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The Block Kitchen and Lounge

4.3
326 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Gluten Free Options
The Block Kitchen and Lounge offers a 68 seat Restaurant (Minors Allowed) as well as 68 seat Lounge, located in the NW community of Mt. Pleasant. Park with ease is our complimentary lot, we are a quick commute North of downtown. Open for all day breakfast & lunch menu, dinner and late night 7 days a week!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian, Comfort Food, Breakfast
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 8:30 am - 11 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am - 12 am
Friday & Saturday: 8:30 am - 1 am
Sunday: 8:30 am - 10 am
Kitchen closes 1 hour before

Serving breakfast everyday of the week from 8:30 am - 5pm



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Phone number
(403) 282-1339
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Preston
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
24 Avenue 4 Street NW
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Parking details
Large complimentary parking lot surrounds The Block
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Public transit
The number 2 bus stops a block away
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Entertainment
$14 Pitchers of Beer and $14 Pizzas during the Stamp games! Join us for our give aways and draws.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 326 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Seven of us were welcomed and enjoyed a tasty brunch served by an efficient, friendly server in a pleasant environment.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

First time trying this restaurant on a double date and we all enjoyed our experience. From the food, drinks, and service! Definitely would recommend and will come back!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Another delicious breakfast, really good, stressed my coffee that just kept coming, unobtrusive but timely service.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great meal and service. The beet salad and the meatball appetizer were excellent.
Had the fish special which was halibut - fantastic! We will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great breakfast, good coffee, good service, pretty restaurant, good company. The Block is my friend Ray’s favourite neighbourhood restaurant, and he introduced me to it a few years ago.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The daily special was a broccoli asparagus soup which was very tasty along with a BLT . A rye / whole grain bread option would have been nice.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We’ve been to The Block on numerous occasions over the last number of years. In the past, it’s been a great place to go in NW Calgary - we’ve had some great meals here. However, I’m afraid the quality of the food here has been going downhill. Our last couple of times have not been very satisfying. This time, we had things from their breakfast offerings and we found these extremely bland.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was not as good as it used to be. We only ate appetizers so I'll have a meal next time. They looked better.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Excellent service

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Thank you Sean for an amazing experience! We had a wonderful time.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It was very good . It was nice they set up table for all us . It was easy access to get in and out . The service was good and we had our appetizers to main dishes in reasonable time

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Service was excellent and server well knowledgeable on menu. Food was excellent tasting and they served breakfast until 5pm throughout the week.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Our experience at The Block was fantastic! The food was delectable and the price point was extremely affordable for the quality of the fare and beverages. There is nothing pretentious about the decor, leaving patrons feeling comfortable and "at home". The service was attentive and the special occasion (birthday) was recognised in a delightful way. My wife and I will definitely recommend this restaurant to others and will certainly treat our friends and family to the wonderful food served at this establishment.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Monthly group gathering was well accommodated as usual. Good brunch at a good value. Pleased to have the space for a large group and the ability to mingle freely.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The service was a bit slow but it was nice to not feel rushed. We had lots of time to enjoy our food.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great venue for a relaxing dinner and catching up with friends. Choice of lounge seating or restaurant, both are good.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Delicious food!! We ordered the beet salad, the Block bread (this is an absolute must) to start with. I had the pork tenderloin which came with mashed potato and seasonal veggies, hubby had the shrimp and sausage pasta. We love this place and highly recommend it

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

My friend and I both really enjoyed our lunches and found the food amazingly fresh and tasty !!

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1.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was not served to the best standards. Medium steak was raw and sent back and returned looking worse and was still raw! Husband's meal was pasta and shrimp with the vegetables undercooked. Service was slow as well.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great first time experience. The food was great, and all staff was extremely kind and welcoming.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great experience!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Sunday was prime rib night. The portion of prime rib was large and it was served with an assortment of well prepared vegetables. The horseradish was real and had a good heat intensity for putting on the meat. We have also gone to the block on pasta Monday. The pasta was perfectly cooked and sauced well without drowning the pappardelle. They have a number of good wines at reasonable prices on the list.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

