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The Fine Diner
The Fine Diner

The Fine Diner Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://finedinercalgary.com/index2.php#/home/
  • Phone: (403) 234-8885
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 7:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Robert Greco
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We are happy to accommodate whenever possible. We do lunch caterings for both delivery and pick up. Please call the restaurant for details.

  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private dining room that can accommodate groups up to 14 people. There is a large central table in the room and it is perfect for "lunch & learns" , birthdays, showers or just going for lunch with a group of friends
  • Private Party Contact: Rob (403) 234-8885
  • Special Events & Promotions: .

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th Street
  • Public Transit: We are on the #1 Bus Route
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a small lot on the east side of the diner. There is also a great deal of free street parking right on 9th ave
A word from The Fine Diner
New School Diner in Old School Inglewood. We take classic diner fare and make it for foodies. From "Duck Fat Fries" to "Grilled Citrus Salad" to homemade "Meatballs". We are a Food Network featured (You Gotta Eat Here!) scratch restaurant who's goal is to serve you the freshest food in a comfortable friendly environment. Come down and see what we are talking about.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The Fine Diner is one of my top 3 favourite brunch places in Calgary, with definitely the best bacon in Calgary. They cure their own, and it is like candy! Try the Croque Madame - it is to die for. Highly recommended, but make sure you get there early or be prepared for a bit of a wait on the weekends. But don't worry, the wait is always worth the delicious meal you will enjoy."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The food is amazing as is the service. I would highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I am usually a happy patron of the Fine Diner, but was extremely disappointed by my most recent visit. Our brunch for 4 was a 45+ minute wait. Unacceptable for a diner. We asked the server if our food would be ready as after sitting there for almost an hour, we had work to get back to. She said it was because our fourth member arrived a bit later (10 minutes) and so our order was put behind a couple of other tables. No apology. It was our entire fault the kitchen had not even started our order. The food looked rushed and we were not offered anything as consolation. Very disappointed for a 2 hour dining experience."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I'm a fan.....I will just say that something I think could be a tiny bit better is the coffee. It seems weak and light roast. It just doesn't match the quality of the food."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great food and tons of gluten free options - but no dairy free! Would have loved some almond or soy milk for my coffee!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and lunch was served in a unique way. Loved it."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Restaurant had only 4 tables of 2 occupied, food took over an hour at lunch. Open kitchen so I could see some of our food was ready but they didn't bring it to the table so half of us got cold food. Salad arrived with no dressing, chicken was burnt black and tasted like a bike tire. Had to listen to the chef being rude to the waitress when he was the one making errors. Think duck dynasty only rude."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "World's best bacon! Seriously this bacon will change your life."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We met friends here and there was a wait even with a reservation. The service was slow and some of the requests for specific items, like a side of gravey, a glass of water and no whipping cream on an order had to be repeated a few times. The food was good but fairly slow to arrive at the table."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The Fine Diner is a great little restaurant that gives you that "nice" feeling with great food. We have loved every dish that we have ordered and the service is up there too. The lamb burger is on the top of the favorites list, but really you can't go wrong with anything on the menu."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A great spot to get away from the DT fare and have a delicious bite to eat. Breakfast for lunch is always a treat! Service was excellent and very quick. Will certainly be returning."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "First time dining at The Fine Diner and was very happy with the experience after having it recommended by a close friend. Had a breakfast meeting and the server did not bother us at all except to refill our coffee and take our order. I would highly recommend this place for brunch on the weekend."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Wonderful food and great for gluten free. Great people, service and what a delight to have great flavours"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Nice food here, but the service was slow and mediocre. Go for a great sandwich or brunch, definitely a diner- inspired menu. Our server was obviously new and/ or inexperienced- several blank stares were received to simple requests. Several kids were present- the restaurant is small and not a place I would take my kids. I go again to try something else on the menu- the mac and cheese looks great!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We opted to go to The Fine Diner for lunch based on the good reviews we've read. Unfortunately, our experience was very disappointing. The noise level was very high so it was hard to carry on a conversation - however, when the 12:00 crowd emptied out, it did quiet down to a bearable level. We ordered 3 different meals, one from the daily specials. The best part of our meals were the outstanding dill pickles! The duck poutine was cold - the cheese wasn't melted, and the gravy so thick that the tiny duck pieces were hard to distinguish and when you did they were tasteless. The lamb burger - needed more seasoning, and was very dry. The service was very slow (35 - 40 min.) We expected more."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We saw the show you gotta eat here, and I said to my husband we need to try that delicious food, we tried and we loved. Deafenily we will come back, when we see my husband's parents again, because we live in red deer."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Because we were driving through Calgary from Edmonton, we unexpectedly arrived 30 minutes early but, were still seated immediately. This place is very intimate, only about 12 tables with three servers so service was great. The menu is original and the food fantastic. Portions were very reasonable without being overly large. A bit pricey for lunch but, worth it. Don't arrive right at meal times without a reservation!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I asked for the Maple Duck Eggs Benny with the eggs done Medium (4.5 - 5 min) and got the duck well done and the eggs were hard. I sent them back and got them runny. Ok, I'll live with it. The hash browns are deep fried (why?) and hard and crispy. Okay as a meal, but not worth driving very far to. Second of all, but actually even worse, was the NOISE. It was like being at a daycare! There must have been at least 4 tables with a minimum of one, mostly two, crying, mangy, temper-tantrumy kids. I asked the waiter what the heck was going on and he said it was like that every day. So, I'd probably head there around 10:00 am if I wanted a quiet meal. In summary, 5-6/10 for food and 0/10 for ambiance/bratty kids."