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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The servers and the head server was really nice. They are accommodating and are courteous. We were late and they messaged me to make sure that I was coming before cancelling my reservation. I ordered the shrimp and calamari pasta and it was AMAZING. It was full of textures, and flavours. I will definitely go back here just for this dish.

K
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The food here tends to be a hit or miss. Chicken liver parfait was excellent, octopus salad was dinky, wood roasted half duck seems to be getting smaller in size every time I come here. Our server was great though!

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic, the carrots were insane!

M
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a weekday lunch here and it was amazing. We ordered the lamb sausage and avocado toast to start. Both were very delish and made to perfection. We shared a grilled chicken and it was succulent!
Service was very good and quick too.
Will be coming back!

BM
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food here is amazing, service is fabulous, you absolutely get what you pay for here.

f
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely hands down best restaurant in Calgary ... fantastic service and ambiance ... incredible menu and delicious food items including eggplant fries ... tuna crudo ... burrata cheese ... beets ... chicken entree with Brussel sprouts ... carrots ... and mushroom rigatoni ... all were absolutely delicious ... fantastic wine selections and amazing donut was a perfect end to a wonderful birthday dinner experience with our precious family ... we’ll be back again soon

R
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The tuna crudo and lamb sausage are always fantastic and definitely didn’t disappoint on this visit! We tried the chicken as well as the grilled squash, and were absolutely blown away by how amazing both of those dishes were. The flavours and balance with the grilled squash were delicious and the chicken was just perfect.

ED
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went here just for dessert and drinks. The service was great and the banana pie was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server was funny and made the environment great

EW
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

The service was good but both my partner and I were disappointed in the food this visit. I had the duck and was not happy with the sides it came with or the dark meat duck patty. The only thing that I liked was the sauce that came with the duck. My partner had the rigatoni and server offered truffles but the amount of truffle was overwhelming and he couldn’t taste the pasta. The children steaming also put a damper on what was suppose to be our Valentine’s Day dinner

S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I would recommend Bridgette Bar but would highlight that it is pricey for some of their dishes.

JD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service + fun atmosphere - definitely my favourite restaurant in Calgary!!

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Valentines Day, recommended by Thomas, a lawyer. Good tip Thomas🙏

We had oysters, duck, roasted potatoes, parsnip, beet salad and chocolate cake.

Best of all, we had Neil as our server and we both agreed that he is the best server we have had in Calgary. Personable, knowledgeable, efficient and on his game. Brigettes, you are lucky to have him as part of your excellent team!! Susan and Lou

OT
Essex
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food at Brigette Bar. High end, top notch, creative and IMHO top 3 in the city

C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bridgette Bar has some of the best food in the city. The ambiance is always on point and the service is great. Their drink menu is fun and delicious, and do yourself a favour get the garlic bread!

J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great food and ambiance! Fun place for lots of different occasions - dates, girls’ night out, connecting with friends..
Host was great at the front door. The server did not seem to know the menu or drinks that well when we asked questions, and seem to forget things along the way. Took 20 minutes to get a second drink after ordering.
But would return for sure, and hope for better service as everything else was great.

DB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening.

RE
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I have been here for lunch and dinner many times, the quality of the food never ceases to impress.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and mom went for a dinner date and couldn’t recommend this place more. Food was amazing and service was professional. Definitely been recommending this to friends already.

SW
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing meal. We ate “family style” having several appetizers and the a few mains in the centre of the table. Every was delicious and the flavours were extraordinary.

BN
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time trying eggplant fries! The vegetables and rigatoni. Was very well prepared and surprisingly larger than expected portions. Would dine again.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a good time at Bridgette Bar and this was no exception. Our server was especially good and we really appreciated her help with food and wine selections

m
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Third time visiting and probably one of our worst experiences. Service was very slow, at the start we wondered if anyone even had our section as it took over 10 mins for someone to come by and introduce/water ... then had to leave before taking our drink order.

Food was nothing to write home about, flavours and plating was good, most dishes didn’t come out at the proper temperatures unfortunately.

DN
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything about my experience at Bridgette Bar! The ambiance was perfect..decor was very interesting and cool! Every dish was fantastic, great flavours, fresh, innovative, excellent portions. Love all of the plant based options! We had The Banana Pie for dessert and I gasped when it was served, it was not only beautiful but the most delicious! My new favourite restaurant! I already have another reso!

OT
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Not impressed. After the 4th time the server stopped by to tell us the food was on the way it got a little old. 10 minutes later it finally arrived, the steak dish we were sharing was tough. When the server finally stopped in to ask how it was and we told him it was tough. He just took it away leaving 4 of us to share just one other entree with our side dishes. No offer to recook another steak or maybe try another dish. He didn't come back until we were ready to go. It's too bad... our guests had never been to this restaurant before and we were excited to bring them because it was one of our favs. . .huge let down tonight.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food at a reasonable cost. Great service. Our waitress was very helpful with recommendations, warm and jovial.

I highly recommend this restaurant.

JM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They go what they do, extremely well! Everything about this place was on point.

S
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great service and amazing food. I like that they change up their menu every so often so there is usually new things to try, as well as old favourites, when we go!

LU
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Visited on a Tuesday evening about 8:30 pm. It was incredibly loud when we arrived. the main bar area, and a small section on the dining floor have some walls to break up the volume but the rest of the dining area is so loud it prohibits conversation. By 9;40 when we were leaving it had quieted down some. Will probably only go back for the late hour menu. the food was good. Sharing plates. and the cocktails were inventive and interesting. Pricey for the food but we could have done just three share plates for two and that would have been enough. Service was outstanding and the food was all explained and suggestions made. Appreciated the time and attentiveness. Would like to go again with a larger group that will allow for more options tried!

R
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The greeting and waiting staff were outstanding. We couldn't have asked for a nice welcome and table service.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was awesome made some good recommendations, and tried the Tiger Cloth. I was really impressed with the cocktail!!

BM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Seems to lack the authentic high end service it's striving for.

CS
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous experience! Food was very good, creative presentation and very tasty! Service amazing, definitely worth visiting again! Thank you

G
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very attentive and friendly service, best I experienced in Calgary!
Food was outstanding, we loved every dish we ordered.

DS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been here a few times, and the food and service has always been great.

G
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
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 on January 25, 2020
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
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food fun atmosphere and our server was great.

DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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