Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar
The grand hotel lobby bar embraces guests, perfect for after work drinks and a night shared with friends. The dining room offers a modern vintage experience in a comfortable setting with a rotating menu and carefully crafted wine list.
Paying homage to the past, whilst looking forward to the future - the new space sets the stage for old stories to be told and new memories to be made.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Loud and poor service. This felt more like a crappy restaurant on 17th Ave than the Fairmont. This place has really gone downhill, truly a shame. Used to love dining here for a peaceful and quiet dinner with excellent service. Definitely not what I’m used to from the Fairmont...
I would have given the service 5/5, but I felt the server was in a rush, and wanted us to hurry as well.
Otherwise a fantastic eating experience.
All round awesome!! We enjoyed every moment of our experience. Thank you!
Amazing service, great atmosphere. Definitely will be coming back again.
We were at Hawthorn for a birthday celebration in late October. We enjoyed the ambience which I would describe as high-end French Bistro. The cocktails were delicious but very pricy. We were told they were premixed so vodka could not be substituted for gin for one of our parties. The food is designed as share plates though we ordered “mains” individually. We were impressed with the trout, wagu beef, tuna and pommes frites. Service was excellent.
I had my 40th bday dinner this day and shared it with my gf. It was amazing, we had some cocktails and shared food and we ordered white wine to go with our fish. We shared the tuna dish and then ordered the 2 mains.
one being the trout and the other the chicken that was marinated in some wine for hours as we were told, was delicious!
I got this amazing surprise dessert that the server called a adult Kinder surprise. IT WAS OUTSTAN DING ..... I had a 40 year old port & my gf a 30 year old with our dessert.
I love this place and would recommend it to everyone I know.
I will be back very soon. Thank you for the amazing meals.
This dining experience was amazing they did a birthday desert that was outstanding!
Was very pleased with the entire evening…
We would recommend this to all of our friends!
Fantastic experience. We were celebrating and they
My mom thoroughly enjoyed her birthday dinner at The Hawthorn Dining Room. Drinks & dinner were delicious, the restaurant is stunning, and they brought out a surprise chocolate dessert with a sparkler for her birthday! She was thrilled and felt very spoiled! Thanks for a very special evening!
Service was great. The potato fries were under cooked.
Beautiful atmosphere to dine in. Limited menu but delicious options. Would highly recommend the roasted chicken and beef cheeks.
We stayed at the Fairmount for our anniversary weekend and Hawthorne never failed, either breakfast or dinner. We shared the beef cheeks and tartar along with a bottle of wine. The service exceeded our expectations and the room is so lovely and timeless. Will be coming back next time we are in Calgary.
Such a beautiful setting! Our dinner was amazing! Service great!
Great. Good times.
We have been to Hawthorne several times and we usually love the food. This time the service was amazing. The food was not the usual standard. However we were also disappointed to see that management allowed for a very large party (larger than 6) to occupy multiple tables and to basically have a party. The group was also very loud and ruined our experience. We cut our dinner short because we didn’t want to be in this environment.
The food was lovely. Staff kept checking in and ensured we had a great experience. The meals are more shared types which we didn’t know when we first got there. But no matter we used it to our advantage! We thoroughly enjoyed the meal.
Noise level was quiet and I shall return for just this reason. Me (and all my friends) complain music too loud and not to our taste at too many restaurants.
I took 2 guests and love your Wente Chardonnay. The food excellent. However, my one guest, did not like the dark meat on chicken sandwich.
Also, waitress said plates were sharing. Interesting in the time of Covid to share food. 2nd: I did not think most dishes lent themselves to sharing. Waitress however was swell.
We arrived and waited over 35 minutes for beverages and then decided to leave. Never have been to establishment and left before. Not sure if they were under staffed or just didn’t want to serve us. Went to Charcut up the street and had amazing service and dinner! Don’t waste your time here. We are usually a huge fan of Fairmont properties however this was a huge disappointment.
Amazing brunch and high tea. Service was great and friendly.
We understand that these are trying times what with COVID-19 but the food and service more than met the challenge, thank you Michelle for making it a memorable experience, kudos to you and the food preparation for overcoming any shortfalls that were not of your making, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
The food wasn’t good for the YYC food experience. Given that this is a time to showcase your best, I wasn’t very impressed. I won’t be going back.
I love the new space, very elevated. The menu was good and the food excellent. It’s a sharing menu, though, so it’s not my preference for a business dinner. I love the idea when I’m just out with my husband, but not as much when it’s business or friends who aren’t as close.
We had the oysters and the mignonette was superb. We had a steak - it had a really nice reduction on the side. We had the Brussels sprouts - they were excellent. And the cocktails were well done. The service was good, the server was friendly but not over the top, and left us alone while we chatted. Bonus: she didn’t ask us what our plans are for the rest of the night like servers always do these days. That is to say, she wasn’t phoney-friendly at the end when she brought the bill. Bravo!
Overall, great choice of restaurants.
Hello Claire. We at Hawthorn thank you for your visit. We also appreciate that you've taken the time to provide feedback. We are proud of the renovation, and are very pleased that you and your guests enjoyed the space. Although we are going for a more casual 'feel', we are still Fairmont, and we still provide an elevated experience. Our service team are dedicated and experienced, and can provide the right level of service, based on the event. Warm Regards, David Cleaver. Outlets Manager.
Super cozy spot with the fire place.
