The Guild

4.1
664 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Steak
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The Guild exemplifies a new and exciting take on the finest traditions of butchery, cookery and bar-keeping. The name is inspired by guild halls from the past, which served as a meeting places and secret societies for artists and merchants. Honouring local beef, game and fowl, and utilizing traditional cooking techniques over wood and coal, The Guild chefs are preparing a fitting homage to proud Canadian carnivores.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Wild Game, Canadian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(403) 770-2313
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan O'Flynn
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st Street South West
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Parking details
Parking is conveniently located at The Core (751 3rd Street SW). Alternatively, guests may park at the lot located at 404 9th Ave. SW.
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Public transit
The Guild is easily accessible via the C train. If you are traveling from the east, get off the train at 1st Street SW and walk south towards Stephen Ave. If you are traveling from the west, get off at Centre Street and walk south to Stephen Ave.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 664 People Are Saying
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4.0
food
3.9
service
4.3
ambience
3.6
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LH
1.0Dined 3 days ago

Terrible. Chef could not cook medium rare prime rib. Then could not cook medium rare steak. Huge chunk of chicken fat/grissel in beet salad. Will not be back.

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L
4.0Dined 4 days ago

The Guild had a very nice atmosphere. It was more than just a casual restaurant, it definitely had a swanky feel to it. The service was very good, and the waitress we had was very attentive. The food was amazing as well. Started with the calamari which was outstanding and I had the tomato penne which was also very good. It was a $6 additional charge for chicken in the pasta which was a bit much to me, but overall it was a very delicious and a delightful experience. I would go back again.

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SB
3.0Dined 5 days ago

Sub par service and average food!! Two different happy hour menus.

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NK
5.0Dined 7 days ago

I had my Birthday party in the Guild.
We liked the service, ambiance and food.
The main food was very delicious, especially Newfoundland cod and slow cooked pork.
I recommend this place.

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A
4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Easily some of the most delicious drink creations the city has to offer!

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SN
3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The food was very salty and just ok. The service was good but we were all disappointed with our meals

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j
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Outstanding burger and perfectly cooked fries. Fantastic caesar drink with bacon. Excellent service.

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CW
4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Great ambience, nice outdoor dining, and beautiful vibrant interior- a feast for the eyes. Service is very good!

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OT
3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

'Salad' that came with the burger was literally a bowl of lettuce. Nice spot, would only get drinks next time if I went considering the price and average meal.

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AI
1.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Terrible... We arrived and booked with the intentions of a birthday dinner...
Th waiter took 15 min to acknowledge us, and then took drink orders, no menus yet.... 20 mim later the drinks came, and we had to ask for menus 35 min no menus! Then when we asked for dinner menus, he brought us snack menus and said the kitchen just closed! We left... went to Saltlik.... Did I mention Guild was dead.... maybe 6 tables

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HS
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

very slow service , took for ever to get drinks and refills and were out of the type of beer and the bottle of wine we ordered. The calamari were so over breaded and the breading wasn't cooked through, so there was raw dough in the middle.

My beef sandwich was swimming in an aioli masking all the flavour from the beef, the bun burnt to a crisp on one side, and the side salad was literally a small bowl of lettuce...that's it. Not worth the price.

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AW
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

First time at the guild and was not disappointed! Everyone left full and happy!

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J
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Food was an A+. We ordered the 28oz porterhouse to split and it was absolutely perfect medium-rare, so tender and juicy. There are so creative and delicious cocktails on the bar menu and the dinner menu has a little something for everyone. The ambience is fun and rustic, with the whole restaurant smelling like a wood burning fireplace and rich leather. The restaurant is lively but not overly loud, allowing for good conversation without having to yell. I would absolutely recommend the Guild.

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SW
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Lovely atmosphere, very chic and modern feel. Food was reasonably priced for what you got, and had a wide drink selection. Service was friendly and personable.
Food was amazing, although maybe a little overpriced. But it was delicious so I was willing to overlook that. All in all 10/10 would recommend and I will be going back!

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OT
2.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Pork Belly was chewy and seemingly over cooked. Porterhouse steak was full of fat and was very chewy as well.

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RG
3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Disappointed with the portion sizes. I ordered the cod and it was maybe 1/3 (2x2 if that) a size of a typical filet & was not even thick. Their octopus salad had one tentacle and the rest was a pile of beans for $15+.

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CM
4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Great food and great service, only issue is washroom is down two or three levels.

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C
3.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Its just the long wait for the main menu, our server was was waiting for us to finish the appies before serving the main course. Normally once the appies were served after 15 mins, the main dish is ready to serve. She did not follow up or ask in time interval.

