While the food was excellent, the service was not. Disappointing as it was an opportunity to take friends who hadn’t been. In the past the service has been outstanding.
Not as good as I expected. Chicken main dish tasted strange and is not something I'd recommend
Everything was delicious. Some of the best food, portions and service I've seen in Calgary.
We had a great time. The restaurant was not very busy, food was excellent. We both had the special, which was brisket. Very friendly and attentive. We were seated right next to another couple, which seemed odd, since there were mostly empty tables. Yes, we were early, but the restaurant did not fill up, so there was lots of space.
Great service, great food, great location. Fresh, bright, clean space, didn't feel rushed. It was lovely.
We went for the Bigtaste YYC lunch menu - the food was great - flavours, presentation, quality was all exceptional. The service was lacking as our server wasn't interested in talking to us or serving us. We were not offered any water refills or coffee refills even though our server walked by several times even looking at our empty glasses. Our server never asked even as a courtesy to check if we are doing ok with our meal and needed something.
Wonderful Sunday brunch in an outstanding setting. Servers were welcoming, pleasant and happy to answer questions regarding the menu, food and its preparation. Also knowledgeable about their wine list. The ‘Big Feast’ specials were perfectly prepared, flavourful and well presented. The standard brunch menu items were a little disappointing to a couple of guests. Overall a good experience and we will return.
I had a great experience at Deane House. The atmosphere was nice and classy, with pretty views of the Elbow River and downtown. We had the Big Taste set menu, and the food was tasty and well-presented. Service was professional, friendly, and accommodating. I will come again for a la carte.
Food was good. Service was a bit disappointing. We waited for more than 30 minutes for water to be refilled. Waitress was also pretty short with us.
We came here for the Big Taste Menu 2017 gourmet option, 5 course meal for $65. The dishes were unique, beautifully plated and the flavors were phenomenal. We recommended this restaurant to our friends who dined there the night after who also had a great experience. The service was top notch and we would definitely return!
Great service, food, presentation and atmosphere. Will highly recommend to anyone looking for a wonderful experience.
Was there for Big Taste. The food was gorgeously plated and the food was quite delicious! The service was good, they constantly made sure you had enough water. Overall it was a good experience
We went for the Big Taste event (5 courses). Food had unique flavours and was tasty. Portion sizes were a little small for the price ($65 per person)...we were still hungry after. An extra slice of the complimentary bread per person would have been nice because there were long wait times; the whole meal took ~2.5 hours. Was not advised that each person would be charged for both the "still water" and "sparkling water". Also, the server did not know much about the different cocktails.
Enjoyed the flavourful food and the wonderful atmosphere. Loved the large windows that you look out at while dining.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Delicious dinner & fantastic, fresh vibe.
An absolutely fantastic restaurant, exceptional food and a perfect spot for a special occasion!
Went for a Sunday tasting menu and the food was outstanding. The services was impeccable at all levels. The bonus for Sundays is that they have free corkage.
Very great meal on a late Sunday morning. Service was incredible, food and drinks even better!
We had a delicious dinner at the Deane House with 4 other couples. The food was excellent, the service attentive (by Treasure and one of her colleagues) and the wine very good.
All in all, a lovely place. A bit pricey, but I would recommend it for a special occasion.
The food was flavourful: appetizers, main, and desert. Service was great and the seating in the indoor public porch was a true delight.
I loved the ambience of this place. Food was fantastic. We shared the chicken for two and we couldn't eat it all. It was incredibly delicious. The only complaint would be that it took about half an hour from sitting down to receiving our cocktails. In fact, the starter plates arrived before the cocktails. That's kind of strange. However, I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a wonderful dining experience in a historical house.
Did the tasting menu which exposed us to many delicious, unique tastes. Impeccable service and interesting historical site made for an all round enjoyable evening. Would recommend for fine dinner by.
Valentines dinner with my wife... what an awesome place for a special occasion. Great food, great service and a pleasant ambiance. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
Five-course tasters menu for Valentines Day was amazing. I also ordered a non-alcoholic not-too-sweet cocktail which I left up to the bartender to choose; I received a delicious sour cherry walnut cocktail that was absolutely delicious. My husband enjoyed a dark beer from a local craft brewery. We made our reservation after the restaurant was mostly full so were seated at a high top table with comfy padded stools with backs close to the door. Although not terrible, I would have preferred a regular height table away from the door. The service was perfect; the waitresses were very knowledgeable about the menu and drink options.
Having been a frequent diner at River Café, I knew Deane House would not disappoint. Even then, I was pleasantly surprised. Ambience very similar to River café, with a rustic and cozy interior and a beautiful view. Deane house does provide a bit more privacy than River Café as their seating is more spread apart in individual rooms (think Rouge). The food is excellent seasonal Canadian, though less of a focus on locally sourced than River Café. Good variety. Prices are slightly cheaper than River Café (with mains in the 30's as opposed to 40's) though more tailored for the lighter breakfast and lunch meals as opposed to a big dinner. One of my favourite brunch spots.
Excellent service by our waiter Nate. We tried the tasting menu, interesting choice of courses. Enjoyed some of the dishes but not all of them. Presentation was well done. One negative about the tables are they are too close to each other. No privacy for conversation!
We had a beautiful time. The staff was amazing and the food was fantastic. We will definitely be returning.
Really good experience, great food + service. Jimmy and staff were great!
We went for dinner and It has limited menu for the kids but the food is excellent!
Always a wonderful, interesting menu. Great space run by nice people! Def will return!
I have been here twice now, and the food has been consistently amazing!
Consistency in quality , taste and quantity is something that tends to be lacking in many restaurants..,and that tends to put restaurants out of business or favour.
The Deanne House should be around for a very long time, if it remains as delicious, creative and simply wonderful as it has been.
We had a great night out!
My friend and I met for lunch recently at the Deane House, on a cold Calgary day. We immediately felt welcomed and were treated very graciously by our hostess and our server. We enjoyed our food very much, but my friend felt that her lunch was not substantial enough for the money she paid. I felt that I got value for my selection. My friend said she felt cold during the lunch, but I was toasty and comfortable.
Very pleasant, well appointed restaurant in historic building in a beautiful setting next to the Elbow River.
The service and surroundings were wonderful. The appetizers were both very good (humus and steak tartare), the mains we good but nothing to rave about (brisket and pork loin/belly). The chocolate torte was delicious while the apple spice cake was average.
The best part was definitely the ambiance, it was refreshing to go to a nice restaurant where you can actually hear each other talk.
First time here since renovations and since Connie de Souza took over the restaurant. An extremely wonderful evening with friends. Would rate this as a high end restaurant and great for special occasions, considering the price. Having said this, service, ambience and food all excellent. Shared the hummus as an appetizer, best we have ever tasted (smoked lentils and goat cheese....yum). I had the duck, husband had the bison loin and friend had fish, all cooked to perfection. Servings are perfect. Also indulged in desert......yummmmmmmm! Bartender made a special mocktail for me which was unique and very tasty. Service was attentive but not rushed. Parking in back of building and on street. Would definitely go again for a special occasion.
Fantastic! We arrived, we’re seated right away, the sommelier helped us choose some wine with a few little samples, the service was great, and the food outstanding. Definitely coming back! :)
Great Resturant with amazing food and outstanding service!! Will recommend it to friends and family and looking forward to coming back soon
We had an exceptional dining experience with a delicious meal served by a very knowledgeable and friendly staff. The renovated restaurant was beautiful. We will definitely return.