Thomsons is one of the top spots to experience fresh, locally sourced, contemporary Canadian Cuisine. Situated in a space that showcases Calgary's historic architecture and imagery of traditional western ranching lifestyle.
We're located in the heart of downtown Calgary - steps from theatres, the philharmonic, galleries and shopping. As we're in the midst of the business center, we're within easy reach for business lunches or casual meetings.
Thomsons is featuring #FreeRangeCulinary' which unveils an inspirationally driven menu that uses local and sustainable product. Thomsons menus are designed to encourage the natural creativity of our culinary team, and inspire 'free-range' in our kitchens.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 6:30am – 10:30am
Brunch 10:30am – 1:30pm
Dinner - Closed
Breakfast 6:30am – 10:30am
Lunch 11:30am – 1:30pm
Dinner - Closed
TUESDAY - FRIDAY
Breakfast 6:30am – 10:30am
Lunch 11:30am – 1:30pm
Dinner 5pm - 9pm
Breakfast 6:30am – 12:00pm
Lunch - Closed
Dinner 5pm – 9pm
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(403) 717-1234 ext. 4500
For all your Catering needs, please contact our Catering Department. Our Team of professional Catering managers will assist you to create memorable events.
Full Service Valet or Self Parking available. Diners will have Self Parking Validated.
Calgary Transit LRT stop directly beside our property.
Private Party Facilities:
Thomsons provides an excellent setting for any occasion.
Private Party Contact:
Amrut Misra: 4035374446x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Thomsons Ratings and Reviews
We had a reservation for 6 pm for 4. We ...
We had a reservation for 6 pm for 4. We were sat and ignored for 15 minutes. Did not even see a server and people after us were served. We got up and walked out and no one even noticed!! The service at Milestones was way better than here!
Having not dined at Thomsons in just ove ...
Having not dined at Thomsons in just over a year, I had high hopes for our dinner this evening. Previous experiences were decent and with the current state of the Calgary economy, I had expected restaurants of this calibre to have stepped up their game to provide the best possible service.
Sadly, not only was I disappointed, but I was in awe as to how this train-wreck of a dining experience unfolded and continued to get worse at every turn.
Right from the start, Nick, our waiter rubbed me the wrong way as he reacted and looked at me dismissively, almost with contempt, that I would order something other than an alcoholic beverage.
From ignoring me when I informed him of my allergies and then subsequently screwing up my order to getting annoyed at me when I let him know that the order was wrong, things just got worse as our dining experience unfolded. The kitchen overcooked my guest's steak and Nick informed him that it would take at least a half hour to get a new one. My guest simply told him to take it away as we did not have the time to wait that long for a replacement. Nick assured us that it would be taken off the bill.
Finally, when the bill arrived, sure enough, the steak was not removed. When I flagged Nick down to tell him, he again seemed annoyed that I would bring this to his attention.
Throughout these multiple mishaps, no effort was made by the manager to check in with us or apologize for the multiple mixups we encountered.
Overall, one of our worst dining experiences in recent memory and would definitely not recommend Thompson's for the mediocre quality food and substandard service. There are much better restaurants for you to spend your hard earned money at that deserve your business in this economic downturn.
Was there for thanksgiving dinner with f ...
Was there for thanksgiving dinner with family. Good crowd, menu was very nice with a local free range turkey menu item. Server was attentive and knowledgeable, food was hot, plated well and quick.
They even had Flapper Pie!
Overall a great Thanksgiving!
Had a wonderful date night here, the foo ...
Had a wonderful date night here, the food is excellent as always, and so is the service. I come here often for lunch during the week with my assistant and clients. Never had any issues and always enjoyed the food and atmosphere!
This is one of the if not the best Sunda ...
This is one of the if not the best Sunday Brunch Spread in Calgary! Not sure why I don't see more news from food media on this place.
Great food! lots of choice, made to order egg benedict, pancakes, waffles etc all included in price!
My Mom, daughter (7yrs old) and I went f ...
