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Thomsons Kitchen & Bar, Calgary, AB

Thomsons Kitchen & Bar

4.3
4.3
110 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Formerly known as the Sandstone Lounge, Thomsons Kitchen & Bar has been redefined as a destination for casual dining and after-work drinks. Guests can look forward to a menu offering authentic Canadian dishes prepared in a modern way and a stylish bar serving a well-curated selection of wines, local beers and specialty cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (403) 616-3567

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alexander Schaefer

  • Private party facilities

    Thomsons Kitchen & Bar is available to be booked for private events. Right next to the restaurant is Thomsons Social Hub. Perfect for the unconventional and bold occasions, the Social Hub is a unique space that features original sandstone walls and brick archways from the 1890s. Its old-world charm is matched with modern conveniences and advanced audio-visual technology. Highlight of the space is an interactive open kitchen. Let's start planning your special event! Call our Sales & Catering team at (403) 717 1234 or email salescalrc@hyatt.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Located in downtown along the historic Stephen Avenue Walk

  • Parking details

    Guests dining at Thomsons Kitchen & Bar are entitled to complimentary self-parking at the hotel @ $32 underground parkade (based on availability). Please present your parking ticket to a Thomsons server for validation. The hotel has temporarily suspended valet services as part of the enhance safety measures in place.

  • Public transit

    The C-TRAIN platform is ideally situated adjacent to Hyatt Regency Calgary, where Thomsons Kitchen & Bar is located. You can travel for only $3.50 per trip. The Downtown C-TRAIN transportation is a free fare zone. Taxis are also available 24 hours a day in front of the hotel.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 110 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Great for brunch

  • Calgary

    Great for brunch

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  1. CN

    CatherineN

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although their Brunch buffet was pricey..it was well worth it! Huge selection of both breakfast and entree items, delicious and great service.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service at opening
  3. RG

    RomanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Top class meals, had a dinner here and then a breakfast while staying at the hotel. Both days had a wonderful experience at a rather democratic process. Amazing value, highly recommended!
  4. NC

    NanC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, perfect atmosphere - no loud music to shout over.
  5. TW

    TonyW

    Calgary

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The Sunday brunch had a great selection of food there. Chef made omelets, an assortment of salads, chef served prime rib roast, seafood like shrimp cocktails, smoked salmon and mussels, other unique items that I normally don't see at a brunch, like a few dim sum items. They refreshed the dishes often to keep them fresh. The brunch comes with the usual, orange/apple juice, coffee/tea. Unfortunately, with all the great food show-cased, the service was very mediocre, it took a long time to get coffee/tea or water for the table (had to ask 2 or 3 times). I saw another table go to the serving station to get they own fluids refilled and I had to ask the bartender to get the water to be served when it didn't show for 10m after being ordered. If the drinks station was at the food section where you can help yourself instead, I would have probably given a higher score since I'll be able to get drinks refilled myself, however, with the very slow service, it really brought the review down. If you don't mind the slow service, the food offering was fantastic.

    Thomsons Kitchen & BarResponded on November 16, 2022Hello, TonyW! Thank you very much for your positive review of our Sunday Brunch Buffet. While we understand that you find our food spread impressive, it was on service that we fell short on. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention as it will help us improve tremendously. Trust that your feedback has been shared with the restaurant's managers. You should see improvements right away. We hope you can give us another chance to impress you.

  6. PA

    PatA

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was delicious as always. Staff friendly and professional
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was served hot and tasty and we had plenty of time to enjoy before our Theatre Calgary time. Our waiter was friendly, efficient and humorous - we enjoyed his good service and will dine again at Thomsons. Ambience was good- not noisy or hectic and we could chat without needing to shout.
  8. MR

    MarkR

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Food and service was spot on! Highly recommend
  9. SP

    SotirP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really impressive, excellent service and food. Would come back again for sure.
  10. M

    Melba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Careful when you order a drink, as they automatically made my caesar a double without asking. If you are planning to drive, this could pose a problem. I didn't notice this until I paid the bill and my caesar was $17.00.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning! The food is incredible and there's a cocktail for every palete. 10/10.
  12. J

