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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)
“gnocchi” (9 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 30, 2017

What a gem. We made reservations for our anniversary. They gave us a somewhat secluded seating area because of our special occasion. The decor is hard to explain... a little artsy and we good taste. Tables are far apart with with high ceilings. The servers...More

Thank PapaJohn100
Reviewed July 28, 2017

This restaurant is great.. from the atmosphere of the place to the food and drinks.. we went there to celebrate with friends and we had the 3 course dinner menu and we added also the fried cauliflower! The soup was amazing! the flavor was a...More

Thank Hector H
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Location is great when one works downtown. Right when you get it, the place is interesting with unique decor. I liked it as it was not packed with people and table not so close together. The service is very good and attentive. The food tastes...More

Thank Jehad A
Reviewed July 15, 2017

We came here for our last night after six days of camping. Had the five-course tasting menu, which was terrific. Very fresh ingredients and the right amount of food, not too much. They vary things depending what is in season. A scallop appetizer and the...More

Thank dbates509
Reviewed July 12, 2017

My friend and I visited Workshop Kitchen for dinner on the Canada Day long weekend after reading and hearing numerous overwhelmingly positive reviews and stories about this place. Turns out they were spot on and we were not disappointed. The food was exceptional, one of...More

Thank SaraRaeHB
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Had a great dinner on Canada Day! The pork loin was extremely tasty and well put together. We also had the gnocchi and Brussel sprouts - Wow! This is one of the few restaurants I would go back to if I lived in town.

Thank Juice17995
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

As noted by many people, this restaurant is located in the back of a historic theatre in downtown Calgary. They have a special at lunch for a fixed price and within an hour, you get an appy, entree and dessert. Loved it, it has a...More

Thank TheDude1974
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

This place does not disappoint. We had had 3 appetizers and one main, brought our own wine, and had a great meal. The highlight was definitely the braised lamb pasta appetizer - fantastic. The pork loin/belly main, fried cauliflower and beef tartar were very good...More

Thank Vladimir1968
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Nestled in the back of a theatre entrance is a fabulous kitchen / restaurant. Dishes are varied and tasty. Service with a smile and reasonable prices. Nice change from the usual downtown haunts. And we weren't the only ones who enjoyed the dishes ...

Thank EduardTheTraveller
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Great date night on a Wednesday night. The place is in a really cool old theatre and had just been slammed by the pre theatre dinner crowd. We had a fantastic quiet meal at 8pm. Delicious cocktails. Cool vibe. And our food...perfect. Loved all the...More

Thank Conor 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
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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