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Rouge

#29 of 2,818 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Inglewood
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1240 Eighth Ave. SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0M7, Canada (12th Street)
Ample free parking.
403 531-2767
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food and service

We had a lovely meal here. The atmosphere is relaxed and pleasant. The server was knowledgeable and informative. They have a garden where a lot of their produce is grown on the premises. All food is sourced locally. They know the farm etc. I ordered the rabbit dish and it was excellent. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
181799Lisa
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Okotoks, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Okotoks, Canada
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely meal here. The atmosphere is relaxed and pleasant. The server was knowledgeable and informative. They have a garden where a lot of their produce is grown on the premises. All food is sourced locally. They know the farm etc. I ordered the rabbit dish and it was excellent. A definite do-again. The snicker doodle cookie dessert... More 

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Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My experience at Rouge was disappointing -we've been there a few times previous with mixed reviews. We did the Chef's Tasting Menu with Premium Wine pairing. When asked if there were allergies or food issues (you don't receive a copy of the menu), I had asked to substitute the fois gras out however my husband was fine with it and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have visited Rouge on numerous occasions over the last decade and other than some minor hiccups, the quality of the food and service have been consistently excellent. Rouge is located in an old heritage house situated on the banks of the Bow River in Inglewood, and contains a very large garden area that is used to grow fresh herbs... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

One of the best cuisine we've had so far in Calgary. Elaborated but not artificial. Good products, skilled cooking. Appropriate service.

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Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We are used to expensive and cheaper restaurants. We selected this restaurant for a special night out for a celebration. It wasn't special. The waiters are understaffed and not very professional, the reception hostess selected for us a table in the way of a very busy service when the restaurant was half empty, the food was excellent and well prepared,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It was with some trepidation that we dined here for the first time, as sometimes accolades and word of mouth can be be intimidating. Perhaps because we went during Stampede Week, the ambience was much more relaxed than expected and this in turn made us relax as well. We ate dinner on the patio and it was a treat to... More 

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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I really am surprised by all of the positive reviews for this restaurant. The prices are high, the portions are small, and the flavors of the food are average at best. My $14 Garden Greens salad had less greens than a Wendy's side salad (completely serious)! My main course was fairly bland and I was still hungry at the end... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

When you do phone reservation...Mike is barking...not talking...plus wants your credit card right away...and does ignore the owner Mrs Paul......we did a reservation for 8....struggling and arguing on the phone.my family did go for so many many years...and Mrs Paul was a gentlemen..unfortunately...we never been back from last 3 years ..we cancelled our reservation.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went here with my father from Germany, his first visit to Canada, and the experience was spectacular. We sat on the patio, it was the first day of being open, and the weather was perfect. So for ambience, Rouge is a big plus. The food was spectacular just the right combination of portion size and pop of flavour and... More 

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Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My husband and I treated ourselves to a recent evening at Rouge for our 25th wedding anniversary. We had been there a few years ago and it was in every respect a memorable experience. We were unfortunately not as smitten this time around. No question that Rouge comes with many accolades and it has a wonderful ambience, particularly seated outdoors... More 

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Additional Information about Rouge

Address: 1240 Eighth Ave. SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0M7, Canada
Phone Number: 403 531-2767
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Inglewood
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1240 Eighth Ave. SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0M7, Canada
    (12th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Ample free parking.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Inglewood
  • Neighborhood: Inglewood
  • Phone Number: 403 531-2767

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?