La Chaumiere

4.8
199 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Notable Wine List
Please contact the restaurant directly for lunch reservations.

Cuisine:

Since 1978 La Chaumière has served old world French cuisine with a decidedly Canadian influence. Chef Bob Matthews and his team of culinary experts deliver nothing but the best, made with only top quality ingredients.

Le Vin:

La Chaumière is very proud of its wine cellar, which contains over 800 vintages from around the world including everything from sparkling wines to armagnacs. It would be our pleasure to create a wine pairing suitable for any occasion.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday
Lunch: 11:45am - 2:30pm
(for lunch reservations please contact the restaurant @ 1.403.228.5690 or lachaumiere@shaw.ca)

Dinner: 5:30pm - 12:00am

Saturday
Dinner: 5:30pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(403) 228-5690
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Bob Matthews
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
1st ST SW
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Banquet, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful evening! I met a friend for supper and we had a relaxed evening of fabulous food, delicious wine and great conversation! The lobster bisque was prepared table side and the delicious aroma was only exceeded by the taste. Our fish was cooked to perfection and every detail of the meal and the evening was outstanding. We wanted some help selecting wine and we were directed to a very reasonably priced delicious bottle of wine. The service was attentive but relaxed. We had a lot of catching up to do and were never rushed off the table. I’ll be returning to La Chaumiere soon!

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FC
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, wonderful elegant ambience, attentive helpful service. One of the very best restaurants anywhere. Perfect for special occassion.

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JF
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the finest restaurants in which we have dined in 2018. Superb in all categories.

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MA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

We were looking to revisit a couple of old favourites, and so La Chaumiere seemed an obvious choice. I booked it through Open Table and said it was a special occasion, which doesn't seem to have affected anything. I was seated with my back to the room facing a wall, which I quickly changed myself. Appetizers were okay, but nothing to write home about. Ordered black cod (me) and duck (him) and each tried a bite of the other's meal. He declared my fish too fishy, and I declared his duck EXTREMELY chewy and tough. When the waiter came to check, he whisked away the duck and replaced it with veal. I kept my meal (my choice). Again, nothing to write home about. Their wine list is as expected, and rather on the reasonable side for cost.

Unrelated to food: The older waiter there kept making a weird choking or coughing noise, like he had a hairball, which was quite distracting. I feel bad about mentioning it, because I'm sure he wasn't doing it on purpose... maybe he has a sinus polyp or something. Also, their music is truly terrible. At first I thought, Oh, Flute, that's something different, but it got quite wearing, and the quality of the sound was not good.

All in all, it's sad to say that maybe LC's time is up... there's only so long you can go on playing the same old song, and there are some excellent places to go eat quality French cuisine now.

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GH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent waiters food service five stars. Will recommend to friends and family and will return .

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Fantastic food and impeccable service. Thanks Milan,

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BB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary and the service and dining experience was awesome! highly recommend.

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T
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service and food was superbly prepared. Waiter was helpful in suggesting entrees and other courses.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great service and even better food.

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KH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

It was really good food! If you’re looking for an authentic French experience and good service go here! Atmosphere a bit “older” but a nice change to the modern funky vibes.

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S
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

La Chaumiere came highly recommended from friends who previously lived in Calgary. It didn’t disappoint. The whole experience was outstanding. Food, wine, dessert, along with a great discussion with the owner. It was obvious they have a regular crowd and they were extremely welcoming to my wife and I. The owner wanted to make sure we had a great evening. Definitely will return next time we are in Calgary.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great food!

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Milan our server was exceptional with service and all selections, the entire meal and wine selection was a great experience. Highly recommend.

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JV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had an outstanding time with a great waiter and the meal was fabulous and his recommendation of French Pinot Noir was right on! It was a birthday occasion as written through OpenTable and the restaurant made the dessert dish perfect for the celebration, without being asked!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Service and ambience was pretty good, but food was mediocre. The appetizers were alright, nothing special. The entree was quite disappointing, with the beef being extremely dry.

