desert needs to be improved...
desert needs to be improved... main courses are great.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the quiet, serene
Enjoyed the quiet, serene ambience. Noticeable attention to detail in the food presentation. Overall a delightful place for lunch. Would definitely recommend it.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
If you need gluten free options,
If you need gluten free options, this place is fantastic. They can do every item, except french fries, gluten free. We went with a friend who is celiac, and she was able to select anything she wanted, which is a refreshing change.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent choice for a romantic
Excellent choice for a romantic evening following a play and a martinni at the classic Palliser hotel bar. The sablefish was fantastic and cooked just right. Service was great.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food great but staff not informed
We enjoyed our dinner. The buffet dinner was wonderful and I would recommend the food. (great value for $45). The one area that did not satisfy us had to do with the reservation. After making the reservation we had a member who wanted to book an earlier time. The online reservation system indicated that no earlier time was available so I called and was told the same thing. Upon arrival there were numerous empty tables that never did fill while we dined and some people arrived with no reservation and were seated. When I called earlier in the week to ask if there was a special dinner for Easter I was told that the only buffet was for mid-day so it was a surprise to see a buffet set up.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Low Tea with the Ladies~
We went to the Rimrock for Low Tea for my sisters 40th birthday. They had us in a quiet spot and put together a special low tea menu for us as well. They went above and beyond in service food and even covered our mimosa bill for 21 ladies. THis place is so great if you have a special occassion, they will do you event justice. THanks!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
In the Paliser? What could go wrong? Good food, well prepared and a great variety for a brunch buffet menu.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Carleen took excellent care
Carleen took excellent care of us making sure we had the best for my birthday celebration dinner. Casey was our waiter who was very attentive. We were seated in front of the historic fireplace and my husband and I felt special all evening. We travel all over the world and have dined in many great places. I must say that the food at the Fairmont Palliser in Calgary was outstanding.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mouthwatering delicious meal!
My husband and I have been here before. As always the food was delicious! They change the menu up so what we had last year wasn't available this year. I can't say enough about the Filet Mignon - so juicy and delicious; prepared perfectly. We have been to many steak houses, both here and internationally and this beats everything hands-down! The highland beef we had in Scotland is the only one that even comes close. We dined with two friends who had never been to the Rimrock and were very impressed. They are international travelers so they know good food. The two types of wine we had were delicious and the creme brulee (which I try at almost every place I can) was among the top 3! The service, as always, was excellent.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the second night we were here. The Filet Mignon was so good I had to have it again. They switched up the accompanying vegetables but everything else remained the same. Just as juicy, delicious and grilled-to-perfection as the previous occasion. We brought a friend along and he was blown away by the wine, the food and the service. Exceptional quality that keeps us coming back whenever we are in town.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again, no complaints!
We ate here for the third time in 4 days. The food was excellent. The French Onion Soup was to die for. Absolutely delicious. The wine was great, the steaks were cooked to perfection and the sorbet was great. We also had some dessert wine our server recommended and we were not in the least bit disappointed. We will come back any time we are able, that's for sure! It's too bad we can't post pictures to this site because the presentation is always beautiful as well!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
The tenderloin is some of the best
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner and breakfast buffet - Hot and plenty. Great Choices. Appreciate fresh fruit.
Service - quick and efficient. Selection - excellent.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoy the Fairmont brunches. Only go for really special occasions, and have had a great experience every time. Usually go first thing at 11am when the food is freshly prepared and hot. This is the first time I have been to the Rimrock and it did not disappoint. Highly recommended for a special Sunday brunch.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good, but extraordinarily expensive
At $75 a person for the Mother's Day brunch, you have to really love your mother. The food is excellent though.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A bit of a time warp.
This is the restaurant in the original Canadian Pacific hotel in Calgary. It's like walking into a palace. I love the old furnishings, giant fireplaces and feel of the restaurant. We had the Mothers day buffet and were barely able to walk out.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
ET Sunday Brunch
Very nice brunch to celebrate my friend's retirement. Loved the made-to-order omelet and eggs benedict
One problem: I was billed twice on my VISA -- hopefully this will get straightened out.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprising Available on a CPO night
While other restaurants within walking to the CPO are busy and stressed the Rimrock provides great food and pleasant atmosphere in what is clearly fine dinning. Wait staff was very accommodating a professional.
Give yourself time and let the wait staff know your time line to ensure your timeline is met.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
our waiter was fantastic and very accommodating to the birhtday girl who was turning 86. Our steaks were cooked the way requested and the food was fantastic in general. I noticed that the menu also had specialty items for vegan, raw, diabetic, heart smart and other specialized requirements. In all we had a most wonderful evening thanks to the incredible service and delicious and beautifully presented food!
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our experience at the Rimrock-Fairm
Our experience at the Rimrock-Fairmont Palliser was excellent. Everyone of the staff that we dealt with were knowledgeable, friendly, and provided excellent service. We enjoyed the business lunch and haven't stopped raving about it ever since. We definitely will be back!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Twins night out
A great restaurant is not just great food, but service and ambience in support of that expectation. The Rimrock pulled that off. The service was good but the server read correctly what we were looking for in overall performance and delivered. The taste and optics of the food met and exceeded our expectations. Our family of five knew the pricing level so no surprises or disappointments upon that final chapter.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable setting for quiet dinner
Beautiful restaurant, delicious food. Service slightly slow probably due to the fact the restaurant and lounge were very busy. Otherwise great experience.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday for a 70 year old
Only one problem: It was impossible to find the dinner menu online. I usually like to look at this to see the types of food offered and maybe decide a good choice before arriving.
