Bridgette Bar

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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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

Service was good, if a bit stoic. For our get together purposes we would have preferred a bit more light, the ambiance was more suited to a bit more of a romantic vibe. The food was great and amazing value for how good it was.

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

Excellent service. Outstanding food. Creative cocktails. Wish we had room for dessert. Anniversary card signed by the staff was on the table when we arrived. Very nice touch. Will be back.

CM
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, nice dinning room. Always a good experience.

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

Loved the atmosphere and our server Brennan was fantastic and very informative. 🥰🦋

AM
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable, great food and ambiance
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TP
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time and definitely not our last! Everything about this place was amazing - food, service, ambiance, etc. LOVE LOVE LOVE

m
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As a consumer, you rate restaurants on food and service. As a foodie and former restaurant manager, I am sensitive to subtle differences between good and great food, and good and outstanding service- Attention to details that a general consumer might not see or notice.

Which comes to my experience at Bridgette Bar. You know you are being taken care of when a restaurant keeps notes on you and remembers where you like to sit, what your cocktail is, and what type of server will best suit your personality. Imagine sitting down and having a menu with notes on it highlighting the particular food choices your partner will enjoy given their allergies and or sensitivities. This was what we got when we arrived and is in no small part due to the tremendous leadership and management of Amanda and her team. They like working there, and relish in making each and every moment memorable.
This is service.

The slow, deliberate and meticulous evolution of the menu over the years demonstrates a discerning palate and eye for ingredient harmony that leaves you wanting more, each time. We have eaten dishes that we thought were really good but over time have evolved into a truly exquisite and awe inspiring experience. No ingredients are wasted- each with a role of its own to enhance and seduce the mouth.
This is food.
Thank you for making Rayna and I feel special each and every time we visit.

LM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

We had a wonderful server, and the food was good. However, the hostess was extremely condescending and rude. It really altered our entire experience with the restaurant.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great Atmosphere, service and menu. Will definitely be back!

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

BEST BANANA CREAM PIE EVER!!! Had the duck, was amazing and so was the tomato salad!! Been here twice now and have enjoyed everything about this place! The cocktails are also to die for!

J
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food & our server was spectacular! Just a bit too loud for me but most places are ~

ME
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I booked a table for 9 for a birthday dinner. They seemed pretty busy when we arrived, and I think the reservation before us had stayed longer than expected, but the staff were able to seat us in the private dining room which was lovely! The service was great, and our server was able to answer all of our questions regarding the menu. Overall, the food was delicious, as were the ambiance and service. Will definitely be back!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always!

JB
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I come here for every birthday, and anniversary. Its our favorite spot and the experience is always exceptional.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our group of six ordered several appetizers, vegetable and main dishes and we all thought it was fabulous! Servers we excellent and very knowledgeable. Would definitely come back again.

SG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and service

SC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic food and good service. Tables were far enough apart that we could converse easily.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a birthday, staff helped us order the right amount of food for the table to share. With drinks it came out to $50/pp

K
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had a reservation for 7 and had extra people showed up and the restaurant accomadated us no problem. The food was great and the service was pretty ok! My out of town guests didn't seem to notice that our waitress seemed a little flustered at our big top. When the bill came everything was split into separate bills, but the automatic gray that was supposed to be split evenly was not. The whole thing was on my bill. I didn't want to make it into a big deal with all my guest, some of whom had paid before the error was noticed, so I paid the whole thing. You also ran out of two different kinds of gin while I was there. How does that happen?

Other than that, our experience really was lovely. Everyone was very impressed.

SL
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing evening!! Firstly, we arrived accidentally 2 hours early for our reservation. The Bridgette Bar staff were able to get us a table at the bar top. The evening then got even better where our bartender Steven picked our meals for the whole evening. Steven was very knowledgeable and had an amazing personality that made us feel very looked after throughout the night regardless of how busy he was. Overall great experience

AS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

I have eaten here before and it was amazing! However I went there on Friday September 27,2019 and everything had significantly declined. We were 15 minutes early and the hostess asked us to wait at the bar. We sat at the bar and within a few seconds a waiter came and rudely told us we can't sit there as its reserved , which is fine but he was extremely demanding and rude. I then proceeded to order a bottle of Rose champagne and they were out. We were seated at our table on time. We ordered the halibut cakes which were extremely cold on the inside, the cauliflower and a margarita pizza. The cauliflower was the best dish, it was hot and tasted good. We told our server who was barely around to even take our order, that the halibut was cold. He did bring another one. This was nice. We then got our bill and gave our waiter a $25 tip even though I will never go back to this restaurant. With Calgary being in a recession right now, you would think that the staff would be more welcoming to their CUSTOMERS!!

KG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. It was nice to try a bunch of different things that i would not normally make like the rabbit. Service was great. Cocktails were also good

OT
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love dining at Bridgette and tonight was no exception. The service was exemplary and the food was exquisite. The carpaccio, the cauliflower, the halibut, the beautifully crafted cocktails - everything was perfect. For the first time, we finished our meal with the banana pie and we will forever ruined to try any other dessert. It was so delicious. Well done Bridgette, as always.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food!!

LA
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bridgette Bar is awesome! I already knew they were awesome but after contacting them to make sure my CEO and her Guest's visit this time was extra awesome they prevailed! Thank you for adhering to my exact requests and creating a wonderful experience all around. We will be contacting you again very soon!!

G
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and the decor here. The staff is very sweet and helpful and the food was delicious! Eggplant fries are a must!!!

A
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our favourite restaurant in YYC. Never disappoints! The food is amazing, service and ambiance.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our dinner! It was delicious! Highly recommend the chicken liver pâté, the garlic bread, and the banana pie!

VR
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a date night. It was an incredible place with incredible service. Really accommodating to a nut allergy that was had. Thank you so much, be back again!

BR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Place is awesome, food blows me away every time

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food and great service, will definitely be back!

JM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service were excellent however it was very loud in the restaurant.

JD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Will is a wonderful server! He was knowledgeable, friendly yet discreet!

b
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service, will definitely be going back!

BO
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service excellent. We will definitely return. It is a busy and noisy atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

The place is great and trendy looking. The food is good and a bit on the price side. The server was great and knowledgeable on the menu. Unfortunately, they are not flexible with the meals and although they are good, they don't accomodate especial needs or dietary restrictions.

S
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything we ordered was delicious, and the plates and atmosphere made it perfect for sharing several things. Amazing and surprising flavor combinations with perfect balance. The service was on point, and even graciously accommodating of one of our part being late. Pricey but worth every penny. Will definitely go back next time I’m in town.

CB
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food except noisy and hard to have a conversation

CS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Great food and great ambiance.
Our server rushed us for payment, he definitely wanted to finish his shift.

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