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Rush Ocean Prime

100, 207 9th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1K3, Canada (Formerly Rush)
+1 403-271-7874
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Ranked #58 of 2,911 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $53
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 1st Street
Description: 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. With a new look, new menu, and new attitude, the new Rush 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 sommelier selected wines 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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English first
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I came here with some colleagues and clients as a work lunch. There were 10 of us, so the staff seated us in a private room which was a pleasant surprise. We were served a round of drinks promptly as we perused the menu. Knowing that the restaurant specialized in seafood, I ordered the shellfish cobb salad with lobster, crab,... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was probably one of the most well-rounded dinners I have enjoyed in a long time - food, service and ambiance were all lovely. Melt-in-your-mouth tender beef short ribs over truffle-infused whipped potatoes. Dessert was a maple-drizzled cheesecake. All kinda basic restaurant foods, but Rush did them elegantly and in a handsome dining setting. Prices were okay (nothing is reasonable... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you enjoy a good Alberta steak and haven't had it prepared the sous vide (under vacuum) way, you must try it here. This method cooks the steak uniformly in an airtight bag in a temperature controlled water bath, and then sears it so you get a tender, juicy and flavourful steak. Loved it. I also tasted the Colorado rack... More

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

we had a wonderful time this was our first time in this restaurant and we did not get disappointed. our server was very attentive and the maître d and manager took the time to talk to us and come and visit thru our evening we did tell them that we are not in a hurry and we had a 3... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

i don't mind this restaurant for a glass of wine in their lounge but the food is still not as good as it needs to be for the price they charge. You can tell they spent allot of money on the decoration.

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Calgary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

I went to Rush for my husbands birthday. The decor is beautiful with a great wine list. Lobster pot pie is very tomatoey. Scalloped potatoes are good. Red velvet cake is not so good. Very bland and doughy. I will try them again. Might be just an off night.

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Calgary
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Had a business lunch downtown and my associate decided we should try this place. Service was good, but a bit too much hovering over us. I guess when you are not busy at lunch the staff have to do something. Lots of folks comment on the decor; while important it is not what I taste. On to the food. I... More

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San Jose, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful restaurants I've been to without a view. Nice wine list. I had the scallops and short ribs and loved my meal. My husband had the small tenderloin cooked to perfection...lacked a little flavor...but tender. Loved the lemon meringue tart. Service was good.

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Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

While being taken here by my fiance for my birthday, this was an excellent choice. Having travelled in over 30 different countries world wide, Fergus was one of the best servers I have ever had. As a professional sommerlier, he was well versed in the entire wine list. He was highly accurate with complementary food and beverages, and made us... More

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We passed on our reservations and made our way to the bar area to make some new friends and get a bite to eat. We were early (not used to it staying light until 11PM!!!) as usual compared to the locals and their later dining times and the place was nearly empty and we were thinking oh boy, what have... More

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Additional Information about Rush Ocean Prime

Address: 100, 207 9th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1K3, Canada (Formerly Rush)
Phone Number: +1 403-271-7874
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
Average Prices: USD 27 - 53
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Bar

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