WORKSHOP kitchen + culture
Food was fantastic, as was the service, price slightly on the high side, but overall a very good experience
The 5 course improv menu was absolutely amazing. I was blown away. It was a great night!
Great ambiance and enjoyable Birthday celebration venue. Appetizer and main course was the highlight. Desert, there was room for improvement. Also, wine pairings were quite modest
Workshop consistently has exciting menu offerings. It's the rare place that I feel like I'd need several visits to try everything that interests me. The specials are always creative and great value. On this particular visit I had the lunch salmon and it was so well prepared and delicious, with well chosen sides, I'd put it in the top three fish meals I've ever had, that includes visits to the west and east coast! Excellent service as well.
Delicious, interesting food choices at lunch, great for taking clients.
Our waiter was very accommodating and would check what was in dishes, he would fill our water glasses even if we weren't drinking wine. he answered all our questions about the dishes we had as we were really interested in what the chef had prepared.
Jennifer was our server and she was amazing. She’s welcoming and made the experience here amazing. The food was great. We did the tasting menu and the surprise made it really fun
Excellent food and service. Highly recommend the 3 course menu with pairings. Will definitely be back.
Found my first experience a little bit better than my second. The first time, the menu was more adaptable to my sensitivity to cream and the service a little bit more mellow and relaxing.
That being said, the wine pairings along with the food was wonderful and the food was delicious.
Felt a bit rushed this time. Would still recommend and go again.
Everything I was looking for that night! Everything tasted delicious and the ambiance was great, which is always a big deal for me and my husband. Loved it! We will definitely go back soon!
We looked quickly at Workshop on OpenTable & a few other review sites for a NYE dinner, and we liked the reviews & photos we saw.
We were intrigued when we showed up that it was a set menu for dinner with a 3 or 5 course option. The choices of each course looked interesting and we decided to go all in and chose the wine pairings as well.
Each course was excellent and the wine paired perfectly.
For a set menu, with wine pairings for $250, including a generous tip, for 2 people was well worth it for the ambiance, excellent food, excellent service.
We will be back again.
Last night's dinner at Workshop Kitchen and Culture was perfection. We chose the 5-course Improv for $85 per person and every dish was fabulous. There was even a teaser before the appetizers and a palette cleanser just before the main entrée. The quality of the food was wonderful and Bobby, our server, took excellent care of us all evening. We would definitely go back!
Excellent service. The cocktails were terrific and the food was tasty with good portions. Don’t miss the brussel sprouts!
Great and attentive service. Amazing food. We opted for the 5 course tasting menu. Delicious! We were celebrating my husbands birthday and they gave him a birthday card signed by all the staff. Loved the thoughtful gesture!
The food, the service ... outstanding! Definitely one of my fav places to go in Calgary.
Food was great
What a hit! Literally all seven of our group absolutely loved our lunch time experience! We all have already recommended WORKSHOP to soo many people, and some have already made plans to return to enjoy a date night with a screening in the theatre and dinner. I hope they are around for a long time, so that I can keep enjoying and bring new people to this great find!! Perfect
This was our last restaurant after a long week of meetings and was also by far the best place we ate at, hands down. We actually ordered every appetizer and side on the menu with 5 types of meat (all between 5 people).
There was some leftovers but we would do it all over again. Fantastic food. Very well prepared.
Cool space, was not busy mid week. Tasting menu was interesting, you can ask what courses are. Or leave it a surprise and they did accommodate food intolerances. Overall good experience I do think was a bit over priced for portions.
Bobby was an amazing host and was very friendly and explained the improv meals to us and accommodated a gluten free course meal. Food was very good and we stayed well past the closing time which we weren’t aware of because we were not rushed to leave and let us enjoy our time. Would definitely some back again
meal was excellent, was expensive that's why I say for special occasion.
