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Workshop Kitchen + Culture

608 1 St SW | Located in the Grand Theatre Building - Downtown, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1M6, Canada
+1 403-266-7062
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
608 1 St SW | Located in the Grand Theatre Building - Downtown, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1M6, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Really enjoyed the fact that you aren't sure what you will be receive when you order the evening meal (3 course or 5). All was prepared exceptionally well and I enjoyed all 3 of the courses. Were celebrating an 80th birthday and the staff was...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here for the first time and thought it was great. Reasonably priced lunch menu and perfect for a business lunch. Delicious food and great service. I had a reservation which was likely a good thing as it was busy.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kdmyyc
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a new spot in downtown Calgary, Workshop was a really good (even surprisingly good find). The food is excellent. It is worth a visit. The "chef chooses the menu" night was alright...I'd recommend visiting on another night where you can order off the menu...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wheatswheats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to just have appetizers for dinner. First and foremost, the duck confit perogies are right up there with the best appetizers we have ever had. The foie gras and onion jam were just the perfect garnish - in fact it was so nice,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Vladimir1968
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We actually chose this venue for our upcoming wedding in 2020 just based on the atmosphere and accommodating attitudes of all the staff. We had yet to try the food but had heard great things. We went on a Thursday night with our parents and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kpounds26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night's dinner at Workshop Kitchen and Culture was perfection. We chose the 5-course Improv for $85 per person and every dish was fabulous. There was even a teaser before the appetizers and a palette cleanser just before the main entrée. The quality of the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank leslie b
Reviewed December 11, 2018

An excellent lunch option downtown - good variety, a little indulgent, and only $25 for three courses. What's not to love?

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Grinndle
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

I remember the Grand theatre in the seventies. I saw taxi Driver there. There still are ruminants of the old theatre. The floor and the entry. Going there had a nostalgic glow. Until the waiter came. What a piece of work that little mister was....More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank K P
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Was invited to a business dinner and had never heard of the place. Located in the old Grand Theatre in downtown Calgary. They offer a blind 3 or 5 course tasting menu however we opted for the regular menu. That said we asked for a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pauljames403
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to love Workshop. It had been on my list for many months and the reviews were excellent. We went mid week for a birthday celebration. The downside of our evening was the service. Our server was lackluster and flat and rushed. He returned...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Stephmc15
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September 19, 2018|
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Response from July2008Alberta | Reviewed this property |
The Chef can accommodate you. Let your server know.
March 31, 2018|
Response from Ilume | Reviewed this property |
Dress is casual.
tonia s
February 28, 2018|
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Response from robertcV3346GZ | Reviewed this property |
Early in the evening, quiet and well-behaved would be fine. But, really, it is an adult restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 608 1 St SW | Located in the Grand Theatre Building - Downtown, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1M6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-266-7062
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