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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for breakfast just before 10am, was told restaurant is closing(we were told open 7am-10pm) but they could sit us in lounge, was told server would be between upstairs and downstairs but would do the best he could. We just wanted coffee and granola/yogurt...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Although it was a Monday night, and things were slow as they may be on a Monday night at any restaurant, the food and service were outstanding at Oxbow. We went with the chefs sample menu and the food pairings and quality and attention to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dkw123
DavidC21083, General Manager at Oxbow, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello. Oxbow thanks you for taking the time to provide a great review. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver an amazing dining experience, regardless of business levels. Our Chef's Choice menu with wine pairings is a fantastic way to experience what we have...More

Reviewed January 7, 2019

We went for am special meal and it certainly turned out to be. There is a new chef and he aims to be excellent. He was assisted by a prep and 2 culinary students We ordered the 3 course prix fix dinner for $45 plus...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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DavidC21083, General Manager at Oxbow, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello. Our new chef, Jose Battad, is an incredible chef! His passion for all things gastronomical is apparent in each and every dish that leaves his kitchen. He is assisted by young talent who are in their respective positions because they too, share a passion...More

Reviewed January 3, 2019

Went there for New Year’s Eve dinner - seven-course meal with wine pairings, $125 each. The food ranged from good to superlative and, even on that busy night, the service was pretty good. The only down side was that the room is very, very noisy....More

Date of visit: December 2018
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DavidC21083, General Manager at Oxbow, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019

Hello. Oxbow thanks you for the feedback. 'Superlative' is a word that I am going to incorporate into my vocabulary when describing the cuisine here; thank you for that. Regarding the noise, it is true that when the dining room is full, as it was...More

Reviewed December 28, 2018

We went here on a double date and were so impressed with the atmosphere, the service, and the food. I can't wait to go back and will be doing so on a regular basis. Plus, they have half price bottles of wine on Fridays! (Up...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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DavidC21083, General Manager at Oxbow, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2018

Hello. Oxbow can not thank you enough for taking the time to provide such a fantastic, and thorough review. Your comments touch on all of the points that we are so proud of; great food, personalized service, warm greeting and welcoming atmosphere. We also go...More

Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a fantastic meal with great service. We started with the asparagus and carrots. Both were delicious. I am vegan and the waitress and chef made extra efforts to ensure me a delicious entree. My husband had the halibut and said...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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DavidC21083, General Manager at Oxbow, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Hello Christi. We are so pleased that you had such a great experience with us here at Oxbow! We know that it is very important for our kitchen to be able to satisfy different diets; and not just satisfy, but really deliver a delicious dish...More

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

This was our second time here and once again we were blown away. It was a date nite for my wife and I. It all started with the warm and friendly greeting from David. He even remembered that we had eaten there before. Our waitress...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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DavidC21083, General Manager at Oxbow, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hey Joi. It was great seeing you again! Chef Rupert and I are very proud of what we are doing here at Oxbow, and to have feedback like this must mean we are doing something right. I am so pleased that you enjoyed my cocktail...More

Reviewed August 25, 2018

We have eatenat Kensington Innon different occasions over the past number of years. In the past, the chefs table in the dinning room with white table cloths and open to the kitchen was really nice for a special occasion. Recently we popped in while in...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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David C, General Manager at Oxbow, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Hello, Thank you for the fantastic review! It is true that Oxbow is a very different restaurant from when we were Chef's Table. Gone are the white table cloths and seven course tasting menu. We are now about serving delicious, locally sourced, non 'fussy' (to...More

Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

While staying at the hotel (see separate review) we ate two breakfasts, one lunch, and two dinners here - all by choice (there are a number of other restaurants in the neighbourhood). Every meal was exceptional - for presentation, service, and pure deliciousness! And they...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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David C, General Manager at Oxbow, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Hello Alizeh. It was a pleasure having you at Hotel Arts Kensington and Oxbow! Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback. Having experienced breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and therefore having sampled all three of our different menus, your comments mean a...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Dined here the first time, yesterday, with friends. We enjoyed sitting on the patio as it was a warm evening. The service was good, and the food was beautifully presented. I found it odd that the “warm kale salad” was mostly Brussels sprouts, but the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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David C, General Manager at Oxbow, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hello. Thank you your review. It has been a beautiful summer here in Calgary and I am glad you were able to experience one of the best patios in the city! Regarding your comments; yes, the kale salad should be more kale than Brussels sprouts,...More

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February 21, 2018|
Response from Ken M | Reviewed this property |
There were no children there when we visited but the staff are very friendly and my impression is that would welcome children.
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