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“Amazing Surf and Turf Platter”

Vero Bistro Moderne
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Ranked #1 of 3,605 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $23
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Sunnyside
Cross street: Kensington Road
Description: With an atmosphere that breathes relaxed elegance, Vero Bistro presents a menu that defines inspired Italian Fusion Cuisine. Vero's Chef Jenny believes strongly in the importance of fresh, healthy food while supporting the local community and strives to create flavourful inspired cuisine using quality ingredients sourced from a variety of trusted local producers, Remarkable starters and plates designed for sharing are offered along side hearty entrees, such as the house made pasta, grass fed beef, seafood, lamb, chicken and duck, with many gluten-free options available. Featured small plates include Truffled Edamame, Baby Calamari Frito with romesco and the Signature Sweet Potato Gnocchi with wild boar bacon and gorgonzola, as well as more substantial offerings, such as the Surf & Turf Platter, Spring Creek Grass Fed Rib Eye Steak, Steamed Seabass with lemon risotto and "The Seafood Platter". No Menu Tuesdays $39/guest Steak & Frites on Wednesdays 3 courses $39/guest Brunch Sat & Sun 10 AM-2 PM
Calgary, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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“Amazing Surf and Turf Platter”
Reviewed November 2, 2011

A cute little restaurant in Kensington with great food. The surf and turf platter for two was very expensive, but totally worth it! The variety of meats and seafood was amazing and the portion size was enormous (enough for a nice lunch the next day).

  • Visited October 2011
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“Pretentious and over-priced”
Reviewed September 17, 2011

We stopped in for lunch with our very well behaved granddaughter on a visit to Calgary. We asked if the chef could make a simple grilled cheese sandwich or some such for her while we were selecting our meal. We were told that there was no bread available. She settled for a hamburger but there was no ketchup. I was told "Madam, this is not the type of restaurant that would have ketchup on hand." She was offered a lemon aioli instead. Our feeling - if there is hamburger for lunch there should be one bottle of ketchup in the place. There was not the least attempt to accommodate our not very outrageous request. The hamburgers were fine - nothing special - the place is interesting looking, the service pretentious and the prices high for what is offered.

  • Visited August 2011
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Calgary, Canada
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“Best Secret in Kensington!”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

This was my third visit to Vero Bistro. It's a small restaurant, but the quality of the food and the service is excellent! Prices are reasonable compared to some of the high end establishments downtown. On this occasion I had tortellini in the most delicious onion broth, followed by perfectly prepared sea bass with lemon risotto. Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited September 2011
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Calgary, Canada
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“Good food and experience - but overpriced”
Reviewed September 1, 2011

We (party of 2) booked a reservation to use a groupon for a Saturday early evening (5:30pm) after a leisurely stroll around Kensington. It was fairly empty when we arrived but 3/4 full by the time we left.

I'm not a foodie, but I know what I like. The amuse bouche was super - fingerling potatoes with wasabi aioli. We had a beet and goat cheese salad for appetizer - I didn't love it - it ended up being too sweet. My risotto was divine, the scallops not so much, over cooked as far as I'm concerned.

All in all - food was good, just not for the price. Wait staff was friendly, helpful and non intrusive.

Seems like it's probably a popular place, at least on the weekend.

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Calgary, Canada
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“Passion at its best!”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

Vero Bistro has been our favourite to entertain in the past three years since its' opening. We can taste the passion of the Executive Chef Jenny Chan. We travel and eat out extensively, and there were not too many matches that we discovered

I am compelled to write this my first restaurarnt review on Tripasvisor as Vero Bistro deserves our compliment.

  • Visited July 2011
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