Home Tasting Room
Home Tasting Room
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Home Tasting Room

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Wine Bar, Canadian
  • 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 4032628100x

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".
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerCanadian
Home Tasting Room reviews from OpenTable diners
  • great food! Great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Had a wonderful experience at Home Tasting Room! Home made soup was a fantastic start and there were a variety of vegetarian options for our guests. Great ambiance and friendly service made the environment warm and welcoming. The open kitchen fit right in with the new trend and everything tasted fresh and delicious. Great spot for family, frienda or clients!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the home tasting room
    Elle
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Great spot for getting together with friends or having a romantic dinner. Food was amazing, service is incredible, right amount of lighting. We ordered the maple miso sable fish, it was to die for!! So moist and succulent, my friend who doesn't like fish ate it up! Give it a try if you're in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch w Clients
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I have to say overall great experience. At one point the kitchen got really smokey allowing the room to fill up as well. One of my clients was complaining to the table but it wasn't addressed by any of the staff. Other than that we thought the food was great! Service was quality! I would like to have another experience there for sure, SR
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience excellence
    ABTravel
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    First visit. The feature was venison which I ordered and it was delicious. My companion ordered the duck and was very pleased. Not sure if I am in favour of the "small plate" concept. Yes, we eat too much, there's food that's wasted and quality is better than quantity. It just somehow feels less than when the price is high and the portions are tiny. Small town Alberta mentality - more is better. I will keep working to change the attitude!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed
    DMcH
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Expected great food and service.Both were just okay. Quite expensive.The only item we liked much was the kale salad which was delicious, but for 20$ it should be. So overall, the experience didn't leave us feeling like we would ever return when Calgary offers so many other wonderful dining options.
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  • Delicious
    Nifty50
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    First time at the restaurant. Had the lamb burger. Best I have ever had. My friend had the grilled chicken sandwich. Said it was great. We both agreed we would be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious small bites
    Epicfoodhunter
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The food was excellent - charcuterie board, cheese board, seared scallops all excellent. Price would have been ok if the serving was a little more generous. Cheesecake tasted great, though not what was expected; a scoop of cheesecake like filling and a very thin cookie on the side - again just a a 'taste'. The apple pie with rosemary was really good. The restaurant was pretty empty so it was a surprise to wait for service a few times during our visit. Server recommended the Prosecco and it was grand.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable with attentive service
    mentor
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This restaurant is very good for business lunch, providing pleasant environment and good food in the core of the city.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT DINNER
    CarlosBernal
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Bison tartar was awesome it was the star of the night, the tenderloin was perfect and the wine was also really good, the service was awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first experience
    Tinyeza
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    A great place to go before going out to the theatre. The location is fantastic, it's intimate without being too romantic. It was a very comfortable atmosphere; I love the open kitchen. The food was excellent and the service superb! The waiter knew the menu well and was able to steer me to a fantastic bison dish. I will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pretty good
    Browe
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The daily burger and side of chips was a little small and the burger was a tad salty but it was ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Food was great, service was excellent. Would definitely go back! Liked the décor and the chairs, including the color. Impressive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect experience
    kangel
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Brought my niece (who travelled from Edmonton) to Home Tasting to begin the celebration of a special evening. It was perfect. Wine I had pre-selected was chilling when we arrived, I had also pre selected the appetizers and they were very good. I found the PEI Mussels quite small for some reason but the flavours were delicious. Cheese platter yum and fresh. Then the highlight I knew would be the bison tartar oh yummmyyyy my niece loved it as I knew she would. Thank you to all at Home Tasting to have given us a great experience for this special evening. All the best and I'll be back.
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  • tkitchen
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I love how the kitchen is in the middle of the restaurant. Chef cares about the food and your experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and food were great
    NoNickname
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a small group of four out for dinner before a night out for drinks. The server was very very good. Helpful and friendly with the wine list and menu. It wasn't packed so he was very attentive and made our experience very enjoyable. The food was great, we dinned tapas style sharing everything with the table and drinking a few good bottles of wine. The chef visited outer table with a second bowl of mussels he thought we might enjoy and we did. We had a great experience and I will be back. We sat at a table but it would be a prefect place to sit at the bar top along the kitchen and watch the kitchen staff at work. Especially if they are always as friendly as they were Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    ckck
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Awesome dining experience. We went for dinner and ordered 4 of the small plates to share. Plenty of food and all 4 plates were delicious. Very friendly staff, nice ambience. Would definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I was at the Home Tasting Room for a business lunch. We opted to share several small dishes. The tastes were unique and captivating. Loved the squid steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch time
    noreviewprovided2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The food was good...interesting soup...maple, red pepper and apple...very small portion. Beet salad was good, but again a small portion. All in all the food was fine, but very small portions and very expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice ambiance, good service but...
    lulu23yn
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A friend & I were here for dinner this past Saturday and for the most part enjoyed ourselves. The set up and lighting of the restaurant is very nice, not too dark which bugs me at other restaurants, our server was great, went over and above many times but now to speak about the food, the most important part.... We ordered the gnocchi, the scallops, the bison tartar and the Alberta Beef tenderloin to share. Everything tasted good... But the only thing we really loved was the bison tartar (so much we had to get a second order!) I would not order the scallops again, they tasted fine but were absolutely teeny & there were only 3 of them. A rip off when you're paying I believe $16-17 for them. I'm on the fence about going back....
