Alloy
Alloy

Alloy

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.alloydining.com/
  • Phone: 4032879255
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Rogelio Herrera
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Chef's Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 42 Ave. and Macleod Trail
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have 55 free parking stalls.
A word from Alloy
Inspired by their backgrounds and travels, Chef/Owners Uri Heilik and Rogelio Herrera invite you on an escape to a unique experience in fine dining. Bringing creativity and passion from their respective Mediterranean and Latin heritage, their influences are introduced to Asian flavors and sensibilities to create a menu and atmosphere that represents a harmonious culinary adventure that will leave a lasting impression. Alloy employs a guest-centric philosophy. From our insistence for using only the freshest ingredients, to our carefully selected wines, to our hand-picked staff, we strive to infuse our passion for food, wine, and customer service into everything we do. A visit to Alloy goes beyond a night out for dinner. It will indulge your imagination and offer an escape for your senses. Enjoy the experience of Alloy.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Alloy reviews from OpenTable diners
241 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (148)fit for foodies (133)romantic (116)great for outdoor dining (85)notable wine list (84)neighborhood gem (63)great for lunch (57)good for groups (52)hot spot (34)great for brunch (16)late-night find (11)scenic view (5)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Fan-freakin-tastic!!!
    TravellingFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Alloy really is my favourite restaurant in all of Calgary...fabulous food, great service, and a gorgeous space. I am always pleased with my experience at Alloy. ALWAYS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great atmosphere and food tastes fresh and tasty. Would recommend for special occasion or just a nice lunch out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LynneVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Normally a great place for lunch. The last time we were there the service was slow and food exceptionally bland.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our meal at Alloy was interesting & delicious! The challenges were 1. the noise level was so extreme our conversation became challenged. & 2. we were 2 business ladies on a lunch meeting but our server assumed we were part of the 'ladies lunch crowd' doing unhurried social lunching. The restaurant was full of ladies and that was very nice to see but our lunch took 1hr & 45 min which was just too long.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice but expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Very pleasant trendy atmosphere, wine was nice, food was nice, however it was very pricy.. Servers were attentive
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    What a beautiful hidden gem, burried in the middle of industrial McLeod area. The food was delicious, excellent cocktail list, extensive wine list, and amazing service. There is also a beautiful enclosed patio. All around lovely experience, I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A beautiful dining experience
    Vivster
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Really good wine selection. Truffle gnocchi was really delicious cannot get the taste out of my pallete yet.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    From the initial Old Fashioned and Lemon Martini at the bar with Jake to the finale of a dessert that was astounding, our experience was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent starters, mains ok.
    Moeb
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Lamb - cold and too fatty. Lacked flavour overall. Halibut was soupy. Gnocchi and Shrimp - excellent. Starters get a thumbs up. Pork was excellent but was wishing for more veggies.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast food speed?
    seashell
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went for an early dinner on August 22. We were in and out within 65 minutes. We had two courses. Was our table booked after us? Our appetizers came within minutes of ordering and the calamari was okay- nothing special. Our entrees came 5 minutes later. I felt like I was at earls but not as rushed!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dizzy1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food is wonderful and different. The décor is elegant and the service extremely good. This would be great for a business lunch or group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • specialnite
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Server was courteous, knowledgeable , and efficient. Meal was great!!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food - service - wine - everything exceptional - will be back again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, unfortunately not memorable
    lookingforgreatfood
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I decided to take my boyfriend here for a birthday dinner mid-wid. While the atmosphere was pleasant, the service appropriate, the food was just good. We expected the food to be the highlight, but it nothing special...unfortunately.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a great meal and the service was first rate. We did send back our dessert. The merangue had a metal taste to it and for $10, one small stick of rhubarb with a bit of compote was not worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Doreen
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our night was very enjoyable. For this quality of a restaurant, the service was not up to par. The server was very pleasant but just felt like we had to keep asking for things. For example we waited about 5 minutes when we first arrived, we did order drinks before our meal, but did not have a change to to finish them and order any wine before our appetizers arrived and had to keep asking to have our water glasses filled. We were not upset or anything like that, just thought the server should have been paid more attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Dinner
    Gman
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went to Alloy for a birthday dinner based on a review that was posted about the restaurant. Let me tell you, it didn't disappoint. Service was prompt, friendly, and attentive to our needs without being overbearing. The food was spectacular, beginning with naan bread served with hummus and an assortment of olives, which was simply to die for. The Main courses through the table were varied, but not a single person had anything but "mmm!" when it came to the quality of their meal. Finally when it came time for desert, they offered a fabulous selection of simple but delectable dishes that will excite your palate and break from the routine series of cakes, pies and creme brulee that seem to dominate most menus. An absolute must go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    livelifebig
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I had been looking forward to trying Alloy for months and I had specifically chosen it for a celebratory dinner - my expectations were too high it seems. The location was more of a turn-off than I thought it would be (who puts a fancy restaurant in an industrial area?). The food was pretty good, but seemed a bit old-fashioned and over-priced for the quality. The biggest disappointment was the service. Our server was awkward, inefficient, and certainly not polished. For example, we had to specifically ask (twice!) for our completely empty water glasses to be refilled - basics like this shouldn't be missed. It unfortunately wasn't the celebratory dinner I had been looking forward to. I did enjoy the beautiful patio though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Roger
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food always great at Alloy. Service this time annoyingly slow in checking wine levels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    MBest11VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed the meal, service was slow and so wwhat I attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Every on Was Happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went to celebrate a birthday, and with five people, its quite amazing that there was nothing but raves for every bit of food and drinks we ordered. Our server was perfectly attentive without being intrusive. All in all a superior experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls night dinner
    Girl
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Alloy was an okay restaurant. The food was quite tasty, but the portions were small. The dessert we ordered was quite poor (rhubarb something). The prices were too high in comparison to other similar restaurants versus quality/atmosphere/portion. They also don't share nutritional information on what they serve. It wasn't a bad place, but I don't think the value is there for a return trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    WE tried Alloy when it first opened about 6 years ago and I really loved it and how it it seems odd outside but really nice inside! I love the food and the whole experience. This time we sat outside and the service was awesome! And the atmosphere was great! I would definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another good night.
