The Guild

4.3
737 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Steak
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 737 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
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4.4
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3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

When I gave the host my name for my reservation he sharply said "you're going to have to speak up!". I had to yell my name for him. He was very rude. The server wasn't friendly or attentive either. He seemed almost annoyed. The food was very slow to come out so if you're going for a lunch hour this isn't the place. One person in our party had to ask for her food to go as she had to go back to work (and again the server seemed annoyed by this request). I don't think he said anything to us. I wouldn't go back.

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Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I’ve been there before for dinner and quite enjoyed it but this time around wasn’t as impressed. Was disappointed with the calamari as the batter seemed like something you’d get with battered fish and chips. The size of the calamari was quite nice though and the dip was tasty. Also ordered three cheeseburger sliders. The flavour was good but the patty was a little too crisp.

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YV
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 2

Food very salty and underwhelming for the price they charge

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

I went to celebrate my son birthday, food was amazing 32Oz Tomahawk Rib Steak, Mushroom soup, and Wood-grilled Squid

Service excellent highly recommends

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LB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always... very pleased that the escargot is back on the menu and the meatballs are testier for some reason!!

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AS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating my husbands birthday. Food was great, service was great. Never felt like we were being rushed out and were free to have fun and enjoy our whole experience there.

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SG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Was able to get in with a moderately sized group on short notice and have a wonderful dinner. Highly recommend sharing the tomahawk chop if out for a nice dinner to celebrate a special occasion

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CF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was incredible, food was wonderful, people watching on 8th is always great!

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B
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was okay. The food was okay. The service was okay. The venue is beautiful. I don't believe it was worth what we paid. Maybe we just made poor selections and maybe we caught the server on a bad night. The drinks were the highlight- though I was never brought my second drink so I'm basing that solely off of one drink, but my partner enjoyed his. Maybe I will try again for lunch or something.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a cool atmosphere. Service and recommendations were fantastic! We would go back next time we’re in town.

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Calgary
33 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Worst dining experience in a very long time .

I have been to theGuild many times since it opened - The restaurant was almost empty with the exception of 2 other tables however the services was exceptional slow -it took over hour and a half for our meals to finally arrive . Part of the problem was that the server had to come back a few times to advise us that they were out of our choices - first the Bison rib and then the again the pork belly. We settled for the ribs and brisket . When they finally came almost 1 1/2 hours later were both very cold and we left them on the plate. The other people at are table had the salmon which were extremely over cooked and cold.

The salmon was left on the plates untouched except for the first bite. When the server came back she apologized fir the poor dining experience and took 1 of the 4 dishes off .

I called and left a message on the answering machine for a manager to call back and have not heard from them . We will not be going back and not recommending the place.

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with work colleagues for lunch. All was as expected which was great. A little expensive for lunch but I knew that before booking. It is a treat.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food

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JC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food! All of the food was amazing, however the Slow Roasted Bison was out of this world! Will definitely be coming back many times just for that dish.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Doesn't matter what you get it's all top notch.

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AN
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite meeting place was unavailable so my former coworkers and I needed to find another place to catch up. I was looking for a place with good food and not a lot of noise so that we could talk and hear each other. The Guild was perfect. The ambience was relaxing and service was spot on. I ordered the bison short rib and it was delicious. We're definitely coming here again.

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Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our server was really great. Very personable and warm and funny. I had aged meatballs and spaghetti (meatballs were kind of tough but seasoned well), sauce was good. Not the quality of meatball I would expect for a $21 lunch. Carrot cake was really nice not too sweet and no raisins 5+ the gelato or ice cream that it came with though was very grainy and not enjoyable. The atmosphere here is really cool and the service is excellent.

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SM
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I liked it - really good burger menu and best fries in a long time... Good ambience and location - good cocktails... Sydney was a very good server...

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t
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good place for a business lunch. Room has good energy level and they are set up for the lunch crowd.

Looking forward to trying The Guild with my wife for dinner.

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l
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The server was very attentive and friendly. I had the bone marrow appetizer and was not a huge fan of it - but that is more of a personal preference and nothing to do with how it was prepared. My friend ordered the organic meatballs and found them to be a little too salty. We shared the margherita pizza which came out quickly and tasted great.

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T
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Had the Cobb salad. It was absolutely disgusting. Pickled cucumbers, a sweet salad dressing, wilted salad, black avocado, tomatoes that are past their best before date and fake bacon. Just wondering if anyone there actually tasted it before thinking that it was a good menu item. It’s really difficult to screw up a Cobb salad but they managed to do it.

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AS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, very flavourful. Waitress, Cassandra, was awesome, very efficient and enjoyable. Certainly knew the menu and a pleasure to deal with.

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z
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great night at The Guild. Our waiter was awesome and really explained the different menu items clearly. The room is nice and open but still cozy. We will come back.

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience. Service. Food. Decor. Service.
All - impeccable. Would definitely come back!

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AB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I went to the guild for lunch and had an awesome experience! Our waitress was fun and energetic, and the food was AMAZING!

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WN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great as always. Our server Jeremy was incredible. On point the entire lunch.

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M
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service as usual. Food specials were interesting and looked delicious but stuck with their burger for lunch which was great.

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CM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for our anniversary date night and we will definitely be returning. The food was AMAZING, the service was GREAT and the restaurant was pretty unique!

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AB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Possibly the nicest restaurant space in Calgary, it's in what was once the ladies clothing section of The Bay store. Lots of nice period features and very relaxed atmosphere for a business lunch setting.

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j
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service! We will definitely be back.

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j
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Guess it’s our 5th to eat at this restaurant- first time to tried their happy hour.

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JZ
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was so amazing.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Almost 2 hours to get food for 2 people, unacceptable for a downtown lunch restaurant

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Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Burger is beautiful. However, the aaa roast beef rib eye was not good and they serve it cold !

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LF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location. The tables are spaced nicely. Food was good and prompt.

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BB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were very good. I just found the dinning a little smoky as they were grilling quite a bit in the open kitchen but I am definitely going back.

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Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Burger ever

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great! Waited a month to get our anniversary in and they really made it feel great !

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LD
Manitoba
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The Guild in the Hudson's Bay Building in downtown Calgary is one happening place on a Saturday night! The Carved Lamb Steak and Char Grilled Steak Frites were very good - and the service AMAZING! I swear we had five people looking out for us - and in a good way! Attentive but not annoying. Three of us shared the Crown Royal Whisky Bread Pudding with Saskatoon berries, custard ice cream, and whisky caramel which was HUGE - and to die for!

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L
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Greeting staff were polite & prompt.
Server was knowledgably , efficient.
Food was great!

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