Klein / Harris

4.6
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KLEIN / HARRIS is an independent restaurant concept, inspired from the diverse bounty that Canada has to offer. Located in downtown Calgary on Stephen Avenue, KLEIN / HARRIS highlights the stories of passionate Canadian producers with the use of exceptional products and ingredients. Working with a long list of national heroes that make True North Cuisine possible, Executive Chef James Waters focuses on distinct coast-to-coast Canadian dishes; a culinary journey that begins in the West to eventually end on the East Coast, highlighting ingredients like wild seasonal mushrooms from British Columbia and fresh notable oysters from The Mari-times.

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent, the price was reasonable and the wine was delicious, not to mention great service!

JM
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful, pre theater dinner. The service was attentive. The food was absolutely delicious, current and not pretentious. I highly recommend the pork belly and don’t even get me started on the butter tart....
It was a cozy, interactive space with subtle and comfortable decor.
I highly recommend. This will be our go-to.

CM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience from start to finish was great. They offered us Prosecco to start and then followed up with exceptionally tasty dishes. I recommend the Hanger Steak and the Smoke Duck. Both exceptional.

NC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The emphasis on Canadian food and drink was appreciated.
The cocktail list was great.
Servers, both food and bar service were excellent and personal without being obsequious.
I would love to see a little more choice in the wine list.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and was very personable. The food was extremely good, pork belly and boursin cheese for an appetizer, I had the lamb (so good) and the butter tart for dessert.

JH
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Appetizers arrived before cocktails. They did not change plates or utensils through out the entire mile. Was planning on making a night out but apparently they have one drink menu for the entire restaurant so we we cut off after cocktails. Entire meal was rushed and reciveiced bill before desert. One male bathroom that was occupied for over 30 min. Beef cheek could have easily passed for beef jerky. Do not recommend.

D
Calgary
86 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Klein Harris. We started with the diver scallops which were perfectly cooked and served with bacon and cabbage and the apple walnut salad (the name of the salad is a bit of a misnomer as the chief component is quinoa) with a buttermilk dressing. Both appetizers were great. The mains included the evening’s fish special which consisted of a grill salmon fillet over baby potatoes and vegetables and the crispy pork sirloin with a mustard reduction, baby potatoes, and screech roasted beets - a good hearty dish. Both mains were perfectly prepared and presented. Dessert consisted of the house made doughnuts (think freshly made doughnut holes) served with two dipping sauces - a salted maple butter and chocolate. The second dessert was the evening special - walnut cake served with a condensed milk glaze. The cake was a nice light finish after the pork sirloin. As always the service at Klein Harris was helpful and attentive without being overbearing. We even had a brief visit from the general manager to inquire about our dinner. Well done!

DB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The most amazing food and excellent service. We appreciated the location of our table, it was somewhat private. A little noisy would be our only complaint. The food was unique and tasty, we were able to have all 3 courses and were not overfilled but left the restaurant satiated. We will be back.

CS
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not heard of Klein / Harris, but it was near our location and the reviews were good so we decided to give it a try and we are glad we did. This place is a gem. We had lunch but are planning to go back another time for dinner. The atmosphere was comfortable, cosy and casual. The food was awesome. We had the special one punch lunch. We had the pork burgers. They were so flavourful and moist. Proportions were just right. One of us had the salad and the other had the chips. The dressing on the salad was tasty and the chips were nice and light. Excellent fresh and flavourful food at a decent price = a strong recommendation.

R
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Server was wonderful. Very accommodating

JT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the most delicious food I have ever had, all set in such a beautiful environment with excellent service. I ordered appetizers, and then multiple main courses as the prices were so low I assumed they would be very small portions. I was very pleasantly surprised, and realised I had ordered far too much, but it was all fantastic so I regret nothing! This is now my most favorite restaurant in Calgary, and I can't wait to go back.

1
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Kein/Harris with a group of friends after theatre was again a great evening. Service, food,wine and attentiveness to our timetable needs were exceptional. Highly recommend this venu.

