Culina - Muttart Conservatory
Culina - Muttart Conservatory

Culina - Muttart Conservatory

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://culinafamily.com/
  • Phone: 7804661181x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm;


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm;


    Dinner: Thursday: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Vegetarian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brad Lazarenko
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 98 Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Culina - Muttart Conservatory
A friendly neighborhood cafe located right inside the Muttart Conservatory, serving some of the freshest food in town. Goodness from greenhouse to plate.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Culina - Muttart Conservatory reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (58)great for lunch (57)neighborhood gem (56)great for outdoor dining (35)fit for foodies (31)kid-friendly (19)special occasion (14)good for groups (12)scenic view (11)romantic (7)hot spot (6)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Reliable, good, affordable
    YourMamaShouldKnow
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We go there for the reasons above; also for the generous parking lot! It's close to home and fun to be in the Muttart building. On Sunday lots of little ones were in Halloween costumes in the area, adding to the fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Corn Bread was awsome!
    YukonBob
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We arrived there was loads of free parking. The table was ready when we walked in, we were seated quickly. The waitress seemed a little over whelmed, she took my wife’s order and was starting too headed to the kitchen when I said I would like a coffee also. Was it because I needed a coffee that it seemed to take so long, maybe? Food was good, service was better once the rush was over and the place seemed to clear out a little. Order the corn bread, was awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Brunch
    HprunnerVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Perfect spot for a nice brunch that met the more sophisticated palate for some while still being very reasonable in price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely spot for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I wanted to take a friend out to lunch to celebrate a recent birthday and Culina Muttart proved to be an excellent choice. We both chose one of the specials of the day, a delicious salad made with greens grown in the Muttart greenhouse. It was served with delicious bread from the Boulangerie Bakery on 99th st. We didn't have dessert but enjoying lingering over a latte. The place was quite full on this weekday lunch hour and service was very good
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • booking on the internet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I tried to book for 12 noon but each time I tried it came back as 11 am. So we agreed to meet at 11 but are puzzled why our noon request was not accepted.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good spot for brunch
    Lsimants
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Everything was fresh and tasted great. I would return for brunch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it's not Culina mill creek.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    It's a cafe style place, but not in the best way. We went for a birthday brunch because we had been to Culina, mill creek and we had a fantastic time. It was obvious the waitress was fawning over the table of 8 for the minimum 18% tip, and everyone else was left behind. The food was very good but a limited menu, left us a little underwhelmed. It took us quite a long time to get the bill, then 10 minutes to get the visa machine. Not what we were expecting. Sorry, but I don't think we'll be back for a long time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty and affordable
    Motherof2
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Delicious food and very friendly staff. Very accomadating to requests as well. Definatley will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Culina Muttart is a favouite lunch spot for our group of friends. The restaurant always offers a special that is worth trying. On the current menu we love the grilled chicken and avocado salad and the perogy dish. The service is friendly and very welcoming to returning patrons.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Susan18
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great food and great service. Could use a little face lift on the decor and maybe better lighting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Culina Muttart
    geoff
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    An incredible meal, at reasonable price. Nothing else needs saying.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    CalgaryGuy
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We celebrated a birthday at Culina. Very much enjoyed the food and location. Friendly staff, flavorful food, just great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little disappointing.
    Kinsey
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My husband and I were excited to try Culina Muttart. We were a little disappointed when we first arrived at how it just felt like a cafeteria...It was not cozy or very inviting, especially if you weren't seated next to the windows. Considering it is part of the Muttart, we were also thinking the restaurant would celebrate a part of that - foliage, etc. Certain items were not available although they were listed on the online and in-restaurant menu...Disappointing on a limited menu to begin with.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice brunch spot
    ChanceSkeleton
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Made a reservation at Culina on a whim when searching for brunch places in the city. Tucked away in the river valley at the entrance of the Muttart Conservatory, it's a nice dining experience with very nice scenery just out the doors. Staff and food were great. Will definitely put Culina on my list of revisits when I need something different from the usual franchised fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Culina bistro
    Michelle
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was very good. Eggs Bennie cooked to perfection. Excellent for brunch. The latter was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    macmacVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very disappointing. Service was very slow, food was served cold. Not at all what we expected. The Avenue magazine gave this restaurant rave reviews, so we thought that we would try this place for Brunch. Never again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What's happened to Culina?
    DB49
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I ordered the grilled chicken breast on salad. What I received was a pale, shiny, gelatinous piece of chicken that tasted like microwaved meat. Really awful. My friend ordered green onion cakes that were chewy and she also thought they tasted microwaved. After one bite of chicken I ate only the salad around it. The server explained that the kitchen is no longer permitted to grill, so they use the oven instead. He offered to bring me something else so I ordered the plain ham and edam cheese baguette without salad. The bread was not fresh. It was chewy as if it had been stored in plastic and not crisped. The server was very professional about it all and kindly removed some items from the bill. Not his fault, but we will not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Love the fresh ingredients and the imaginative menu. Definitely a go to place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls night out
    Hols
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The appetizer we had were the bacon wrapped scollops they were amazing. I our entrees were ok Lamb burger, green onion cake and the entree special pork. We had the special for dessert lemon raspberry pie , yummy and the sticky toffee pudding ok. The wine was ½ price. The coffee and ice tea was good. The service needs some work, she was polite but I don't like to have to chase or yell at someone to get service (we were on the patio).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Pleasure
    Globaldiner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is a great restaurant that uses local products in all of it's recipes - choices are very interesting. Our waitress was wonderful - smiling all the time and gave you the feeling of being special. Lovely location for Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    edible1delights
