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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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4.6

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3.9

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82% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (2)
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 12, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 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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·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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·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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·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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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We went to celebrate our anniversary. We were quickly seated and were given menus. Drinks were ordered - and it was good to see that they had craft beer from several places around town including Last Best and Wild Rose Breweries.

I had the Chef's 3 course special which included a grilled tuna salad, duck with cherry pie and vanilla ice cream for desert. My wife started with the garden salad and had the chardonnay chicken as her main. For desert our waiter brought us a dark chocolate mousse cake.

The food and service were excellent. Portions were substantial. Price seemed a little high - but not outrageous. Will definitely return to try some of the other interesting items on the menu.

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Elegant, fine dining. Impeccable service. Quality food in a serene historical elegance. thankyou all very much for a great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere. Great selection of food which was very fresh.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday brunch. The buffet had an outstanding selection and was kept fresh and hot. Our server Rosa was excellent. Unobtrusive and efficient. It was a relaxing way to spend a Sunday morning as we never felt rushed. We will definitely be back

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 27, 2017

It was our special occasion 45th anniversary and became a special memory, we loved the evening and will return to mark our 46th.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Considering the Fairmount Palliser is well known for high end; we were very disappointed. We made reservations for Brunch. $50/person and the buffet was probably one of the least amount of variety and worse food we ever had. There are so many more restaurants in Calgary, with better quality food, great prices and a larger yummy variety of brunch. For the price we paid we would have rather spent the money and go to a local diner then the Palliser.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 21, 2017

A late Mother's Day brunch. Really good for a brunch buffet. Seafood bar was a hit, and roast beef was beautifully done. Even our 5 year old has fun. Only problem was not being asked for drinks when we came in, and didn't even seem like any server was assigned to our table even after we got our first round of food. Had to flag down a server who graciously took or drink order, even though it wasn't her table. So good recovery of service that way.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 7, 2017

For $50 a head, the brunch selection was disappointing. The bucket of crab legs and shrimp on ice was 1/3 full for 2 hours, the sushi was very loosely rolled and fell apart simply from lifting off of the display platter, desserts were small tarts and dried cake. When I imagined a Fairmont Palliser infamous Sunday brunch, I expected a high quality selection and beautiful spread of food...considering I spent $150 for 3 ppl and 2 mimosas. Underwhelming selection and food quality and was very disappointing.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at the RimRock. We were seated by the fireplace which was nice as it was snowing. We had a Caesar salad split - plenty for two. Tasty. And we each had a bowl of the french onion soup. The broth was especially flavorful and the cheese was melted and cooked just right. The croutons were crispy and tasted great.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on April 7, 2017

This was an amazing dining experience! Simon was an excellent waiter, food was amazing. Very relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Sunday Brunch. Omelette station was good. Prime Rib was tender and delicious.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 11, 2017

It was a fantastic dinner! The beef cheeks were out of this world, and the sable fish was made to perfection, all served beautifully with creative accompaniment of flavourful fava beans, vegetable purees etc. Service was impeccable; our waiter was attentive and accommodating, and he certainly did not treat us differently just because we came with a coupon (which sometimes happens at other places). Overall an excellent culinary experience, highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Food was attractive but cold. Dirty plates were not removed. Service was inattentive.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Went for Bfst at 10am. Were hustled out after less than 90 minutes. Didn't appreciate that. Server was not very friendly or attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The meal was ok, had better for less money for sure. There was a wedding meal going on so it was pretty noisy, not sure if it's usually a nice noise level or not. The wine is very expensive but I did see someone walk in with a bottle so you could probably do that and just pay corkage. Overall there are nicer places for less money.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food was a hit and miss. My fish was horrible but all the sides on the place (risotto, vegetables) were outstanding. It was like that the whole night. Set menu of 5 courses imposed because of Valentine's day. Not necessary, restaurant was not even 1/3 full.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very nice dinner, and great old-world service and classic decor. A bit pricey for what it is, but worthwhile for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We had a lovely Valentine's Dinner. Service was very attentive, and accommodating to food sensitivities even though the menu was prix fix. "Death by Chocolate"buffet dessert was to die for! Overall, our expectations were exceeded and we will be back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We chose the Rimrock as what was to be part of special evening. Unfortunately and unbeknownst to us we found out we walked into a set menu that turned into double of what we expected for our budget. We stuck it out even though we were already disappointed.
Our seating location was not a good one considering the number of empty tables...hardly romantic. We were actually located so close to the host station that we were nearly part of the discussions of disappointment over a set menu. Very unfortunate to see so many groups walk out on a restaurant.
I think there is potential to be the class act it wants to be but it hasn't found it. And at the price and expectation, it should be there. I would not say the food was to die for. There are so many great places to go in Calgary that you should not be spending money on any kind of disappointment. Especially at this level.
As the host to my party, I was embarrassed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Disappointed- no Sushi. Was told that next time I should come earlier! Not enough wait staff. Took too long to pay my bill. Food just better than OK - nothing special. Definitely not 5 stars.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Excellent service and good food! Classic Calgary dining.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 3, 2017

It is a mixed reaction eating in the Rimrock Room. Our party of 4 paid an average of $71.50 each which included one drink each. The food was good but very limited selection. No Prime Rib beef offered anymore. Slow service but we certainly were not rushed. When comparing this restaurant to the many others available, we will probably never be back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Over priced. One of our party was Lactose Intolerant. Noted to restaurant when booking reservation. Told restaurant staff twice once when seated again when ordering .Meals arrived the lactose free meal was covered in a sauce with butter. Called to waiters attention. He didn't know what to say. They took meal away and the others in our group ate their meals. About 15 minutes later the redone meal was returned. We had wait and watch the other meal being consumed... THERE WAS NOTHING OFFERED IN COMPENSATION not even a coffee.
The prices were extremely high for the value received .The quality of the meals was not up to expectations. Steaks were tough and overdone. Very disappointed

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Food was excellent.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 8, 2017

We came once a year and this time I booked on Open Table for 10:45 and the day before I got a message that the restaurant didn't open until 11:00. Not good. Food was excellent

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 26, 2016

There were 10 of us for dinner on Boxing day. The buffet was a beautiful spread with both full turkey dinner and roast beef. Loved the salad section and the kids loved the chocolate fondue tower. Would definitely recommend. The restaurant and the hotel were decorated beautifully. We took many amazing photos.

Tags: Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Wonderful Christmas Eve Dinner, great service, excellent wine list

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 19, 2016

The buffet was significantly smaller this year but the price stayed the same. There were no crackers with the cheese - when I asked the hostess said that is a great idea. Really?!?!?

Turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy was exceptional.

Was a bit disappointed with the desert selections also.

Tags: Seasonal
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