Bridgette Bar

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CAN$30 and under
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American
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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Impeccable service, food, and drinks menu. Will most certainly go again soon.

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vipAlanS
Calgary
41 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for the YYC Food Drink Experience it was really awesome they had dishes specifically made for the experience not just dishes off the regular menu like some of the other restaurants
A very fine experience thank you very much.

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vipOysterLove
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Last outing at sexy Bridgette Bar before the shutdown of YYC. A great meal that we all enjoyed. Love the beet salad! Stay safe and see you later, team Bridgette Bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I had the most amazing date at Bridgette bar. The food was amazing and they were easily able to cater to my dietary restrictions. The service was great and over all we had a wonderful experience. We are already planning our next dinner date at Bridgette Bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, cocktails, service and ambience, as always. The Rolling Canoe, Tiger Moth, burrata and Bibb salad were stars of the show. When is salad ever a star!?? Says a lot about this place.

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vipLynnS
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Decided to try the three course tasting menu during the YYC food week
Broccoli salad and beef tartare appetizers were interesting
Artic char was nicely grilled and good portion
The short ribs were tender and flavourful . Wines paired well with the entrees.
Cheesecake Dessert was a nice finish.
Busy despite the weather and current concerns.
Parking close by.
Nice for a date night evening

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EllenB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service waitress was friendly and chatty the whole time and the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for YYC food experience lunch. Beautiful ambiance, friendly and knowledgeable staff, spectacular food!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. BUT, I was very underwhelmed by the food and the lack of deserts. It was ok. It nothing special. Sorry.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great server! And the food was amazing! We enjoyed the YYC event fixed price meal, which was sooo good. Will definitely be going back there!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent, staff was attentive
Will be back in future

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Gary
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Found the restaurant loud even thought there was no media noise

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always !

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DebraG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Need to be able to eat in an hour at kunch time during the week.

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vipCharlyR
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent, with great recommendations. Wasn't clear at first look that the menu was set up for share plates. Once explained and food ordered, the result was great. very tasty pizza and trout. good atmosphere, wasn't too noisy, prices can always be lower. will be back.

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Dawn
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I LOVED the three course lunch menu! Brilliant. I would love to see this as part of the regular menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my friends birthday they bout him a card and the staff signed it very cute. Food and service is always great.

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Bobby71
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating my partner's birthday and Bridgette did not disappoint! I had the prixy fixy menu and Lee ordered from the regular menu, so we could share. It was amazing! They even gave Lee a birthday card signed by staff members! Food and wine were all delicious.

Thank you to everyone at Bridgette for making our experience memorable. Special thanks to our server Brennan, along with bartenders Evan and Steve who are always a delight to chat with!

We are fairly regular customers and we have recommended BB to many friends!

Thanks again!
Robert and Lee

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keiths
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Even though were late for out reservation and they were still able to accommodate us which is a sign of a good restaurant. We mainly had drinks (the old fashions are on point) but we also had oysters which had awesome accompaniments. The service was a bit slow as we had to ask for a waiter to stop by to serve us but aside from that everything was good.

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augsch
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, variety of options and everything is shareable.

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vipfudlvr
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic place...that's it. Go there!

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vipAlamo
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All 6 of us loved the $20 lunch menu for YYC Experience, especially the pairings with Upper Bench Winery of Naramata!! Yahoo!

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2014YY
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We made a reservation for two a week prior to dining n not knowing we should reserved three persons since we have a newborn with us. Learned something new n theydid not have a table available, we ended up seated at the "bar area". If I may suggest the restaurant to indicate this when reservation is being made. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We did the $ 20 YYC food experience. It was fantastic. The brocolli salad was delicious and short ribs beautifully prepared. Topped off with cheesecake made a wonderful lunch.

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TimO
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. It is always a wonderful pleasure to dine at Bridgette.

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vipKaylaT
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious lunch in the wonderful ambiance of the back dinning room.

