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Essence - Westin Calgary

A place to replenish. Whether sitting down for a business meeting or a special occasion, you’ll enjoy the fabulous menu with a focus on nutrition & which showcases Alberta's many flavors.
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63 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
(63 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 63 reviews
5 stars
(18)
4 stars
(31)
3 stars
(6)
2 stars
(7)
1 star
(1)
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for lunch(36)
  • good for groups(20)
  • fit for foodies(9)
  • great for brunch(8)
  • neighborhood gem(8)
  • special occasion(5)
Essence - Westin Calgary Reviews List
Review 1 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 04/02/2016
 2015
Dined on 04/02/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 04/02/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch
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Review 2 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 04/02/2016
 2014
Dined on 04/02/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 04/02/2016
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 3 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 05/02/2016
 2013
Dined on 05/02/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 05/02/2016
 2013
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Review 4 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 02/02/2016
 2012
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Review 5 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 28/01/2016
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 6 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great for Business Lunches

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Dined on 11/01/2016
 2011
Dined on 11/01/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The staff are professional, the restaurant is quiet and the food is good. It's easy to get and most times you don't need a reservation."
Dined on 11/01/2016
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 7 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

great service and excellent variety

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"service is fantastic, and the breakfast buffet has excellent variety of fresh food choices and an omelet bar ."
Dined on 20/01/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 8 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 06/01/2016
 2011
Dined on 06/01/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 06/01/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 9 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good place for a quick breakfast/brunch

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"The food was standard, the service was excellent. We were in and out in less than an hour. No complaints at all."
Dined on 01/01/2016
 2013
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Review 10 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Not Worth It!

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Dined on 21/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 21/12/2015
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Service was good, portions were ridiculously small, food was cold, two of the three meals were under cooked, Tuna meals were fishy, food did not appear fresh, soup was look warm at best, I was starved, had to go to the Keg after the meal for an appetizer to fill up! couldn't afford it after paying the bill!!"
Dined on 21/12/2015
 2015
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Review 11 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Convenient and Good Food

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Dined on 15/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 15/12/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This restaurant was booked for client lunch meeting. The wait staff were excellent and professional and efforts were made to get our order in ahead of a much bigger table of about 20. The food was also very good. The ambience was ok as most tables were just placed in a large open space. Overall more than suitable for the occasion."
Dined on 15/12/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food is consistent and fresh. Hidden gem.

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/12/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/12/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 13 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/12/2015
 2008
Dined on 10/12/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/12/2015
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 04/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 04/12/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 04/12/2015
 2015
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Review 15 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The welcome was warm. the food good and the atmosphere condusive to good conversation with my guest."
Dined on 25/11/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 16 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 13/11/2015
 2015
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Review 17 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/11/2015
 2011
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Review 18 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 05/11/2015
 2008
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 19 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 21/10/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 20 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 21/10/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Bad Service

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I made reservation but definitely didn't need to as the person said ok when I told her I had a reservation. No name needed. IT was nearly empty. I am lactose intolerant and the server couldn't understand what it was. The food was ok at the end but the service was awful. We were 4 and 3 had the brunch and liked it. I had to ask her twice for a menu as she still couldn't get why I couldn't take the brunch. Not friendly and definitely no smile!"
Dined on 04/10/2015
 2014
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Review 22 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 01/10/2015
 2009
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Review 23 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great business lunch!

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 22/09/2015
 2015
Dined on 22/09/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I really love the staff at this restaurant they are very attentive when you need them but otherwise they give you the privacy to have a productive business lunch. The food is great and the prices are reasonable."
Dined on 22/09/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 24 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food for everyone. Great staff.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The staff have been there a long time and know the menu well. They advise you when it changes and are happy to bring you things from the old menu. They are very friendly and customer focused and recognize and acknowledge repeat customers. It is a great place to take someone for lunch as you can enjoy a good meal and it is easy to carry on a conversation.
I am a regular and whenever I bring new people there, they become repeat customers.
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Dined on 22/09/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 27/03/2015
 2006
Dined on 27/03/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 27/03/2015
 2006
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Review 26 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Perfect for a business lunch meeting.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 18/09/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 27 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 08/09/2015
 2014
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Review 28 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/08/2015
 2010
Dined on 01/08/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 01/08/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch
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Review 29 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 22/06/2015
 2014
Dined on 22/06/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 22/06/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 30 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Easy to converse and outstanding service.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 27/07/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 31 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 15/06/2015
 2014
Dined on 15/06/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 15/06/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 32 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 25/05/2015
 2013
Dined on 25/05/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 25/05/2015
 2013
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 33 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 21/05/2015
 2007
Dined on 21/05/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 21/05/2015
 2007
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Review 34 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

I enjoy the food and atmosphere.

