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100, 207 9th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1K3, Canada
+1 403-271-7874
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Ranked #28 of 2,832 restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $27 - $54
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 1st Street
Description: REOPENED FEBRUARY 1, 2014! A singular reflection of Alberta's signature hospitality, Rush Ocean Prime's downtown location occupies a large space in what was once Calgary's main post office, a magnificent building modernized. It relaxes fine dining with a bold, brash and revolutionized offer. Rush aims to surprise guests with inventive globally inspired food from land to sea, generous portions of steak and seafood are served up alongside top-ranking drinks, especially wine and handcrafted cocktails. From the attentive service to the open, contemporary space, Rush sets the stage for special every-day encounters - whether it is a coveted spot in the intimate dining room or shared small plates and drinks in the lounge before a game.
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83% Recommend
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

First things first - go here with a couple of other people and make sure to order the seafood tower as your appetizer. This was what made our night. The prices might make you blink a few times, but the service and quality is impeccable. We were a large group of 12 and not once did our server make a... More

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We visited Rush with some friends recently after reading reviews of how the restaurant had recently rebranded itself (one of several). The restaurant became known to be snooty and pretentious and they knew this had to be changed. We wanted to see how they'd change... We were all quite satisfied with the quality of the food. Very notable was the... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The decor and ambiance is what impressed us first. The waiter was professional and friendly. The Mediterranean and Cesar salads were divine. I had the halibut which was cooked to perfection - flaky and moist. My husband's triple A steak was grilled perfectly at medium rare. The delivery of the food was timed perfectly. Can't wait to visit again.

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Had a problem I needed some legal help with so I called up my favourite lawyers and asked them to take me to lunch. They picked, Rush, and I will say its great choice. Salmon, halibut, and the lamb rack special were all tried eatin and enjoyed. Neat space with a bar I'm sure is busy after work. Can't wait... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The front of Rush is a long modern-style bar with some tables, and in fact we chose to have our dinner at one of these. The restaurant proper is in a larger space behind the long bar and is more formal, again in a dark, modern style. This is undoubtedly a fine dining establishment with a kitchen team that knows... More

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Vernon, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We went on a Sat night based on other reviews. A mass of servers complete with trained Sommelier's flutter around every table. The services in the beginning was wicked. The Menu was not our issue.... Chili Garlic Shrimp - great flavour and large portion. Ahi Tuna Poke with deep fried broken wonton chips - again great flavour. The Lobster Pot... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This place is awesome.I heard it was renovated. The sea food tower was a killer also rib eye 16oz just magnificent . I want to go again

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Dined at Rush for lunch and everything lived up to their reputation as one of the best in Calgary. The ahi tuna salad and steak sandwich were both done perfectly. The server recommended the creme brûlée and she was correct it was not the typical preparation and delicious. Overall one of the best lunch dining experiences in memory.

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Very difficult to fault - maybe the background music is a little loud. Food was outstanding - as was the service & wine director. If you want a good restaurant in Calgary this is the one - you won't be disappointed!

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Shenzhen, China
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105 reviews 105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Very nice atmosphere (although the lounge music could be a bit softer). Good menu and some surprising dishes, such as steak sushi rolls as an appetizer, which were nice. Quality of the food is good and so is the service. Good place for business dinners

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