Bridgette Bar

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954 reviews
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  • Fit for Foodies
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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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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent bar staff: friendly, sharp, and great recommendations.

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

I thought the atmosphere was great and the food was amazing. The server was very nice and because I was there for my birthday, she made sure to make it special (she out a candle in the dessert and made a special custom drink for me as per my request). I couldn't get enough of the food, definitely coming back to try more.

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EK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I would recommend Bridgette Bar to a friend for a group diner, but not for a couple looking for a date night out.

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Service was unfortunately - very poor.

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TB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bridgette Bar was fantastic. The food was exceptional, we had a selection from snacks, small plates and large plates as well as a pasta and it was all outstanding (HIGHLY recommend the garlic bread, beet salad and rigatoni). We chose to add pasta as a 'side dish' and our server spaced each item out to ensure we could enjoy everything and the table wasn't over crowded. The server was considerate to fill up water and wine glasses but never hurried us. She made suggestions when we asked. The atmosphere was upscale but not stuffy with nice lighting and background music which wasn't too loud.

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D
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome as always. Hopefully the Twin restaurant opens in the South.

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RN
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The trout dish was excellent. The steak was pretty much blue rare when served and there was not an option of how you would even like it cooked. Do not order the steak unless you enjoy blue rare.

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

Food fabulous. Everything we tried off the sharing menu was delicious. Service great. Easy for conversation. Noise was minimal.

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M
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Food was awesome. A server named Lauren gave us a very bad service .The server didn't walk us through the food menu and didn't tell us there was happy hour on drinks. When we complained to the assistant manager, he said the server thinks we were not interested on ordering drinks and therefore she didn't tell us the happy hour special.


I think it is very unbelievable as no matter the customer is showing interest or not, the server still have yo perform their duties on introducing the special and promotion going on in the restaurant.

Very disappointed on the assistant manager and the server the way handling this complain.

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GC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time there and we loved it! We’ll be back!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely unbelievable service and amazing food. Would definitely recommend the beet salad, trout and the rigatoni pasta. Thank you for having us!

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OT
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Had a great night out with the girls!

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K
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food here is incredible. We loved the sharing plate concept so we could mix and match. We started with the braised rabbit toast - surprising us in its unctuous deliciousness and hit of oil and vinegar'd salad. Not what we expected at all! We also ordered the brussels sprouts , wood roasted duck, and rigatoni with truffled mushroom sauce. Each dish was flawlessly made and full of flavour. We highly recommend the Banana Pie for dessert, but be forewarned it is massive - and scrumptious, not a bad combination! This restaurant is perfect for couples or good friends who want to share. The ambiance is airy and spacious, trendy without being too hipsterish. We will be returning soon.

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BR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

First seat was next to the window. Heritage building has some holes in the brick mortar. -30*C outside and seat was freezing. May need some repointing. Second seat had a glass with a broken edge nearly cut myself. Sounds whiny but expectations were higher. Food was good.

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience! Delicious food! I am definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends!

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ED
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and amazing service. Would recommend.

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MF
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food is consistently good. Service is a bit disjointed as you order 4 items but never get them one at a time, they usually all come at once and this time it was very slow.

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VS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Made reservation 2 weeks in advance. Hostess put as a terrible table, when we asked to move to another table, she said the one we wanted was reserved............okay, but we had a reservation as well. We did get moved, but it didn't have to be that complicate.

Such a great restaurant, bit so noisy because of the hard surfaces. Wish some of the noise could be baffled.

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BM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Bridgette Bar on Saturday evening. It was our first time there. Our server was fabulous and the food was delicious. We had the duck and the brussels sprouts.
It's a great venue. It was notable that everyone there was so happy and obviously enjoying themselves. See you again soon!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful birthday dinner!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was absolutely incredible. Food was outstanding and the service was far better than we have experienced in calgary in a long time. Kudos to Brock for making the evening truly incredible and choosing such great dishes for our tasting menu. Highly recommend Bridgette Bar - excellent food, service, atmosphere and value. Can’t wait to return.

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M
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The menu is light in terms of knowing what you are ordering, but with a big group we pretty much tried everything. And everyone enjoyed the dishes, they were all awesome, full of flavour and expertly prepared. Delish will be going back for sure!!

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S
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to spend a Fri night with friends. Food was delicious, service was prompt and attentive and it is a great comfortable space.

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TM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner and service was great

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RS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We had the beef cubes which I found to be tough and not the best cut for the value paid.

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N
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Server I felt like would not talk to my date at all as soon as I spoke he would just walk away. It was her birthday and he made her feel very unwanted.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Service was awesome for husbands birthday. It isn’t really a place for kids but they did a fantastic job to accommodate our two year old. The rest of our party loved the food, but it wasn’t great for me. I’m a vegetarian with Celiac disease so have to eat gluten free. They had several dishes that I could eat but I just didn’t happen to like.

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SB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Our waitress was attentive...too attentive. She would stand their until we acknowledged her. She interrupted our conversation numerous times.
Other than that the ambiance and food were fantastic!

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s
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and the service was great! We had a great time as a family. Enjoyed the food, drinks and the atmosphere!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu. We couldn’t decide so we ask him to pick for us. Beet Salad, Eggplant fires, garlic bread, rainbow trout and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Delicious. Menu items are served family style and our meant for sharing. Will definitely go again

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f
Edmonton
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this restaurant - always such a treat and is a definite hidden gem!

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

Great service, great food, and an even better time. Thank you for having us.

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

My fiancé and I went there for our birthday with our family. Everything was amazing - the ambiance, service, food, etc. We asked for a “chef’s choice” family-style meal and it was divine. So much food and all amazing. Both of us birthday guests of honour has a sweet bday card waiting for us at the table from the restaurant, hand-signed by all the staff. It was such a nice touch. We will definitely be back!! I’m still dreaming of that cheesy garlic bread...

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O
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Garlic bread to die for and a fab draught selection!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it! Food was great and service was fantastic.

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BB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

I would still recommend it but the last time we went, my group waited for over 45 minutes for our reservation. I was not impressed with the service because of this.

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

Birthday dinner for my dad

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BM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

After trying many of YYC's must-try new restaurants, we finally found a place with style AND substance. The food was excellent. We had the garlic bread, the octopus salad, the roasted cauliflower and the duck. Each dish was unique, but not for unique's sake. The little signature flavours and touches ADD to the plate, not just to the marketing. I'm a designer, and mid-century modern is one of my favorite aesthetics - and this place has that look - so its for me to love the ambiance. Honestly, we've tried so many places now that were all style, but with forgettable dishes, I wasn't expecting much. Happy to say it was one of our best dining experiences ever in Calgary.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great along with the service...nice vibe!

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VT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Brandon was outstanding. Accommodating and informative and very friendly. Every dish was delicious and perfectly prepared. One of the best meals I have experienced in quite a while. We will definitely return.

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