Royale

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
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.

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What 530 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came for lunch and the food was delicious. The place is beautiful, and the staff was friendly and accommodating. The food is definitely worth the price, my friends and I can attest to just how good it tasted. All we could say to each other was how great it was! The pork benny bowl, royale burger, and black truffle mac & cheese are a must, though the rest are just as good. Also, our server Kennedy was awesome. Charming and helpful.
Our new go-to brunch spot :) might even say it's better than brokin' yolk.

Royale
Responded 3 hours ago

Hello, Bella! Happy belated birthday 🎈 Thank you for joining us for your birthday brunch. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the menu! We sincerely hope we get to see you again before your next birthday!

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Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

It’s a big disappointment, mussels & bread were cold , and French fries was not fresh. Off of my list

Royale
Responded 3 hours ago

Hey there! We're sorry to hear that your experience may not have met our standards. We will be sure to discuss with the culinary team. Take care!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very knowledgeable staff, our server suggested a wonderful bottle of wine for us to enjoy at 1/2 price as per their Sunday-Wednesday 1/2 price bottled wine feature. We were celebrating my husbands birthday and the entire staff made us feel very special. The food and cocktails were just as wonderful as the service. We will definitely be returning to Royale!

Royale
Responded 5 days ago

Happy Birthday to your husband! Thank you for celebrating with us. We're glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

ALWAYS a great experience.The place is beautiful... I love the Mac and cheese. It has to be the best in the city .They have half price wine!!!. Also the service is GREAT (Rachel..I think that's her name) is super funny and made great suggestions for us when we couldn't decide.
This is our go to place to eat.

Royale
Responded 5 days ago

Awe, shucks! Thank you so much. We always enjoy our visits together and look forward to the next one! P.S- we also love that Mac & Cheese 😍

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

Waitress was new and didn’t know anything about when, Salmon came out raw, Pasta was OK at best. Gorgeous restaurant but disappointing food.

Royale
Responded 6 days ago

Hey, there! Thank you for your time and sending in your feedback. I had the opportunity to follow up with the Manager you spoke with the evening you joined us for some context. Although we sincerely apologize that the medium-rare salmon was not to your liking, we did happily take the salmon off your bill and offer to buy the table dessert. We wish there was something we could have done to save your experience with us. We sincerely hope there will be an opportunity to see you again soon!

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CW
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This is such a beautiful room, one of the nicest in the city. Food is very good, approachable. Portions are very large, (I have only ever done lunch here), I inevitably take half home for dinner. So its really good value.
Service is great. I don't know why this place is not jammed every day.
I just had to have the Royal with Cheese, only because of the name, but wow, was it ever good....

Royale
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you! We're so glad you enjoy your visits with us. Next time join us for dinner so we can show you what else we do!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

Royale
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you so much! We look forward to your next visit!

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Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant with excellent food and exceptional service!

Royale
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you very much! We're so pleased you enjoyed everything!

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AB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Royale for our wedding anniversary. It was an extremely positive experience from start to finish. The maitre d and our server were excellent. The wine recommendation was excellent (also half price wine on Sundays!). The Sunday Supper prix fixe was excellent. We'll be back!

Royale
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope we can see you again soon!

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couldn’t recommend this restaurant enough! Amazing food and drink combined with a great atmosphere.

Royale
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thank you, Jake! It's always our pleasure.

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V
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Was it bad, no. Was it great, definitely not. Would I recommend it no, would I go back probably not.

My food was good my guests had the royal burger which they said was disappointing mostly due to the fact they felt the meat was very average.

I would have expected for the price and the hype the burger would have been The kind if Alberta beef people write home about

Service could really use an upgrade. And maybe get some comfortable chairs on the lower patio

On a positive note
The drinks and the wine list were great

Royale
Responded on September 9, 2019

Hey, there! Thank you for sending in your feedback about your visit with us. We regret to hear that your experience with us didn't meet our standards. We've passed along your feedback regarding the Royale With Cheese to our culinary team for review. We're glad you enjoyed the drinks + wine list! We sincerely hope there may be an opportunity to see you again soon.

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LF
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

Very disappointed in this. Had seen a lot of good things and heard about it from multiple people. Food was only okay, kind of bland. Service was decent but definitely did not see the value in this.

Royale
Responded on September 9, 2019

Hello, Lannie! We regret to hear you were disappointed in your experience with us as we always wish to send our guests away with positive memories of their visit with us. We sincerely hope there will be an opportunity for us to see you again. Please feel free to send us an email at Terralynn@TeatroGroup.Ca next time you want to come in so we can ensure a very memorable experience!

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M
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was awesome! We had a 5 month old with us and she was super sweet and friendly. Thanks!

Royale
Responded on September 3, 2019

Our pleasure! We hope to see you again soon!

