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Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn

1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N3E3, Canada
+1 877-313-3733
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Ranked #11 of 2,832 restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 10 "A" Street
Transit: Close to Sunnyside C-train station
Description: Chef's Table is an award-winning, upscale 40-seat restaurant residing at Kensington Riverside Inn.Chef's Table, under the direction of the talented Chef de Cuisine Chris Barton, has garnered a loyal following, fantastic reviews and several awards, including the coveted Four-Diamond AAA rating, Best Hotel Dining by Where Magazine for 3 consecutive years including 2011, as well as a Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.From warmth to wine, enjoy soul-repairing cuisine.Come join Chef de Cuisine Chris Barton and his talented team in their open-kitchen and get caught up in their excitement as they bring a modernist approach to classical French dishes, reworking them playfully while keeping their original integrity. Passion fruit replaces tomatoes in a twist on traditional prawn cocktail, while mulled wine is transformed into gel to accompany a game hen, and our crème brulee is deconstructed and artfully presented. A culinary experience to remember, Chef's Table's patrons can enjoy the five-course tasting menus or order à la carte. Wine selections specialize in smaller eclectic producers that pair up brilliantly with Chef selections, and service is unmatched.A sumptuous, warm décor—with dark brown Italian leather Poltrona Frau chairs, white Frette linen tablecloths, contemporary art and rich estate-grey walls trimmed with elegance—invites diners to relax and enjoy.Whether you're staying with us at the Inn, or simply dropping by, Chef's Table pursues perfection in food and service, considering all the details to provide the ultimate dining experience.
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English first
Grand Isle, Vermont
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is one of the better meals I've had in some time. The dishes bring together a mix of expected and unexpected ingredients with great skill. The combination of flavors for my app and entree were quite extraordinary and delightful. Within the last month I have eaten at a 2 star Michelin restaurant. The creations there were more exotic, more... More

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Calgary
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85 reviews 85 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Have been to the Chef's Table many times to dine and enjoyed the food and service. Unfortunately I did not enjoy my app (flavours) nor my entrée (overcooked). My family had mixed feelings--the best results were with dessert. The restaurant was very busy with the wait staff doubling to cover a wedding next door, yet the service did not suffer.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My partner and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner here the night after Valentine's, to avoid the crowds. Our experience was top-notch from the service to the food the classy surroundings with fireplace. The only disappointment was I barely touched my food because I wanted dessert. The waiter packed it up for me with only the lobster and disregarded the rice... More

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Calgary, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We have been meaning to get to Chef's Table for a while as we had heard and read so many great things about it. When we finally got there it was worth the wait. My wife and I had hoped to try the tasting menu with the wine pairing but our guests thought that they may not like some of... More

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Taber, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My wife and I are fortunate to be able to travel extensively. I have a goal to dine at the top 50 restaurants in the world and to date we have done 12 of the place on this years list. We have a vacation home in Las Vegas and frequent some very good place there as well. We have had... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed dinner here for our anniversary. The food was amazing and the service very friendly:)

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Edmonton, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I have to say that the first thing that drew me to this restaurant was the 1,000 pt promo in Opentable. I am very glad that I visited for dinner with a good friend whom I haven't met for a while. I visit Calgary for work and leisure very often and it's curious that I never came across this restaurant... More

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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Had a wonderful brunch here...family friendly and great food! We enjoyed the aesthetics of the restaurant and ambience. Great to walk around Kensington afterwards with the family.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

For a real treat, we recommend this quaint spot. We have eaten there twice and both times were impressed with the excellent food and the sense that "we've been somewhere special." It is fun to watch the chefs prepare one's dinner - makes the meal more of an experience that just a place to get lovely food.

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Calgary, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We were continually impressed with each course which was a masterpiece of art, flavour and appeal. The waiter was "into" each menu choice and made each item sound so appealing that making choices was difficult. I wish I had taken pictures of these mouth watering selctions. Wine choice was outstanding and service was timely with out being obnoxious- in fact... More

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