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The Guild

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1091 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1091 people are saying
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IsabellaR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service amazing food (: My boyfriend and I will be back for more!

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ChrisM
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended for a birthday dinner. Upon being seated our server brought over complimentary champagne. From appetizers to dessert - the food was outstanding! The cocktails and cappuccinos also excellent. Will definitely return and recommend!!

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ImogenM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love visiting The Guild- favourite restaurant in the city!

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PreciousO
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Booking thru OpenTable was very easy. We were running late because we were looking for parking as we not familiar with Calgary streets and some of them are 1-way only, was trying to call the restaurant but not answering so I was worried that they will cancel our reservation. Luckily, the receptionist was nice and accomodating. I guess because it was not so busy at that time, still lots of table available but if it's full maybe we won't be able to dine if we were half an hour late. The service was great, they greeted us when we arrived, welcoming and pleasant greeting, our server was outstanding and friendly. The food was good, tasty and presented well. They welcomed by pet, gave him a bowl of water. They're pet-friendly resto, it would be nice if they also give a small treat for the pet ;). I was just expecting the vibe usually on Stephen Walk Avenue was lively, but not at this time of pandemic, it was so different. But overall, our dining experience was great!

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SherryP
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The kitchen accommodated my hate of tomatoes nicely. Service was very friendly!

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ShawnC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of three that met to celebrate a colleague's passing of an exam. Sat on the patio. Food was amazing, drinks were well priced and overall have nothing negative to say. I have eaten at The Guild a few times (both inside/outside) and each time has been perfect.

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KinsArke
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional helpful people, super friendly and very accommodating. Excellent evening thank you :)

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AmandaR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was amazing. We had the tomahawk for four people with a few extra sides and some appetizers. It was the perfect amount of food for us.

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MelanieK
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great vibe on the patio on a Saturday afternoon. As always with the Guild, the service is thoughtful and attentive.
Eating out is an experience and the staff always ensure we have a great one.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks we enjoyed ourselves

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BarryM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were greeted at the entrance desk promptly and seated on the patio. The server quickly came over and we were served menus and water promptly. We split a beet salad, which was excellent. The tenderloin steaks were done to our liking. We ordered 3 sides; which we split. All were excellent, but a bit too much food. We will return.

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BMBM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

My wife and I visited for a steak dinner on our honeymoon. We had reservations for 7pm but waited outside at the host desk for several minutes before finally being greeted and led to our table. The host, however neglected to tell us the menu is online and so we sat and chatted until the waiter came to take our orders only to learn we hadn’t seen the menu yet.

The waiter himself was unsure, didn’t know the menu well, And was otherwise not skilled at his job. We cut him some slack assuming he was new.

We each order the strip loin steak with mash. Steak and mash where amazing! We couldn’t express how perfect the steak was. Unfortunately there wasn’t much else on the plate besides a rather small roasted tomato. We each wanted something more such as mixed veg to round out the meal. For dessert we shared a carrot cake with a small portion of sour cream ice cream. The ice cream was good but the cake may as well have been from the grocery store. Hardly worth $9.

Overall amazing steak, good ambiance but too expensive for what you get and very poor service. Would not recommend.

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vipJadeT
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for the Summer Feast and the meal was great! Food was delicious and service was amazing. Would definitely come back again! The Pan-Seared Pickerel was my favorite of the night!!

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Joanna
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Overall the experience was nice. Would not recommend the peach salad as all who tried it where not pleased. The salmon platter on the other hand was fairly adequate. The main courses were fine as well as the desert. Nothing earth shattering. Service was great, everyone was very polite and delightful. The experience was fine, we would simply not return due to the food.

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CorinneW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Guild! Amazing food, ambiance (patio rocks!) amd the service is fantastic!

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CassandraM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the summer feast three course menu. It was absolutely amazing!

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, very hip & trendy. Excellent food. Delightful servers.

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SusanG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Guild service staff were outstanding, each and every one of them! The beer was cold, the wine took a bit of time to secure, but it was great in the end. Food was what you'd expect - ample, full of flavour, salty and just fine for an outdoor café.

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Einna
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We tried the summer feast menu, the appetizer was outstanding and pretty good dessert. I had the burger for main course which was tasty but not too special. We were seated outside, since we went for lunch, and maybe due to COVID the in door tables were not open. We had a group of 6 and were able to social distance with all the other tables.

