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Bar Von der Fels

4.7
105 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Bar Von der Fels is a wine bar in the historic Western Block located in downtown Calgary. Well curated wine list with extensive selections by the glass. Small plate focused menu by Chef Eric Hendry.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar, Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1am
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Phone number
(587) 349-2656
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Eric Hendry
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
1st Street SW
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
What 105 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We’ve been to BVDF several times and the service and wine selection is the best we’ve experienced anywhere. The food this evening was fantastic. Looking forward to our next 5Star evening. Thanks again!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Friend in from Montreal! Immediately thought of Von Der Fels. Enjoyed everything. Food was great, wine excellent and service plus! Always have a great time here!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Staff were very good and did a great job of helping us pair wines with food.

Presentation of dishes was very good.

Taste and uniqueness of food was interesting and good.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great by the glass pours and food was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Great food and great costumer service

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Always great here! Menu was almost completely changed but still delicious and inventive. Always great bottles open, you cannot go wrong! 5 Stars!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Food was great. Thanks to the owner who took care of us all night. We had a great time and tasted most of the menu. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Fantastic. Eat everything.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

My favourite go to for business, friends, and solo dining. A great spot!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wine selection was fantastic and great recommendations from the server. Food had amazing flavour and seasoning. Great attentive service from the staff. Definitely will return again.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

In my opinion, the best dining experience in Calgary today.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Amazing. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine selection, that made ordering fun. The food was very creatively prepared, fresh and delicious. We tried the ham, veal, squid, and broccoli, the menu changes often so I hope to go again soon :) I’d definitely suggest making a reservation since the restaurant is very small. I highly recommend, a terrific option for dining downtown.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Mind was blown by the food that the precision by which the kitchen sent out the steady line of plates we had ordered. Try the Death by Coconut beer if it's in stock!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Loved it!! Can’t wait to come back to try the rest of the menu!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Absolutely incredible, Will and his team have done this right.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Great bar and awesome food. It’s really noisy though so this is not the place for our conversation of any intimacy.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Outstanding food and wine ! A must go to for any oenophile .

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Oh. My. Gosh.

Hands down one of the most exceptional meals I've ever had. The spanish ham was incredible. Try the lamb tartare and sunchokes. Mindblowing! Wine list is great and staff are super knowledgeable. I can't wait to go back and try the rest of the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food, great wine, great service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always a treat to eat here. The menu/wines are always changing so it is always interesting to see what Chef Eric has created and put on the menu.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great dinner spot in Calgary. Limited menu but all dishes were thoughtfully prepared and delicious. Excellent wine selection with the opportunity to taste open bottles. Great ambiance with a small bar and few tables this place feels very intimate and exclusive. I will be returning.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Amazing. Small menu but everything was incredible

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The small plates were interesting and tasty. We had the lamb tartare, squid, broccoli and hand rolled pasta. Service was slow to begin, then picked up. Thought that the dishes were over-priced, especially the pasta, $22, was a bit steep.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Awesome food and great service

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Very unique spot, food was very good, ambience is the key to the experience.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food, wine, service.... Consistently fabulous, we had the oysters, lamb tartar & hand rolled pasta, everything was fresh, delicious and the care and time our server took finding wines that he thought would not only compliment our taste but food as well was exquisite. Hands down still my favourite restaurant in Calgary.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Had a great night with friends and tasty food here. Broccoli and lamb tartar were fabulous. Definitely coming back. Also great service.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Easily my favorite Canadian restaurant! Excellent wine selection, service and food pairing. Each time is a great adventure. Looking forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Very nice restaurant, meals were excellent and service was very good. Very good selection of wine and good advices from the barman-server. I would recommend to my friends and family.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Magical. Delicious. Great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Thanks again for a great night out !

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

We went for big taste and had a very good meal, but it featured a lot of cool dishes and a menu that would be better suited to a hot summer day than winter.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We had The Big Taste menu. Tapas and wine at a leisurely pace. Attentive services. Food was over the top.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Amazing food and great wines. Cocktails were decent. Service can be a bit slow when they are fully booked but the food made up for it.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

It was AWESOME! They called to confirm and we talked about their menu a bit. I am celiac they were very knowledgeable and their recommendations were outstanding! We enjoyed absolutely everything! We now know why they were chosen as Calgary’s Best Restaurant!!! Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Oysters, dessert (soft serve) and wine were fantastic. Can't wait to be back for the mains.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great food and friendly service

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food and wine, but we came very hungry, had many dishes off the menu, and left hungry. Don’t get me wrong, the food was excellent, but it’s kind of more of a wine and appetizer spot. Don’t expect a full meal.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food is really good. A couple of misses on this visit. Carrots were underwhelming and they put shallots on the soft serve ice cream which is all you could taste at the end of your meal. Also, still trying to figure out if these guys are enjoying what they are doing, smiling wouldn't kill them.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This is arguably one of Calgary’s, if not Canada’s true destinations for incredibly thoughtful and tasty dining experiences. Always changing and mindful. The wine list is equally beautiful with skillfully chosen wines that are presented by a knowledgeable ownership team. Wonderful job everyone! Thank you so much for your noticeably dedicated work.

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