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About Vero Bistro Moderne

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 organic flaxseed lemon waffle with Valrhona white chocolate ganache, chopped strawberries, peanut praline.
No Menu Tuesdays $39/guest
Steak & Frites on Wednesdays 3 courses $39/guest
Brunch Sat & Sun 10 AM -2 PM

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:

Lunch Tues-Fri 11:00 AM-2PM
Brunch: Sat & Sun: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM;
Dinner: Tuesday - Sat : 5:00 PM - Close
Dinner: Sun 5:30 PM - Close

Cross Street:
Kensington Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 283-8988

Website:
http://www.verobistro.ca/

Parking Details:
Lots of street parking on 10th Street & Kensington Road. Public parkade on 10A & Memorial Drive.

Public Transport:
5 minute walk from the Sunnyside train station.

Executive Chef:
Jenny Chan

Private Party Facilities:
Vero offers private parties whether it be company/corporate function or a gathering of friends and family. We have semi and private areas.
Please inquire.

Private Party Contact:
Michael Berg: (403) 283-8988

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:

'No Menu" Tuesday $39/guest
Steak & Frites on Wednesdays $39/guest
Brunch 10AM-2:30PM

Vero Bistro Moderne Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
Good for a Date (36)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

We were blown away by the food, our server, Jody and our comfort level at Vero! A special place for this food loving couple.

Tags: Disabled Access, Healthy, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

Small, but exceptional dining experience. The interior is small and trendy with an open design. This leads to a fairly noisy meal, but no louder than most.

The service was incredible, as was the food! Recommend the gnocchi appetizer and stuffed chicken main. Didn't go for dessert, but the options looked good and one option was served in a potted plant.

Definitely recommend to any foodies

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

It was a very pleasant atmosphere. An excellent menu and great staff. Overall couldn't get any better.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Awesome place went here for my birthday. Chef gave us complimentary food dish and dessert. Lovely experience overall.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Love this restaurant, Chef Jenny cooks amazing food. There is a different menu everyday. The food is so good there!!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

While the food was excellent, we were a little disappointed not to have access to the main menu as we were quite looking forward to some fresh pasta. We seemed to be tag teamed between two servers who continuously came to the table asking the same questions as each other minutes after each other. This really took away from the overall experience! Furthermore, charging customers for "house water" is the first I have ever seen in a restaurant in North America… Lastly, putting a sparkler in a paid for dessert is not special. The credit card machine should certainly offer a 15% option with this kind of experience, again, the tips starting at 18% is a first. All in all I would come back but I certainly don't understand how this is the top restaurant in a Calgary on TripAdvisor...

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

vip
 (London)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our server was very knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. Every dish that was ordered in our party was excellent. Very happy with this restaurant.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

Went there for brunch on a Saturday before going to for a matinee show at the Jubilee. I had the eggs benny with salmon and prawns. It's pricey for an eggs benny, but when you see and taste it, you will agree that it is worth every penny. I enjoyed every bite of my meal. It's great place for a good food in the heart of Kensington. I'm looking forward to enjoying dinner there.

Tags: Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The decor, the service the food...all EXEMPLARY. Acoustics and noise level are not good!! HOWEVER...this is a small thing in the big scope of things!! Excellent job Vero Bistro!!

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Overall experience is excellent. One of my go-to restaurant for the ambience and food. They always have a different menu from time to time therefore we can always go back and try different things.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Houston)·Dined on September 20, 2017

My wife & I had lunch at Vero Bistro this week, while passing through Calgary. The menu is very interesting and the food was excellent. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 17, 2017

Vero Bistro does a wonderful job of packing flavour into food. I'd consider it one of my top restaurants. Servers have always been friendly and the atmosphere is both welcoming and cozy. I would definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 17, 2017

A little slow getting us seated and initially served, but once they got rolling the service and food we're really good.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Fabulous food and service. We had a wonderful evening. One of our guests said it was the best meal they'd ever had in a restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had a very enjoyable evening. The food was well prepared and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very good service and food. We had the seafood platter and it was amazing. It's a lot of food for just two people, so come hungry.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 15, 2017

All the dishes we ordered were absolutely delicious. Would come back again when I visit Calgary again.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The lunch menu was great and we were taken care of from the start. Super easy booking on open table and the music was just the right volume. The music is always the same - which are my favourites so I don't mind. Jazz classic standards - Sinatra fly me to the moon, Coltrane solos, etc. I really enjoyed the salad over the calamari but the seafood Pangaea was totally worth it; just didn't love the sausage. Topped off with some great dessert - icecream and chocolate cake yum.

