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“Great food, Great Price!”
Review of Raw Bar

Raw Bar
Ranked #79 of 3,604 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $40
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Beltline
Cross street: 1st street SW
Description: Raw Bar is located on the lobby level of Hotel Arts and celebrates traditional Vietnamese cooking techniques coupled with an innovative and modern approach that we call Vietmodern cuisine. Set in a bright contemporary lounge setting, Raw Bar prepares Vietmodern dishes served family-style that pair excellently with their innovative cocktail program. The chefs and bartenders are committed to sourcing fresh, local and seasonal ingredients wherever possible for the menu.
Calgary, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food, Great Price!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Awesome place to go, the hotel is also home to my favorite spot, Yellow Door. Both places are amazing. Excellent service and amazing food. This is a definite must in Calgary

Visited February 2013
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Mediocre at best”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

The decor and furniture were pretty cool. However the service was lacking. 20 minutes to get a drink after coming back 3 times to ask what we were having? Maybe I am also out of touch - but I have never paid so much for drink (not even at the airport). I can not recommend this restaurant for your dining pleasure.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Schmingie
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Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“could be great.... but”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Just recently visited this restaurant and most of the food was excellent however the service was so poor and the atmosphere so lacking that I probably wont go back. At first we couldn't get rid of our server, all he did was talk about his adventures but when it was time to bring out our food and drinks we couldn't find him.. We ordered a drink to go with each course but most of the time he totally forgot about the drink until after our food was served and mostly consumed. The atmosphere was lack luster as half the tables were empty and the other half housed mostly couples in their late 50s... Not exactly a happening place. The cocktails were amazing but they were such tiny portions it was hard to remember how they tasted. My wine was literally 2oz at most, so it made the night very expensive. We didn't order the sushi which we noticed was coming out plate by plate from the kitchen so I'm betting it must be pretty good, however i would never make a trip out of my way to visit this place, good sushi or not...

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank avidtravelercalgary
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Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Cocktails anyone?”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great place for cool drinks. Nicely detailed cocktail menu, much detail has gone into the same. Enjoyed some wine, cocktails, and app's--and the vibe is nice. But prices not for the faint of heart.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Canukgal
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cool concept”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Great room with unusual decor. We just popped in for a drink. Bar staff were fun and upbeat. The electronic drink menus are a nice touch but could be used to give so many more options! The bloody mary rocked-spicy and salty with a real kick.
I'd suggest developing a signature cocktail list, plus a martini list and a wine-flight list

Visited February 2013
Thank jennies2106
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