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The Guild, Calgary, AB

The Guild

4.6
4.6
1412 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Steak
The Guild exemplifies a new and exciting take on the finest traditions of butchery, cookery and bar-keeping. The name is inspired by guild halls from the past, which served as a meeting places and secret societies for artists and merchants. Honouring local beef, game and fowl, and utilizing traditional cooking techniques over wood and coal, The Guild chefs are preparing a fitting homage to proud Canadian carnivores.

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2 people

19:30


Booked 29 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Canadian, Grill

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 1:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 770-2313

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Shawn Jackson

  • Private party facilities

    The Guild offers semi-private dining spaces, ideal for corporate dinners, intimate social celebrations, summer patio parties and more. The restaurant is also available for private buyouts. Our sister venues — Hudson and Sub Rosa — offer additional unique and customizable spaces for all types of events.

  • Private party contact

    Event Specialist: (403) 351-3771

  • Area

    Calgary

  • Cross Street

    1st Street South West

  • Parking Details

    Parking is conveniently located at The Core (751 3rd Street SW). Alternatively, guests may park at the lot located at 404 9th Ave. SW.

  • Public Transit

    The Guild is easily accessible via the C train. If you are traveling from the east, get off the train at 1st Street SW and walk south towards Stephen Ave. If you are traveling from the west, get off at Centre Street and walk south to Stephen Ave.

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 14:00 - 16:00, 16:00 - 18:00,Fri - 14:00 - 16:00, 16:00 - 18:00,Sat - 14:00 - 18:00
    Join us daily from 2pm–6pm for Happy Hour! We’re serving up $10 glasses of sangria and margaritas, $5 glasses of Trolley 5 draught beer, 6oz glasses of wine for $6, and more. And if that weren’t sweet enough, we also have delicious bar bites to enjoy!
  • Half-Priced Wine

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Wed - 11:30 - 16:00, 16:00 - 21:00,Thu - 11:30 - 16:00, 16:00 - 22:00
    Food and wine go hand-in-hand so we’re offering half-priced select bottles of wine when you dine with us from Tuesday to Thursday. From an easy weeknight dinner to a weekend feast, this is a deal you can always cheers to!

What 1,412 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

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  1. A

    Alexa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    4 expensive meals that came out very quickly and seemed like they came out of a package. Our waitress was extremely rude and brought our bill before we even finished our meals. First and last time there.
  2. H

    Heather

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food wasn’t great but nice atmosphere. I would go back for cocktails but not to eat.
  3. B

    Brando

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We found the ribeye a little boring, not much flavour (could use some seasoning) Jerk chicken, Mac N Cheese and Brussel Sprouts were delicious. Price was a little high
  4. R

    Richard

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really impressed with our server Russ. Food was, as always, fantastic.
  5. KS

    KatalinS

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great food, great service. The trifecta of a great dining experience. :)
  6. KR

    KathyR

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic patio, people watching, and delicious food!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience all around. Good food, service and ambiance.
  8. WL

    WestLake

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great evening.
  9. VG

    VictoriaG

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will be back, loved it all, especially our server, came to our table with a wonderful smile every time.
  10. NS

    NohaS

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    I like the food and usually get an amazing experience during lunch hour. This time I didn't like the whole experience. First the food took a while to arrive. Second the server rushed us to the bill once we have finished the food. Didn't seem very confident that we will pay and wanted us out from there as soon as possible. We weren't drunk or loud for this attitude. I might visit the place for lunch but not for supper. Thanks
  11. JK

    JillaKendra

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything ordered was simply delicious, with excellent service received. We will definitely return for another scrumptious meal.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome and service was great.
  13. TP

    ThePyes

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Service was excellent, food preparation was good, food quality was fair. We had the Calami on the servers recommendation. It announced itself with a strong fishy smell when brought to the table. The Calamari was prepared well, but the breading was excessive and distracted from the flavor of the seafood. I would not order that appetizer again. We should have ordered the smoky deviled eggs. Cocktails were mixed well, and the burnt cherry Manhattan was delivered with smoke, but was overpriced at $25 ea. Our server recommended the aged beef, but when we decided to try the strip loin and tenderloin cuts we learned they were not aged 28 days. Our server recommended the 32 oz Tomahawk! Way too much for us to eat at one sitting. We could get 6 meals out of 32 oz of beef protein. My wife ordered the tenderloin and Since I wanted to try the 28 day aged beef, I ordered the 12 oz Rib Eye. Meh. I was not at all impressed with the cut even though it was perfectly seasoned and grilled. Since this was a birthday celebration we opted to splurge a bit and accepted the servers recommendations. He was obviously upselling as trained, but in the end we feel it backfired because we are not very likely to return. We decided to skip desert because we felt uncomfortably bloated by the meal. The heavily breaded calamari was IMHO a mistake. In summary; The Guild is a nice restaurant in an old portion of the Bay department store. We think it would be a great place to meet friends for a few drinks and appetizers. $$$ out of $$$$ is probably right if you don’t allow tue server to upsell you. If you want to ask for a great server by name, ask for Russell but recognize he will upsell you if you accept his recommendations. And he is quite biased about the food provided. They do not have the best calamari in Calgary. That would be Buon Giorno’s on 17th ave, they have the best calamari.
  14. F

    Ferg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, service was friendly & fast, ambience was lovely.
  15. JB

    JaymeB

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sitting on the patio with sun shining and people walking through Stephen Ave was so exciting again! Our waiter was attentive and prompt and very friendly. The food was fantastic and all of his suggestions were perfect.
  16. AB