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TS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I haven’t eaten at Royale for a while (since they changed from a primarily French menu). It was delicious and the service was outstanding. We sat on their beautiful patio - protected from the light rain and cool temperature. We had octopus, stone fruit salad, Mac and cheese and the short rib (plus delicious cocktails). All of it was really superb! Kudos to the chef!

Royale
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you for coming by again, Tammy! We're so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us on our patio. We hope we can see you again soon!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

The food was just ok. Definitely overpriced for what we got. The dishes were small. The octopus appetizer was a small dish for $18. The two of us had one appetizer and two mains and we were both still hungry afterwards. $110 total bill. Not worth it. Not going back.

Royale
Responded on September 3, 2019

Hi, there. Thank you for your time and sending in your feedback regarding our menu. We regret to hear you didn't fully enjoy your visit with us and we have passed along your feedback to our culinary team for review. We sincerely do hope there will be an opportunity to see you again. If so, please email Terralynn@TeatroGroup.Ca and we will be happy to make your reservation for you!

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HR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow. Loved it. Great food and beautiful patio. Half price bottles of wine. Can’t go wrong with a full page of rose!

Royale
Responded on September 3, 2019

We always say 'Yes way, Rosé!' Thank you for joining us, we hope to see you again soon!

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EL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food was mostly delicious except the lamb meatballs were a little dry and the spring salmon tasted a little dirty and the risotto was runny and chewy. Everything else was delicious!

Royale
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hello, Elizabeth! Thank you for your time and sending in your feedback. We regret to hear some of the dishes you ordered did not meet our standards. We hope we were able to do something for you in the moment!

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T
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food and ambiance was great; service could use some improvement. It felt as if we were being juggled between servers and occasionally forgotten.

Royale
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hello, Trent! Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We regret if the service you received did not meet our standards. We will be sure to look into this further! We hope there is an opportunity to see you again soon.

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TR
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Shared a fabulous bottle of wine at half price after having a $5 happy hour glass. Then thoroughly enjoyed my pasta entree. Very nice patio. Happy that I was able to sit at regular height table--dont care for those high ones. Will definitely go back

Royale
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you for coming by! We're glad you were able to try a new wine for half the price. We hope there's an opportunity to see you on the patio again soon!

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TF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food was great, the servers very friendly and accomodating....but this message is for the management: The restaurant was severly understaffed leading to long waits for our food and for attention from our servers. We were accomaodated as well as we could have been by the only two servers on the floor. An additional server was needed for the number of ppl in the restaurant.

Royale
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hello, Terese! Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we regret to hear if your service was affected. We will be sure to bring this to management's attention. We hope there will be an opportunity to see you again soon!

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and wine were incredible. Atmosphere was great. Service was amazing. By the end of the meal our waitress Cait was a friend of the table. Would definitely go back!

Royale
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you for joining us! We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening, we are also big fans of Caitlyn! We hope to see you again for some more wine again soon!

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JR
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Sadly this place has had big changes. It was insanely noisy. The addition of the tv during playoffs was one thing but now that it’s staying it has ruined the atmosphere. We have been regulars for a very long time but no longer. We had three different servers ask us the same things over and over again. The main server for our table was not interested in being there that’s for sure. Thankfully our one bright moment was Casey coming to say hello and delivering a salad that the server couldn’t carry, he was the only one to explain what the chef had prepared on the plate.
Nobody asked about a nightcap we were just handed the bill and the debit machine all at once.
Too bad, it was such a great place.

Royale
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hello there! Thank you for your time and bringing this to our attention. We regret to hear you feel there have been undesirable changes to Royale. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you, if we may. Could you kindly send us an email at Terralynn@TeatroGroup.Ca at your next convenience? Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!

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J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Service was remarkably slow and when it was pointed out nothing was done to rectify the matter. We waited 12 minutes before ordering and another 14 before actually receiving beverages. Staff was polite and apologetic when issues around time were pointed out however greater amends should have been made for such a subpar experience. Really disappointing performance from such a high caliber restaurant.

Royale
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hello there! Thank you for your time and sending in your feedback regarding the pace of the service you received. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you directly, if we may. Could you kindly send me an email at Terralynn@TeatroGroup.Ca at your next convenience? Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!

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OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The food was a bit salty & it came really slow. You made up for it though by not letting us pay for a dish.

Royale
Responded on August 19, 2019

Hello there! Thank you for your feedback regarding the salt, we will look into this further!

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LB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed Royale, our server was so friendly and the food was fantastic. Great options on menu with numerous daily features. With food allergies I greatly appreciated the servers and chefs taking time to ensure my meal was safe. Thank you for a great experience.

Royale
Responded on August 14, 2019

It's our pleasure, Leslie! We always look forward to taking care of our guests when they join us. We hope there will be an opportunity to see you again soon!

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MJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Beautiful dining room - probably one of the nicest in Calgary! Patio however lacks the same aesthetic ambience. The food was devine and beautifully plated.

Royale
Responded on August 14, 2019

Hello, Michelle! Thank you for your feedback!