Hello, Yes, the fireplace is a 'super cozy' spot. Interestingly, that fireplace is one of the original fixtures of the Hotel; it has survived over a century! We look forward to welcoming you back at Hawthorn. David Cleaver. Outlets Manager.
Amazing food and service! Always recommend this one to anyone looking for a great atmosphere and 5 star food
Hello Sammy, Hawthorn appreciates your patronage, and your recommendations. We take great pride in offering a full five star experience, and thank you for the full five star review! Many thanks, David Cleaver. Outlets Manager.
Loved the atmosphere and the decor
Hello, Thank you for joining us at Hawthorn. A great deal of thought and planning went into the atmosphere and décor here at Hawthorn, and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to your next visit. Warm Regards, David Cleaver Outlets Manager
Absolutely outstanding as usual
Lindsey & Terry, Thank you for joining us, and thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoyed yourselves.
My overall rating for this place was purely based on the service we received throughout the night. Our waiter (Joesph) was excellent... when he was there. Slowest service ever! When we were seated, it took 10 min for him to come to greet us. After the drink order was taken it took 15 min to arrive. Once our dinner order was taken and after we had finished eating, not once did he check in on us. It actually took 25 min after we were finished until a manager walked over to ask if she could clear our table, which is when I asked for our bill and expressed my displeasure for the service. Joseph apologized, however by that time I couldn't wait to get out of there. I was celebrating my birthday, and all I wanted was dessert after dinner, maybe another round of drinks, but I didn't think that place deserved any more of my money.
Hi Hussein, Thank you for your patronage, and please accept our apologies for how your birthday dinner ended. We aim to offer the absolute best in service and product at Hawthorn, and we evidently fell short for your and your guests. We should have done better the first time, but if you will give us the opportunity, we would love to have you back so that we can make up for this experience.
The service was very slow and one of our orders was served incorrectly :(
Hi Lisa, We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. Please allow us to extend our sincerest apologies that your service was not up to standard - this is not at all what we aim for. We hope you will give us the chance in the future to make up for this. Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know.
This was the best restaurant experience I have ever had. I made a reservation for my partner and me for our seventh anniversary, and Hawthorne made it so special. From the moment we arrived, they welcomed us and showed us to a very intimate, unique table. Initially, when I had made the booking, it looked like there were no tables left - only bar seats - so I put a note in my reservation asking for "a more intimate seat, if possible." They sat us in the dining area, which was closed at the time of our arrival - so that we could get the best seat in the restaurant! The servers all wished us a happy anniversary and even brought us a delicious dessert with sparklers for FREE because of our special occasion. Not only was the food amazing, but the service and restaurant setting went above and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend this restaurant!
Great food . Chef does a fantastic job. Need the Oak Room ambiance to return.
Thanks for the kind words. We will work on the ambiance!
always love dining at the Hawthorn Room
Staff are amazing
Lindsey & Terry, We are so glad to hear it. Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon :)
Just a wonderful dining experience. We will be back.
I don’t care for the bar seating, would prefer the dining room which isn’t available for Sunday lunch because of the silly tea!
Hi Margaret, Sorry to hear you couldn't sit where you wanted to for lunch. Perhaps if you come in for an earlier or later lunch next time we can get you table in the dining room. We hope the seating didn't ruin your experience.
Valentines dinner was a feast! With inventive dishes and great food. The chocolate piñata was especially lovely and fun.
Long story short, this was a great meal. Short story long...
1. The hostesses were kind enough to let us know upon arriving they they were “very” busy and we could only stay for two hours. Thanks Regina George.
2. We were seated for a 5:45 dining time immediately next to another table while there were a plethora of open tables nearby. After asking to be relocated, our request was granted under duress.
3. Service was phenomenal and the food was great. They tried to serve us 10 oysters for the price of 12 but thanks to my Asian’s wife’s math skills, we enjoyed the full dozen.
That is all.
We are glad to hear that despite these few issues, you still enjoyed your meal with us last night. Please allow us to extend our sincerest apologies for the way your seating was handled. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience, because it is feedback like this that helps us see where we can improve. We apologize as well for the miscounted oysters - this is something our team should have noticed before the plate arrived at your table. Thank you for your honest review.
This was our first visit to the Hawthorn and we were a bit disappointed at the loss of the Oak Room. However, we went for Valentine's Day weekend and had the couple's dinner. It was perfect except the dessert was anti-climactic. Drinks are costly...$21 for a cocktail, $19 for 9 oz wine. But, all in all, we enjoyed ourselves very much!!!
Seating was too close to other people which took away from the romantic aspect I was hoping to achieve for Valentine’s Day, very noisy, wait staff was decent but the food was very poor, I ordered the 105 dollar 32 ounce steak and maybe 10-15 ounces was meat the rest was all fat and not worth consuming, the fries and cheesy potato's were very good, the bread was burnt in some spots, very beautiful place but would not recommend to others for what was listed above! Price was WAY to expensive for what I received especially after spending 600 dollars on the room already then 220 dollars do mediocre food.
Hi Kris, We are so sorry to hear that your experience was not up to expectations, and that you didn't feel you got a good value for your money. We appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience, and we will use this feedback in to improve in the future. Please allow us to extend our sincerest apologies.
Steak frites! The fries are the best. Shrimp cocktail. Went for valentines with my daughters everything was lovely.
great food great service
Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 260-1219.
Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 235 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.