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WORKSHOP kitchen + culture - Permanently Closed, Calgary, AB

WORKSHOP kitchen + culture - Permanently Closed

4.6
4.6
981 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
"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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 266-7062

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kenny Kaechele

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 981 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Took a reservation but restaurant was closed. We had to g
  2. BM

    BMT2013

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Lougheed lunch that included starter, a main and dessert- incredible value for money...not to mention delicious!!
  3. CH

    CarolH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great way to enjoy friends and food! Enjoyed our server Jennifer!
  4. SC

    SamanthaC

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been here twice in a row now for our anniversary and it’s been an amazing experience with probably the best meal and drink pairings you could find anywhere. Bobby and the staff truly make it a memorable event that we’re already looking forward to again!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch space, food, service, and atmosphere.
  6. D

    Davida

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meals which were imaginative, fresh, tasty and filling. The service was perfectly timed to get us to theatre without a rush.
  7. SW

    SarahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value! Yummy lunch! Good service. The restaurant books up, so make a reservation in advance.
  8. T

    Trish

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the prix fix lunch is a fast and delicious way to have a lunch meeting.
  9. JA

    JesAr

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was excellent, Served in appropriate portions. The tasting menu is fantastic and totally worth it.
  10. D

    Delilahs

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always fresh, inventive and delicious. Our favourite waiter, Bobby makes our evening special with his attentiveness and charm.
  11. a

    alanas

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at Workshop and I was very pleased with the service. The food was excellent. I have already recommended this place to many people to try. I normally don’t eat pork but ordered the braised special which was pork and I was blown away. I will definitely be back.
  12. MP

    MichelleP

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and ambience. We did the 5 course tasting menu and it is hard to pick out the best dish as they were all soo tasty.
  13. JZ

    JoeZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome atmosphere and great night for my girlfriend and I.
  14. AB

    AdamB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to the Workshop with my wife for her birthday and the food was amazing, service was excellent and the atmosphere was tremendous. I cannot recommend this place enough. It is a more expensive place but compared to the food and service at places that are similar the workshop blows them all away.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared the buttermilk chicken platter it was incredible the hush puppies were fantastic and the purée corn served as a wonderful accompanying treat. Service was great!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food and exceptional service from waiter.
  17. N

    Nicab20

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lougheed lunch is amazing! Great quality for a great price - highly recommend.
  18. AM

    AlexM

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had the Valentine's Day 4 course menu. Every dish exceeded expectations! The flavours were delicious and straightforward. The only thing that bothered me was that the servers were wearing Jeans and t shirts. Our server Dave was professional and did an amazing job!
  19. C

    Crad

    Calgary

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Not knowing what to expect, we were very pleasantly surprised by both the type of dishes offered and the quality of food. Our waiter (Dave) was very professional and friendly. He was knowledgeable about the menu and exercised expert timing when delivering each course to our table. It was our first time to this restaurant and it will definitely not be our last.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We tried the 3 course dinner with wine pairing. The food did not disappoint. Overall a great experience.
  21. MW

    MiekoW

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the food was outstanding. My husband and I did the three course meal and each dish was delicious. We will definitely be coming back.
  22. CB

    CarstenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My preferred downtown place for business lunches - love the vibe, food and value - the latter specifically with their 3 course lunch menu.
  23. EM

    EdMalcolm

    Calgary

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is in a quaint, well appointed space. We had a fun and attentive server along with some great food.
  24. K

    K2017

    Calgary

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience at the Workshop! It was our second time trying the tasting menu. The portions are pretty big for a tasting menu so make sure you are hungry! They are not afraid of seasoning and bold flavour! Thanks again for the great night, I'm sure we will be back!
  25. RD

    aRtfulDining

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good food in a very interesting setting. Professional, friendly and attentive staff.
  26. F

    Flick

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Took our daughter and family to celebrate her 21st. It was perfect. The food, the service, the drinks were fantastic. highly recommend.
  27. L

    Luca

    Calgary

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The lunch here is awesome. A soup, some pork belly and a great dessert. Can’t beat it. A great go-to. I’ll be back.
  28. K

    Kate

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This restaurant is very cool!!! The service was excellent and the food delicious. It came out hot and the timing was perfect. We were never without water or a drink and it was just the right amount of food. I wasn’t sure what to except, but was very pleased with our evening!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and great for our group of 30 somethings to drink but be able to chat
  30. H

    Harvey11

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Kenny is an extremely talented chef, my meal was amazing. He is excellent at matching and balancing flavors together. Another special touch is the birthday card they always give customers who are celebrating their special day, signed by each employee there. Always love my visits there :)
  31. BH

    BHay

    Vancouver

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    In town for business and took clients out for dinner. First time at the Workshop and so glad I booked this. The food was outstanding. Not one of us were disappointed with our meals. Will recommend to anyone the Cauliflower appetizer! Will definitely be back.
  32. JB

    JerBear

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second visit to this restaurant and I’m still impressed by both beverage and food menu. The FENNEL AND KOHLRABI SALAD may be the best salad I have ever eaten: multi dimensional and textures and HASKAP YUZU DRESSING is original, favorable with perfect balance.
  33. JB

    JerBear

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb! We are on business from out of town and tend to favor independent restaurants, found WORKSHOP on a google review looking for a menu of veg and non veg and found this gem. We shared the burrata cheese, chicken dumplings and kale Cesar had the buttermilk chicken and artic char main with shared sides of roasted broccoli and fries. Interesting and delicious wine selection buy the glass. Not a criticism but the cocktails are to complicated to figure out slightly pricy to be experimenting would have preferred a straight up liquor and mix. On our next trip to Calgary we're definitely going again to try other menu offerings. Perfect service, good recommendations and a comfortable amount of attention.
  34. R

    Rdhand

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The only reason I gave this restaurant 4 stars rather than 5 is because of the food. I ordered Butter Chicken but what I got was a take on Chicken Curry as the chicken didn't seem to be grilled as is the custom for any variety of butter chicken. typically, Indian butter chicken is grilled in a clay oven called tandoor. The authentic butter chicken gravy is made with mainly tomatoes with ginger, garlic and spices and cashews and finished with cream to give it a creamy texture. It should never include onions. The ambience of the restaurant is really good and service is fantastic. However, for somebody new, it is difficult to find the restaurant as it is located within The Grand Theatre.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went there for a special birthday dinner, and had the "No Menu Monday" 3 course tasting menu. The food was fantastic, and great service. Well worth the $55 per person for an appetizer, a main and a dessert. For food of this caliber, the value for the meal was outstanding. We will definitely be back!
  36. DC

    DebbieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 and all 3 people felt that way. I will personally be there for lunch on Thursday with TC Energy to check it out with 5 other people.
  37. u

    unhappydiner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food fantastic. Service perfect. Tasted flavours I've never tasted before. So fun to be surprized with the five-course meal. Choice of food upscale.
  38. AM

    AMacD

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We did the five course meal with wine pairing and were very happy that the kitchen could accommodate our requests. The wine paired nicely with the courses and the flavours were delicious.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Visiting Calgary- really enjoyed the whole experience
  40. P

    Parrhesia

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Had our amazing dating anniversary and Christmas dinner at this place. Great food and steak. Enjoyed my surprised tasting menu. Friendly customer service. Would visit again

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WORKSHOP kitchen + culture - Permanently Closed is rated 4.6 stars by 981 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kenny Kaechele

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 266-7062

  • 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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