I had checked reviews on here and OpenTable, but still the meal at Rush was a positive surprise - definitely exceeded our fairly high expectations. Service was helped by it being very quiet - we were one of a handful of tables on a Friday evening. Full selection of both Bar and Dining Room menus were available and made use of - we assembled our own 'tasting menu' of various dishes and wines by the glass.
Everything seemed cooked a la minute, extremely well executed, accompaniments went very well with all the main feature ingredients. Biggest standout for me was the lobster bisque - I *love* a good bisque and tend to order it anywhere I see it on a menu. This was the third best I've ever had, beating several 'top 50 restaurants in the world' fine dining venues I've been to. A traditional creamy broth, but with finely-diced veggies that were more reminiscent of chowder ingredients. The added little bits of fresh crunch really put it over the top.
I would strongly recommend anyone in downtown Calgary to give Rush a go.
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