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Melrose Cafe & Bar - CLOSED

730 17 Ave SW | "The Heart of the Red Mile", Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Mont royal)
4032283566
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Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Chinese, Dessert, Canadian, Bar
Neighborhood: Mont royal
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Melrose Cafe and Bar has 2 locations in Calgary - the original on 17th Ave which opened its doors to the community over 20 years ago and morphed into a Calgary staple as "The Heart of the Red Mile" and the new location inside of the revolutionary Cowboys Casino.

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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went there with two families (4 teens and 4 adults) got a huge booth and settled in for a great lunch. Menu has lots of selection and the staff were very knowledgeable. Friendly front of house staff - short wait - nice lounge on the side. In the middle of a parking lot at SouthCentre Mall so there is loads... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The "new" Melrose located inside Cowboys Casino is awful. The food is grossly overpriced for anywhere in the city, nevermind it being in a casino where they are basically supposed to 'give it away'. After ordering I was expecting a grandiose type meal, but it was just a typical flatbread sandwich w/ fries for $18. I will eat at Zen... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Visited Melrose before a Flames game. Had to wait a bit for a seat, but it was worth it. Nacho's we had for an appy were great. Rest of the food was good too, and the beer was cold. All in all a good experience.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I've never worked anywhere where they were so perticular about customer satisfaction. I've also never worked anywhere where they have put so much heart in the detail into the place. Every meal was scrumbticous. The Leong Family is wonderful and I'm so glad I've had a chance to work for such wonderful people that take so much pride in their... More 

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Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Seems owners shut it down on Sunday No. Explanation, other than "it was time" Hmm 100 characters Qwertyuioppsdjppll Zxbn Query opp Add dhl

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Edmonton, Canada
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253 reviews 253 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Every time I've eaten here, the food has always been good. The last visit was during the blizzard so there were only a handful of tables occupied. We were seated promptly into a booth. The menu has the standard selection of sandwiches/burgers, salads, and pizzas. I decided on the BBQ chicken on flatbread pizza for about $15. The pizza arrived... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This was a disappointing visit. The host/waiter was far from the brightest bulb. Thankfully he only took our drink order which he managed to get wrong. Our waitress was nice... Not attentive however. She perked up toward the ed when we paid.... lovely. My order was not even the right item, and an apology was given but not offer to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Melrose has always been a choice for us when we want to have a few drinks with friends. They take reservations and honor them. It is always busy and at night gets very loud. Once we tried to go for a late lunch and it was not the best. But if you want to go for drinks in a prime... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited Calgary this past weekend to attend a party thrown by a friend. It was held at Melrose Café & Bar. We got there early to have some dinner. Service was excellent. We order some Calamari and Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings. The wings were very good. The Calamari however, was not crispy as we had expected, but quite... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Melrose has a great atmpsphere, the steak sandwhich was delicious. Service was mediocre, and the server forgot to ring in my order and I ended up rushing to eat my food while everyone else was finished. she also forgot to bring me my beer. It was a disappointment since the restaurant is so nice in itself. An honest mistake, and... More 

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Additional Information about Melrose Cafe & Bar

Address: 730 17 Ave SW | "The Heart of the Red Mile", Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 4032283566
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Mont royal
Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
Cuisine: Chinese, Dessert, Canadian, Bar

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