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Dined on 19/05/2015
 2014
Dined on 19/05/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 19/05/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 35 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

The selection of the buffet is not worth $42.

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The cheese and cold cut platter were melting and sweating due to being under the heat lamp for who knows how long. There was only one type of cheese and one type of cold cut offered. The fresh food, like the fruit was not replenished enough, plates sat empty or partially empty, there was limited selection. Eggs Benedict comes with holandaise sauce, you shouldn't have to ask for it. Our server Jill was really attentive, that was appreciated. We assumed for Mother's Day, the overall service with the host and cooking staff would be at higher standards. Very disappointed and frankly embarrassed to have brought our mom there for her special day."
Dined on 10/05/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 36 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/05/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch
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Review 37 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/05/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 38 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Mothers day brunch?

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/05/2015
 2011
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Review 39 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Breakfast and service was great!!

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 25/04/2015
 2013
Dined on 25/04/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 25/04/2015
 2013
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 40 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 23/04/2015
 2015
Dined on 23/04/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 23/04/2015
 2015
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Review 41 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Service & friendliness of staff is exceptional!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The staff working at Essence are all very friendly - the service is exceptional. The staff remember you and they remember what you like to eat and drink - they are amazing - really - Essence is worth it for the staff. If you want to take someone for a business lunch, then Essence is the place to do it because of the staff and the ambiance -you can actually hear a conversation. The food is of "Westin" quality as well, and, the location is good."
Dined on 13/03/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great restaurant with a good selection of appetizers and snacks. A hidden gem in downtown Calgary. It is a little less noisy than most restaurants and pubs so its good for business lunches."
Dined on 03/03/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 43 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Outstanding food and service!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Delicious food! The menu has a lot of choices - from healthy options to gluten free! Excellent spot for lunch. Efficient and friendly service by John (server).
Highly recommended!
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Dined on 13/02/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I like that they have really good healthy choices. However I ordered the kale and frisee salad as I'd really enjoyed it last time. But seriously, cut the kale a little smaller and 'massage' it or something. Last time I had it, it was easy to eat - this time I felt like I was chewing my way through a tree. A bit tough.
Service is great though and a very easy location for me. Quite convenient for quick business lunch without the distraction of lunchtime crowds and shopping.
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Dined on 03/02/2015
 2009
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 45 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Food is very consistent every time i go, and the service is outstanding. Not real loud which allows one to have a decent lunch meeting. And yes i would recommend to others."
Dined on 16/01/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 46 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Business Lunch

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I wanted a nice quiet and discreet place to discuss an upcoming project with a potential client and it fit the bill to a T. The seating could have been a little more conducive, especially after I requested a table out of the main pathway."
Dined on 29/12/2014
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 47 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A place to do business!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I've been to this restaurant a number of times now for lunch, and I must say, if you're looking for a place to do business downtown, this is it. The service is spectacular, the atmosphere is very, very business friendly, and the food will never disappoint. They can take a simple meal like a turkey clubhouse sandwich and make it a treasure to look forward to in your next meeting. The service is excellent, yet unobtrusive, allowing you the opportunity to deal with your business associate, whether an employee, a colleague, or even a potential client. I highly recommend this restaurant for your next small get together."
Dined on 22/12/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 48 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great experience

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Had a couple of 9 for our Christmas lunch celebration and everything turned out perfect! Made the reservation for 12:30 to beat the lunch rush, made our lunch visit so quiet for us to interact. Great food, and the waiter was fantastic he sure works hard!!
Highly recommended
"
Dined on 17/12/2014
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 49 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Business Lunch Locale

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Essence is an excellent spot for a business lunch - food is consistently good, selection is good, noise level is reasonable and the tables are well spaced. Even the lighting cooperates as it is quite bright. Prices are high for similar food elsewhere, but the consistency and convenience is worth it."
Dined on 16/12/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 50 for Essence - Westin Calgary
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Enjoyable quite atmosphere, great healthy food.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I am a regular customer of Essence. I take a lot of meetings there because it is quiet, the menu has a lot of variety (including healthy and gluten free) and the service is fast and reasonably priced. I will continue to go to Essence on a regular basis."
Dined on 01/12/2014
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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