Vero Bistro Moderne

4.6
1430 reviews
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Chef Jenny believes strongly in the importance of fresh, healthy food while supporting the local community and strives to create flavourful inspired cuisine using quality ingredients sourced from a variety of trusted local producers. Featured small plates include house made veal meatballs, Baby Calamari Frito with kaffir lime aioli and the Signature Sweet Potato Gnocchi with wild boar bacon and gorgonzola, as well as more substantial offerings, such as Steak & Frites-New York steak with chimichurri butter, truffle parmesan frites, and the signature 'Seafood Platter.' Breakfast items such as wild boar bacon & prawn benny served on top of a fresh baked croissant with hand whipped hollandaise and the French Toast Brulee with hazelnut praline, passionfruit.
No Menu Tuesdays $45/guest
Steak & Frites on Wednesdays 3 courses $45/guest
Brunch Sat & Sun 10 AM -2 PM
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M
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We decided to try a new restaurant and were not disappointed. Happened to arrive on a "No Menu Tuesday" on a warm evening in Calgary (how rare) so we sat outside until 10pm and enjoyed every bite. 3 shared appetizers, a choice of 3 mains, and dessert for $45pp - fantastic value.

r
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Hello: we chose this restaurant based on the menu on the website. On Website feature dishes include: fettuccini, pan roasted monkfish, potatoe fondue, organic chicken supreme. Several gluten free items. None of these were on the menu at the restaurant. We are gluten free. The only gluten free item at the restaurant menu was shellfish which I am allergic to. Please update your website. Thank you.

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

Was incredible night out, I definitely recommend Vero for night out. Our server Jeremy made the evening an incredible experience! Definite return trip in the future.

Thank you Vero Bistro Moderne!

MS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We asked for a quiet table for our date night and got a table for two in a corner - cozy, but not crowded, a bit away from the main dining area - perfect for our night out. Food was excellent - well presented, interesting and delicious combinations, perfect portions. Service was attentive but not intrusive.
The chef came out to check how we liked the meal. A truly lovely evening at a truly great restaurant.

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

Excellent food, and fantastic service - it shows that the chef and staff love their little bistro. The quality of ingredients and care of preparation of all the dishes and drinks on the menu is outstanding.

Be warned that it is a small place, so you will be in tight with other patrons if it's busy, and it can be a little loud. One of my very favourite restaurants in town regardless. Will happily be back ASAP.

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

First time here and really enjoyed the gnocchi. I came by with some friends. Only two small minor things. We weren’t asked if we wanted the bill together or separate. It came as one and then couldn’t be split because the bill was closed. So we split it evenly even though we got different things. It would be nice if a change table could be added to the washroom. But very minor things. Service was great and food was amazing.

t
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

delicious food. the place is smaller then i expected but cozy and pleasant. i would definitely eat here again if i am ever back in Calgary

V
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

As usual, the food is outstanding!!

S
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I believe here should be the best restaurant in Calgary. Every staff I’d met there was kind and every dish I had was awesome.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Loved Vero. Food was amazing.
A couple constructive notes: it took quite a while to get our appetizers even though for the first hour we were only one of 3 tables in the restaurant. Not sure why.
It got busier later so we understood why our entrees took a very long time to come out.
The waiters kept over lapping each other and both trying to serve us, ultimately asking us the same questions. Both were very nice but just a little unproductive as a result.

SH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food is amazing. Staff is personable, attentive, and very knowledgeable. Love this place.

m
Las Vegas
44 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Decided to give this joint a try after reading mixed reviews.
Average execution of food; disappointed of the seafood in saffron tomato broth - lack of saffron and shrimps with heads on😣

We went at lunch time and the restaurant was only 1/5 filled. I imagine it would be noisy when it is filled because tables are very close to each other.

M
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect.
Service very discreet and the food was amazing. It reminded us a lot what we can experience in France, it was a great night!

B
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Having been to this establishment before, I was excited to go again. It was a no menu night and we had a three course meal which was absolutely delicious! Would not hesitate to recommend Vero Bistro!

k
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful adventure!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very good food and decent service, but the complete picture wasn't up to the mark. The space was cramped and it was way too loud to enjoy a meal. The decor was weird - read leather upholstery all over the wall and imitation plants right by your table, in your face. They also charged us for still (not sparkling) water, which was highly unusual, and for two bottles at that; idk where they even came up with the two bottle number, but I didn't think it worth it to argue. Two appetizer plates, one cocktail and a dessert came to $80 including tip, which I don't think was justified given the overall experience.

