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Rouge

#21 of 3,006 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Perfect!

My boyfriend and I went here on a double date with another couple and it was everything we heard it would be. The house is gorgeous, but could do with a little colour on the inside. The hostess and our server were very warm and friendly and knowledgable. We never went dry on our drinks, and our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Coley M
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My boyfriend and I went here on a double date with another couple and it was everything we heard it would be. The house is gorgeous, but could do with a little colour on the inside. The hostess and our server were very warm and friendly and knowledgable. We never went dry on our drinks, and our courses were perfectly... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Was my choice for a night out with friends. Beet cured salmon to start. Dinner was excellent. Others equally enjoyed there meals of cod and beef tenderloin. The sevice was some of the best. Meal choices were all explained clearly, from ingrediants to preparation. Portion sizes were perfect. Add in a few cocktails,wine, conversation, laughs and nice atmosphere. Makes a... More 

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Cold Lake, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have ate here 5 times with my fiance. We look forward to visiting Calgary so we can come back to Rouge. I highly recommend the Chefs Tasting Menu. All courses are perfectly paried with wine and you can just sit back and enjoy the evening. You never know what will be coming out next! I have never had the... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Last November, I went to Rouge with my boyfriend & another couple. The service was bar none the BEST service I ever had - and I used to be a server for 5 years (aka. Im picky). We all had the tasting menu & wine parings to go with. Even though it was the most expencive meal we have had... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

By far the best fine dining I have ever been 'to.... I had Tenderloin for my main course and it was perfectly cooked. Their food serving is perfect, I was surprised.... leaving the place with a full tummy... ^__^ Their Flourless Chocolate Torte is a must try as well... Wine selections are vast and their service is superb. Don't forget... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner at Rouge on my way back to Milano where I am based and where restaurant standards are high. Rouge was surprisingly good, right up there. Don't expect a fancy flashy place, expect a warm European like atmosphere and really great great food (I had the duck). Bravo to the chef for the cuisine, bravo or brava to whoever... More 

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Calgary, Alberta Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Limited menu items for each course makes choice easy and all are gournet. Also an option for a chef's 6 course choice for the everning. Service was top notch - a young staff but well trained to provide an ultimate dining expereince. Great presentation and several dining areas both upstairs and on the main level makes for an intimate experience.... More 

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Calgary, AB
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My husband and I visited Rouge for our anniversary. The house is quaint, and made for a nice setting. The waiter was fantastic, and recommended a terrific bottle of wine. I had the foie gras appetizer to start, and then the best duck I have had in my life. I seriously hesitate to order duck anywhere else now, as it... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Some times I go to highly rated restaurants and am disappointed. Not so with rouge. The greeting and friendliness of the staff made us feel very comfortable. People who feel nervous about eating fine food because it can be pretentious and the staff snobby should feel very happy here. We started with the tuna conserva with carrot granita and kimchi... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I went for dinner at Rouge just after New Years as a date night. Rouge is located in a refitted old house in a beautiful spot close to the river. Parking wasn't an issue for us at all, since there were many spots open right in front of the doors. The servers were incredible - very attentive,... More 

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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: Romance, 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

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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?