The Garden Kitchen and Bar

3.7
15 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
The Garden Kitchen and Bar is a laid-back Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Calgary. We serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, plus cocktails & happy-hour specials. Your authentic and "always fresh" Italian cuisine experience starts here.
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
3.6
ambience
4.0
value
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salmon Sorrento impressed me so much the first time I had to return. It was just as good the second time

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Decent food for a good price. Wide variety of food available on the menu. The service was very friendly and attentive. The restaurant was not that busy so it wasn't noisy at all. Good place for lunch.

IM
IanM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

good food. good service. when busy gets noisy but still able to hear.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are a sport group. The restaurant took our large reservation for 30 minutes before closing - much appreciated. Portions were generous and service was friendly. We will return.

j
jamfran
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was very good

JM
JasonM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Finding parking was a challenge but getting on the inside made up for the lack of parking. I had a date night with my wife and we got there for 6pm. The place wasn't buzzing but persons were present. The ambiance wasn't bad. I plastic flowers wasn't helping the look.
The meal was very good from the ceasar salad to the pasta that we ordered. The meal didn't need any dessert as the amount provided left us full. The price was further reduced as we bought our ticket through GROUPON. so the cost was very minimal for a good evenings meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok, portions were a little small, but fine for lunch. Waitress seemed that she could have cared less that we came in that day. Once we told her we had a groupon, she could have cared less.. service was very 'vanilla'.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was TERRIBLE!!
The service was terrible & the waitress was rude at the end of the experience. The risotto was plain white rice & the veggies were from a frozen pack & over cooked! Definitely not an authentic Italian restaurant . Extremely salty food!! My friend didn't even touch her entree after one bite! I only ate my salty fish on the plate. Tiramisu was dry!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Salmon was delicious. Tender and juicy.

I would have liked to try dessert but the server didn't come back in time before I had to leave to go back to work.

EE
vipEclecticEaterYYC
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious tasty food, good service, fair prices. Worth returning to!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. We were the only ones there which is usually suspicious but the food was fantastic! The prices are very reasonable if not low. You have to try this place.

DP
DimP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good, the drinks arrive quickly. The waitress was a nice girl that didn't have answers for some of our questions but she answered all of the questions almost immediately.
We had a good time.

J
vipJatasty
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tried the steak sandwich. Never had a bad meal here. Still waiting for my points to be posted though.

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AznAngel
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We were told they could do kid meals but it turned out to be regular pricing for what they thought kids would like. Wasn't worth it given the Big Taste pricing. Even though hey we're told it was a special occasion they did nothing extra and didn't event mention it. The server was not engaging at all and mixed up all our orders, medium rare steak was well cooked, a roasted potato was a quarter cut of a potato, small portions, and presentation of food on the plate was sparse. I asked for a steak with shrimp and the shrimp was missed. When the errors were pointed out the server never apologized for her mistake and never corrected any of it. The waitress we had, seemed to have no clue what she was doing and having been able to see our food ready it sat for quite some time before it was served as she, it's like she couldn't even see it even though she walked by it several time. She'd rather take orders than serve our food hot :( As eating out now is so expensive for large families this was a very disappointing experencie. The only good part was in making the reservation where they made all the promises of a great evening but the server was horrible and none of what they said or the food was followed through.

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Chingo
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything was overall good. The salmon and veggies were very bland and the salmon was slightly overlooked. the salad dressing should be served on the side for the salad.
Waitress was almost rushing us to pay and leave.
Very good bruschetta!

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The Garden Kitchen and Bar is rated 3.7 stars by 15 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.