L
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My first dining experience at Vero will not be my last. From the efficient, friendly service provided by Diane to the tasty, creative dishes and surprise Prosecco in honour of my birthday, I look forward to more meals here. The 2 course prix fixe lunch menu had a good variety from which to choose. My delicious choices were artichoke fritti and roasted salmon. The extra calamari dish was very tender and the passion fruit creme brûlée was very flavorful.

FH
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Creative menu with tasty food! As a New Yorker, I was satisfied with both the meal and the service. Continue the great work! Bravi!!

KP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious. Great staff. Would definitely recommend . Parking is the only problem.

M
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible brunch! The dishes were tasty and unique without being over the top. Beautiful presentation as well. Highly recommend. Unfortunately we had to return home or we would have been back for dinner!

A
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

I loved the food, the service and the wine list. However, the noise was awful and ruined the ambience. Unfortunate because the food was spectacular!

PP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was delicious, especially the Portabellow mushroom. Sweet potatoe gnocchi with bacon was very good - found it bit greasy with olive oil and bacon fat - but tasty! Arugal to cut the fat nice - bit hard to eat the bigger leaves with the gnocchi.

Thanks for the appy and cookie comps Chef Jenny. Loved the food! will definitely recommend to others.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was as always great

JL
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food was really fantastic and the prices were fair. The cocktail was delicious.

KK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delightful dinner with the chefs choice. Jody made the experience even better with an excellent wine recommendation. Definitely a great way to celebrate a special occasion.

C
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We recently took guests from the UK and were disappointed! We felt that the prices were high for the type and quality of food (ie. pasta dishes were $29 and up). We did not expect that dishes such as the Romaine salad and pasta with bolognaise sauce would include hot sauce when there was no mention of this on menu or by the server. Featured wine was mediocre for $68 a bottle!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

This was our second visit and it was not any where comparable to our first visit to your restaurant. The food looked and tasted like it had been warmed up and did not deliver any distinguishable flavours. My meal was so over-sauced that I could not eat it, one of my daughters’ meals was delivered incorrectly (wrong dish), and my other daughter’s gnocchi was bullet hard..so sorry this was the case..we will most likely not recommend as we are very avid diners ourselves and enjoy quality cuisine that we would feel comfortable sending our friends and family to.

j
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exquisite brunch beautifully plated by professional and caring staff.

A
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

2nd time for us and it was again very good experience. Good food and service just a little right with sitting arrangements.

PM
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience, a definite go

DS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was wonderful, attentive, knowledgeable. She seemed to anticipate our every need. All I remember is she has worked there for 5 years, which says a lot for the management as well. She was top notch as were all the staff who we came in contact with

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

VR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was great and the food delicious. We unfortunately had a very loud group sitting right behind us which made conversation very difficult - we often couldn’t hear each other.

DJ
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a birthday so we treated ourselves to pre-dinner cocktails, a beautiful bottle of wine and the seafood platter for 2. The wine selection is extensive and has something for everyone. The menu is amazing - SO many things I wanted to try. The cocktail menu is just as good with inventive yet classic options. The seafood platter was gorgeous and excellent value. It was fresh and seasoned perfectly. Our server was the perfect amount of friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. My ONLY negatives are, the lobster was slightly over cooked (but still very good) and we also ordered the focaccia only to find that it has absolutely no seasoning on it - just plain bread. That was a bit disappointing, but whatever; It’s just bread.
Would highly recommend this place. Phenomenal.

MB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, easy to book. I could complain that there was too much food, but it was delicious the next morning :)

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We hadn’t been here for a while but were happy to get a table at quite short notice. Delicious cheesy arancini came as an amuse bouche. Lamb skewers and meatballs appetizers were generously portioned and very tasty, especially the lamb which had an intriguing lime chilli flavour. Main courses of scallops with pork belly and a seafood stew were interesting. The seafood stew is quite spicy but nicely so. Service was pleasantly attentive but not instrusive.

BO
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The seafood stew really was incredible. Great place...

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

Vero Bistro is one of my go to restaurants for any event or with clients. I love the size of the place and yet they can accommodate larger groups if needed. The food is always spectacular and they never fail to impress. Keep up the great work and I look forward to my next visit.

g
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vero never disappoints us. Tonight was the steak Frites night. Outstanding as always. Service was wonderful.

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