WORKSHOP kitchen + culture

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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"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.

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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.

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
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N
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lougheed lunch is amazing! Great quality for a great price - highly recommend.

AM
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had the Valentine's Day 4 course menu. Every dish exceeded expectations! The flavours were delicious and straightforward.
The only thing that bothered me was that the servers were wearing Jeans and t shirts.
Our server Dave was professional and did an amazing job!

C
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Not knowing what to expect, we were very pleasantly surprised by both the type of dishes offered and the quality of food. Our waiter (Dave) was very professional and friendly. He was knowledgeable about the menu and exercised expert timing when delivering each course to our table.
It was our first time to this restaurant and it will definitely not be our last.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We tried the 3 course dinner with wine pairing. The food did not disappoint. Overall a great experience.

MW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great and the food was outstanding. My husband and I did the three course meal and each dish was delicious. We will definitely be coming back.

CB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My preferred downtown place for business lunches - love the vibe, food and value - the latter specifically with their 3 course lunch menu.

EM
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is in a quaint, well appointed space. We had a fun and attentive server along with some great food.

K
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great experience at the Workshop! It was our second time trying the tasting menu. The portions are pretty big for a tasting menu so make sure you are hungry! They are not afraid of seasoning and bold flavour! Thanks again for the great night, I'm sure we will be back!

RD
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good food in a very interesting setting. Professional, friendly and attentive staff.

KF
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Took our daughter and family to celebrate her 21st. It was perfect. The food, the service, the drinks were fantastic. highly recommend.

l
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The lunch here is awesome. A soup, some pork belly and a great dessert. Can’t beat it. A great go-to. I’ll be back.

RW
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

This restaurant is very cool!!! The service was excellent and the food delicious. It came out hot and the timing was perfect. We were never without water or a drink and it was just the right amount of food. I wasn’t sure what to except, but was very pleased with our evening!!!

KD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Kenny is an extremely talented chef, my meal was amazing. He is excellent at matching and balancing flavors together. Another special touch is the birthday card they always give customers who are celebrating their special day, signed by each employee there. Always love my visits there :)

BH
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

In town for business and took clients out for dinner. First time at the Workshop and so glad I booked this. The food was outstanding. Not one of us were disappointed with our meals. Will recommend to anyone the Cauliflower appetizer! Will definitely be back.

JB
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My second visit to this restaurant and I’m still impressed by both beverage and food menu. The FENNEL AND KOHLRABI SALAD may be the best salad I have ever eaten: multi dimensional and textures and HASKAP YUZU DRESSING is original, favorable with perfect balance.

JB
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb! We are on business from out of town and tend to favor independent restaurants, found WORKSHOP on a google review looking for a menu of veg and non veg and found this gem. We shared the burrata cheese, chicken dumplings and kale Cesar had the buttermilk chicken and artic char main with shared sides of roasted broccoli and fries. Interesting and delicious wine selection buy the glass. Not a criticism but the cocktails are to complicated to figure out slightly pricy to be experimenting would have preferred a straight up liquor and mix. On our next trip to Calgary we're definitely going again to try other menu offerings. Perfect service, good recommendations and a comfortable amount of attention.

R
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The only reason I gave this restaurant 4 stars rather than 5 is because of the food. I ordered Butter Chicken but what I got was a take on Chicken Curry as the chicken didn't seem to be grilled as is the custom for any variety of butter chicken. typically, Indian butter chicken is grilled in a clay oven called tandoor. The authentic butter chicken gravy is made with mainly tomatoes with ginger, garlic and spices and cashews and finished with cream to give it a creamy texture. It should never include onions.

The ambience of the restaurant is really good and service is fantastic. However, for somebody new, it is difficult to find the restaurant as it is located within The Grand Theatre.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Went there for a special birthday dinner, and had the "No Menu Monday" 3 course tasting menu. The food was fantastic, and great service. Well worth the $55 per person for an appetizer, a main and a dessert. For food of this caliber, the value for the meal was outstanding. We will definitely be back!

DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10 and all 3 people felt that way. I will personally be there for lunch on Thursday with TC Energy to check it out with 5 other people.

h
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food fantastic. Service perfect. Tasted flavours I've never tasted before. So fun to be surprized with the five-course meal. Choice of food upscale.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We did the five course meal with wine pairing and were very happy that the kitchen could accommodate our requests. The wine paired nicely with the courses and the flavours were delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Visiting Calgary- really enjoyed the whole experience

P
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Had our amazing dating anniversary and Christmas dinner at this place. Great food and steak. Enjoyed my surprised tasting menu. Friendly customer service. Would visit again

L
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was our first time. We loved the unique flavours of the food. Our server was was engaging and accommodating of our special needs. We would definitely make a return trip!

S
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food in a great atmosphere.

MH
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time visiting on “no menu Monday” and it did not
Disappoint. A very fun way to enjoy a great meal

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Workshop! The Lougheed Lunch is amazing. The cauliflower soup was fantastic, the salmon on wild rice with green beans was delicious and the chocolate torte made my day! Attentive and prompt service was appreciated.

B
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good place to have lunch but be aware that it can be really noisy and it's difficult to talk business with clients.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the tasting menu! It’s a great way to experiment and try new food, and the beverage pairings to match makes it feel so fancy! The staff is also always so kind and accommodating

DC
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food never disappoints. One of my top 3 restaurants in Calgary for sure.

C
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love coming here. As always, the food and service were excellent. We had a couple birthdays to celebrate and the staff made cards. A thoughtful touch! I highly recommend the Lougheed Lunch - quick, reasonably priced but healthy and delicious. You will not be disappointed.

MM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, especially for the price! The $25 lunch is always delicious and unique

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Experience was amazing from start to finish! Had a secluded table in “Bobby’s Living Room”! Bobby was phenomenal, great recommendations and next level service. We had the burrata, cauliflower, dill pickerel and brussel sprouts, all were incredible and should have all again! Started with some cocktails and had a bottle of wine with dinner, again with great suggestions from Bobby! Hidden gem, would definitely come again!

WM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every visit we do for work to Calgary must be complimented with the dining experience at Workshop

OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow!! Everything was great. Did the five course tasting menu... we had a vegan in our group. So many options! Great choice!!!!

A
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice evening out. Good service and great space. Food was fine.

CH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Consistently great tasting innovative food in a relaxed space. Great wine list and knowledgeable staff. My overall favourite spot in Calgary.

K
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food! Great atmosphere! And definitely a different take on dining. Highly recommend!

GS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best food, looking Nice, very taste and a great deal.

S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the 3 course meal for $55 with wine pairing. Amazing food, knowledgeable serving staff and excellent wine pairings.

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