The Guild

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With heavy hearts, we are announcing our temporary closure. Please visit our corporate website at www.oliverbonacini.com/news for updates as we continue to monitor the situation. We look forward to reopening and welcoming you again soon. Thank you for your understanding and stay healthy, Calgarians. We will flatten the curve together.

The Guild exemplifies a new and exciting take on the finest traditions of butchery, cookery and bar-keeping. The name is inspired by guild halls from the past, which served as a meeting places and secret societies for artists and merchants. Honouring local beef, game and fowl, and utilizing traditional cooking techniques over wood and coal, The Guild chefs are preparing a fitting homage to proud Canadian carnivores.
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Jndau
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The ambience of The Guild was great. Low lighting and elegant decoration.

The food was average. We had the prix fixe menu for YYC food & drink experience. Appetizers were good - we had salmon mousse and shishito peppers. Main course we had beouf bourguignon and it was way salty and lacked balance. For dessert, peach cobbler was fantastic, however the chocolate lava cake was disappointing. The cake was not warm and there was no lava at all!

The service was very disappointing. We had to wait 30-45 minutes between courses, and the restaurant was not that busy! The servers were bustling between tables but it seemed ours was ignored.

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LB123
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff and yummy food. Would recommend!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is well prepared, the flavours well balanced and the presentation of the food is very good. The service is exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always satisfied with the great food and excellent service we receive when visiting The Guild. It continues to be a favourite of mine and my wife, and we will be returning soon.

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JustineB
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere. Quality product and service. I highly recommend.

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Lilac
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I loved the atmosphere but was disappointed with the fixed price menu food that I got.
In addition, we waited about 20 minutes between the appetizers and the main to arrive.
We had to order our desserts to go as we were tight on time at that point.
I was really disappointed at how they packed it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Greated at the door and immediately taken to table. Very attentive server and excellent service. Attention to detail. Food was fabulous and well presented.

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NinaBoninaBrown
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We came for the YYC Food Expo. The food was unfortunately disappointing. The mussels and salad were bland. The linguine was too salty and the banh mi pizza was boring and one note. The ice cream sandwich left a grit on your palate but enjoyed that it the right amount of sweetness.

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MarilynL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent food and service! I'll be going back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Guild is absolutely amazing ! Great food , great atmosphere and spectacular service ! One of my favorite places to dine !

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JC33
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Came in for yyc food expo prix fixe menu. Have dined here a few times before and loved it so I suspect that fact made this experience more disappointing. Honestly was just strange from outset. Walking in we were greeted by the scent of what I would guess was a sewer backup. It did not waft into dining room so no big deal. Greeted by server she was nice enough, started looking menu over. Decided on what we were going to have as well as wine. Server took order and mised table. Good so far. Appetizers of salmon and beef carpaccio were very good. Entrees arrived bourguignon and chicken. Both were decent but not great, choice of what I can only describe as a Yorkshire pudding bread bowl with bourguignon was just strange and probably should have been left out chicken was not bad but my overall perception that I was left with was everything seemed over salted. Again odd, not enough to send back or complain but just surprising. Desserts of lava cake & peach cobbler again underwhelming. Lava cake was still cool so no lave more like ganache and cobbler was average. End of day I would sum up overall experience as failing on the details that made this place so good in past visits. I’m going to chalk this experience up as an outlier and my wife and I will give it another try soon to see if perception changes.

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vipfoodie007
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food the only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because they charged $70 for a bottle of Zonin. Total rip.

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SueH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our main server was a bit slow and didn’t really listen. The other servers were great. Went as part of the YYC food and drink experience and the price fixe menu was very good, except they had already fun out of one of the appetizer choices and it was only the first day of the two week menu. The food was great, and well presented. The restaurant ambiance and decor were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

We came in for lunch and tried the pre-fixe menu for the YYC food & drink experience. We were pretty disappointed with everything except dessert. Not the usual high standards we are used to at the guild.

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Karma
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In for business lunch and had great service (server made recommendations without us having to ask!) food was so good looked good on the plate and generous portions. A great all around experience

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot to dine, and very conducive to discussion over lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Ben. Great server....Was very engaging, insightful and provided great service. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the guild. I love the restaurant but this experience was especially special as I was on a date. Thanks Ben looking forward to you having to serve us again.