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "You will find dishes that are familiar but with a bit of an upscale twist. Fresh and tasty ingredients"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We came here with our two children and right off the bat it seemed they were not welcome there as it was a bit of an "upidy" spot. The food was expertly executed and have no complaints. I got the duck benny. The duck was perfect, the eggs were perfect, and the potato was great. My wife also thoroughly enjoyed her breakfast. The service was not friendly though. They weirdly watch you like they can't wait till you leave. Not a smile to be found. I would go back for the food, not so much the service."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Great spot with wonderful first class diner food. Takes the ordinary and makes extraordinary."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I had been here before when it first opened and thought that the food, and service was amazing, this trip however failed to deliver on all of that. We waited 30 mins to get coffee refills, and the food was very bland. I dont think i will be going there again anytime soon"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The surf & turf burger special this week was just the most amazingly juicy mouth-watering burger I've had in a long, long time. And I'm a bit of a burger connoisseur."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "2 of my friends and I had breakfast on a weekday at The Fine Diner. It was a special day for us and we couldn't have picked a better way to start our special time. The food was amazing. Not at all like your usual breakfasts at chain restaurants. Everything was deliciously fresh. Even the gluten friendly items were excellent. The service was incredible too. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Arrived at the Fine Diner with a large group for lunch. We utilized a private dining room nearer the back of the restaurant which accommodated the twelve of us nicely. The lunch menu is broad and the food the came was great. Service was prompt and exhibited good business etiquette."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "It's YYC Burger week so I selected the place based on the burger being offered by Fine Diner on the yycburgerweek.com site. The Surf n Turf burger was a disappointment. The burger is described as 5 oz beef patty topped with lobster warmed in garlic butter, cheddar cheese, housemade garlic aioli, red onion, lettuce, tomato on a butter brioche bun with a pickle spear on top and served with a side of house cut duck fat fries. I opted for salad instead of fries. The presentation was OK, my salad served in a wide mouth mason jar but I wasn't sure there was anything other than a very flat patty & cheese, the only seasoning I could detect was salt and the lobster looked and tasted like cardboard."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Went there for the first time with a few friends-- the food was great! I would recommend the food, however the service wasn't amazing. In the end the poor service ruined the experience-- we were rushed out by being asked multiple times to pay our bill and leave even though our bill was just brought to us and our coffee cups just filled. There are enough great breakfast spots in Calgary that I don't feel I ever need to go back to this one. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Great food and service, the only problem is that there is very minimal seating so a reservation is pretty much mandatory! Nice selection of food and prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Lunch with a friend was delicious, served Hot and with a smile from an attentive waitress. It equalled their breakfasts which are a big cut above the norm and some dishes include the best bacon in the city...As Arnie said, " I'll be back!". You won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Food was delicious as always! Tried the Lobster Mac and Cheese this time and it was amazing!. Disappointed that the Chicken Lollipops are not longer on the menu as that was a favorite."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I had the sesame crusted burger. Very unique, gingery flavor. So good. Can't wait to try brunch! (And they serve Phil & Sebastien coffee!)"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Went to the Fine Diner for the first time this week for a business lunch. All four of us walked away very pleased with our lunch. We all had burgers with salad and were blown away by the taste and size of the meal. The salads were great and the burgers are definitely worth going back for. Needless to say we will be having a few more meetings there."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "This is my second visit to Fine Diner and the food continues to wow. Lunch for me and a long time friend. We both had the chef's special - a lobster club sandwich and split the grilled citrus salad (minus the chicken or tuna) on the side. The sandwich delivered everything and more - fresh, whole claws of lobster, smoky thick bacon, fresh lettuce and a red pepper, red onion aioli type of spread. Absolutely delicious. The only complaint is that you really can't pick this up, due to the thickness so use your knife and fork to get every bit. The citrus salad comes with fresh grilled pineapple, a slice or two of grilled orange and grapefruit plus numerous little bits of citrus throughout. The pear vinaigrette is lovely. A FINE lunch!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Wasn't my beys choice! There are gore things I like much better!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Service on this last visit was not as good in previous visits! In fact our Waiter was not particularly friendly and quite literally spilt water all over one side of the table and never made any attempt to wipe it up! All my other visits, service was really good!"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "I met a former colleague for lunch on January 2. Perhaps they were short staffed that day due to holidays, but the service was very slow and once you got your food....non existent. Took a while to order, there were no refills offered for coffee or water, I tried to flag the waitress down 5 times (even waived once) and felt she intentionally looked the other way. I know she was busy, but I was missing something to go with my order. My colleague made the mistake of ordering dessert and it took 20 minutes to arrive. Again, perhaps they were short staffed this day as I'm a fan of this place. But if they weren't, then they need to staff up some more to deal with the lunch rush. The server we had was clearly rushed off her feet."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "One of the best burgers I have had in a restaurant, the fries were off the chart yummy and hot and crisp! Our meal was even served by the chef himself! So good!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "I loved the food and the menu choices and the fact that so much of he food was local! Our server was lovely, I would highly recommend this restaurant to friends!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Small restuarant ... really good food !!! Three of us decided to try this restaurant for our Christmas lunch...we were not disappointed...the food was really good. The gentleman serving us was a little "sassy" but fun."
    Dined on 12/19/2013