Headquarters Restaurant

3.8
77 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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American
At Headquarters, dining is a feast for all five senses, with a variety of beautifully presented dishes that taste as good as they look. Westman Village residents enjoy priority dining reservations.

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM

What 77 People Are Saying
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4.0
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4.2
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3.5
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65% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Both of our meals were pretty bland. There was no flavour. I had the prawn cacciatore. Otherwise the service was good with a good selection of meals.

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OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Piano and singing was perfect. Poor beer selection. Menu could be improved on

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BM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

My husband and our friends enjoyed our first time there. The music and piano was very nice. Our waitress was nice and service was good. I ordered the Mac and cheese with pulled pork it was tasty but not very much pulled pork and way to much topping. I ordered the panna cotta and was disappointed at the serving size and again it was covered in way too much pineapple out of a can and jam. It really didn’t allow me to enjoy the dessert.

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AS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Our server was lovely, the cost of the dinner definitely did not represent the quality of the food. My husband’s steak was cooked incorrectly the first time and the 2nd time, it was a terrible cut of steak, that he had to wait almost half an hour for (even though the restaurant wasn’t busy) so he couldn’t eat it. Mine and my girlfriend’s order was missing two main ingredients in the beet arugula salad...the beets and the dressing. The “manager” did not exhibit management qualities. Our server would have been more suited to be the manager. We will NEVER dine there again

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PB
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is perfect for a group of friends or a romantic date! The piano music was just the icing on the cake! Our server Angela was outstanding and made our dining experience the best!

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I believe there is huge potential for this restaurant. The food and service do not represent the ambiance or value. If this was meant to be fine dining, the food and wine menu were too simple and overpriced. the experience of the culinary staff and service staff do not measure up to most fine dining restaurants. Prepared and packaged food items are obvious. If given the proper time and staffing, it could become a fantastic restaurant. Kitchen staff should not be seen eating food in the customers view.

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BL
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was tasteless. Pork belly seemed reheated. Polenta fries were interesting but was not particularly tasty. Room is rather cavernous and not conducive to conversation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

The service and live music was great. However, the limited menu left much to be desired. For the associated costs, the meals were mediocre. We wouldn’t be surprised to learn if the steak had been previously frozen.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my friend’s birthday. He truly loved it. The pianist there played “happy birthday” for him. All in all it was a pleasant experience however I found it a little expensive.

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J
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go and the live music was awesome

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This was our second visit so we were expecting a great experience that we had the first time. Waitress was very good at explaining the changes to the menu. One of our party ordered the pork chop which was described as an 8 ounce pork chop but instead got two thin pieces of pork that did not have a lot of flavor and the potatoes were not done. One of our party ordered the steak bites and was expecting more than bland, battered pieces. The rest of the meal was all right but not sure if we will be back anytime soon when there are other options available

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NT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was really good. Horrible service, food forgotten to be brought out. no refills, Horrible cheap wine menu (by the glass) Server took forever to find to get the bill.

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JW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I was vary impressed with the piano and the lay out of the place. Food I was NOT impressed with. Steak was dry and tough. It was not worth the money, I had better steaks at a pub, I will give it one more chance, maybe just maybe I got a bad steak and I don’t like to see business fail so one more chance.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

I think HQ is trying and we wanted it to be a great experience, but the food was horrible. My wife and I shared the bococinni balls wrapped with prosciutto and chicken campales (sp). Both were just very bland. My wife then had the seafood risotto and I had the 10 oz striploin, her risotto was floating in butter, and the calamari was so rubbery. My 10oz striploin was about 7oz and was littered with fat.
The environment was full of age 60 plus couples and groups, which is fine, but not our thing, couple in their 40's, we were by far the youngest eating. The table next to us complained about their food as well.
Our server was nice and paid attention to is, but the food couldn't be overcome on our visit, especially when pricing is similar to fine dining

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C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Have been here before and the food was excellent. Tonight the food was very poor. The steak was very poorly cooked and was tough while my wife’s potatoes were not cooked and were hard.
Love the location the ambiance and service and we will try again
The live music was excellent!!!

Thanks
Clark

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RM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I don't often write reviews but as this restaurant is catering to a neighbourhood I live in I think my two cents can not only benefit future patrons but the restaurant itself. Let's hope.

Free 2 hour underground parking, thumbs up. Greeting and table service, fantastic. Tapas menu, innovative and the Prosciutto Wrapped Basil Bocconcini was quite good. Nice wine list with fair pricing on 6/9oz glass options. She had; the Pesto Halibut, which was served in a bowl and was good but ordinary. I had; a worn-out piece of shoe leather that they attempted to pass off as the 10oz strip-loin special. Small, fatty, overcooked, flavourless, and cold. Reading the reviews before me around the same time, it seems to be a consistent issue. Better supplier, better cook(s), or both. Our table afforded me the ability to watch the kitchen scramble under the pressure of a busy Valentines seating and it was clear they were lacking experienced staff back there.

