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Moonlight & Eli, Calgary, AB

Moonlight & Eli

4.7
4.7
28 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Fondue
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2 people

7:00 p.m.


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Fondue, Swiss, French / Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (587) 907-8316
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private dining coordinator : (587) 907-8316
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 28 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

28 Reviews
  1. Darla

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best time! Moonlight & Eli is so quaint and charming and the bubbly & fondue is delicious. We'll be back!!

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  2. CarsonD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The location is a quiet and quaint experience that allowed us to have a romantic and intimate dinner experience. The staff was very friendly, hospitable, and did everything they could to make our experience enjoyable.

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  3. JulieMarFr

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here for date night yesterday and sat at the bar so got to chat with our lovely server/bartender Emma. It was only us and a larger table at the back on Thursday night, which made for a cozy ambiance. We ordered the classic fondue + charcuterie meats and then the Belgian chocolate one for dessert. I had the elderflower spritz and a glass of reisling which were delightful and my husband ordered sparkling sake which also paired beautifully. Definitely add the frozen profiteroles if you get the dessert fondue, they were amazing. Highly recommend!

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  4. BritneyS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So so lovely. Amazing food and recommendations. Will be back soon!

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  5. GoalieGirl

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible as always. This is by far my favorite treat dinner in the whole city, and I look forward to it so much.

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  6. BrittanyH

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been here before and had a great time. The food was delicious, the server was knowledgeable. It's been a over a year since then and we were incredibly disappointed. We were served cold meatballs and stale bread with a lumpy fondue. Mind you, the meatballs costed extra. Last time we paid over $200 and it was worth it, this time the $100 we paid was not at all. We were going to have dessert but we were too sick. I wanted to say something but the place is so small, I didn't want to make a scene for the other table.

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  7. JacquelineM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Decided to go here for an intimate celebration with my partner for my 50th birthday. Not knowing what to expect, it was a nice surprise. Upon entering there are 2 little tables and a bar with some stools. I didn't get to see the back little room, but it looked to be much more intimate and private than the front. Our server was the sweetest woman and made sure that we had Gluten free bread basket for our fondue ( I am a celiac and it is difficult to find safe places sometimes). She was busy preparing everything fresh for the tables and once our cheese fondue was finished, she came by and helped scrape the bits of delicious baked on cheese for us to continue dining on. Our flight of champagne was delish and the chocolate fondue to end the meal was the perfect amount of sweetness. I would recommened this for a girl date or a couple of people to celebrate something fun. Final thought, Kym- our server, made the experience extra special by giving me a handwritten card for my birthday.. truly above and beyond and the nice touch I miss from dining out from years past. Thank you to Moonlight & Eli and Kym for the special meal, special card and lovely space.

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  8. DateNight

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Experience was nice but check the $ on the menu before you dine. The food was decent and it is a fun experience, staff was great and knowledgeable on champagne which was nice, but you really don’t get much food for what you end up paying. My husband and I had two drinks each, cheese fondue and dessert. We had to pay extra for meats so we added meatballs (6-8 small bites) and charcuterie (small portion) and with tip it was $240. This was a bit disappointing to us since we were still a bit hungry when we left. They will give you more bread if you run out but we just wanted something a bit more substantial for a dinner. Glasses of champagne and cocktails are all around $20-$25 each, many of them are 1oz cocktails which is quite dear. We will not be returning just due to the price of everything, the experience was enjoyable.

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  9. AdamR

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, fantastic staff, fantastic drinks. One of the best places to go for an intimate experience!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and staff

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  11. DuncanM

    Calgary

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great evening, exceptional service, a lovey evening.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, wines, and food. We came to celebrate, but this little neighbourhood gem is definitely our new favourite and will become a regular dining spot.

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  13. Sunshine

    Calgary

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small but worth it! The fondue is yummy! The extensive champagne and bubbles menu blew me away.

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  14. HungryG

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We asked whether, if next time we visited, we could have two slots i.e. a 5:00 p.m. and a 9:00 p.m. We just wanted to make the fun last. We had theatre tickets so we had to leave.

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  15. DanD

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Service was great. Price was very reasonable. Will visit again.