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FL
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food,excellent service,and good friends made the maximum of outing!

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RM
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our favourite restaurant in Calgary to celebrate special occasions. Food is exquisite and the service is great. The wine list is extensive and the sommelier's knowledge is thorough. Never had a bad experience since my family first enjoyed La Chaumiere 30+ years ago.

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EK
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great setting, wonderful food, great service. Made our anniversary all the more special.

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RS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Atmoshpere and wonderful food.
the Service is always First Rate!

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b
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

fine French!!!!!! wonderful ambiance and the owner was incredible

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M
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again a wonderful experience on our anniversary. Staff excellent as was the food

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CW
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Delay due to a very large party ordering 200+ items, but they were very good about dealing with it.

Tremendous French wine list.

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GG
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good service, food, and atmosphere. Great wine list.

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S
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing classic French restaurant with elegant surroundings and outstanding cuisine. Of note for our dining party - the lobster bisque (made at the table), salad of avocado fan with cucumber, tomatoes and curry dressing, Chateaubriand (finished at the table) and Grand Marnier souffles were all so delicious. Waitstaff was top quality and provided excellent service as one would expect here.

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R
Calgary
35 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Classic French cuisine in the old school tradition.

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was as gracious as we remember from past experiences. Particularly appreciated the quiet table, the careful attention to detail and the professionalism of the staff.

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W
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

La Chaumiere is by far my most favourite restaurant, for both business dinners and personal dining. Food and service are always first rate. It is quiet which is great for business meetings. In my option this us the best restaurant in Calgary.

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NG
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Finally we found a good restaurant in Calgary!
Excellent food ,friendly staff, European style! thank you!

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a
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

elegant surroundings and professional service. elegance, formal menu, and high price point make this a destination for special occasions.

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CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent and personable and personalized service. Great food and fantastic wine list. Service was outstanding.

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our nephew worked there during his Chef apprenticeship and recommended it to us. We were not disappointed in the slightest. What a wonderful experience. The service, food and decor were absolutely outstanding. I think no matter what you ordered you would leave totally satisfied. All three of us agreed this was one of the finest dinning experiences we have ever had in a very long time.

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CS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was fabulous! We will definitely be going back.

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NK
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

C'est magnifique. Wonderful and comfortable old school French restaurant/ambiance, many of which died in last recession. Cuisine is excellent, sauces were succulent like only the French can do. All dishes were prepared just right. Wish I could eat here every night except I'd be obese and broke.

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JR
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

La Chaumiere has been a family favourite for years as a special place to go. The food is great, as well as the service, and you can actually talk to your friends without being blasted by too loud music. The owners make us feel welcome.

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JZ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The venue is very good; food was good but not excellent. I think is too expensive for the quality of food. Staff was very nice.

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AG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food, great surroundings and service. This is a wonderful place for dinner.

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l
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome restaurant. Everything wonderful from the gourmet food to the service and personal welcoming of the owner. Truly a magnificent evening. We enjoyed the escargot, hearts of palm salad, rack of lamb Chilean sea bass, very nice wine and grand Marnier soufflé. Would be at the top of our restaurant list next time we visit Calgary.

I did have a lot of trouble however booking with open table. The available times shown were very late and not at all reality with tables available at an earlier time. I had to go into open table multiple times to get earlier time options. Very frustrating, but had I not we might not have even eaten there due to the late reservation options shown. Not sure what happened with the whole reservation system!

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K
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is the best restaurant in Calgary. The cuisine is outstanding, the service is attentive and the tables are luxurious. The dining room is spacious and quiet.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I dined for my birthday and it was excellent. Food was exquisite, staff were attentive and professional - would definitely recommend as I must try.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great service, authentic french restaurant. they import starter bread from France.. that was so delicious and friendly staff. I didn't know the place was so formal. I was looking for casual French restaurant however my friend and myself quite enjoyed it.

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