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About Pigeonhole

Calgary wine and snack bar by award-winning chef Justin Leboe.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
2nd St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 452-4694

Website:
http://www.pigeonholeyyc.ca/

Executive Chef:
Justin Leboe

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Offers

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Toast to a great year! Join us on Sunday, December 31st for Champagne and our regular a la carte menu. We will operate a two hour seating time per reservation, thank you for your understanding. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Pigeonhole Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (36)
Good for a Date (34)
Special Occasion (32)
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Creative Cuisine (30)
Tapas (30)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Fun (15)
Cozy (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Romance (15)
Neighbourhood Gem (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Hot Spot (12)
People Watching (12)
Casual (11)
Seasonal (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Authentic (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Pre/post-theatre (6)
Business Meals (5)
Group Bookings (5)
Healthy (5)
Organic (5)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-Night Find (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Gluten-Free Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Lunch (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

Pigeonhole never disappoints! Thank you to our server and the bartender for accommodating our cocktail requests that weren't on the menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tapas, People Watching
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing food and amazing service. Truly one of the best restaurants in Calgary.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 28, 2017

Good food, lots of vegetarian choices

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 26, 2017

Absolutely fantastic. A very busy and high paced atmosphere but still somehow so relaxing. Feels very casual but the attention to detail here is of note. Food was 100% on point, this is what fine dining should be like in my opinion.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always great to go back to pigeon hole and share it with friends who hadn’t been before. The charred cabbage is the star as always but the duck pancakes came in at a close second for best bites

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our waitress was exceptional. Food and wine were excellent. Our only concern was the noise level. They turned up the music at 9:00 PM making it impossible to have a conversation. It always makes we wonder why restaurants do this. When having a dinner party at home, you would never have the music even half this loud. We cut our evening short because we couldn't talk to each other.

Tags: Tapas
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Absolutely phenomenal! Loved our meal and can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

vip
 (London)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I loved the ambience of the restaurant but was disappointed with the food. The charred cabbage dish was the biggest disappointment....a mountain of cheddar cheese was piled on top of the delicious cabbage. Unfortunate because the food is not cheap.

Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value2

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great atmosphere, Tasty food but small portions. I am getting tired of the small portion scene in Calgary.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
Food4
Ambience4
Service4

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food and service as always.

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Pigeon Hole was phenomenal and the cabbage is a must have. We will definitely be back for more. Ambiance is good and the service was prompt. Sometimes can take a while for your order to be processed, but we didn't mind the wait.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Tapas, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant on 17th. The menu is always fresh, interesting and original. The staff are well trained and knowledgeable. Excellent atmosphere is what one notices right away, with amazing food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on October 31, 2017

The cabbage and mimolette dish: why was the mimolette so soft? It's supposed to be a very hard cheese ... the mayonnaise inside the dish made it way too rich for us. We could not finish the other dishes. But we loved the wagyu tartare !
We will come back. Cool atmosphere, decor friendly service. The bar was a bit smelly... better look into that.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Awesome. All around!!! Food, cocktails, wine and service. And our waiter went out of his way to find the perfect wine for us. Ae really felt taken care of.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Pigeon Hole had the cutest ambiance and best food. The golden beet dish was amazing!!

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a most enjoyable meal. The menu options are interesting and the wine list has some unusual choices. The service was excellent. Would definitely dine here again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food and service were incredible!

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My first visit to Pigeonhole was absolutely fantastic. Love the atmosphere and design of the restaurant. Very cool and trendy. I was entertaining a friend from out of town and she was very impressed. We had the fish tacos, ricotta dumplings, flank steak, charred cabbage and beets. Everything was fantastic. The ricotta dumplings were definitely my favourite! The charred cabbage was delicious however our only critique was the presentation (covered in shredded cheese and didn't match the the delicateness of the other dishes). Overall, amazing experience and will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 20, 2017

First-time at Pigeonhole and it was great! All of the sharing plates we had were fabulous! Service was great, our server was knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations. We’ll be back!

Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was good. Service was excellent. The music was too loud and seats were very close.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 19, 2017

If you don't like the Pigeon Hole then you're pretty much an idiot who shouldn't be allowed to go and eat in nice places.