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Amazing service and the salmon/arctic char open face sandwich on Sunday was beyond delicious and amazing. Combine that with the Thai beef soup...best meal I have had in a really, really long time, since I was last at Culina's!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Has Potential
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Muttart was named 'Best Brunch' in Avenue Magazine's 2014 Best Restaurant List. It came up short in my opinion- but I do think it the potential to be amazing. Looking forward to coming back in a year or two.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • mjfarrell
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Have been here several times and have enjoyed the food every time. Good service and reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location!
    Annruns
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I love both Culina restaurants; the Muttart location is great for lunch and the patio is gorgeous. My only complaint is that both times I have been in the last month or so, the waitress has been very grumpy and does not provide good service. Both times she made our party feel like we were an inconvenience to her. The experience would have been much improved if there was friendlier wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good size portions/meaty selections
    CloverdaleDiva
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    An excellent Lamb stew was in the offing the day my party of 4 had lunch. Along with a lamb burger, all were impressed with the choices. Fabulous salads and sandwiches too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lower your expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I read the Avenue review and assumed that because this was a food establishment at the Muttart that our brunch experience would be wonderful. Not so. The server wasn't interested in talking about the menu with us and seemed uninterested in the food and the fact that we were new to the city. This was our first time visiting Culina-not that she cared to ask. Menus were dirty and water marks made the ink run-and difficult to read. The atmosphere was weird. Dark-for a conservatory-and we were sitting up against the windows. Music was kinda loud/rock-not what I was expecting for a Conservatory. There weren't any plants or marks highlighting where we were-a conservatory! And no invitation to the conservatory in receipt, menu, or from the server…
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  • Simple, delicious & quick service
    btb456qm
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Went for lunch with my wife and were offered the patio or indoors. We opted for indoor, however the patio looked pretty damn good (little too hot outside). Lunch was fantastic. It was not pretentious at all. The menu was clear & accessible. Wife loved her locally made perogies while I destroyed the daily feature with a side soup. Friendly service, affordable price point for a comfortable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Compared to Culina Mill Creek, I was very disappointed. I had the perogies for lunch.....disappointed. Needed more cheese and needed simple spices like salt and pepper in the filling. Sticky toffee pudding had nice flavours, but way to sweet.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • allychan
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I have not been to the Muttart location in while but am always happy to visit as it is located in such a wonderful location with lots to see. However for some reason this time when I came, I couldn't help but notice that the portions sizes seemed a little off from the prices. My Caprese Salad while very nicely arranged barely covered the bottom of the plate with a few greens and the tomatoes and bocconcini and heavily dressed at a cost of $12. My companion got the daily special of the quiche described to us as the size of a "deck of playing cards" but ended up looking like a pop tart with mixed greens at a cost of $14. We also split the french toast which was ok, which just made me really miss the banana bread french toast!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best brunch
    deckard2019
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The eggs benedict and the breakfast blt were delicious. Service was great and you have the best way to walk off a big brunch by visiting the muttart conservatory afterward.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my night
    geoff
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    As always.Great dinner, an a fabulous white, which I generally don't enjoy as much a red
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    When we arrived the patio was full much to our disappointment. However, our server remembered our preference, and as soon as an outside table became available she asked if we would like to move outside. Great service; great food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had a very pleasant lunch but were disappointed the patio was full prior to noon. Guess that speaks to its popularity.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • memories
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were there for lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed the food; the service was great; the ambiance not suited for special occasions or such but very appropriate for a luncheon place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had a leisurely lunch on the patio on a hot, hot day and it was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Lovelunch
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I had reserved lunch for 5 at Culina Muttart for Tuesday, July 15. When I arrived, the table was ready and one of my guests was already there. It turned out we were only four people, so the table was magically decreased in size. The food was good, although the chicken on the flatbread special was a little sparse. It was tasty and I would order it again if on the menu. We actually seemed to have two people serving us, which I thought was odd. Our main server was a woman, but a young man also came around to ask how our food was.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    firsttimer
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I was disappointed because the salad I ordered came with chickpeas and a salad dressing, neither of which were included in the menu listing. As someone who is very specific in what she eats - I was very upset by this. If the ingredients are going into the food - they should be listed on the menu so that informed decisions can be made. "seasonal vegetables, greens, feta, cranberries, almonds & pepitas ....." - no where does it mention chickpeas, no where does it list a salad dressing, and the cranberries were dried (i.e. much higher in sugar than fresh, this should be revised as well. Also, the service was very slow. We were there over our lunch hour and didn't have the time for him to take as much time as he did.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TobyEdmonton
    TobyEdmonton
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Picked Culina because of its central location, good location, FABULOUS patio and EXCELLENT food. The day was glorious. The patio was lovely. The food - bacon/corn chowder and bocconcini salad - was very tasty, as always. Asparagus was obviously 'in season' as the menu this day featured lots of asparagus-related items. The coffee (locally roasted) was very fine. The greens (grown right at Muttart) were fresh, fresh, fresh and very tasty. the breads (from a bakery on 99 Street) were fresh and crusty. Yum! Culina Muttart is one of my favourite locations. It has never disappointed me and I recommend it to anyone who loves good, fresh, location food and doesn't mind a small menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lily4thevalley
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I got the impression no one had looked at our reservation as I asked for a window or patio seat. We were seated at an inner table, and she seemed surprised that I was expecting something else. Otherwise, good food and excellent service. We always enjoy sitting on the patio in summer or by the window in winter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Very nice restaurant. My BLT and soup were perfect. Thanks for a great lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.