WORKSHOP kitchen + culture
Experience was amazing from start to finish! Had a secluded table in “Bobby’s Living Room”! Bobby was phenomenal, great recommendations and next level service. We had the burrata, cauliflower, dill pickerel and brussel sprouts, all were incredible and should have all again! Started with some cocktails and had a bottle of wine with dinner, again with great suggestions from Bobby! Hidden gem, would definitely come again!
Every visit we do for work to Calgary must be complimented with the dining experience at Workshop
Wow!! Everything was great. Did the five course tasting menu... we had a vegan in our group. So many options! Great choice!!!!
Consistently great tasting innovative food in a relaxed space. Great wine list and knowledgeable staff. My overall favourite spot in Calgary.
Fantastic food! Great atmosphere! And definitely a different take on dining. Highly recommend!
The best food, looking Nice, very taste and a great deal.
Had the 3 course meal for $55 with wine pairing. Amazing food, knowledgeable serving staff and excellent wine pairings.
The dinner was great, choosing the surprise 3 course and wine pairing. No complaints, other than in my reservation I said it was for a 65th birthday. There was no recognition so I'm not sure why they would ask to put it in the reservation.
Fantastic place! We did the chefs choice 5 course and it was awesome!
A little loud at peak time but as my reservation was for a late lunch it quieted down and we were able to hear each other at about 12:50pm.
I love eating here. We've introduced our friends to this incredible place. We always opt for the Improve menu with pairing and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend it.
Service was so slow and waitress forgot drinks. We set aside three hours for dinner we finally received dinner with 1/2 to go had to scarf it down as we had a show at 9
Excellent luncheon, as per usual.
It was amazing thank you all so much!!!
I’m pretty sure I’m going to be dreaming about those dumplings for the rest of my life 😋
Excellent experience. Highly recommend the 5 course experience.
Great birthday celebration! Jennifer was fabulous!
Very much enjoyed our evening and meal. We did the 4 course tasting option and every dish we received was delicious. Our server was great and the atmosphere was very pleasant. Will definitely be back and will be recommending it to others.
This is my third glowing review for Workshop. My husband & I love everything about this restaurant. From the ambience in the historic Grand Theatre to the welcoming staff, it continues to be our favorite restaurant in Calgary. The wine choices pair perfectly with the food, which is always inventive, beautifully presented & absolutely delicious. Without getting too esoteric about our experience, the chefs at Workshop definitely incorporate the “power of five”. Every sense, taste & preparation method are taken into consideration, making each plate of food a little bit of heaven. Their wonderful waiter, Bobby truly elevates our experience every time. Not only is he personable, he has extensive knowledge of the restaurant’s seasonal & daily improv menus plus their wine selections. Bobby always greets us like old friends & somehow remembers what we like, even what we’ve ordered on past occasions. My husband & I always leave Workshop happy, thoroughly impressed & satiated. If you haven’t tried this restaurant yet, do it now! You’ll enjoy everything about Workshop.
Workshop never fails to deliver a delicious meal. I have introduced it to numerous people and they love it as much as me. The chef made an amazing braised beef that melted in your mouth.
Not as good as usual. Will give another chance sometime because we have been several times and it has always been great.
The $25 lunch special was great! Excellent contemporary food, I will be back soon
An amazing dinner. The regular menu looked amazing but I love the concept of blind tasting as the tasting menu. So fabulous and such a great idea. Everything from the service cocktails wine and especially the food was fantastic. Can’t wait to go back and try anew tasting menu!
Excellent food on the 3 course surprise menu. Our table of 6 all loved it.
Was very loud. We had requested standard seating but were seated at the bar overlooking the kitchen. Was a great view and very entertaining but the restaurant was so loud we had to move our chairs closer because we couldn’t hear each other speak. Loved watching the kitchen work but probably not the best seating for our 32nd anniversary. We will be back but will request a quieter table.
Excellent food, unique atmosphere. We will definitely return.
I always liked going to the Workshop and have had much better dining experiences in the past. The menu seems to be getting smaller and had limited appetizer and entree options. Would like to see the menu expanded and the price of the entrees reduced for me to come back or recommend it to friends.
Great Experience, creative food well executed, loved the lunch special mini menu. Loved the noise level, you can really talk to the people at your table. Big plus for me. Staff very friendly
The lunch was excellent. I always choose the fish option of the Lougheed lunch and this time it was pickerel - melt in your mouth wonderful with all the usual unique accompaniments. Everything was prepared to perfection - no overcooked veggies here!
We were very disappointed that the Braise feature for lunch was sold out when we arrived at 12:30, the restaurant is open until 2:00 for lunch.
A unique dining experience... I tried the 3 course option and was delighted with what was offered. The catered to my "nothing raw" request. The appies included a "scallop" benedict-so unexpected. The desert was fresh and not too heavy after a very generous main course portion.
The server was spot on with his level of attention-never intrusive.
The food was unbelievable and the service was fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant. It’s a lot of fun doing the tasting courses because the food is outstanding but most of all for the surprise compared to picking your usual foods.
Always delicious food, creative options. Not noisy so you can discuss business as needed.
Great place if you're attending an event at the Grand. The menu has good variety but it's on the pricier side for what you get.
Great inventive food with good service in an interesting setting.
We are a party of 3 for lunch, ordered 2 of the 3 course specials and one ordered a sliced sous vide chicken breast on ciabatta bread. Food/vegetables was plentiful for the 3 courses and prepared with care/attention to detail...good value for $25.
I have to mention our server Dave who offered ALL diners exceptional service---unobtrusive yet professional. He walks around to refill our water glasses and wipe tables/straighten chairs constantly unlike some fine dining restaurants that the waiters keep asking if u need more water or anything( so to remind u for more TIPS) Dave is like a "breath of fresh air' definitely an asset to the establishment.
Wonderful place for dinner. Quality of the food was very high. Had their "surprise" 3 course, every plate was very tasty and perfectly cooked.
First time there, definitely going back.
I had the Coriander BBQ chicken sandwich with fries as side and shared the fried cauliflower and Salad. Great taste and I would love to go back and try some other items on their menu.
Amazing food (GF Polenta Lasagna) and great service! Will be back for sure.
The food is decent but not very special for the price of the improv menu.