Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar

4.2
316 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 316 people are saying
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steven
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Morning breakfast after a wedding. Bride found egg shells in her eggs benedict. And hollandaise was warm not hot. Service was fantastic. My 2 egg breakfast was good. Just warm though.

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vipBINE1
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

What a disappointment! Tiny menu and some dishes we

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vipJenelle
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

For the price of the dishes, the value was not there.

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KarenB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The space is very, very nice. A lovely place to sit and have a visit. The food was enjoyable and the service great. I have decided to come to dine here once a month this winter so I can enjoy dinning in very elegant surroundings. Because mobility is getting to be difficult for me, I love the added convenience of valet parking.

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VanessaB
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Waiter was rude and not attentive
Food was nothing special ; expected more

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TOMMY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very helpful in explaining the family style service and suggesting foods to order. But since we were only two, the portions were unexpectedly enourmous. Delicious, but a huge waste in this time of hungry, homeless people.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Two major menu items missing

Went elsewhere

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CharmaineC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and it was our first time dining there. Lisa was very nice and friendly. We’re definitely coming back soon and bring our friends and family.

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GordonS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Overall we had a very enjoyable dinner, and though the food took a while we expected this because of Covid staff shortages to which we are very sympathetic. Although it is a question of taste buds, I found the food to be a little salty compared to other restaurant food. I think the restaurant could be improved by work on the accoustics, we could hear the conversations from other tables better than we could hear one another at our table.

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vipLaurenH
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for an occasion. and beautiful decor.

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vipGabrielD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We ordered breakfast and my eggs Benedict and potatoes were cold. My wife egg was over cooked like charred. We frequent the Fairmont sand have our wedding at Fairmont Banff in 2 weeks and hope the food is better.

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SanjayC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This year I had decided to celebrate my birthday at the gorgeous Hawthorn restaurant with my wife and son. The food was very good. Upon our request, the hostess at Hawthorn agreed to replace beef burger with a chicken burger, even though it was not part of the menu. Chicken burgers were delicious. And my son enjoyed his steak. The ambience was classy. Only one note, please ensure to review your bill, before payment, to check the accuracy as I had found an extra charge for breads that we had not ordered. This was promptly corrected after I brought to my server's attention. Otherwise we had an enjoyable evening.
Note: As I was celebrating my birthday, there was a surprise desert from Hawthorn. This was complimentary and all of us had enjoyed the treat.

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BARBH
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was modern vintage Great Gatsby feel all around. Lots of great vibes, excellent service and exquisite food set in the iconic Palliser hotel right in the core of Calgary!

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RAHULB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ordered chicken sausage. Thought it was an actual meal. Nope. Only 2 sausages. Plates were too small for my burger

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TanyaA
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was very poor, the food was not great and the table was far too small to accommodate 5 people. A special request was made at the time the reservation was made indicating that we were celebrating a milestone birthday - zero acknowledgment. Would not recommend or go back. The Fairmont is no longer a high end experience, which is unfortunate. There were guests being seated that were in pyjama pants in the dining room.

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here ! We have been going for anniversary for the past 26 years. Always been amazing service and food

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vipLexicon
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Mariepierrec
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food and cocktails!

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TatyanaM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Well, alcohol cocktails was perfect. However was not very impressed with food. I consider that Fairmont Hotel and inside restaurant is high end dinning. Its understandable by curtain dinning time they runout of food. we ordered endive salad- poor presentation, mixed 2 kind of cabbage one of them was SO bitter, dressing was good. Steak was served with French fries , honestly I was shocked - on plate cut steak and fries????..... nothing more to present nicely in high end dining place? And for desert was amazing blueberry tea very enjoyed ! however crepe cake again... disappointing. Over all that place I would call high end bar, absolutely huge variety and club/dance music. It would be better experience if they would play blues or light jazz for dining not rap or dance hip-hop. Regarding price - overly overpriced. Service was very good but they don't cook the food. Will I go there again ? probably 95% no.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I booked for a friends birthday dinner/drinks and we requested a little booth for our party of 3 but instead we were sat in the very back by the kitchen doors, smelly bussing station with bottles of cleaner and old rags , and right beside a mother trying to get her baby to sleep…. There were several tables that we asked to move to and were told”no!” rudely and abruptly as they were “fully booked”. We asked again as the table we were given was unacceptable and we were seriously considering leaving and going somewhere else at this point. Who we assume was the manager, came over to our table, and her entire demeanour was that she had been briefed and told we were being difficult and she needed to “put us in our place” and again told us they were “fully booked” but then offered two alternative tables that were hardly an improvement but at least were not next to the bussing station. All of the nice tables we wanted which were apparently all booked up went unused the rest of the night. The appetizers were good, and things were looking on the up. The waitress kindly topped up our champagne complementary. But next thing we know the kitchen was sold out of the chicken and scallop options, most everything on the menu was beef otherwise… which our birthday guest doesn’t eat. He tried a salmon dish but it was very fishy and seemed off so He didn’t eat it. The waitress was trying really hard as she could see we were unhappy…. But she seemed flustered and like she was playing catch-up all night. A few times throughout our evening we sat without drinks because the waitress forgot. We were all so excited to come after learning of the renovation. But sadly didn’t have the best experience, which I’ve come to expect at the Palliser after a bad experience staying new years eve a few years ago as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

