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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 - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
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: Breakfast, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GREAT FOOD + SMALL VENUE = EXCEPTIONAL EVENING

Wonderful - small venue - terrific food - superb service!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2012
Susie S
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Houston, Texas
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

We made reservations for a table for three for 8:45 on a Saturday night. We arrived right on time and I don't know if they were short staffed that night but we waited in the lobby/lounge for at least five minutes before someone walked by to tell us they'd "be with us in a moment". We sat down in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
WernaCalgary, General Manager at Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Good afternoon and thank you for your honest feedback of your experience at Chef's Table. We constantly strive to provide the highest level of professional service and quality food, regardless of our staffing situations, and I would like to apologize for your less than average experience. I assure you your concerns will be addressed with all necessary staff and management... More 

Houston, Texas
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Wonderful - small venue - terrific food - superb service!

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Calgary
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Food was very good but restaurant was not very busy and very expensive.

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WernaCalgary, General Manager at Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Good morning and thank you for your candid review of your experience at Chef's Table. Word-of-mouth is still the best type of marketing, and I wanted to let you know of our new lighter fare menu being launched this week. This menu will be available Monday through Thursday, and allows guests to create their own 2 or 3-course meal, an... More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Not a place for a bowl of cereal, but terrific for an upscale breakfast. Very interesting dishes, beautifully executed. I had eggs benedict with smoked salmon and spinach, accompanied by herbed home fries. One of the best breakfasts I've ever had.

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Had a wonderful evening with family at Chef's Table on March 30, 2012. Food was incredible and the service impeccable! Thanks to all for their siuggestions. We'll be back.

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WernaCalgary, General Manager at Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Good morning and thank you for your wonderful review of your experience at Chef's Table. As we are all busy with our daily lives, I truly appreciate you taking the time to complete this review and allow people to share in your experience. No amount of marketing will ever replace the value of word-of-mouth, and I truly appreciate your patronage... More 

Wetaskiwin, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

I loved the concept of the kitchen being open to the dining area. It was interesting to see the chefs cooking your food and the food was just spectacular. The service was prompt and professional.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
WernaCalgary, General Manager at Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review

It is with great pride that we accept your wonderful feedback of our facility, in which all of our staff and management take great pride and ownership. I will be sure to share your comments with everyone as it will energize and motivate them to continue to do what they do best, provide great food and service! We hope to... More 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

We were seeking a more than ordinary way to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary and chose the special event at KRI/Chef's Table because of the timing and venue. What a windfall and proof that anything worthwhile is worth waiting for...this was extraordinary in every detail and delightful in personalities, product, presentation and party atmosphere. We had a memorable evening and plan... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Very much enjoyed Avenue Dinner Series at the Riverside - what a wonderful menu, and food / wine was fantastic! I hope to visit again in the summer, out on the patio!

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Calgary
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Not only was the food superb but the attention to our party's needs was also outstanding. We required a quiet atmosphere for our hearing impaired guest as well as a vegetarian menu for another guest. We were also celebrating a birthday and that was also taken care of. The service was amazing - thanks Hans!

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Red Deer, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

My wife and I were guests at the hotel and were treated to breakfast in the morning. I thoroughly enjoyed the eggs benedict while my wife enjoyed the sweet potato hash. The server was exceptional, bright and cheery. It was great to see the chef work right there in the kitchen, too. Our food was delicious and well-prepared. The plating... More 

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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 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?