The Nash, Calgary

Formally as a national historic site in 2002, the old National Hotel (c.1907),  now The Nash, was a typical early Alberta hotel with both a brewery and a livery stable. Located in the Inglewood district where most of the city’s prominent citizens resided, it became action centre for industry after World War I. It served the area as both a district tavern and a hotel for transient workers being so close to the lifeline of Canada, the Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P.R.).

For a number of years it was abandoned but, thankfully, not demolished.  Then Calgary Entrepreneur-Chef Michael Noble of NOtaBLE, took it on as much as a ’cause’ as a restaurant.  He and his team rebuilt, renovated and dreamed it into reality.  Now the Nash is an excellent Calgary steakhouse with an informal bar called the  Off Cut.

Like many Calgary restaurants, The Nash loves meat.  And they do it well!   My favourite seat in the house is at the restaurant bar, just watching the pit-master work his magic on the best cuts of Alberta AAA beef from flat iron to rib eye.



The Nash is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.

The Nash est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez The Nash directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.

The Nash
925 11th Street S.E.
Calgary, Alberta

T: 403-984-3365

With files from: Alberta Culture and Community Spirit, Historic Resources Management Branch (File: Des. 2093).

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