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Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn

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1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N3E3, Canada (10 "A" Street)
Close to Sunnyside C-train station
+1 877-313-3733
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This restaurant is at Kensington Riverside Inn
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Chef's Table is an award-winning, upscale 40-seat restaurant residing at...
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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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine dining at its best

Cozy and intimate dining experience in a beautiful setting along the river. Very well put together, but its small, so you will need reservations.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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calgary
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calgary
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Cozy and intimate dining experience in a beautiful setting along the river. Very well put together, but its small, so you will need reservations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great atmosphere and food. Presentation, quality and quantity superb. Stephanie, our waitress, was amazing even under stressful circumstances as the other waitress called off. Really worth a visit!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Enjoyed breakfast twice while staying at the Inn. The menu includes an excellent frittata which I recommend enthusiastically: it's served with wafer thin ham and arugula. Delicious!! The atmosphere is just perfect in the mornings: seemingly unhurried, yet prompt service with a peaceful ambience. Excellent service both days from Nahla. Wish I could have sampled the dinner menu, which looks... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went here for a special occasion as our first time here. The food was average at best and lacked flavour and flare. One bottle of average wine and dinner was $330. If your looking for a very good French influence go to Cassis

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

First time at Chef's table. The service was exceptional and the food well executed. Started with an amuse bouche of puree celery root with truffle oil. It was a lovely way to wake up the palette. For appies, we had the froie gras, gnocchi and frogs leg. The froie gras was nice and rich, but the gnocchi was to die... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Friendly professional service. Imaginative dishes with some very novel ideas, warm caviar and monkfish with a hint of curry, superb. Very good house wines by the glass.

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Victoria Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One for the best brunches I have ever had. Not only is the food great but the presentation is worth the price of admittance.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had a work function here, which was lovely. The food was great, but it was extremely hot in both the lobby and the dining room, to the point of being uncomfortable

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My wife and I ate here for a casual date. Service was fantastic, very personal. Nice atmosphere as well. Really like the venue. Food was well played and creative, but we thought the flavours should have been richer/fuller (we had the elk and lamb). Overall a gem for the neighbourhood though.

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Calgary, AB Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We both ordered a la carte fish - two types. Expensive, dry and overcooked. Did not taste overly fresh. We live in the area of this restaurant and were excited to try it. Disappointing. Service was fine.

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Additional Information about Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn

Address: 1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N3E3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-313-3733
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  7:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  7:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  7:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  7:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 am  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $31 to $50
Cuisine: Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N3E3, Canada
    (10 "A" Street)
  • Public Transportation: Close to Sunnyside C-train station
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 877-313-3733

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $31 to $50
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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