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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.
Canadian, Contemporary Canadian
Hours of Operation:
Monday Through Friday Lunch - 11:30 until 2pm
Monday Through Saturday - Dinner from 5:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
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.
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!
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.
The food was amazing. Very creative. Our server was great and explained the menu well.
The improv menu is outstanding and provides fun for a meal out.
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.
Wonder meal and cocktails. This restaurant would not be out of place in a foodies tour of Calgary.
Aaaaaa awesome. Spendy....but the best meal in town at the high end level.
Staff Xmas Party
Great food, no substitutions needed to make the tasting menu gluten free, awesomewine pairing and killer ambiance.
Love the ambience, the memories of the grand, the restoration and the food is outstanding.
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.
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.
Awesome as usual!
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.
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.
My favorite place in Calgary. Great service and amazing food.
Unbelievable. My favorite spot in Calgary, hands down.
Absolutely awesome experience tonight Chef Kenny out did himself thank you
Great place .... highly recommend
This place is the bomb diggity!! Great local food prepared y an awesome chef. Great beer, wine, & cocktail menu.
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!
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.
Went here for lunch during the work week with an old coworker.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
I've been there twice and both times it was great. I highly recommend the steelhead trout.
We had the 5-course meal and every course was unique and tasty. Service was also very good.
Amazing food! The gnocchi and brussel sprout side dishes are SO delicious. This is one of my favourite restaurants in the city besides Alloy.
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.
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.
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.
Good service and good food! Not a long menu but daily specials that change every day. Nice wine by the glass.
It was beyond great, boyfriend said it was the best meal he's ever had!
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.
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.
Always amazing! The menu is phenomenal and the service never disappoints. Perfect for special occasions.
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