Bar Von der Fels
I booked dinner for my wife and I. I had read good reviews about the food. When we arrived there was a large table of ‘stampede goers’ imbibing and having a good time. The acoustics were quite active and many times the volume reached uncomfortable levels. We enjoyed the food and the wine was quite good. We will likely give it another try but not again during the stampede.
Had supper at 6:30 yesterday. Very small venue that seats about 22 total (6 at the bar). Filled up around 7:30. Attentive staff. Enjoyed a glass of wine, a bottle of beer and 2 cocktails along with 4 plates for $165 including tip. Food was excellent (we needed an explanation of almost all plates, lol). Sourdough bread a better (yum!), baked oyster (just hubby had this, said it was very good), zuchinni flowers stuffed with creamy goodness and lightly battered (yum!yum!), pan fried rainbow trout with French beans (yum!yum!yum!). We shared all plates and left perfectly full.
Creative food, approachable spirits, great vibe. Would recommend.
Great meal with friends. We sat just outside the kitchen and were able to talk to the chef when ever he had a free minute. Very friendly knowledgable staff. Creative sharing menu. The Wagyu striploin was excellent as well as the tomato leaf pasta.
Outstanding experience! Constantly changing menu for foodies of all categories! Wine selection by the glass is 2nd to no one! Listen to servers wine recommendations for pairings!
The food was really good and I can’t wait to go back and try more food and wine. I enjoyed the menu, it’s small but done well. Servers were kind and created a relaxed atmosphere.
Thank you bar von der fel for finally bringing a great dining experience to Calgary. We had friends visiting from nyc and they were impressed by the food creativity,quality, service and wine options. We enjoyed every minute of our three hour meal.
I hope they stay in this intimate location and don’t make the mistake of other Calgary restaurants by moving to big banal locations. It feels like a place you would find in a back lane in Amsterdam or Barcelona. There are too many restaurants in Calgary who have spent millions trying to achieve what this place has.
The wine pairings with the food was outstanding. The food choices blanketed the palate with a variety of textures and flavors. Cozy setting and attentive service made it a perfect night out.
You have to look for the entrance but once inside, it's a cozy little place. High ceilings but the noise factor isn't an issue if you are wanting to chat with your wife :). Food was great, not big portions but we both left feeling pleasantly full. Loved the asparagus dish! Raviolo was cooked al dente, great too. Would give the corn a miss next time though but that's my taste buds coming play. Wine by the glass was interesting, tried a couple that i wouldn't normally so good to experiment and it was tasty.
Great evening at Von Der Fels as always - excellent service and expert suggestions on the wine offerings.
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!!
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!
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.
Great by the glass pours and food was outstanding.
Great food and great costumer service
Always great here! Menu was almost completely changed but still delicious and inventive. Always great bottles open, you cannot go wrong! 5 Stars!
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.
Fantastic. Eat everything.
My favourite go to for business, friends, and solo dining. A great spot!
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.
In my opinion, the best dining experience in Calgary today.
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.
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!
Loved it!! Can’t wait to come back to try the rest of the menu!
Absolutely incredible, Will and his team have done this right.
Great bar and awesome food. It’s really noisy though so this is not the place for our conversation of any intimacy.
Outstanding food and wine ! A must go to for any oenophile .
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.
Great food, great wine, great service.
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.
We were so impressed with our first visit we wanted to see if it held up to our exceptions when there with friends and it did. Always a treat to see whats new on the menu. Great bread and butter. Pasta was great too. Friendly professional chef and staff with a good knowledge of wine.
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.
Amazing. Small menu but everything was incredible
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.
Awesome food and great service
Very unique spot, food was very good, ambience is the key to the experience.
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.
Had a great night with friends and tasty food here. Broccoli and lamb tartar were fabulous. Definitely coming back. Also great service.
Easily my favorite Canadian restaurant! Excellent wine selection, service and food pairing. Each time is a great adventure. Looking forward to our next visit.
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.