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RG
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always great food at this restaurant! We love the patio and atmosphere! Wait staff is always friendly and attentive!

Royale
Responded on August 14, 2019

Awe, shucks. Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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AB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

My most recent visit for dinner with a guest was not as one would normally expect. I've dined here before a few times so not the first time or a first impression.
Service was extremely slow, on a night when the restaurant seemed to be less than 50% capacity, which didn't make sense. The first course arrived in about 25-30 minutes (salad greens and oysters), and the main course took almost an hour and a half to arrive. The meals were not hot, so potentially they sat on the counter for a while - just guessing. That's not so good after such a long wait.
Service was inattentive throughout this long period. The front staff all appeared to be young people, with limited experience on this evening. It would have been good to at least get a heads up that there was in issue in the kitchen or some explanation that there would be a wait involved. None of that took place and the evening took an excruciating drag.
It appeared as if the establishment has suffered a decline in both service and quality of food compared to earlier visits. It's a shame since the venue is very nice with a good bar.
I hope management can turn this around and polish their service and improve the quality of food.

Royale
Responded on August 14, 2019

Hello there! Thank you for your time and sending in your feedback about your most recent visit with us. We regret to hear that it does not live up to our standards or what you've come to expect from Royale. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you directly, if we may. Could you please kindly send our marketing manager an email at Terralynn@TeatroGroup.Ca at your earliest convenience? Thank you again for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Went for an anniversary dinner. Food was good and came fresh. Cocktail drinks were tasty, but drinks in general were slow to receive. Happened to be there on a day that the kitchen was backed up and so we waited a lot longer than I would have liked for each course. Not sure if it was because the meal was rushed due to the kitchen back up, in the main dish the greens were charred and the ribs seemed a bit over cooked.
Had reservation for 7 and got in quick but didn't get the last dish of the sharable meal until 9pm.

Royale
Responded on August 14, 2019

Hello there! Thank you for bringing this to our attention so that we may address it with our team. We regret to hear that your meal was not served to you in a timely matter! We sincerely hope there will be another opportunity to see you again soon!

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s
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

A bit noisy outside on a busy Sunday evening, but we were given option of sitting inside

Royale
Responded on August 14, 2019

Hello, Steve! 17th Ave sure is a busy street with lots of action. We hope you were able to enjoy your evening!

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AR
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Last night was a perfect night for the patio and we we're lucky enough to get a seat out there. Our server was nice, helpful and didn't rush us at all. The food came quite quickly and we ordered food 3 different times, drink and appetizers, one app had sold out so she returned to ask if we wanted something else, it came quickly, then we ordered the mains once the last app arrived. The food was full of flavor, and good textures, we had the flatiron steak and the pork belly as mains and the elk carpaccio which were all memorable.

Royale
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you for joining us on our patio, Andrew! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening with us and we so look forward to doing it again soon!

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TM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The patio is outstanding - they have done a good job

Royale
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thanks, Tilly! We love spending summer days on that patio!

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S
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was excellent but the service was strange. It took a while to get our order and the server was confused about whether it had already been taken. A fire alarm went off for about 15 mins which was annoying, and the Diet Coke we ordered was horrible tasting and flat. Luckily it was taken off the bill. There was also an issue with splitting the bills. Overall it was a nice experience but I would expect the service to be more on the ball from such a nice restaurant with the prices it has.

Royale
Responded on July 30, 2019

Hey, Stephanie! Thank you for your time and sending in your feedback regarding your recent visit with us. We regret to hear that it did not meet our standards of service! We have taken the time to speak to our staff about this incident so that we can use it as a learning opportunity. Thank you for bringing this forward and we sincerely hope there is an opportunity to host you in the future. If you ever need a reservation, please feel free to email Terralynn@TeatroGroup.Ca. Take care, Stephanie!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Service was horrible

PA
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. Keeps me going back!

Royale
Responded on July 30, 2019

We look forward to our next visit, Pauline!

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G
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

As always, the food the spectacular!

TK
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Royale is reliably good for lunch or dinner. The restaurant was busy for lunch today so service was a bit slow and understaffed because of summer scheduling Our server was good and meal was delicious. Half price wine event was fabulous.

Royale
Responded on July 25, 2019

Hello, there! Thank you for your feedback about your service. We regret to hear there was a lag in the service you received! We hope we will see you again shortly :)

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G
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambiance of the restaurant is beautiful. The food and service was great as well.

SD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We sat out on the patio and were able to watch the activities around us. It is a nice covered area, so although it rained we stayed nice and dry. Staff was very knowledable about the menu.

Royale
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thank you for joining us on our patio, Sean! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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HR
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went for our anniversary. We sat on the patio, which could use better seating, but the food was amazing and the service was great. Inside was really nice too although we didn’t sit there.

Royale
Responded on July 22, 2019

Thank you for spending your special day with us, Heather! We hope we can see you again before your next one!

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