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Rouge

1240 Eighth Ave. SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0M7, Canada (Inglewood)
403 531-2767
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Ranked #65 of 2,881 restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Inglewood
Cross street: 12th Street
Transit: Ample free parking.
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Rouge is a popular restaurant in Calgary. We had heard about it from several people so decided to try it out. The restaurant is near the river and the guests were seated in a lovely garden setting outside. While the location was pleasant - the mosquitoes were enough of a problem to mar the pleasure of being outdoors. I would... More

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calgary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and I have dined at Rouge perhaps more than a dozen times over the last 8years or so. What has happened? The service was very poor...our wine was left empty, wrong cutlery, wrong food etc. the food was poor at best...steak was tough, sauce on the lamb was bitter. Is there a new chef? Oh well....all things come... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is definetly good but for the price, very small portions though. There are better and less pretentious places to spend my money. The building and informative staff are the best part about this place. It is in a beautiful location and the old building has a ton of history and great ambience. I most likely would not go... More

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We were here celebrating a special birthday -- so thought we would opt for the Chef's Table. This involves 6 courses of 'surprise' plates. We have had this option at other restaurants and have always enjoyed the new and interesting flavours and tastes that have been provided. In this case we did have a few very good plates and a... More

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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Last week, my husband and I celebrated his 50th birthday with 12 guests in an intimate room at Rouge. I had worked with both Andy and Andrew of Rouge who were very professional and knowledgeable. They helped me in every detail of the dinner. We worked on a menu that consisted of some passed hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour together... More

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Cochrane, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Had a terrible experience at Rouge last month. They are absolutely not set up for group dining. We were a group of about thirty in a private room. Cocktail service was slow and not up to snuff as staffing was clearly an issue. We enjoy slow dining but forty-five minutes between courses that seemed to come off an assembly line... More

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

We had the chef tasting menu for a table of 4. The meal was excellent. And service exceptional - prompt, friendly and unobtrusive. It was a bit drafty - we went on a very cold night. The only drawback was the price. It's great for special occasions, but for a family of 4, it's somewhere we can go all the... More

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This is my very first visit to this restaurant (didn't know about it until one of my husband friend invite us here). From the very first we parked the car right in front of the restaurant I can feel how nice its going to be. It used to be a resident house that they changed into a fine dining restaurant,... More

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Okotoks
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We picked Rouge for our New Year's Eve dinner because John Gilchrist in his new "My Favorite Restaurants" book voted Rouge as THE number one restaurant. Well, John was right! Rouge is in a heritage building in Inglewood and from the minute that you drive up to the restaurant you can tell that you are in for a treat. The... More

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The food is very good. The service is also. I found the place draft and that took away a bit from the meal. It is on the pricey side, but well worth it.

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