Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar

4.5
270 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar re-defines the Calgary culinary experience with sociables and family-style dining from Alberta’s most trusted producers, farmers and suppliers.

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 270 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JacquieE
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very immaculate setting fitting for an early morning brunch. Good food and great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Window area Cool in Temp so lucky to have moved to the Fire table BEAUTIFUL perfect table staring at Warm fire Pillows and intimate fantastic

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vipJulieV
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday and the fabulous complimentary vegan chocolate mousse cake was a lovely touch and Devine .

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DonnaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the trout and it was perfect. My husband had the Brisket and also cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Quiet and not many people but great food! It’s beautiful but again very quiet so if you’re looking for hustle and bustle this isn’t the place. We went on a Tuesday night so that could be part of the reason

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HaileyC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent, the food was pretty good. I loved the sourdough with honey butter and salt. I was disappointed in the chicken karaage burger, all I could taste was mayonnaise , there was so much it was dripping everywhere and all over my hands, it was not appetizing. I ate only a few bites of the burger, and the fries were fries, nothing especially good. My sister enjoyed the trout. I was quite disappointed in the size of the cocktail, it was as much for my meal as for the drink and it was so tiny. I understand the quality of the ingredients is great, but more than a few sips would be nice, it was laughably small. We had breakfast the next morning and the experience was much better, I had the steak and eggs with Chimichurri and I enjoyed it. My sister had the avocado toast and liked it as well. Over all it was fine and I would recommend except for the cocktails and chicken burger.

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vipDavidL
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in an incredible atmosphere!

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Lori58
Edmonton
28 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fabulous and so was the service! A special shout out to Sarah who was our server and also the bartender! She was attentive, made great suggestions and helped make our evening a memorable one!

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Ashe
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Poor service, only came to the table once after just receiving our food, left half of my meal on the plate because I did not enjoy it , was not asked how the meal was At the end, and they did question why half was still on the plate or if I wanted it packed up.
Asked for a private table and was given a table right by where the servers Go in and out of the kitchen

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vipmseraf
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a beautiful space, perfect for a special night out. Both food and service were excellent.

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ArielR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, nice gourmet dishes and great service to have dinner with the family or friends.

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vipCarlyH
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite spot in Calgary to enjoy a cocktail! Always very comfortable, with great service and ambiance.

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RandyJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The quality of the meal was good, though not excellent. Selection on the menu and the wine list was quite limited. I ordered steak and it was accompanied only by a large portion of fries, with no veggies or salad or anything else. The prices were quite high, and there are much better restaurants in town at lower prices. The Palliser Hotel used to have one of the best offerings, but this is sadly no longer true. Perhaps limitations imposed by the virus are part of the explanation, but really this otherwise fabulous place needs to improve its performance.

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danikaw
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Our server was attentive and very friendly. Loved it!

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amy426
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Our server was super attentive and explained all of our dishes. Beautiful interior and they were really great with COVID precautions as everyone was very spaced out

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StudioJ
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was my first time to a restaurant in months and I was glad the Hawthorn had space for us last minute. We got a lovely booth for just the two of us. Our server was prompt and friendly but very busy and had to cut short any chit chat that may have started with her. We liked her though and she answered all questions about the food with confidence and accuracy.
We had cocktails to start, and moved into salad (endive), the brisket, cauliflower, and sourdough. Everything was delicious. I was disappointed to see “burger” options and fries as I expect more from a fairmont restaurant. The cauliflower (although delicious!) had the distinct oily taste of the French fry.
The layered crepe cinnamon toast crunch dessert was not good. I can’t see why this is so popular. I would like to see an upscale version of the cinnamon toast cereal on top, not the one from the box. This dessert, for me, tasted like layers of cinnamon butter in between mushy crepes. That was the really the disappointment of the night! Only two dessert options, and since I’m not a cheesecake fan, we tried the crepe cake.
I will return to the Hawthorn. I love the ambience, the service, and that grilled sourdough... yum!

