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About The Fine Diner
New School Diner in Old School Inglewood. We take classic comfort food and make it for foodies. From "Traditional Eggs Benedict" to "Grilled Caesar Salad" to House-Cured Candied Bacon. We are a Scratch Cooking & Community Sourced restaurant who's goal is to serve you the freshest food in a comfortable friendly environment giving back to our community with our all-in pricing strategy and Not-For-Profit Partnerships (Meal Share, Leftovers, Impact Society & Meals on Wheels"
Calgary, AB T2G 0T5
Comfort Food, Contemporary American, French / Canadian
Hours of Operation:
7 Days a Week: 8am-3pm
CAN$30 and under
We offer package and custom catering to our community with on-site and off-site caterings as well as our private dining room.
* Restaurant Buy-Outs
* Corporate Caterings
* Wedding & Private Events
* Event Planning Services
There is a small lot on the east side of the diner. There is also a great deal of free street parking right on 9th ave
We are on the #1 Bus Route
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Fine Diner Ratings and Reviews
Disappointing. Heard positive reviews but were disappointed. The food came in stages so out of 4 people only 2 of us received our meals at the same time while the first served was almost finished. His was also barely warm and my eggs were also barely warm but we had waited long for the food that we just gave up and ate. Not going to be returning. Somehow I think that people are under the impression that because it is in Inglewood that it is a 'cute' place but I was not impressed. We also waited quite a while for our food to arrive when there were only 3 tables occupied when we ordered.
Went for my first time since it's been taken over by new management and was quite disappointed. The prices are sky high and quite ridiculous for breakfast food. I see in previous comments that the "tips are built in to the prices" but they don't advertise that boldly and the debit machine still asks for tips when you pay. Service was also below par. There were 4 of us with empty water glasses, I had to flag our server down to ask for more water and she only filled mine, no one else. Highlight was that the food was good and came out quickly, but the restaurant was only half full. We used to come ALL the time to the Fine Diner and there was always a full house with people waiting outside. Unfortunately, won't be going back which is very disappointing as it was a favorite restaurant of mine for so long.
Bread and hash tasted old/leftover, could not cut bread used for benny with the butter knife provided. Server was asking about the cheque while we were still eating - felt rushed/encouraged to leave while restaurant was empty. Ordered/ate/pushed out within 30 minutes.
Usually so good - was an expensive disappointment.
We used to come here all the time. Something has changed. The food has gone downhill and so has the service. We were disappointed that we spent about $50 on two bacon and egg breakfasts plated with food we had not asked for. There used to be an abundance of seasonal fruits on the plate, but a standard bacon and egg now only comes with potato hash, two eggs, and two slices of bacon. My husband asked for no potatoes (fruit instead) and still got potatoes with sliced apples and oranges. This is not what I expected for $50.
We had brunch at Fine Dining on July 1st, 2017 (the reservation was easily made 2 days before on Open Table). The portions are large (the pancake stack -3- was huge), the prices are a bit high ($17 for said pancakes), the ambience is so-so and the noise (music) was too loud for my taste. However, the service was friendly and the food was tasty.
This is one of my favourite breakfast places, but on this occasion, I was quite disappointed with the service. The staff seemed like they had too many tables each. Also, we found out they were changing the menu the next day, so they had run out of at least 3 items that we requested, included pastries, roasted duck, and tea. I heard another one from another table very shortly thereafter. On a busy Sunday, I thought this was very disappointing.
However! The food that they did have was delicious, and The Fine Diner always has a fairly pleasant vibe.
For a Sunday, we expected to wait for quite some time but a table was arranged within 15 minutes. We were seated on the inner dining room in the back, a recent expansion. The lighting was dim and atmosphere needed a lift but the server explained that the overflow seating was temporary and about to go through a renovation. The food was excellent, and I still find myself thinking about their bacon! It was crispy and thick but sweet and flavourful. Prices are what you would expect to find at any typical hipster brunch establishment in Calgary. Would return and spend some time walking around Inglewood afterwards too! Street parking was widely available.
