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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%
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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 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
Reviewed April 3, 2018

We were in Calgary looking for dinner upon our arrival in town. We walked past a historical building known as the Grand Movie Theatre and there was the Lougheed Building where the Workshop Kitchen + Culture situated. We were attracted by the decor and went...More

Thank Meow T
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

The Workshop restaurant and entertainment space occupies both levels of the old Grand Movie theatre in downtown Calgary (the ‘A’ in Grand was missing from the neon sign). Workshop still hosts special movies for special occasions. Decor is elegant and funky - old wheels and...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

We visited because of the good reviews while in Calgary. We had arrived from Europe that day and were there for a very early dinner around 6pm. Only few tables were occupied at this time, but by 7pm it was mostly full. The food is...More

Thank dcribb
Reviewed March 17, 2018

I hosted a small corporate lunch there for 5 of us. It was recommended by one of my guests from a nearby oil company. I'm glad she did. We didn't at first care for the high table and uncomfortable stools/chairs but they switched the chairs...More

Thank Spicole
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

The menu was changed and the changes were great! It's rare that you order 4 items and love all 4, but there you have it. We had 3 appetizers - the pork cheek schnitzel, squid and kale salad - and one main - the ribeye....More

Thank Vladimir1968
Reviewed February 12, 2018

We come to Calgary a couple times a year to try different and new restaurants. Workshop was memorable from the moment we walked in the doors of the old theatre building. The place had such a great atmosphere of friendliness, fun but relaxing and cosy...More

Thank Hippothekid
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

We had an informal business meeting for six. Were given a semi-secluded space which allowed for discussion without undue interruptions. Even better, choosing the three course menu simplified ordering. The courses were excellent but a surprise! Starting with an amuse buches of tuna stuffed deep...More

1  Thank Robert C
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner at Workshop this past weekend. We opted for the 5 course tasting menu as was perfectly described by one of the last reviewers Phileas. Service was great - ambiance private and comfortable. We did not have the wine pairing but opted...More

Thank LisalooCanada
Reviewed January 20, 2018

Workshop kitchen is located in the Theater Junction Grand in downtown Calgary, Calgary’s oldest theater. The restaurant is situated in the theater lobby, and split between the left and right of the theater entrance. The left side seems somewhat cozier, whereas the right side is...More

Thank Phileas_Blog
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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
Romantic, Groups, 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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