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ShaunaT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I love Hawthorn but must say I was disappointed with my recent experience. As always, the food was delicious, service outstanding and the restaurant is beautiful. My concern stems from the number of tables occupied by large groups of people very obviously not from the same household. I spoke to a table of 6 women sharing an appetizer who admitted they're "tired of the pandemic" and needed a night out on the town together. It became abundantly clear that this establishment is not committed to upholding the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place. Was disappointed to see that was the norm in the venue. If you want to check out this establishment perhaps wait until after the pandemic.

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LaurenS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a completely delightful breakfast. The seating is ample so all guests were spaced apart, and the decor is just stunning. My sister had a French Omelette and I had the Smoothie Bowl with potatoes, we loved our food. The bowl wasn’t too sweet, very creamy. Potatoes were crispy on the outside and fluffy on the outside! Ashton our server was extremely helpful (suggested the beet juice which was delish) and also very attentive and checked on us frequently. We will absolutely return!

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vipJomanji
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Hawthorn!! Teresa, you were awesome and my hot date and I had a great time revisiting some of the classic dishes. I didn't realize how much I missed the endive salad and those crushable pommes frites!!!

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Alexandra
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to Hawthorn Dining Room for the first time a fed days ago to celebrate an anniversary. Loved the diversity of the menu and the overall ambience of the restaurant. Staff were friendly and food came very quick. Reasonable prices for what you receive. Definitely will go again!

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vipNeighborhoodLocal
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely and pleasantly surprising dining experience! The ambiance is wonderful and the food was amazing. Perfect for a date, family gathering or place to go for dinner and drinks with your friends. I’ll be recommending this restaurant to my friends and family. Looking forward to going back!

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vipRahman
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Okay food, great ambiance and excellent service.
We ordered

Tuna Crudo- 3.5/10 (below average)
Steelhead trout : 9/10 (very good)
Wagyu brisket : 5/10 (good flavour but very dry)

All that said, I’d visit there again. Good hangout spot !

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Took my nephew out for brunch on family day our server was super amazing the food was just standard.

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vipJaredM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We went for a drink on Valentine's Day and were quite disappointed. The server came, brought us water, and then we waited for 10-15 minutes to order our drinks. Then he delivered our drinks and we never saw him again. Poor service quality. Additionally, they were cleaning the lobby floors with the zamboni-like machine at the same time and it was extremely loud and distracting. When you're paying upwards of $20 for a drink, you'd expect better service and a much more welcoming ambiance/environment.

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MicheleS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to be able to head out again and enjoy some incredible food. We attended for Valentines Day and had the Chefs set menu for dinner. Everything from appetizers to the wine pairings was perfectly selected. Highly reccomend for those wanting an upscale experience.

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maricela
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Went for dinner for Valentine’s Day . Ambiance and service were amazing . A steak was sent out that was quite blue and had requested it to be re done , staff were very pleasant and sent out on to our liking . For the value of the food and cocktails neither were that noteworthy . The dessert was the highlight from the six things ordered from the menu. Would suggest this place for the atmosphere and maybe a wine or beer , probably would not return for a meal .

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Snowyowl56
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A memorable Valentine's dinner at this "new" venue. Service and attention to detail was terrific. We enjoyed the prix fixe Valentine's dinner. All 5 courses with the Champagne and Temperanillo wine pairings were much to our liking. A shout-out to manager Amanda for helping us feel comfortable at Hawthorn during our 3-day stay. Lovely, yet relaxed ambiance in the lobby setting recalled the history of this historic railway hotel.

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vipcolinc
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Service was a bit rushed, but next level food was worth the price.

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KenF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter the waiter was extremely professional. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere of the entire restaurant was very comforting and a wonderful place to dine for a special occasion or a date!!

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vipKitty
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and desserts. Impeccable service. Can’t wait to be back when the pandemic is over.

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yyc85
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Loved the atmostphere, the service was great but the food is hit and miss. The chicken and beef brisket were delicious as was the starter bread but the caesar salad and cinnamon toast crunch dessert were a big miss. Would go back for drinks as it has a great library/den lounge feel to it.

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Danj
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, ambiance, and of the course the food - amazing.

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JohnV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seervice was fantastic. Prompt, friendly and professional

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PhilipD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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...

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brianj
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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PeterV
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All round awesome!! We enjoyed every moment of our experience. Thank you!

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AntonEgo
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great atmosphere. Definitely will be coming back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful 😀

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FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 270 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.