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Bridgette Bar

4.7
630 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Open Tuesday - Sunday in the heart of Calgary's Design District.
Brigdette 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm- 1:00am
Matinee: Tuesday-Sunday: 2:00-5:00 pm
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Phone number
(587) 319-6827
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
JP Pedhirney
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
7th St.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Planning a large shindig or company event? Getting hitched? We'd love to join the party. We've got a space to fit all your needs.

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What 630 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Thank you for one of the best date nights I've ever experienced! My compliments to all three chefs working that night and to the rest of the staff.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Our food, beverage and service at Bridgette bar was outstanding - we loved the rigatoni and steak. Our server was very attentive and friendly. However, we were seated at a table for two in a tight row of other two-tops, and the table beside us squeezed in with more than two people. It was so crowded with the patrons of the other table being so close that I couldn't cut through my steak without bumping them, and couldn't get up to use the washroom without asking them to let me out. This definitely wrecked our experience - we ended up getting part of our food to go as we couldn't wait to get out of that table. Would recommend making sure that tables are sat accordingly so that it doesn't disrupt others' evenings.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The service was impeccable, the menu is diverse and creative and every dish was delicious (the rabbit dish was outstanding), the wine list is incredibly well curated, and the room is absolutely beautiful! What more do you need?

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Well organized, great food, the menu changes all the time so check it out. The decor is really well done.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always good... but have to say the Rigatoni is a must 👌🏻

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food and our waitress was awesome. But we booked 3 weeks in advance for my grad dinner for a standard table and the hostess was snarky and said there's nothing she can do after sitting us at a high top table. She acted like we were providing her a service instead of her providing us one. She ended up putting us in the back of the restaurant with a tiny table with tiny chairs. Was not impressed by her demeanor .

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My boyfriend and I adore this place, the ambiance and service is great every time. The food is always amazing as well, lots of options and we're both vegetarian. We go here on every special occasion, double thumbs up. The mushroom/truffle rigatoni is a die for.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Yum. Went with my friend for lunch. We ordered 4 items from the menu as suggested by our very interactive and outgoing waitress from Mexico. All 4 items were excellent: cauliflower, fish, eggplant fries and pasta. We each had a glass of wine with our shared meal which enhanced the flavor of each dish.
The decor was great - kind of a bohemian chic - great wood floors, exposed brick and macrame wall hangings.
Loved Bridgette Bar - will go back.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

An enjoyable lunch; service was terrific and the restaurant is beautiful. Eggplant fries...to die for!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had very good time! Service exelent!
One of the best appetizers in Calgary!
Definitely will go back!

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1.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We were taken to our seats and my date had to use the washroom. The server came by and without even a hello asked “is your other person here?” Just as she asked, my date walked to our table and she just said “oh” and walked away. I would expect her to at least welcome us and pull the chair out. After about 15 min of sitting there without her return and feeling very uncomfortable we walked out without being able to experience the food and drinks. Very disappointing service and not likely to return because of the bad experience.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I’ve been dying to try Bridgette Bar since it’s opened. I booked in for my birthday and they did not disappoint. The atmosphere/service was great and the food was unbelievable. You must try the Briased Rabbit on Toast.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Met for dinner with family as in my previous visits here the food. Service , ambience continues to be excellent . Will definitely come back for a 5th time

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Honestly, I live in Vancouver and this is still one of my favourite restaurants to go to on a regular basis. Everything is playing on in the service team is impeccable. Keep it up and I’ll keep making the trip.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We had a wonderful time
We are already planning our next get together at Bridgette’s Bar
The food the service everything was absolutely amazing
We all had the best time can’t wait to come back for another night of fun

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Amazing food! Atmosphere was perfect for a casual dinner but still very classy

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Is there anything worse than over-cooked fish to which the server replied, bless her heart, had we known you wanted medium rare we would have done so. Fair enough, I shouldn’t have to say but in Calgary it is prudent when you order fish to say please cook no more than medium rare.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The whole experience was really great. Amazing service from everyone we interacted with. Our server was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive and friendly. The food was also exceptional and the ambience was great. Overall one of our favorite dinners out in the city.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Couples night

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Everything was amazing! Will be back again for sure!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We had a great meal, sharing a small plate, a vegetable, and a pasta. All very flavorful, well plated and presented. Very good service too! Will definitely come back!!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Loved everything about the restaurant. The food was amazing, and they accommodated a Vegan in the group (always tough!). The decor is stunning and the server was so lovely.

Will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Very fun restaurant with a creative menu. Excellent tasting food and quality service.
Would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Fantastic meal, four of us celebrated 2 birthdays. We had the duck, lamb and chicken with garlic bread and asparagus. Everything was delicious. Our server Maddie was super. It is by far our favourite restaurant in Calgary, highly recommend it.

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1.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The waitress was very unfriendly and did not smile once. She was very abrupt when we made simple requests such as asking for salt and pepper and asking for sauce on the side. The waitress told us they don’t do accommodations even for allergies. When we spoke to the manager she was just as rude. We were not treated as guests and the manager did not do anything to make “it right”. The food and drinks were great but the poor service ruined a fun evening out and we will not be returning or recommending Bridgette Bar to others.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

celebrtating a birthday with friends!! Our server was absoluteky fantastic. The food and desserts she suggested were awesome . Thanks for a great time!!!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We sat in the back close to the kitchen. Very lively open kitchen. Lots of people bustling every which way, great service and food.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

For my parents’ first time in Calgary this restaurant was a must! Garlic bread was a hit at our table and we enjoyed the experience!

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The dishes we ordered, we found too sweet. The plates were executed well, but the flavour profile did not suit our palates overall.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

overall the restaurant is pretty good. I found the service good, a bit overly attentive and overly pushy about how to order.

If you want a meal for yourself or don't want to share, this is not the place for you.

I found it a bit expensive for what you get. For a two person meal, 1 person with a glass of house red, budget $150 with tip all in.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Excellent tastes and an accomplished kitchen.

The “share” concept is still a bit unfamiliar but it seemed to be better here than other restaurants and we will certainly be back.

I still believe that the success of a meal is very dependent on how all of the flavors come together on the plate with a feature item and the supporting elements of the sides. To that point as the most skilled individual, the chef is better at delivering this fine balance.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Very good bar, especially for a date night, but very expensive.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Wow! I would only change one thing - get a table in the West dining room - I was in the east. West seems brighter and livelier.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Overall we had a great time. The rest of my group ordered pastas and I had the chicken... The chicken was mediocre but the pastas were great! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Anniversary dinner. Was amazing. Service was awesome.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Bridgette Bar never disappoints! The selection of food is incredibly delicious and the service is outstanding.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The room is very nicely done, with exposed brick. It’s a big area, so that’s why I gave it 2 star for ambience. Just didn’t have much of a vibe.
Zucchini or eggplant chips, just a lot of breading. The fish battered balls had a lot of potato, but overall a good dish. The trout on mash, the potato was perfect mash?”, I would have added some salt and lots more butter. Expensive at $36.
Server was great, change a gin cocktail to vodka for me. They have no vodka cocktails?
THe banana pie, was too sweet.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The four of us found the restaurant far too noisy. The food was good, but not exceptional and given the notion that the large plates, at around $40, are meant to be shared the amount of food was not reasonable. My husband and I shared the seared beef dish. It was not a lot for a main dish. We probably won’t be back.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

I am lucky that I get to go out quite often for dinner and I am happy to say that my visit to Brigette was the highlight dining experience of the year.

Food, service, ambiance and cocktails were so awesome. Loved the evening and highly, highly recommend to anyone that wants a beautiful dinner experience.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Amazing food and cocktails! Great atmosphere and the service was top shelf!

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