Bridgette Bar

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CAN$30 and under
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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G
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent, nice lounge area with cozy couches for drinks with friends.
Burrata cheese with garlic bread divine
Rainbow trout with creamed kale was a touch on the salty side
Octopus salad outstanding
Presentation and ambiance beautiful...
We’ll be back!

MJ
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time, won’t be the last time. Great ambiance, the noise level is conducive to having a normal conversation without the table next to you hearing it. Service wasn’t rushed, and the food is pleasant.
DO get the garlic bread, braised rabbit on toast, and the Brussels sprouts. The donut might be the best in the city.

O
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food fun atmosphere and our server was great.

DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food, service and space. Will be back for certain.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food, service and atmosphere was just amazing. Will definitely go back and recommend to my friends and loved ones.

LG
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere

TV
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is always great! I love the food and the staff. The music (which is often an issue elsewhere) was just right. Parking is convenient and the joint was jumping! So much fun at B.B.!

TV
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

great place, unique ambiance for Calgary, great food.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about the night was fantastic! Food was great, our server Rakel gave us great recommendations and made our night so special! The entire staff was very friendly and helpful and the ambiance was perfect. Would definitely eat here again!

A
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best restaurant in YYC!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was phenomenal. Service was great!

MG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, customer service, ambiance, and food.

KH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

All quite enjoyable but too much ambient noise. Hard to hear dinner companions without raising our voices. (And my hearing is perfectly normal).

AJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

By business guest and i both had the pasta and it was very salty but it took close to 40 minutes to come out of the kitchen so we both didnt have time to send back. I am a lover of salt but this was over the top. Feels like they didnt taste it before sending. My guest only ate half of his.

MW
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious share plates!

ME
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food & drinks were outstanding. Went as a group of 7 for a birthday. Will definitely be back.

R
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal service, atmosphere, and food. We came to celebrate my fiancé's birthday and the staff had signed a birthday card for him. The food was delicious and our server was outstanding. Everyone in our group enjoyed this place. We would definitely return!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu. Very approachable staff. Who are willing to make great recommendations when asked.

KS
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful, well thought out food. Attentive service. Easy and elegant dinning. 100% recommend.

C
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Greet date night. Loved it

M
Calgary
42 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were there for a birthday. Our server + host were great! All of the food (especially the pork tenderloin) was excellent with the exception of the octopus.

Can’t wait to come back!

SH
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is excellent, obviously a French restaurant.

5
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent and generous serving sizes. We were happy that there were 4 of us so that we could order a good variety of dishes so that we could all get a taste of the delectable dishes

PM
New England
60 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

RUN, DON’T WALK, TO THIS RESTAURANT AS FAST AS YOUR FEET WILL TAKE YOU!!!


From the moment we entered the restaurant we were wowed! Our server, Rakel, set the tone for a delightful evening.

We started with cocktails and they did not disappoint! We enjoyed the Hot Ticket, Thirty six Views and the Rolling Canoe ( recommended by Rakel). Each one was intriguing and quite tasty! Great combinations of flavors.

For our meal we thoroughly enjoyed the eggplant fries - so light and crispy and not oily!; the chicken liver mousse- served with house made sour dough bread, honey berries and toasted hazelnuts- divine; the waygu beef carpaccio with mushroom salad and Parmesan crisps - so delicate and flavorful- it melted in your mouth;burrata cheese with eggplant caponata, crispy basil and more of the lovely sour dough bread - loved the anchovy’s in this dish; next up the carrots - wood grilled with tahini, spiced almonds and chili dressing - I could live on those!; the charcoal grilled squash with Oka cheese - need I say more? A veritable party in your mouth!!; the ricotta dumplings - so light and delicate - sublime; the wood grilled beef strip steak with theses wonderful potatoes - what a treat!! Lastly we managed to try 2 desserts- the sour dough donut - I’m freaking believable how amazing that was and the banana pie which was a work of art and Italian meringue perfection!

Oh and let’s not forget the beautiful Weszeli Gruner Vetliner wine recommended by the talented Rakel as well.

I am so happy that I will have the opportunity to dine here again in March.

Thank you Chef and Rakel for a meal I will be dreaming about for a long time!

Until March....

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Returned to Bridgette Bar after a good first experience. However, the second time was not as good. Very disappointed with the meal. Tuna Fritters were dry and tasted fishy. Beet salad was okay. And ricotta dumplings were underwhelming. Best thing we had were the eggplant fries.

W
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

Over priced drinks and one note, sour lemon. Great food, and wonderful service.

TV
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Atmosphere is fantastic and food is scrumptious! Service was also top-notch. The only thing I could suggest is something like tapestries on the walls to soften the sound.

MB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing. My boyfriend and I came in to celebrate our 3 years and it was the best dinner out we’ve ever had. The food was absolutely amazing. We got the garlic toast to start as per the recommendation from our server (Neil) and it was to die for. We also shared the burrata and then got the rigatoni and duck for dinner. Everything was so incredible. The service was top notch, Neil was great! Super personable and high quality hospitality. I’ve worked in the restaurant industry for over 5 years and recognize good service when I see it and I was blown away. My boyfriend and I decided we will be coming back every year to celebrate and probably more than that because we can’t wait a full year to have that garlic toast again.

R
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The server was personable and professional. The restaurant is beautiful and love the vibe. We sampled tons of items from the menu, But unfortunately the food was a bit bland. Nothing distasteful but nothing really delicious other than the Brussels sprouts.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food. It was very loud, I can’t imagine what the noise level would have been like at the centre of the restaurant, we were at the back and I could barely hear the conversation.

TT
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The very best food! Love the sharing and small plates. The service is wonderful. Servers are attentive yet not pushy. Very pleasant staff!

LD
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always excellent, excellent service, food, and atmosphere. Energetic, but not so loud that you have to yell or can't carry on conversations.

P
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiters and waitresses are very friendly. The food is amazing. I took my family there for the first time and we are all impressed with the food. Our favourite dish is the Garlic Bread. It is unique and tasty.

P
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time I have been to the Bar it's been an outstanding experience with what might be the best service in the city. Truly exceptional and a city gem.

JS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. Amazing food and service. A new favourite.

CG
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of my favourite spots now. Great experience

LG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

First time going and exceeded my expectations. What really made was our server Stephen (hopefully spelled correctly) in the lounge/bar area. Absolutely fantastic and wonderful person; elevated our experience so much!

MM
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Food! Great Ambiance! Great Service! Highly recommend!