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Home Tasting Room
Home Tasting Room

Home Tasting Room Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hometastingroom.ca
  • Email: info@hometastingroom.ca
  • Phone: (403) 262-8100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Canadian, Organic, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Pizarro-Munn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: "Home" has 75 seats in various configurations and can comfortably accommodate up to 120 guests in a stand-up cocktail party setting.
  • Private Party Contact: info@hometastingroom.ca (403) 262-8100

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Centre Street
  • Public Transit: Home Tasting Room is located one block South of both the 1st Street and Centre Street C-Train Line stops.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: -Free street parking on Stephen Avenue in front of Home Tasting Room after 6pm

    -Directly behind Home Tasting Room, between 7th and 8th Avenue off of 1st Street or Centre Street, there is a private parking lot, as well
    as a Calgary Impark Lot

    -Lot 60: Telus Convention Centre parking at 727 1st SE, 24 hours,
    Monday to Sunday

    -Lot 7: Pay and Display Lot at 208 9th Avenue SW, 24 hours,
    Monday to Sunday
A word from Home Tasting Room
Home Tasting Room is a wine-centric restaurant serving market–fresh sustainable food, with an "Old made New" twist. The warm and inviting ambiance will make you feel as if you are at "HOME". Executive Chef Daniel Pizarro-Munn showcases his artisan flare with the best available ingredients in a small plates tasting format to encourage sharing and exploration by our guests.
With over 50 selections in our wine inventory at any given time, we want you to experience and taste as many wonderful wines as possible. This process should never be intimidating and you should feel right at "HOME". Home's wines by the glass program offers guests 2.5oz and 5oz glass pours to promote sampling and discovery of our wine list.
Come and enjoy one of the freshest dining experiences as you immerse yourself in all the wonderful smells and sizzles from our open kitchen.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "We went to Home Tasting Room for a birthday and were quite disappointed with the food that evening. A couple of us had the ravioli, Arctic Char and Duck breast. The Ravioli lacked texture in the filling, which seemed so runny, it just escaped out of the very thin wrapper. The dish lacked flavor and was insufficient as an entree. The duck was very literal when they say it has an orange sauce. All you could taste was the tartness of the orange juice which was overwhelming. The sweet potatoes were underdone and the plating unexciting. The duck was slightly overdone but the best part of the dish. The birthday girl who selected the restaurant did however enjoy her Arctic Char. We ended up going elsewhere for dessert. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Had the pulled pork for the first time and it was as good as everything else I've tasted at the Home Tasting Room. The brioche bun was suitably crisp and held together well; the pork was tender and flavourful and just saucy enough (didn't have to shower afterwards!) and the soup was seasoned perfectly. Portion size was realistic - served on a plate rather than in a trough. Thank you Chef."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The star of the evening was the food. The menu had something on it for everyone, and every dish was a beautiful combination of flavours. The staff was extremely friendly, and very helpful in recommending wine pairings. Many of the wines are offered in 2.5oz options allowing you to pair accordingly if you choose to experience the tasting plates. A wonderful experience overall, and we look forward to returning."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I went with 4 folks from work at 12:30. We were able to get a reservation on the same day so that was nice. We were all happy with the food and want to go back. We chose each to have entrees but it would be an option to share a number of tasting plates. Service was too slow for lunch service during the work day. It's like there weren't enough servers on staff..."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Having heard about Home Tasting Room, we made a last minute reservation for dinner before heading to a Play at ATP. Was very nice. The tasting dishes perfect sizes to allow trying a couple of things. Good food. Well priced. Our waiter knew his stuff, but seemed very nervous! Shakey wine pouring hand!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food, service, and experience at Home is consistently excellent, and I count in among my favourite restaurants in the city. I love that they change their menu seasonally, and always have different nightly specials for you to try. I had the sous vide lamb saddle, and it was delicious. The lamb was incredibly tender, and even my friend who does not usually enjoy lamb stole a bite. I am just disappointed that we did not have time for dessert, because the homemade s'more with peanut butter is also amazing. I can't wait for the spring menu to come out!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The server was awesome. Very friendly and attentive. The selection of choices for lunch "plates" was very limited. Not impressed."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Very dissapointing. Living on reviews of the past. Bland average food. Anemic menu. Staff are uninspired. All you food gurus and magazines. Pay it a visit again. Doesn't even merit a mention any more."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I absolutely enjoyed this restaurant! The food was incredible and I was completely satisfied. Our hostess was attentive. The chef prepared an incredible lunch. I recommend this Home Tasting to anyone. I'm excited to attend the new opening restaurant in the south west."