    Maggie23
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Saturday August 9 at 730 pm. The gnocchi , tuna appetizers were both very good however the pork belly is excellent . The short rib was excellent and the halibut was very good but not their best dish. As always the food is presented beautifully and the service is very good . Espresso was decent which is rare in Calgary restaurants .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very satisfied
    KtweedieVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have been to Alloy many times. It's always good and this time was perfect. Great food and great service. Thanks again Alloy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great!
    Luv2drink
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I have never been disappointed after eating at Alloy. The food is amazing and the customer service is great which is hard to find these days.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third visit
    TommyJoeLovesGoodFood
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great dining experience. This was my third visit and second time i requested meeting the Chef to thank him for the great presentations and flavors. Our server was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Amazing again! Everything was fantastic wine service food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rather Disappointed
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been to Alloy several times and were always thrilled with the tasty gourmet food both at lunch and dinner. We were celebrating a special occasion and decided to treat ourselves to Alloy. The appetizers were very good and we particularly enjoyed the gnocchi. We were really looking forward to the main course but it was a bit disappointing. The food was good and cooked well but it was nothing special and certainly not a good value for the prices charged. I had the halibut and it was moist but really was bland and I decided to add salt to try to enhance the taste. My friend had chicken and said it was 'fine' but nothing special. Perhaps Alloy had been so great in the past that we had high expectations.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have never wrote a review before but I was prompted after our very disappointing experience. Our night began with a very unfriendly hostess. When our waitress came she didn't explain anything well as far as their features for the night. She never made it over to ask how anything was until we were done. We sat with empty drinks and empty plates as she passed by us numerous times. It was unfortunate because the food was very good and the restaurant is nicely done. It would have been a lovely evening if it wasn't for the awful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lives up to it's expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have dined at Alloy 3 times now and luv it. Everything about it is very appealing. The white decor feels very clean. We had a server, Jason, who was so passionate about all the different food choices. Our choices were excellent and the serving sizes were just right
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dessert20
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Don't be fooled by the rather industrial location, the food is excellent. The crab cake appetizer was delicious and the tuna tacos were terrific. My dining partner also enjoyed her beet salad. The service was just the right amount of attentiveness. A very enjoyable expericence overall.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alloy
    Datenitediners
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Good service, good food, although a slightly limited menu, very well priced meal. Overall a great value for the dollar. Nice wine selection by the glass (tough to find usually) and meals were well presented, out very fast and hot. Great patio for dining. If your looking for a nice romantic evening not the place as alloy sports a very open concept, but works well otherwise. Sparse seating on the patio helped offer a bit more privacy. Definitely has that "On display" feel. A few more plants on the patio between tables would definitely improve the ambience although the surroundings were nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food and Service were very good. We felt the location of the table we were given was just ok!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mildly disappointed
    2baditwasbad
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Patio was not well cared for, looked rather sad and pathetic. Service was poor, waitress had no personality and not one smile. Expected more and was disappointed.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • familydinner
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Beautiful restaurant. The food was good, but very little of it! We have two teenage boys who left hungry. The food was beautifully presented, but the plates were half full. We've been to many other restaurants with similar price points which offer better service, fabulous food and full plates! We will not return.
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  • Excellent Fish
    yeejul
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The pita bread with the hummus and olives were delicious. The fish were well cooked and just made perfectly. Highly recommend the halibut!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    ness
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    As always this place was amazing! Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, wine, and service.
    steve
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had a great meal with excellent recommendations from our server including wine and dessert. I would absolutely recommend this to anybody who wants to have a great meal and really enjoy the service. The inside of the restaurant was not at all what I expected. The outside is almost industrial but as soon as you walk in you enter a clean, open, retro-esque space. Lots of room between tables, which made it great for conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Times
    Pattiv
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have enjoyed Alloy many times and have always found the service and food to be good. This time was no exception... but the server we had was a bit snippy and condescending. We shifted chairs around a bit to accommodate our party of five and he made a comment that was unbecoming of a server when he saw what we had done. It really put us off and was an underlying theme all evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate