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“Great food, value is a little high, disappointed service at the end of the night”
Review of Rush Ocean Prime - CLOSED

Rush Ocean Prime
Price range: $23 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 1st Street
Description: A singular reflection of Alberta's signature hospitality, Rush Ocean Prime's downtown location occupies a large space in what was once Calgary's main post office, a magnificent building modernized. With a new look, new menu, and new attitude, the new Rush relaxes fine dining with a bold, brash and revolutionized offer. Rush aims to surprise guests with inventive globally inspired food from land to sea. Generous portions of steak and seafood are served up alongside sommelier selected wines and handcrafted cocktails. From the attentive service to the open, contemporary space, Rush sets the stage for special every-day encounters - whether it is a coveted spot in the intimate dining room or shared small plates and drinks in the lounge before a game.
Vernon, Canada
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great food, value is a little high, disappointed service at the end of the night”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

We went on a Sat night based on other reviews.
A mass of servers complete with trained Sommelier's flutter around every table.
The services in the beginning was wicked.
The Menu was not our issue....
Chili Garlic Shrimp - great flavour and large portion.
Ahi Tuna Poke with deep fried broken wonton chips - again great flavour.
The Lobster Pot Pie - Over the top!!! huge lobster meat claw and tail pieces and creamy sauce.
the food is not what is in question.
Dessert - Rush Buttercake - YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT!! nuff said
Love the presentation of Specialty Coffee's - It's dissected.. Coffee and whipped cream comes separate from the sugar rimmed alcohol serving glass.. Smart..Love it
Curtis, our server, was amazing thru the whole night, heating up the Sake and very attentive all night until right after dessert was served. He topped off our Sake and then was called away, from whom we could only assume was his manage.
After that we saw no one for almost an hour..
I had to call over another server to ask where Curtis was, that we'd been left alone and require the bill.
He returned to inform us that Curtis was working a large party in the lounge and our bill.
I expressed my disappointment not only verbally, but my discounted tip. Which is too bad as Curtis was Awesome, but his manager should have insured that either all of Curtis's tables were closed off or covered.
The last attendant stated they all cover each others tables and apologized.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Suzyzcabo
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  • English first
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“I died and went to heaven”
Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

This place is awesome.I heard it was renovated. The sea food tower was a killer also rib eye 16oz just magnificent . I want to go again

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank chinjabi
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great for lunch”
Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Dined at Rush for lunch and everything lived up to their reputation as one of the best in Calgary. The ahi tuna salad and steak sandwich were both done perfectly. The server recommended the creme brûlée and she was correct it was not the typical preparation and delicious. Overall one of the best lunch dining experiences in memory.

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Thank GolfGuy26
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
“Great Setting, Food & Service”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Very difficult to fault - maybe the background music is a little loud. Food was outstanding - as was the service & wine director. If you want a good restaurant in Calgary this is the one - you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank MthreeG
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United Kingdom
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187 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Good choice”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Very nice atmosphere (although the lounge music could be a bit softer). Good menu and some surprising dishes, such as steak sushi rolls as an appetizer, which were nice. Quality of the food is good and so is the service. Good place for business dinners

Visited November 2013
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Thank Traveler190511
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