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
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food except noisy and hard to have a conversation

CS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

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

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. Food was amazing and service was lovely.

BR
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic anniversary dinner. Food is excellent and the staff are very attentive. Great ambiance.

AT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fun night out. The food was pretty good but not the best for the price. Felt rushed by the staff, you could tell they wanted to turn over the table for their next seating. Amazing cocktails so would like to have taken time to enjoy the evening. But once we ordered drinks they were pressuring us to order appies and then right onto the mains so they could get everything through. Pricey dinner for feeling rushed through the evening.

HG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food! Great service ! It’s my new favourite restaurant in town ! Loved it so much went back the very next day.

PP
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant was really fun with a very interesting menu. We really enjoyed the family style meal and could not decide which was our favorite.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

I’d like to point out first, that the service was great. There was nothing really wrong with our experience, but there’s a lot of competition in this city. We all felt the food and drinks were just “ok”. Overpriced and not as much of a “wow” feel for us, compared to some other cocktail clubs.

Nothing went wrong, but nothing was super standout either.

We don’t feel like there’s a need to rush back to Bridgette Bar. Sorry.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. A bit loud/hard to talk but overall love this place.

CT
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a fabulous place finally got to go to Bridgette bar and it was amazing the service was fabulous the food was delicious. The tuna Crudo was fabulous!

JM
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bobbie was amazing! Our food and wine was delicious! Can’t wait to go back!

CM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was very excited to share the experience, fabulous food and amazing service with my closest friend.
Kaleigh came to my winery the hatch in Kelowna with her girlfriends and she invited me to try her cocktail{rolling canoe} which I did that evening and loved her creation. She is a very talented young lady with a bright future ahead.
We sat at the kitchen and were entertained by your tight cooking crew to add to the fun.
I also bought the Calgary Eats cookbook for my husband who is a wonderful cook and will make us some of the creations shared by those talented individuals.
I look forward to my next visit at Bridgette Bar. Ciao Cathy Marks

AK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and interior

C
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Absolutely wonderful food, great flavours and very attentive staff.

CB
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always head here when I am in town. Service is great, food amazing and the cocktails fantastic!

JM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful service.

AK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect atmosphere for a business lunch meeting. Great service, amazing food and warm old world decor.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Decided to take the family here for a nice Sunday dinner. We asked our awesome waitress to surprise us with small plates she thought we would enjoy! She did an amazing job! Our kids are 10 and 13... they lived everything!!! It was such a fun evening and experience- food as always was superb!!

S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Service started good. But was poor by the middle. Drinks werent asked to be refilled until end of service and being offered the desert menu. Disappointed to say the least.

Food was delicious and is the reason I would come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There was not a thing that I could be negative about. I was told by a friend that Bridgette Bar was excellent, but that was an understatement. Best value in upscale dining in Calgary.

a
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful place. Interiors very stylish. Desert was to die for. We had the octopus salad and weren't not huge fan of that one. They cook it on the grill and it ends up testing like grill, you cant taste the flavour of the octopus at all. But the tenderness was perfect. Octopus is really hard to cook, it can be very gummy if you don't know how to cook it. And this guy do it right. But please don't cook it on a grill. We had rabbit too and that was good.

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

Good food, great services
Just small portions

H
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our last night visiting family. Staff was very nice friendly and full of suggestions which were on point. Food amazing: great flavor, different, we had a wonderful experience!

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an incredible dining experience at Bridgette Bar. The food and cocktails were all delicious. We also had the best server, Will, who was knowledgeable about all aspects of the menu. His recommendations on wine and cocktails based on on our meal were spot on. We did a few restaurants in Calgary, and this was hands down our favourite epicurean experience.

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

First Anniversary with my husband and it was amazing. First, we got there and they had a cute little card signed by the staff to celebrate our anniversary.

We loved every moment, despite running out of the banana pie, we have no complaints.

Try the half duck dish, it was out of this world. The tomato salad reminded me of 10 Foot Henry’s tomato dish, the whipped ricotta was a nice touch.

Will be back to Bridgette for more celebrations.

K
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I brought my friend from Alaska here, and she has talked non-stop about how amazing it was. Our server (I think his name was Will) was just so awesome, and as usual food and wine were 5 star! Thanks Bridgette!

C
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went here for our 8th Wedding Anniversary. We saw it on an online review as the best place in Calgary for 2019 so we decided to try it on our special day. The place is very trendy and the decor and setting was really nice and created a warm hospitable feeling. Our server was amazing as he was really helpful especially when we told him it was our first time at this restaurant. His recommendations on how much we should order and his recommendations were really great. The food was very delicious and the service was great. It made for a very memorable night. Thank you!

BO
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely dinner ruined by the request to review later by Opentable. PFO.

B
Calgary
59 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Second time here for dinner. Four of us shared 2 small plates, 2 vegetable dishes and the grilled chicken and the pork loin. Everything was great although the pork was not our favourite. Our server was great! Knowledgeable and very efficient. All in all a nice evening here. Will be back!

C
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Although the food did not suit my fancy, the service was stellar! The environment was interesting and eclectic . Lots to look at, and interesting food to nosh on. Adored our server, and had amazing cocktails! Would highly recommend!

B
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was amazing, as always. Great for sharing.
The carpaccio, octopus, and garlic toast were absolutely delightful. The truffle rigatoni was so good, we had it a second time for dessert. And then the banana pie! The service was fine, but not as welcoming and friendly as per usual. Maybe he was new?

G
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The waitress was great everything she recommended was wonderful. Definitely I’ll come back again.

SH
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was incredible.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks for the lovely bday card from the staff! Delicious food as always and great service! My fave restaurant!

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Eclectic little place with super friendly and attentive staff. Food is meant to be shared so you can have a lot of variety with your meal. Each plate was super tasty, well presented and just enough for two people. A great spot that I will go back to.

LE
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything from the moment we entered until we left was superior. Decor, ambiance was warm and welcoming. Server was enthusiastic and helpful. He made us feel we were his only table. Very knowledgeable about menu. His guidance was spot on. The restaurant encourages sharing and the portions supported that. The flavors of our apps and main courses were fresh and delicious. Very different and palate pleasing.

BM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and cocktails, friendly and knowledgeable service and a chic, vintage ambience. Garlic bread was earth shattering.

AM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Our service was exceptional and we loved the ambiance in the restaurant but the food was really different and we thought overpriced.

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