The food was enjoyed by all of our party. We were welcomed at the door and seated promptly. Our server was accommodating to our delayed ordering due our talking and our requests to adapt some menu items was obliged. The Bennys were "amazing", the Poutine (wild mushroom) delicious and the Frittata very satisfying (without the jalepenos). No room for dessert - but next time...!
Local ingredients are important to the Fine Diner and that is something I really like. However, I'm not a big fan of their local coffee and the traditional eggs Benedict where not so traditional. There was a kick to the hollandaise sauce and my eggs and egg whites were very runny when I asked for medium poached eggs. The restaurant has two different rooms and the hallways are awkward going between them and also the washrooms. It is nice they have the open kitchen style and you can see them preparing the food. The frittata was bland and the truffle oil was not noticeable at all in the dish. The in-house cured maple bacon is the best in the world and worth a trip to this restaurant!
The food was delicious and our server was lovely. My only complaint was the amount of time that it took for our food to arrive. It took nearly an hour (50 minutes) from the time we ordered (it was only myself and my fiancé) until we received our brunch. The restaurant was full, however, it is a small place and I felt that it was an overly long wait for eggs Benedict.
The food is definitely good and I would recommend going there if you don't mind the wait :)
This place is a gem. They make their own bacon and their food is hearty and great value (on the breakfast menu at least) I want to come back and try their dinner menu. So happy to see they take reservations for breakfast. Great for families with tween/teenage kids. My favourite breakfast spot in a city with some great breakfasts spots.
My husband and I went to Fine Diner based on the online menu that we saw - however when we arrived the menu was more limited and then after we sat and thought about what to order we were then told that two of the only five entree items were no longer available. Yikes!
The choices available were attempting more than they delivered and the food we ended up choosing was disappointing. I wish the restaurant well and hope that they improve in the future. Unfortunately with all the great Calgary restaurants available I won't be returning to find out.
Overall, loved the experience. Delicious Gluten Free options, and fantastic meals! My one disappointment was that they had no type of lactose free option for milk, which I found odd considering their progressive take on their menu. I couldn't have a latte with my breakfast, but opted for an espresso, which sadly turned out to be one of the worst espressos I've ever had. That being said I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to someone! But if you're lactose intolerant, grab a coffee before hand.
I was here once before and the food was so-so, service terrible. I said I would not go back. Friend picked it this time and until I got there did not realize it was the same place, but they redeemed themselves. Food was good and the service was very good. If this is a convenient location for you, I would definitely recommend it as a good neighborhood spot.
I've always recommended the fine diner for the local ingredients and great food. But of all the times I've visited, this one was disappointing, and there were only 4 other tables with customers. The food was bland, as though the care is no longer there. And the service was forgettable.
I don't think I will be visiting for a while..
Nice stop for brunch on a Sunday. We were seated kind of in an awkward corner in the back room and it was a bit noisy back there. We didn't feel like we had privacy to our conversation, but it wasn't terrible.
The food was good. I had the classic eggs benedict, and my friend the omelette. The ciabatta bun (?) beneath my benedict was tasty, but quite difficult to cut through. The hollendaise sauce wasn't as hot as it should have been, but the unique flavor was really great.
Thumbs up on the grapefruit mimosas too. Excellent touch.
Right away our waitress told us that they were two servers short and that our service might be affected. We really appreciated being told this in advance . We were two friends that hadn't seen each other in awhile so it didn't matter if our meal was slow coming out. If we hadn't have been told in advance and if we were the type of diners that were in a hurry then we may have been upset. Good call on the waitress part (I wish I could remember her name as she was awesome.) We were put in the back room and that was weird but once we got used to being cut off from the world then all was good. Our Mushroom Benedict was amazing. (we both had one) I plan on coming again and also recommending the Fine Diner to friends.
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