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Vendome, Calgary, AB

Vendome

4.5
4.5
426 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mediterranean
Nestled in the heart of Sunnyside, Vendome has been dedicated to bringing the surrounding community fresh fare and familiar faces for now over a decade. Situated in the historic building “The Vendome Block”, we honour tradition by supporting our community through the use of local farmers and artisans. From the heart of our kitchen comes refined mediterranean-style dishes, as diverse as the community of which we are so honoured to call home. Fresh is the cornerstone of Vendome’s offering, from binge worthy brunches to unique pastas, salads and handhelds. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Contemporary Canadian, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 453-1140
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Matthew Batey
  • Catering
    Please visit www.vendomecafe.com and click on "Private Events" to view our event package!
  • Private party facilities
    Please visit www.vendomecafe.com and click on "Private Events" to view our event package!
  • Neighbourhood
    Kensington
  • Cross Street
    2nd Avenue and 9th Street NW
  • Parking Details
    Free parking available on 2nd avenue on certain blocks. Some paid parking around streets and residential parking.
  • Public Transit
    C-Train Northbound Station - SunnysideBus 104 runs along 2nd avenue.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 426 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Great for brunch

  • Calgary

    Best Ambience

  • Calgary

    Great for brunch

426 Reviews
  1. VeronicaS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a Southwest Salad that was tasty, filling and perfect for our lunch date. The service was very friendly and helpful.

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  2. LALA

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Over all not a great experience. Asked for a coffee extra hot. Ordered our breakfast. It took a while to come but our coffee too even longer - had to ask the server to bring it to us when she dropped off the breakfast. Coffee was cold. Then almost finish eating and found a hair on the bottom of the plate under all the food. Took a while to get our bill. Charged full price for everything. Probably won’t be back. Not the cute Valentine’s Day brunch I had imagined.

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  3. JoeFan2

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. The food was great. We really enjoyed everything. Thank you.

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  4. LeanneN

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice service and ambiance, but the food was under-seasoned and very mediocre for the high prices. I would not return for this reason.

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  5. SuzanneP

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an omelette. It was ordinary. My friend had a late - which was outstanding, photo worthy. The service was excellent. Wishing for a creative dish that I would not make for myself at home. The prices were the new post- pandemic normal in most cafes and restaurants - high.

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  6. CatharinaM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lunch was service was extremely slow. Huevos Rancheros were a terrible execution of undercooked sunny side up eggs served with a side of tortillas and a bean, corn and roasted potato “salad” garnished with cilantro covered in dirt.

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  7. JaniceP

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought a friend for a birthday lunch and had a wonderful experience. Service excellent and food was great - the grilled cheese sandwich is huge and the Caesar salad with buttermilk dressing was delicious. Wish they were open in the evenings

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  8. NuvynP

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointed with the food. Order was received incorrectly (received bacon instead of tomatoes and avocado). By the time I received the avocado - everything else was cold. I also waited for dry toast (as requested when I ordered my brunch) - so by the time it arrived.... the eggs were cold. The avocado was brown and spotty - totally inedible. Great service - but food was disappointing

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always fantastic! Highly recommend it. Thank you

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  10. Moira

    Calgary

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and service. I reserve 5 star ratings for memorable/ outstanding meals and experience so I consider the Vendome experience solid with medium prices, solid, tasty well prepared food and good service.

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  11. JustineM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was lovely and the food super tasty. It was a really nice moment for my husband and I.

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  12. Foodie

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our visit. The food was fresh, fast and tasty. We ordered the burger/fries. Burger was large and cooked to perfection…a bit too big actually…hard to get your mouth around it. Toppings were great! Fries were spiced up and awesome! The ambience is awesome in this century old building beautifully restored. Great neighborhood too…easy access and great parking. Yes we definitely will return!!

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  13. SandraC

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Vendome is a lovely place to meet friends. The food is always good and the space is comfortable for chatting.

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  14. AldisG

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve eaten there before and had the same thing. This time the eggs were a bit undercooked and the potatoes a bit overdone
    VendomeResponded on August 24, 2023
    Thank you for coming in! I hope that you'll give us another chance to get your eggs perfect.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vendome’s newest menu is the best ever. My husband and I really enjoyed sharing: BISON pastrami spiced 10oz sirloin, cherry mustard jus (gf, df) BEET salt baked beet, haskap berry, sprouted buckwheat groats (ve) CARROT grilled baby carrot, harissa cashew cream, gremolata (ve) TURNIP chamomile poached turnip, turnip greens cashew dip (ve) Everything was prepared and presented beautifully.
    VendomeResponded on August 24, 2023
    Thank you for coming in to enjoy one of our last dinner services! We always appreciate having you two here.

