50 West Bistro
50 West Bistro

50 West Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.50westbistro.com/
  • Phone: (403) 352-7712x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Sunday 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, French, Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Labossiere
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We do book out our restaurant for staff parties, corporate hostings, and other special events. Restaurant is available for a book out any night Sunday - Thursday. Please contact us for further details. We would be happy to assist in planning your event at 50 West Bistro
  • Private Party Contact: Michelle Peyrow 4033924614x
  • Special Events: We are available for special event bookings. contact management for further details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gaetz Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample Street Parking Available. There is also a parking lot located directly behind the restaurant, accessed through the back alley
A word from 50 West Bistro
50 West Bistro is a Canadian restaurant located in Red Deer’s Downtown Neighborhood.

50 West has become a staple for Red Deer’s local dining crowd, off-duty chefs, and visiting gastronomes looking for a great dinner. The menu features handmade pasta, charcuterie, farm-fresh produce, and a nose-to-tail approach to cooking. Beverages include handmade cocktails, a wine list featuring over sixty producers, and beers from around the world.

Your experience at 50 West will be met with a smile, warmed with hospitality, and filled with great food and drink. Reservations strongly recommended.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
50 West Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (23)special occasion (19)neighborhood gem (18)romantic (16)notable wine list (15)hot spot (7)great for lunch (7)good for groups (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Very good dining!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We enjoyed our evening out at 50 West Bistro and I will be back if I find out the vegetables and lava cake have improved. I had the duck and my husband had the lamb. Both were outstanding as were the cauliflower mashed potatoes. Unfortunately the carrots were dry and chewy and the beans rubbery, however the asparagus was very good. Sadly the lava cake was a bit dry, it could have had more chocolate sauce. We enjoyed the atmosphere and loved being able to hear each other chat. Our waiter was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love it
    ShortsguyandsnarkVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Best lunch in Red Deer Fresh fast great menu great service Warm gingerbread cake!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    CanCook99
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It's refreshing to see a restaurant that takes service seriously, has fresh local ingredients and a great ambiance. There is not a comprable restaurant in Red Deer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you
    foodie100VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our evening out with friends was perfect! The food, service and while experience was great! It's so nice to have this option in red deer for dining out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yuuuuup!👍
    nomnomnom
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Very fantastic!!! Duck and Steak and Mushroom Flat bread! Oh my! The martinis were lovely too! 💖
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    finediner
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The service was spot on! The food was absolutely amazing! Loved everything about this bistro and definitely will be going back, highly recommend going more than once. .. must try more than one thing on the fabulous menu! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Lunch Date
    Unkowndiningexperience
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Took my Wife out for lunch to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary without child in tow. We had not eaten here before and wanted to try somewhere new. We found the restaurant quaint and nicely decorated. The service was prompt and courteous. The food was delicious. We will be returning again to sample more of their dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy
    Jwiebe
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A girlfriend and I stopped in later in the evening for just an appy and desert. We shared the meat, cheese and olive board which was outstanding! Love that they change it up a little every time. Followed by the yummiest warm chocolate lava cake! The service was excellent and it made the night extra special! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible!!!
    Funwithfood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    So glad we heard about this little Gem. Was an excellent night out with exceptionally great food and very friendly and personable waiter. Can't wait to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another awesome dining experience!
    Litlsprite
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Absolutely love dining at 50 West! A culinary delight from the first sip of wine to the last morsel of dessert.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Good Place For Lunch
    Roger5462
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    If you are working downtown and need to go somewhere for lunch, you can check out 50 West Bistro. Their lunch menu is cheap and good. You might need to make a reservation though.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally
    foodie100VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Finally an upscale place in town that can do what they say. Prices are $30-$35 per entree, and the entrees are OH SO GOOD. Great decor, servers are very knowledgeable. We will be telling others about this place, and we will be back soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the greatest experience
    panasonic
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Menu selection was exceptional but not up to date with your current menu changes... Service was good up until we got desert then hadn't seen our server for a good 35 40 min. I'd understand if your restaurant was busy but myself and my girlfriend were the only ones in that night. Not the greatest experience for a first and last time visit. Hope your other guests have a better experience
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great job!
    CL11
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Not much room here so I will hit the high points. Nicely decorated, classy decor. Our server was top notch. Refined but relaxed, knew the menu as well as any alterations. Took the time to explain to everyone the features but not rushed in his delivery. Excellent job over all. Wine pairing was spot on. Now to the food. Compared to other places in Red Deer, the food was above average as far as quality and authenticity go. Good job on the food. Portion size was good (had to finish my wife's Buffalo ribs), but a little over priced. Good for special occasions, etc. Would recommend it if you want to treat yourself to one of the best fine dining spots Red Deer has to offer.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great great great
    foodie100VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    What a great find! Hiding in plain view on Ross Street! Too many details to list, suffice to say this restaurant is a "must visit". Two thumbs up on everything
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice change
    opentable
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It was nice to try something different. You deffinately have to enjoy meat to come here. The company I was with enjoyed it. The arugula salad was good and the homemade guacamole was really good as well but there were 6 of us and only got about a teaspoon each of that and for the price it would have been nice to maybe have atleast a tablespoon full. I wish this restaurant much success
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    BrownSugar25
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My boyfriend made reservations to 50 West Bistro for my birthday
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impressed foodie
    foodie100VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We eat out a lot, in many cities, and it's great to have a place like this in red deer. The food and service impressed us both, and we are excited to go back for another date to try some of the other menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in town
