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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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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brussel sprouts” (10 reviews)
“tasting menu” (9 reviews)
“beef tartare” (6 reviews)
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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 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!

Thank Ryan F
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!!

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

1  Thank Karen W
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

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!

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

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.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Do the 5 course dinner with wine pairing. Trust them. Fantastic every step of the way. And set in a beautiful renovated 100 year old theater, gorgeous. If you are a foodie, appreciate art, culinary or otherwise go here. Just do it.

Thank bdp196
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. Burgers and gnocchi were the favorites, and well portioned. A little pricey for me as a regular family lunch, but a great place for a special occasion!

1  Thank dm1186
Reviewed April 4, 2018

They promised to get us through lunch on a workday in under an hour and they delivered. Service was friendly and efficient. The food was terrific. The historical building it was in was very nice They had a good selection of beverages, both alcoholic and...More

Thank ltcguenther
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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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