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  16. JOLES2

    Calgary

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well loved restaurant that never let's us down. Been in Calgary for years and always pleases us. Great food, coffee and service.
    VendomeResponded on August 24, 2023
    Thank you for coming in! See you soon!

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  17. Girlypod

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully prepared food. Especially the risotto and shrimp. It is so difficult to get the texture right but the team at Vendome got it!
    VendomeResponded on August 24, 2023
    So kind of you to say! Thank you!

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  18. Jamielovesfood

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable meal at Vendome! Highlights were the beef tartar and carbonara pasta. The mussels and romaine I would recommend as well. The only negative was the beef rib eye which wasn't great. It was over cooked and we didn't finish it - a bummer since it was the most expensive dish we ordered. I should have sent it back, but I prefer to focus on the positive. Service was 5 star!! I'd go again
    VendomeResponded on August 24, 2023
    Thank you for coming in to enjoy dinner at Vendome. I'm sorry to hear that your rib eye wasn't prepared properly. I hope that you'll give us another shot to impress you!

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  19. Speedster

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the romaine salad as a main - which was advertised as coming with a dill dressing...which turned out to be dill AND Sriracha - not what I expected, or enjoyed. This was not additive to the salad in any way - it was too spicy and I didn't finish the salad.

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  20. Shell

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Beautiful neighbourhood restaurant with a really lovely patio.

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  21. AnnaH

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu has changed and is no longer interesting or varied.

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  22. PrincessShemina

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you to everyone at Vendome for a great evening! The service was outstanding! We had the Honolulu dinner tasting menu… the first 2 courses were fantastic… and the last course was excellent! Since we didn’t enjoy the main course as much, they gave as a discount… now that’s a restaurant that stands behind their menu! Will definitely be back! Thank you for actually listening to your customers, and caring about their experience.
    VendomeResponded on August 24, 2023
    It's always a pleasure hosting you and your friends, who are such a great group! See you soon!

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  23. GrantF

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent neighborhood restaurant, the staff super friendly and the food was outstanding. I would highly recommend this venue for a couple or even a group.

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  24. AlyssaW

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening to celebrate my partner’s birthday. We both got drinks, an appetizer and two mains and the bill was under $100. So it was reasonable and very delicious! Lovely service and such a cute interior.

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  25. KayS

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vendome is a lovely restaurant with a great ambience and excellent service. Have enjoyed excellent brunches there in the past, so was slightly disappointed by their dinner service. The flavour of the dishes was less robust and one of our party ordered a steak that was done slightly too well. Will be happy to return for brunch though!

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  26. CellarM

    Calgary

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience. Welcomed by the manager as soon as we arrived, sat in an awesome corner table. We were greeted by our server quickly, the order was taken quickly, wine arrived and was opened and decanted promptly. We will be back again and again!

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  27. BlairB

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice ambience and the food is first class. We went for breakfast and the french toast and omlettes are devine!

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  28. EmilyK

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our new favourite restaurant in Calgary (even though it has been an established part of the neighbourhood for years.) Just love everything about it, amazing food, friendliness, great service, ambiance, amazing quality for reasonable prices, and a great walkable location! Will be back for certain many times!
    VendomeResponded on June 14, 2023
    Thanks for joining us Emily! See you again soon.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I really wanted to love dinner at Vendome but apparently it’s best as a brunch place. I ordered the butterleaf salad and some sort of cucumber basil mocktail and both were beyond disappointing. The salad quite literally was 5 large leaves of lettuce (one of which had a chunk of muddy dirt still stuck to it), a few slices of purple onion and cherry tomato, and about 5 pieces of feta. No dressing whatsoever, literally just a bowl of plain underwhelming vegetables. The mocktail tasted as if water, basil, and balsamic vinegar had been swirled together. The vinegar taste was so overpowering I should have poured it on my plain salad to dress it. My guests had the seafood linguine which was beautifully presented and proportionately sized in comparison with the price. The appetizers were below average, as the duck wings were incredibly tough and over cooked beneath the sour cherry glaze, and the pita that came with the hummus was drenched in oil and also very tough to chew. Not sure what went wrong but the overall quality was very disappointing and we would not recommend it.

