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Purlieu, Calgary, AB

Purlieu

4.7
4.7
264 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary French / American
Purlieu is a neighborhood restaurant in the Oakridge Calgary community. We bring in local fresh ingredients whenever possible to satisfy you with a modern twist on classic food and drinks. Come join us in a relaxed atmosphere, where we bring our best to you. At Purlieu, we're on the edge of the city, in the heart of the community.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Bistro, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 280-7474

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Eric Mah

  • Neighbourhood

    Calgary

  • Parking Details

    Free parking all day

  • Public Transit

    Public transit in both directions directly out front of the restaurant

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 264 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This cozy Oakridge restaurant has left the best impressions! The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation, wide wine list and wonderful dessert options. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and make great recommendations. Ideal for those who want a romantic night out. Highly recommended.
  2. c

    csc89

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first experience, good food and wine selection. Will be back again.
  3. FF

    FatemehF

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was awesome, we did enjoy the food as well. A bit cold though.
  4. EM

    ElenaM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been going to Purlieu bistro again and again. The food is always very good. We were pleasantly surprised to see that few French classic dishes were on the menu: Escargot and Tarte Tatin . We had the salad first, beets, goat cheese and arugula, continued with lamb chops and coq au vin and ended our meal with warm tarte Tatin served with vanilla ice cream. The lamb was served with grilled broccolini, a medley of grains and a delicious caponata. The coq au vin came with spaetzles in a wine and mushrooms sauce. It was wonderful!
  5. TT

    TedT

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at Purlieu is helpful and kind, and the food is always excellent. I have been many times and will definitely go back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Purlieu to celebrate our sons birthday. Everything was great. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  10. GP

    GregP

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Purlieu is awesome. Their appy's alone can make for a great meal. Service is great from experienced staff. The ambience is nice too as it's a cozy quaint size. U have to go.
  11. HN

    HelenN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was good, and the wait staff were pleasant. We found the noise level extreme because the restaurant was full and it is a small place.
  12. W

    Weliketodine

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, delicious and presented beautifully. Great service and ambience. Compliments to the chef, we will be back!
  13. JM

    JanetM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this small neighborhood restaurant. Quality food and beautiful ambiance.
  14. M

    Mimic

    Calgary

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love going to Purlieu. It's walking distance from our house and the food and service are always excellent. My only negative is that I wish there were more vegetables in the dishes, or the option to order a side of vegetables.
  15. MB

    MargaretB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the service friendly and personable. We felt very comfortable. We would highly recommend Purlieu as an excellent place to go to for a lovely meal in a friendly comfortable environment.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Place is adorable, small and intimate. Food was good but not spectacular. Scallops were good but all 4 were over really over cooked. Duck was a lovely dish as well as the mussels! My husband had the cod and although it was cooked perfectly, the broth was extremely salty (soya sauce). Overall the experience was nice, servers friendly. Might try their other new restaurant to compare. 8/10 experience. Recommend to check it out and hopefully the little issues are resolved with the cooking on the plates mentioned
  17. TX

    TravellerX

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great little spot tucked away in a random suburb. Community crowd. Food: Excellent value. We had lamb, shrimp, tuna, duck -- all very well cooked, nothing overdone. Balanced proportions. "Modern" might be a stretch, unless what they meant was an Asian flare -- nothing we haven't seen before, but again, everything was well done. Service: Also excellent. For a small spot - maybe 30-40max - 2 servers were barely adequate during the busier parts of the evening, especially considering one of them was mixing cocktails (well done by the way!). Drinks: Cute selection of cocktails that we're thoughtfully made by our server. Affordable bottles of wine including half bottles/caraffes. I'd say the range was a little narrow (in terms of price - basically every bottle between 40-80 from what I recall). Perhaps that's what a community french bistro calls for, but some bigger bottles might serve the odd occasion.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Will be back. Can’t wait to try Trullo
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our fourth time dining in and loved the experience. Music and drinks were great and food was amazing. When we talked about a certain drink they used to make, they went and checked on the ingredients to make it for us even though it wasn’t on the menu.
  20. D

    Debralynn

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful genuine French food in a setting that doesn’t feel at all pretentious. Altogether a lovely evening, and the moules frites are incredible!
  21. TL

    TaraL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time as usual! We live across the street and love this place!
  22. w

    wine2dine

    Calgary

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food is very good, staff is efficient and friendly without being intrusive. Relaxed, bistro type vibe. A great little restaurant.
  23. L

    Leslie

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great neighbourhood gem! Classic French food - duck confit & steak frites! We will be back again soon.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent. So happy to have discovered this new gem.
  25. C

    Catherine

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food at reasonable prices for high end dinning. Our waiter Claude was friendly, efficient and very entertaining. I would highly recommend for an quiet dinner with friends or even going solo.
  26. WB

    WayneB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the cod..... very good. Service is great and the staff are friendly. We really like having a quality restaurant in the neighborhood.
  27. WK

    WallenaK

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    What a great little hidden gem!! Definitely would recommend, great food great food & service. I’ll definitely be going back.
  28. M

    Mimic

    Calgary

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went early so we were the only ones there for at least an hour. Even once it started getting busy we still had excellent service. Amazing food!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent, service was perfectly pleasant and not intrusive. Food was excellent and beautifully presented.
  30. h

    helen

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. The server very good. When we arrived it was full and a tad noisy. After a few tables left, it was fine.
  31. D

    Dave

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time here. Intimate place with attentive and knowledgable service staff. Nice portion sizes and great quality food, with some inventive items - could have eaten the lobster spring rolls all night!
  32. DG

    DallasG

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classy, intimate and an amazing meal. Claude was our waiter and had some great recommendations of food to try. Lobster rolls were very good!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely ambiance and delicious food! Highly recommend this community gem.
  34. KR

    KenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food that you would expect at a downtown restaurant at twice the cost
  35. a

    athertonbc

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining experience at Purlieu was wonderful. Our meal was exceptional and the service was very good as well. It’s great to see a high-quality restaurant open up in the south.
  36. C

    Cheryl

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good service. I had the pork dinner, which was very good. It was my first time at this restaurant and I plan to go again! A very delicious meal.
  37. C

    Cindy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I am so glad we finally tried Purlieu. Such a sweet little restaurant tucked in an Oakridge strip mall. Everything on the menu looked appetizing (and I never think that). Calamari, lobster spring rolls, steak frites, lamb and burgers were all delicious and made my family full and happy.
  38. B

    Bunny

    Calgary

    172 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    172 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Introduced another couple to this restaurant last night. Very impressed. Service was great as usual. Our appetizers were the beet and arugula salad and the calamari. Both were delightful. I had the special which was duck breast. Cooked perfectly and accompanied with nice vegetables. My husband enjoyed the Cornish hen. I will comment on the pasta dish as it was a little dry and the lamb came with a sauce which was a little overpowering. We all had a little of the chocolate pate for desert. Nice evening. Thankyou.
  39. R

    Robert

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time back this month and just as good as the first - Great service, food and ambience - A hidden gem in Oakridge
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Resturant in the neighborhood is a real addition to the area. Staff are great food is great a great way to spend a evening.

FAQs

Purlieu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 280-7474.

Purlieu is rated 4.7 stars by 264 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Bistro, Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Free parking all day

  • Public Transit

    Public transit in both directions directly out front of the restaurant

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Eric Mah

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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