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Rouge

#73 of 2,876 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Inglewood
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1240 8 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0M7, Canada (12th Street)
403 531-2767
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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Calgary, Canada
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I could give this restaurant more than 2 stars. I was there on the weekend for my hubbys birthday dinner ( One of 2 actually - Anju was the clear favourite!) and we both left disappointed. Walking up to the ol house its impressive - from the foilage to the signpost, to the gate to the house itself,... More 

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Thank Adamyyc
Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rouge was chosen as a venue for a wedding. The setting is very nice; an historic house set in a large lot close to the Bow River. All the food, without exception, was excellent. My favourite was the lobster risotto, but it barely edged out the other items: beef, halibut, chicken, and butter lettuce salad. Dessert was a lava cake... More 

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Thank Technopall
Edmonton, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the chef's tasting with the wine paring. And we left very full and satisfied. This was probably the 2nd best meal we have ever had, next to the Flying Fish in the Bahamas. It was a little expensive. With the meal wines and cocktail, it was around $400 plus tip. Its a little less expensive to do the... More 

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Thank Jeffersed
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently went for a wedding, and again a few weeks later. Had always heard amazing reviews and comments - this restaurant is often highly rated nationwide. However it was an incredible disappointment, both visits. Bad customer service, underwhelming food choices - not worth the money. This restaurant is not worth the money, and you could easily find a more innovative... More 

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Thank Brettcedergren
San Francisco, California
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

I went to Rouge because it is reputed to be one of the top restaurants in Calgary. Atmosphere and Service: top notch. It's in a Victorian mansion, the waiter told me the whole history of the house and restaurant. He was also funny, and service was impeccable and made the meal. Food: the restaurant has a garden, where they grow... More 

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Thank voyageouse
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We were here as a family for a wine tasting dinner recently. As always there was amazing food and a great atmosphere!! The wine was amazing too. Highly recommend.

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Thank Chris M
Calgary, Canada
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43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

I've been to Rouge twice. Great atmosphere and friendly, chatty staff. Very expensive so is more of an occasion restaurant. The food has blown my mind both times. Just bite the bullet and order the Chef's Tasting option, you will not be disappointed. Dishes and flavours like nothing I've ever had before. Incredibly creative and delicious.

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Thank Tracey F
Ramsey, NJ
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

On our first night in Calgary we had a wonderful dinner at Rouge. Set in a historic home, with a lovely garden patio, we started with excellent Martinis and enjoyed a sumptuous meal: grilled Rockfish and a perfect Roast Duck breast. Excellent wine list to boot. Our server, Richard, was professional, knowledgeable and steered us right with our choices. We... More 

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Thank Michael G
Grimsby, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Went for reservation made through open table. Restaurant was closed. Disappointing to say the least. Location not exactly easy to get to given the construction. Maybe unlock the door for your guests? Sad.

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Thank MaterD2014
Calgary, Canada
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104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

I attended a wedding here this weekend. I was a member of the wedding party. The event coordinator is incredible. She made sure every little detail was taken into account and that everything went seamlessly. She was great. She made sure that there was a private space for the wedding party to go to and put our things and regroup/touch... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Gluten Free Options, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1240 8 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

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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?