We had been hoping to try
We had been hoping to try the Riverside Inn for some time but it was either booked or we would go forget to make reservation so when we seen that the restaurant was included in tthe `Foodies Unite, Calgary's Big Taste Festival we made reservations early and were able to get in. I had lived in the district for years and was quite pleased when the Inn was built and all reviews I had from my friends were very positive except the price. By ordering during the Big Taste Festival, a five course meal waas $85, therefore we felt very reasonable. However, the portions were small and most not to our perference so in retrospect, we should have ordered off the menu. Will give it another try as service was outstanding and our waiter was very helpful.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Waiters worked hard at keeping
Waiters worked hard at keeping us informed about what we were about to eat. Food was excellent. Portion size excellent. Nice comfortable pace for our dinner. Well done.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We ordered the tasting menu with the premium wine pairings. It was pure harmony, orchestrated by the most knowledgeable sommelier in Calgary. Great dining experience.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best dining experiences ever! The food was to die for and our server was awesome. Each dish is like a work of art, it was almost a shame to eat it. I would highly highly recommend this restaurant!!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
a great dining experience
Cuisine well and artfully prepared, a bottle of beaujolais, interested staff and a quiet atmosphere created an exceptional evening. One left feeling that not only had it been a good experience - you had also saved the price of a ticket to Nice.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome food awesome service
This place is a total gem! Our server John was entertaining and very attentive to our needs. The chefs tasting menu is an incredible choice if you aren't short on time. The drink menu is wonderful, and the food is delicious. The only negatives I can see is the portion sizes are expectedly on the smaller side and the location can't seat larger parties.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food from a talented
Amazing food from a talented kitchen staff. Everything was excellent and we will not soon be forgetting our experience.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was an exceptional evening at Chef's Table. Intricately executed tasting, and the wines were perfectly matched. The new wine list is perfect, and really stands out from most places in Calgary. Highly recommended.
5/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The tasting menu is something everyone should be able to experience just once. Terrific flavours paired with the perfect wine!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant outshines any place I've ever eaten at. The quality of the food and attention to detail is exquisite. What's notable about the food that is prepared is the mix of flavours that accompany each dish, each standing out and not blended together. This is some place I will definitely go to regularly.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food here was amazing, service was great, drinks were awesome - it's more expensive than your average dinner on the town although definately worth it! Great intimate setting - loved the smaller feel. A must to try or come back again to.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
special occasion made special
This was one of the best meals I've ever had...ever! Timing, taste and service were superb. I would absolutely recommend Chef's Table and will return...hopefully frequently.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were greeted at the door and then the service was impeccable and knowledgable throughout the meal. He was courteous in asking about dietary restrictions and was very patient if asked to repeat himself.
Beautiful choice of flavors in the tasting and very well done - I tasted a few things that I would not have otherwise tried. My favorites was the first and second courses.
I would definetly go back! It was my 5th Anniversary (although I didn't say anything) but the food, service and the option to be able to see the kitchen was more than I could ask for. A fantastic dinner for a special night.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Located in a quaint area of Kensington, the restaurant offered a creative take on each of its dishes. Service was a bit slow. Sommelier and waiter were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and genuine.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant and service were outstanding. Great food! I found it a bit pricy.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A memorable anniversary
Being new to Calgary, we have been investigating the restaurant scene within walking distance of our downtown condo. The Chef's Table was recommended to us and we went there on the occasion of our wedding anniversary.
The appetizers and main dishes were outstanding: I had the pork belly and the blanquette de veaux. The only slight disappointment was the choice of cheeses on the cheeseplate.
The service was outstanding. The staff was extremely well informed of the food being served and its preparation.
We will certainly return.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful Presentation & Quality
We tried the Chef's Table for the first time for our Anniversary. We lucked out on the weather an enjoyed a corner table on the outdoor patio. Very nice menu, had had 3 courses (which we never do) as the portions were just right. Scallops were perfect, my Husband's Halibut was "the best ever". The fois gras is a must do. Thanks for a fantastic evening!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef's Table is great
Came down on the last day of stampede, food was good. Selection was a bit small for my preference but overall a pretty decent and creative menu.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great dinner there to
Had a great dinner there to celebrate an anniversary, everything tasted amazing and the ambience is perfect is you are looking for a romantic night out
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
always the best service
Ryan is amazing. The service and wine selections that he provides is enough to have us follow him to where ever he happens to be. The food was also good, but the service really stole the night.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Dining Experience
This is absolutely a GEM, if the goal is to tempt the palate and enjoy the art of fine dining, this is the place to go. Service top notch and watching the master chefs at work is like sitting in the audience of Top Chefs or similar programming on the Food Network. The tasting was just amazing, 5 courses masterfully created with a flow and cadence that builds upon each serving like a work of art.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good service and ambience
My husband and I went to the Chef's Table for brunch last weekend. This is our second time here, and both times we were impressed by the service and food. Our waiter had to cover all the tables in the restaurant as well as on the patio and still did an outstanding job and was very friendly.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined here twice and both times it was fantastic. The service is professional and attentive without being in your face. The food is outstanding and the menu is filled with inventive dishes. The atmosphere is quiet and the tables are nicely spaced for privacy. Will definitely return.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quite possibly the best restaurant
Quite possibly the best restaurant we've ever been to ... ambience, creative flavour sensations and Ryan, the server extra-ordinaire, knows his stuff better than anyone we've ever come across. He doesn't merely romance the food, he provides a very detailed, riveting account of exactly how a meal is designed and presented that you can virtually taste it before it arrives ... and when it does, it only surpasses your every expectation.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Anniversary
We had at the Chef's Table for our third anniversary. We wanted to tr somewhere new and we were looking for an experience. We got that . We had an 8:30pm reservation on a Wednesday (as it was our weekend) and by the third course we had the restaurant to ourselves. Great food, fret wine, great service. We will be back, though probably not for until we celebrate another special occasion as it is very pricey!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fantastic and
The food was fantastic and the knowledge of the waiter was exceptional.
