our special night, so very special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

The restaurant was unique with the open kitchen and improv menu. Our server was amazing and very knowledgeable about the dishes on the menu. The value of the food was a little expensive for the amount of food provided. It was more about the overall experience rather than the food and drink.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My favorite place in Calgary. Great service and amazing food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Unbelievable. My favorite spot in Calgary, hands down.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Absolutely awesome experience tonight Chef Kenny out did himself thank you

Food5
Ambience4
Service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great place .... highly recommend

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This place is the bomb diggity!! Great local food prepared y an awesome chef. Great beer, wine, & cocktail menu.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Organic, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great Beer, Cozy, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

Truly I nspired local tasting menu, excellent wine and delightful serving staff. This was our best meal in Calgary ever and we’ve been dining out here for over 30 years. You took the comparable 17th Ave’s Market and its exceptional performance, then turned it up a notch. Well done!

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I just celebrated our 3 year anniversary at workshop. We dined chef Kenny’s 5 course menu, and it was a fantastic tasting experience. great balance in flavors - some of the best food I’ve tasted in Calgary. And the service was impeccable. We will definitely come back to celebrate other occasions.

Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Went here for lunch during the work week with an old coworker.

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 24, 2017

we were there on a Monday night and it was still a bus. Our waitress was very good and knew her stuff. We had the 5 course tasting with the wine pairing. Pairings were spot on...wher they lost point was in 2 area. For a tasting menu the courses were too big. 2nd pin was each dish seemed to just miss wow. Definitely worth a visit but look at the 3 course taster.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 22, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our girls night out! Excellent creative food and great service! Wine paring was perfect💞 Thanks Bobby our server and chef! Will definitely be back!
Trish

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Love this place. We went Adventurous and tried the tasting menu option paired with wine and loved it. Next time we are in Calgary we are definitely going again.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our dinner at Workshop was wonderful. Jennifer provided excellent and attentive service. The food was delicious and paired well with the wine we had been recommended. I would definitely recommend Workshop.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 20, 2017

Went for our anniversary with my wife and they were very accommodating! The food was not less than spectacular! The service was second to none! The atmosphere was romantic yet casual and classy! Recommend and worth the drive from Edmonton!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Cozy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I've been there twice and both times it was great. I highly recommend the steelhead trout.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had the 5-course meal and every course was unique and tasty. Service was also very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing food! The gnocchi and brussel sprout side dishes are SO delicious. This is one of my favourite restaurants in the city besides Alloy.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fun
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing cocktails & cuisine complimented by exceptional service. Deliciously crafted five course tasting menu w/ perfect wine pairings. From the creative amuse-bouche to the delightful dessert, we had a memorable evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I was a little disappointed with this restaurant. We went here, because we wanted to try something new. But, there was nothing that really stood out about this place that would make me want to go back. It wasn't a horrible experience, it just wasn't anything special. The service was pretty slow and the food was ok.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent customer service and the food was on point. This is a hidden gem with a cool and eclectic atmosphere. Our server went above and beyond with also providing us with a tour of the building and it’s features. I would highly recommend for a date night. I will most definitely be back to sample the chef’s pairing menu.

Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Good service and good food! Not a long menu but daily specials that change every day. Nice wine by the glass.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was beyond great, boyfriend said it was the best meal he's ever had!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Weren't sure what to expect, but we were blown away. The ambience is warm & comfortable. Our waiter, Bobby was phenomenal. We started with delicious cocktails, one off the menu & one created by the bartender after my husband said he preferred something with bourbon & sour. Our waiter, a wine specialist, suggested a wonderful, hard to acquire wine. We were celebrating our anniversary, so we splurged.
We chose the 5 course, chef's choice meal. I don't know the last time I've died & gone to foodie heaven, but this was it! The food was fresh, prepared with interesting spices & hitting the entire flavour palate with each bite.
We spent the evening there, in no rush, slowly enjoying every sight, smell & taste. To top off our experience, we were presented with an anniversary card signed by the entire staff with warm & funny messages.
If you haven't been to Workshop yet, RUN, don't walk there & enjoy some of the best food Calgary has to offer.

Food5
Ambience2
Service4
Value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went for dinner and tried the 5 course impromptu menu. We were very pleased overall with the food and service. Food was very tasty and unique and prepared very well. Server was very knowledgeable and overall pretty good. Atmosphere was a little bit too noisy and a bit too dark. We were happy with the 5 course menu but would recommend the 3 course menu for most people. Serving portions were reasonable. Would recommend and go again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always amazing! The menu is phenomenal and the service never disappoints. Perfect for special occasions.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu

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