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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 June 6, 2017 via mobile

Opted for the 5 course menu with pairings and the first 2 courses and amuse were delicious so we were excited to see what was next. Had Cava, then a lovely white followed by Pinot with the main which we enjoyed. Things started to fall...More

Thank Pierie D
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

We had just arrived in Calgary on a cold and rainy day and the beautiful warm food in Workshop was just what we needed. You can get a 3 course lunch at $25 served in under an hour which we did. The main options were...More

Thank Grant W
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

The service and food was excellent at a decent price. The menu concept seems a little complicated requiring a fairly long explanation by the server. The furnishings seem a little tired but the overall ambience makes the stay more interesting. Nice job.

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Reviewed May 2, 2017

A unique find where the old Grand Theater used to be, makes for an interesting setting. The food is unique and fresh and service is top notch. Second time dining there, and am looking forward to the next time!

Thank NedChiwalski
Reviewed April 14, 2017

I had to set up a meeting with a few new clients, and the place recommended to me was closed for renovations. A fellow Canadian suggested the Workshop Kitchen, and was the perfect spot! I had a fairly large party - six total - but...More

Thank Melina H
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

We reserved a table based on the trip advisor profile - it is spot on. Fresh creative food, interesting wine... we had the ribeye for 2 and dessert. Trendy yet comfortable on a weeknight. Thanks!

Thank quiensabe2
Reviewed April 3, 2017

I was in Calgary recently and wanted to find an interesting place to eat near my downtown hotel. I happened upon Workshop Kitchen + Culture. It is located in a theatre and has a wonderful atmosphere. The service was terrific, friendly and helpful, but not...More

Thank KeliBelle
Reviewed March 17, 2017

The restaurant is located in a hidden place... you enter and understand that the building was burned and they left some parts to show it... but very interesting. Wine selection is good... could have a bit more, but ok. The food... is really an experience....More

Thank Raphael D
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

I had a lovely time! Firstly, the service was great!!! Our server Jennifer was so friendly, fun and professional and very knowledgeable about the food and wine menu. We came for Big Taste on a Friday night. I had the Beef Tenderloin appy, the Char...More

Thank evelynscott00
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

I had the tasting menu this day and was overwhelmed with the flavours they put together. The tuna was perfectly cooked and the touch of heat with the Asian fusion was excellent.

Thank LISA G
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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, 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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