About The Fine Diner
New School Diner in Old School Inglewood. We take classic diner fare and make it for foodies. From "Traditional Eggs Benedict" to "Grilled Citrus Salad" to homemade "Meatballs". We are a Food Network featured (You Gotta Eat Here!) scratch restaurant who's goal is to serve you the freshest food in a comfortable friendly environment. Come down and see what we are talking about.
Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Burgers
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday 8am-9pm
Friday & Saturday 8am-10pm
Monday & Sunday 8am-3pm
CAN$30 and under
We are happy to accommodate whenever possible. We do lunch caterings for both delivery and pick up. Please call the restaurant for details.
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
Private Party Facilities:
We have a private dining room that can accommodate groups up to 14 people. There is a large central table in the room and it is perfect for "lunch & learns" , birthdays, showers or just going for lunch with a group of friends
Private Party Contact:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Fine Diner Ratings and Reviews
We made a reservation since there were g ...
We made a reservation since there were going to be 6 of us and we needed to leave by a certain time to make it to an event nearby. When we arrived for our 11:30 reservation our table wasn't ready, and tables that could have been placed together to accommodate the 6 of us were given to other people. At 11:45 they were no where close having a table ready for us so I asked if we could at least be placed at two separate tables just so we'd be able to eat and leave by 12:45. So much for our reservation!
What a disappointment. Had heard good th ...
What a disappointment. Had heard good things about the Fine Diner , but our experience was dreadful. Felt sorry for our server as she did her best appeasing her diners however a two hour wait for brunch bad enough and the kicker our food was cold. A few of the regulars mentioned both the menu and management had recently changed, and not for the better at least not for brunch.
Fine Diner used to be a much better rest ...
Fine Diner used to be a much better restaurant. We recently went for dinner (after dining there for brunch and dinner several times prior). The restaurant was almost full and only had one server thus it took us a full half hour to receive drinks and have our order taken after being seated. Half the menu was unavailable, and one of us (who has Celiacs) was served a meal that had gluten in it after specifically telling him that he had an allergy. The remainder of the food was good but we will not be returning.
This is one of my favorite restaurants - ...
This is one of my favorite restaurants -normally. The service was mediocre on saturday morning and their pulled pork hash tasted and looked like they washed the pork in warm water. It was mushy and had zero flavour and the eggs were poached soft instead of medium as ordered. I don't know if they have new staff but this experience will make me think twice before going again.
We popped in a for a quick dinner. The ...
We popped in a for a quick dinner. The food & service was great. We were too full for dessert, but will be back another time for that.
Found this place on a whim and it is the ...
Found this place on a whim and it is the best hidden gem I've ever stumbled across. Everything about our experience was amazing, the talented staff making our meal, the dazzling server, the styling of the place and our meal was without a doubt the best I've ever had. In 1 all-encompassing word: Spectacular.
Great quality and excellent value. The d ...
Great quality and excellent value. The duck melted in your mouth and the pork belly was perfectly balanced.
My year and a half son and I took my hus ...
My year and a half son and I took my husband there for Father's Day and it was wonderful! The food and service was exceptional. I had the eggs Benedict and he had the bacon and eggs. If you are a bacon aficionado, then this is the place that you need to go! We were seated in the back area and it was quiet and perfect for my chatty son. A perfect neighbourhood gem and excellent place for a delicious brunch.
Amazing bacon! Eggs Benedict was perfect ...
Amazing bacon! Eggs Benedict was perfect. Looking forward to going back.
Met up with a friend for brunch and it w ...
Met up with a friend for brunch and it was our first time trying out The Fine Diner. It's a great little restaurant in Inglewood. Both of us being busy moms, we loved the fact we could make a reservation, something that can't be done at almost any other diner in the city. We both had a version of their Eggs Benedict. Drool! So delicious and fresh. Definitely will be coming back to try other brunch items. On our way out, I noticed the 'You Gotta Eat Here' sticker, a show I often watch for recommendations when we are out of town. I looked up the episode and can't wait to come back to The Fine Diner to try out the lunch/dinner items recommended. Our server was great, she had apologized for the wait as they were short a waitress that morning but we didn't even notice the wait. Our coffee was always full and she was attentive to our needs. Looking forward to coming back.
Great Food but be patient with wait staff
The Fine Diner has been an Inglewood Gem for many years and recently had some changes to ownership and wait staff. The food remains EXCELLENT - fresh farm to table. The wait staff appears to be new and with time hopefully they will improve their serving techniques. We were disappointed in that aspect only. They were not attentive to our needs - water refills, coffee refills etc. We had to flag them down a couple of times. In time we are confident it will improve. the good food will bring us back.
Good food and service, nice quiet place
Took my daughter (13) for a daddy-daughter meal and evening. I had scouted the menu prior to going and was a little disappointed that the one posted on Open Table was "new" and a few days from being available. What I had expected both my daughter and myself to order didn't happen. That being said, we both enjoyed our meals and the servers were both attentive and generous with us. The Fine Diner is an unpretentious and thoroughly enjoyable establishment!
Fantastic place take a date too. Everyth ...
Fantastic place take a date too. Everything was great, the food was almost perfect.
The food was average and the waiter was ...
The food was average and the waiter was poor. He was making in appropriate jokes and lacking to do his job.
The food was excellent. I had a burger, ...
The food was excellent. I had a burger, my friend had eggs benny with duck. She raved about it. This was her first time at the Fine Diner and she said she would definitely go back. This was my second visit. I will also be visiting again. They should open one in Airdrie!
new owner ... still going to make their own bacon!
they were out of caesar salad that day ... ? ... but still had a great meal, great service ... keep it up! And good luck to the new owner! I'll be back ... with friends!