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AskoK
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, awesome service and it's even better if you sit outside on a warm summer evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My family is visiting and my husband and I wanted to take them for a great meal. We’ve been here in the past and had great experiences and some amazing meals, so thought this would be a great place to treat them to dinner.
I understand with covid things are not quite as they used to be, but the whole experience from ambiance, to service and even the meal was not anywhere close to up to par with what we have come to expect from a steak house such as the guild.
The servers seemed sloppy and unprofessional. We ordered 2 appies and some drinks to start, the drinks took forever and were nothing special for the price. We ordered the steak tartare and it came out looking like cat food...we asked the server about the grey color of the meat and he said it was probably oxidation. When we stirred in the egg yolk the inside of the meat was grey as well...usually tartare is served fresh and a bright red color, I can understand the outside being exposed to air could change color a bit but this meat was grey throughout. The calamari was mediocre, something I would expect from a dive bar. We ordered a tomahawk med rear which we were informed would take 45 mins, so we ordered a salad to have while we waited...30 mins later-no salad, so we asked if it was coming...the waiter had misunderstood us and punched it in and we received it right after. We also added some bernaise sauce at this time to come out with our steaks. The tomahawk arrived without the bernaise so they said it would be right out, by the time it arrived the steaks were half eaten and going cold. The steak was not cooked well, charred black on the outside and very rare on the inside. No way it had been properly cooking for 45 mins.
We had to wave down a server every time we wanted to order a new drink even with multiple empty glasses on the table.
It was no where near the memorable meal we had wished to share with my family. Very disappointed in our experience and how downhill this place has gone.

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vipLaurenS
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Social distancing was accomplished on the patio.

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vipKirstyS
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food wasn’t very hot but was tasty. The service was slow, we didn’t see our waitress for long periods of time. On a safety note, the patio umbrellas fell over several times while we were there, luckily no one was hurt but standing them back up without securing them isn’t a fix. The bases are clearly not heavy enough to keep them upright when there is wind, so get some heavier bases before they seriously hurt someone!!

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Chester
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had so much help and good advice from the waiter in regards of what to eat and drink. It was so helpful and everybody was so lovely about me having a pet on the patio and I will definitely be back with more friends. I highly recommend this place for pet owners who would like a classy dinner and also reasonably affordable.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing! Great food and great service. Can’t go wrong!

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StephanieP
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance on our outside patio table. Good service and the food was awesome as well. Everyone in our party was happy.
Super cool cocktail that came out on the smoked wood chips! That was a fun treat!

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Beans
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tartare was great and the phyllo cheesecake was incredible. We also tried the alberta on a plate menu and we loved the caprese salad appetizer.

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AndyG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I know this is an extremely difficult environment to be viable.

However you should expand your happy hour drink and food menu.
Perhaps end and 7:00 and start again at 9:00-11:00?

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vipMarkandCathy
Calgary
33 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat on the patio for the first time at The Guild. It was a gorgeous evening and we enjoyed a great catch up with friends. The service was very good and the food was delicious.

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TaraW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio, food and staff.

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vipCarolynE
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, happy hour sitting on the patio really makes it feel like summer !

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JillianB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, made a good wine recommendation as well. Half priced wine on Tuesdays is hard to beat. Food was very tasty and cooked just right. Fried Mac and cheese starter was very good, as well as the rest of our meal. Would recommend and will be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. I wished I had discovered this place sooner.

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HarveyS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very tasty food and great service. Loved the atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding!

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Doug
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great spot for lunch on Stephen's Avenue and a good spot to watch the crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We chose the guild for our first anniversary because it was a beautiful sunny day and it have a lively and beautiful patio. We booked 2 weeks in advance to be sure we could get a spot on the patio.The drinks during happy hour were amazing but we were surprised that the food wasn’t really to par with our expectations. We ordered pizza and pasta and they looked amazing but tasted fairly average. Our waitress was nice but seemed very rushed and never asked us how we were or made small talk with us. We did love the energy of the patio with the music and the street being closed to traffic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience4

All the steaks were extremely overcooked. Been here before and it was good. But they resent what was supposed to be medium rare filet mignon and rib eye out as well done. And they redid the same thing 4 times. I don’t know what chef was cooking but he should be looked at and potentially fired. Service was good though.

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dinerdelux
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, fun place to people watch on stephen Ave.

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