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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 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 ...

Date of visit: June 2017
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

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank conorm845
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

Had the gluten free polenta. It tasted great. Strong espresso. Interesting vibe about the place. Wasn't crowded at lunch.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Giridhar R
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

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank pieried
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

Date of visit: May 2017
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.

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank RShaunP_12
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!

Date of visit: May 2017
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

Date of visit: April 2017
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!

Date of visit: April 2017
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

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank KeliBelle
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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, Romantic, Groups
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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