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Miker
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This well thought out and well executed restaurant is my standby for business lunches and summer deck tourist experience.
Good food, good service, good value, good location!

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RyanB
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We went for a business lunch, food and service was great, music was too loud so it was hard to visit.

Not sure if I would hold another business lunch there. We had 5 of us at the table and we all had to lean in to talk to each other.

Aside from that, it was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience4

We went to the Guild tonight as there website promoted half price pasta and pizza. We were seated, ordered and ate our meals which were both pasta dishes. When the bill came it was full price. We asked to see the manager and were told the promotion was not applicable this evening. We weren’t told ahead of time and the manager did not honour the promotion. The service and food were good but the response to honouring the promotion was extremely poor. As a regular customer we were very disappointed and would have expected them to post at the entrance or tell us before we were seated that the promotion was not applicable this evening.

Update - We we’re contacted by the restaurant following our review and their follow up and response were excellent. We have dined at the Guild numerous times and found this evening out of character compared to our previous experiences. We commend the restaurant on their quick professional response.

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JacklynF
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

On a moderately busy night, table was severely lacking.
Beverage service almost nonexistent.

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JadeB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible, however the service was awful! We were there for two hours and most of that was waiting for our drinks and food! Our waitress had way too many tables!

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CloeP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We did visit The Guild for Valentines Day.
The food was amazing.
Unfortunately the service was way too quick.
We didn't even had our starters plate cleared that the main course was coming.
Almost same for dessert.
The service looked really confused and disorganized.
Other than that the experience was nice.
We were just expecting a little bit of surprise for that special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and great service! Our 2nd time there and will definitely be going back. The chuck burger was amazing

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vipSheldonS
Edmonton
21 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service needs some improvement but this place has the potential be be amazing. Very cool ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I have been wanting to dine at this restaurant for some time. I must say I was disappointed. The service was ok but the food was far below my expectations. My wife and I both ordered the chuck burger. Both burgers were over cooked, dry and hard. My wife had an upset stomach the next day. Not a restaurant we will be returning to or recommending.

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KasseeB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the best steak we have ever had in the city ... 10/10 I could recommend everything we had was to die for and the staff was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant.highly recomend.Service and food 5 star will become a regular customer .thankyou really impressed by hospitality shown to me

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LauraK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Chuck burger, it was so delicious ! I’d definitely come back and try more dishes. Staff very friendly and attentive to your needs. The ambiance is amazing, love the style and the comfortable romantic feel of this restaurant.

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KevinF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Had a reservation but the hostess did not ask for it and seated us at a table that wasn’t the best and probably used for walk ins. Many nicer tables were available so a bit disappointing.

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JodiH
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service seemed to be slow for the lunch hour rush, 30+ minute wait for food. Chicken club bread was greasy, cauliflower mash was just warm.

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vipGeoff
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Best grilled squid in the city and our server was the best! Courteous, knowledgeable and funny! We had a great time. Excellent wine selection! Not rushed. Kudos to Mylene! Great service. Will be back!

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DeniseN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience for a special occasion or date night.it was very quiet but we went on a Sunday so it was a little bit slower. The food was amazing and the service was great.will definitely be going back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I have never given a bad restaurant review before in my life, and I am your typical, polite and amiable Canadian... but the Guild sucked today....
First they didn't have the wine we ordered. Then 15 minutes after ordering our meals, they inform us they had run out of one our meals (how did it take so long to figure that out?), then they got one of the meals wrong altogether (and there were only 3 of us). So did we actually all eat together? No. Did they say sorry. Yes. But by the last faux pas any other restaurant I've been to would have offered some sort of comp out of embarrasment. We were polite, but can't recommend this place.

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LouM
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded my expectations, the food was extremely good and the service was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A lovely New Years dinner experience 👍🏻🙂🥳

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vipLovetodine
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to the guild and we were very impressed! Love the atmosphere and the service. Food was great as well. We can’t wait to go back

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MonicaD
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff! Audrey was great and the 2 managers on duty were very attentive.

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HenryV
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top shelf dining experience. Steak done to perfection with ample pairing sides. Attentive service with a good beer selection. What more could I ask for:-)