Bridgette Bar

4.7
806 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Open Tuesday - Sunday in the heart of Calgary's Design District. Bridgette Bar is a chef-driven bar featuring Chef JP Pedhirney's ambitious menu. Lunch, happy hour, dinner and late nights in a mid-century modern setting.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm- 1:00am
Matinee: Tuesday-Sunday: 2:00-5:00 pm
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Phone number
(587) 319-6827
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
JP Pedhirney
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
7th St.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Planning a large shindig or company event? Getting hitched? We'd love to join the party. We've got a space to fit all your needs.

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What 806 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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BM
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and servyis always great.

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BP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Service was slow and honestly the food wasn't great at all. I ordered whatever the steak on the menu was and there were so many competing elements and flavors in the dish it was really just a mess. Sorry, I'm direct.

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AK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious! Went for a birthday and was subtle but very intimate.

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IS
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really have no bad things to say. Our waiter Brock was perfect and the food we ordered (Rabbit on toast, lamb sausage with labneh, duck with chanterelles and creamed corn) was all perfect. Oh we got garlic fries, and those were bitchin too. I hope this place is open forever. 2 blocks from my apartment and I think I want to dump my entire bank account into eating here.

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K
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, we were not disappointed with our experience here. The food was excellent - tuna fritters, beet salad and pizza - are great sharing options. Service was top notch as well.

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JR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We loved our dinner experience at Bridgette bar! The place, the food and our server were fabulous. We just found that the music got too loud at some point and because we were at a table with seven people, it was hard to understand what everyone was saying. Aside from that, we truly enjoyed our time at bridgette bar. Thank you!
Johanne

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MW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great atmosphere, food and wonderful service. This is a must go to restaurant in Calgary

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Greață food, excellent service

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RH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The food and drinks were “OK”. For the cost they should be fantastic!

We had to send one dish back that was cold. Our drinks were small and not very exciting. The service was moderately weak. Overall..... not that impressed. Another “fancy restaurant” with mediocre product. Would prefer a dive with great food.

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E
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Before a broadway musical.

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PF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent but round table for 6 was kind of small!!

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MQ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent cocktails, nice selection of wine. Started with warm olives and burrata - fabulous. Shared the duck and roasted Brussels sprouts. Duck was cooked to perfection! Highly recommended

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JG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went with friends on a Friday night. Dined for almost 4 hours enjoying great food and drinks. Great service - attentive and never felt rushed. The restaurant was busy when we arrived and when we left. Lots of energy, loud but part of the experience

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JT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Overall quite good...However, making 'Reservations' is awful!
I tried to book a table in the Bar (3x) and with no luck.
Needless to say, when I tried to call and speak with someone at 'Bridgette' to discuss booking a table it was impossible...It truly feels like your 'Time' is more valuable than your "Clients and Patrons" time!
When I was running a few minutes late for our business lunch...calling was totally out of the question and was not able to text sooo, my business meeting 'just had to wait and wonder'.
Frankly, if we treated our clients this way we would be out of business.
Also, please explain how "Waterfront" fits into your value?
If you are interested in retaining a new 'Client', I look forward to hearing from you so we can connect by phone later this week.

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SV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly service. Great food and atmosphere. It was perfect for our business lunch.

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DL
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pici alla d’Amatriciana was delicious!

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BG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in Calgary!! Highly recommend the duck paired with the Serra da Estrela Albariño wine (which was recommended by our incredible waitress Sharla). Outstanding customer service and food to die for.

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C
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I've been wanting to try Bridgette Bar for a while and I just don't get what this place is?? They have motorcycles for decoration, craft cocktails, small plates, large plates, pizza, pasta, and snacks. First time i'm been here our server was awesome, the duck was phenomenal, my friend had the trout which was so-so, I had a few cocktails that weren't that great and for an average price of $14.00 I didn't find them memorable,and for dessert we shared the banana fosters cream pie. The pie was mostly this marshmallow topping with very little banana filling. The pretzel crust helped cut down on the super sweet fluff on top.......if you like sugar it's for you but i'd never order it again.
Overall it's nothing different then other restaurants but i'd be back for the duck!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AMAZING!! Our group ordered at least 8 or so dishes to share and they were all delicious. The rigatoni was to die for.. AND THE GARLIC BREAD! Great service. Highly recommend!

