The Block Kitchen and Lounge

4.3
446 reviews
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Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | Happy Hour Late Night | Special Occasions | Private Functions Family Friendly | Community Focused 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.
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Calgary
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good place to visit and chat. Great server and quick service.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice Mothers Day. It was busy on the restaurant side with a large party so our service I felt was a little rushed but that is understandable. Definitely will be back

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DI
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing quality of food, I love this place;) very very pleasant

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DS
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork chops are unbelievable! Wine selection is very value-oriented and still delicious.

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JI
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a pleasure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Super slow food delivery

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DS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I like this restaurant because you can enjoy your meal in a fairly quiet atmosphere. The service is very good. The menu items are limited compared to some places, but there is something for everyone. I have only experienced lunch and breakfast there so far. (Unfortunately, I can’t comment on the food because I can’t smell or taste.) People I have dined with enjoyed their meal. During most recent lunch with a friend, she was concerned that her chicken wings were not totally cooked. The chef explained that they appeared that way because they were brined.
I especially like that you can make a reservations. Very helpful when planning for a group of people.

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JI
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the fish feature, it was outstanding. It was also half price bottled wine, what a treat!
Had an amazing time. The ambiance is just beautiful. Will definitely continue to come here.

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PS
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time! Great food and great staff!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We didn’t even stay to eat as it stunk like smoke when we arrived and all of the doors were open so it was freezing cold. Would have liked to try the menu out but we were too uncomfortable to stay and dine.

The Block Kitchen and Lounge
Responded on May 3, 2019

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. I do apologize for the unfortunate circumstances that day. There was a fire in the neighborhood that spread into the restaurant. We had the patio door open to try to air the space out. We do our best to make the dining experience for each of our guests enjoyable. On this day the smoke was out of our control. We do invite you back to experience true Block style. Roberta Funk-Saitta General Manager

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R
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and prompt. Excellent value all around

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OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service dealing with my toddler, a bit pricey.

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I like The Block. I think the menu could use a little more variety, but overall not bad.

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PH
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service are consistently great in this restaurant. It has a very inviting relaxed environment, great wine list and diverse menu.

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ED
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was terrific, great ambiance. Will definitely be back.

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AN
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The Block has an inviting and cozy atmosphere. The food was really yummy and was good value. At the time that we went, we happened to be the only ones in the restaurant yet the service still seemed slightly rushed and the server did not talk a lot. Otherwise great experience!

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CN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Went there on a Sunday date. There were only 2 other tables occupied which was nice for a quiet evening. Server was friendly, but service wait time for food was very slow. We had apps and filled up on the mussels and salad. Would be nice if they included bread with, but we had to order seperately. Gluten free options available which was good. Needs better managing to establish a clientele. Food was fresh and delicious.

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TM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

meal and service were excellent. Caesar was excellent

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C
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and service are fantastic. This is a hidden gem in the NW and we return monthly. Our new favorite!

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DS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I appreciate that a reservation can be made at this restaurant. The parking is ample. It is a nice place and the service was great. Everyone enjoyed their breakfast.
I have gone with different groups for breakfast and the experience has always been really good, large or small group.

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H
Calgary
63 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good Service was great Not many patrons Good time was had

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DS
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food prepared to perfection from appetizers to dessert.

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F
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Reasonably priced breakfast and great coffee!

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SB
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing breakfast and phenomenal service!!

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AH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

THE GOOD:
The wine was yummy. The pork chop was delicious. The decor was great.

THE BAD:
Waitress seemed annoyed from the get-go. Chip on her shoulder left us not wanting to address the issues we ran into with our meals.

Food was ill-prepared. Well done steak came out red. Medium well steak also came out red like the “well done” one. Fail.

“Seasonal” vegetables were not noted, so one of the people in our party ended up being allergic to the corn they served (never known corn to be a winter vegetable). Fail.

THE UGLY:
Instead of re-plating with all the usual finesse and fixings the original plate had (minus the corn), the waitress emphasized how long it would take to redo the steak, and pressured us to place it on a side plate so she could bring a new plate without the corn. She came back with a large plate and a single scoop of mashed potatos and a cup of gravy. No squash purée, no bokchoy, no nothing. No finesse. Just a piece of meat on a side plate and a single scoop of potato on a large plate. Fail.

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IC
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for the excellent Valentine's Dinner.

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GG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent, and well presented. The restaurant was full but the service was still very good. Nice interior with a good ambiance. Wine selection was quite good. We had a sangiovese. No bread or buns available ,

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BM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food for a fair price. Nice restaurant that gets higher end without bankrupting clientele. Also, the staff is super friendly.

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P
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Valentines date place

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H
Calgary
63 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Service was sub par. Not enough staff to offer good service Bar staff had to come in to help out in dining room.Food was fine but not up to par. Veggies were over cooked and served cold

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RW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was very good. We sat in the dining room which has a nice atmosphere. The food was delicious at a good price and the portions were just right. We will definitely recommend The Block to our friends and neighbours!

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H
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my go to places when meeting my friends halfway from the South to North.
Staff are great and friendly. I have never had a bad meal at The Block.

Try it...it will become your go to place, trust me!

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JP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great 'neighbourhood gem'. Went on Tuesday night for a quite business dinner. Would recommend the salmon or steak and frites special

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again the food and service were perfect.

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

When we arrived we had to walk around looking for someone to seat us. Once seated our server was cheerful, friendly, and engaged. We were however trying to have a romantic time and there was very few people there but I still felt a little rushed to order our main course. We actually left and went somewhere else to converse and finish our evening

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WW
Calgary
50 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the calamari, prawn & sausage tagliatelle, spaghetti & meatballs. Friend wished there had been some garlic toast or fresh bread. Both desserts - vanilla & brownie gelato, chocolate & orange creme brûlée - were tasty. Unfortunately, they were missing an ingredient to make the espresso martini. Not busy that weeknight so not rushed & lots of privacy. Ample free parking.

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SS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great value!!! Definitely will go back. Thank you!

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H
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an enjoyable experience at The Block. This was our first visit to this restaurant and we opted to try it based on the recommendation of a work colleague. Our server, Jesse, was very helpful and her timing of checking in and delivering the starters and mains was spot on. The food was excellent, prepared perfectly and presented well. The desserts were very tasty. It was interesting to find that they are made in-house (with the exception of the sorbets and gelatos). Overall, a great experience which we plan to repeat.

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SS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service- the food is consistently very good whether we come for brunch, lunch or dinner. Can hardly wait for patio days!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

It took 20 minutes for the server to come to take our order, and then another 40 minutes to receive our food. My eggs benny was cold by the time I got it, so pretty sure it was sitting for a bit before it came out. Yes, we were a group of 8 but I made a reservation before-hand so they knew to expect us, and the restaurant was not very busy.

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