Bridgette Bar

4.7
833 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm- 1:00am
Matinee: Tuesday-Sunday: 2:00-5:00 pm
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Phone number
(587) 319-6827
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
JP Pedhirney
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
7th St.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Planning a large shindig or company event? Getting hitched? We'd love to join the party. We've got a space to fit all your needs.

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What 833 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was fantastic that nothing was really bad but unfortunately when I made reservation, I did put the note down that it was my friend’s birthday; however, nothing really special until I had to mention again. Wish they could have been more experienced and thoughtful.

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SB
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We sat at the bar and waited for our late reservation. We ordered drinks and appetizers. They never came to get us for our reservation (I definitely checked in when we arrived)! I know it was an oversight but at 10 pm when I brought it to the host’s attention it was pretty much brushed off. They did apologize but nothing was even offered to make it up to us (not even a drink!) ... we left and did not order a main course. Good thing we were pretty full from the appetizers. I even got an email in the morning notifying me that I missed the reservation .... what?!?!

The food was good. Nothing spectacular but good. The only pasta they have without dairy is a tomato base pasta. Below average. Tasted like canned sauce. They wouldn’t let us order any protein to top it (shrimp, chicken ...). They said the chef would not do it and everything is pre-portioned. Weird.

The bar staff was the only highlight! They were exceptional! They really made our night! Kind, helpful and very attentive. Bravo!

I’ve been here several times and this is the only time I walked away disappointed.

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F
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always Awesome service!!

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

Great food. Excellent waitress. Small plates were brought out properly timed. Really had an enjoyable evening.

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O
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our law firm choose to celebrate the traditional Christmas party at Brigitte Bar and the experience was extraordinary from beginning to end. Our server, Leah, was very knowledgeable and attentive. We tried a variety of dishes, all delicious. We will definitely come again.

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OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always an amazing meal at Bridgette Bar. The chicken liver mousse was outstanding, so was everything else we ordered. Service was friendly, efficient and well-timed. It was a bit louder/busier than we were expecting for a Wednesday night, but it didn’t have an impact on the quality of the meal at all. Overall, this is one of the best dining experiences that Calgary has to offer. We’ll be back!

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N
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

I found the food all very heavy and deep fried, not what I had expected. Great environment though and a cool place to hang out.

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EW
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My duck dish was amazing! The grilled squash was amazing. The person I was with ordered cod dish and hated it, she couldn’t even finish it. Great atmosphere, service was a bit slow due to ordering the duck but I was notified. I didn’t realize it would be 45 - 60 min wait for the duck to be cooked. Over all great experience, great server. I will be going back.

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BC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An excellent evening! Our server was so helpful and had some great suggestions - both for wine and menu items. The octopus was delectable so will be ordering same along with a pizza next time.

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KC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very cool, fun place! Food was delicious and service was great.

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LR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really wonderful meal! Such a cozy restaurant to come into on a cold night. Our server was fantastic and helped us with the menu to help us make sure we were ordering the right amount.

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CR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was incredible...from the service to the food!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the most wonderful holiday business lunch. The service was great, the food amazing and the value for $40 and having the restaurant choose what we ate was incredible.

We will all be back again!

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GB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the family sharing. Lunch and dessert were fantastic. Overall great place to eat.
Will definitely refer this place to friends.

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AB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Server was very knowledgeable of the menu and pairings that can be done. Everything was described perfectly. Amazing food and service. Definitely a must for a nice date night

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was amazing, however it was a bit loud and took awhile to get our order, it was a Friday and quite busy so understandable. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and made great suggestions, and the open kitchen was a nice feature. They also had a stand up bar while we waited for our table to be ready which I thought was a nice touch.
Overall was a great dining experience and will be back again

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was delicious!

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A
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time checking out Bridgette Bar, loved the atmosphere, the food was amazing, a little on the pricier side all the plates are made to be shared as well so overall definitely worth it.

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bridgette Bar’s family style menu is Amazing!! Awe loved how we could sample various dishes without filling up on just one. The service was also friendly, fast and the servers were extremely knowledgeable able the menu and accommodating! We’d definitely go here again. We all loved it soooo much!

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JL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food here was delicious! Our waiter answered a slew of questions, and we were all more than satisfied with our beverages/meals. The vegetarian dishes are incredible- and the food came very quickly once ordered- I’ll definitely be back!

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GG
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated my 56th birthday !
Everything was absolutely perfect !
I couldn’t have had a more perfect evening the service was fantastic the food was amazing and I got to sit in my favourite part of the restaurant !

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PR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Too loud and pricey ...

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is great, atmosphere is nice and staff were fantastic.

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EV
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food and a great vibe! Perfect place to get together with the girls or have a date night with your special someone.

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L
Mobile
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely love Bridgette. I bring all my friends and family here. The staff are amazingly friendly and not pretentious and the food is out of this world.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The food was good, but a little too complicated. Thenkept teying to take our plates though we weren’t done, then the waitress brought our bill without asking. Won’t be going back.

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BM
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and servyis always great.

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EB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went to this restaurant twice in a week because I like it so much. First for a girls’ night then again for my anniversary dinner. I love the food, the ambience is nice and the service is top notch.

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BP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Service was slow and honestly the food wasn't great at all. I ordered whatever the steak on the menu was and there were so many competing elements and flavors in the dish it was really just a mess. Sorry, I'm direct.

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AK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious! Went for a birthday and was subtle but very intimate.

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IS
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really have no bad things to say. Our waiter Brock was perfect and the food we ordered (Rabbit on toast, lamb sausage with labneh, duck with chanterelles and creamed corn) was all perfect. Oh we got garlic fries, and those were bitchin too. I hope this place is open forever. 2 blocks from my apartment and I think I want to dump my entire bank account into eating here.

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K
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, we were not disappointed with our experience here. The food was excellent - tuna fritters, beet salad and pizza - are great sharing options. Service was top notch as well.

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JR
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We loved our dinner experience at Bridgette bar! The place, the food and our server were fabulous. We just found that the music got too loud at some point and because we were at a table with seven people, it was hard to understand what everyone was saying. Aside from that, we truly enjoyed our time at bridgette bar. Thank you!
Johanne

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MW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great atmosphere, food and wonderful service. This is a must go to restaurant in Calgary

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Greață food, excellent service

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RH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The food and drinks were “OK”. For the cost they should be fantastic!

We had to send one dish back that was cold. Our drinks were small and not very exciting. The service was moderately weak. Overall..... not that impressed. Another “fancy restaurant” with mediocre product. Would prefer a dive with great food.

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E
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Before a broadway musical.

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PF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent but round table for 6 was kind of small!!

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MQ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent cocktails, nice selection of wine. Started with warm olives and burrata - fabulous. Shared the duck and roasted Brussels sprouts. Duck was cooked to perfection! Highly recommended

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JG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went with friends on a Friday night. Dined for almost 4 hours enjoying great food and drinks. Great service - attentive and never felt rushed. The restaurant was busy when we arrived and when we left. Lots of energy, loud but part of the experience

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