service wasn’t the best, he was not attentive or seemed to really care. the food was a let down and was not what we were expecting, it’s sad since it’s such a beautiful space!

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Fernando
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

No money value at all, renovation season plus hotel guests

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DaveG
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Poor service. Entrees were not very good. Expensive, small portion sizes, poor value. We will never eat there again.

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TJapp
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings with a comfortable feel. We chose this place for a small family dinner due to its location and the fact that it’s known for its setting inside the Palliser Fairmont Hotel downtown Calgary.

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vipIrene
Calgary
39 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Dessert was fantastic, very creative chocolate bubble with mousse and fruit. Strawberry cream special was very good. Pork special was moist but lacked flavor. Lox salmon, the balance of flavor was lacking, better with tarragon from another dish. Beef Tartar was lacking balanced flavors as well with only mayo and egg. The crackers with the dish were plentiful and with a thin layer if tartar may have made the dish better as they were salty.

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N2021
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for breakfast. The food is great and the servers are lovely too.

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TARYNS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, wine and sharing plates. Waitress made sure everything we ordered was vegan for me which was lovely.

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to go anytime. We had an amazinng time. Food was way on time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was extremely slow. Steak was very tough. We ordered a bottle of wine for the table. The wine that was served was 50% more expensive. We were not advised of the difference until after the wine was poured. Apparently they didn’t have the one we ordered so they served the more expensive one… but then charged us for the more expensive bottle. That is completely unacceptable and a terrible experience for our 17th anniversary. We will not be back.

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vipOskar
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TOMAHAWK! Renata rocks it too ♥️

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david
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hidden gem in Calgary, great atmosphere and vibe..

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love this place!
My one very minor complaint was that they didn’t do anything my my partner’s birthday. Though I did see the restaurant do a birthday dessert for another table.
Other than that though, it was a fantastic experience. The atmosphere in this place is out of this world, classy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Generally good. Just some small attention to detail that could be improved. Example: the Prosecco was flat and we had to order again from a fresh bottle. I asked for a twist in a Martini and they served it with olives. Little things

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Vaneesa
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening! Dinner and drinks were perfect. We will be back.

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TamaraG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since the restrictions were lifted. The Grand lady of Calgary is as grand as ever with an updated addition in the Hawthorn!
Wishing the staff at The Palliser all the best as Calgary gets ready to welcome visitors back!

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DaneW
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Overall service was pretty poor for what you expect of a Fairmont property. Took about 30 minutes before our sever acknowledged our empty glasses. Overall slow and poor service.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a incredible experience I had with my girlfriends who’s first time it was at Hawthorne! Our server/bartender Sarah was an absolute gem, her passion, knowledge and personality made our whole experience perfect! We’ll definitely be coming back here as it was our favourite of the evening!

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Warn
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience4

The service was excellent, the food was good, but the price was out of this world.. we could have had a better meal at the Keg for half the price.

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Jack
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Father’s Day dinner with family. The server and the hostess greeted us warmly. They offered drinks and kids menu without delay. The entire dining experience was nice and relaxing. The food was great as usual. The table size was on the small side but we managed to get our dishes and drinks organized.

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vipMelissaK
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Father’s Day brunch. Delicious brunch meals and the ambiance was calm and inviting.

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 4.2 stars by 316 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.