Bridgette Bar

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1006 reviews
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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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

A bit too loud, decor very nice, good service. Food is good for Calgary

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LM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Our main course took a long time to come out but it was delicious when it came. Our server was great!

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OT
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food good as always. Server Lisa was great!

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U
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Got kicked out because apparently there was another reservation waiting for our table. I guess making money is more important than customer service.

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AM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been here several times and it is always amazing. One of our favourite restaurants!

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SP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, every dish we ordered was excellent (the table ordered a second round of the braised rabbit) and the banana cream pie was next level delicious. We’ll be coming back soon!

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NV
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always my go to restaurant for lunch or dinner. The brussels sprouts and cauliflower are a must try.

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SH
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

First visit to Bridgette Bar and overall it was a pleasant experience but my friend tried the rabbit on toast and she was not satisfied as she said it could have been tuna as no taste of rabbit at all. My rigatoni was very good. Coffee cups were cold.

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tina crudo and lamb sausage to start - both so delicious. The rainbow trout main was a big portion which for the price I thought was great. Fish was cooked perfectly, crispy on the outside and medium rare on the inside. The white peach negroni is a go-to here for me and it never disappoints! Service was attentive, keep up the great work!

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SA
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was good and the venue has a great vibe. I will definitely go again!

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JB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great time at Bridgette Bar. Great food, service and overall vibe.

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H
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had the chicken liver pate and octopus both were FANTASTIC. The Ling cod was meh- overcooked sauce was good.
Our server Brennan was great, knowledgable and helpful.

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LT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love every thing I’ve tried on this menu and the service is always outstanding!

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FJ
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

When I got to the restaurant, the table I reserved was not ready and I waited 20 minutes until it was. My reservation was for 8 and I didn’t get seated until 8:20ish. There was no point of the reservation if they couldn’t hold the “reserved” table. We had to wait for the people to finish eating. My mood after that first instance just went down and I never want to experience that again. Our server was spectacular, food was awesome. Overall, ok experience based on the first encounter, which matters the most.

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NV
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service, attention to detail and seasoned staff is the perfect combination which makes Bridgette Bar always my first choice for dinner.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly staff with good service.. All food was delicious & came out fast. Great spot for any occasion

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BG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Birthday lunch

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience ,food was outstanding

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M
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food.
Great way to share
Small portions
Trendy

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f
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant! Was recommended by a close friend and it did not disappoint! The food was incredible, some of the best I've had in western Canada!!

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EH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Service was pretty bad. Timing was off, Took forever to get drinks but Food was almost immediately out.

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KT
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Amazing food and wine list.

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R
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Interesting YYC Food Experience set lunch - our first experience at this restaurant. Really interesting ambiance and décor. Sadly, for us, the tables were so close and the the noise level, even at lunch was so high that it inhibited our own enjoyment. Perhaps this is less the case on other days of the week - we went on a Friday. I would say this is a great spot to go with a group if you're prepared to talk loudly. Great service. Love restaurants like this one, that serve house sparkling water.

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DL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent spot for my niece’s 18th birthday dinner! Food and service were excellent.

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was superb. Devon bartender very good. Best food we have ever had at Bridgette. Recommended to others already.

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MW
Calgary
38 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere and delicious food. Quite noisy so challenging to visit if your table has more than 4 guests. Love the "family style" sharing plates - everything is shareable!

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GB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Bridgette is still one of my favourite Calgary restaurants. It’s warm and inviting, with great food and a fun, sophisticated atmosphere. The food is always exceptional. I’ve brought friends from around the world here for afternoon cocktails, lunches, dinners, and every one of them has expressed how good the food and service was and how much they like the space. Several have booked other meals there during their stay. The fact it’s so hard to get a reservation is a testament to how consistently good it is.

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MT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food is great though today the trout was exceptionally salty, hence the lower rating.

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a
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am a regular at the Restaurant. The chefs Mackenzie and Sterling are always pleasant and engaging. Wait staff are entertaining and attentive. Reservations are recommended every day of the week.

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic as always but this is not a budget place for lunch. It is a nice treat.

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Brigette bar overall is a great place to be. needs a little work on the food

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j
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service, great menu - lots of options! Cool atmosphere

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I went to Bridgette Bar with colleagues in the fall and was so impressed with the service, the ambiance and most importantly the food. I couldn't wait for my sons to enjoy all of that with me for my eldest' s 25th birthday. Unfortunately, the magic didn't happen this time.

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ZB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service, food and cocktails. We all loved the experience

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AT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

We had to wait 15 minutes for a table although we had a reservation, the server was very obviously irritated with our table and the food wasn't anything to rave about. Will not be back.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service

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Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It was good service, the first serving of the bread with came with the burrta cheese was cold, we just ate it but not their usual style

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A
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had reservations for 19:45, requested a table as we had minors with us. Arrived, on time, and was informed that our table was still being occupied. Offered another table that was at the top of the stairs but in the corner and away from the main dining area so we were not able to see the kitchen. Accepted. The service was excellent, the food was fresh and delicious. A concern was this was a Tues night and we ordered the chicken liver mousse and they said they were out of that?! Ordered the shrimp and calamari pasta and they were out of that as well?! Extremely unusual for this type of restaurant to run out of menu items on a Tues night. That was the main issue we had with our evening out to Bridgette Bar. The cocktails were great. Our server was attentive and was able to answer all our questions about the menu and some of the ingredients in the menu. Would come again and would recommend to friends and family. The out of food was the only negative in our night.

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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just a family dinner.

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This has been the 4th time that I have visited and yet to be disappointed. Keep up the excellent service . Rokel was an excellent host Informative and very pleasant!

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