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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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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • 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 August 14, 2018 via mobile

The service Bobby gave us was fantastic, cater to my kids asks. We chose a few appetizers, kids took the chicken and Gnocchi with amazing mushroom and truffle oil (on the side), I ordered the rack of lamb (the only dish which was not perfect)....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank guywellesley
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Had not heard about this restaurant until my niece booked it for a family celebration last weekend. We were a party of 12 and opted for the 5 course improv meal - meaning we sit down and they just bring on the food. It was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JOANNE5527
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Our last night in Canada. Great atmosphere and seriously good & interesting food beautifully presented by a chef who is clearly talented and loves his work. All perfectly presented by charming Niesha who was knowledgable, smart, witty and utterly charming. We Brits have SO much...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Willcharben123
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere has hit the perfect blend of nestalgia with updated sleek design. The food is always great and their Lougheed lunch specials with a coffee or pop and a desert for $25 is hard to beat. A must try!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 692ryanf
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Chef Kenny and crew have something new, fresh and innovative for your dining pleasure! Check it out if you can get a reservation! Extra good luck during Stampede!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I was introduced to this restaurant by friends and enjoyed it so much, I took my husband there a couple of weeks later. My friends advised to leave the choice for cocktails and food up to the staff. All you need to do is let...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

I have to agree with most people on this site, that you need to try this place. The atmosphere is very trendy, and a great spot to have a business meal, or just a causal meal with family or friends. The menu is great with...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Mkilburn9
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Wow! We lucked out with a random walk in here. We chose the 3 course Improv with paired wines. Every piece on the plate was thoughtfully flavored to perfection. Perfect serving size. Go try it!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank July2008Alberta
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Lougheed Lunch offers great choices. Dave attentive but not hovering. Tap water in a bottle, funky touch. Easy to follow menu. First time here and happy original spot was closed for the day. Dropped in for lunch and lucky to get a table, will definitely...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank georgec92
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

You must try this restaurant. I tried the three course meal and it was AMAZING. We ate slow, smelled the food, talked about the food, it was fantastic.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Jennifer M
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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.
Sameer R
March 31, 2018|
Response from Ilume | Reviewed this property |
Dress is casual.
tonia s
February 28, 2018|
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Response from Robert C | 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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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