Major Tom | Calgary’s Best Restaurants 2023

Located on the 40th floor of downtown’s Stephen Avenue Place, eating at Major Tom is, truly, an uplifting experience.

What a view: Cheese toast, endive “waldorf,” marsala mushrooms, garlic shrimp and a Benchmark angus steak, served 40 floors above the city at Major Tom. Photograph by Jared Sych.

Who’s behind it?
Concorde Entertainment Group.

What’s on the menu?
Old-school Manhattan-style steak house classics with a modern touch.

Why we love this place
You’re looking at least a month in advance to score a prime-time reservation at Major Tom these days. Located on the 40th floor of downtown’s Stephen Avenue Place, eating here is, truly, an uplifting experience. Handsomely decorated with breathtaking views, the sweeping expanse of a room is packed nightly with patrons happily sipping cocktails and popping “Major tots.” Head chef Garrett Rotel, former head chef of the Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill in Kelowna, executes a menu that has wowed locals and visitors alike, including Canada’s 100 Best critics, who last year ranked Major Tom the Best New Restaurant in the country.

True, it is still relatively new, having only opened in the summer of 2021 after a year of pandemic-induced delays, but Major Tom already feels iconic, and appetizers such as the potato doughnuts and cheese toast have developed a cult following. Both pair well with instant-classic mains, such as the surf-and-turf 12-ounce A5 wagyu striploin with garlic shrimp. The cuts are beautifully marbled and properly cooked. Crispy French fries are even better with a swipe of addictive peppercorn Brandy or Bearnaise sauces. The wine list, masterminded by sommelier extraordinaire Brad Royale, truly has something for everyone.

Loud, lively and with food that lives up to the hype, it’s no wonder Tom is the hottest table in town.

700 2 St. S.W., 403-990-3954 (text only),, @themajortombar


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This article appears in the March 2023 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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