    AndreeaB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Food was delicious :) would definitely come back.
  17. B

    Brian

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was excellent. Great place, fabulous pizza. They had my favourite beer too.
  18. MD

    MarkDH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Russell was a great server and the food and drinks were excellent!
  19. S

    Sarabeth

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Overall, the experience was fantastic! I highly recommend it!!
  20. P

    Patrizia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Russell was amazing. Very friendly and attentive to our needs. We Enjoyed chatting with him. Food was delicious- the gnocchi were amazing, pasta bolognese was like homemade and the beef back ribs appetizer was great too. Amazing carrot cake! No kids menu but our kids are a bit older so they enjoyed the regular entrees.
  21. MH

    MalloryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered the jerk chicken and carrot cake and it was absolute delicious. Love the vibe of the restaurant very chill, staff was amazing.
  22. CZ

    ColetteZ

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service amd food were amazing!
  23. H

    Heather

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Russell was a great host to our table, and he was correct “the best carrot cake, ever!”
  24. AS

    AleahS

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food here, as always, was wonderful. The side Mac and Cheese and Carrot Cake are those of regular cravings! This said, the reason for the review is for the extremely pleasant and wonderful service from Mitch. I hope the next time I visit, I have the pleasure of having him as my server again!
  25. RJ

    RayJay

    Grand Rapids

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service Do not miss the cheesecake Incredible
  26. AM

    AMMM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location for business lunches. The staff are always extremely helpful and professional. We always get seated promptly and are able to have our meals within a very reasonable time. I have booked this restaurant 3 times for business lunches (twice this week) and it has always been a hit! Thanks.
  27. T

    Thefairreviewer

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Went to the guild for lunch with a colleague. Made reservations with no option to sit outside which was disappointing (just bar and table I believe were the options). Showed up on time and was pleased to find seating was available on the patio (it filled up VERY quickly at 12:000 noon) which is why I chose the Guild for a weekday lunch downtown originally. Service was OK and met expectations. Food was good. Price was in line with what a "business lunch" for two should be expected. Hard to beat the location on a nice day for lunch downtown during the summer--good people watching, pleasant atmosphere. I'd absolutely go back for lunch to sit outside on a nice summer day during the week.
  28. TR

    TatianaR

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience overall! Highly recommend.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Our server was very awkward.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is incredible! Not only was the service above average, the food was amazing and the wine list was excellent! Will definitely visit again.
  31. TM

    TaraM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went and we had the seafood risotto and mahi mahi. Absolutely delicious. Our server Mitchell was so pleasant and made our dinner experience that much more.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous meal here tonight with a great waiter, Russell. He made some wonderful suggestions, such as the calamari, which honestly may have been the best I’ve ever eaten … so tender and crispy!! My husband and I had pasta (bolognese and gnocchi), both were excellent. Russell also suggested the carrot cake for dessert, but since we couldn’t eat another bite…we got it “to go!” So glad we did, it was yummy!! Thanks for a terrific meal!
  33. R

    Robin

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food
  34. TN

    TylerN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The atmosphere of the restaurant was great and the food was fairly priced and came in good serving sizes.
  35. RC

    RC02

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I booked a table of 8 for an office lunch. I specifically asked for fries without salt. The fries were very dry and there were some salt mixed in it. The burger was very tasty. The waitress only topped up the water for the guys and I never got a refill for my water for the entire time. Wish the service will be more consistent. I like the outdoor atmosphere and do like the location for the office lunch.
  36. R

    Richard

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paige was fantastic. Food is 10/10.
  37. MF

    MrsFactorA

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was a great night out. Service was excellent. Food overall was very good. Loved the seafood risotto and brussel sprouts. However, Tomahawk steak was way to rare on inside and too chard on the outside.
  38. AK

    AllieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely incredible. Pricey, but so worth it. Perfectly located for some people watching, very attentive staff. Would highly recommend. Definitely visiting again!
  39. KS

    KirstinS

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took my Dad to dinner before the flames game. Our server was lovely, very sweet and gave us just the right amount of attention without being overbearing. The calamari came out within minutes of ordering it and the seafood risotto was incredibly flavourful. Wonderful meal. Thank you to the team at the Guild for another lovely evening.
  40. KG

    KimG

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a one night stopover in Calgary, after a Rocky Mountaineer trip. We chose this restaurant using opentable reviews…. And happy with our choice. Nice atmosphere, attentive service and very tasty food. No TVs, which we liked…. We dropped one star as the tables are close and the place gets packed. Getting to/from your table takes maneuvering, which in a COVID environment isn’t great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Guild using the Order Online button.

The Guild is rated 4.6 stars by 1412 OpenTable diners.

The Guild does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:30


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Guild

200 8 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1B5

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    1st Street South West

  • Area

    Calgary

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 1:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Canadian, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking is conveniently located at The Core (751 3rd Street SW). Alternatively, guests may park at the lot located at 404 9th Ave. SW.

  • Public Transit

    The Guild is easily accessible via the C train. If you are traveling from the east, get off the train at 1st Street SW and walk south towards Stephen Ave. If you are traveling from the west, get off at Centre Street and walk south to Stephen Ave.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Shawn Jackson

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (403) 770-2313

  • Private party facilities

    The Guild offers semi-private dining spaces, ideal for corporate dinners, intimate social celebrations, summer patio parties and more. The restaurant is also available for private buyouts. Our sister venues — Hudson and Sub Rosa — offer additional unique and customizable spaces for all types of events.

  • Private party contact

    Event Specialist: (403) 351-3771

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