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“Fantastic Meal & Service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn

Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn
1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N3E3, Canada
+1 877-313-3733
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Ranked #156 of 2,927 Restaurants in Calgary
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.
Calgary, Canada
1 review
“Fantastic Meal & Service!”
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.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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WernaCalgary, General Manager at Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review, April 12, 2012
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 and hope to welcome you back again very soon.

Yours in Hospitality,

Werna Maurer
Hotel Manager
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Wetaskiwin, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Beautiful & Intimate”
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.

Visited March 2012
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WernaCalgary, General Manager at Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review, April 12, 2012
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 welcome you back again soon to try our Spring menu...

Yours in Hospitality,

Werna Maurer
Hotel Manager
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Chef's Table & Avenue Magazine---What a Pairing!”
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 to return in May for our "church" Wedding Anniversary!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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“Really Fabulous food - WOW!”
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!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“One of the best meals I have had in Calgary!”
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!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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