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Rouge

#55 of 2,990 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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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
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  • 5
    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
Superb food and service

I know it's a little bit late to review Christmas Dinner we had at the Rouge in December, but everyone at that restaurant deserves plenty of credit for amazing food and exceptional service! We were a pretty big party of 9 people but were able to talk throughout the dinner; because of small rooms... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Djurdjica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I know it's a little bit late to review Christmas Dinner we had at the Rouge in December, but everyone at that restaurant deserves plenty of credit for amazing food and exceptional service! We were a pretty big party of 9 people but were able to talk throughout the dinner; because of small rooms the noise is not an issue.... More 

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Thank Djurdjica
Calgary, Canada
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274 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Please note: This is a very expensive restaurant. The total bill was $470 (2 couple). We chose the chef's menu which allows you to taste a little bit of everything of what best the chef has in the house. Also, you can let the house match the drink. So, for every dish a different drink. I have to say that... More 

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Thank vvdantas
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have raved about this restaurant to friends from out of town, and recently had dinner here with them. It was fabulous- food and service met or surpassed all expectations. They can't wait to come back!

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1 Thank Kathy S
Calgary, Canada
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Exceptional service and food ! Our server was terrific at explaining the menu options and the wine pairing. Small rooms so the noise level is not an issue.

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1 Thank MikeBCalgary
Calgary, Canada
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Rouge's staff is SUPER well-trained and you feel like you're eating in haute cuisine immediately upon arrival. Service is excellent and discreet - important if you're looking to have a special night out. The portions aren't huge, so you'll be ordering 2-3 courses. However, the sommelier went out of his way to let us try a glass of Croatian wine... More 

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Thank atlasshrugs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

My wife and I were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary, so we wanted to try something completely different from what we are accustomed to - Rouge was just that. The property is amazing. It was a home built in 1891 belonging to A.E. Cross. The home is believed to be haunted by Cross's wife and child, and there has been... More 

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Thank Bo F
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

So I went there yesterday with a friend, we went for the chef's testing menu and prime wine parring ($115 +$100 per person). Out of 5 courses only one was excellent. one was just bad. I was given lamb which didn't work for me at all. One of the waiters spotted that and offered to bring something else. I though... More 

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Thank Alexloewenau
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

I went to Rouge with my husband for our wedding anniversary and it was great! We had an excellent supper and we enjoyed ourselves. A very warm and cozy atmosphere yet stylish. I had the Lamb Loin and my husband had the Halibut, exquisite!!! I enjoyed every bite of it and actually wanted more! Even though the portions are big... More 

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Thank Francesca M
Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Chef-driven and meticulous, we have never had anything but a great original meal. Has been rated top 100 in the world and if those critics ever came back they would be again. Situated in great old house with extensive parking close by.

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1 Thank AJsTripKit
Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I took a client. We had been here before and loved it. We ordered the taster or chef's menu, a set meal. Over $100 per person plus $100 per person for wine pairings. It was good but not great and the waiter was competent but not very attentive. Overall I would have been happy at a third... 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
  • Cuisine: French

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

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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?