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Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar, Calgary, AB

Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar

4.3
4.3
554 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar re-defines the Calgary culinary experience with sociables and family-style dining from Alberta’s most trusted producers, farmers and suppliers.

The grand hotel lobby bar embraces guests, perfect for after work drinks and a night shared with friends. The dining room offers a modern vintage experience in a comfortable setting with a rotating menu and carefully crafted wine list.

Paying homage to the past, whilst looking forward to the future - the space sets the stage for old stories to be told and new memories to be made.

Earn reward points with ALL - Accor Live Limitless whenever you have a drink or meal in any of our restaurants or bars, even when you're not staying in the hotel! Reward points can be redeemed at any Fairmont Hotels & Resorts around the world!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 10:30 am–3:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Daily 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 260-1219

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 554 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JG

    JenniferG

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my dear friend to the Hawthorn for a special birthday lunch. Our server Julie was amazing and the food was great. We had such an enjoyable time!
  2. BS

    BevS

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a pleasant surprise! Everything was absolutely perfect. A brunch for a good friend’s birthday and Kendra, (our sweet server), surprised us with a sparking candle in a chocolate mousse cake. Renovations to area were beautiful, wallpaper in bathroom was spectacular. This raises the bar …. Thank you
  3. RF

    RedneckFoodies1

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, our dining experience at Hawthorn was outstanding. Online reservations were easy to make, with plenty of availability on an early Friday evening. The hostess and servers all seemed to genuinely enjoy their work. We were thrilled to have Peter, whose droll summaries of the dining options reflected exactly what he thought. It was also much appreciated to have access to the bar menu in the dining room. The only difference from previous visits was the volume of the music. We prefer fine dining establishments to have little or no music; there seemed to be little difference between the volume in the lobby bar and the actual dining room.
  4. DM

    DarianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant to hold a business meeting. It is not loud and has a very nice ambience.
  5. CR

    CorbenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great service, good food, and an outstanding looking restaurant!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    There to hear a jazz band and to enjoy the atmosphere. Little pricey, good to go once in a blue moon. Otherwise a great time was had.
  7. KB

    KarenB

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love dining at the Hawthorn. It’s elegant, the food is good and it’s a great place to visit with friends.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    Great server, really not loving the new bland contemporary interior, missing the grandiose dining room Food was good
  9. J

    Jayyy

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance - the piano player was amazing, drinks were excellent, service was gold.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great - love a seat by the fire!
  11. CV

    CesarV

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classy and timeless. Great food quality and impecable service
  12. Z

    Zauberin

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The Hawthorn Dining Room at the Palliser Hotel never disappoints. We chose the set menu for New Year's Eve; it offered a choice for each course of the meal. In addition, patrons could order from the Hawthorn's dinner menu. The presentation, the food, the wine list are beyond expectations. We enjoyed our dining experience and we would have enjoyed it more if the volume of the piano music (in the adjacent lounge and coming through the speakers) had been turned down a bit. A subtle background music is a welcome addition to the ambiance when dining; however, this time music did interfere with good conversation as well as the entire dining experience. Regardless, we will return to celebrate Xmas and New Year as we do every year.
  13. M

    Marmalade

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Thank you for the opportunity to express our pleasure and dislikes. The atmosphere & the decor were certainly up to expectations. I brought my 92 year old Mother for lunch . As a family we use to brunch here often and enjoyed both the food and ambiance. We were not impressed with the sterilization bottle, for the table I assume, which was in the same ice bucket sitting next to us that the table water container was sitting in. The menu we both found was very limited in it's choices. And the sandwich, soup/fries/ salad feature had two chicken items on it. A chicken sandwich and chicken soup...I'd suggest the chef rethink the choices offered. The french fries were excellent. The fish was very good and although the batter was tasty it was very very thick and made the two pieces of fish look like fire logs on the plate, visually unappealing. Our female server was attentive, professional and the right amount of friendliness. The music which was at a good volume certainly did not subscribe to pleasant calming dining music. Our last observation was the woman, maitre de, supervisor - not certain of her position however we both found her appearance very unprofessional in blue jeans - fine for Stampede week but this wasn't. I will return for the wonderful lobby and friendliness but not the restaurant unless i learn it has changed a great deal.
  14. SC

