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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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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I guess Calgarians think this is good

My main complaint about downtown Calgary restaurants is that they largely cater to the expense account crowd. If it's pricey it must be good. Like many, the Belvedere shows much inititial promise, but in the end it leaves one somewhat disappointed. While the service was attentive and friendly, it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
Jim D
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Moscow, Russia
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once a popular dining spot, has now gone downhil. The waiters were condescending the second we walked in the door. We were the only people in the restaurant on a Friday, says a lot about them I would say. Very unfriendly staff. Couldn't count the number of eye rolls we received from the waiter. I get it ...you're used to... More 

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1 Thank Angela M
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a coupon for a discounted price on a meal for two. My experience with these coupons is that the chef usually provides an unimpressive meal. At The Belvedere it was a great setting, nice atmosphere and a wonderfully tasty meal. It would be a place that I would return to even if I had to pay the full... More 

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1 Thank Art D
009Calgary, Owner at The Belvedere, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. At The Belvedere we strive to ensure that each and every guest is treated with the utmost respect and attention. We do hope that you keep us in mind for the future. More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My wife and I have been going there for years for most of our special occasion dinners but this place has totally gone downhill. We went there last night for our anniversary/new year's dinner like we always do and it was by far the worst dining experience we have ever had. Right from the start the man who greeted us... More 

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2 Thank DustinPoole
BelvedereOwner, Owner at The Belvedere, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear of your experience at The Belvedere. it has always been our policy to ensure that every guest it treated equally. If you would be so kind as to call me I would love the opportunity to discuss the situation further and resolve and issues. More 

Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

My main complaint about downtown Calgary restaurants is that they largely cater to the expense account crowd. If it's pricey it must be good. Like many, the Belvedere shows much inititial promise, but in the end it leaves one somewhat disappointed. While the service was attentive and friendly, it did not make up for the uneven quality of the food... More 

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1 Thank Jim D
Fredericton, Canada
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152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Ate here during a business meeting and was expecting Calgary's finest. Service was okay but nothing special. Menu was probably above average with some interesting choices. Food and presentation were good but not great especially when considering prices. Perhaps I set my expectations too high but overall I was under whelmed.

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Thank ELC_Freddy_Beach
Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We found the menu didn't offer great selections and our food was just so-so. Waiter was kind and attentive though as we had had to quickly dash home to an emergency and he packed up our remaining dinner.

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1 Thank Sfharte
calgary
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Oh dear. Where to begin. Let's start with the premise: an opportunity to try a restaurant without selling your offspring into slavery. Perhaps this was our first mistake: purchasing the travelzoo coupon for four diners. Our reasoning was that they would be proud to introduce new customers to their offerings. We thought we were smart. We thought we would check... More 

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1 Thank judithincalgary
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

It was a price fixed dinner. I thought that meant that we would be trying samples of the best the restaraunt had to offer. We were very disappointed. The amuse bouche was over cooked pieces of cold tough prime rib with a tomatoe salsa on top with a slice of Parmesan cheese on top. The tomatoe was the star. The... More 

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2 Thank Pauline B
Calgary
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249 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

My wife and I celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary at the Belvedere last night. This is a formal dining room -- there is also an elegant lounge -- and there were four other couples there that night. Everybody spoke quietly, and the piped-in music was not quite classical, but perhaps band music from the 30's and 40's. You get the... More 

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1 Thank niemand
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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Thank Michael S

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?