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The Rimrock Dining Room

133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M3, Canada
+1 403-262-1234
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“scones” (4 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 14:00All hours
CUISINES
Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M3, Canada
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

My partner and I are veterans of many a tea room, including a good number of Fairmont properties: Empress in Victoria; Fairmont YVR in Richmond; the Hotel Vancouver; the immaculate Chateau Lake Louise; Banff Springs; the Royal York in Toronto; and, of course, the Fairmont...More

Thank PookyCake
LindsayGallagherPAL, Public Relations Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Wow! What an amazing review of the Fairmont afternoon tea experience... thank you! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Fairmont Palliser and we look forward to your next visit to our property. Warmest regards, Lindsay Gallagher Communications Manager Fairmont...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Booked a Sunday brunch with somewhat a high expectations, because the price ( +$50 per person ) and the location, -services No one was at the front the greet us, finally we got seated, but waited a good 5 min to even see our waitress,...More

Thank GTPANDA
LindsayGallagherPAL, Executive Chef at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

I am very sorry to hear that your brunch experience did not meet the very high standards we set for ourselves, but thank you for letting us know, so we may continue to improve our guest experience. Please keep an eye out for a private...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

I was very much looking forward to treating two nieces to breakfast before they start a new chapter of life. We all thoroughly enjoyed the buffet breakfast, and the french toast was exceptionally delicious. I would have to say that although the salmon eggs benedict...More

Thank Kay B
LindsayGallagherPAL, Public Relations Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you for providing this feedback to us, Kay. I will certainly pass on your comments to the food and beverage team, so we may continue to improve our guest experience going forward. Warm regards, Lindsay Gallagher Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Seven of us had high tea. The scones, sandwiches (we had one vegetarian tray and one non-vegetarian), desserts were tasty, and the tea was excellent (I had Darjeeling). Service was high quality which may have been helped by the fact that there were very few...More

Thank Lorne29
LindsayGallagherPAL, Public Relations Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for providing us with this feedback, Lorne. We appreciate your kind words and will pass on your comments to our entire food and beverage team. Best regards, Lindsay Gallagher Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser

Reviewed 10 August 2017

The buffet breakfast provides an excellent variety of fruits, hot and cold food to cater for all tastes. This is addition to a wide selection on the 'al la carte' menu.More

Thank GeoffB1
LindsayGallagherPAL, Public Relations Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review, Geoff. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast options in the Rimrock Restaurant and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our food and beverage team. Best...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

On July 30th, 2017 I went to the Rimrock Sunday brunch with my family and friends for a celebration. It was an outing I was looking forward to, since the last time we went on February 5th, 2017 we had all enjoyed a fabulous brunch...More

Thank Ellama1
LindsayGallagherPAL, Executive Chef at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

I am so very sorry to hear about your experience in our Rimrock restaurant. We aim to provide only the best possible experience for each and every one of our guests. On behalf of everyone at Fairmont Palliser, we thank you for providing this information...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We were very disappointed with our meals. I had beef tenderloin that was very tender but very plain. I did like the horseradish potatoes. My wife had salmon which was very plain and over cooked. Lots of disappointment at a high price. The service was...More

Thank Dickn122
LindsayGallagherPAL, Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this valuable feedback to us. I am very sorry to hear that your experience did not exceed your expectations and I will be following up with you personally to see how we can rectify this...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We had our first anniversary dinner here 31years ago. Had lobster bisque soup. It was great to be back. A grand hotel. With wonderful service. Enjoy!,,

Thank OWD1
LindsayGallagherPAL, Public Relations Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Happy belated Anniversary! We are thrilled that you chose to return to the iconic Rimrock Dining Room to celebrate and we hope to welcome you back again very soon. Warmest regards, Lindsay Gallagher Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely dinner here. Our waiter, a gentleman named Simon was very efficient and also knowledgeable about the menu offerings. Delicious food, including wonderful beef tenderloin and Caesar salad. And the Hotel Palliser is a fabulous historic hotel with a...More

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LindsayGallagherPAL, Public Relations Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience in the iconic Rimrock Dining Room. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Warmest regards, Lindsay Gallagher Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Food is rather unique, high end, great service, $18 for eggs and toast is a bit much, however the smoothies (despite cost) are great.More

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LindsayGallagherPAL, Public Relations Manager at The Rimrock Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thanks very much for taking the time to write this review and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed both your meal and the service. I will be sure to share your insights with our entire food and beverage team. Best regards, Lindsay Gallagher...More

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Louiseanna22
5 August 2017|
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Response from LindsayGallagherPAL | Property representative |
Hi Louiseanna, Our brunch is very much family friendly, so we would be happy to accommodate your request. Please let us know when you are making the reservation, so we can have a table set for you. Call 403-262-1234 to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 14:00
Thursday
06:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M3, Canada
    (1st ST SW)
  • Public Transportation: Access via Calgary Transit.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-262-1234
  • E-mail
Description
Inspired our iconic Palliser Hotel history and the authenticity of the 1920s, the Rimrock Dining room invites you to try Fairmont’s genuine luxury cuisine with the taste and feel reminiscent of the ‘golden-era of travel.’ The Rimrock is open daily for breakfast and offers dinner service Thursday through Sunday evenings in a historic room revived with prohibition-themed décor. You’ll be blown away by the hand-tooled leather pillars and famous heritage fireplace. Our brand new menu created by Executive Chef, Eraj Jayawickreme, is sure to please too. Indulge in our Feta-encrusted Lamb Sirloin paired with confit shallots and warm quinoa salad, the delicious Chardonnay-brined Half Chicken or the classic and succulent Alberta Beef Tenderloin accompanied by Horseradish Pomme Puree and roasted mushrooms. The finale, house-made desserts with a modern twist will leave you wanting more, most notably, the delectable Melting Chocolate Sphere with black pepper sponge, lemon curd and raspberries.
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