Otherwise it was wonderful.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great getaway dining experience
We love this place! We heard it was the either the oldest restaurant in the city that is still serving food or in second.. but we knew it was something special if it lasted that long! We enjoyed the food and the ambiance as it was beautiful, quiet and luxurious! The experience was very memorable for great service to tasty food - and not overly marked up considering it's in such a glorious hotel! 160z Prime bone in Ribeye was definitely the highlight of the night!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant has a wonderful ambience for a quite evening. The food selection is minimal however interesting. Out is the overall experience that makes Rimrock special and of course their excellent service. It was great to experience a service as such after a long time. Being a hotelier myself, I was really impressed by the team.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our second time coming back to the RimRock, and it was great! The staff were friendly and greeted and seated us right away. Great Wine Selections! There were not too many Seafood choices, so we went with the Special 3 Course Meal, and it was great!
The restaurant location was right inside the hotel which was convenient and well decorated.
Loved the Wine Pairing options where I got to try some new wines. Great Experience! Thank you.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and well prepared
Great service and well prepared food from local ingredients.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had 3 diners that required gluten free fare and the Palliser did an outstanding job of accomodating us.
There were many dishes on the buffet, plus the chef brought out some fish sans sauce and also brought us poached eggs.
The desserts were wonderful and there were many to choose from.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful historic site, quiet
Beautiful historic site, quiet atmosphere is good for relaxing, and allows for conversation. The service was excellent, we did not feel rushed. We were served in a timely and non-intrusive manner. We very much enjoyed our business lunch and will recommend the venue to others who pass through our office.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was rather expensive, but
Was rather expensive, but the meal was rather delicious
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional Service...Lots of Menu Options for various diets (vegan, diabetic, Raw etc)
Fireplace is a nice touch
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special occasion Sunday
A special occasion Sunday Brunch classic. Lovely variety of hot and cold on buffet including chef specials cooked in front of you. Great pricing for the kids too.
9/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Beautiful Brunch
The service was impeccable and the choices for the buffet style brunch were delicious. The waffles alone were worth the visit. I was very impressed of how willing the staff were to accommodate us. I strongly recommend booking for the Sunday brunch or for a special occasion.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, service & atmosphere was fantastic. The waiter was very professional and had a great sense of humor!! The chef came to our table personally and explained the menu to us. My wife was celebrating her 50Th Birthday & they brought her a piece of decadent chocolate cake & the plate had a beautiful birthday message written in chocolate!! It was a great evening!!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took my Mom out for Thanksgiving
We took my Mom out for Thanksgiving brunch and needed a restaurant that was accessible because she's in a wheelchair. We've been to the Palliser Rimrock before for Christmas dinner and remembered that experience to be a good one. The buffet is a little pricey but it's to be expected at this hotel. There was a great variety of food and the restaurant is clean, comfortable and the staff were very attentive. We couldn't have asked for a better day!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous, as always!
My family has always enjoyed the favulous Fairmont brunches at their hotels across the country. The Palliser was no expection. Superb service and amazing food, what more can you ask for!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Thanksgiving Affair
Enjoyed a group affair for the annual "death by chocolate" event. The service was spectacular and the food was splendid; however, the highlight of the evening was the remarkable dessert table and selection of chocolate pastries, cakes and tarts.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had never been in the Palliser before, but the interior is beautiful and the ambience and decor is wonderful. The Sunday Brunch included champagne and orange juice and the buffet had a great selection; if there was something else you wanted you could order it from the kitchen. The service was exceptional.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Death by Chocolate!
Really nice buffet of prime rib and HUGE selection of chocolate mini desserts. I believe this is only offered Mondays seasonally. Great value as well! Was $49 for buffet and chocolate buffet! Rimrock is a lovely elegant location and never disappoints!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were treated like royalty. My daughter has some food allergies and she was easily accommodated...no fuss! very attentive service, but not pushy.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
I took my wife here for dinner
I took my wife here for dinner looking for a romantic evening alone. We were seated next to the fire place and able to enjoy fine wine. We had the beef tenderloin which was good and finished it off with a glass of champagne. Excellent service.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Date Night - October 26, 2013
This was the second time we have visited The Rimrock Restaurant at the Pallier in Calgary. Both times the service was terrific and the food was even better (the beef tendeloin was the best I have ever had!). We love the ambience and central location of this restaurant and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great night out.
After dinner we went over to the Oak Room (also in the Palliser) and enjoyed a few drinks! We had the most wonderful server (Leah) who was funny and attentive ... a real pleasure to talk to. The night was terrific and we will definitely be back!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made a reservation thinking the restaurant would be very busy for lunch on a Friday but was mistaken. Arrived at noon and we were the only party in the room. It was a good spot for business discussion, private and quiet.
Stately room, great lunch and service - a bit pricey as one might expect at a Fairmont venue.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Death by Chocolate
I went for the the Chocolate but found the dinner buffet to be equally as great. As for the chocolate..........it was almost Death by Chocolate for me. Fantastic.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go to place
Want back to the Rimrock room for a birthday celebration. Lovely ambiance, great food and service. Very good for romantic or family meals. We will go back again.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM