The Block Kitchen and Lounge – Calgary, Alberta

I decided to go backwards, instead of my usual as it’s more “interesting” to me. Work has really been an intersting period in 2020 so I’ve been pigging out a big from Christmas, to New Years and of course Chinese New Years. So, pigging out at lunch, we went to Mount Pleasant and found ourselves at The Block. This parking lot was filled with fancy cars so it was a bit intimidating as I was wondering if I could afford this place!

We got in and a hot drink was what I was going for. I ordered one of their special drinks and it’s really pretty!! The marshmallows were hard, but softened in the hot chocolate. It never melted and disintegrated so it was a fun treat to poke my fingers in the mug and slurp it. Yes, I’m aware I’m not fancy enough for a place like this and my grace is the reason why my bosses can’t take me out of the office.

I was starving to be honest, and I just wanted to eat everything. I ended up ordering their Roast Beef Dip and it was really good. Although the au jus was lacking in flavour, we really didn’t need it as the roast beef was so flavourful. It was a bit on the drier side without the au jus but it was perfectly fine. The fried onion really added a level of taste and texture that I truly enjoyed.

We also ordered a plate of Spaghetti and Meatballs and their portion sizes were huge!! There were a lot of meatballs on the plate with lots of flavour in their sauce and the meatballs. It was really an excellent dish especially from a lounge!

I really enjoyed my time here and the waitress was very pleasant. Her memory was amazing and everything about her elevated my experience here. She really made my morning and I’m happy. The lounge side was spacious with lots of seats. They have a restaurant side as well, which I didn’t even bother to poke my head there. I think I need to venture to this area more actually!

The Block

2411 4 St NW,
Calgary, AB