Amazing food, beautiful fireplace but service was horrible and sat for long periods with no one to take our order. We eventually, had to pay our bill up front as the server never came back. :(
We had a lovely table near the fireplace for breakfast. The restaurant has a wonderful ambience with jazz music playing at a low level, making it easy to cary on a conversation. Our server was very attentive and our food arrived promptly. While the food was tasty, the prices seem a little high, but not really surprising for this level of hotel. Overall, a great way to start the day.
The food was very good but surprisingly there was no fruit salad except for cut pieces to be dipped in chocolate at the dessert station. My dining companion had the cod which was bland. Compared to the Carriage House Sunday Brunch, the Rimrock had less variety for $12.00 more. What you are paying extra for is the ambience which is incomparable to in any other venue in the city. For a special occasion, have brunch at the Rimrock while enjoying the outstanding decor.
Amazing Sunday brunch. Food was absolutely fantastic
Lovely evening. Great service. We had a lot of fun, with exactly the right level of formality.
Great food, locally sourced. Very nicely presented.
The ambience is classic historic Alberta. A Calgary treasure.
Great food! Seafood was excellent and desserts are delicious. Will go back again
Still one of the best places for brunch around the city. But it is dependent on the chef for the day. We were lucky I think.
food was great and great spread of different types. lots of great cheeses, includes some seafood and sushi.
Outstanding menu and very tasty food for NYE in Calgary. Atmosphere is pleasant, décor is reminiscent of the early 1900 with fireplace, service if overall very good.
We went there as a family party (7 people) for New Year’s Eve dinner. We were at the 6:00pm seating, and we had been advised there was a 9:00pm seating so we wouldn’t be able to linger all evening. That being said, the pace of service for our table was fairly slow (in a good way), so it became obvious that our table wouldn’t be used for the 9:00pm seating. Fine by us! The food was very good (it was a set 5 course menu), and they accommodated our party’s food restrictions/allergies very well (there was a bit of confusion at first with one person allergic to all nuts being served a dish with nuts sprinkled on top, but that was quickly corrected). A very good time was had by all. The children’s menu was quite impressive and was the perfect combination of “fancy” and “not too fancy” for our 12 year old.
I would definitely recommend!
Had the Boxing Day Dinner Buffet. The seafood was great! Roast beef and turkey are ok. Overall, a nice dinner buffet. The servers were prompt in clearing the dirty dishes and filling the water. They brought a special desert for my wife's birthday which was excellent. Overall, a great restaurant for special occasions.
It was lovely and quiet on Boxing Day. The food was excellent. Our server was Simon and he was excellent. We have been coming here for a number of years. You can always count on having an excellent time.
Very disappointed with the food. English muffins not fresh and over cooked, eggs over cooked, bacon over cooked and ran out. Omelette station very basic. The cheese and meat plate were empty for the entire time we were there. Tables not set properly - no spoons for coffee. Long waits for coffee and juice service. Over priced - far better food and value from Denny’s.
We went for the advertised Christmas dinner, but it felt more like we were in a poorly-run fast food restaurant. We were given the wrong order more than once. Hamburger was burnt. Soup was tepid. The wait to be seated was longer than would be considered reasonable. The bill was wrong and we had to contest that, too. The waiter was...never mind.
We have had excellent dining experience at the Rimrock in Banff for three Christmases in a row, so we expected a similar level of service and professionalism, but it turned out to be a big letdown.
The experience in the lobby was great, and the kids enjoyed the gingerbread house.
This was a Christmas eve dinner. The food was very good. It's pricey, and it was obvious the servers were overwhelmed keeping up with the diners, but we had lots of time and didn't mind the waiting between. The server was personable and comped my glass of wine because we were content with the wait. The chef is obviously very talented and I suspect ordinary dining is more reasonable so I'd recommend it for a special dinner or for someone who didn't mind the price and wanted to be sure of the food.+
First time for the Christmas dinner. Totally, total exceeded my expectations. Fabulous food very well presented and amazing taste. Make the decision on what to select from the menu was the hardest part. Next year we will definitely be back with one change. That is we will have to make two evening reservation so we can items we miss. Complements to all the hard working staff behind the scenes that made it a truly wonderful evening.
Excellent!! Go enjoy the Yule Love It Lunch or the Sunday brunch!
Too expensive for such poor service. We had to go looking for our waiter to pay the bill and went to the lounge for coffee and desert where we had great service.
Our group of Senior ladies have been coming to The Palliser for several years. Our only disappointment was-no Christmas pudding!!! I know it is not loved by many but we always had that pudding at Christmas back in the "olden days"! We hope you will find a way to re-invent plum/Christmas pudding by the time we return next Christmas !!! 'Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy times in 2018. Regards, Claire
I don’t get the Fairmont Palliser in comparison to other Fairmonts. We went there on a Sunday brunch and the only thing accetable was the roast beef and the service.
This was promoted as a special brunch and the eggs Benedict were rock solid with a terrible Bernaise sauce. There were hardly any deserts left.
The waiter was great and so we did not want to complain. Looks like we have to travel to Banff to get a true Fairmont experience