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WORKSHOP kitchen + culture

4.6
637 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian, Contemporary Canadian
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Hours of operation
Monday Through Friday Lunch - 11:30 until 2pm
Monday Through Saturday - Dinner from 5:00pm
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Phone number
(403) 266-7062
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kenny Kaechele
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Catering
WORKSHOP can expertly cater to your event with our range of private spaces. We have a dedicated Events Director who is ready to customize menus, provide resources and above all, ensure every detail is handled in the planning of your next catered event.
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Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 637 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service. I was told not to miss the daily special (seafood) and that advice was true!
Will absolutely be back. Loved that the beer menu was all Alberta made!
Will be back!! Thanks guys for a great experience!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

This was my first time at Workshop and I was impressed. We were on a tight timeline and the server made sure we got everything quickly. The food was fantastic (butter chicken) and the atmosphere was great.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious. It had to be one of the best downtown dining experiences we have had in months. We would absolutely go back again.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

A really enjoyable experience for my birthday. Food is unique and delicious , but our server really made the difference. He was so welcoming and gave us detailed info about the dishes.
Can’t wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great food as always! We had the Lougheed lunch and it was fantastic! The soup was creamy and had great flavor, everyone was happy with their entrees and then dessert did not disappoint!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

😍 Always delivers exciting and delicious dining experiences. Love this place!!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was wonderful as was the serving staff. We also enjoyed great wine selection.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had a wonderful night to celebrate my birthday at Workshop. The five course meal and wine pairing was excellent. Great flavors, great service and a memorable night.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Been here many times. The food is always amazing. The service is excellent and the ambiance is perfect.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

This was our second time there and we were just as impressed as the first time. Do the 3 or 5 course tasting menu with pairings. You won't be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Fabulous experience from beginning to end. Jennifer was an outstanding waitress and recommended having the trout as half the fish, rather than all rockfish. We shared the fish plate with the fried brussel sprouts. Every part of the meal had depth of flavour and the trout was absolutely amazing - literally melt in your mouth. We loved it all, the sprouts were sweet, the beet jam, the pakora, the rockfish - all amazing.
Great job Workshop kitchen and culture - the best meal we've had in years. We are on our way across the country and hope we get another meal of that standard before we hit Newfoundland - somehow I doubt it!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We enjoyed a marvelous meal. One of my guests enjoyed the 3 course Improv and the other the 5 course. The cuisine, presentation, and service (Bobby) were exquisite. I'm so pleased I chose to bring my out of town guests here. You did not disappoint. Many thanks!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

The improve cuisine was outstanding!! Will be recommending The Workshop to everyone

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The wine was overpriced, I felt.The food and service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We had an amazing experience for our wedding anniversary!! Bobby was an awesome server and the food was fantastic!! What we found even more exceptional was that the staff filled out a card for our anniversary; we would highly recommend friends, family, strangers ;) to visit for an incredible night out!

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Unfortunately the kitchen was out of 3 of 6 of their main dishes including the two I’d been eying. So that was disappointing. The food we did get was creatively combined ingredients and delicious. Our waiter often didn’t stay at the table long enough for me to ask for what I wanted and wasn’t very personable. The wine wasn’t great but my cocktail was awesome. Great atmosphere. I’d try it again and hope they actually have everything on their menu.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My moms 70th birthday! Everything fabulous and they even had a card for her!!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food was good. Maybe I should have been more adventurous I went with a sandwich. Lol
It was alright,
The most notable thing was the service. The Hostess was so nice, as was the server. Great bubbly fun personalities and made light conversation which seems to be often falling to the wayside these days. I’d definitely go back and try something more exciting off the menu

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The 3-course chef's choice meal was so tasty & flavourful. My sister had the kale salad & quail entree. Everything was top notch!!

My duck breast entree is pictured.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Quick service on a lunch hour. Loved the menu options - the Lougheed Lunch is a great way to simplify the ordering process.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

LOVE this place. Service is excellent. Food is so creative. They manage to make even food I normally dislike into something I can't eat enough of. Menu is always changing, and gets better with every visit. Also they are very accommodating (and not judgemental) about dietary requests. The daily braise at lunch is outstanding for us carnivores. Must try.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Fantastic food. You must order the gnocchi!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

As usual food was fantastic we had the 5 course tasting menu and service was awesome best in calgary

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

As good as the food was, and it was delicious, the service provided by our server Jennifer was even better. We found the Workshop online & are glad we listened to the reviews. If you have a chance to check it out we definitely recommend it.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Such a good meal! We went on a little culinary adventure and tried the 3 course chefs choice menu. It was fantastic, every course. It changed regularly, so there isn’t too much point in telling you about it. I can mention that none of the items were on the menu. Wonderful service and great cocktails. A really lovely evening!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The quality and flavour of the food at The Workshop will simply blow you away. Everyone in our group commented on how amazing everything tasted. The décor is good and the floor space is somewhat open. Parking is really the only issue. A valet service might help to that end. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Amazing experience! It’s pricy but we’d recommend the 3 or 5 course as a once in a lifetime experience! Loved, loved loved the wine pairings.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Nice and relaxed place with great food. The tasting menu was reasonably priced too.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

great good, great ambiance, lady we had servicing us was outstanding, provided just enough interaction and information... only small comment was that it was a bit pricey.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

A pleasant suprise! The afternoon ‘braise’ is a rotating cut of meat that is said to be fall off the bone. They aren’t exaggerating! Deconstructed fine dining at a reasonable cost. Will be back for future business lunches.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The daily lunch special is great and reasonably priced. We took a client here for lunch and it was the perfect setting. Great atmosphere and great food!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

It was one of the toughest steaks I’ve had, potato was fine but did feel like it was prepared the day before.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great service, great food.
Cocktails were outstanding as well

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food is awesome. Usually service is excellent but this last time, it took a really long time to get served. When we finished with one dish the waitress simply took the serving utensils from that dish and placed it in a new dish. Not a classy move. This was a one off as usually the service matches the great food.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was great but the service was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This meal was probably the best I’ve had, for sure in a very long time.
Make sure to try the improv menu, takes all the pressure off, and the chef really does know best anyways.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

A friend and I decided to try WORKSHOP one night as we had heard some good things about the food. We opted for the 5 course tasting menu. The menu provides for an array of foods from the menu. We tried a smoked oyster, lamb, beef dish and finishing off with a unique take on grilled cheese and brûlée. The food presentation was great and the food was unique and tasty. My friend had the wine pairing with her food and she noted that the wines were ones she would never have thought of but were perfect for each dish. We left very full and satisfied. I will be back to try the other items in their menu.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Had a nice table for date night, cozy and quiet.
Food was great!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Was my first time at Workshop and had an amazing experience! They had a special table reserved for us when we arrived, as I had included in the reservation that it was for a birthday. The staff was friendly and personable from our host to our server, and the food was absolutely divine - the brussel sprouts tasted like candy. They also gave my sister a birthday card at the end signed by all the staff, which was a really cute touch. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Had the 3 course prix fixe; my friend cannot eat pork so they graciously did a substitution. all 3 courses were fantastic, and we loved the drink pairing for $30. Great value and loved everything we had

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