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About Bridgette Bar

Open from 11am to 1am daily (closed Mondays) 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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm- 1:00am
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
7th St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
00

Website:
http://www.bridgettebar.ca/

Executive Chef:
JP Pedhirney

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Bridgette Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.6

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (86)
Good for a Date (82)
Creative Cuisine (76)
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Good for Birthdays (65)
Special Occasion (63)
Hot Spot (56)
Fun (48)
Group Bookings (48)
Casual (48)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Neighbourhood Gem (43)
Business Meals (39)
Tapas (39)
Romance (35)
Vibrant Bar Scene (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Bar Seating (32)
Local Ingredients (32)
People Watching (30)
Tasting Menu (27)
Worth the Drive (27)
Authentic (26)
Cozy (26)
Lunch (26)
Pre/post-theatre (23)
Comfort Food (21)
Notable Wine List (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Healthy (14)
Late-Night Find (14)
Quick Bite (14)
Seasonal (14)
Great Beer (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Gluten-Free Options (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Organic (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Brunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo-Friendly (2)
Child-Friendly (1)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service2
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

I’ve been here several times but was a little disappointed in the service and I was treating everyone and had raved about it was a little let down. Our plates were cleared and still had 4 more Appies to come then we only got one of the double order (7 people) so had to wait for the other appie. Large plates arrived while we were still eating Appies and the waiter told me that he was still serving them so a little rushed ... food was excellent though

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Always fantastic service, excellent flavour, and great atmosphere. We love to sit at the kitchen window and watch the chefs!

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed the whole experience. Timing, service and food quality were all great. A definite must try.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fun, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome all around! We need more of these in Calgary, awesome service, food, people, place. Thank you!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had the most amazing Birthday celebration evening for my daughter and her husband.
I requested candles for desert, and a table that would allow us to bring gifts to open without disturbing other guests and we had the most perfect table, fantastic waitress, food to die for and a memorable evening !!!!! We felt like we were in a comfortable home environment with a gorgeous hip setting, incredibly delicious food , so special and we will share this fabulous experience with all of our friends!!!
Thanks, Brenda B

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Fabulous menus, great service, reasonably priced!
Cozy atmosphere, and the perfect round table for 6!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Such a great place for a date night. Ambiance was lovely. Great drink selections. All of the food we had was awesome. The carpaccio was delicious, as was the smoked octopus. The cauliflower dish was quite tasty. And the lamb was cooked to perfection. Our favourite dish was the rather simple four cheese pizza with the shaved black truffle, it was a great mix of complimentary flavours, and it had that comfort food vibe we love. We definitely recommend this place for any occasion. And we will definitely be back to try more of the menu.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 30, 2017

Have only been in for lunch on a couple of occasions and the service and food were outstanding. Ambiance is French themed and rustic, very warm and inspired.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great food, ambiance and service. I've been here for birthday parties and business lunches, good for all occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 26, 2017

. Very friendly and informative server. She took the time to answered all of our questions.
. Relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.
. Food temperature was good.
. Tuna appy was fantastic.
. Ling cod had a very fishy scent.
. Excellent cappuccino.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date, Tapas, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a truly wonderful time on all levels and will definitely go again. Our only negative was that it was really loud and sometimes hard to hear each other.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Business Meals
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 24, 2017

All aspects of the service were exceptional. The food was very good but the vegetable dishes weren't quite as amazing as at Ten Foot Henry's in my opinion. The tuna crudo and the octopus were fabulous.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Amazing food and selections and completely enjoy the farm-style sharing so you can experience more dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great Scene / atmosphere / energy... Interesting, and high quality menu - good variety - great cocktails and good wine selection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Very good. My first time, but will not be my last.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 20, 2017

This was my third time back at Bridgette and I plan to continue to book my special event dinners here. The food has been consistently amazing each time I visit - my mouth watering for the strip steak from the moment I make a reservation to the point of ordering. Service is also on point with staff being very knowledgable about the menu, happily giving their own personal recommendations. I'll be back :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had an absolutely fabulous evening with friends -- great food and atmosphere, and a wonderful server. (Thanks Sharla!)