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  16. pollypocket

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved Moonlight & Eli. It was pretty loud due to the party in the back. Highly recommend the truffles. Husband requested seconds and declared “this is what unicorns must taste like!” Will definitely go back.

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  17. SHO1964

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this little place!! Great fondue, we had the cheese and dessert varieties...both were awesome and the owner/staff were terrific to chat with...will definitely return:)

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  18. SLandAB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful evening trying various champagnes and fantastic food. The menu is small, but fondue is what we came for and it was amazing. The owner and staff were eager to chat and made the evening that much more enjoyable. Highly recommend!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing. Relaxing quaint atmosphere, Cute story behind the name. Delicious food. Not rushed. It was my second time eating here and both times were amazing. Will continue to come back.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fondue is so tasty and the service and ambience were amazing but it was incredibly expensive for what you get. There was a small amount of bread, pickles and apple and for three people we paid $75 just for the food. If they lowered their prices or upped the amount of food you get I’d definitely be back but as it stands, that will probably be the only time I go just because of the value.
    Moonlight & EliResponded on October 4, 2019
    HI there, We have taken your review on board and have made our portions larger. We are so new still, it's a bit of a moving target, getting everything right!! Thank you so very much for reaching out and we hope to see you again! PS We do offer bread refills, so if you're running low we will always bring you more!! Your Friends at, Moonlight & Eli

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  21. DateNight

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    While the concept is different and fun, the venue and pricing is not. The building itself is tiny and creates a crowded and very loud atmosphere with how many seats they've jammed in there. It is not "cozy and romantic" as implied. The menu is limited which is fine as we went for the champagne and fondue, but, the cost for just that was considerably higher than expected. We will not return and won't go out of our way to recommend it to others.
    Moonlight & EliResponded on October 4, 2019
    Hi DateNight, Thanks for the feedback and I'm sorry you didn't enjoy our space. We have made our portions larger, as we have received a few comments about this! As for the space...it is tiny! We have attempted to make the best use of the space. It's unfortunate that you didn't see the charm, and rather the short comings. I'd truly like to try to make the taste in your mouth better. If you would let me, that is. If you want to try again please email me (the owner) at moonlightandeli@gmail. c o m

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  22. ConstantineV

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    At first I was sceptical because of the location and size of the venue, however once the conversations started and the food came out it was a very intimate experience. The servers were really tentative on making sure we had everything we needed and the food was fantastic. My only complaint is being 6'0" tall it was a bit cramped for me to sit at one of the tables.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service & quality. This place is a must for any occasion.

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  24. Sylvie

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was absolutely wonderful and the food was good. However, my boyfriend and I thought it was pricey for what it was.
    Moonlight & EliResponded on October 4, 2019
    HI Sylvie, We have recently made our portions larger and wanted to let you know!!! We would love to see you back in and hopefully offer you an experience more in line with what you were expecting! Your Friends at, Moonlight & Eli

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  25. Jess

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely, cozy gem with delicious fondue, excellent service and an awesome selection of bubbles & wines! Loved the decor and the owners really made the whole night, chatting with us and giving great recommendations. Was perfect for a night out with friends, we’ll definitely be back!

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  26. MWandco

    Calgary

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us arrived on a rainy Friday evening to a lovely, cozy, buzzing small space for champagne and fondue. Who knew the combination of food, drink and service would be such a winner! Although a table for 4 was a bit cramped as the overall space is limited, it didn't matter at all as we dug into a bottle of bubbly and one cheese fondue per couple. I can’t wait to book out the back room or maybe the whole venue for another event. Next time maybe hubbie and I will come sit at the bar and sample more bubbles by the glass, but we will for sure return! It’s lovely and fun.

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  27. TerenceF

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re looking for a special place to take a special someone, please consider putting this establishment at the top of your list. The service combined with the food and drink, were the perfect pieces to create a perfect and amazing evening. ❤️

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really cute place ! Fondue was delicious and champagne we had with it was delicious. I especially loved the glitter truffles

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Moonlight & Eli is rated 4.7 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

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627 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 0B5

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Fondue, Swiss, French / Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (587) 907-8316
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private dining coordinator : (587) 907-8316
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