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Merchants Restaurant & Bar, Calgary, AB

Merchants Restaurant & Bar

4.5
4.5
19 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Merchants Restaurant & Bar is a neighborhood bar and restaurant where locals and travelers alike can grab lunch and dinner, along with brunch on the weekends. With a menu filled with hearty, simple recipes from all over the world and a full bar, guests always feel welcome, whether celebrating a special event or just spending time with family and friends. Appetizers at Merchants include Carpaccio, Moules-Frites, Calamari, Merchants Meatballs, Tempura Prawns and Tuna Tartar. The entrée options at Merchants range from simple meals like the Truffle Mushroom Pizza and G's Mac and Cheese to choices like grilled Kuterra Salmon, New Yorker, Rib Eye, Seafood Linguini, Carbonara and Short Rib Penne.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 11:00 am–11:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:00 am–12:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–1:00 am Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 452-4001
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 19 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Child-Friendly

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Calgary

    Child-Friendly

  • Calgary

    Contemporary Canadian

19 Reviews
  1. Vern

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but fairly casual. Drinks were overpriced, but overall, a good neighborhood spot.

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  2. Keith

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Merchants is a great restaurant but we were a little disappointed this time. Picked the seafood linguine as it was so good last week. But this time quantity of seafood much reduced. Eg 1 shrimp versus 4 last week. Need to check this if I order again

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We’d didn’t eat. It was very noisy. Not a good experience for a first date - too noisy. I’ll be back, but not at such a busy time.

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  4. EllaF

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The hostess was very rude basically threw our menus at us and walked away without saying anything. The owner did introduce himself and was lovely. Food was ok nothing outstanding though.

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  5. TrishL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tasty, fresh food, greeting staff, chef and cooking staff, waitress, bar tender and ambience were perfect! We each ordered steak and salad, drink special and regular drink; lovely presentation and attention to detail. The Merchants Menu has many food choices with daily drink specials, caters to dietary preferences. Love the updated, modern, clean, spacious settings and decor. Nice location, just need more parking availability up close, however, one can park across the street in the 2 indoor parkades. Highly recommend if you want to get out of the house with a group of business associates, friends, one of your close friends, or treat your relatives from out of town. We'll be back.

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  6. nurseali

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizers were wonderful. Absolutely loved the Carpaccio. My fish and chips were ok. Fish was nice. Fries tasted like McCain's thrown in a deep fryer and not seasoned at all. Very disappointed. My husband's $40 steak was thin, overcooked and had minimal flavor. Overcooked peppers and ok mashed potatoes on the side. Dessert was awful - Baklava Cheesecake that was garnished with bitter cinnamon and tasted awful. Was not busy at all and service was painfully slow. She didn't check on us once we got mains and never asked how anything was. Forgot my drink order.

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  7. Andrea

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the fish tacos, they were good, not great. The battered pieces of fish were more like fish nuggets and I miss having avocado with my fish tacos ( although it was clear in the menu description that avocado was not one of the toppings). My companion had the burger which was good and the Caesar salad which was nicely dressed, not soggy or too salty. We both had vodka caesar's and they seemed rather small and watery.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was fantastic!! She moved us to a better table to visit with friends we haven’t seen in a long time. Thanks!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting had brunch with my daughter. It was great food and service were top notch. Looking forward to trying a dinner one day.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    No kids cup. No high chairs. But they have kids menu ! And our server was doing her check in in her sections table pass beside us no check in, and did made a may I 4 time no answer. we ask twice for the bill.

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  11. AlanM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and the food was good. I would recommend it.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a neutral experience. Nothing bad just nothing that created a wow factor

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  13. NicoleL

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very accommodating with a 2 year old, we were served fairly quickly. It was cold sitting by the garage window, but it was during the bad cold snap. Food was excellent!

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  14. Jpkk

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Decent value for the money. A nice spot that's not downtown.

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  15. DeborahR

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We went here with our grandchildren (boys, 8 & 10) they have a good kids menu, lots of food for growing and hungry boys. Service was super fast even though it was very full and busy. We had a concert to go to and we were served and out in lots of time. Really our service was excellent and food is very reliably good at Merchants. Recommend for families.

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  16. CarrieC

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and lovely ambiance! Holiday decorations were lovely!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good atmosphere. Our service was great. Very clean. Food was good. Overall, worth a visit.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My friend and I had the sliders and soup. Both were tasty. Our server was great…attentive when we needed her, and left to chat at the end our our meal…no pressure.

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  19. smc1

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was very happy that they could accomodate my Celiac (gluten free) issues. The Penne Pasta ala Vodka was delicious. We had a great friendly conversation with the owner Blare as well. We will be back!

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FAQs

Merchants Restaurant & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes.

Merchants Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Merchants Restaurant & Bar

2118 33 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1Z6

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 11:00 am–11:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:00 am–12:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–1:00 am Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
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