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Bears Den Restaurant
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Ranked #396 of 3,607 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $31 - $99
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bahamian, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Crowchild & Bearspaw Rd.
Description: Warm cherry wood walls, crackling fire, crystal, crisp linens, great steaks, fresh fish and wild game...Bears Den is a one of a kind restaurant in North West Calgary.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“overall well done..”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Overall we had a great dining experience. The rest of my party had salmon and bison which was great. I had the pork tenderloin that whilst cooked perfectly was quite boring - served with plain rice and a bland salsa. The host was not overly friendly but the wait staff was excellent. Great wine selection.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank RB75
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Good brunch but price not all inclusive”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Just returned from a large family gathering at Sunday brunch. The brunch itself is well done wih a basic buffet table from which to choose salads, cold meats. eggs, bacon, desserts etc. The nice feature is the plates of food brought to the table dim sum style. There were 2 versions of eggs benedict, different types of shrimps and scallops, sweet buns among other offerings. At $21.95 the price is reasonable although it does include any beverages such as coffee, tea or juice. Also because you actually do get served a portion of the meal there is an 18% gratuity added to the total. It was a convenient location for all of us to get to in the winter weather but does not really compare to the Banff Springs ( no tipping is allowed anywhere in the hotel ) or Rimrock buffets in Banff.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank coffee522
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Calgary
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Much to Choose”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

The formal dining area is to the left and the bar and more informal to the right --which is now open for lunch. The food quality is excellent and prices comparable with other good restaurants in Calgary.
The decor is unique and stunning fitting the area of Bearspaw--- just outside the city limit on Crowchild Trail. Music in the bar on weekends is always good. Only downside is slow service but this would be O.K. for couples and adults but perhaps not for a business meeting/ dinner or lunch.

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank CalgaryKen
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
327 reviews
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“Elegant yet comfortable”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

If you're looking for elegant dining, with a touch of casual, this is the place. An expansive foyer greets you when you enter the Bears Den, along with a warm welcome from a friendly staff member. The dining room is huge, adorned with amazing art pieces, a magnificent fireplace and sophisticated wild animal wall sculptures. Tables are spaced apart, so having an intimate dining experience without others being in ear shot is actually possible! When making a reservation ask for a table in front of the fireplace. A delightful experience, especially on a chilly day! The menu boasts wild game dishes along with many classics including beef, poultry, fish and pasta. Something for everyone. Portions are a perfect size and esthetically appealing. Even if wild meat doesn't excite you, at least try the trio of meat pies appetizer just to have a taste. Yummy! The selection of wine by the glass is a little skimpy, so best to share a half bottle or bottle with a friend. They make you feel special here. Enjoy it!

  • Visited November 2012
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Calgary, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“place with a twist”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Layout of the place and decor are great, but then nobody said HEllo to me on my entrance, just glanced and went back to reading something. I actually spent 10 minutes sitting on the sofa waiting to be asked if I have reservation etc. It was a corporate event and I was waiting for the people arrive but the girl could have been friendlier. the service was rather slow, it took them a while to bring water and bread. But the food was really good, although people with healthy appetites should not pass on the appetisers as the main course is not that big. the prices are high in my opinion, but Calgary is not the city to find reasonably priced places. As i came to the restaurants for the good quality meals, it is a great place, but i can't say I am swept away with all the rest.

  • Visited December 2012
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