Thomsons
Thomsons

Thomsons

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hyatt.com/gallery/thomsons/
  • Phone: 4037171234x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Sunday: 6:30am - 10:00am, Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 1:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Darren Keogh
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For all your Catering needs, please contact our Catering Department. Our Team of professional Catering managers will assist you to create memorable events.
  • Private Party Facilities: Thomsons provides an excellent setting for any occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: Amrut Misra 4035374446x
  • Entertainment: Every Wednesday and Friday in Sandstone Lounge -enjoy All That Jazz - a dynamic jazz series put on in conjunction with Cantos Music Foundation.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stephen Avenue
  • Public Transit: Calgary Transit LRT stop directly beside our property.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Full Service Valet or Self Parking available. Diners will have Self Parking Validated.
A word from Thomsons
The newly renovated Thomsons has returned to the Calgary's diverse culinary scene as one of the top spots to experience fresh, locally sourced, contemporary Canadian Cuisine,situated in a space that showcases Calgary's historic architechture and imagery of traditional western ranching lifestyle.

We're located in the heart of downtown Calgary - steps from theatres, the philharmonic, galleries and shopping. As we're in the midst of the business centre, we're within easy reach for business lunches or casual meetings.

In addition to the renovations, Thomsons is returning with a new feature ' #FreeRangeCulinary'. Thomsons unveils an inspirationally driven menu that uses local and sustainable product with new, original dinner menu showcased each week. Thomsons menus are designed to encourage the natural creativity of our culinary team, and inspire 'free-range' in our kitchens.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCanadian
Thomsons reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (79)great for brunch (65)good for groups (57)special occasion (50)fit for foodies (44)kid-friendly (37)notable wine list (25)romantic (22)great for outdoor dining (19)neighborhood gem (12)hot spot (7)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Brunch!!
    simoele
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We have already did lot of brunches on Sunday morning with family, friends, babies in stroller and everything was always great!! Good services, friendly and always very efficient... The ambient is good and friendly and the food is fantastic! I'm Italian guy and I spent lot of brunches there with different friends coming from all over the world and everyone was always satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our server was great and our dinner was even better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome service!
    FlowerdrumsongVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Thomsons at the Hyatt is one of my favourite places to go for business lunch. You can never go wrong with the service that you get right from the coat check to the actual dining service. Ivan, our server took care of us - and even requested for more GF bread for me without my asking. Will definitely go back and recommend to friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised! (but not in a good way)
    arpee
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I was really surprised by the lackluster and lukewarm lunch I had at Thomson's today. I ordered the smoked meat sandwich ($16), thinking it would be along the lines of a Montreal style set up. Wrong. Tiny serving, slapped together on dry bread. No mustard, no sauerkraut, nothing. One pickle, and get this: (literally) 2 little slivers of red onion smooshed into the tiny little square of melted cheese on the bread. Surprised not only by the lack of quality, but more by the lack of love put into it. One friend enjoyed his steak sandwich; the rest of us were unimpressed. Positives: lovely décor.
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  • SEP 10 2014
    diner
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    As always, the food was excellent and, as well, the service. I love the changing menu. Every time I go I get a new taste sensation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had a special request and culd not have been happier with what the chef provided - and our server was very willling to take that extra step for us! Thank-you very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Great group lunch
    teamlunch
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Part of our team meet for lunch at Thomsons. The location is great, the atmosphere, the food and the service was very good. Another nice thing was we could hear each other and did not have to shout. I recommend this restaurant, a great spot for a team lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thomsons Brunch
    crickette
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It was an awesome experience with friends and the family. The food was great. Our server Irene was superb. Endless refills of coffee and juice. We were seated right away, and constantly checked by the managers on duty. What else can one ask for!!! I will highly recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    Bronco
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great place for business lunch Tables placed an appropriate distance apart without a lot if humdrum background noise. Can have a discussion without having to raise your voice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steamer
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have been using Thomsons Restaurant as my go to place for important lunch time meetings for several years and my latest experience was no exceptation as to quality of service. The food and service were excellent and the prices right in line with down town Calgary expectations. I especially appreciate their on-line reservation service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    SmtccccVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great place for Brunch Service and Food are excellent. Free covered parking for my new aventador. All above true except the car part
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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  • A gem in the downtown Calgary
    mralcomendras
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Brunch at Thomsons is always a delight! The over-all feel of the restaurant is over the top with great ambiance and excellent customer service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Walking distance from The Bow
    IronScheff
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I haven't visited Thompson's in awhile so when it was decided to have a lunch meeting with people working at The Bow it was an easy choice due to its proximity. My feelings are that it's still one of the better restaurants within a hotel - The Hyatt in this case. And the underground parking is very handy - free for diners. I'd recommend Thompson's to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • see below
    dkwjunk
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    WHile the serivce was welcoming and pleasant - the breadth of food selection was more modest than I would like. The meal provided was very good (though not 'outstanding'). For me - to achieve the 'outstanding' rating the meal would need some level of originality with outstanding flavour and still suitable for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sadiepup
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Love Thompsons for brunch, enjoy going with friends and family, easy going atmosphere, not rushed, relaxing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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  • A great evening was had by all.
    Downtowndiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We booked with Thomsons for a celebration with family and friends of our tenth wedding anniversary. The staff were very helpful, food was great and they even surprised us with a complimentary bottle of champagne and a dessert tray. Staff in general, but our waitress in particular, were very helpful and attentive. Everyone had a great evening and I would highly recommend this restaurant for a casual dining experience or a special occasion. Our celebration was very successful and enjoyable, and our thanks go to Thomsons for helping to make our day memorable and complete.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cunarama