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "This was our first trip to Home Tasting Room, and we can't wait to go back. Loved the decor, and really appreciated that the tables weren't jammed together. Our server was knowledgeable and very attentive. The food was outstanding. The apple and celery root soup was delicious. My husband had a burger from the feature menu, which he felt should be on the menu all of the time. The mac and cheese with peas and proscuitto was creamy and wonderful. We also tried the feature dessert, an incredibly light chocolate mousse with sponge toffee. Looking forward to a return visit to try more things on the menu."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We went during the Big Taste 2014 and 3 out of the four of us had the special five course menu and it was fabulous. I had the wine pairing and it was delicious and really well matched. The service was excellent too. We had a great time."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was well presented and delicious for example:innovative use of baby turnips cooked in beet water making them a pale rose colour. We had the 5 course tasting so hard to comment on the portion size but the menu had a variety of sharing and mains, many of which I would choose. Generally service was fine for Calgary, friendly but not overly knowledgeable. overall rating 4/5 ( I would go again) My dinner companion did comment that "all the restaurants are starting to look a bit alike" meaning muted tones, open kitchen, exposed brick wall…."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I found the Home Tasting Room a very pleasurable experience. A friend and I dined before the theatre. She had Arctic Char and I had Duck L'Orange. Both were very tasty. We also had the pavlova, which was fine, but not something I would order again, mainly as the meringue was not the traditional crust style, but came in small buttons, which were hard. The portions are not large, but we both felt satisfied with our two courses. Dinner with tip cost about $70 each."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I've been to Home Tasting Room many times and have always been happy with the service and the food quality. I took a friend there who needed gluten free choices and choose to have a burger with the recommended gluten free bun. The gluten free bun was horrific, it fell completely apart and became pretty much inedible. When the waitress came by to take our plates, it was impossible not to notice the giant pile of crumbs that once was a bun, but did not even ask what happened. We were in a rush and didn't have time to complain about it, but we were more than disappointed with the bun itself then the failure of the staff to notice the damage. Home, please revisit your gluten free buns and either offer something better or nothing at all!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Went for a romantic evening. Food was amazing. Had a great friendly server. Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "If you haven't tried out James Water's menu yet, get with it. Very dish is unique and heavenly.... you will close you eyes with delight."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "enjoyed my visit back to a place I built Canadian Art Gallery in the 90's the gallery closed due to high rent and greed, then turned into an awful tourist shop, thankfully it closed and low and behold Home opened re vitalizing a great building, room and the history. good on you folks keep it up. thanks doug maclean."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Loved my lamp burger.....amazing friendly service....I appreciated the fact they accommodate the four of us even though our reservation was for two people.."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Nothing but great things about this place - great wine list, service, atmosphere and food. Loved the tartar starter and the dessert, and not often where you can get a (delicious) old vine zinf by the glass. There isn't a ton of natural light given the location on Stephen Ave but they've made the setting wonderful, bright and warm nonetheless. Music is great, folky and at the right volume, room was not overly busy, food is fresh and server made great recommendations. A reminder that I really don't come here as often as I should!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "This is my second time at Home Tasting Room, and both times we've asked to sit at the bar where we could watch the chefs in action, and sometimes harass them with questions, which they always gracefully answered. My favourites from both experiences were the gnocchi, scallops and the beef bourguignon plates. The service was great, but I would've liked the plates to come a little quicker. I know (and overheard) a lot of attention going into how the timing, but there were moments where we got a little impatient. Overall, I enjoyed HOME and will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We ordered the gnocchi from the tasting menu as an appetizer and it was amazing. Our main courses, unfortunately, failed to live up to that same standard. Overall, given the price of the meal, there are better values to be had."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "limited menu but food had great flavor and a bit of a twist. Appreciated the lactose free creamy soup, very good! Service personable and accomodating!