I had the tomato and avocado eggs Benny with hash brown potatoes. The potatoes were not warm but I'm not a big potato fan so didn't really care. The eggs Benny were tasty with the bright orange yolks of free range eggs and they were soft poached perfectly. But there was no real distinguishing taste to the Hollandaise nor any ingredients that were outstanding or unusual. I was with a group of 8 and the service was very good. Only exception was a few minutes delay between the coffee being served and the cream and sugar being provided. It is a nice restaurant and is a bit off the beaten track but not hard to find. While there were no complaints about the food, nobody really said anything outstanding about their order. I was able to reserve for Sunday brunch at 11:00 which was the main reason we went.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food very flavourful
We’ll be back !
Service was very attentive

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2.0Dined on January 21, 2018

I’m pretty disappointed with the Block. I reserved a table for 3 a few days before our brunch. We were given a corner booth table (clearly meant for two) that stuck one of us in the corner with the edge of the table as our space. There were plenty of open tables, and I had to request a chair to sit on an open side of the table. Why wasn’t this there to begin with?

Service was awful. I’m a former waitress, so I forgive a lot of lapses. But this was ridiculous. Impossible to get a refill of coffee or water from our server. It wasn’t busy in there either! Didn’t bring us condiments for our toast.

My breakfast sausage WAS SO DRY and tasteless. Toast was cold.

The ambience was cute, and the gentleman that was watching over the floor after the brunch rush was much more attentive and actually offered us a refill.

I won’t be back. Super disappointing

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Our dinner started out poorly when our reservation was somehow lost. We were initially told we would have to wait for a table in the bar and then seated in the bar for drinks and moved to the restaurant for dinner. However, the staff were most apologetic and helpful so all turned out well. The food was delicious and we will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Great place, good food.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent night out for my daughters birthday! Italian wine and pasta night was good value. Food was very tasty and well presented. Loved the flourless chocolate cake. Service was very good.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Our server was pretty great. Food was wonderful and our overall dinner experience was fantastic. The chocolate cake was not that great but did not remove anything from a nice time at this restaurant. One of the best burgers I’ve had in a long time. And great micro-brewery selection too!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was a little cool and steak was over cooked. It was still tasty and flavorful. Nice place

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The food here was delicious and reasonably priced. I had a really difficult time choosing a meal, as there were so many good options! The main course was fantastic, the only miss was a angel food cake dessert, which tasted somewhat odd (stale almost?)

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was great and very personable. I would highly recommend the Block Kitchen and Lounge.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Another great meal.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

We arrived fairly early and the place wasn’t very busy. Service was prompt and the server friendly. Extensive menu with many different types of food. They easily split our salads among the group and served the main course not long after we finished the salad. Food was flavourful with good portions. Would definitely come back.

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Messed up our order, thrn didnt offer to do anything to make it better. The server was almost never checking up on us even though it wasn’t busy. Food wasn’t filling for the money and the only flavorful thing was the meat. Bad experience overall

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Second visit to the Block in a week. Very nice decor. Easy to book. Excellent food!!! Good value.

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3.0Dined on December 18, 2017

I ordered the triple decker grilled cheese. It was mostly ham and onions. The cheese was very absent. I mentioned it to the server and she went to the kitchen to bring it to their attention. I was told they cut the cheese too thin and that was it. If you are order a grilled cheese, you expect to have CHEESE on the sandwich. I can’t say it was even grilled as one would expect a GRILLED cheese to be. I was not pleased and didn’t finish my meal. One of my other friends ordered the beet salad and, in my opinion, for $13 the salad was very small.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

The only issue we had was temperature was high that we felt they were trying to sweat us out of the building. Everything else was great.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Overall a pretty good place to eat at, I will return again. Started off a little shaky with our server unable to figure out 2 OJ’s and 1 apple juice drink order. Then a 2nd server poured our coffees, then a third server said she was going to be our server. Once that was figured out it was very good. Came for brunch on a Sunday with family. Food was great, portions large, coffee came around continuously. Great selection for all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Wine wall looked promising. Lots of parking, nice atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was slow 2 large Christmas parties meals we very slow at arriving . Obviously kitchen staff was overwhelmed

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