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great setting with full house obvious they are doing the right things. We were 5 for lunch ( have never been for supper ) and 4 of the dishes were well presented and cooked as requested. The 5th however was the daily special Bangers and Mash which arrived lukewarm at best. They offered to reheat but we were pressed for time. Overall good experience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Velvet
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Thompson's never disappoints - good food, great staff!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Thank you Note
    Christiane
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Please let me assure you, we are returning customers and never been disappointed. The food is always excellent. The Place is clean and very inviting, and yes, I have to mention this, to my surprise the bathrooms are very clean and that adds a few more stars to my/our experience when dining at your place. Thank you to all staff members.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Good Food
    PFood
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was well-priced and well-prepared. The service was wonderful - Ivan is a standout!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Thank you Irene and team! The steak bites and burgers where delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    birthaybash2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The staff of Thompson's did an excellent job, both in service, food. The waiter was very helpful, upbeat and did a superb job. The 14 year old was impressed with the food and was estatic re- birthday cake.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK.
    turquoiseA
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Our group of 8 went for lunch. They only had burgers and sandwiches for lunch. Nothing more substantial or unique. The burgers were juicy and fresh. The salads were a little dry, and perhaps did not have enough dressing on them.
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  • Great Lunch
    lunchdate
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Excellent service during a recent lunch at Thomsons. Had the steak sandwich with house salad - very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Booked for brunch
    LeeUkno
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    It was good, selection was alright, not massive, not for what you pay. But it was decent enough. That you had a few choices.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • opentableuserVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Thomsons is the go to choice for any business lunches that I may have. It is conveniently close to my office and the service never disappointing. The menu is creative and changes seasonally and has good selection. I am always out within the hour and can easily have a discreet conversation that not everyone will hear.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • opentableuserVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I like the restaurant, especially the artwork. Love that their soups are always made gluten free, this makes it much easier for me.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our party of four all enjoyed our meals and beverages. I had the lamb burger with side salad and a great glass of Spanish red wine. Our waiter was pleasant, helpful and provided excellent service. Thomsons is a favourite of mine for an early bite to eat before going down the street to see theatre or music. It has a warm and classy environment and is not noisy like so many restaurants these days. I love being surrounded by art that reflects the landscape of Alberta.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovegoodfood1
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Nice pictures on the wall. Nice room. The pulled pork sandwich was great! - had to eat quickly though, the bun had become quite soggy! actually, had cut the sandwich in half, ate the 2nd half without the bun - too wet! The French fries I think were over-cooked - weren't very good at all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Breakfast
    Tjij
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Normally we would go to a special brunch but we were late booking and so the family decided to meet at Thompsons. The restaurant was very quiet and nothing special was going on. We had the breakfast buffet which was good, but not outstanding. Certainly their was enough selection to satisfy everyone. The service was excellent.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and delicious!
    BizLuncherVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I had a mineral water, a chicken mushroom soup, followed by a steak sandwich with a garden greens salad. All of it was excellent, especially the salad, it was fresh as if it was picked that morning. Also had some multigrain bread with butter, very nice. Finished it all off with a decaf cappucicno which was awesome. Service was prompt, friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Lunch at Thomsons
    doncommando
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Brought my cousin out to Thomsons after hearing great things about it and they enjoyed themselves. My favorite was the steak and shrimp, which was made to my liking. I'd definitely go back there!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excecllent!
    LCPD
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I had supper with an out-of-town business partner. We both loved the historical building, and the decor. We truly appreciated the chef's philosophy regarding local/regional sourcing of top quality ingredients. The food was excellent, and the portions just right. I definitely recommend this restaurant for business or family dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great lunch
    Out2eat
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I choose Thomsons for lunch meetings because the food and service are great, and it is not noisey. Their salads are excellent, and healthy. The staff are friendly and efficient and they understand that you want to enjoy your brief time in the restaurant and then get back to work. They get the food out fast and to spec. Very pleasant ambiance, as well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Great Sunday Brunch
    FamilyOfSix
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We had a great Sunday Brunch. Although the number of food selection and variety is not the best, the food quality, service and atmosphere were excellent and our family enjoyed greatly our time together at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Brunch
    May25brunch
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Our brunch was delicious, food was terrific, service was fantastic. Our server, Ringo was attentive, hearing it was our anniversary the day before, he brought cheesecake slice with Happy Anniversary written on the plate. It made out day and we want to thank him for that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 85 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 446 reviews are from the Thomsons reviews archive.
  • Excellent Lunch Experience
    DTDineVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    An 11:30 lunch, for a table of 5 worked out very well. Our long-time Thomson's server, Arnel was outstanding as always. He has in-depth knowledge of the menu and is efficient when working his section. A full patio meant the dining room filling up quickly for the daily lunch rush, but he was calm, collected and seemed even more attentive thoughout the service. Thompson's is an excellent lunch gem in the downtown core. Give it a try for you and your colleagues.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    Piphi118
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Service is great, food is great, ambiance is great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum yum
    Foodlvr
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Food is delicious. Beautiful restaurant with separate lounge.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day breakfast
    Gmach1
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I booked the restaurant because I thought it was a Mother's Day special but it was a regular breakfast and for the money I paid I didn't see the value. The egg Benedict was over cooked and the sauce was so sour.
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