    SandraC

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The Hawthorn has a grand feeling which is perfect for a special occasion and the food met that quality, as well. However, my guest and I both felt a little rushed by the server. As we were there for a good visit, we wanted the luxury of time and it wasn't given.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated my mom’s 90th birthday. Everyone enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere- even those with food allergies. It was a wonderful evening.
  16. DT

    DanielleT

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place to meet for a quick brunch.
  17. K

    Kitty

    Calgary

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    The food has gone downhill. We’ve been visiting for Christmas every year and really loved the oyster mushroom dishes with tons of umami before, but this year it was a really an overpowering bean dish garnished with small piece of deep fried mushroom… steak prices were hiked up but a medium rare steak still ended up being tough… endive dish was bitter… steak tartare didn’t taste as fresh as it used to and the toast was kinda stale (it used to be on chips). Duck confit was dry. Overall very lack lustre food. Best thing on the menu was probably the side broccolini. Staff and ambience were still great.
  18. KN

    KurtisN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The service was poor, waiting forever, they were clearly way understaffed. Manager was not helpful, communication about expectations was poor even when they knew there was a problem.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very wonderful lunch, celebrating our anniversary. Our server was extremely attentive and engaging. Amazing experience, thank you!
  20. L

    Lucy

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food...entertainment was wonderful. There were children at the next table watching movies on their phone...the bar is not an appropriate place for this, I wish they had been seated in the restaurant side as this noise interfered with our enjoyment of the band.
  21. JA

    JAH17

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The paired down menu was way too limited. There was a mushroom pasta, I think, if you were vegetarian and other than that it was steak. The food was okay but not great. The drinks were very good and the service was very good. The ambiance with the decorations was very nice. We wouldn’t go back again though for Christmas Eve dinner. When they have their regular menu I’m sure it’s better but the limited menu was too limited.
  22. F

    Felicity

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The Hostess needs to be better trained - checking for a suitable table first before making customers follow. The Hostess tried to force me x2 into the lounge for my reservation for Xmas Eve dinner with my elderly mother. I had to repeatedly say 'No'. Then the Hostess made me follow her aimlessly around the restaurant that was about 2/3 to 3/4 empty (plenty of empty tables), with my elderly mother in tow, who has trouble walking and uses a walking stick, as the Hostess tried to find a table. I found a table for 2 directly in front of us but the Hostess said 'No, you can't sit there'. So we stood there in the middle of the restaurant waiting for the hostess to do something. At that point, I was thinking perhaps it was better we just leave since there was no table the Hostess thought she could seat us at. At the same time, I rolled my eyes at the manager? (man in a suit) who entered & who got us seated at the table for 2, I had pointed out previously. We had the Yuletide Dinner. Soup was delicious. Main course was very good as well as the dessert. The waiter was very good & we appreciated his excellent customer service. The same Hostess when leaving, had her eyes glued to her mobile busy messaging. Not a good look.
  23. AP

    AngelaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service. Environment was very nice n pleasant. Servers r very professional n friendly.
  24. F

    Falunarch

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a very nice dinner in a beautiful setting. I wouldn't say it's intimate, it's a very large room with high ceiling. Food was excellent, service was excellent.
  25. KJ

    KyungaeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was great, nice staff, delicious food, good mood!!
  26. B

    Barb

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    So disappointing. Ordered fish and chips that were not even mediocre. Expensive and nothing extra like a bit of coleslaw. Will never go back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing value for great food, ambiance and location. Enjoyed a team Christmas breakfast and everyone loved Hawthorne.
  28. B

