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7:00 PM

WORKSHOP kitchen + culture

589 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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  • Good for a Date (25)
  • Creative Cuisine (23)
  • Fit for Foodies (21)
"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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Canadian, Contemporary Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Monday Through Friday Lunch - 11:30 until 2pm
Monday Through Saturday - Dinner from 5:00pm
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Phone number
(403) 266-7062
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Kenny Kaechele
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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.
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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.

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What 589 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Excellent experience. Nothing to complain. Staff awesome and food excellent as well. 100% recommended

MarieH (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Had the Lougheed Lunch special at Workshop. It's a great deal - $25 for 3 courses. All 3 courses were good! Service is quick, so we finished in less than an hour.
It's the third time I've been here for lunch and would highly recommend it.

Steffany (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The Workshop never disappoints, the food is always really good and isn't your typical burgers and salads. I have had a few business lunches with colleagues and we have always enjoyed our experience.

vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

One of the best meals I've had in Calgary in a long time. So many dishes blew my mind. Service was outstanding. I can't say enough great things.

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Absolutely unparalleled. Best restaurant in Calgary.

AnneM (Calgary)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

When we arrived , I loved the old theatre building and the ambiance but we were not seated well although we had reserved. We were right in front of the open kitchen which was very noisy. The restaurant was maybe half full (or less) at 7 pm. If it had been full, I would have had no problem with this but there was tons of room elsewhere. The female waiter was extremely nice and accommodating and moved us to a new table. She was great! Before she moved us, she said she had to check all her reservations but I never saw that the restaurant filled up that much the entire evening.

We then got another waiter who was not rude but he wasn't pleasant either. He needs to learn to deal with more vegetarian types as well as meat lovers. I'm sorry I don't eat lamb or pork but deal with it. Customer service means meeting the customer on their own ground not judging them for their perceived lack of foodie cred or whatever his problem was.

My partner loved the whole experience and the food (3 course dinner). To me, the appetizers were ...well cauliflower or brussel sprouts? Overall, I just felt like the waiter disliked us although he did take the time to help me choose a wine. He pushed booze relentlessly. My chicken was undercooked. Call me a philistine but the whole food description was pretentious .

I really liked the restaurant atmosphere...this is a great space. I also liked the fact that the staff looked diverse, male and female, and if female not just all skinny 25 year olds in short black dresses. But having said that, the waiter never smiled once and considering what we spent, I would not be leaping to go back. I could have had worse food but a nicer waiter (which is pretty much the James Joyce) and loved the evening. Maybe your waiter should go spend an evening in a bar like Buchannan's where they know how to make everyone feel welcomed and , dare I speak this heresy, it's not just about the food but the whole experience.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Each dish we chose was fresh, unique and memorable. We sat at the community table and met interesting people which added to this special meal. Thanks Workshop Kitchen. You rock.

RachelM (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We had a wonderful experience here last week, our server was knowledgeable and helped up to choose a wonderful meal along with drink pairings. The FOH / BOH staff spoke with us directly, and were extremely hospitable from beginning to end. Would highly recommend for a variety of events and celebrations!

Thank you Workshop!

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This restaurant has a unique ambiance, world class service, and delicious food! When we come back we will definitely try the improv meals.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

First - the restaurant is connected to a theatre with a mezzanine for hosting as well - how cool is that?!!
Second - our server, Bobby (who was excellent - btw) sold us on the chef's menu and created a parallel culinary experience for my friend who is vegetarian.
Third - each dish was excellent - I had it with the wine pairings and the choices were definitely on point. Nothing over the top - simply fresh local ingredients, craftily cooked, and paired with wines that highlighted and/or complimented the tastes.
What a great find for our business trip to Calgary! We'll be back when we're in town again and bringing more of our team!

EmTw (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food, friendly service, interesting ambiance. Had a really good time for our date!

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Awesome food! Amazing time! Great service. Will visit again. Thank you!

theleer (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great lumch - the Lougheed Lunch: 3 courses for $25 plus wine for $7. The greens with toasted nuts and sliced apple was lightly, deliciously dressed; main was lightly battered fish, smokey tomato sauce, crispy potatoes , lovely green beans, potato fritter; best rich chocolaty brownie dressed with caramel sauce and fruit was the perfect finish to the perfect meal! Portion size was reasonable too. And the featured wine - delicious!
Service was attentive and friendly, not intrusive. Atmosphere was interesting - so much to observe in this historical building.

Candace (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

It was lovely as always. I always go for the fish feature and it never disappoints

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Their "Lougheed Lunch" is very good value for money - gourmet food at reasonable prices!