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Bar Von der Fels

4.7
90 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Bar Seating
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
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5.0Dined 18 hours ago

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

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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 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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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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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Delicious food and the staff is all top notch. I am a huge fan of this place!

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Went for the Memoirs of a Gweilo dinner. A touch one-note, but some surprises nonetheless. Well-executed wine pairings. Service was at times inattentive but good overall.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful! Fresh and unique ingredients

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

There is an Asian inspired set menu until Feb. 10, which is fabulous. It's 8 small course and every bite is a surprise. The total of $ 50 is not much more than one would spend with the ever-changing normal menus. This is no doubt one of the best and most original chefs in Calgary. We're taking some friends before 10th and don't mind at all having this again.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Food, presentation and service were outstanding

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

I've been fortunate enough to have dined at BVDF a handful of times and every single visit has been perfect. Every person on the team is genuinely making an effort to please their guests and it shows.

I enjoyed everything enormously.

Thank you all who have consistently made my time there so meaningful. You are not restaurateurs, you are verily artists.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great service, food and wine. The place is full of energy - great for a date or to catch up with friends.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Eric is an exceptional young chef and Will has a fantastic, professional, enthusiastic & knowledgable staff to compliment a relaxed ambiance with a superb revolving wine list that compliments innovative comfort tapas.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Fantastic food- friendly staff. Fun night out. The vegetable dishes were delicious and different and the chicken wings were amazing. I enjoyed the wine that was recommended.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Cool atmosphere and knowlegable bartenders make this a great find!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Absolutely amazing. From the food, service, wine list, and space, everything was immaculate. We were visiting Calgary for a few days from Edmonton, and Bar Von See Fels has been on my list (almost) since they opened.
Not surprised they were awarded one of the best new restaurants in Canada.
A must try. Especially the celery root doughnuts, and the maitake mushrooms!!
Eric’s food was phenomenal, and it was great seeing a familiar face.
Definitely among my top favourites in yyc!
Cannot wait to come back.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

I have one complaint only. I reserved a table one month ahead and we were pushed back to a table right in front of the washroom. There was a continuous traffic of people wanting to use the facility who didn't even have the courtesy to shut the door behind them. I even requested a table in front because I did see an empty table near the window. As much as I loved the food, the service and the ambience I will not go back and be seated in full view of the washroom again.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

It was great!! Great server!!

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Great wine choices! Food was exceptional. The servers are very knowledgeable. Can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

It was my first time visiting Calgary and I found this little gem.
The menu was nicely balanced with something for everybody’s taste.
Started with the ham and fired egg aioli, then went for the bison and hand rolled pasta ( Amazing and a very generous portion ) I ended with the Wagu beef ‘ crying tiger ‘ this one for me had my taste buds dancing !
The wine that was recommended was the G Descombes, Morgan 2014 a Gamay varietal which was new to me but WOW was it special :) it paired extremely well with all my courses.
All in all a fantastic place with a solid talented group of individuals that I will re visit at every opportunity:)
Thanks guys !!
Marv Ashton

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