Permanently Closed - Royale

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This restaurant is permanently closed. A vibrant and playful restaurant & bar located on 17th Avenue.
Serving new eclectic cuisine, Royale boasts the largest rosé selection
and sun-kissed patio in Calgary.
Join us for half price bottles of wine all day Sunday!
*some exclusions may apply*
$6 daily Happy Hour 2-6pm.
Meet, play, drink and eat!
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBRyan
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very enjoyable experience, thank you! Loved the atmosphere the most, a beautiful space to have dinner and drinks.

Royale
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you! We appreciate you joining us and look forward to next time!

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TrentT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of Calgary's top restaurants for sure!
Love the food and the staff is fantastic.

Royale
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for your kind words, Trent! We look forward to being able to see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I tried the mushroom bowl today. It was better than I expected. I knew it was going to be good but it was really good

Royale
Responded on March 9, 2020

We also love the Mushroom Benny Bowl! Thanks for giving it a try-we hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect. I stopped in for a quick bite and stayed for drinks because of the service.

Royale
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you! It's always our pleasure to serve our guests the best way we can. Let's grab a drink again sometime soon!

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ZooFriends
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second visit to Royale. Just a light dinner of appetizers and cocktails. The spiced squash fritters - which are a spin on Indian bhaji - were delicious, perfect texture and flavour, with nice accompanying raita (not tzatziki) yogurt and mint sauces. Duck confit poutine was very good - tasty but slightly heavy - i think it could be a tad lighter and just use duck gravy, and it really needs Kingsey cheese curds. A bit of shaved truffle would uplift it (like chef David Macmillan’s version from his restaurants). Filling on its own. Cocktails were expertly handled, the caramel apple deconstructed pie was perfect. Staff were friendly and helpful. The place was full for a first dinner service, moderately loud but not overly so.

Royale
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you for your kind words! We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us. We appreciate your feedback and will pass it along to our culinary team. We hope we can see you for another round of cocktail and appetizers again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for the perfect date night. It's really pretty in there and the service was the best I've ever had.

Royale
Responded on March 2, 2020

This is music to our ears- thank you for joining us for date night! We hope we can third wheel again soon!

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ErikL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great interior, lovely vibe. Food was great and drinks were fantastic. Hostess was really nice. Good date spot

Royale
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you, Erik! We're glad you like our vibe. Don't be a stranger!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was too busy to come in at noon today so I decided to come back early afternoon and it was perfect. Great to see how busy this place is. It deserves it. My food was perfect and my service was even better.

Royale
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for coming back in to join us! We're pleased you enjoyed everything. We'll see you again soon!

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krsi
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Service was outstanding. Wine list was great. Pricing of wine was also decent. Food was cooked perfectly. From fish, to meat, to pasta. Great experience.

Royale
Responded on February 24, 2020

This is music to our ears- thank you for coming in! Let's not be strangers!

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vipAnonymous
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! The food was so good, and the atmosphere was lovely. They don’t cram the tables right next to each other, so it didn’t feel crowded even though it was fairly busy.

Royale
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for joining us! It was our pleasure. We hope to see you soon!

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Jimena
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place. Food was exquisite and service was phenomenal. Cannot wait to come back!

Royale
Responded on February 18, 2020

Neither can we! Let's not be strangers!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place for Valentine’s Day!

Royale
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for spending the special occasion with us!

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vipBreanne
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a quiet Valentine’s lunch and it was awesome. Very beautiful location.

Royale
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for spending Valentine's Day with us! We hope we can see you again soon!

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Mlottt
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, pricing, service and ambiance is perfect! Highly recommend this place. Thank you for making our Valentine's experience perfect!

Royale
Responded on February 18, 2020

And thank you for choosing us to celebrate Valentine's Day with! We hope we can see you before next year's ;)

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JulesnRoo
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience5

went for sunday brunch. kitchen was very slow. food took a long time. i won't be going again. too bad b/c i love the setting.

Royale
Responded on March 17, 2020

Hey, Jules. Thank you for your time and sending in your feedback regarding your brunch. As you visited us over a month ago, it is challenging for us to be able to follow up with the staff from that morning in order to address this situation specifically. We do sincerely thank you for your time and feedback and hope we are able to see you again.

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PaulR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good food and great friendly service, would recommend to anyone

Royale
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you for joining us, Paul! It was our pleasure to see you and your guests. We look forward to next time!

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vipMartyP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Outstanding food and room for a professional lunch

Royale
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thank you for coming in, Marty! It was our pleasure. We look forward to next time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

While the menu looked good, I thought the quality was pretty average. Some of the appetizers were really good, others were a bit on the bland side and the steak was poor, others in our group enjoyed their meals but there was definitely a lack in consistency.

