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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

Pigeonhole Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.6

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (25)
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Tapas (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Romance (18)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Neighbourhood Gem (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Cozy (12)
Fun (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Business Meals (8)
Authentic (7)
Casual (7)
Group Bookings (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Pre/post-theatre (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-Night Find (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
Lunch (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined 2 days ago

Always great

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined 2 days ago

Awesome food. Sooo tastey. Great sharing plates with lots to choose from. Service was great and very helpful as it was our first time and weren't sure what to order. Great for a romantic evening out, special occasion or just for some great food.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing service and even better food. Can’t say enough good things. One of the best if not the best dining experience I’ve ever had.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

Love this place! Great food always a favourite to come to!

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Loud music. at times it was distracting. Food was tasty and easily accommodated Gluten free guest

Tags: Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Awesome food. The server was a bit pretentious

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on February 7, 2018

My go-to choice for an outstanding meal in Calgary...always just a little bit different!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on February 7, 2018

Every dish was delish! It was a first time visit for the majority of our party and everyone left talking about when they’d return.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The service was the best I've had in a long time. Our server knew everything about the menu including the long wine list, she was personable and passionate. She made our dinner exceptional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Tapas
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved the food and the service! Felt like the table seatings could have been more evenly spread out the restaurant but perhaps it makes the waiter’s job easier to have people closer! Great food! Knowledgeable staff, lots of options!

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good food, cool place, music kinda loud sometimes but great experience! Delicious drinks also

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Found it to be a wonderful experience, everything we ate was delicious. Having a gluten allergy was no problem, they were very accommodating, bonus-GF onion rings? Amazing!! Great wine list. If I had only one negative to comment on it would be the small tables, hard to fit shareable plates on and when everything is this good you are going to need a lot of space! Can’t wait to go back

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food. Best in Calgary

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Love that cabbage!

Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our meal was excellent, service was great. The only issue was that it was very noisy - there was quite a loud group at the table behind us. It certainly wouldn't stop me from coming back though - nice to see it busy.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Loved this restaurant! It was recommended to us by a local foodie. Charming atmosphere, wonderful and friendly staff, unbelievable food. We’d go back in a heartbeat!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Awesome service. Was seated at a window counter but when a table became available we were moved promptly. They offered great water service making sure our water was always full and checked up on us with the food

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The vibrant food and lively atmosphere were just about perfect for us. We enjoyed everything: orange wine, sophisticated flavour profiles, great service and small plates to share.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing service and food is delicious! Will definitely be going back. Service was impecable and nice to see the entire restaurant staff working together. Thank you for a lovely experience.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food. Innovative. Tasty. Service is always very good, consistent. One of our favourite destinations. Justin Leboe would have a major success with this restaurant in any city.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
Food3
Ambience4
Service2
Value2

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Several servers and a bartender touched our table — none were knowledgeable. The bartender was unfamiliar with the wine list, and the servers did not know the ingredients in the dishes and gave incorrect information. I am celiac and one server thought flour and gluten were (always) the same thing. Additionally, the portions are tiny — there were maybe six (unshelled) mussels in our mussels appetizer. Pretty disappointing, training staff on food and wine knowledge is clearly not a priority.

Food4
Ambience5
Service3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great wine and food selection. Waygu tartar was excellent

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Menu has lots of good options and some not so great options. Defeiently try the cabbage and the dumplings!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Romantic
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Good food and very fun atmosphere. Service was amazing!

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Delicious food and even more amazing wine list.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This restaurant is definitely on our “favourites” list. Everything about it is outstanding.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Casual
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The music was too loud and it was difficult to carry on a conversation with my dinner guest. I find that more and more and it could just be a reflection of my age. However, as far as the food is concerned, most of the plates we tried were very good. The schnitzel was an exception....plain, very expensive and nothing special. The walleye was disappointing as well, just battered fish with a nondescript sauce. As the other plates we tried were good to exceptional, I was very surprised that these two dishes even made the menu. The golden beets, warm kale salad, red kuri squash and mussels were all very tasty. The apple toffee cake for dessert was also very good and quite unique. Overall the food was good. We did go at New Year's and the special invitation on the booking inferred there would be champagne but that didn't materialize. Be sure to contact the restaurant to clarify any details and don't be afraid to ask for a more detailed description of a dish in question.

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent pre-ny's dinner with neighbors. Everything was excellent on the coldest night of 2017!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our small family took my brother who lives in Toronto out for a delicious meal experience and we were all glad we chose Pigeon hole. The service was friendly, and accommodating. Our server who guided us on our culinary adventure explained each dish in detail and highlighted some of the unique flavours we could expect in each one. My brother who has had some experience with some of Canada’s most renowned restaurants was impressed. Thank you Pigeon hole for such a great experience.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 20, 2017

4 of us went to Pigeonhole for a work Christmas celebration and it was fantastic. We were looking for a fun interactive tapas style place where we could still chat and socialize while eating and it did not disappoint. The menu was fantastic, everything we ordered was delicious and our server Justin was great!
We will most definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Amazing food and amazing service from Justin. Will be back to see him ASAP! Loved the Pappy Bourbon recommendation from him.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Tapas, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, People Watching, Authentic, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 19, 2017

A really great experience! Service was amazing. Will be back!

Food2
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I found the server did not give good advice on portions so we over ordered, almost double what we needed. The dishes had promise, but with additional sauces and toppings were too Rich, aside from the beet salad which was perfect, dressed lightly and interesting combinations of beets.

Ultimately, we left Disappointed and empty of pocket leaving behind doggies bags of food we couldn’t face taking home

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Went with some friends. The food was fantastic. We ordered the cabbage because I had read in several reviews that it was good. It was delicious! We also had the ricotta dumplings, raviollo, short rib, beets, and sourdough bread. The entire meal was delicious.

Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Nice ambiance but a little too noisy for quiet conversation. Kept asking my wife to repeat herself. Food was good but not great. Would have liked it to be a little warmer. My wife enjoyed it more than I did. Service was excellent! A pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Sarah and the staff were very attentive and knowledgeable. Service was on point. Keep up the great work. Team work makes the dream work

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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 1, 2017

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

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Good food, lots of vegetarian choices

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 25, 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

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