Bridgette Bar

4.8
1217 reviews
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Open Tuesday - Sunday in the heart of Calgary's Design District. Bridgette Bar is a chef-driven bar featuring Chef JP Pedhirney's ambitious menu. Lunch, happy hour, dinner and late nights in a mid-century modern setting.

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4.8
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AK
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was lovely for a visiting to Calgary date night. My husband had the duck & it was lovely except for the breast was 'very overdone' & extremely dry & chewy. We told the waiter only for kitchen knowledge purposes & that they 'should know'. We weren't asking or expecting anything in return & our waiter brought us a complimentary desert. Very kind & gracious. Of course - we will go back.

Thank you.

AK

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Tried the summer feast menu. Everything is cooked really nicely. Love the honey dew salad, but the dessert portion is slightly too big, and the mushrooms that comes with the beef is too salty.
Overall is really nice

BA
Calgary
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We like BB and have been several times before. This time we took guests, an older ( 80's) couple from out of town who are 'golf club' diners by taste. They wanted a modern experience and were curious to see the renovated warehouse concept. It was interesting to see their reaction. They found the space very open and noisy, and were a bit confused about the menu- with some dishes to share and some plated for one. They may have found the food too modern in seasoning and presentation (!), however they ate what they ordered, and we all enjoyed our time at BB. Learning: evaluate 'modern' against the person's experience!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service from start to finish. The food was delicious. Great atmosphere. We will return!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They took extreme care when it came to a shrimp allergy at our table which was amazing!! The service was just absolutely incredible, couldn’t have asked for a better night out for my birthday!! We will definitely be back.

f
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my two besties ... amazing ambiance and drinks, outstanding food quality and exceptional service ... highly recommend 🍾🥂🎉

SL
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this place! Great food selection, service and atmosphere. A bit loud for conversation at times but we've always had a positive experience.

CS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance. Generous portions and great service. One of my favourites.

OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food!

JS
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very much enjoyed our dinner and service. Food was tasty with a lot of flavour and uniqueness.

SG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favourites in Calgary, never disappoints!

C
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed both appetizers and entrees on the Summer Feast YYC menu. Both were excellent in taste and presentation, as was the featured cocktail with sake, lemongrass, lime and bitters. The dessert was delicious!

JM
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The lunch apps were incredible! I cant wait to go back and take it all in at night. A must go!

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Emily was outstanding. The food was amazing. Wagu beef carpaccio is still my fav on the menu. The crushed cucumber and shrimp salad (odd combo) was almost as good as the carpaccio.

The new pride cocktail tastes like birthday cake. The Police and Thieves cocktail tastes like mango chutney. Highly recommend trying this place.

SG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great ambience and food! Loved it!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was amazing! I was disappointed with the attitude of our waiter when I told him I had food allergies. After checking with the kitchen, he reported back that the kitchen would be "willing" to alter the dish for me. Even if I'm a bit of a pain, I don't want to hear that. I want to hear that they are happy to make it work for me.

CS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner last night was extraordinary; made great by the wonderful and friendly staff and amazing food!

MM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We ordered the farm grilled chicken. First time we have been disappointed. The sausage was blah tasting and not necessary.

DK
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service - the sharing plates were exceptional. After that, we "shared" halibut as a main course which was also perfectly cooked and with excellent seasoning. But what will keep me coming back is the banana pie. ("banoffee")

M
Montreal
32 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time at this place and it really does not disappoint! The food was amazing (maybe the best part was banana pie for dessert!). Love the atmosphere in this place.
Make sure you have reservations in advance because this place fills up quickly!

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an amazing experience. Highly recommended!

PL
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great evening as our party celebrated a recent engagement!

BM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was superb and the service was top-notch. I could probably eat six servings of that cheese-stuffed garlic bread, the smashed cucumber and shrimp salad was delicious and refreshing, the rigatoni was fabulous, the half-duck was even better than I expected (and I LOVE duck), and the banana cream pie was definitely worth the calories. Our only issue was the menu didn’t indicate if a dish had cilantro, which is CRAZY, because like... 20% of people genetically taste bitter soap instead of pleasantly green and fresh. Gotta give us a heads up!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great place.
Starters are a bit overpriced and lackluster.
Cocktails and mixers are excellent.
Great service and atmosphere.

J
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service, great experience. Would recommend to others to go.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at Bridgette bar and Brock our server was so knowledgeable and made our experience very memorable. All his recommendations were so delicious and he was very accommodating to my vegan friend. Food and service was top notch and one of the best experiences in Calgary to date! Will be recommending Bridgette bar to friends and family.

S
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mackenzie is a chef and he personally went out of his way to ensure that we got a carrot dish that was to die for! He made us feel extra special as guests and came over to the table to say hi and tell us about what he prepared. Total rock star.
Our server was the definition of high class, and was able to make some really great suggestions. We were spoiled!
To top it off, one of our friends is celiac and the menu was easily able to accommodate her needs with ease.

TB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was at Bridgette Bar for a ladies night out and it was the perfect location. Great wine list, fantastic menu and busy, but quiet enough to have a conversation.

GL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Tried to book Friday no success. Able to book on Saturday... an I am glad I did.
Food are excellent. Waitress is very friendly and the service is excellent. It is a MUST GO in Calgary and I will definitely come back again.

RP
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our guests found the noise level uncomfortable. Pity as it spoilt an exvellent meal.

5
Edmonton
58 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great little spot! Food was wonderful. Had a variety of the small plates to share. Avoid the halibut fritters. They took it off the bill when she asked why we didn't finish the dish.
Nice selection of wine and beer. Our server was knowledgeable and very attentive.
I would recommend two small plates like the tuna and the chicken mousse then share a large plate like the lamb with a tomato salad. If you are still hungry there are some nice looking desserts.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific decor - fun, city loft feel, brick walls, unique items. Food was outstanding! Hubby and I enjoyed everything we had and decided we would be regulars here if we lived in the area. Our 20-something kids would love it too!

MS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attended venue for a meeting and it was perfect, friendly and accommodating staff.

H
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great night! Food and staff were excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff was wonderful, knowledgeable and kept us smiling. Honest opinions of what he liked and he knew the food for the allergy based people in the party! I would recommend it to anyone.

KP
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Shane was very professional and knowledgeable and friendly. He made our experience very enjoyable. As well, all the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The tomato salad dish with herbs and ricotta was to die for but everything was great. Thanks for a great night out.

CL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very trendy, hip place. Food and drinks were excellent. I recommend checking it out

T
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

It was quite loud in the restaurant. Seemed rushed by the server (received bill before finishing dinner). Great food.

AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is our first time in Calgary, visiting from NYC and we had the most AMAZING dinner here. The drinks, decor and food was all outstanding. I highly recommend visiting here

TV
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Very overpriced for the quality of the food. Starters: octopus was great. Beef carpaccio was ok. Cashews good. Avocado toast wasn't very good. Dinner: Halibut dish was one note. Just alright. Duck was not good at all. Steak cooked to various doneness. Overall disappointing. Over priced really. The bar is bright and inviting. I would return for drinks at the bar, but not sure about dinner.

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