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The beef carpaccio was amazing!
The trout was recommended by the server and was also very good. The cauliflower was ok, definitely nothing special.
Very good service, and the atmosphere was great.
Would love if they had a happy hour or specials

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent! Our server Emily was so, do good!!

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m
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not having at least one order of garlic bread is a big mistake.

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a
Calgary
34 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

I am left in confusion and disappointment in the way we were treated at Bridgette Bar. When we first met our server she was a little off. She made a judgement call and decided to not serve two of us wine since we accidentally broke our wine glasses. We sat at our table, slightly confused, but didn’t say much otherwise. A male manager stood by our table and observed us. We were enjoying our conversation, laughing, smiling, drinking our water. Two of us decided to go outside, when we returned the rest of our party informed us that management came by to discuss our behaviour. Allegedly, we were swearing on our way out the door. This is where the confusion sets in. There were no slurs coming out of our mouths about our server or the restaurant or anything for that matter. I decided to speak to a manager to get clarification and clear up any misunderstandings. This is where the disappointment sets in. When I tried to tell her that we did not say anything rude, offensive, etc., she back-pedalled and said that they did not say that about us. There were five other people at the table who have clear recollection of her conversation with them when she made the allegations about us swearing on our way out the door. They made a call about serving us - fine that’s their job. We were sitting with fellow servers in the community and they felt this was
quite extreme and unjust. Our first server jumped to conclusions, but, we respected her decision. Nothing offensive was said about the restaurant or the staff. What is NOT okay, is made up facts about our behaviour. What is NOT acceptable is how the manager treated us when trying to resolve the issue.

Raquel (our second server) was amazing. She was the only person in the building who was straight with us and she treated us like actual people and not children as she filled up our water and apologized for the fact that she couldn’t serve us a cocktail or wine. So, thank you Raquel, amazing service! But, we won’t be back.

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LO
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am never disappointed at Bridgitte Bar! The service is outstanding, the food and cocktails are wonderful, and I always leave feeling like I had an excellent evening out. It's a mainstay favourite and I recommend it on the regular. Thank you once again for a first-class dining experience.

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C
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was fabulous. She knew the menu well and offered suggestions. Will definitely return

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SV
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy Bridgette Bar! Great food and ambiance

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KM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We had an amazing meal, incredible service and appreciated that our special occasion was acknowledged by the staff.
Thank you!

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N
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was outstanding lots of energy and very efficient service

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KH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

We made a reservation for a birthday dinner and were seated at a table that was the opposite of special. While the food was really good, and the server was very nice, it left a lot to be desired. It was also very difficult to hear. This would be a great place to hang out casually with a group, but don't go here for a special date with your partner.

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SL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food at Bridgett’s is delicious, staff is awesome, highly recommend! Love the garlic bread❤️

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food came a little fast for a relaxing evening out

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KG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a great experience as always. The food was delicious and our server Rakel was wonderful and helpful with suggesting a wine pairing for the meal! The kitchen sent us out some free appes aswell which were phenomenal. Two thumbs up from us.

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AM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We have been to Bridgette bar before and we’re really impressed with the food and atmosphere. This time the menu options changed and I had the ling cod. It was a weird flavour mix that was unappetizing and I could hardly eat any of my meal. Appetizers and salads were great but my main fell short of my expectations.

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MM
Calgary
58 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

very creative plates with delicious flavours. The chef knows what he's doing!
Tried a few small plates and they were great. Large plates are good value too.
Sooooo good.
Only negative is that it is Very noisy so you need to be aware....but definitely would recommend to go here for the excellent food and service.

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C
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening, accommodated into a different table as our table was still occupied. Food and wine recommendations were excellent.

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L
Mobile
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Bridgette! Brought my best friend and her parents and they said it was the best restaurant experience they have ever had. Service is always impeccable and the food is beyond delicious. This is not your typical bar!

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R
Calgary
82 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fun tasting menu with lots of unique options. Lively atmosphere, although it can be quite loud. Service was excellent.

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SL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

I recommend it for its ambiance and set up. It presents well. Good for cocktails
It’s pricey and my pasta meal wasn’t good. My husbands was mediocre

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RM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came in for a birthday party with 6 girls and service and food was amazing! Even brought out a complementary champagne. First visit was awesome!

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C
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal, as always. We love the vegetarian options. Emily our server was superb.

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