Headquarters Restaurant

3.8
63 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 63 People Are Saying
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3.6
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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D
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 10, 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 9, 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
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 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 26, 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 20, 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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San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 19, 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 19, 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 17, 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 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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 12, 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 6, 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 6, 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 6, 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 6, 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 January 1, 2019
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 January 1, 2019
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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YC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s a new place close to my house for my wife and I to go for dinner. The dining room is really nice and the live piano on Thurs-Sat was actually really fun and the lady had a great variety of new and old songs. It’s in a building called the journey club and it is a 50ish plus condo complex but the crowd was a good mix.

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S
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were coming last minute for a Christmas dinner, so were excited to find anywhere that was open.

The food choices were a fixed menu, and generally only okay for the price (~$150 for two people). We got the following:
STARTERS -
1) Butternut squash soup - rating = 4/5 - pretty good flavors, nice and warm, got us excited for the rest of the food
2) Roasted Brussels sprout salad - rating = 4/5 - good execution, well roasted, vinaigrette pairing was solid
MAIN COURSE -
3) Turkey + stuffing - rating = 3/5 - turkey was cooked reasonably well but there wasn't enough gravy or seasoning or much of anything to add a lot of flavor
4) Roasted striploin - rating = 2/5 - the striploin was essentially just roast beef, not very tender or juicy, and with next to no au jus; it was a relative chore near the end but the portions were decently sized
DESSERT -
5) Burnt lemon tart - the flavors were very strong and pleasant, but the base of the tart was impossibly hard to break; many couples resorted to using a lot of force and two forks / knives, forcing their way through the tart - strangely difficult path to eating your food

Overall, the service was nice and prompt, which was great. The bill felt very high, considering we didn't get any wine and since the food was mediocre at best. We were happy to get a meal on Christmas Day but honestly I would not go back for this fixed menu.

Willing to give this restaurant another chance but will think twice about value before going.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Christmas dinner

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GR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great all around. No complaints.

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MV
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I want to start off by saying I had heightened expectations for this restaurant to start with as I feel like it was marketed as an upscale “downtown” feel restaurant in the suburbs. It felt like a hotel lobby restaurant. First we parked and found the restaurant easily, parking cost was $3 so I held on to my parking voucher as we were the only car parked there and the only patrons in the restaurant. When we sat down we were greeted by a nice lady would offered water and asked if we wanted drinks. My sister ordered a Cabernet Sauvignon and my mom and I ordered a glass of the Pinot Noir. The server returned saying that they were out of the “Pinot Grigio” we corrected her in saying that we actually ordered the Pinot Noir. I asked her if they validated parking which she indicated that they did not. Considering there was very few merchants open in the village I would have thought parking would have been complimentary. My sister and I ordered the Brie Grilled Cheese with chicken which was very good and my mom ordered the soup and garden salad. The soup was nice however she didn’t care for the salad (the beets were uncooked and hard). We also had dessert with was very good ( brownie and strudel)
When we were presented the bill I handed over my AMEX and was told they don’t accept AMEX which is disappointing as almost all restaurants accept AMEX. So I used my VISA and I was shocked that my only options for tip was 15% , 20%, 25% or $ amount. No other option to select a different percentage amount. I’m likely not going to return even though we live in the community unfortunately.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good quality food, friendly service, nice ambience.

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BD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Much improved from our original experience, we all had the lamb shank as a main course and was very good.
The kitchen service was still a little slow but not a big problem when yoyu are out for an evening of dining.
The wine list is reasinabley priced and has a very good selection. We will go back and enjoy another evening. The only negative would be the bar entertainment was loud, it's not a large space.

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A
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

We didn’t enjoy the food, we ordered tapas and entree. The staff was friendly and this would be a lovely place to grab a drink and listen to live music but I don’t recommend as food spot sadly.

I hope they get a revived menu with some new flavours as it would be a great place with better food

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NC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Perfect Christmas dinner or lunch spot! Grilled Salmon and Lemon herb Risoto was outstanding!!
Piano playing was a great add to the entire night, very classy!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The service was terrible. There was only one other table besides us in the restaurant and it took three hours for us to finish our meal… Ordered wine that never came and the Server was totally unattentive and did not care about serving us at all.
I rarely write a review but couldn’t wait to write this one because I’m still upset about the decision to visit this establishment. I would never recommend the headquarters restaurant and in fact have already told a few friends of mine how disappointed we all were.

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J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

The place was empty, the food wasn’t bad but it also wasn’t good, there’s nothing unique or special about it. It was my husband’s birthday and I included that information in my reservation but there was no mention of it when we arrived. Overall I just felt very underwhelmed with my whole experience and do not plan on coming back. Our server was nice!

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C
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Atmosphere is fantastic with piano player.

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K
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Tapas menu tasted like they were frozen food just reheated. Very disappointed

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JL
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Tapas and dinner were fabulous, but we were not impressed with the dessert. We had one bite and returned it, but we were shocked when we were still charged for it. Upon request, it was then removed from our bill. Overall, a nice place and a welcome addition to the area. We’d go again for the Tapas.

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