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The Belvedere

$$$
Northwest Calgary
Canadian, French, American
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107 8th Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada (Center Street)
+1 403-265-9595
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: First, unwind in the lounge with a martini and soak in the New York...
First, unwind in the lounge with a martini and soak in the New York atmosphere. Relax in the custom made furniture as you enjoy the view through the Belvedere's two skylights. Then, ready yourself to be amazed at the magic you'll experience amongst the plush draperies, walnut woodwork and discreet lighting as you dine on a menu that can only be described as true "Haute Cuisine". With a menu that is ever changing you can rest assured the ingredients are always fresh and always of the highest quality. With your palate satiated by the perfect pairing of food and your selection from one of our 750 wines served in Riedel Crystal, you'll experience why Awards and reviews have placed The Belvedere as "The Best Restaurant Overall" in Calgary; routinely in the top ten in Canada and for the past fifteen years by the Wine Spectator Magazine as having one of the top wine lists worldwide and recipient of the "Best of Award of Excellence". "The Belvedere" renowned for its exceptional service and deft handling of its accomplished clientele as it is for the wonderfully wrought food. Allow us to show you what fine dining is all about.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent continental fare

The ambience reminds you of a French local restaurant where the patrons are all regulars. I meant this in a complimentary way saying the food is consistently reliable and good. There is no fancy fusion sauces here, only the traditional and tested menu items. Reasonably priced, good food and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the top restaurants in Calgary, priced accordingly and, if you know what to expect for that price it is good value. We celebrated a wedding anniversary there recently and had a great time. Francois our Montreal waiter was suave, knowledgable and skilled, adding to the value as only outstanding service can. The food is fabulous and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

3 course Business Lunch for 25 dollars. An amazing value and you will leave full. Very reasonable tasting menus in the Evening with wine pairings for that special night. Francois gives very warm and friendly service. I highly recommend him and the Belvedere for a romantic evening. Or a power lunch.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had dinner at The Belvedere the other night and it was fantastic!! The new menu is both innovative and classic at the same time. It si not often that you see menus these days where you have a hard time choosing because everythinglooks so great. It is nice to be inspired to have a return visit be ause there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is the first time I've been to an expensive restaurant and found the food to be remarkably better than mid-range restaurants. I had the beef wellington for $39, and was so sad when I finished. It was a joy to eat - full of flavor, and the beef was very tender. My husband had the bison for $38, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My husband and I had visited the Belverdere many times and always had a good review from a food and service stand point. This last visit after returning home both myself and husband were violently sick. We contacted the owner via email to alert him that maybe it had been the lamb dish we both had eaten since we had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

While the decor is quite nice, especially if sitting under the skylight, the food lacked finesse. Most upscale restaurants have mastered good food and pleasing plating. My colleague's pasta was delivered in a bowl, much like I would do at home. She did appreciate the taste. My pork on the other hand was tough and dry. The service was spot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

One of the best mid price-range restaurants in downtown Calgary, this establishment will have you thinking that you're in Montreal as the old stones and posh decor are only surpassed by the wide array of highly-original dishes. The Croque-Madame was as good as any I have ever eaten in France. The Bison Burger is delicious, as are all of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were here for Big Taste Calgary 2014 which was last year, but today out of the blue I received an email for The Belvedere "An Invitation to Fine Dining - Irresistible New Menu" and was curious to see if there were any new reviews. The last time we were here (with my husband and my mom) we had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The ambience reminds you of a French local restaurant where the patrons are all regulars. I meant this in a complimentary way saying the food is consistently reliable and good. There is no fancy fusion sauces here, only the traditional and tested menu items. Reasonably priced, good food and services, definitely deserves a return visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Three of us came here for dinner on a Friday night and we were surprised that it wsn't very busy. Two of us had been here for the three course lunch before and we liked it so wanted to try out their dinner menu. We started with the charcuterie board and our server, Terry, reccommended the small portion and he... More 

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Thank you for the kind words. It is always nice to hear from a satisfied customer. We do hope that you visit us again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 107 8th Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4, Canada
    (Center Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northwest Calgary
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-265-9595

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
  • Cuisine: Canadian, French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

First, unwind in the lounge with a martini and soak in the New York atmosphere. Relax in the custom made furniture as you enjoy the view through the Belvedere's two skylights. Then, ready yourself to be amazed at the magic you'll experience amongst the plush draperies, walnut woodwork and discreet lighting as you dine on a menu that can only be described as true "Haute Cuisine". With a menu that is ever changing you can rest assured the ingredients are always fresh and always of the highest quality. With your palate satiated by the perfect pairing of food and your selection from one of our 750 wines served in Riedel Crystal, you'll experience why Awards and reviews have placed The Belvedere as "The Best Restaurant Overall" in Calgary; routinely in the top ten in Canada and for the past fifteen years by the Wine Spectator Magazine as having one of the top wine lists worldwide and recipient of the "Best of Award of Excellence". "The Belvedere" renowned for its exceptional service and deft handling of its accomplished clientele as it is for the wonderfully wrought food. Allow us to show you what fine dining is all about.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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