Paid a pretty penny for a good meal and great service and ambience. Thanks so much!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Outstanding on all levels... as always.

Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Don't take the table next to the curtain that separates maitre d' station. Service is a little slow--hate waiting for the cheque, while coffee, wine and water glassses are all empty.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 9, 2017

As usual, Vero was great food, great service & nice ambience.
There were too many great selections on the menu which means we need to go back soon to try all of Jenny's creations!

Food5
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I feel like the service could improve a bit. They forgot our coffees, and since I don't like prawns, I asked for no jumbo prawn on my salmon benedict. When the server asked me if I wanted 2 eggs I wasn't sure if that was the usual or if it was to replace the prawn - this ended up on the bill as an extra charge. It wasn't a big deal, but it would've been good to know that it would be an extra item/charge. We were really excited about finally checking this place out, but the service was a little lacklustre. The food was phenomenal.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Super meal. Very creative and well executed Jodi was a super server

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Vero is one of my Calgary favorites to have any meal at. I haven't had a single I wouldn't recommend or go back and have again, in fact, its hard to try something new because you LOVE what you had last time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 31, 2017

I've been a few times now and Vero never disappoints! Warm, capable staff and beautifully crafted meals in a comfortable (and laid-back lux) atmosphere. Now an absolute favorite.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service. Creative, interesting and well thought out menu. Nothing but good things to say except it was a bit noisy from a large group that was there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Healthy
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Very nice food and noise level super low. Will come bqck for chef Jenny!!!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The food at Vero is so good and the service was great, thanks Jody. Definitely worth a return visit.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We came in after Phantom of the Opera for our anniversary dinner and weren't disappointed! A nice intimate setting, the waiter was very friendly and upon learning of our anniversary gave us two glasses of champagne on the house. We ordered the surf and turf special and every item on the platter was top notch; the steak, lobster, prawns and especially the halibut cheek were cooked perfectly and everything went well together. Very memorable!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We were both very impressed with the food and the service. Was our first time there and will certainly return.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Came here for dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday after seeing it's rated #1 for Calgary restaurants on TripAdvisor.

The seating area was cozy and nicely decorated. Overall, the restaurant is a bit pricey but definitely delicious and they have great presentation. We shared a bottle of Tempranillo and had the sweet potato gnocchi to start. My husband had the steak frites and I had the salmon special. The steak frites was fantastic and the salmon was cooked just right. We had the dark chocolate cake with caramel gelato for dessert, also a special, and it was absolutely delicious. Thanks for the exquisite food, Jenny!

We also had great service. Michael was an awesome server and very attentive. We will definitely be back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food, the service and the location made Sunday Brunch so wonderful, that we came back for dinner the same day. Highly recommend! A great place to spend time with family and friends. And if needed, one can easily impress the in-laws in this cozy place.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Delicious food. Extremely friendly staff. I highly recommend brunching here. The french toast is heavenly!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Awesome restaurant - best in Calgary by far! Great food cooked to perfection, fantastic wine list and staff to match. Thank you for making our evening special once again!

Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 12, 2017

good but pricey food with excellent service. Small dark inside with some outside seating. music was very loud but my bad for not asking fro lower volume. I will definitely go back.

Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Wonder place! Highly recommended, certainly will come back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 11, 2017

This was the third time the company I work for had a business dinner at Vero Bistro Moderne and each time everything has been fabulous!
This was my first time to attend and I can honestly say there was nothing I would change. The food, service and ambiance was delightful.
We will all be back again, definitely.
Cheers,
Cheryl

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The "No Menu Tuesday" for the three course dinner was great: lobster bisque with a toast slice topped with a flavourful tomato/peach topping, beef strips piled on mixed vegetable base, and a tasty cream puff with real passion-fruit sauce. Locally sourced sour cherries appeared in special drinks and with the dessert. A truly wonderful dining adventure!
Served by James and his fellow workers we got to know them better and will be returning guests.
(Responding to the "noise level" section above, we were on the patio. Although the after-work rush was on, we were surprised that there was little interference with conversation ---- we usually avoid a patio along a busy street, but found that it was no problem and would recommend that this area is great on a summer evening.)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 7, 2017

Perfect. Every bite of food was delicious. We had the bolognese and scallops, burrata appetizer and profiteroles dessert which were both on special that evening. Chef and service were warm, generous and on point.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Outstanding!!!

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