A very memorable evening!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
10 Year Anniversary - Nailed it.
My wife and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary at Chef's Table - both of us agree it was the among the top-most service experiences we have had. The Chef's sampler was excellent (although hit of a few of my wife's try-to-avoid foods) - and the wine pairings were skillfully selected.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great combination flavors/tastings
Fantastic overall experience of food and wine.
The meals were beautifully prepared with an unbelievable combination of favors.
Service staff were knowledgable of all food items and the wine list.
Very intimate place for a special occasion. Don't miss a chance to experience this wonderful place.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was fantastic. The food and service was incredible. The restaurant has a great small feel which went perfect with the celebration of our special occasion.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant in Calgary
All elements of the dining experience here are spectacular - Food, Drinks, Service, Atmosphere, and elegance. Make sure you go for the tasting menu, and spend the extra $$ for the premium wine pairing. If you like to watch chefs practicing their art, ask for one of the three tables closest to the kitchen. Out of this world experience, nothing like it in Calgary that comes close.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very busy place, food was excellent, the wait staff was a little less attentive than we would have hoped but it was to be expected with only 2 people working the tables and the place was packed.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Keeps on giving
This neighbourhood gem continues to provide a very enjoyable dinning experience.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food and wine
We often enjoy tasting menus with wine pairings, and often the meal tends to fall off at the entree. This was most certainly not the base this time around at Chef's Table. The new menu was intricate with its flavor profiles, and provided enough surprises to keep your palate wanting more. The wine and service was excellent as per usual thanks to Ryan. Over all, one of our best meals in the last couple months. Thank you.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the first time that we dined at Chefs Table. The ambiance was great, our waiter was exceptional and knowledgeable about the menu, i will definitely return. Wished I had tried this place before now.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing fine dining
This dining experience was amazing! The food was above, beyond sublime. This meal was like yhe 5 course meals you see Gordon Ramsay's students putting out on his tv shows. Names of stuff I've never heard of, but taste amazing!
I would defiantly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fine dining experience
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and fantastic server. Great for a special occasion or quiet dinner. Will return.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, Great Service
Short but varied menu, good wine list, open/airy feeling in the dining room (could be a little more cozy) , excellent service
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went at the Chef's Table for our romantic dinner and we were not disappointed.
We had the Tasting Menu with 5 courses and it was great. Food was tasting amazing, lots of flavours, perfumes and different textures.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first and not our last visit !
We thoroughly enjoyed this first dining experience at this lovely restaurant! Not only was the food outstanding, but the attentiveness of the manager of the Riverside Inn in which this Chef's Table restaurant is located, was much appreciated. Also, our server was very accommodating of our time deadline, as another appointment was to follow our dinner. We will definitely give this restaurant a high recommendation to others and will return again without hesitation!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another very good dining option
Very nice ambiance - we dined in the lounge by the fireplace and it was very pleasant. The menu is somewhat limited mostly dominated by meat dishes, but there were 2 fish/seafood options in the main course section. No vegetarian options.
The presentation of the food was excellent, the preparation and flavors very good, the service impeccable. Overall a very positive experience.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was probably one of the best dining experiences I had in all of 2013. Understand I travel extensively and have to dine out as a matter of course. This evening with my wife was superb. The service, food and ambience was outstanding ! Highly recommended !
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Server was very knowledgeable and helpful and yet not intrusive. Food was excellent - portions could have been a bit more generous. Wonderful chestnut soup. Wild Boar was tender and tasty. My wife had 2 small issues - her fois gras was a bit bland and the sherbet for dessert was sour. We will be back.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely attention to detail
We had a wonderful experience! The best in a while. I have gluten sensitivities and our waiter was happy to let the chef know and accommodations were made. Our food was served in a timely manner and every course was delicious. We will definitely return!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I will come back
heard so much about this place and finally went and am glad I did. The food was divine and and your usual fair, a very nice combination of flavours. I can recommend the ravioli and the wild boar. The service was very attentive. I also liked the fact that there is space between the tables.
I will come back
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go to this restaurant at least
Go to this restaurant at least once per year - it is an experience to be noted if you want to feel pampered!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The ambiance and service were above reproach. The food was so great you did not want to disturb the arrangement and tasted just as great.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Fine Dining in Calgary
This is a stellar restaurant and it gets better every time I visit. I always ask myself why I don't come more often?! We sat in the lounge by the fireplace and the restaurant was buzzing on a Saturday night. The staff is very professional and the food is outstanding. I am so impressed that this restaurant and boutique hotel has recently been awarded the prestigious Relais & Chateaux label to which it is well deserved and the FIRST in Calgary! Favorites of the meal was the chestnut soup and the squash ravioli, the Lobster was also divine, and the chocolate and banana gateau superb! Okay well that's every dish we had. Everything was delicious. Well worth the price. Treat yourself, it's so worth it. Can't wait to get back!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This dinner was to celebrate
This dinner was to celebrate out 32nd Wedding Anniversary. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is very elegant and we were greeted with a friendly smile and "May I take your coat?". The waiter was very attentive and took time to explain the menu and answer any questions. We had the 5 course meal which was very well prepared with much care. The service was impecable from start to finish without hovering over us. We will definitely return and recommend to all.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM