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About The Green Bean Restaurant & Catering

The Green Bean Restaurant & Catering is the newly renovated home of Green Bean Catering, formerly in the Herald Building. In addition to our prolific corporate catering, we are now offering a full service dining room that serves breakfast weekdays from 6:30-10:30 and lunch from 11:00-2:00. Featuring hand made fresh foods, our own blend of coffee, 4 different beers on tap, boutique sourced beautiful wines that pair with the menu fabulously, and mouth watering desserts. The restaurant is available in evenings for private functions, please call to inquire!

#102 550 6th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P0S2
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Canadian

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 10:30 am

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Patio in summertime, first come, first seated!

Cross Street:
5th Street and 6th Avenue SW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 232-1122

Website:
http://www.greenbeancatering.com/dining/

Catering:
We have been downtown Calgary's corporate caterers for nearly two decades! Our catering menus are available on our website. www.greenbeancatering.com/catering

Parking Details:
We are in the core of downtown, there are several parkades within a block of our location as well as street parking.

Public Transit:
We are half a block from the C-Train.

Executive Chef:
David Whipp

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

The Green Bean Restaurant & Catering Ratings and Reviews

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The phone and the service was great. They didn't have my reservation that I made on line and was confirmed but luckily there was room.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The service was terrible and food was delivered with identified allergies

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Happy we chose Green been, the food was delicious and the service friendly.

Tags: Organic
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Good value, good quality. Quick service for business lunch time.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 22, 2017

It had been about a year since I went to the Green Bean. It used to be a place my colleagues and I could go and enjoy. What a total disappointment this meal was. The food quality has completely gone down hill to where I couldn't even finish my meal it was that unappetizing. Our server acted like any request was a huge imposition which did not help make the experience any better.
I will not be coming back here unless huge changes are made.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Open table had us request a high or low table and the restaurant did not receive that information

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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Great place excellent waitress....can't wait to go again

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Table of 4. Had the chicken and was pretty tough. The rest of table was happy with their meal. Fish and chips are really good.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Very good food; quick, but not too quick, and fantastic service. A great place for lunch!

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Took a while for service to come around. Food was good and staff were accommodating. Just had to wait for a while and tried a few times for waitress' attention before they'd come over.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Great spot for a quick lunch with lots of menu choices with variety. Waitress was very friendly and accommodating for changes to my dish.

Tags: Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Definitely an off day for the chef, my hamburger that is supposed to be a "fresh ground" patty most certainly is not. Preformed and frozen....It was so hard I had to get it down with ketchup and my friends rice soup had brush bristles in it, she found 2. The service was good as usual and made up for the huge lack in food quality.

Tags: Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 8, 2017

The Green Bean always delivers - good food, good service, able to hear yourself think and talk- all in a very pleasant environment. It's my go to place for a reasonably priced delicious lunch.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Excellent service and food, great place to have lunch and talk.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Always excellent food and friendly, prompt service. Highly recommended.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 6, 2017

The Green Bean is my go to restaurant. You can always count on good food and professional service. They understand that it is lunch (or breakfast) so timings are great. The menu is varied and several new things on it now - the kale spinach salad with chicken is delish!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Very good food, selection, and service at a good price

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 10, 2017

First time having lunch there for both myself and my colleague and we both agreed that we will definitely be coming back. It was ideal for a business lunch as it is spacious and quiet, with the tables spaced appropriately. The service was prompt and courteous and the food was excellent. Very good option for those who work downtown, but west of the "core" downtown area.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 6, 2016

The menu is not the usual fare and there are gluten free options. Tables are spaced so you can carry on a conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 25, 2016

The staff are always great at the green bean. It is a very low key place to hang out and has a broad menu that will please everyone.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 22, 2016

I eat at the Green Bean often and have recommended it to a few of my friends who work in the Downtown area. Their food is good but it would be nice to have 'smaller portions' for those of us who simply don't eat such huge portions. For example, I think it would be nice to have the option to get "one piece of Halibut" vs. two and pay for 'one piece' vs. for two. It would seem reasonable to do that for most of the sandwiches as well. The Roast Beef Dip is huge and again, one-half would be plenty for us women, and perhaps charge us one-half of the price. That is my only criticism for almost the restaurants in Calgary. We are an obese society so lets try and do something about it. Thanks.