Good Food, OK service, horrible end
The food was really good, a bit on the pricey side, but expected for brunch in Calgary. The server was good, not too intrusive or hovering but knowledgable and efficient. The ambience was fine. We were seated in the back room away from the general area. It was quiet and good for catching up, but looked into the alleyway so the scenery was delivery trucks. The tact of the hostess was artrouseous! As soon as we had paid our bill she approached our table to let us know that we had overstayed our "allotted time" and would need to leave as they were going to put another party at our table. We had been there an hour and a half! Not sure what allotted time we were overstaying, as I was not told when making the reso we only had an hour and a half. After telling us, she hovered about 5ft away making sure we left. There was no apology, none quirky into how things were, just you need to leave. Will never go back or recommend it to anyone
Gem of a place
As always, great food in a nice little gem of a place. Their burgers and fries are wonderful - so good that I've been several times to add jalapenos and monterrey jack, tried the lamb burger, and a classic cheeseburger. I'm not one to have a burger at just any place, but this place is an exception.
My French toast was good except for the ...
My French toast was good except for the berries, they tasted freezer burnt. The service was slow considering we were one of three groups in the restaurant and the waitress was not very pleasant. I've been here before and had better experiences but after this I would not go back as it is not a family friendly place.
Amazing Sunday Brunch
Inglewood's gem! Fantastic breakfast and brunch menu and amiable service. Enjoyed the delicious Steak Hash which consists of house cut sirloin and two poached eggs on hash medley, served with hollandaise. Add fresh coffee and a side of succulent, sweet, thick-cut bacon and you'll be smiling for the rest of the day.
Good, but a bit inconsistent
Last time I was here I got the 3 egg breakfast and I was floored. The bacon was the best I'd ever had and the seasoning the potatoes/sweet potatoes/purple potatoes was perfect! This time, I ordered the same thing, but the potatoes were salted way too much and the bacon was soggy and limp, rather than crisp. A little sad about that, but the ingredients are still great. Just have to hope you get the right cook for the right amount of seasoning and firmness in the bacon!
Delicious hash browns
Went for Sunday brunch, had reservations, so no wait. Great selection - fantastic presentation with fruit & hash browns but I did have to send the Croque Madame I ordered back since it was pretty cold and had almost no sauce. On return, it was delicious. Husband enjoyed his Huevos Rancheros. Good spot, although not a quiet one, for brunch with decent prices.
Best burger ever!
Order one of the specialty burgers. Cannot remember the name, but wowza it was soooo good. Had not been there in a while and thoroughly enjoyed it.
A very pleasant experience, easy charm a ...
A very pleasant experience, easy charm and great service accompanied my fantastic meal. Both my guest and myself thoroughly enjoyed our first experience at The Fine Diner. Came for lunch, looking forward to going back for Brunch!
Breakfast @ Fine Diner
Service, food and location fabulous. Only negative is we were rushed out at the end, but I guess with such a small setting and good food, maybe you have to accept that, sigh!
Fine Diner for Valentines Day!
Great place to enjoy a wonderful Valentine's Day brunch. Table was right by the window, sun was shining. Food and Service were excellent! We will be back
Went here for Valentines day for brunch. Place was very busy, god thing we had a reservation as some people were turned away. Our server was delightful and the food was fantastic. Will be coming back soon to try their dinner menu.
I have been to The Fine Dinner several times and the food and service has always been great. It would be nice to have half orders for children and seniors.
A diner for all reasons!
I have been to Fine Diner with 6 of my girlfriends for dinner, lunch with my elderly uncle and breakfast, brunch and lunch with my two young daughter and husband and it has been fantastic each time and everyone I have ever brought has loved it regardless of age or palette. You can count on Fine Diner!!!
Lamb Burger and Maple Duck Benedicts wer ...
Lamb Burger and Maple Duck Benedicts were soooo gooood. Portion was a little small but enough to fill our stomach! Our server was very nice.
Awesome place for lunch! Will try breakfast soon!
Good prices, great staff, great atmosphere and really really good food! Family wanted to visit The Fine Diner in Calgary since we saw the show "You Gotta Eat Here" (a favorite on the food channel) now we will be eating there a lot in the future!
As always, food was wonderful and fresh. I had the pulled pork hash with soft poached eggs, which were done perfectly (so many places get this wrong). Delicious dish. One of their best. My wife had the stuffed french toast, simply, tasty and filling, keep up the good work guys.
An Inglewood asset
The Fine Diner provides a friendly, casual atmosphere with quality food. It's a little less pretentious that some of the other "hip" diners on the scene and that's a good thing.
Nice Meet-up Spot
Went here with some out-of-town friends for lunch and really enjoyed our experience. Food was good, service was good, and it was the perfect spot to catch up. Nothing outstanding, but nothing negative, either. Would definitely go back.
Hard to get to too!
To get over the curb to Fine dining in the winter is a nightmare. The snow was piled so high we had to walk to the driveway to get on the sidewalk. Not a good first impression. The waiter did not get one of the orders correctly. The eggs Bennidict were done very well, just as I had asked, but you have to ask for a side order of Hollandaise. I thought Hollandaise was the main ingredient for Eggs Benny. The servings, I must say, are very generous. I love how they serve their French Fries. I couldn't, however, eat the hash browns on my order as they were dripping in grease. I may go back
A nice brunch spot in a nice neighbourhood
Really good brunch and without a wait! Weekend wait times are out of control in this city so it was a relief to find a nice spot with having to wait an hour. I love that you can make reservations as well.
as usual you never disappoint! We loved food and the atmosphere! We will continue to come back.
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