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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 #66 of 2,881 restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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84% Recommend
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Enjoyed the cozy feeling of the dining room. Menu was unique. Chef was very accommodating with dietary restrictions and waiter knowledgeable about wine and food menu. Interesting diverse crowd was good for people watching. Food was good l

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were celebrating my wife's 65th birthday. I had asked for and they provided at beautiful longstem rose that was at the table when we arrived. My wife was impressed. My wife had the halibut and said it was excellent. I had the lamb. It was fatty and tough, very disappointing. The service was excellent. The wine, as is increasingly... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had heard from various people that this was a great place to dine and yes, we knew it was going to be expensive, but when the food and service don't warrant the price it was a bust! We had the Chef's Tasting menu and two of our table of four opted for the premium wine pairing. The food was... More

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I took my wife and kids to the Chef's Table for Mother's Day brunch yesterday. I read the reviews and everything was positive, I guess I should of did more research. We where seated promptly and had our drink orders taken fairly quick. The menu had only 4 main items on it. My wife and I had the Eggs Benedict... More

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Grand Isle, Vermont
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
13 reviews 13 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
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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