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CB
3.0Dined on June 27, 2018

I like the Guild but we were all extremely dissappointed in the Hot Mess Cobb Salad. The lettuce pieces were huge, the pickles were terrible, the salad was lacking in taste and the shredded chicken wasn't good. We used to go there for that salad and loved it. Not sure why is has changed but we will not be ordering it again and will go elsewhere if we want a salad.
On another note, we had the Baked Mac and Cheese appie and it was delicious as always:)

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OT
1.0Dined on June 26, 2018

I’ve eaten here many times and always pleased, but this time the hostess staff seating us were very rude seating us. My favorite items were removed from the lunch menu and only available on dinner menu (ie the brisket). My steak was under cooked and went back to the kitchen for further cooking. Waiter was too busy to give us any attention despite the restaurant being half full. Waiter did not comprehend gluten-free options. Something with management appears to have changed.

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J
2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

I've been to The Guild a few times over the past year and have had a good experience until last Saturday night. The Steak in the Steak and Frites was tough going for the both of us. Ate what we could... The service, which is usually pretty good, was underwhelming. Not really interested in serving us it seemed. Mentioned the service to the Maître d and got a shoulder shrug.
Won't be back for a while.

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MA
2.0Dined on June 22, 2018

It's a shame that such a great location and a nice decor of this restaurant don't meet customers' expectations when it comes about food and served meals. The menue options are pretty good but many items were not available when we were there for a lunch. The food was OK but nothing special. Calgary needs to improve its dining standards as we seemed to settle for mediocre dishes at astronomic price level. We left a tip but felt quite reluctant doing so (which was an obvious sign we won't be coming back anytime soon).

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RP
3.0Dined on June 18, 2018

We went on Fathers Day, no mention of any specials as stated in the email or the half price wine also stated in the email...on a side note there was a musty smell not sure if it was the plants or the cow head but for me it definitely affected my dining experience

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SM
3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We enjoyed the food, excellent taste and presentation. We did not enjoy the loud music which took away from the ambiance and entire dining experience . It was electronic club music. May not go back just because of this. More thought into the music choice especially if you want to attract preshow patrons.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

My experience at the Guild was sensational, I went with my family to celebrate my graduate and their last day in canada. Everything was on point. Thank you so much Guild and staff members!

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OT
4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

We had to order wine 3 different times as the list was not up to date and they did not have stock of what we kept ordering

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OT
4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

We went for lunch, like the location and the patio on a sunny day. The service was fast and decent.

and ordered the sausage. The food came relatively fast, taste pretty good.

However, one of the sausage was a bit undercoocked. We were in the rush so didn’t even bother to bring it up. I just didn’t finish it then left

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CH
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Fantastic cocktails and food, highly recommended for those with groups that like variety, perfect for families with differing tastes. Loved the brisket and the korean kimchi poutine and ribs were amazing too. Highly recommended to check out if in the area of Stephen Ave or Downtown YYC

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OT
3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Would not recommend this restaurant despite the comfortable patio and beautiful interior. Service is very poor. Our server Sydney was absent for most of dinner and “floated” around and was not attentive the entire evening. She didn’t seem busy with other tables. She lacked any enthusiasm. She looked like she didn’t want to serve us. She did the minimum- take our orders. She hesitated when we asked for cocktail recommendations. She failed to bring us steak knives, condiments or even refill our water. We waited for her attention but service was provided by another server and the bus boy. She did not thank us after dinner. The bus boy provided more service and was friendly.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Amazing patio to spend the evening. Great service and delicious food.

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j
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Very very good

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OT
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Amazing service.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food was very good! Service was fantastic.
I do not recommend the Mai Tai, only downside of the evening.
Restaurant environment is great!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Food and service were amazing. Shared the Tomahawk meal and Crown Royal bread pudding among three.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Last time was excellent but this time I ordered the pork belly and it was the wrong choice.

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MK
4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The beet salad was nice. The prawns that accompanied it were stringy.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

I’m so happy that we can meet up for lunch today and enjoy the dining experience

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OT
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Was fanatic and service was great

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AJ
2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Food took an hour to come and it was not even busy at all

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G
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

This was our first visit to The Guild. Overall we had a very nice evening there. We found the service to be quite slow for what didn't appear to be a very busy night: the patio was busy but inside the restaurant where we were seated was not very busy. The food was excellent, although my husband's entree seemed a bit smaller than a normal entree size; our dessert (bread pudding) seemed to be bigger than his entree - the lamb steak, but all in all we enjoyed it and would recommend it to our friends.

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