Royale
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hey, there! We sincerely appreciate your feedback regarding some dishes and have passed this along to our culinary team. We hope this was brought to our attention at the time so that we could rectify this for you in the moment! Again, thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipHungrybear
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone in our party raved about all three courses. The food was both pleasurable to our eyes and tummies. Even our friend with an assortment of allergies was able to partake in a tasty dining experience. Our server Zorrain was attentive and knowledgeable of the menu to offer different dining choices. We would most definitely be back for a tasty repeat experience!

Royale
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you joining us! It was our pleasure to have you and your guests in and we are always happy to accommodate all dietary restrictions. We look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have dined with Royale and never have they let me down. The service is exceptionally friendly and attentive, whether they are busy or quiet. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a good spot for any occasion!

Royale
Responded on February 4, 2020

It is always our pleasure to have you join us! We appreciate any and all opportunities to serve you and look forward to next time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow. Thank you for another great lunch. It was quick , tasty, and the server made sure I was out in under an hour like I had requested. My business partner was also quite impressed with the service we recieved.

Royale
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for joining us again! It was our pleasure and we hope we have the opportunity to see you for another meal soon!

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AllanS
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rachel was our server and she was excellent! She made wise suggestions and was helpful, attentive and always there when needed but gave us appropriate space as well. The food was also excellent, duck can be fantastic or bad, and in this case it was fantastic. A great wine list, sorry I was too full for dessert, but the rest of the table sure enjoyed theirs! Thanks for a great evening!

Royale
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you for joining us, Allan! We're so pleased you enjoyed your service and evening with Rachel, we think she's great too. Next time, let's make sure you have space to try dessert ;)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience1

I used to frequent this place because of the low noise volume but now they blast music like every other place ):

Royale
Responded on January 27, 2020

Hey, there! Thank you for your feedback regarding the music. Next time you join us, please let us know if you find the music too loud and we would be happy to adjust if possible!

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Sweetpea
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time at Royale. We had supper at 6 on a Thursday. The food was very delicious: Poplar Bluff carrot borani, smoked pork hock gnocchi and the Royale with cheese burger with poutine. My partner is a burger purist and missed having ketchup and other traditional condiments but enjoyed the burger nonetheless. He also didn't ask what was on the poutine and wasn't super enthused that it had duck. I thought it was really tasty. We shared the borani and could have easily shared the gnocchi as well. Both those dishes were to die for!!! The flavors of the borani were amazing together! I'm also quite happy I had leftover gnocchi to take home. 3 cocktails and a beer and we rolled out with a $140 bill including 20% tip. The service was attentive and friendly while still professional. We loved the decor and would love to sit at the bar next time. We easily had a conversation over dinner but the restaurant was not busy. We are very happy we finally tried Royale and we look forward to coming back.

Royale
Responded on January 27, 2020

This is music to our ears, Sweetpea! Thank you for finally joining us. We're glad you enjoyed your evening with us and we too look forward to seeing you at the bar sometime again soon!

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SammiB
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for my birthday dinner and had absolutely the best meal. The elk carpaccio was to die for. Amazing service and incredible food. 10/10 recommend.

Royale
Responded on January 20, 2020

Happy Belated Birthday, Sammi! Thank you for celebrating with us, it was our pleasure to host you! We sincerely hope we are able to see you again before your next birthday!

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, tasted delicious. The host/ waitresses/ all staff were very helpful and friendly. I will be back again !

Royale
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you for coming in, Sarah! We're glad you enjoyed everything. Let's do it again sometime soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful decor, excellent service and delicious food. Price is a tiny bit high for brunch, but the food is worth it.

Royale
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you for coming in for brunch! Lots of love and high quality ingredients go into those items. We hope we can see you again soon!

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TrentT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would recommend this to everyone . If there was a 6 star review they would deserve it. My lunch was good and really quick. I left stuffed. I had the three course and it's a pretty good value. Kerry was awesome. Great service. She is funny as heck . Go check it out.

Royale
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you for joining us for your lunch! We're glad you enjoyed your visit with Carrie, we're big fans of her too! We sincerely hope we are able to see you for another bite soon!

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ZooFriends
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for a birthday dinner with friends. The hosts were friendly, funny and solicitous, providing expert advice on the menu and wine list. On a Wednesday night the restaurant was not too crowded, but several parties were enjoying dinner at other tables. The decor is a lovely pastiche of 80s bistro style, with tile floors, hanging plants, skylight windows, warm tones, softly-lit globe lights and marble accents, and the menu is a lighter, more modern and fresh interpretation of bistro classics. The charcuterie and cheese plate was well appreciated by our guests, there were complimentary (?) birthday bubbles, the bar is well stocked and capable of producing a wide range of cocktails, and on this weeknight it was half-price on their excellent list of wines by the bottle - a superb value. But the real reason to come here is the food, which is spectacular. Duck breast perfectly cooked, with a pavé made of layered, creamy, thin potato slices that melts in your mouth. Vegetarians are well catered to with an array of dishes that are made with equal care as their meat counterparts, and the desserts are imaginative and not overly sweet - carrot cake with a parsnip ice cream went down a treat and their family recipe tiramisu leans on creamy texture and earthy coffee notes rather than burying you with sugar. I would recommend this place to everyone - there are intimate tables for dates as well as accommodations for groups of 4 or more.