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Heard about Home Tasting Room from a friend last year and had forgotten about it until The Big Taste and saw it listed so jumped at the opportunity to give it a try -- the food almost brought tears to my eyes it was so good. I 'upgraded' by adding the wine pairing to each course and it was well worth it. If you're looking to try something new, give this a try -- you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed the Gourmet Feast. A five course meal that delighted our taste buds. We also coupled the food experience with a pairing of wines with each course. It was perfect. The food was well done, beautifully presented and the wines were perfect compliments to the course. Our server was delightful and attentive. We will be back again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The ambiance at HTR is nice- the decor is simple, lighting is good, the open kitchen is fun to watch, and you can actually hear the people you are talking to, which for me is a huge plus! The food here is decent, but it is not fantastic. I have yet to be wowed by either the flavours or preparation, although the presentation of the food is very nicely done. A bit more seasoning and use of spices in the food would go a long way in elevating the flavours. The portions for some dishes are definitely on the small side. If I didn't order an appetizer, main and dessert each time, I would come away hungry. Overall it is fine for a night out, just don't expect to be wowed if you are a foodie."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Great restaurant. Keep going back. Nice, varied menu, great wine list-unpretentious service. Good presentation. Love it here."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Simply divine food. I am thrilled to have found such a place."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "A nice find on 8th Ave, everything was cooked well and tasted good, portions just enough and like the idea of the tasting plates, the service was excellent all in all will go back again, could not fault it."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I went to the Home Tasting Room with 3 friends am had an amazing experience. We ordered a cheese tasting plate and spinach and artichoke dip with house made chips to start. It was fantastic. Next time I want to try the bison tartar as it is their most popular share plate. For mains 2 of is had the seared pork loin, 1 the article char and 1 the ravioli. All were perfect! We finished off with expresso mousse and chocalate peanut butter amore for dessert! The service was great! We loved the open kitchen where we could see all the food being prepared. I will be back!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My wife and I had an excelllent evening at the Home Tasting Room. It was nice to see professional cooks getting about their business with obvious care for the quality of the food they served. Service was great, the wait staff were there when you needed them, and not there when you didn't. Perfect timing."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We go here at least once a season and it is always absolutely amazing, the food, the service and the ambiance. Every night has been a little different and every one is exactly the night we need."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "From beginning to end, we had a delightful experience. Two things stopped this from being a 5 star food destination. The sweet potato soup of the day was a touch bland and the roasted red pepper puree accompanying my scallops was overly sweet. Still, I would return to the Home Tasting Room."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great ambiance, great service, great food but a little expensive. Regardless, it's a fun place to go with you significant other for a special occasion or as a group."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had great expectations for this restaurant given the reviews we have received from friends. Sadly our dining experience wasn't great as we were rushed - four courses stuffed into us or so it felt. Our server broke the cork in our wine and swore when it happened. Then he took my main course plate before I was finished. He didn't give us any suggestions or greater details on the menu like the other servers. Service was poor but the food was good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Not being a fan of dining from a set menu we were sceptical about what choices we might have. The menu was fantastic, food great, loved that the tables were farther apart than many restaurants making our experience more intimate. We had only dined at Home Tasting for brunch in the past but will be back for dinner. The menu is small as is the wine list but from our Valentine's experience if each item is as well done less is more. The background music was just that, in the background, making it easy to converse yet enjoy the atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had the lamb burger for lunch and it was outstanding!! :)"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Went for lunch with a friend, was really good. We really enjoyed the lamb burger and it's not a huge portion, so suitable for those looking for a smaller burger. great service"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Great dining experience, it was my first time there after hearing so many great things about the restaurant. Tried quite a few menu items and all were excellent. Our server was attentive and knowledgable. The only part of the night that wasn't great was the noise level was a little too loud due to two larger parties that were also there but otherwise it was a great experience. I would love to go back again."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I've introduced a number of friends to this restaurant and all have been very impressed. The staff is always professional, but happy to chat and have a laugh with you too. The food is not only delish, but beautiful."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We shared a few plate and were very happy with the quality; everything was amazing. This is the second time I have been here and both times were beyond happy with the service. The only negative was that the food came all at once despite indicating we wanted to take our time but overall we were very impressed and will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/1/2014