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The Rimrock Dining Room

#309 of 2,964 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Downtown
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133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M3, Canada (1st ST SW)
+1 403-262-1234
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06:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Fri 06:30 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
Sat 06:30 - 11:30
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is rather unique, high end, great service, $18 for eggs and toast is a bit much, however the smoothies (despite cost) are great.

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Thank Business_gal88
LindsayGallagherPAL, Public Relations Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write this review and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed both your meal and the service. I will be sure to share your insights with our entire food and beverage team. Best regards, Lindsay Gallagher Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser More 

calgary
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674 reviews
512 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reception was warm and friendly. Ambience in the room was cozy and inviting. Service was very good---Thank you Simon. Onion soup--very good. Caesar salad was OK--too much lettuce. Rib Eye was done very well----Filet of Cod--very nice. Chocolate cake was delicious. Overall----very enjoyable. As a final comment, the greatness of the room is becoming a bit tired. But certainly recommended.

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Thank alan a
LindsayGallagherPAL, Public Relations Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review, Alan. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal-- I will pass on your compliments to the Chef and the rest of the team in the Rimrock. Warm regards, Lindsay Gallagher Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser More 

Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Dined at the Rimrock Room last night, and would have to say that there are definitely better places to eat in Calgary.. I had the French onion soup which was palatable only after adding a LOT of salt. My husband had the duck confit ravioli which was pretty good. My beef tenderloin was perfectly cooked to a medium rare, and... More 

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Thank singingmel
LindsayGallagherPAL, Public Relations Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am sorry to hear that we did not "wow" you and please know that the food and beverage team have already discussed the items you mentioned here, so we may improve on our guest experience going forward. Warm regards, Lindsay Gallagher Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser More 

Montréal
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133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We had dinner in the Rimrock dining room (we had brunch there a couple of months ago). Beautiful decor, gas fireplace, comfortable seats. The food was excellent. The tartare was one of the best we ever had and the duck confit was palate pleasing. The beef cheecks were tender and tasty. I opted for the rib eye and asked for... More 

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Thank KatherinePakatra
LindsayGallagherPAL, Public Relations Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about your experience in the Rimrock Dining Room. I will pass on your kind words to the team and we hope to see you again very soon! Best regards, Lindsay Gallagher Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser More 

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

You can't beat this place for old world ambience and charm. The service was friendly, prompt and attentive too. But decor and staff just can't make up for what should be the shining focus of an expensive restaurant, the FOOD. Both of our breakfasts had to be sent back for being undercooked and cold. When the orders arrived the second... More 

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Thank Lori V
LindsayGallagherPAL, Public Relations Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time you share your experience with us, Lori and I am very sorry to hear about what sounds like a very disappointing meal. Please know that feedback like this is the only way we can improve our guest experience, so it is very much appreciated. I will be in touch personally to review your experience... More 

Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were invited to The Rimrock for dinner over the weekend. What a terrible meal I had served. The fillet of fish was full of bones, it was a terribly small portion and the vegetables consisted of a few kidney beans sprinkled around the plate. And the carrot cake dessert was also terrible … luckily had enough beer and coffee... More 

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Thank Frank S
LindsayGallagherPAL, Public Relations Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the opportunity to review your dinner in our Rimrock Dining Room. What you have described is not at all the experience we wish our guests to have and for that I am very sorry. I will be reaching out to you personally to discuss this in further detail. Sincerely, Lindsay Gallagher Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser More 

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

The afternoon tea was horrible. I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian with Celiac Disease. I made a reservation in advance and advised of my dietary requirement. I sent an email and never got a confirmation so I called to make sure they had the info. When the waiter confirmed who needed the special meal he had it that I had a... More 

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Thank AMS3015
LindsayGallagherPAL, Public Relations Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you very much for providing this very important feedback to us. I am very sorry to hear about your afternoon tea experience and I want you to know that we have now made the appropriate changes to our menu to accommodate those with dietary restrictions. We hope you will give us the opportunity to create a positive experience the... More 

Hope Island, Australia
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Fairmont on the 29th December and walked in with my wife at 6pm and asked for a table for 2. The lady responded rudely and said no sorry we are booked out. There was only one table occupied (about 8 people). Anyway we walked out and my wife said that it wasn't good enough so went... More 

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Thank RockyD1973
LindsayGallagherPAL, Public Relations Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to bring this to our attention. The experience you are describing is the opposite of the guest experience we aim to provide here at the Fairmont Palliser, so please accept my sincerest apologies. I will be reaching out with a private message, so please watch for that. Best regards, Lindsay Gallagher Communications... More 

California
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93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had breakfast here and were very please with the delicious food and variety of food. Everything was fresh and well prepared. The coffee was excellent.

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Thank minuit1942
FairmontPalliser, Public Relations Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Come back during the festive season, so many delicious menus to try! Best, Jacqueline Tyler Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser More 

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Warning - this is your typical fine dining experience. It's got the old school fancy menu. If you're looking for a modern menu, this is not the place for you. We got a cozy table right by the fireplace. We had the crab cakes and Caesar salad to start, it was run of the mill. The avocado aioli with the... More 

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Thank Jamie A
FairmontPalliser, Public Relations Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this review

Dear Jamie, Thank you for your review - we are so pleased you found our décor and dining to satisfy your desire of 'early 30s' - we are passionate about timeliness cusine and invite you to join us over the holiday season as well as we host many festive dining options! Best, Jacqueline Tyler Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M3, Canada
    (1st ST SW)
  • Public Transportation: Access via Calgary Transit.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-262-1234

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?