Rouge

4.7
534 reviews
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Calgary’s premier restaurant destination. The expansive on-site garden and locally grown products influence the ever changing menu. Located only 5 minutes from downtown, Rouge offers cuisine and ambiance dedicated to food and wine aficionados. Ample free parking.



Rouge boasts private rooms for your next meeting, event or function, as well as an outstanding patio overlooking the garden for those warm summer days

Private Dining

Rouge is well known for private meeting and banquet space. Each of our rooms have unique atmospheres and are suited to a variety of group sizes. Dining service available for lunch or dinner and always timed for your needs.

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JR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved getting to experience all that their garden has to offer in the summer.

AP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Tasting menu is such a great adventure, one amazing surprise after another :) Took our 16 year old for an unforgettable birthday dinner - still talking about it. Will be back again as soon as possible!

MC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Rouge rarely disappoints. I often host both social and business lunches there because the food is almost always excellent, the service is great, and it is possible to have a conversation. Located in an lovely old house with small rooms, it feels elegant with linen tablecloths and napkins, monogrammed silverware, and polished serving staff, and the garden patio is gorgeous in the summer months. Rouge is situated in a pretty, quiet spot which affords quick access to a major road and free parking is usually available at a lot across the street. Rouge at lunch provides a little luxury at a reasonable price.

DB
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, perfect ambiance for a great dinner chat, food very tasty and well presented

LH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Our server was awesome, I would have liked a table not in view of the people coming in the front door, it wasn't that full. The food, as always, is fantastic. Full of explosions of flavor and little surprises and it always is friendly and welcoming.

AP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really amazing food, we tried a variety of things and they were all fantastic. It's beautiful and quiet with a bit of that old-world charm. I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome wait staff and food

MK
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The lamb tenderloin was the best I have EVER had--and I've eaten a lot of lamb over the years.

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

A wonderful, high-class dining experience. Service and food were superb, really can't recommend it more highly.

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

The food was delicious. However, the waiter we had was not very impressive - took much talking with his "Italian" accent AND the service was slow, and sloppy.

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

Beautiful setting and the food was Fabulous! We would certainly go again.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service and atmosphere were outstanding. We come here every year for our anniversary and are never disappointed

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

Overall, an average experience. After hearing about how great it as, it disappointed a bit. Food was good, menu full of safe choices, great in list. Ambiance disappointing as we sat in the tent out back (had a spider crawl up the tablecloth on to the table). I think there are more interesting places for this price point.

If someone invited me back, I would go but would not make a point of returning.

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

Amazing food, service, and atmosphere

AC
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food taste was not outstanding. Open air seating in patio was good. Amount of vegetable amount was less thane expected.

EG
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We all decided on the feature 3 course special - it was outstanding. One of the party had allergies and the chef accommodated with excellent alternatives. Will definitely go back to Rouge - always consistent in terms of food, service, atmosphere and overall quality of ingredients.

KT
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The six course tasting menu was outstanding! A must try if you can. Each course was perfectly portioned so you leave full.

EB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The outdoor patio is a must. To be able to walk through the garden between courses with a glass of wine was magical.

JT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience over all! the anniversary card with all their signatures on it was a great touch! I love the farm to plate concept, The food and service was exceptional! Would recommend them to anyone.

E
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Overall the food was good, when served appetizers though the big sticker left on the tomato was a bit of a turnoff and killed the mood for the rest of the night though, there was no follow up or mention of this from the staff from there on out

OT
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome from the moment we arrived!
Friendly and knowledgeable staff.... atmosphere was super garden table with peaceful relaxing nicely paced service. Food was spectacular as was its presentation. Waiter was attentive and friendly with out being part of the celebration!
A must when you visit Calgary!

RB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, beautiful presentation, professional and friendly service, cozy atmosphere.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary!

TF
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Good service and good food, however the food and drinks are too expensive. Not sure we would ever go back as it was very difficult to find nearby parking, and the cost of the meal and drinks is not justified.

KD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was good, but not outstanding. Excellent presentation. Service was okay but not great -the restaurant wasn’t busy so the service could have been better.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Quiet and great food

H
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The duck confit was outstanding and the Americano excellent. Fabulous lunch. Thank you!

Should advise patrons they can park across the street in the private, reserved lot.

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

In an old house, the rooms are sparsely decorated w art. Walls and wood floor cause a lot of reverberation and, unfortunately, we were seated in a room with a cackling group of 4 trying continually to best each other in laugh volume. First wine ordered from the list was not available. Second wine was excellent, a young 2015 Gevrey lieux dits from Roy, served a bit warm. Food was simple but fresh—charcuterie plate could have used some mustard but was delicious though the pickled carrots were barely pickled. Wife’s tortellini see pretty simple. My smoked wild boar loin was ok, not real tender or flavorful. Agnolotti were a bit heavy. Bread and butter were excellent after we got some colder butter. It’s a solid restaurant and I’d give it another try.

f
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and the meal. Some men indicate that the portions are small but just 3 women in our group we were fine and also added dessert!

JF
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Excellent food. Wonderful evening.

EH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing

TF
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most amazing night I’ve had a long time. Thank you!

L
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

I was here with my girlfriend for her birthday dinner. We ordered the 6 course chef's tasting menu for $110/each. The courses were Beef Carpaccio, Barley Risotto, Foie Gras, Sirloin steak, a cheese course, and a dessert course. Although each of the courses was plated beautifully, we felt that the quality and quantity was not up to par of tasting menus of places like River Cafe or Workshop Kitchen+Culture.

Each of the courses, tasted fine but there was nothing really special about them. 5/6 of the courses were directly from the menu, so there was nothing extraordinary about ordering the tasting menu. We felt that a tasting menu should show a unique appreciation for the restaurant's creativeness. The Risotto and Steak especially were lackluster and tasted similar to something we would be served at Milestones.

If you want Carpaccio, go to Bread and Circus, if you want Risotto, go to Rea's or Cibo, if you want Steak, go to Vintage or Hy's. Rouge doesn't do anything particularly well and we would advise you not to blow a huge amount of money here when you could enjoy two meals at the above restaurants.

p
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent lunch as usual.

DS
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We try to go every year for our Anniversary, the chefs menu is absolutely the best!

PR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A friend recommended this place 3 years ago. Finally made it back to Calgary and took the plunge. It was an amazing experience. Food was just amazing. My wife and the wild boar and was blown away. I chose the Alberta beef, and it was over the top. Can’t wait to get back to Calgary and there again. A definite must for anyone looking to try great food.

OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food

C
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb meal on the summer patio. Party of 6, everyone thoroughly enjoyed and raved about their meals. Service was outstanding - very friendly and accommodating, some of the best in Calgary. Food fantastic, incredible menu. They gave us a few unexpected and complimentary appetizers etc. Perfect portion sizes. We all loved it. They were able to accommodate gluten free and dairy free.

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience for my daughter’s graduation.

SH
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A returning customer has higher expectations than a newbie. While I haven't been to Rouge in a while, it felt like I was just there last week. My wife and I shared the Grilled Asparagus to start, which we both quite enjoyed. Thought the combination of parmesan custard, asparagus, and radish may fight nastily on my tongue but was pleasantly surprised. I had the Pan-Seared Halibut with the Spring Vegetable Fricassee, Crème Fraîche, Herb Chimichurri… frikkin’ awesome! The Halibut was cooked to so well I never picked up my knife once. My wife had the Alberta Lamb Sirloin which was also wonderful. Kind of wished I didn't have a late lunch and hadmore room for more... :)

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