Royale
Responded on January 13, 2020

Hello, friends! First of all, thank you for choosing us to celebrate the special occasion with! We are so pleased we could take care of your party so that you could enjoy the occasion. Reading your review was music to our ears and really appreciate the intricate detail you provided. We sincerely hope there will be an opportunity to see you and your guests again soon!

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vipJoeH
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We recently tried the Sunday night set dinner menu - which wasn't french food per se, but it was outstanding. So many items and so well prepared - we all agreed dinner was amazing. We also like our waitress - so friendly and personable. I highly recommend you try Royale and to give the Sunday night dinner menu a go.

Royale
Responded on January 9, 2020

Hello, Joe! Thank you for your time and sending in your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you in for our Sunday Supper! We've made the move away from strictly French cuisine and are rooted in more contemporary Canadian cuisine, with of course some global influence! We too are big fans of Zorrain and are pleased to hear we will be able to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have dined at Royale a few times now and always had a great time.
Today however, was different.
After booking a reservation I recieved a call from Royale to confirm my reservation requests. The man on the phone also noted that he recognized my reservation name, asked me if I was in for a special occasion. It was the first time coming in with my family instead of business meetings. He asked if he could do anything special for my family as a welcome. I didn't expect this . My family was treated to the best brunch we have ever had.
Keep it up Royale, you are impressive.

Royale
Responded on January 9, 2020

Hello again! Thank you for your time and sending in your review. It was our pleasure to meet your family and hope we have the opportunity to do it again soon! We look forward to next time!

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Lauran
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The eggs bennie is epic! Also it’s such a cute little spot for a brunch date !

Royale
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thanks for coming by for brunch, Lauran! We hope we can see you soon for another Eggs Benny!

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vipEllenF
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Service was very slow they did comp us a glass of wine due to the delay My food was very tasty but the steak was not very tender My dining companion enjoyed her scallops but wished there was more than 3 for the price

Royale
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hi, Ellen! Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit with us as we are always looking for ways to improve our guests' experience. We sincerely hope we may be able to see you again soon!

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vipTheReader
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Had the Sunday dinner. Loved all of it except the wings. They were fine just not as good as the rest of the meal. One if my guests was thrilled with the market fish. Will definitely go back.

Royale
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hello there! Thank you for coming in for Sunday Supper! We hope we're able to see you again for another meal in the near future!

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vipMawi
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Staff were very attentive. Food was amazing. The pork belly bowl was different and the best way to do a benny bowl with greens and hashbrown.

Royale
Responded on December 23, 2019

Thank you, Mawi! We always enjoy seeing you around Royale. We're glad you enjoyed the brunch and hope we can see you again soon!

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Foodforthought
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service and accommodating to all our needs! Thank you!
Always a nice evening and great ambiance

Royale
Responded on January 2, 2020

Our pleasure! We look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! We both had the 3 course lunch and will be back!

Royale
Responded on December 19, 2019

Thank you for coming in for your Royale Treatment menu! We hope we can see you again soon!

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Alicia
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved the gin selction and the naturally flavoured tonics! The food was very good as well.

Royale
Responded on December 20, 2019

Hey, Alicia! We're so glad you enjoyed visiting us! Come by for another gin + tonic again soon!

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vipEvonneS
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Brunch: Service extremely slow. Restaurant was not busy. Waited 20 minutes for staff member to make their first appearance to order a coffee. Had to catch their attention to order our meal, then again to ask for condiments, and then again for the bill.

Royale
Responded on December 16, 2019

Hey, Evonne! Thank you for your time and sending in your feedback. We regret to hear the service you received did not meet our standards. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you directly, if we may. Would you so kindly send an email to Terralynn@TeatroGroup.Ca at your next convenience? Thank you again and we look forward to hearing from you!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

I booked for a birthday and this was not addressed or mentioned. I found the service to be lacklustre. My friends food took much longer to come out than everyone else’s and no one came to check on us to let us know that it was on the way.
I thought the food was tasty and the restaurant itself is beautiful however the service could be improved.

Royale
Responded on December 16, 2019

Hello, there! Thank you for your time and providing us your feedback regarding your birthday reservation. We regret to hear the service you received did not meet our standards. We would appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you directly, if we may. Would you so kindly send us an email at Terralynn@TeatroGroup.Ca at your next convenience? Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

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