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TerryK
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Went for a friends birthday and was very impressed. She loved the the birthday card signed by the staff. Very cool idea.
Wonderful atmosphere and the service was outstanding. Will recommend and be back.

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Niz2020
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience1

This place stinks - literally. It smells like a natural gas leak (which we were told it is not).

Food not bad
Service good
$ but ok
The smell was overpowering.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very accommodating staff and great service

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vipHaylin
Calgary
48 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both the Arctic Char and short ribs were cooked to cooked to perfection. The lunch was very impressive to my Nee York visitor. Service was efficient and attentive. Great experience.

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

We made our reso three weeks ago, upon arrival we where sat at the end of a banquette, there where other deuces available.

The server dropped off our drinks, my drink spilled because our table was very unstable. We had to ask for our table to be wiped. (the drink was not fixed or replaces).

My husband tried to fixed the table from rocking and then a staff came over to fix the table while we held our drinks.

Our server took our appetizer order and it was wonderful.

Before we order our mains I order a Caesar cocktail easy spices Maybe it was a miscommunication but it was very spicy, I drank 1/3 of it.

Our mains; my husband's food was wonderful(he ordered the $40.00 Meal Deal a bit on the small size) my food was not so good. I ordered the Maple BBQ Rainbow Trout w/ Creamed Kale & Smoked Potato. It was so salty I could not eat it .

I am sure someone made a huge mistake with the salt or I hoped.

Then our waitress noticed I was not eating and offered to remake it I was fine with that, but another staff; maybe a manager came over and said that they could not remake it, it would still be just as salty and then offer to bring me another dish I agreed.

OMG I have no idea what they brought me it was one of the worst thing I have ever seen (it was very green) or tasted. I asked our server what it was , it was the Wood Roasted Pickerel w/ Dungeness Crab & Green Chili Butter Regout, Confit Potato ,Apple and smothered in tons cilantro (no where did it say cilantro on your menu) and absolutely no crab to be found in it. It looked like it was just thrown in the pot. I didn't know what to do so I only ate the fish and never said a word, I could not handle the smell of it and the taste in my mouth was horrible that I had to go to the bathroom and get sick.

I returned to the table we tried dessert and we a conversation about our dining experience which was not great for the price of our bill. Paid our bill and left very unhappy and dissatisfied.

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MB26
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked Bridgette Bar for my birthday dinner this year, and it was a great experience! I've been there several times, and the food and service is always great. Everyone in my group enjoyed what they ordered, and our server was very attentive. The staff even had a birthday card for me when we arrived, which I've never had at another restaurant. Thanks for a great birthday, Bridgette Bar!

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TrevorB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance, a great place to celebrate our 20th anniversary

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RebelYel
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My absolute favourite place to have a long sit down dinner. They switch up the main courses frequently so my husband and I love trying something new every time. We had the pickerel which was amazing but not the best dish we've ever had there. I'm in love with their sourdough which they make themselves. They always have an appetizer that is served on their sourdough bread and we always order that. We also had the wagyu tartare. Amazing! Prices are quite steep so we don't go as much as we'd love to but we are consistently amazed by the food so we've always felt like the experience was worth every last penny.

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vipOysterLove
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place and delicious food. Not the first time, not the last time! The students love it!

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HilaryW
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Worth it for the $20 prix fixe yyc food and drink experience.

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Leahm
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I would definitely eat at Bridgette Bar again. The ambiance was good the food was very good; great portion sizes and great quality.

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SherryN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous dining experience. We will be returning with friends and family as well.

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ClaireK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had such a lovely dinner here, the food was unbelievable and the service was outstanding. It was my moms birthday so I let them know beforehand, they had a card signed from all staff and put a sparkler in the delicious piece of banana cream pie. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been wanting to dine at Bridgette Bar for quite some time and we were not disappointed on our visit. Each dish was beautifully composed and delicious, I can’t pick a favourite. The service was attentive, informative and friendly without being overbearing. Thank you for a wonderful date night, we will definitely be back!