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Bears Den Restaurant

254028 Bearspaw Road NW, Calgary, Alberta T3L 2P7, Canada
(403) 241-7611
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Ranked #353 of 2,881 restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $31 - $99
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Tapas, Bahamian, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Crowchild & Bearspaw Rd.
Description: Warm cherry wood walls, crackling fire, crystal, crisp linens, great steaks, fresh fish and wild game...Bears Den is a one of a kind restaurant in North West Calgary.
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68% Recommend
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Excellent restaurant with all the amenities expected of a high class restaurant, but with a humble engaging staff that are eager to please and ensure your night is memorable. As it has been since it beginings this place has always set the standard for first class food, sevice and experience, Well done Bears Den staff.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Food was okay - quite overpriced for what you get. Service was terrible. Party of twelve on a Thursday. Not busy in the restaurant but still service was lacking. We returned a couple of drinks as they were not good at all, turns out we were charged for them anyway. Servers were defensive when asked on the status of items... More

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Red Deer, AB
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The food was not bad, but not as great as it used to be, and not worth the price charged. The prime rib was cooked well, but the au jus was non existent, the seasoning was bland, and the yorkshire pudding was cold and stale. The fish was good and the appetizers were good but for the price the portions... More

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The B Side is the lounge area of the Bears Den, offering the full menu selection available on the restaurant side in a casual, less formal, relaxed atmosphere. There is no shortage of dark wood, with lofty ceilings and soft lighting, including real candles on the tables....a nice touch in a lounge. The wine list is extremely extensive, but we... More

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Cochrane, Alberta
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is an impressive high end venue and aside from that there isn't anything good to say. The variety of food was very sparse and the quality not good. Six of the more pricey items, e.g. shrimp, "steak bites" were to be served at the table. The shrimp serving consisted of one shrimp per person with a very unspecial spice... More

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Calgary, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband & I were planning on Fathers Day Brunch only to discover sold out. We had a gift Certificate so went night prior for dinner. Beautiful evening, dinner was to die for. Look forward to returning as one of the best meals we have encountered in awhile.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Excellent service, very knowledgeable staff. Menu selections kept to a few I think so that they can focus on perfecting each one, and they do. I had the 'garden selection' and what was expected to be fresh and crisp was while what was expected to be melt in your mouth tender and juicy also achieved that. Very nice!

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Calgary, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The quality of the food and service seldom disappoint at this restaurant. We sat on the Bistro side and I was happy to see they have returned to offering their full menu on the Bistro side! We shared the artisan cheese platter and ahi tuna for our starters. The in-house made fig preserve was a very nice addition to the... More

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Calgary, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have come to the B Side Bistro a few times in the past year. Except for on one occasion, the service has been excellent; attentive but not obtrusive. Food is always delicious, although tends to be on the heavy side . One time our server tailored a dish to specific request which was not on the menu. Good wine... More

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Cochrane, Canada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We have just got back from an amazing Sunday brunch at the restaurant. Including tax, the brunch came to a little over $27 each. I was very happy with the selection of food available and stayed more towards the breakfast items of fresh fruit, yoghurt, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and pancakes. There was omelets, eggs Benedict, roast meats, salads, pastries... More

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