My Mom, daughter (7yrs old) and I went for Sunday brunch. The selection was extensive and all delicious. We left completely stuffed. I can not comment on the value as we had a gift certificate to pay for our meals. The decor and ambiance is great. The service was good. You are able to order eggs benedict, waffles, pancakes, and eggs from the server on top of everything else in the buffet style brunch.
Many business lunch spots are pretty lou ...
Many business lunch spots are pretty loud and busy, this restaurant has a nice ambiance, noise level is low so our group can actually enjoy our conversion without needing to shout over each other's shoulder.
Food was good and fresh, and our waiter was very dedicated and caring.
The walk to and from the restaurant on Stephen Avenue was very pleasant too.
Overall it was an excellent experience.
We decided to have breakfast here for Fa ...
We decided to have breakfast here for Father's Day, since fewer restaurants seem to offer buffets for Father's Day (Mother's Day... that's a whole different story).
A very tasty selection of fresh items, along with Eggs Benedict, pancakes and waffles available by order (no extra charge). Plenty of fresh orange juice and coffee. The scrambled eggs were quite fresh and appeared to be made in smaller batches to maintain the quality (you ALL know how bad scrambled eggs created en mass can be!). Some nice bacon and non-greasy sausages, along with some of the most unique French toast we'd ever tasted... it almost had a pound cake-like quality to it... absolutely delicious. The service was courteous and friendly. We've been here a few times and Thomson's has yet to disappoint.
We have (now) enjoyed brunch twice at Th ...
We have (now) enjoyed brunch twice at Thomsons and the experience was wonderful both times. We would certainly return. The staff was attentive, professional and helpful, the food excellent and we would gladly return. As a customer service provider in a retail setting downtown I have been happy to refer our customers, especially tourists staying downtown, to Thomsons for brunch or any meal.
Expected to have a larger buffet spread ...
Expected to have a larger buffet spread when we came for breakfast on Friday! (Especially given the price is $24). Left slightly disappointed. I've been here for the Sunday brunch, so was expecting something similar. The wait staff were excellent, courteous and always attentive to our needs! That was a plus point. Unfortunately I can't remember the names. But those working on June 10th around 9am. Also, the girl who manned the omelette station was so friendly and polite. The omelette was excellent too!
We have been to brunch several times. Gr ...
We have been to brunch several times. Great variety, and lots and lots of food for your $34. Our waiter was nice and attentive to our daughter, but the food and drinks that we had to order (mimosas and pancakes/eggs Benedict) were very slow.
Auto 18% gratuity for large parties but service was terrible. Reservations were made and restaurant was quiet upon arrival but we still waited 15-min to be seated. Waiter didn't ask in advance if separate bills needed, so at the end of the meal, he advised it was our fault for not notifying him we needed separate bills and delayed payment as the large party was forced to all pay on one bill. Waiter never refilled juices or coffee or asked if we needed anything. Food was fine but for the price, was no different in quality than Denny's.
Breakfast at Thomson's
I took the family for an early Mother's Day brunch/breakfast... the food was great, good value for the selection. They ask you for your order of eggs benny, waffles, etc at your table and bring it to you while you get the rest of your breakfast items yourself.
We went at 9:30 on a Sunday morning.. it was not busy or crowded and was very relaxing. The scrambles eggs were awesome... not those powdered eggs you get at some places... they were very tasty.... free range(?) The has browns were real diced potatoes hand made and delicious.
The meal came with excellent coffee and orange juice... the full deal.
Excellent Lamb Shanks and Steak
Meats were cooked perfectly, and the lamb was very tender. Food was a bit slow coming out, but understandable considering the quality. Very well paired with fresh steamed vegetable and mashed potatoes and a flavorful cherry au jus on the lamb. Complimentary bread was a savory sour dough, and dried fruit and nut whole wheat. Server, Nick, was excellent and offered perfect beer pairing suggestions. Didn't have enough room for dessert, but came back the following evening to try the delicious salted caramel filled chocolate lava cake and some cocktails. All togther a great dining experience.
Had an absolutely fantastic dinner here during the Big Taste (I think this is what they called it). One of the best entrees i've had at a restaurant for years (and I eat out a lot with constant travel). Don't let the fact that this restaurant is in a hotel scare you off. It is always good.
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