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  30. SandraC

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I had a lovely breakfast and enjoyed lingering over coffee, never feeling rushed. My only, minor, complaint was that my poached egg was a little too hard.
    VendomeResponded on May 28, 2023
    Hi Sandra, I'm glad that you had an enjoyable time at Vendome! Sorry about the egg :(

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  31. Mack

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food servings were smallish and tasteless. No dressing on the 2 shrimps that came on a dry bun. Pasta was cold and congealed. Servers never asked how things were, I guess they didn't want to know. Had to go get my own salt and pepper. Annoying screechy guitar music in the background was unsuitable for dinner. Definitely did not live up to Teatro’s standards and we will not be going back. Very disappointing because we have had good breakfasts there in the past, but that was a few years ago.

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  32. Mmmmfood

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had lunch here and the food was terrible. Can’t believe I paid $19 for the tiniest piece of poorly seasoned chicken parmesan on a bun with no flavour and some fries at the side. I was shocked as I’ve eaten at Vendome before but this was super disappointing. Based on this experience, I wouldn’t return.

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  33. Kiki

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the few restaurants that will take reservations even for a party of 2. The service is unhurried but attentive. Relaxing atmosphere. The food overall is very good. The music was a bit loud and server graciously lowered the volume. This is one of my most favourite spots for a pleasant time out. The decor is lovely and I enjoy being in a well-loved former house. It reminds me a bit of some restaurants in my home town of Montreal. Coffee and desserts also wonderful.
    VendomeResponded on May 28, 2023
    Thank you for your kind words Kiki! See you soon

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  34. Pamela

    Vancouver

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the Vendome. Location was good and easy to find parking. It’s was a beautiful sunny day, so the patio was busy. Our server was efficient, friendly and helpful. The downside of our visit was the food. The salads my friend & I ordered sounded great in the menu but upon their arrival, we were very disappointed. The butter lettuce was fresh was that’s about all that was included. There were a couple little pieces of cucumber, tomato with some feta cheese. It wasn’t very good value for the price charged.

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  35. RebeccaM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent. Had a seafood lemon linguine. Fantastic
    VendomeResponded on May 16, 2023
    So glad you enjoyed your pasta!

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  36. SansiraS

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner and our server was awesome! I was sad that they don’t have the baklava cheesecake anymore though. I love it and wanted my family to try it. The tiramisu was yummy but the baklava cheesecake was a unique pleasure. Really impressed with the non alcoholic cocktails -the matcha cocktail is delicious.
    VendomeResponded on May 16, 2023
    Thank you so much for coming in! I'll let the pastry chef know we should bring back the baklava cheesecake ;)

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service and ambiance but the food (omelette with salad) was just ok

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  38. JimL

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We've been avid supporters of Vendome since it came into being. We love the servers and the ambience. However, in the past eight months or so we've noticed several changes in the menu and find that old favourites have disappeared and been replaced with less interesting dishes. Very disappointing as we've brought several people to the restaurant in the past and they've struggled to find appealing dishes. We've also noticed a decline in the number of diners which suggests that we are not alone in our assessment of the food. We're sad to say that we won't be returning until there's a significant change in menu including gluten free options. Jim and Linda

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  39. sskk

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was passable and our server was nice but the one lady at the front was quite rude and condescending which totally ruined the whole experience. I did not mind the price although it was on the higher end and the ambience in the place was nice at first but after our experience with the one lady there, one word comes to mind... Pretentious.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have excellent service and great food! The patio is fantastic!
    VendomeResponded on June 14, 2023
    Thank you for choosing Vendome! Did you know we have all day Happy Hour on Monday's? Patio + $5 glass of Rosé = Fun times

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Vendome using the Order Online button. Vendome also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 453-1140.

Vendome is rated 4.5 stars by 426 OpenTable diners.

Vendome does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Vendome

940 2 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0E6

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    2nd Avenue and 9th Street NW
  • Neighbourhood
    Kensington
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Contemporary Canadian, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Free parking available on 2nd avenue on certain blocks. Some paid parking around streets and residential parking.
  • Public Transit
    C-Train Northbound Station - SunnysideBus 104 runs along 2nd avenue.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Matthew Batey
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (403) 453-1140
  • Catering
    Please visit www.vendomecafe.com and click on "Private Events" to view our event package!
  • Private party facilities
    Please visit www.vendomecafe.com and click on "Private Events" to view our event package!
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