WORKSHOP kitchen + culture

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807 reviews
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"Improv Cuisine" in the Historic Grand Theatre Building in Downtown Calgary. Featuring a daily changing 5 course tasting menu, daily express 3 course lunch, exceptional event spaces and a laid-back but professional approach to service.
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C
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the downtown core. Location is superb. Food just as good. One of my top 3 easily.

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FF
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow!! The food here was absolutely fabulous, as was the service from our server, Bobby -- who was very helpful with our menu decisions. We will absolutely be back again whenever we are in the city. Every course of the tasting menu was delightful, and the wine & beverage pairings were unique/unexpected but well chosen. The smoked beef tartar was excellent. The duck perogie was too. Both the cauliflower and the brussel sprouts side dishes were memorably superb. Oh I could go on and on, but will just finalize by saying that I will return whenever I am in Calgary.

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L
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Food & service was impeccable, I even got a signed card for my celebration!

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A
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time having a coursed meal, what an amazing experience with excellent service.

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NF
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fun dining experience - unique meals and tasty drinks

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CL
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible, service was professional and enjoyable

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L
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first experience at this restaurant. Pleasant atmosphere, welcoming and eager staff. The a la crate menu offered the option of an individual or shared portion. The menu provided a broad range of dishes. Combination of flavors were interesting and balanced, although did not quite match the description. I am a stickler for food being served at the correct temperature and some dishes were not as hot as they should be, whether this is a result of sitting too long to be presented or by chef design . Overall I would certainly return for a second visit.

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OI
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time, the food was delicious. We loved it!

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i
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Bobby! Wish he was dressed more the part of his wonderful and friendly service. Food was great as always. The improv dessert was a notch less than expected, as the cake could be more moist. Or if the cake was supposed to be more dry, then would need more of the fruity puree. If there could be a couple more vegan options, would have allowed my friend to enjoyed her food as much as I enjoyed my non-vegan meal. Overall great experience as always.

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DB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Went for lunch it was great. Will go back for dinner next

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GF
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to Workshop, celebrating my daughters birthday. Can’t believe we haven’t been before! It was unbelievable. Been to lots of great Calgary restaurants but this one was definitely at the top! Great service, unreal food!

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CV
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Their Lougheed Lunch special is a great price for what you all get. The food is delicious and always changing. The ambiance is nice and they service is very good.

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DC
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the seafood curry which was wonderful, filled with salmon, snapper and shrimp while my companion enjoyed the soup and salad (simple but WONDERFULLY DONE). The mushroom soup was excellent!

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ZK
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the 3 course meal. Wish I did the drink pairing. Every course was an adventure of flavours and textures.

Thank you for the experience on top of the meal

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HE
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They accommodated our requests with no trouble, really appreciated it!

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CM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience
Thank you



Food was great and the service was spot on

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SH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

There needs to be more education in gluten free options with the servers. I ended up getting sick from the potatoes which I think were cooked in the same deep fryer as wheat. Cross contamination needs to be understood and addressed. Otherwise great place

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience all around and one of better restaurants I have been to in Calgary. I did find the wine list over priced relative to other comparable restaurants, but despite that, still well worth going.
I will definitely be back.

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K
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic restaurant, meal and server. Thank you

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good. Food was amazing.

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DC
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I was a bit disappointed in the fish feature. The fish itself was fine but the chickpea curry was watery and a bit tasteless and I did not like the naan bread underneath the sauce. Usually the food is outstanding so this was a bit unusual.

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BD
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good fresh tasting food. Did the 3 course taster. Bobby was awesome. Great place to go as a group

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OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant!!

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JB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great restaurant! Loved every bite. Knowledgable staff, fresh food.

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MT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ordered the 5 course Chefs Menu and it was amazing, although we chose our own wine off the bat before ordering our food (and was a good choice) we would go with the wine pairing next time.
Our server was knowledgeable and experienced.
It was a great night.

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CM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food with delicious flavours. Had the Improv chefs choice meal, told the server we had a show to get to and he was able to compromise with a 4 course meal with wine pairing (rather than the 5 which would have been crunched for time) interesting flavours inspired by South America, France, Thailand, sounds like a mix but went really well together on our taster meal. Would definitely recommend for a date or special occasion!

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H
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed the “3 course surprise” dinner. Would not normally order duck but it was wonderful. Will definitely return.

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DC
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was just in for the soup and salad and it was excellent. Great quality food and the price is reasonable. They are also very flexible with making changes to the meal which I always appreciate.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Will definitely be back. Gluten Friendly

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and the Lougheed Lunch is a great deal. Awesome ambiance and service!

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TG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Our server mixed up the order and had we not questioned the cutlery presented we would have been served the wrong meals. We also did not get refills or water without asking. I expect those services for this price point.

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CN
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had in years. Our server was attentive to our every need. Even helped us decide what would work best for my sister’s pregnancy restrictions. I will recommend this experience to everyone that asks for a restaurant recommendation. I will return as often as I am able

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AT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I ever had in Calgary. Amazing.

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HT
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food as always. The quality and creativity of the dishes served here are superb. It's a bit pricey which is why we only go for special occasions but it is well worth it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service. Tried foods I never would have and it was all amazing.

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OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Workshop is one of my favorite restaurants in Calgary. Service and execution of the set menu was great. My only complain would have to be that I felt the dishes were very ‘safe’ and didn’t have the creativity that sets the restaurants apart from others.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff and food were excellent, will definitely go back.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Mother’s birthday

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YY
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food never disappoints at Workshop. The lougheed lunch is great for a business lunch, they always get me back to work within the hour. I do find it rather chilly on the cold winter days though (it’s an old building), but the ambience is generally very good.

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AG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Workshop for lunch - consistently great food, good value, and quiet enough to have a conversation at the table!

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