Excellent service, tasty food. We were there just as the new menu came out. Shared two starters (pork schnitzel, a good sized serving, and duck confit pyrogies, you get three) and two smaller mains - striploin and lamb saddle. All cooked perfectly and very tasty. The mains also had green veggies as garnish (thankfully as I am NOT on the keto diet!) which were also nicely prepared and presented. Our side was the triple cooked potato wedges - lovely light as a cloud potato surrounded by a crisp finish. The dip for the potatoes was good but I preferred the potatoes without the dip. Your option! Shared the carrot cake to finish and I only intended to have one bite but it was amazing so couldnt help but have more. It's rich so a full serving could be too much but I defy anyone to have only one bite! We will be back to try the improv dinner menu soon.
We celebrated my husband’s birthday and the food, service and acknowledgement was greatly appreciated. The staff topped our desserts with a candle and signed a card for him. The food was exceptional and the service was on point! Great job and we will be back again soon!
We were so impressed by the incredible service and loved the tasting menu! Our server Bobby was very personable, knowledgeable with wine and went the extra mile to make us comfortable and satisfied. We will be raving until we make it back!
Only ever had the 3 course improv dinner and it's a great way to dine if you are adventurous. Great food, great service.
The pork belly lunch was amazing..... Had lunch with a few business associates and it was great
The food was flavorful and beautifully prepared. I have only been there for lunch but it has been exceptional every single time. My friend had the Lougheed Lunch - a seafood curry and it was excellent. My dish was the steelhead trout and it was cooked to perfection. This is my favorite restaurant in Calgary.
Food came out just a little slower than we would have liked but our server was lovely and the whole experience was amazing, as always!
We picked Workshop because we had an outstanding experience there before. It was our daughter‘s 18th birthday & everyone made it a special evening. Thank you to Bobby, wine specialist, who is so attentive, knowledgeable & kind.
The food is outstanding, with local ingredients & the menu changes every day. We always get the five course chef’s choice which is the best way to go & very reasonable. We added wine/beverage pairings to each course which were well suited to every plate of food.
The staff make us feel comfortable & the ambience is well suited to conversation.
We’ll keep coming back! Thanks, Workshop :-)
Excelente service and good location :D
The food was excellent - the Arctic char was cooked perfectly & the service was friendly & attentive.
Excellent food! It was a bit loud during the rush but a great meal made that a non issue!
Workshop never fails to impress. The flavours are outstanding and they always manage to transform regular produce into mouthwatering dishes. Our server was attentive without being intrusive, and was VERY generous with water. The staff here know what they are doing and do it with skill and expertise. Perfect for a casual Friday lunch.
We arrived early and were informed by the hostess that there was no bar to have a drink at the restaurant while we waited for our table to be ready. The restaurant was mostly vacant, and had only two tables that were being served at the time of our arrival.
So we left and went two blocks to grab a drink elsewhere. When we returned we were sat at a booth table, that other parties could join, that was vacant when we had arrived previously. As it was date night, I asked the hostess if we could sit somewhere else that was more intimate, and was informed that the table was reserved for a 10 year anniversary. We were not offered any other private tables that were vacant the entire time we were in the restaurant.
The restaurant was not busy, but both of our hot appetizers arrived at our table cold. My entree was luke warm, and my husband’s fish was over cooked. They took my appetizer off of the bill. As our server was great, we left him a 20% tip, but we left feeling disappointed by our dining experience.
Absolutely perfect for impressing a critical business partner
The service right from the front entrance is superb. Meal was excellent and service was great. Didn't have to wait too long for our meals which is great when you are on a business lunch. Highly recommend.
Best restaurant experience in Calgary consistently.
Upon arrival (11:50am) the hostess asked us to sit and wait until 12:00pm (the time of our reservation) until we could be seated. I’ve never had this happen to me. I usually try to be early as we were meeting 3 clients. Then our clients were early and the 5 of us had to wait even though our table was ready. This did not start our experience off on the right foot. Then we had two different servers coming to our table to tell us the same thing because one had her section wrong. Our drinks took quite a while but after we received them the food was great and our server was attentive after a while.