Tags: Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 14, 2016

As always, excellent service and great food. One of my favorite places in the Calgary core for lunch.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 30, 2016

It was very easy to book through Open Table. Would do it again in the future and also recommended it to some of my friends. I like The Green Bean as they offer a lot of healthy choices, the food is fresh and delicious. I liked wild salmon, spring shrimp rolls, and zucchini bites. Everything was very tasty. My friends ordered blackened salmon sandwich and liked it a lot as well. It was very nice to be on the patio as the day was sunny and warm, we enjoyed sitting there, although the environment there (outside, I mean) was very casual, did not feel like festive, but very enjoyable. Service was good, but not very fast. Probably because it was a lunch time and many people came at the same time. There were a few other dishes that I definitely would like to try, like staffed chicken breast with pear, so will leave them for the next time. I loved, that the salad option was included with every entry, no need to order a separate dish. The portions were pretty large and perfectly cooked. They also have an option for gluten free breads and can substitute sweet potato for white potato. We did not take any wine as it was a working day, but definitely try to take it when after work or on the weekends. Also, I liked The Green Bean's breakfast menu. Many choices and good value for the money. I try to avoid white breads, white rice, and potatoes, and they have many different options to substitute them, and still make a delicious meal. Would be nice if they could make pre-orders to avoid spending time waiting for the orders to come. As of now, there is some construction going on, so sitting at the patio can be a little noisy or even the view from the street is a little destructed, but the fresh air and sun overcomes that situation. Also, you can go inside and enjoy your dining being there. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone, and would come back myself as well. I heard also, that they have a Sunday Brunch, so would like to experience that as well soon. Enjoy!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Decent food, though it seems thrown together in a rushed manner.
It's way too loud in the restaurant...they need to deal with that.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 31, 2016

I've been to the Green Bean several times for lunch, and I have always had excellent service. The food is pretty good - good quality ingredients, hot and quick - but not overly flavorful. The Fish and Chips is great, and the Guiness Stew is VERY FLAVORFUL. But the other items I (and my guests) have tried were bland and boring. I'm hoping there will soon be a change in menu with some more vibrant and exciting dishes. But please keep the stew and fish!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 25, 2016

We went for lunch for my Son's graduation and the food and service was fantastic. Looked like a nice patio if the weather was nice. Fresh ingredients well prepared.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 17, 2016

Very cute patio was easy to get into on short notice

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 3, 2016

Green Bean never disappoints at lunch time. Varied menu, specials, excellent service. It's one of my go-to restaurants for business lunch meetings.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 25, 2016

I really liked the menu here and the food was tasty, hot and as expected. This isn't a fancy place but more of a "home cooked" sort of atmosphere. I thought the soup my friend got was maybe a bit light for $8 but he said it was good, so I guess that is the important thing.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 14, 2016

As usual lunch at the Greenbean was fantastic. The food is always fresh, the service was excellent and was a lovely way to spend an hour or so with a good friend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 16, 2016

First time at the Green Bean and very impressed. WIll definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 4, 2016

The Green Bean is in an ideal location, good quality food with reasonable noise levels making it ideal for business breakfasts or lunches.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Had a work lunch for 2. My dish - mango chicken and chowder. Chicken was over cooked and the mash potatoes inedible (hard and cold). Service OL but didn't offer to make it right. Disappointing. I've eaten here often without any issues. I'll go again and hope to see improvements.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 21, 2016

Fantastic find for lunch downtown. Great food and service. A bit too loud for easy conversation though.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 19, 2016

I went for lunch with a co-worker. The service was prompt, friendly and professional. I had the tomato soup and a burger. Both were good but the soup was fantastic and I should have just had that and some garlic bread as the combination was too much for me to finish.
This was my 6th or 7th time there for lunch and I will continue to go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 14, 2016

I found the food and service good, however the noise level was a bit too high for my liking to have a conversation over lunch.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 14, 2016

There is a lovely waitress named Christine who has served me on several occasions. She is always helpful and friendly. I absolutely adore your beef barley soup especially on these cold winter days.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 14, 2016

Green Bean is always a great choice for lunch if you are looking for consistently good food and consistently good service at a reasonable price. In and out in less than 1hr after a great meal, unless you want to stay a little longer and have a beer or a wine...

Also do great catering for in office lunches

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 9, 2015

Service was fine. The meals left a lot to be desired - had to search for the turkey in the pot pie and the mango chicken was tasteless - just a grilled chicken with mango tossed on top.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 28, 2015

I meet up with friends for lunch on a semi-regular basis and 'The Bean' is our restaurant of choice. The staff are friendly and accommodating, the lunch specials change regularly and are always inspired and tasty. Being vegetarian and gluten free it's not always easy to find a place that is able to deliver on both fronts and I am always well looked after - my favorite is the Portabello Mushroom Kaiser (mine on gluten free). My undemanding friends are fond of the daily soups, the fish and chips and the Guiness Stew.

They also have a really great wine selection which makes lunch all the better. Yup, we love "The Bean"!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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