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was wonderful, staff are kind and friendly and food is delicious!
Thanks again!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, People Watching
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food and service was outstanding! We had a wobbly table and they had it fix in no time. Then came by later to make sure the table was still ok.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food loved the presentation. Had amazing service. It was a very loud restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Tapas, Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

The cocktails are very expensive, but tasty. I have been 3 times, and had some amazing dishes (Garlic bread, pasta) and a few average ones (Brussel sprouts, cauliflower)

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a great dining experience, however, our reservation at 17h30 thru Open Table does not allow us to reserve the table we want.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Saskatoon)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Trendy locale just off downtown core. Ambiance, food and service all very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, People Watching
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Been there twice. Both times were absolutely phenomenal! Food is unbelievable and service was fabulous. Would highly recommend!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 13, 2017

Awesome, the food is amazing.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

Octopus, Rigatoni, Peppered Carrots- fantastic!
Server was wonderful. Comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed!

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our server Maddie was very knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations on the menu. Atmosphere was lively but not overpowering. Would definitely go back!

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Ran out of some main meal entrees. Meals took longer than expected and restaurant was not overly busy at this time late in the evening

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great little spot, funky ambience.
It’s not based on Brigitte Bardot, names spelled differently. Good all the same. We’ll go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a wonderful 62nd birthday inner at Bridgette Bar. The moment we checked in the staff had a reserved table waiting for me complete with a birthday card. They came excellent cocktails and beer. An excellent bottle of wine at a good price and amazing food.
Our server was funny and had us laughing the entire nite. We even ended up ordering banana cream pie. Different than the usual version and fabulous!
We will definitely return.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Second time I have been there and both times have been excellent excellent. Servers provide helpful recommendations designed to enhance the experience while keeping the budget in mind! Beautiful building and energetic but relaxing atmosphere. Table spacing is such that one doesn't feel jammed in or conscious of privacy issues. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I have been to Bridgette Bar twice and really enjoyed both times. Was disappointed with the guacamole toast though. And our server lingered too long at times, and completely disappeared at other times. (I found her texting in the back)

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food and wine were fabulous. Service was outstanding - went above and beyond expectations.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 30, 2017

Went with my family; ages from 18 to 85 and everyone loved it!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was a great dinner...great food, great service and I always love the vibe in the space.

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Nice, fancy place in downtown. Bridgette has very good meals to offer. Everything is cooked to perfection and the desserts well executed. The service is not perfect though, pretty slow.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great decor and excellent food! We’ll be back and we’ve already recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on October 27, 2017

We went for my birthday with our adult children. My husband is a celiac and they had delicious gluten free options for him. Love the concept of sharing plates so you don’t walk out over stuffed!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Amazing and very knowledgeable service, delicious food, and wonderful ambiance! Definitely would recommend and definitely will be back!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 26, 2017

We chose this place based on recommendation from a friend and very glad we came! Reserved ahead for a birthday. Upon arrival we were greeted by many staff members directing us to the host stand. When seated, a friendly birthday card was presented, signed by staff (a lovely touch).

Our service was EXCELLENT (thank you Tyeesha). The place was pretty busy for a Wednesday but we never had an empty water glass, and food came in a timely fashion.

Between the two of us, we shared a small plate appetizer, a small snack (omg. Eggplant fries!), one meat dish, and two veggies, as well as one dessert. We were very full following, and felt that the services sizes were very adequate. Definitely more of a sharing portion for the items, however the pizza/pasta would likely be a good meal for one.

Would definitely return for a special occasion! It would be a bit pricey otherwise, but is a wonderful choice to treat yourself or for an occasion. I would recommend at least two but maybe four people to go and share a few items.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays

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