Elbow Room

4.5
628 reviews
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We believe delicious doesn't have to be complicated. So we created Elbow Room, a place where guests can discover bold flavours infused into deliciously uncomplicated food. It's more than a restaurant; it's a whole new kind of dining out.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

9am doors open, regular brunch menu and chefs feature mother’s day menu available until 2:30

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 628 People Are Saying
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DR
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable, nothing to complain about.

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B
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service has been hit or miss at times. This particular trip my meal was a fair bit behind everyone else at the tables. I saw mine getting put into the oven after everyone else began eating.

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J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar upstairs and throughly enjoyed our meal which was made up of appetizers. Our server suggested a couple of items that we quite enjoyed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good. Food took awhile because of a big table before us. Staff explained this, apologized, and compensated by providing a small appetizer which was much appreciated and added to the excellent service. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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C
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Didn't realize that Sunday and Saturday's lunch/brunch menu were different. Didn't see or missed this information on the website.

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MH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed the food and the environment. Pricing seems a little high but would still recommend non the less.

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B
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible - cooked in a fire oven. Service was attentive and friendly. Will definitely return for the prawn appetizer!

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MH
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very very good. We were two couples who shared 5 or 6 appetizers and all were excellent. The server Savannah was very friendly, and suggested a really nice bottle of Chablis (actually 2 bottles). We will be back there again, possibly on their nice patio come summer.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was outstanding, space contemporary and comfortable, food satisfactory but menu (brunch) limited

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l
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and service was lovely

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RW
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great lunch at the counter watching the chefs in action. Great service and good advice for the wine pairing. Friendly staff

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to the Elbow Room to celebrate a birthday. It was an excellent evening with great food and great service. Made our evening a great celebration.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great. The utensils and glasses are not properly clean

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Love the food at Elbow Room! Everything was delicious....However, They were 20 minutes late on our reso and service was slow. This is not the first time I have been and the service was also slow the last time! Hoping this isn’t the usual !

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SG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

15 minutes after arriving and ordering a drink, we were told that we should order our food soon, as our table was reserved for an hour and 15 minutes. The confirmation on OpenTable states 2 hours. When I explained this to the server, she said she would have to check with the manager to see if we can have our table for two hours instead of one hour and 15 minutes. They did agree that we could stay for the two hours that was stated in our reservation confirmation. However, and otherwise enjoyable evening is not off to a good start. One hour and 15 minutes is a bit rushed for a birthday dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Felt like I we were sitting in a urinal.stk. for$44 should melt in mouth not chew chew like a train.burger was half the size of bun and twice as thick.empty place and put us right next to a family table with kids not great seating .

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice nice servers and great food. No cool music could be heard upstairs but that did make it easier for talking.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful patio !! Maybe best in city ! South facing , west wind protected ! Beer and mussels ! So good !! Wine a bit pricey for 5 oz pour !

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F
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great patio

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the elbow room! Lovely dining experience and the food is always delicious.

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K
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice surroundings. The patio was just opened but we chose to sit inside. Food was delicious, especially the beignets!

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M
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Our server was attentive and provided great service. He suggested his favorite dishes and we ordered them. He was right. He even gave us some lollipops to celebrate a birthday. But it got busy at the end of the meal and he didn’t offer more hot water for our tea or more coffee. Shrimp appetizer was delicious. Lamb was very good but was delayed in arriving so the other guests had to sit and wait until final dish arrived. Scallops were good. Duck appeared to be overdone but guest did not say. Hamburger was dry as they do not grind their own beef so it has to be served well done. Bananas foster was excellent. Overall a very enjoyable evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is just DELICIOUS!!

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OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elbow Room is my favourite restaurant in Calgary right now! I love the lunch tasting plate. What a great idea! And serving it with a little extra something (fresh doughnuts on the day I was there) makes you feel like you're being treated well!

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JP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service! I highly recommend trying Elbow Room!

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EB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks in a fun and casual setting.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

For an upper end restaurant, the food and service didn’t live up to expectations. I found my duck to be over cooked and my girlfriends steak wasn’t grilled as requested. The appetizers were fantastic, but main courses were a disappointment. Our server would be appropriate serving at Hudson’s but not ready for a finer dining experience. I won’t be returning.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We had heard good things and were excited to go to the Elbow Room for dinner. We had a reservation, but still had to wait over a half hour for our table. When we got our food, it came in stages - someone ordered an appetizer as part of a main course, but it came with the appies, not the main course food. When the mains came, out of 5 meals, three of the steaks were done wrong, the salmon was cold, the pasta was served over 5 mins later than the rest of the meals.
Two of the steaks went back and were comp’d. The manager said that all of our meals would be covered, butt that turned out not to be the case at the end of the meal. We also received a $200 gc for our trouble, which was nice, but I think we would have all preferred to just have a good meal without any hassles. Not sure even with the gc that we will go back.

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EJ
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our Server Gina was fantastic. The three course dinner special was very good value and delicious.
I loved the Seafood chowder. It was a lovely evening. It was quite noisy as they were busy and hard to hear the people at opposite ends of the table, we had eight at our table. We sat on main level. I will definitely return.

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VN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, we shared the roasted brussel sprouts which were so good plus we all had the 3 course feature that they had on for Dine Out week (or whatever it is called) - very good and definitely enough food. Our server, Dailyn, was so nice and awesome at his job!

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CK
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I personally enjoy the second floor for business lunches - it’s a little quieter than the main floor. The decor is simple and refined, reflected in the food too. Nothing overly fancy, just good fresh ingredients in unique combinations that are super tasty. A favourite place of mine for sure.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Tiger Prawns are a must! Upstairs dining was a more cozy environment and less busy than the downstairs dining area. Faster drink service as well. Would certainly go back again.

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SW
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Elbow room was recommended to us, and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious, served in a great atmosphere, and the restaurant is really small and enjoyable. We would highly recommend the Elbow Room.

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CB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Elbow Room is a great place to meet friends for drinks. The food is good and the ambiance nice.

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BC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The lobster and chive eggs bennie were very yummy! My tea wasn't hot... Our service was excellent! I have a hard time hearing with background noise and it was a bit loud! We have been before and will certainly be back!

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HR
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Flavours were okay but the prawn tacos might as well not have had any prawns/shrimp in them. There were 4 in each of the two tacos but they were very very small which means they had no flavour or texture to enjoy. Very disappointing.

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OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was so good. Chef was friendly. Kitchen Staff were superb! It was my son’s 21 birthday. Unfortunately, the service was slow and no any surprise and delight.

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M
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was extremely slow, despite many servers lingering around. Food was good but nothing I would rave about or go back a second time for.

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KK
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food
Knowledgable server
Not rushed to order or leave when finished - much appreciated!

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M
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing business lunch here this week. Service was great and food was quick but with no compromise on quality and presentation! Love it! Keep up the great work!

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