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  • Great place to do business.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The atmosphere is pleasant with good service and fine food while allowing you to be able to talk and do business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Menu
    Winendine
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This restaurant lived up to its reputation as one of the best places to go in the city. The menu is not extensive but is varied so that any foodie will be happy. We elected the tapas menu although I desperately wanted to choose the bison cheeks on the main menu. The baby kale salad and the bison tartar were standouts. Wine is available for tasting in 2.5 and 5 ounce sizes which is ideal to sample with each dish you choose. The chef visited the table to ask how we enjoyed each dish as it was the first night of his new menu. Very personable. When we return to Calgary this will be the first choice for dining out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service mistake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Do not eat meat. Was brought scallops with sausage though was told it was no problem to make scallops without sausage. Noticed the mistake so they took it off my bill. Did not bring me a replacement. Not what one would expect when paying that much for a meal. Was left hungry after.
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  • Refreshing change
    neverlate4dinner
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our party of four had a wonderful dining experience. The menu was a welcome change from the standard fare. The service and food were excellent and we look forward to our next visit. The reservation system by OpenTable was also quite convenient and easy to use.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lunch
    foodiva
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Although the restaurant was nowhere near full, it took quite some time to get our food when others seemed to be served ahead of us. I liked the food, very yummy, and the open kitchen was cool. Just wish it had been faster.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A really nice time
    eljivaro
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    6 of us enjoyed an evening at the Home Tasting Room (HTR) this past Friday night. Small plates to start, an excellent wine list and a space that didn't feel cramped whatsoever. It was a very eclectic mix of customers with some dates, some families and some singles all enjoying a great meal. We would happily return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dining exp in a long time
    GourmandDinesOut
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Though there's a lot of fine restaurant options to choose from downtown & especially on 8th Avenue, this is one of the best dinner dining experiences I've had in a long time. No smugness here, no "we've got the right recipe" that makes all things bland, just genuine culinary art = beautiful, delicious, satisfying ... and staff who seem to care. Four of us, two appies (gotta try to the scallops!), four different entrées, & everyone raved about their choices. Been just once, but we'll go back. (Sorry -- didn't check out the wine list, but I bet it's lovely and fitting, at the very least.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Delicious food
    LisaB1978
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Did their best to accommodate my allergies. I requested that they cook in Olive oil instead of canola and they did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had an amazing time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was excellent - we had seared scallops on spaghetti squash as an appie and the mushroom veloutte soup was like velvet. The main entree we both chose was Osso Bucco - delicious all around. Great for trying out different things to share....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
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  • as good as before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I always love to come back, everything tastes amazing, the service is good and one of the few places to sit outside. We tried the veal, the salmon and the lamb, all good and the desert (ice cream, sorbet and hazelnut mousse) were to die for. I will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christopher
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We really enjoyed our time here. The food fresh, well presented, good portions and excellent taste. Will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mentor
    mentor
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This location provides a very good place to engage in business discussion over a very pleasant lunch
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good lunch
    Good
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Decent food and relatively affordable for down town lunch dining. Have gluten free options which is a plus.
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    great for lunch
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  • Interesting Place on 8th Avenue
    Grums
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The menu is short but interesting sections and daily special. There is an open kitchen and they worked very well together. The room is long with exposed old brick on the walls with very nice seating. The wine list is short considering they bill as a wine tasting type of restaurant and the sharing plate selection was also small. I'd have like to see several more choices in both areas. The food was good and well presented. The bison tartar was interesting but the toasted bread along with it needs to be warm before applying butter. The oysters were interesting as was the mushroom soup. The braised short ribs with scallops was confusing. Overall a nice place and location. Would be excellent for a business luncheon or before theater stop.
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  • Not baby friendly
    Azndiner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The dishes are pretty pricy for the portion that you are getting. $15+ for an appetizer and over $35+ for the main course. Plus the place have no booster seat or high chair. Not recommended, you can have a better food elsewhere for the price you paid.
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    romantic
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  • Amazing Dining Experience
    Jenthefoodlover
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Home Tasting Room was an amazing dining experience. The food was a hit. My party of 6 all ordered different items and I can honestly say i can't pick a favorite...they were all that good!! Our server was great and very accomadating. The cook came out and described each dish which was a nice touch. I will definitely be visiting Home Tasting room again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch or dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Casual feel with great food. Feels like there aren't very many restaurants that can match it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty decent
    Kanuc
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We ordered 4 sharing dishes. Gnocchi, cheeses, charcuterie, scallops. All were tasty, but the charcuterie which was so-so. Service was attentive, but completely disappeared and we waited 10 mins to get out bill. Too many other great choices out there, won't return.
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  • love this place
    lgfoodie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Amazing as usual. Love the gluten free options and portion sizes are perfect. Fresh, unique and flavourful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    WCRC
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Food was delicious. Definitely a restaurant for sharing food items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch with a friend
    TheClan
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My friend doesn't get downtown much - lives and works in the burbs, so when she comes downtown, I try to expose her to a variety of places. Her first time at Home Tasting Room - she was impressed. Great food, excellent friendly service, not too noisy this time - maybe 'cause it was a Monday in the summer. Thanks for a great lunch date!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
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