WORKSHOP kitchen + culture
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Visiting Calgary- really enjoyed the whole experience
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
This was our first time. We loved the unique flavours of the food. Our server was was engaging and accommodating of our special needs. We would definitely make a return trip!
Wonderful food in a great atmosphere.
Second time visiting on “no menu Monday” and it did not
Disappoint. A very fun way to enjoy a great meal
I love Workshop! The Lougheed Lunch is amazing. The cauliflower soup was fantastic, the salmon on wild rice with green beans was delicious and the chocolate torte made my day! Attentive and prompt service was appreciated.
Good place to have lunch but be aware that it can be really noisy and it's difficult to talk business with clients.
I love the tasting menu! It’s a great way to experiment and try new food, and the beverage pairings to match makes it feel so fancy! The staff is also always so kind and accommodating
The food never disappoints. One of my top 3 restaurants in Calgary for sure.
I love coming here. As always, the food and service were excellent. We had a couple birthdays to celebrate and the staff made cards. A thoughtful touch! I highly recommend the Lougheed Lunch - quick, reasonably priced but healthy and delicious. You will not be disappointed.
Amazing food, especially for the price! The $25 lunch is always delicious and unique
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!!!!
Nice evening out. Good service and great space. Food was fine.
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.