Pigeonhole

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
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  • Good for a Date
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Locally sourced contemporary Canadian Food by award-winning chef Justin Leboe.
What 950 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Pre bridal shower brunch

FF
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience all round, perfectly prepared and presented. Easy parking, Server's mistake was compensated appropriately, can't wait to return when next in Calgary!!

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

I have heard lots about Pigeonhole. It always tops the lists of top YYC restaurants. Needless to say, I had some expectations. The ambience of the restaurant is rustic, industrial and low key. The cutlery is mismatched and flowery. Everything clashes but looks smart at the same time. The menu is limited and based around this concept of sharing plates. Thats said, portions are small. We were a group of 5 and ordered the peach and tomato salad, the eggplant pancake, the larb, the charred cabbage, rigatoni and the tagliatelle. For dessert, we had the warm madellienes and the choclate mousse. Out of this, all of us really liked the larb, eggplant pancake, the charred cabbage and madellienes. The pastas were fresh but rather bland and the tomato rigatoni was tart. Their service was absolutely terrible and food was very slow to come out. We had to wait a good 10 minutes between each dish. Most sharing plate restaurants are very quick with theor orders. Our server was sweet but not attentive at all.

D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in Calgary

C
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sat at the bar. Service was excellent, attentive and knowledgable. Food was fantastic.

M
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very inventive and interesting food overall. I think that next time we will order one more light dish to complement the richer ones. The peach and tomato salad was excellent. Service was wonderful - attentive and helpful. Would have given 5 stars if the food was less salty.

BN
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good brunch

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice ambience, great food attentive servers. What's not to like?

EH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a neighborhood GEM! Loved this place! Great atmosphere, cocktails, food and service! The menu had many choices for the discerning foodie. I will be back very soon!

GM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat outside, good place to people watch. We had 2 lovely fresh salads and the 2 specials, the pasta dish was particularly delicious. We would definitely go back for more !

K
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Calgary. Every dish I’ve had there has been amazing. Highly recommend!

D
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant, great cocktails, fantastic comfort food and all for a very affordable price. And the service was stellar. Would come here again in an instant!

MI
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best service in the city!

KE
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a little gem. We shared a bunch of plates and everything was so tasty. I am Celiac and most of the menu is naturally Gluten Free. We loved it!!!!

AJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service! Great cocktail! Perfect for girls night or girls night! 😊

JA
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, service, and atmosphere but a little too loud to have a conversation without sparkly loudly.

AP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ordered almost everything on the menu for a large group and it was all delicious and ordered some more.

D
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

I'll be honest I used to love this place but it hasn't met my expectations the last few times. Menu is much more limited and taste for price seems to have changed. I really wanted to love it again this time but the dishes seemed a bit uninspired and lacking in flavour compared to earlier visits. Lamb was just dry, shredded salt flavour and was not the star dish we expected it would be. Will try again but with so many good options nearby I am hard pressed to keep choosing Pigeon Hole if this trend continues. Service was ok but they seemed a bit stretched as well.

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ben is the ultimate bartender and every member of your team has committed to excellence both BOH and FOH. Thank you

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food were amazing, as per usual!

JB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time going back for brunch. Great vibe and the food is yummy.

TG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Knowledgeable server, great staff, wonderful food... Just Like I Remember years back. Thank you for keeping up the quality of staff and food!

N
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Prix Fixe menu was excellent. Wine per glass very expensive- $17/glass
Noise level way too loud- music was good but could be a lot quieter and enable a conversation at the table

BR
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Charred cabbage and beef tartar were my favourite. DELISH! Our server was great and on point with providing recommendations.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was excellent. Willing to accommodate our baby by switching our table.

IM
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, very tasty and fresh and very attentive service. The restaurant itself was very cozy.
However, the only disappointment was the dessert. We have ordered two desserts; Madeleines with sauce and strawberries with cream. Madeleines were very dry and not very tasty, the sauce was just a plain caramel sauce, too thick for dipping (if that's what it was meant for) the fruit dessert was nothing special; too sour for my taste buds. Next time I will definitely skip the desserts. Highly recommend this place.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for the Calgary Summer Feast and it was spectacular. The food was sooooo good! Ambiance was lovely and service was great. I will be back!

LW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Earlybrid breakfast at Pigeonhole is my absolute favorite breakfast in the city! I took my mom here for the first time and she was blown away. Food, service and value was incredible. The pancakes are also phenomenal, a must-try if you’re doing breakfast!

Thank you to Brittany and the entire Pigeonhole team for the incredible service!❤️

A
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Went there for breafast/brunch with my husband (celiac) and daughter. Everyone enjoyed what they had. My husband had the scrambled eggs, he said they were the best he's ever had! I had the egs benny, it was delish. My daughter had the BLT, she said it ok.... didn't have much flavour, after tasting it I would have to agree. Loved the decor and service was excellent. Will definitely be back!

O
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was mediocre, service was borderline condescending and the music was loud everyone had to scream to hear each other.

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came for the summer feast and we were pleasantly surprised by everything. There was a bit of Asian fusion that we weren’t expecting and it worked very well! Highly recommend the charred cabbage. Cocktails were also very good, but somewhat expensive.

CT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great relaxing ambience with really attentive staff. Had the shrimp and grits + pancakes which came out quickly too. Really enjoyed the food- simple yet so comforting to the taste buds. Was already planning to come back as we finished. Extra points for the restaurant parking close by. A must visit for brunch.

KD
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We tried Pigeonhole for the first time during summer feast and we were so impressed right from the time we walked in. Very friendly and courteous staff, the ambiance is casual and preppy, food was absolutely delicious. They were really busy that night but the quality of service was still very good. We were seated at the bar and Benson (the bartender) served us - he only made the whole experience that much better with casual conversation, constantly checking in on us and to top it off, he also enhanced our food with different wine pairings for the Alberta lamb dish and the desserts - couldn’t hav asked for a better experience and we will definitely be back!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We came to pigeonhole for summer feast, the food was amazing! The service was great, our server was knowledgable and despite being quite busy took great care of us and given my dietary restrictions was able to accommodate some substitutions. As always the wine and cocktail list was a real treat! Every time we come to pigeonhole it is an excellent experience and this was no exception.

BW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Very accommodating for my gluten allergy.

AR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very pleasant experience. Left completely satisfied.

WM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great value: SUmmerFeast
Fantastic flavour combinations!:
Salads and mains!

Nice to be able to share and try everything!
Banana in the chocolate mousse was not good!.....we all felt the same.

Madeleines- fantastic

Would we go back? Absolutely!

M
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The Summer Feast menu was not really innovative as it was featuring existing items

DJ
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We went to Pigeonhole for Date Night during Calgary's Prix Fixe event. We were very pleasantly surprised that we both were able to try everything on this special menu. Plenty of delicious food to try and share. I loved the casual atmosphere of this clean and welcoming restaurant. Our server was very good - attentive but not overbearing.
The only complaint that we have is that the music was way too loud for conversation and the type of music was annoying - more suitable for a club than a restaurant.

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