    Jpinkfluff

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We went in and let them know we had a reservation, they said they were serving lunch now and not taking orders for 20 min as there were too many take out orders. So we went and had brunch somewhere else as we had a show to go to.
  13. T

    Triedit

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food was okay - one of the guests didn't eat their caesar salad so guessing it wasn't fresh. We had cheesecake but seemed to be leftover from an event as dry pieces. Better places to try.
  14. MG

    MaryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were there for Thanksgiving dinner and had really been looking forward to it! The food tasted very good but could have been hotter. Even if the gravy had been hot that would have helped because, though I'd rather have butter on my potatoes, the butter didn't melt. Also both salads had brussel sprouts in them so my friend tried neither. 😕 Service was excellent, dessert was very good, portions were generous. It was a bit pricey but I'd have zero complaints if the food had been hotter. We had breakfast here 2 mornings as well, and it was very good!!! 🙂
  15. CS

    CSYYC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    So incredibly disappointing particularly for a holiday dinner. Not the Thomson’s we knew at all. Portions were non existent for kids, we kept being told they were portioned for 4 adults (but we also had 2 kids at our table and they eat food), told waiter of my food allergy - he said I was fine until I triple checked an item and finally he said I couldn’t have it yet it was already on my plate. We were also in the bar with sports games on for Thanksgiving dinner, when I called to book I specifically asked if it would be the main dining room or bar and they said dining room. Overall it was a poor experience and I wish we’d gone elsewhere.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    People all had great service skills. Food was more than decent. Decor was upscale.
  17. JN

    JorjaN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Terrible service, orders were all wrong, steak was over cooked, 2 people ordered the exact same meal but received two very different things, Salmon was bland. Fish and Chips and the Poutine were delicious though!
  18. SR

    SamR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Was not offered eggs Benedict like other tables that were seated (seems it was part of the buffet ). The food was not good, surprised by high ratings on Google. Could barely eat the omelette it was not good at all and even the desserts were lacking. There was two random Chinese dishes. Unimpressed but service or food. Do not recommend especially for 38$ dollars a person

    Thomsons Kitchen & BarResponded on October 4, 2022Thank you for your feedback, SamR. We're very disappointed to learn of your experience. We also receive your companion's review on the other review site and we wish to assure you as well that your valuable feedback will be immediately escalated. At no point do we ever wish for our guests to feel that they are not important. Your business, and most especially your feedback, are very valuable to us. We will endeavour to investigate the incident to ensure that it won't happen again.

  19. MR

    MarkR

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sunday Brunch Buffet. Food quality is top notch!

    Thomsons Kitchen & BarResponded on October 4, 2022Hello, MarkR! We're glad to learn that you had a wonderful time at our Sunday Brunch. Thank you for sharing your lovely dining experience. Which station was your favourite? We hope you can visit us again!

  20. P

    Plr4dinner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server, Ringo made the experience exceptional!
  21. b

    bradb

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    good steak sandwich, good fish and chips. really good service from our waiter. all around a good place for lunch or dinner.
  22. PH

    PeterH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The selection and quality of food was excellent . It was apparent that they were understaffed, but Nick and his manager worked exceptionally hard to make everything work for the (6) of us. The individual making the omlettes had no sense of urgency, I haven't seen someone work so slow in years.
  23. CL

    CoryL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was great. My only recommendation is for there to be place mats on the table for children. The plates can slide around easily when the little once are trying to use a knife and fork.
  24. ES

    EnriqueS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so Great!! From the host, food, drinks, the server and the ambience, I am definitely willing to come back and recommend this place to many friends.

    Thomsons Kitchen & BarResponded on September 26, 2022Hello, EnriqueS! Thank you for recommending us to your friends and loved ones. We're glad that you had a wonderful time. We look forward to your return. Please visit us more often if you could. Cheers!

  25. JS

    JanetS

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thompsons Kitchen & Bar is a lovely casual, yet upscale dining experience. Great spot to watch a game with a glass of wine and an appetizer, dinner out, or Sunday Brunch Buffett, which is EXCELLENT!
  26. A

    Alicia

    Toronto

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good service. Steak ordered as med-well came out rare. Had them redo it and came out over done and dry. However, flavour of all other dishes were good. Will be back.
  27. N

    Nana

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was extra helpful. We enjoyed our family get together first time ever after Covid! Thank you!