N
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We are enjoyed our date night experience. Our server was wonderful. She was informative and very attentive. Our appetizers were great. We enjoyed the walnut and apple salad, as well as the warm potato salad. We also ordered the pork lettuce wraps. Unfortunately we found them a little mushy in texture and didn't enjoy it as much as the other dishes. They were kind enough to remove this item off the bill even though we didn't mind paying for it. Overall, a great experience. Thanks to Klein/Harris for a nice evening.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We ordered two salads with no protein added and it took over 45 minutes. Will hopefully have a better timing next time.

FB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great. Service was good but very slow. If you are pressed for time, probably not your best option.

SC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food; good service. Really like the space ... lots of room between tables allows for private conversations.

DK
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was packed when we arrived and service was a bit slow at first. They were quick to acknowledge us and were apologetic for the delays. We were not in any hurry so it was not a concern for us. We did order appetizers quickly as figured the kitchen would be backed up and we were hungry. We tried the scallops, oysters and squid. All were fresh and flavourful with special mention to how tender the squid was. Our group tried the pork belly, hangar steak, chicken breast and duck. The plates were beautifully plated and there was not one complaint in the group and our plates were cleaned right up.
The atmosphere is fun and lively, food was delicious and unique and service was attentive. This could be our new favourite! Was a memorable meal.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as always. We were there for for the Lunar new year event with the special menu for 2.
Everything was on point.
The squid is always delicious and has a great texture & cut.
James’ hit it out of the park.

Christina’s drinks for the evening were something else.
Had a delicious Hennessy w/ sparkling wine to start and moved onto some other Hennessy based drinks.

Both were kind enough to visit our table and give us more info on their techniques and process making another night even more special.

Will always be looking forward to going back again and again

HT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Klein/Harris has a very nice atmosphere, and the staff are very friendly. My friend and I enjoyed our food and we're satisfied with our time spent there.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just incredible in every way!

KA
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a bit loud between the music and the "intimate space" chatter for a business lunch, but the food and service were very good.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place. Good pricing with moderate but adequate lunch portions. I'll go back.

n
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Christina and Kaitlyn for a lovely time :)

SB
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, food and ambiance. One of my favourite locations.

JL
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great staff and service! Portions are a bit small and salads are very light in flavour/dressing but everything is fresh. Would suggest the oysters served cold or on ice.

B
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice location. I had the parmesan encrusted grilled cheese which was tasty but had too little cheese on the interior- would have been good cut up as a appetizer. I had the daily soup which was good. My friend had the lettuce raps which were not exceptional.

Q
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall very good experience. The quality of our food and service was executed with both skill and care.

LS
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with fair downtown prices, excellent service and timing and fresh local ingredients. Highly recommended for business or personal meals!

ML
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by another person from out of town. Everything about the place was awesome... food, wine, service. Ambience. We’ll be back this week!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and our server was amazing and extremely knowledgeable. Thanks.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was great and food was even better!

CG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Klein Harris is always a lovely dining experience, great food, ambience, and service. This time our wild rice was a bit underdone but otherwise everything else was great. Thanks again!

EA
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Good beer and wine list but nothing on tap.

V
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was good, menu a bit limited. We had a variety of appetizers. Service was slow, but seemed to be short on staff. Cocktail menu was extensive and fun.

DP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. James and Christina make you feel welcome. Food is excellent.

OT
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Aside from having to park downtown before 6pm, our date night supper was great. Toasted boursin appetizer was yummy. Mains were delicious, and pavlova was light and tasty.

LM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Klein Harris is a fantastic restaurant that flies under the radar. The food is always outstanding and the blend of ingredients and the preparation are excellent along with the service and ambiance. Each time we have a meal - we look forward to what the chef has put together. I write this review as a customer who feels we need to support Klein Harris as they are just so on point with a culinary experience and want them to do well.

LP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really really good restaurant! Everything was great. From the table to the food. Really nice atmosphere!

L
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Christina and her crew for a great night out.

ST
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've had two business lunches here leading up to the holidays and was quite happy with food and service both times. Strongly recommend among options in the area.

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