Thomsons

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Thomsons is one of the top spots to experience fresh, locally sourced, contemporary Canadian Cuisine. Situated in a space that showcases Calgary's historic architecture and imagery of traditional western ranching lifestyle.

We're located in the heart of downtown Calgary - steps from theatres, the philharmonic, galleries and shopping. As we're in the midst of the business center, we're within easy reach for business lunches or casual meetings.

Thomsons is featuring #FreeRangeCulinary' which unveils an inspirationally driven menu that uses local and sustainable product. Thomsons menus are designed to encourage the natural creativity of our culinary team, and inspire 'free-range' in our kitchens.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
40 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Been here many times over the past 10 years. Booked for mothers day brunch and was very disappointed in the food items as well as the service .

Sunday breakfast buffet food offering needs to be updated asap.

FG
FoodGoddess
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They recently changed their menu and I really love the changes to the new menu!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food is average. Too pricy.

FG
FoodGoddess
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and very accommodating on food allergies requests. It's nice to have a selection that is more than just salad.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The brunch was very good. There was a HUGE variety of food to choose from. If you didn't want just breakfast, there was a whole area dedicated to non-breakfast items, like a charcuterie board, salads, soups, dumplings, kabobs, seafood, dessert, etc. The coffee is a bit too strong here, so just be prepared.

My only complaint, our server was not very attentive. We had to flag him down several times just to clear plates and refill water. He was friendly though.

FG
FoodGoddess
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing, we had the maple brussel sprouts and the polenta. If you're not a fan of brussel sprouts, you will be after these ones.

SM
SusanM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always solid food and service. It is a consistent place for business lunches.

JL
JoannyL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really glad I chose Thompsons for Valentine's Day supper this year. Great food. Great attentive service. Thank you so much for making it a very special evening and thanks again for the lovely rose too!

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foode
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch! Lots of food, well prepared and displayed. Really almost cant believe all that for $35. full breakfast cold food, fruit parfaits, vegan food, eggs, wafles pancakes made to order. carved beef, shrimp, cold cuts, salads, small dimsum, soups,desserts and candy, crazy Lit!

FD
vipFineDiners
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Oddly - the server does not know how to open and present wine for tasting!
We do like the convenience and the quality of food for before CPO concerts!

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Lunchwithmoms
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good business lunch. Very friendly service, maybe a bit slow. Good food. Nice wine list by the glass, notable Canadian selections.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Much better food this time than I remember from years ago. Big improvement.

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Sheepush1947
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Visiting Calgary from the UK, we took friends for brunch here. There is so much selection everyone could find plenty to like. The food is beautifully presented and the service good; our juice and coffee were constantly refilled. I would definitely recommend it.

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sarae49
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If anyone is even considering Thomson's take a chance and go to it! My family and I (which was 5 people) got an easy reservation which was not needed as it wasn't busy in the dinning room at all, and we absolutely loved it. First of all, it is in the Hyatt which has gorgeous art pieces everywhere, including the restaurant. The service was fantastic and they were always there to fill water and get you anything you needed. It was quiet so anyone who may have some issues hearing it would be a perfect location. The food for the money was fabulous and the wine was delicious and they had a great selection. Take a chance at this hotel restaurant, you will not be disappointed!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice location in Hyatt with great quality food and service. Good for business lunch.

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Susan
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal before we went to Pops Show at Jack Singer

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cuisine
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience4

First visit to this establishment and i must say that the food selection and presentation was very good. Their level of service left much to be desired. They asked if we wanted bread, after taking our order, to which we declined. Yet, just prior to our meals arriving our server delivered us the bread and then moments later it was removed by another server. Our server did NOT return after the first few bites to inquire on our impression of our meals.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love the brunch here!! It is the same atmosphere as other 5 star locations with better food and more options for the cost.

DW
DickWilson
Calgary
40 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Not much to say beyond superb! If you HAVE to go downtown, then compensate for that misery by dining at Thomsons!!