    foodie100VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The chefs at this place are amazing. The food quality is the best in town, great flavours, great menu too. I'm not used to seeing this in red deer. It is a welcomed change. We all need to support this restaurant, and spread the word. It's a keeper!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    alwayshungry
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Was a very nice evening. The food was pretty good, nothing real spectacular but good. The service was great, our server was very knowledgeable and recommended an amazing wine for us. Best service we've had in Red Deer in some time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Red Deer Is Lucky To Have Them
    Jamk
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We here in Red Deer have been waiting for a great place downtown. We haven't had a bad meal/experience there yet. The shortrib is outstanding. Great salads. The service is always top shelf. Young, earnest guys who know their stuff. I think they should chill down their red wines a bit, but just request this ahead if you like it a bit less warm. Both desserts we had were not the fake kind you too often find these days; fresh and warm. Overall, a place with city sensibilities: ambience, food, wine, all with a kind of prairie class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Angie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great little place in the heart of downtown. It is fairly compact and therefore a little noisy but the food was awesome and we will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 45 reviews are from the 50 West Bistro reviews archive.
  • great paring between wines and food
    2fancy4u
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    hidden on Ross street is this amazing, quiet little restaurant with exceptional food, and a very knowledgeable waiter. the caramelized salmon was great, but could use more than the 2 small vegetables on the side. outstanding wine list. must recommend the red Australian fighting flats. top it off with their chocolate cherry mousse and you'll be coming back the next night! music could be turned down a bit though... highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • on the right track
    allaboutfood
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    the food pairings were great, mussels and frites, lambshank with claui/ptoatoe puree, outstanding lobster/crab risotto. Major draw back was the quailty of the products. The mussels we not fresh, the charcuterie should have been made in house. Just thinking they need to source better and then it would be a home run for red deer foodies.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner
    foodie100VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We were very impressed with the see ice from Logan, and enjoyed our meal tremendously. Looking forward to returning soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Food was great and the service even better!! Catered to my dietary restrictions by creating a dessert just for me. Going back again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • See below
    none
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    waited for 20 mins before anyone took our drink order, food portions were VERY small, drinks were watered down, wife never got what she ordered, hostest did however take care of the bill but we struggle to go out because of this reason. Would like to try the Bistro again but not for the cost and portions of food, the service scares us...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • very disappointing
    powick
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    went with a group of 8 and was very disappointed 2 people had the Cornish game hen which was well ................. like Cornish jerky it was so overcooked. 2 people had the lobsters pasta and it was cold and tasted like glue. 1 person had a steak and the grill was not hot enough and it was like it was boiled no carmilization. the veggie cannoli was ok as well as the chicken special but for the price it should have been much better. I took out of town clients for supper and it did not help with my project. service staff was a little better than average but food was very disappointing
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kklein
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Was quiet, but nice. We had great service and delicious food. Definately a unique restaurant for Red Deer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RestauranteatsVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Went for dinner with the lady, everything was excellent. Duck framboise was perfectly cooked and the wine Michael our server recommended to pair with it was delicious. I will definitely return for another date night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost there
    Blackelk
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Pretty good for newer restaurant. Been 3 times now and only thing really missing is enough waiters to serve the tables. Very professional and friendly service just spread way too thin to provide the service level expected with the high end food and pricing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining???
    Kermit1
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We had ordered mussels which at times had a odd taste. Where we were sitting was at the top of the stairs, as the kitchen is downstairs. It was warm there as the heat rising from downstairs. Our water glasses were not filled promptly. Ran out of water, had to ask
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    foodie100VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Well layed out location, with Great Food! we were very impressed with the wine list. We will comeback for the food! Presentation was great. Looking forward to many visits to this restaurant. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great food, outstanding service, best in Red Deer. Wine selection - need Chardonnay as option Also no Cappucino's, espresso offered - would be nice to have after this great food to round off experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    winolover55
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My boyfriend and I just moved from calgary and we were very pleased to find a little spot like this! The food is delicious and the service was spectacular! We went for our anniversary and we had a great time, cool atmosphere and amazing food. Would definitely come here many more times! Can't wait for the new menu, we will definitely be back soon!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We went on Friday and had the scallops for an appetizer that were very good. We both had the special of the evening which was red snapper with a lobster tarragon cream sauce that was delicious. We had the gingerbread cake for dessert which was yummy!!!! The prices were a little high but the food was good and I guess because there really isn't much for good dining in Red Deer they can get away with the prices. Our server was very pleasant and knowledgeable though a little busy as he was the only one I the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot!
    Rainey98
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    A quaint yet elegant atmosphere.Wonderful unique menu. A great addition for Red Deer dining. Had a fabulous evening can't wait to return. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thank you!
    foodie100VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    So glad to have this option in red deer! It's small so reservations are important. Great creative menu, fabulous service, great decor. Looking forward to going back soon. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    abrzak
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Our first time to 50 West was for a birthday dinner and it was quite the treat. Intimate atmosphere, fantastic service, and exquisite food. Hope this restaurant is here to stay!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kale - Salad or Juice
    dine4food
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Went out on a limb and tried the Kale salad (I use it in my green juice). Loved it. Dressed up very good. Thanks 50 West for helping me try something different.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate