Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar
Love that you serve gluten free pancakes.
The Hawthorn Dining Room is a refreshing change from the old Rimrock Room in the Palliser Hotel. It is reasonably priced, has a lively atmosphere with attentive service and a delicious shareables menu (similar to small plates or tapas style offerings). A nice addition to the Calgary downtown restaurant scene.
Anniversary with my girlfriend. Everything was spot on once again. Thank you!!!
First the service. From being greeted to leaving everyone was impeccable. Prasad recommended a fabulous wine that paired perfectly with our meal. Olivia was our very attentive server, explaining the details of the courses, recommending alternatives, and executing our requests. She made the evening very enjoyable.
Second the food. Smooth, delicious liver mousse, perfectly prepared rare steak, and large carrots that were tender and so flavorful. Strawberry and peach galette...fabulous.
Birthday! Our waiter (cannot rembember his name, but was philipino) was amazing, he made the experience truly spectacular!
Anniversary, we enjoyed it
Great atmosphere and the food was amazing! Will definitely be back!
On line menu did not reflect the time of day we dined. But they were very accommodating allowing us to still order breakfast. Very friendly staff and the food was excellent.
Great new place to have a nice cocktail or a nice dinner. Located in the Fairmont Hotel.
First off lovely greeting as we were welcome at reception. Immaculate new design makes this one of the sexiest rooms in Calgary easily. Service from Joe was friendly and a real pleasure. Ambience was great as the restaurant was busy but we never felt overwhelmed by noise or commotion. Food came out delicious and on point. Cocktails as well were creative and playful. A true Calgary culinary staple. Can’t wait to return!!! Oh, and the CTC crepe dessert is the best dessert hands down.
Went for the 1st time to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Ordered cocktails, oysters, tuna, asparagus, Arctic Char & scallops - everything was absolutely delicious! We also had a bottle of Prosecco - our server accidentally poured some into my husband’s empty cocktail glass, but immediately apologized & ended up giving us another bottle on the house ‘cause of his mistake. He also brought us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. We highly recommend this restaurant & will definitely go back.
Could have been a 4 or 5 but the service experience was strange, we were a couple ordering 4 dishes, everything came at once, when we notified the waiter he mentioned everything comes out as it’s ready but again, all came at once, he walked away and didn’t address. Had to kind of rush through eating as certain dishes like the char wouldn’t have been warm if we waited to eat it. Food was beautifully prepared overall. Highly recommend the tuna appy. Barrata seemed a little hard for my liking, served with an excessive amount of tapenade. Server tried to resolve with giving us dessert to make up for the mistake, not really dessert people and left feeling disappointed. Was expecting better service and don’t know if this is a one off.
We went to the Hawthorne to celebrate our 53wedding anniversary. The service we received was very special. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.
We returned here for breakfast because the dinner we enjoyed previously was so wonderful. We were not disappointed. Our server was delightful, efficient and knowledgable. We both ordered the eggs benny and found them delicious with very ample servings. I look forward to returning
We came for afternoon tea and unfortunately the food was not up to par. The sandwiches were dried out and not much food at all. The equivalent of perhaps one regular sized sandwich and piece of pie with a pot of tea $130, not worth the price at all. I would rather order lunch off the regular menu. The service was great and the ambience was wonderful.
We would highly recommend Hawthorn. It was a spectacular meal, fabulous ambience and the service was superior. We were celebrating an anniversary and they made it a very special occasion for us! Thank you!!
The food was excellent, as was the service. Our dining experience here was a highlight of our weekend stay in Calgary. We will definitely return!
Outstanding! Especially liked Joe the server, and the secret Birthday dessert. Would highly recommend.
Amazing! Loved the avocado toast, and the room is spectacular!
Very underwhelming. Expected more from a hotel that promotes itself as luxury
We went in for my girlfriends birthday and Renata was in tip top form and the food was delicious! We had all of the seafood dishes and couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. Amanda came by and elevated an already great experience even more with her charm and charisma. Definitely coming back!
Great food, great service. Great update on the interior. A good place for a quiet meal or just for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Would go there again.
Overall a good experience. Meant for sharing. Some excellent ideas and dishes. Favorites were the Albacore tuna, roasted lamb, and duck confit. Service was friendly . If you want a slower paced meal I suggest you order some food initially and order more later.
Amazing experience at Hawthorn last night! The newly renovated space is just stunning! Travis our server was knowledgeable, friendly and funny! Oh and the food..... WOW. It’s a sharing style menu and what a great and interactive way of eating. We were there for 2 hours and had the albacore tuna (to die for), nduja, endive salad, duck confit, Arctic char, pork belly, Brussel sprouts and carrots. Every dish was perfect! To finish we had the Mille crepe cake. Thanks for an amazing evening and we will be back!
Our server was amazing
Best place in Calgary I highly recommend
The manager Amanda came to our table, very personalized service
Food was just ok but service and ambiance was amazing! It’s a great place for brunch and dinner and for special occasion.
Will return again for sure.
We selected a very expensive beef that was too tough to chew.
Came in for anniversary and was treated really well by staff members. The surprise dessert and cocktails are amazing!
The renovation of the restaurant is really well done- the inside is beautiful. $16-$18 cocktails are pricier than other places but that comes with the territory .The scallops were so buttery and well-cooked. They paid for the dessert when I advised the restaurant ahead of time that the dinner was to celebrate a birthday- I always appreciate restaurants who do that, it is a thoughtful gesture.
Went to Hawthorn for a great lunch. We had the Char, Prawn Cocktail, and the amazing CTC Crepe dessert. Definitely my favourite restaurant in Calgary. Thank you for everything!
The food at the Hawthorn is nothing short of amazing. The bread, Arctic char, steak frites, endive salad and carrots all artistically presented and oh so delicious. If you are in Calgary and dine here you are in for a real treat!
Reliably excellent drinks
Another great meal in hawthorn! Enjoyed the virgin Cesar and the chicken sandwich. Will definitely Come back
Great waiter. Thoughtfully explained the menu offerings.
When arriving at Hawthorns they have no menu service during the day from 2-6 or something like that. They accommodated us and let us use the lunch menu. Still think they should never have renovated as both the environment and food were better at the Fairmont before the change.
Stopped by with my colleagues for a quick drink to unwind after a meeting. We all sat at the bar in the new restaurant and were helped by your lovely and knowledgeable bartender Jordan. She took us through some of the drink and food options and recommended the in house specialty beer, which was fantastic. Snacks were complimentary as well which was a nice surprise. Overall great experience and will definitely recommend Hawthorn back at the office.
Beautiful restaurant and great food. The cocktails are amazing too.
Chef has done an excellent job of blending flavors so that each dish is balanced and exquisite. We had four sharing dishes plus two desserts and loved everything. The concept of sharing was a lot of fun. We enjoyed the food so much that we went back again the next night and were very happy with the additional plates that we enjoyed. A great experience overall! The service was attentive and pleasant as well!
Awesome food and great service
Shrimp toast Benny: cold wet “toast” topped with a smear of avocado, cold cucumbers, cold shrimp and a cold fried egg - drowning in room temperature hollandaise sauce. Inedible! I would have sent it back but by the time a server came by we did not have time to reorder anything.