Midtown Kitchen & Bar

$$ Bars, Canadian (New), Burgers
Closed11:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Next day)

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  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Next day)

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  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Next day)


  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Next day)

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  • Photo of Jaden B.

    I have never been to this restaurant before but they had a booth at the Rocky Mountain Food and Wine Festival this year (2018) and the food items that they had there were amazing!
    This year we tried:
    - Pork Belly Sliders
    - Steak Tartare
    I didn't have the pork belly sliders because I don't eat pork but my family had it and they said it was delicious. I had the steak and it was delicious too! Now I definitely want to go to the restaurant!

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    Zoey D.
    Calgary, AB

    Midtown is my favourite local happy hour PLUS they have excellent daily specials and they're mega supporters of local beer. For that, they get my 5 stars.

    As I write, happy hour ("social hour" to Midtown) is 3-6 p.m. every day, plus 10-midnight Friday & Saturday. The deal includes several well-priced snacks which change from time to time. My go-to is the parm truffle fries, though the tots are great too, esp. if you're sipping beers. Other happy hour snacks right now include pork sliders, deep fried pickles, chips and fish cakes. They've had mussels and fries on there in the past which is also so satisfying and priced right. Basically good stuff to pair with beer.

    The daily deals especially bring me out. Tuesday is $1 oysters and $6 pints. Thursday is $2.50 tacos and $7 beer flights--those tacos make for a good, cheap lunch.

    In addition to $1 oysters, their support of local breweries is a big part of why I choose them out of all the places to go in the neighbourhood. Keep it up!

    I haven't sampled much of the regular menu. It's priced probably a few dollars more than I would expect to pay in a pub.

    Photo of Midtown Kitchen & Bar - Calgary, AB, Canada. The $1/piece vegetable egg rolls (social hour menu) that are way too good. The sauce is perfect.
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    Rod M.
    Calgary, AB

    I've been here a couple of times and decided it was time to share my thoughts. This place is great. Lots of variety in drinks and food. Tonight was half price off wine bottles so we had a Pinot Noir battle and tried 3. Had some fries and had some appies. Food was great and service was excellent. Great spot in Kensington.

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    JC C.
    Calgary, AB

    Stopped in at Midtown at the tail end of our YYC Hot Chocolate Fest tour around Kensington. Had head some mixed reviews on the place but their hot chocolate sounded good (plus there was hunger) so we stopped in.

    2 of the group had the hot chocolate and said it rated right up there with the ones we had tried that day, they just forgot the cherry on the top - literally. It was meant to come with a cherry and they got none. Then saw another table get hot chocolate with cherrys.

    It was really busy in there and they had 3 servers for the whole restaurant. Not sure if that is normal on a Sunday for them, but if so they need to add some more servers.

    Food wise tried the fish tacos and they were ok. Corn tortilla and chunk of fish on top. They are little ones but it was an appetizer so that's ok. Just not blown away by the taste. It wasn't bad, but doesn't make me want to go back just to have them and fish tacos should do that. Other places get theres to make me want more so feel they can too.

    The burger on the other hand looked awesome. It was really big and juicy with a good size helping of fries. Clear winner and my friend loved it.

    Nice selection of local beers too.

    Will I go back? Probably not unless I am walking by and I am starving. But then there are so many great food options in Kensington that I will probably walk on a little further to that other burger place (not name dropping) and stop in there.

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    Photo of Midtown Kitchen & Bar - Calgary, AB, Canada
    Photo of Midtown Kitchen & Bar - Calgary, AB, Canada. YYC hot chocolate fest time!
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    Rebecca C.
    Calgary, AB

    Service service service. Knock it out of the park everytime. Taco's on Thursday with social hour on drinks I'm a happy girl.   All while watching the street life in Kensington. Taco's a big dry but it's 2.50.

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    Ryan G.
    Southwest Calgary, Calgary, AB

    Been coming here for a couple of years and have yet to have a bad experience. Staff is great. They are personable and in my experience, it seems like they genuinely care.
    Hope this place continues to thrive. Wish they would
    Bring back the smoked cabbage dish.

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    Kate B.
    Calgary, AB

    Stopped in for a weekend brunchy lunch while in the neighborhood. I really love the decor in here, its sort of modern rustic if there is such a thing. Lots of natural light, wood flooring and rich tones. I'd say Midtown is sort of a gastropub, but likely more than that as they have a well stocked bar.

