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Rouge

#31 of 2,964 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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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
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Special occasions
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    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
Most recent review
Bravo

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
Marcof2
via mobile
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
76 helpful votes 76 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had the chefs special with premium wine pairing and it was one of the best memories we have of going to a restaurant. Service was amazing as was the food.

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We went here for my wife's landmark birthday. As soon as we entered, I knew we had made the right choice. The service was excellent, especially the wine recommended by the waiter. The food was done to perfection. And the desserts were very rich. This restaurant is in a house in a residential neighborhood. Parking may be an issue, though... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We enjoyed the outstanding Rouge food last night. The wine selection was impressive as always. What was disappointing was the service. Rouge competes in an elite space and with that you expect service at that level. We ordered a second bottle of wine as we finished our first course. The bottle didn't arrive until we were half done our mains.... More 

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High River, Canada
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150 reviews 150 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Meeting old friends in Calgary & wanted a good place to eat & have a visit. My girlfriend suggested this restaurant & it was perfect. It is located in an old house in Inglewwood just before you cross the bridge to the zoo. We ordered drinks & between the six of us managed to all order most of the entrees.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I recently had the great pleasure of dining at Rouge for a special occasion with friends. Even though I have lived in Calgary for nearly a decade I had only visited the restaurant once previously, many years prior, and therefore quite excited about returning. We were seated outside overlooking the green and lush garden on a patio that was intimate... 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

Questions & Answers

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