    Bob1274

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The restaurant itself was beautiful and the atmosphere was great. Our cocktails and appetizers were very good. The restaurant was quiet so we were able to visit and have good conversation. I was not overly impressed with your server. They were quite abrupt and reached across the table several times during the meal. Kinda expected more from an upscale restaurant. The rest of my parties meal’s were very good but my steak was over cooked which was disappointing.
  29. JR

    JRSOMEWHERE

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We went for the 3 course Yuletide lunch. 1st course was soup which was excellent. The second course was the turkey plate with all the fixings which was very good. The dessert, was out of place and a disappointment. They were serving a sticky toffee pudding, a personal favourite. It not only lacked flavor, but was served cold with vanilla ice cream that had ice crystals in it. The result was a gummy tasteless end to an otherwise enjoyable meal. The facility was nice, but not overly festive and lighting quite low. The tables are lower than expected and the seating high making it uncomfortable to enjoy your meal. The openness prevents privacy to have intimate conversations. The men's restroom was adequate but very cold. Lastly the service was very good, its sad it ended on with a lacklustre dessert.
  30. YY

    YYC1

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Of our table of four, only one person enjoyed their lunch; my meal was tasteless and another person at our table was shaking salt onto their sandwich to add flavour. The server was nice but was obviously run off her feet covering all of her tables, so we would go long stretches without seeing her. It's really too bad as it used to be a nice treat going to the Palliser for our annual Christmas lunch.
  31. RC

    RobinC

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Server did not greet us until we asked for someone. Poor service overall. The server was not personable or friendly. Food came out way too quickly and the food was not good especially for the high price point. Would definitely not go back.
  32. NS

    NykitaS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a very good time, food was amazing and service was great. However the live band made it hard to have a conversation at times.
  33. m

    matthewo

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We requested a birthday event and there was first squished accommodation even though we made a reservation. The initial seating would have been shoulder to shoulder with other guests. Ambiance is great, Couldn’t believe staff wore jeans. The menu on OpenTable was Not the same as the menu we were given and this as a result there were not many choices to choose from. Plate took over 60 minutes to be served to us. And we received a single small roasted potato like the mini potatoes. And one small broccolini. The plate was empty and Not worth the venue price at all. Over priced no portion to justify the cost and value kept me having to go out for another meal that same evening.
  34. L

    Lori

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed a beautiful 3-course holiday lunch. The food was outstanding… I was impressed by the full attention to detail offered by the experts of the Fairmont Palliser. Sitting in the bar section allowed us to enjoy the beautifully decorated lobby and we enjoyed the carollers. It was a memorable lunch; I’ll be back soon.
  35. RP

    RitaP

    Calgary

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Singers a lovely touch
  36. PH

    PeterH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The setting at this restaurant is perfect for a quiet lunch or dinner. The food was very good and our server was fantastic. Couldn't have found a better place for a Christmas Lunch for my wife and me.
  37. SG

    ShaunaG

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The hostess could not find our reservation for brunch and seemed annoyed and confused. Was rude to us. The seat we had, the couch with a small table and chair was awkward…the couch is so low and you have to stare up at your table mate and your arms do not reach properly. It’s not practical…better for drinks. Service was hurried and rushed but pleasant, they just seemed short staffed. There were dirty glasses from previous night on stage next to us and felt cluttered. Toast was not buttered, came out cold. Smoothy was really good, worth it. Coffee came after food, not great timing. Would not eat there again but would go for drinks.
  38. M

    More

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Love the ambiance
  39. KH

    KeithH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Hawthorn Dining Room is always an elegant place to dine.
  40. HR

    HeidiR

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Had a great meal. Really enjoyed every component. Unfortunately, the waitress mistakenly dropped our desert when clearing the table which resulted in our wine glasses smashing to bits all over us. While i understand it was a mistake and the server was very apologetic, it was very jarring and an upsetting end to our delicious romantic night out. Luckily we were not hurt. Nothing was taken off our bill to compensate for this error either. The server was proficient (aside from this error) but also was not overly warm or friendly.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 260-1219.

Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 554 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar

133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2M3

Additional information

  • Area

    Calgary

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 10:30 am–3:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Daily 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace

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