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Foodie76
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Our steaks were cooked to perfection.

MA
MandanaA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for New Year Eve dinner. The waiter was absolutely experienced and respectful. Food was perfect. I got Irish coffee for desert which was the best I have ever had. I got a white wine and my husband got a red one. Both were awesome. Also, the restaurant is really kid's friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thomson's had an amazing New Years Eve dinner special. Avacado and pistachio salad to start, Prime rib and prawns with mashed potatoes and veggies for the main and a delicious white chocolate and pomegranate dessert. Plus champagne all for $65 a person. My parents and I really enjoyed our dinner! Best prime rib we have ever had! Service was great! We will come back soon for sure!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent New Years menu. Excellent, knowledgeable and friendly but not intrusive waiter and Chef's serving staff.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner menu and service was great.

FG
FoodGoddess
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas get together.

BW
vipBobW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We enjoyed our meal. Great menu. Food was was great. Wait staff were busy with the number of tables they were working. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. In a restaurant of this calibre you shouldn't have to ask for another drink.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It can tell that Thomsons always ensure the high standard of good and services. Nick is one of the outstanding servers.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My niece and I have been coming to Thomsons for our Christmas brunch. There are plenty of options for both of us. Look forward to it every year.

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vipChristiane
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Recently had Sunday brunch and was overall happy with the meal. Attentive servers are always checking on you and making sure your coffee and juice is topped up. Very good brunch selection ranging from usual breakfast to the more luncheon variety. Only complaint is food is not hot enough .... eggs, bacon etc were lukewarm... Did not see covers on these dishes ... maybe that would help.. Love the candy selection in the dessert section.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wasn't very happy with the location of our table. There was a lot of traffic by staff and customers alike and we had to move our seats to make way for them, every time.

SS
vipSeanS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The breakfast prices are unreasonable and I expect get paid because tourists don't know what their other local options are. $25 for the breakfast buffet is an insult and will likely prevent me from returning. I can leave the table at Cora's (which is only a couple of blocks away) stuffed for $15.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was very efficient and attentive. They kept the water and coffee cups full and removed the used dishes promptly, as well as replenishing the utensils. It was a birthday celebration for one of my friends and the staff somehow knew and brought a dessert with a candle in it and they all sang "Happy Birthday" to her. We moved to the lounge, where two of us ordered prosecca but, by mistake, we were brought Mimosas. The waiter realized the mistake before he reached us but served one of us her wine and took the mimosas back. He returned with the proseccas and then later returned with the mimosas, on the house. He was ver attentive and friendly. One of my friends knew him and his family from many years before. All in all, we enjoyed the day and Thomsons was a perfect choice of venue.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!
Full breakfast with waffles, pancakes and eggs bennedict made to order. Roast beef, shrimp, salads, sliced cold cuts, soup, asian dumplings, nice array of desserts!

KS
KSYYC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great food and ambiance! I highly recommend this restaurant.

FD
vipFineDiners
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodated our request for a lounge seat to watch the World Series. Very friendly server. We returned after our CPO concert to the lounge and the same server took great care of us. Food was very well prepared and presented as well.

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marg
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sunday brunch was featured an absolutely wondeful food selection and service. A tremendous value in the heart of DT Calgary.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love going to Thomsons for Sunday Brunch. I love the atmosphere and the food choices. It's not just pancakes and eggs. There was a person in our group who was on a special diet and even she made a comment about the variety and quality of food. $34 is a bit pricey, but still well worth it for a great selection and quality.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not found a breakfast/brunch place in Calgary that we like better than Thomsons at the Hyatt. The staff are all so welcoming and friendly. The brunch and breakfast buffet items are all top quality. You can tell that everyone takes pride in what they do.

CS
CitySlicker
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The sandwich/soup/salad trio was no longer available on the lunch menu which was disappointing. I ordered the cobb salad instead and it was nothing special.

K
Kule
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Did not care for the Wrap this time. to mushy and doey.

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