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About The Rimrock - Fairmont Palliser Calgary

Inspired our iconic Palliser Hotel history and the authenticity of the 1920s, the Rimrock Dining room invites you to try Fairmont’s genuine luxury cuisine with the taste and feel reminiscent of the ‘golden-era of travel.’ The Rimrock is open daily for breakfast and offers dinner service Thursday through Sunday evenings in a historic room revived with prohibition-themed décor. Our brand new menu created by Executive Chef, Eraj Jayawickreme, is sure to please too. Indulge in our Feta-encrusted Lamb Sirloin paired with confit shallots and warm quinoa salad, the delicious Chardonnay-brined Half Chicken or the classic and succulent Alberta Beef Tenderloin accompanied by Horseradish Pomme Puree and roasted mushrooms. The finale, house-made desserts with a modern twist will leave you wanting more, most notably, the delectable Melting Chocolate Sphere filled with lemon curd, black pepper sponge and raspberries.

133 - 9th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2M3
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Continental, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily 6:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. ( a'la carte and buffet breakfast)

Dinner: Thursday through Sunday evenings from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Sunday Brunch Buffet 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.

*Please note, hours may change due to hotel occupancies.

Cross Street:
1st ST SW

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 260-1219

Website:
http://www.fairmont.com/palliser-calgary/dining/therimrock/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking:
Overnight: $40 Sunday - Thursday, $30 Friday & Saturday
Daily: $20 for up to four hours / $40 for the full day.
Self -Parking:
Impark Lot with access off of 10th Avenue West or East or off of 9th Avenue *Please note that the hotel does not own or manage the Impark Lot and prices are subject to change without notice.
Hourly rate $8
Evenings (from 6pm - 6am next day) $6
Weekends (Saturday & Sunday & holidays, 6am – 6am) $6

Public Transit:
Access via Calgary Transit.

Executive Chef:
Eraj Jayawickreme

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Rimrock - Fairmont Palliser Calgary Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.3

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4.5

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3.8

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80% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
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Good for Birthdays (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
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Good for a Date (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Romantic (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Business Meals (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

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. :(

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 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing Sunday brunch. Food was absolutely fantastic

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great food! Seafood was excellent and desserts are delicious. Will go back again

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 7, 2018

food was great and great spread of different types. lots of great cheeses, includes some seafood and sushi.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.+

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent!! Go enjoy the Yule Love It Lunch or the Sunday brunch!

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great brunch for family. Good courteous service. Good variety with quality items like scallops.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I really don't want to be too negative to such an iconic establishment but .... it was busy in the hotel and my small group of 4 suffered over an hour between appetizer and entree. The service was friendly but the kitchen was obviously hugely over stretched. The food was a mixed bag - my soup and lamb was great - but my wife's carpaccio was tasty but a truly microscopic portion and sadly her main course pork was only suitable as a puck - dry and rock hard. Our guests were not impressed either. Unusually I didn't complain at the time because we wanted to enjoy the evening but we will never go back for a meal at the Rimrock - they are on my very short list of never again!!!

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Been there lots of time. Usually the service is excellent. This time it was not as good.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was very good. Choices were limited. Service was excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything was amazing, from the service to the table location to the food. It was my husband’s birthday, and the restaurant did everything they could to make it extra special. Our waiter Simon was wonderful. Being seated next to the fireplace was very cozy. The food was exceptional. We’ll definitely be coming back again!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great meal. Super tasty steak and open table made it easy to reserve.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We dined during the Christmas party season so the dining room was quite empty but the ambiance was lovely. Waiter very attentive. Food really great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great fine dining with excellent service. Good and wine were spectacular! 👍🏿

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent meal and service, would go again and have the Salmon again, was excellent ! Wife had the chicken and it was also excellent, would like a dairy free dessert option as there was nothing for me for dessert.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Friends came here for brunch. It is set up as a buffet with multiple stations, including seafood (ceviche, shrimp, crab legs & mussels - all delicious), salad island, hot entrees, including eggs Benedict, pancakes, vegetables, chicken, salmon, and a carving station with delicious roast beef & all the fixings. There is a dessert table & a chocolate fountain. Our server was attentive & cleared plates when needed, freshened drinks, and was very pleasant. This is definitely a special occasion destination as it is not inexpensive. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Thanksgiving brunch was excellent overall. It’s the Palliser, that speaks for itself.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 8, 2017

So we have booked a Sunday brunch at the Rimrock, Fairmont Palliser. What a disappointment.
The food was awful. The roast beef was oozing blood by the time we have reached the table, the turkey was a mess, no cranberry sauce-had to ask for it. The desserts were similar to grocery store bought. Salmon was overcooked and dry. Coffee tasted like coloured water. And the list goes on. We were seated at two tables joined together, and those were not even (same level) at the top. One being higher than the other. Now, to some it all might seam like petty, however, all of the deficiencies add up. I truly expected something much more, being that this was all at the Fairmont Palliser, one of the top hotels in the city. The hotel which charger $500 per night. I am going to compare Hotel MacDonald in Edmonton. Top notch. High class, beautifully presented food. Nothing out of place. All I can say, I will never dine at the Rimrock again. The drive to Edmonton for the Thanksgiving brunch is well worth it. (I am and was well aware that Rimrock brunch was not a Thanksgiving brunch). For the price, go somewhere else.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

First week in October, restaurant was not busy. Decided to have dinner in hotel after day of traveling. Was a little concerned when the waiter informed us that they were out of red wine glasses. Do not believe that the restaurant or the hotel were up to FIrmont standards.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was all right. Our server was great. It is good that children under the age of five are not charged. The buffet is good, but not worth $49 per adult person.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We dined before going to Vertigo Theatre which was right next door. Our waiter was very professional and ensured that we had all our questions answered about the menu. He ensured that we finished our meal in a timely manner once he knew we were going to the theatre. He also suggested an economical sharing of the wine. The meals were all excellent. I especially enjoyed the watermelon salad and the chocolate sphere was quite unique - plenty for two to share.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent food and service!!!! Our waiter, Ken, was awesome!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We went for our 38th Wedding Anniversary. It was our first time for Sunday Brunch. We had a wonderful time. Everything was just great. The waitress was very helpful and kind. We would do Sunday Brunch again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 6, 2017

A pleasant experience for my wife and I to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The atmosphere is interesting and the staff very professional. The Brunch was fantastic with many items to choose from including prime rib for all you beef enthusiast out there. Parking on Sundays is cheap and can be accessed on 10th Avenue.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Enjoyed both dinner and breakfast
Dinner service was outstanding waiter took great care in serving are needs
Food was outstanding more than we could eat
Breakfast buffet was very good with many choices

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We had a lovely morning, celebrating a milestone birthday. Our server Doug, was exceptional. The food was excellent, yet still family friendly. There was not an overwhelming amount of selections so the presented product was hot, tasty & had something for every palette. My only comment is that the washrooms are not equipped for disability access. You have to use ones in the hotel for that.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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