The pianist was a pleasant distraction and nicely played to the crowd.

Overall I liked it but didn't love it. I'll give it another 6 months and hopefully they can straighten out the kitchen and supply issues. In the meantime I'll try and get into Chairmans.

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D
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My strip loan was tough and my wife’s chicken was tasteless. After so much hype, a disappointment... Piano playing and singing during a meal should be in the background not in your face.

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SK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful Valentines dinner at HQ. The special occasion menu was delicious ... Steak done beautifully and the Salted Carmel cheese cake was amazing. Great wine and cocktail selection as well, topped off with fabulous service and a talented pianist. It was our first time and we will definitely return.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Starters were delicious and the pianist was delightful but the mains were bland.

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LL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The first time we went, we loved the food, the second time however, we felt like the food was just okay. The service was great both times and we really love the atmosphere.

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Signage for restaurant & for parking is poor. Food was average. Service was not great & it wasn’t even that busy. Live music was really loud, hard to have a conversation over dinner.

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J
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for drinks and tapas. The live music was great, as was the food and service. We will be back!

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OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed the atmosphere and ambiance of Headquarters Restaurant. Although it has the look of a hotel lounge when you enter, it certainly does not have that feel. We really liked that the tables are not crammed together and you don’t feel like you can hear your neighbours conversations. The piano player accompanied by a singer were very good. And from where we sitting provided nice background music.
The food was very good from the Tapas to the main courses our group of 4 really enjoyed our different dishes. The service was also very good. The staff work as a team and that is so great to see. Will go again for sure.

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JF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Seriously overpriced. Slow service. Little to no improvement since first opening. Have tried it twice. Won’t be back unless there are changes

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JF
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Chef was very accommodating. As a vegan there was nothing on the menu however he was very kind to make something up for us.

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FS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was worth the price, exquisite.

Very nice decor and ambiance.

Live piano followed with beautiful singing voices.

Highly recommend.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Poor service. We were there 2.5 hours and didn’t even order appetizers. Took 1.5 hours to get our meal. Food was cold and not well seasoned. Loved the live music but awkwardly quiet when they took a break.

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OT
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was bland. Not well seasoned, and that was true of the steak, lamb shank and salmon. The starters were tasty. Service was inattentive. Dirty plates stayed a long time.

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EB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our experience was very good. Nice place, good ambiance and good service.

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LM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Quick last minute lunch. Lovely space, great service and wine list. Had the chicken Cesar wrap which was slightly under dressed but still tasty. Polenta bites were quite good! Definitely would go back for dinner/ drinks.

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

I was expecting a high end experience from this restaurant and initially the setting and service was good, but as the evening progressed, the overall experience greatly declined. The food was cold and tasteless, the service was slow and something as simple as a cappuccino took over 15 minutes to prepare. At the end of the evening the manager came by to ask us about our experience, but then provided excuses for every comment and asked us to come again. He obviously was not concerned about our experience and was going through the motions. I would certainly not recommend this restaurant as you will have a better experience at Swiss Chalet.

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CC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

It's a beautiful restaurant, loved the live music. The food was really disappointing. Went with two friends. Expected great food based on ambiance and menu prices. Both friends had fish and both said it was dry and bland. I had the flank steak which was super underwhelming, not seasoned at all, the potatoes with it were very undercooked. My husband, who doesn't cook much, would have cooked us a better meal. Lots of work to do Headquarters.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious lamb shank! Very talented Carmen Lucia playing piano and singing created a wonderful ambiance. Great addition to south Calgary!

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MJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Walked in and was pleasantly surprised by the piano and the talent of the girl playing.

However this is where it peaked....

The wine menus

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a date night here last Saturday and enjoyed a few tapas, as well as the lamb and steak for entrees. Both the tapas and entrees were generous portions with succulent flavour. The service was great and the live music was a bonus (think it’s only Fridays and Saturdays). Finally an upscale restaurant in the south, confirming we never have to leave the burbs !

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BB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for our anniversary and could not have been happier with our experience. The staff treated us like royalty and the live music was amazing. The couple sang and did piano and it was the perfect vibe and music. Highly recommend this restaurant! I will be going back here with some girlfriends very soon!

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TP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant, good service and the food was amazing

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UN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service and food were both good, a fairly limited menu but tapas was nice, the meat in my entree was way over cooked but I would give it a second chance.
Nice wine list .

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

More like a lounge than a dinner place, close proximity to independent living so an older crowd. Food was great, service was also pretty good. Duck and steak were very good from here!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

I don’t want to give a horrible review, but the experience and food was not what I had expected.

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