    Thomsons Kitchen & BarResponded on September 13, 2022Hello, Nana! We are glad that we were able to provide you a wonderful dining experience with your family. Reunions as such are even more precious since the pandemic kept most of us apart. We hope that you will return to celebrate special occasions or even for just our Sunday Brunch Buffet.

  28. S

    Sophie

    Calgary

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy to be back for the brunch buffet. Everything was well executed, the roast and jus were outstanding! Glad to be back, and will be back again.

    Thomsons Kitchen & BarResponded on September 13, 2022Hello, Sophie! You are too kind to share such wonderful words about our colleague.s We'll make sure that they receive your commendations. We are excited as well to be offering Sunday Brunch Buffet again. We're glad you were able to try it during your visit. See you at the next brunch! For the meantime, we invite you to visit our website for our latest events and promotions.

  29. KK

    KerindaK

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated promptly. Service was exceptional. Server was knowledgeable and attentive. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Nice, quiet atmosphere. Highly recommend the bison meatballs with sriracha and maple. Lovely place for a “date night”.
  30. JF

    JeffF

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Had the a la crate breakfast. Food was lukewarm/cold when it was brought to our table. Overall food quality and preparation was mediocre. Service was okay but not that attentive. Had to ask for a glass of water twice before it was brought to the table. Generally felt like we didn’t get good value, a bit disappointed. We were staying at the Marriott across the street and the free breakfast at the club lounge had better food (wish we had done that instead).
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Not a lot of people in restaurant when we arrived so some of the food was cold (prime rib, breakfast sausage etc) Benny was good and so was the selection.
  32. AD

    AlbertD

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good service and relatively quiet atmosphere. The menu could be larger but our meals were good except the steak was quite chewy.
  33. B

    Brunch

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Not great food, lots of better options in Calgary. Our table had lots of food left on plates people didn’t even want to eat…
  34. AD

    AmaD

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a good brunch, the food was delicious. Ou waitress was friendly and attentive.
  35. JP

    JaniceP

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch. It was delicious. And our server was the nicest sweetest lady. Would definitely go back again.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We ate on the patio and there was a singer playing guitar.
  37. JM

    JanM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    At a very busy time (stampede), they were short two staff due to covid, which complicated service delivery. Three different staff dealt with us snd our order during the time we were there. Everything took way too long. Food was excellent though!!
  38. CA

    CamA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food with lots of options. Was short staffed during Stampede that day, as it is otherwise 5 stars all around.
  39. m

    mauiman

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The menu offers unique and creative breakfast dishes that were delicious. It was busy when we were there, but staff was engaged and attentive. Overall, we had a great experience.
  40. WA

    WendyA

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We needed a quick bite and we got it. Efficient service with excellent food overall. Doing it right.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Thomsons Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 616-3567.

Thomsons Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Thomsons Kitchen & Bar

112 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K6

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located in downtown along the historic Stephen Avenue Walk

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Guests dining at Thomsons Kitchen & Bar are entitled to complimentary self-parking at the hotel @ $32 underground parkade (based on availability). Please present your parking ticket to a Thomsons server for validation. The hotel has temporarily suspended valet services as part of the enhance safety measures in place.

  • Public transit

    The C-TRAIN platform is ideally situated adjacent to Hyatt Regency Calgary, where Thomsons Kitchen & Bar is located. You can travel for only $3.50 per trip. The Downtown C-TRAIN transportation is a free fare zone. Taxis are also available 24 hours a day in front of the hotel.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alexander Schaefer

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 616-3567

  • Private party facilities

    Thomsons Kitchen & Bar is available to be booked for private events. Right next to the restaurant is Thomsons Social Hub. Perfect for the unconventional and bold occasions, the Social Hub is a unique space that features original sandstone walls and brick archways from the 1890s. Its old-world charm is matched with modern conveniences and advanced audio-visual technology. Highlight of the space is an interactive open kitchen. Let's start planning your special event! Call our Sales & Catering team at (403) 717 1234 or email salescalrc@hyatt.com.

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