    On weekends they offer a brunch menu from 11-2, with some classic breakfast fare along with burgers, salads and a few sandwich offerings.We came around 1, and found the restaurant about half full, with a mix of clientele, including some young families with children.  I chose a pint of wild rose and the triple decker grilled cheese with the soup of the day, which was cream of mushroom. Our beers came out promptly, and our meal was only a short wait after that.

    The food wasn't really up my alley, but maybe I made some bad choices. The triple decker grill cheese was just to much bread, I probably would have enjoyed a slice of tomato to cut the richness instead of more bread - but then it wouldn't have been triple decker. I also might have liked if it was a different kind of bread, maybe on sourdough or even a light rye, instead of standard, square loaf white bread.  It was also overpoweringly garlic flavored, which distracted a bit from the cheesy goodness. The soup wasn't for me at all, I had envisioned a classic cream of mushroom soup but their interpretation was a simple pureed soup of mushrooms and cream.

    I'd like to come back for a casual afternoon pint again and to try some more of their offerings as I suspect there is more to them than what I chose. It's a bit to pricey to be a regular haunt for me, but at the same time it's a nice to have more choices in Kensington.

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    Photo of Midtown Kitchen & Bar - Calgary, AB, Canada. Midtown burger and fries
    Photo of Midtown Kitchen & Bar - Calgary, AB, Canada. Triple decker grilled cheese and soup of the day (mushroom)
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    Kimberly P.
    Capitola, United States

    Picture a rainy Sunday afternoon. My boyfriend and I popped in here for some food. He got the brisket sandwich with fries and I got the steak sandwich. Hands down, the best meals we have had in a while and we have been to many restaurants around Calgary. The Brisket was full of flavor and the meat, just like the steak, melted in our mouths. The ratio of the contents of the sandwich to bun was on par. The Beer selection had a bit of everything from porters, Pilsner to lagers. The wait staff was extremely friendly and our wait time was next to none. They turned a rainy day into a nice one.

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    Wanda B.
    Calgary, AB

    Gosh I've been here so many times I can't believe I haven't reviewed it yet. My first visit was for their grand opening, the most recent time was in December with a girlfriend. We landed here on a Wednesday evening and were thrilled to learn it was half price bottle of wine night - score.

    I've always liked the food which is why I keep coming back. It's not far from where I live and has a cool bistro vibe. Prices are fair, food is good. Lots of great beers & wine to choose from. This last visit I tried the fish & chips. Being a West Coast girl I am very fussy when it comes to fish & chips...these delivered. My dinner date had the Roasted Root Vegetable Salad. She was also pleased.

    A fun place to hang out with friends, a date or family. Oh yes they allow kids until 8 or 9 I think - another bonus!

    Photo of Midtown Kitchen & Bar - Calgary, AB, Canada. Roasted Root Vegetable Salad (yum)
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    Lynzie L.
    Calgary, AB

    Usually order the chicken Take Home for 2 Rotisserie Chicken which includes a Whole Sunrise Farms Chicken, House Cut Fries, a large Field Greens Salad & Farmer Gravy for $32 which is a decent deal and good quality, tasty food.

    Tonight decided to try the Take Home for 2 St. Louis Ribs with 4K Farms Pork Ribs, Apple BBQ Sauce (which is not a side but on the ribs - the chicken comes with a full container of gravy), House Cut Fries & Harvest Slaw for $35. I was shocked at the tiny portion sizes compared to the chicken meal for the price they are charging. Less than a 1/3 of a container of fries (with the chicken meal it's always been full & the salad came in the same sized container) and 1/2 a cup of coleslaw for 2 people is not a meal. I inquired with the staff and they were dismissive. The fries are soggy and undercooked and the coleslaw is tasteless. The ribs are cold and barely sauced.

    To set the expectation based on what is served with the chicken dinner and then serve this seems wrong.

    Don't think I will be returning here again.

    Photo of Midtown Kitchen & Bar - Calgary, AB, Canada. Coleslaw portion for 2 people as part of the Take Home for Two rib meal.
    Photo of Midtown Kitchen & Bar - Calgary, AB, Canada. Barely a 1/3 of a container of fries as part of the Take Home for Two rib meal.

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