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Piq Niq Cafe

811 1 St SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Downtown)
(403) 263-1650
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Ranked #383 of 2,891 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Bistro
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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  • English first
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English first
Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We went to listen to live music and had dinner in advance. The old was really fabulous, it's an artistic place and the prices were high but everything tasted fantastic. We'll be back for wine & more music!

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We had a team dinner at Piq Niq Cafe. Everyone was happy with the service, ambiance and entree's. Duck Confit was stellar. Prices were very reasonable for food of this quality. Highly recommended.

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Rome, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I spent 3 weeks in Calgary for business, dining out every night and this is the best I could find. Friendly staff (and owner), good food, reasonable price and enjoyable accompanying music. What more can you ask for?

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44240
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Service was friendly, helpful, and honest. Had the lamb shank. Was very good. Referred to downstairs club, small, intimate, good seating. Latin Jazz Fusion Group that night was very good. All around a great evening. High prices were expected.

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Elst, The Netherlands
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9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our dinner at piq niq. For our taste quite high prices for the value. However, this seems to be normal in Calgary. Food was very nice and was kind off European style (which is nice if you had steaks for the last two weeks ;-) Would definitely go there again!

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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Chose this for a dinner before the theatre. Four of us had a lovely time. Started with the salad sampler which was fun- though would probably just chose a full appetizer next time. Mains were all great - scallops, arctic char & tenderloin. The chocolate cake was delicious and I am am not usually a fan of chocolate desserts. Great... More

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Calgary, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Never been disappointed. Great space, and after dinner there is a fabulous little jazz club connected, called Beat Niq

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Calgary, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We stumbled upon Piq Niq one evening and we were lucky enough that they were able to fit us in. We enjoyed superb food and service. We revelled in the live jazz offering downstairs and it was a really treat to be introduced to some Canadian talent. This was an expensive evening, but well worth it. Do book through as... More

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Calgary, Canada
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126 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

This little restaurant is always a great option, especially with the Beat Niq jazz club below. It makes for an excellent night! The service was fantastic. Attentive, yet not obtrusive, without arrogance, which unfortunately is common at so many calgary restaurants. I had the risotto which was fantastic. The only complaint I have is that all the other dishes had... More

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Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011 via mobile

I ate here once before and was very unimpressed. The restaurant was nice enough inside, but the food was just acceptable and pricy and the service was pretty poor. Then I noticed a Livingsocial deal for it and decided I would give them a chance to vindicate themselves. Unfortunately close to the date it expired they were closed to the... More

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