La Chaumiere

4.8
173 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
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
Additional
Banquet, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 173 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.9
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Quiet
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Everything was fabulous! We will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was exceptional and the service was excellent. Our evening was very special.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Service was great, food was great, ambiance is great, though having the place to ourselves helped a lot. People complaining about the decor just don't appreciate the French aesthetic they've tried to establish. If you're looking for a high class dinner and can pay the high class price, this is a great option.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Our go-to restaurant for special occasions when it is my wife's choice. It isn't cheap but we've never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Birthday dinner. Quite loud as there was a group there.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Very nice meal, service was great. We had the salmon and cod. The Grand Marnier souffle was divine.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We really enjoy French food and this is the prefect place if you are looking for that. Ser vice was great and so was the food. The place was a little dated but we didnt mind that at all, it gives the restaurant character. We really enjoyed our experience and will be back for sure.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our celebratory dinner was a great experience. Notably, the service was top-notch without being intrusive. The servers worked as a team, and our waiter (André, I think it was, from Bordeaux) was excellent in his recommendations for both wine and food. The ambience was friendly and relaxing. It's not your everyday dining experience, but I highly recommend it for something occasional. We will return.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Brutal all around.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

La Chaumière has been a part of the Calgary dining scene for ages and I have only recently returned to it. I was very pleasantly surprised. It is truly fine dining. The restaurant is beautiful. The food is expertly prepared and well thought out and surprisingly reasonably priced, particularly for the quality. I can say the exact same thing about their wine list. The stand-out at this restaurant though, is the service. The waitstaff is interested, experienced, professional and very happy to be practicing their craft on such a deserving institution. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was very good and attentative to detail. Food was also very good.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was awesome. The only thing they gave us plates and knives for bread. Even brought the little butter balls but never got the bread which is one of the things my husband really likes.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing as always. Impeccable service. Outstanding food. Joe is simply the best.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food but really expensive . Portion smaller than expected. I guess that's the way the French eats.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Absolutely fabulous, great meal and service.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent as usual. Best service in Calgary...by far. It is nice going to a place that has professional wait staff (not students at their night job). Food is always great. Joe & Joseph run a tight ship and it shows. Take advantage of the great prices on the wine menu as well.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Amazing service right from the start. They make you feel like you are leaving the dream literally. Food was excellent and the time that it came out was perfect. Great selection of wine. It is the place to go for a night to remember.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

The service and the food was fantastic

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

A great place for New Years Dinner. Great food, great, staff, lots of parking.. Well worth the price.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

We have been to La Chaumiere many times over the years for special occasions and have never been disappointed. The services was impeccable, the food was creative and properly prepared, the wine list is extensive and the ambiance was superb. All in all, an ideal choice for anyone who desires a touch of class for a special evening at a reasonable price at a location where it is possible to actually have a conversation.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Spectacular meal as always. Of our party of 6, 3 had never been there before, so it was an added treat for them. The wine menu is still one of the best in the entire city. Everything lived up to my expectations, always like La Chaumiere for high end special occasions.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Greeted by a friendly jovial Italian gentleman, either the owner or manager. It is a formal dining venue which at times suit me well. The waiting staff were polite and precise without being overly familial. A little longer wait suited to the style. Food preparation was excellent though some dishes suited our taste and others did not, it did not do away with skill in preparation and presentation. We would need to eat there more often to know our preferred dishes. It is very expensive but we can afford to do so occasionally. Quiet atmosphere which permits intimate conversation. Formal dress code, interesting to watch others dressed up. Excellent wine selection. All round pleasant.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

I HADN'T BEEN THERE FOR AWHILE AND FORGOT HOW UNIQ;UE IT WAS.. EVERYTHING WAS
PERFECT.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Authentic French fine dining

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2017

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and we were treated amazing by the staff and the food was to die for. Definitely coming back for our anniversary!

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

We visit La Chaumiere as often as we can. The staff are professional, courteous and knowledgeable. The food is of superior quality and of sufficient choice to satisfy most. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was awesome. I also enjoyed the opportunity to speak French with my hosts. Overall a great dinning experience for my family and I. I would not hesitate to recommend.

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