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Major Tom is a team of industry specialists serving partners from offices in New York, Toronto, and Vancouver since 2000. The company combines the top-level strategy found at an established consultancy with the implementation and technological capabilities found at leading agencies.

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33 E 33rd St Suite 1108

New York, New York, 10016,

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Chorney-Booth: Major Tom Bar lifts off with food that matches the view

Jul 31, 2021

Author of the article: Article content Some restaurant openings warrant more fanfare than others and Calgarians would be hard-pressed to think of a single restaurant launch that has come with more anticipation than that of Major Tom Bar, which opened its doors in early July. Initially, the buzz around the newest property in the Concorde Group’s increasingly eclectic collection of restaurants has mostly been about the long wait for it to actually open. Talk about the group opening a lounge on the 40th floor of Stephen Avenue Place (formerly Scotia Centre) has been circulating for years, long before the start of the pandemic. A swishy opening was planned for spring of 2020 and cancelled for obvious reasons and then the restaurant, which requires an elevator ride to get to, has no opportunity for a patio, and isn’t exactly conducive to takeout, has sat fully completed but idle, waiting for restrictions to lift so it could open. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Try refreshing your browser, or Article content It’s an unfortunate story and a handy illustration of what the pandemic has done to the restaurant industry. But ultimately, the delay in opening is far from the most interesting thing about Major Tom. One day, when the pandemic is in our review mirror, the restaurant’s birth story will be a footnote in its history. The real story here is about what a gamechanger this ambitious restaurant is for a city like Calgary. When guests take the ear-popping, 40-storey ride up to the restaurant (there’s an attendant waiting on the ground floor to guide people) they’ll find an enormous, almost 200-seat dining room full of energy and glamour. Designed by the ubiquitous FRANK Architecture, the room feels like a bumping hotspot from the ‘70s, though the design references are subtle and only gently hint at any sort of retro vibe. The views here are the biggest feature (Major Tom’s staff can practically wave at their Concorde colleagues over in the Calgary Tower’s Sky 360 restaurant), with tables lining the windows that surround most of the dining room. Advertisement Article content All too often these restaurants with a view play it too safe for their own good, relying on location to draw in customers, something that the Major Tom team was bent on avoiding. Garrett Martin, the Concorde culinary director who is overseeing the kitchen team (which is in turn led by head chef Garrett Rotel), had a challenging task in executing a vision that is approachable enough to fill a large restaurant with a higher-end price point while still surprising and delighting with food that is creative and crave-worthy enough to rival heralded Concorde properties like Model Milk and Bridgette Bar. At first glance, the menu skews towards steak house classics, with a beef program built on Benchmark Angus steaks (ranging from $57 to $89), prime rib ($63) and Wagyu cuts (market price), but the menu goes much further. Martin’s strategy was to take classic dishes typical of a sky-view restaurant, while offering twists at every turn, with dishes like crispy hen egg appetizers with pepperoni jam ($6), outrageously gooey cheese toast ($11), tomato and brioche salad with a sweet and spicy dressing ($14), a cacio e pepe spaghetti ($11 for a half order or $21 for a full), slow-roasted duck with pistachio puree ($41), and baked Alaska made with bourbon semifreddo ($19) for dessert. Advertisement Article content “It’s a really beautiful mix of old meets new, from the room to the menu, the cocktails and the service style,” Martin says. “And that’s influenced what we do in the kitchen — the food feels refined but not stuffy. We have the classics, but we want people to come in and order the Caesar salad and say it’s the best one they’ve ever had before.” Martin purposely wrote a menu that would not go too in-depth on every element of each dish so that diners wouldn’t be overwhelmed by chef-speak or feel foolish if they didn’t recognize every ingredient listed. While there is plenty of adventure to be found at Major Tom, the name of the game is to show everyone a good time without veering toward the middle of the road. As with many other Concorde properties, the drinks are far from an afterthought, with a selection of cocktails created by Wyatt Sutherland and Nate Wry that are worth the elevator ride alone. Working in harmony with the food menu, the cocktail list features some classics (they call them “covers”) with some unexpected surprises like the gin martini with lemon mascarpone olives, as well as some originals and a pair of dessert cocktails. All of which makes Major Tom Bar worth the hype for reasons that have nothing to do with that pesky year and a half delay. The restaurant is located at #4000, 700 2nd St. S.W. and can be reached at 403-990-3954 or majortombar.ca . It is open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (until 12 a.m. on Saturdays) with plans to launch lunch service in the fall. Reservations are highly recommended, though a chunk of tables are always reserved for walk-ins. Elizabeth Chorney-Booth can be reached at elizabooth@gmail.com. Follow her on Twitter at @elizaboothy or Instagram at @elizabooth. Share this article in your social network Share this Story: Chorney-Booth: Major Tom Bar lifts off with food that matches the view

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Major Tom Acquisitions

2 Acquisitions

Major Tom acquired 2 companies. Their latest acquisition was 6S Marketing on July 03, 2018.

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Major Tom Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Major Tom has 1 strategic partners and customers. Major Tom recently partnered with Flipdish on July 7, 2020.

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7/17/2020

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Flipdish

Ireland

Agency Shoutouts for Innovation During COVID-19 – Blue Door

Noticing a gap in the market with current apps , the partnership between Flipdish and Major Tom aimed to put control back into the hands of restaurants , while also allowing them to retain valuable data .

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7/17/2020

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Flipdish

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Ireland

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Agency Shoutouts for Innovation During COVID-19 – Blue Door

Noticing a gap in the market with current apps , the partnership between Flipdish and Major Tom aimed to put control back into the hands of restaurants , while also allowing them to retain valuable data .

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