Amazing, creative cuisine and extraordinary knowledge from the server (Sarah) made this a truly great dining experience. The kitchen completely nails combining exciting tastes, as well as textures, with the good choice of dishes - whilst retaining class and grace. The extensive wine list (with awesome advice from Sarah) was always going to have something to cater to the palette and compliment our culinary choices. The dining and restaurant space itself is super-cool, but not trying too hard to find a style or create brand. It does't follow any trend or pattern which makes it interesting and unique to be in. It is a tiny bit quirky and maybe a little bit eccentric, but not junky or goofy, remaining tactful and precise. It is well laid out, but doesn't feel regimented. And the open kitchen space creates amazing atmosphere coupled with the great track list from the record player and sweet art pieces. An easy, pleasing space to be in whilst being served brilliant food.

Sarah was one of the best servers I've had, I hope you are lucky enough to have her host your meal when you visit this place (because if you don't then you may as well idiot yourself into the bracket that I opened with in this review).

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was fabulous and very unique. Our server Sarah was outstanding to help with ordering appropriate quantities for our ladies night which included one GF diner. The one small problem was the music being a little bit too loud for visiting. Fortunately the tables are small and intimate to make visiting still possible. Well worth the effort to deal,with the 17th road 'destruction'.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on October 19, 2017

Fabulous flavours. Great recommendations. Will definitely visit Pigeon Hole again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Hot Spot, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

A great room, very congenial service at the bar counter, for food and recommendations. A menu for sharing .

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The menu is very varied and original. The food is amazing and the service very friendly. Best part of my stay in Calgary!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was amazing and service too. Good background music.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Always a great experience at Pigeon Hole!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 11, 2017

wonderful room, service, food, drinks. highly recommended to all, and the chefs are cute too.

10/10 will return.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Hot Spot, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Staff and food was overall really good! I would recommend others to try.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

A friend and myself had reservations at the Bar on a Saturday evening. The service and ambiance was nice and friendly right from the beginning. We would like to say a big thank you for taking wonderful care of us and for accommodating our requests all evening in making perfect cocktails, suggesting wine and for making sure any dish we chose was gluten free. Our favourite dish, which we kept re-ordering was the fish tacos. And, thank you for the fresh sliced apples on a very pretty dish at the end of the evening, since I could not eat any of the desserts on the menu. This was my third time at Pigeonhole and I always leave feeling welcome and more than satisfied.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

A birthday dinner for my best friend. Had 8 dishes and they were ALL amazing. The waiter was also one of the best I've ever had. There when you needed him but not hovering. My favorite dish was the grilled cabbage.... who knew cabbage could taste that delicious. We'll be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Fabulous food … the variety of small plates allows a "create your own tasting menu" experience. Music in the restaurant was excellent but a bit louder than we prefer.

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Our first visit to Pigeonhole was great. The atmosphere captures and vibe captures that of larger cities, we didn't feel as though we were in Calgary. Our server was attentive and provided some great recommendations. The food was enjoyable, the cabbage (yes, the cabbage), is a must have. The ribs were a bit disappointing, texture of peanut and flavour of smoke, but nothing special. The lobster mushroom dish, is more of a corn and ham hash, so as not to expect a heavy mushroom dish.

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, People Watching
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on September 26, 2017

An anniversary. I bought into an existing business...my business partner has now owned our business for 32 years as of mid September. Our business moved right across the street from Pidgeonhole last year and we celebrated with the Champagne & Caviar Special they have on Mondays.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Before this visit, Pigeon Hole was my favourite restaurant in Calgary. So this review is totally biased, because now the Pigeon Hole is probably my favourite restaurant in the world. Everything was outstanding and so flavourful. The Taber Corn was the best corn on the cob that I've ever had in my life. It is only available when in season but wow was it ever worth the visit. Be adventurous and try everything and anything...you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 20, 2017

What a treat! Amazing food and very friendly staff.

Food2
Ambience2
Service4
Value2

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Upon entering the restaurant we were advised there was a table coming in 2.5 hours after us. It wasn't a very welcoming gesture. They also brought all of our food out all at once, before we'd finalized the wine selection. It felt slightly rushed.

Tags: Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 16, 2017

had our anniversary dinner here and could not have enjoyed it any more than we did. Our server and the food were both great.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Finally a small plates restaurant in town that doesn't feel likeva ripoff. Everything about the food and service was at the utmost highest possible level. Don't miss the cabbage!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Awesome restaurant. Any place that has Russian caviar on the menu has me hooked right away. Eclectic wine list, great service, place is a gem. My friend is a Vegetarian so we shared a number of vegetable plates, all of which were delicious.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem

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