Pigeonhole

4.7
626 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Locally sourced contemporary Canadian Food by award-winning chef Justin Leboe.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Canadian, Farm-to-table, Global, International
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Hours of Operation
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(403) 452-4694
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Justin Leboe
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
2nd St
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
626 reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
76%
Very Good
18%
Good
3%
Fair
3%
Poor
0%
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food. Service was wonderful. So well timed. The way they bring out the dishes is perfect! Loved sharing, we got to try 10 different things.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We've been to Pigeonhole many times before, and it NEVER disappoints. They revamp their menu all the time, so there are always new dishes to try, their staff are AMAZING - friendly, personable, attentive and VERY knowledgeable about both their food and wine menus - and it is just a wonderfully fun, classy/casual place.

LOVE this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service and delicious food! Portions were reasonable for 2 of us to share.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

All the dishes were delicious. Great service too. One of the best meals I have ever had. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Cowboy hats off to the chef!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a great night out enjoying fabulous food. Will definitely be back!

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

First visit on expense account was great. Second visit on one’s own tab really turned us off. 18 $ for one appetizer with razor thin portions of tuna. Waiter wrote it off - so he was a good guy but still! Left starving.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Visiting Calgary and went out to Pigeon hole for a great meal.

Loved the ambiance on the patio, the beautiful china serving plates, and how the food was thoughtfully served and paired based on what we ordered. Lovely experience. Can dress casual or smart formal.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

We had such a nice time. Loved the cheese plate and had some delicious wines.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Ben, the bartender was exceptional!! Sit, at the bar at least on one occasion, to enjoy his amazing service and knowledge of menu and cocktails and wine!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great experience. Food was excellent and our waiter Mitchell was fun and knowledgeable

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2.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Disappointed. Service was poor. Everything was off tonight. relaxed attitude about things that were off. Used to be memorable but won’t be back

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great food and service. However, the music is so loud it is difficult to have a conversation. Too bad. Otherwise a great restaurant.

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Pigeonhole comes highly recommended by food critics as one of the top 30 restaurants in Calgary.
We are a group of 5 and our reserved table was right in front of the open kitchen. Thankfully our conversation was not drowned out by chefs behind us shouting out orders. Our server Mitchell was attentive, kept the water coming, and answered all our questions about menu items.
The extensive wine menu did not disappoint. Mitchell allowed us to taste a wine before committing to a full $15 glass. The meat and potatoe lovers in our group could not find a snack to their liking. We did not ask what the market price was for the Angus beef rib steak preferring to stick to the pork ribs, pasta, and bone marrow. The latter is definitely is an acquired taste. I guess meat Jell-O is the best way to describe it and it wasn't to my liking. There was lots of toasted sourdough bread to use as "vessels" for all the vegetable dishes but no rice or potatoes. Our favourite dish was the colourful cherry tomato salad. The ricotta was refreshing and Ioveage gave a unique taste to the dish.
Overall Pigeonhole was not to the liking of this group of 40-something women. Snacking was very pricey and not filling.

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Music too noisy...food excellent but very small portions...quite expensive for what you get

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Another great night at Pigeonhole. Justin Leboe's inventive food is always great.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The Best! The Best! The Best!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Thank you for a wonderful evening! The service was outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and wine. Innovative, delicious and beautifully presented. We loved the concept of shared plates!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Incredible food and outstanding service! This was my second time dining at pigeon hole, and it definitely won’t be my last. Love the ingenuity of the menu!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Impeccable service by our blue eyed goddess! So much fun, great vibe and decor. Thank you for a perfect evening!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Our second time at Pigeonhole was equally as positive as our first. Reminds us of the best of Napa. Casually sophisticated. Welcoming feel with first rate and helpful service, great cocktails, tasty and inventive shared plates at very reasonable prices for this level of dining. Chef Justin Leboe and team really do a great job in all areas. Our current yyc fave.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Amazing experience! We had friends visiting from Europe - Pigeonhole made their first night in Canada perfect!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

My wife has a gluten allergy. Sarah our waitress recommended some great dishes to accommodate my wife allergy. The service Sarah and the rest of the Pigeon Hole staff provided was exceptional!

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

This is an upscale small plates restaurant that is very popular in Calgary. Each dish is presented beautifully and is very tasty With unusual combinations.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Service and food were excellent, our server Jess recommended most of our meal and it was well presented and delicious. The noise level made it hard to converse and music level was too loud to be comfortable, the music choice was eclectic but fun , just too loud to hold conversations.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Excellent experience overall. The only thing was we needed to move from outside to inside. We started out on the patio because it was such a warm sunny day. We quickly noticed that the outdoor seating area was tiny and cramped. The decor and ambiance did not match the inside of the restaurant. It was also very dusty and with every gust of wind we got a face full of dust and the plates and menus were covered in dust. My friend found a caterpillar on her dress 😂
Anyways, we moved inside (which our server was very gracious about) and everything was great from then on!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

We had a really amazing time at pigeonhole. From the decor to the service to the food and drinks, everything was immaculate. Would definitely recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This was our second time at Pigeonhole and both times have been outstanding. I think this will be a place that we will keep going to as their menu changes very regularly. I would also recommend going outside of your comfort zone here. We ordered the Bone Marrow and it was AMAZING!

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

A little loud. Always appreciate the service and extra touches. Classy.
Cocktail was extraordinary.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Pigeonhole never disappoints, be it with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday or a romantic night out they have the table you will want to make it the perfect experience. On top of the environment they have created they also serve some of the best food in the city and even the country. Well worth every penny every time.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Top notch small plates, great cocktails, with a cool, relaxed vibe. Really enjoyed it.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Yummy and delicious, can't wait to go back. The Charred Cabbage....amazing. A foodie adventure for sure. Great service on top of it all.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Really enjoyed our share plates dinner. Great service, a unique & tasty variety of food as well as a fun lively atmosphere made for a great evening out!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

One of the best restaurants in the country

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

The server and the food were top notch. The plate suggestions, the pacing, and the flavours of the dishes were complementary. The fact they served food on very pretty dinnerware was an extra perk. Just added to the overall atmospher of fun.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Pigeonhole is one of my favourite places to dine in Calgary and Monday night was no exception. The cocktails, wine and food were brilliant and the service, provided by Mitchell, was outstanding. I'm looking forward with anticipation to dining here again in the near future.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food is always fantastic, and the service is always exceptional.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

New menu items were delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Loved every part of our dining experience here. Thanks Pigeonhole for making our birthday dinner out such a delicious one.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The food was amazing. We were very happy with everything we ordered. Service was quite slow, but the food made up for it.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Great food and service

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