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Bistro 2210
Bistro 2210

Bistro 2210 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistro2210.com
  • Email: info@bistro2210.com
  • Phone: (403) 228-4528
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: Noon - 2pm,

    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday 5pm - 10pm

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 2pm

    Closed: Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Jason Armstrong
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 23 Ave SW
  • Public Transit: 4th St. SW is a major bus route.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking on 4th Street is free after 6pm. Meter parking during the day. There is a huge parkade between 20th Ave & 21st Ave on 4th St. with over 400 parking spaces available to the public. Please try it out!
A word from Bistro 2210
We are a neighborhood bistro serving classic French bistro cuisine. Nothing fancy just straight forward cookery by people in the kitchen who absolutely adore their craft and have spent their lives pursuing it.

Wine is choosen to compliment the food...mostly French but a few new world wines to add some interest.

We have an extensive cocktail list with lots of bourbon, whiskey, etc. Jerry Thomas himself would be pleased to sit at our bar!

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "First time dining here. Appetizers tasty but not incredibly exciting, Steak frites was tasty but what you'd expect from the dish, whereas the chicken main with mushroom sauce over spaetzle was the real winner - delicious, we kept stealing the plate from each other. For dessert the server-recommended budino dish (basically butterscotch custard with salted caramel sauce on top) was a success too, and worth trying. In all, would go back again. Small wine list but lots of affordable options."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "This is why I like Bistro 2210: a)the menu has a good range of items, but keeps the number of choices down so they can focus on doing a great job of what they serve. B) the chairs are comfortable c) until the restaurant really got packed, the noise level was such that we could have a good conversation at our table without raising our voices. Service was sincere and skilled."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Good food and overall ambience. Cozy but Mediterranean at the same time."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We went to Bistro 2210 as part of the Big Taste event going on in Calgary. I think they had the best selection out of any of the other restaurants. All three courses were delicious and the perfect size. Fantastic experience."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We had the Tasting menu which included duck poutine which was perfection, mushroom fettucine, and this little custard thing for dessert- omg soooooo good! My friend picked different options from the Tasting menu and was equally impressed (tuna apply, cod on a bed of white beans, crepe type dessert). Really enjoyed the restaurant and going during The Big Taste Calgary gave us an opportunity to try some dishes we might not otherwise have tried. Awesome!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Went for the Taste of Calgary event. This meal was an excellent value. Our party enjoyed the pasta with mushrooms, the lamb meatloaf, the pork 3 ways with sauerkraut, and the cod. The squash soup was excellent. In the desserts, the butterscotch pudding (can't remember what they called it) was particularly delicious. Service was attentive and friendly and we left FULL!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We had a party of 6, 2 children (6yrs & 10yrs), parents, and grand-parents, and everyone had a great meal! Big Taste Calgary is a great way to go try new places for very affordable prices, and we'll certainly be going back! Food and services were both excellent!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great meal, everything was delicious and huge portions. The service was friendly and helpful not overbearing or pushy. We had a great meal here. The environment was great too."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The restaurant was very busy therefore the server was not with us a lot. The food was medium in taste nothing special and my fiancee took the choucroute dish and had to spit the bite because it wasn't good. I quite liked my dishes but was not impressed. It is a small private restaurant that is very casual."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Not sure why I had never been to this restaurant before, which I find out was a huge mistake. What a fabulous place! This is a must go to establishment. The food was incredible and the wine list is extensive and brilliant. Had the lobster croquettes which were just wonderful. For a main dish I had the fish and chips, which frankly I didn't expect to find at a French bistro like this, and was a great surprise. The fish was tender and the batter was so thin it was great."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Our New Favorite Restaurant, fabulous food, Great Service with a nice warm atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "This is a small French bistro that has a very nice quiet feel to it. If you are tired of the hussle and bussle of some of the new trendy spots, where you can't hear your dinner companion talk, then Bistro 2210 may be a better choice. The food is very good, all four dinner guests at our table had something different and everyone enjoyed their meals. Good wine list of French wines, something for everyone. Service was excellent, and there is not one negative thing we could say about our dining experience. It was a Thursday night that we dined at Bistro 2210"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Overall the restaurant and food was pretty good but the bathroom toilet was gross! It was my first time there so hopefully it isn't like that all the time. Food was pretty good...I had the risotto which was a little bland but my husband's steak and fries were really good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a good dinner at Bistro 2210, but would not likely go back only because we have been to other restaurants that we prefer more."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Overall great evening. Wait staff was very attentive. My duck breast on turnip purée was amazing & the lobster crochet was wonderful as were the mussels with Frits, hanger steak was chewy but tasty. Will be back"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was a birthday celebration, with twenty somethings to eighty somethings, and all went away very satisfied. We have been there many times and will continue to go regularly."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We were here in October 2013 and now again Feb 1, 2014, both times we have had such a good experience. We had the duck and the steak, both cooked perfect! The dessert was out of this world, how can you go wrong with salted caramel...and then placed on top of a warmed butterscotch pudding- yum! I would love to see the wine list extended, mostly French selections"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Had a very good meal at Bistro 2210, muscles were delicious, the romaine salad was delicious with just the right amount of dressing too!! Was probably good with just that food but, of course, ordered a main dish of fish for me (delicious!!) and steak for my husband which was also very good! My only complaint would be that the service wasn't the greatest and that could be because there were a few larger parties."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Well prepared French bistro dishes. The salad was perfectly dressed and generous. The steak tartare was made decadent with a deep fried egg. The steak with pepper sauce and frites was a treat. Service was excellent - just attentive enough. Would definitely recommend and will go back again"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Have been here a few times and always find it enjoyable and consistent. I like the small size of the dining room and never feel rushed or overwhelmed. I recommend newbies trying it out, but they may want to check the menu before going as the selection (which should be expected with a smaller bistro) may seem limited to some."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "This is one of my favourites places to dine in the evening and I've never been disappointed. The food is French cuisine at its best. The menu presented is not large, with all of the choices reflecting the owner's experience in selection and preparation of excellent French cuisine. The staff are always friendly and professional and contribute greatly to the ambience of Bistro 2210."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "I have had wonderful meals here in the past however NYE was disappointing."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Met here for our monthly! We try to do a new restaurant each month and heard this place would be a fun try. Once the waitress heard we were ordering drinks and food to share she became ver inattentive. We had to flag her down to get more food, more drinks and finally the bill. It ruined the experience because the food was actually really good and the place had some fun cocktails. We felt like we were being scolded by our mother!"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "I walk by here all the time and always said i wanted to explore inside. I finally made a reservation and it turned out to be fantastic. The setting is quaint and quiet and cozy. I went for a lunch meeting and it was perfect, I was surprised to not see it busier."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "this was our 4th time to the Bistro, we keep going back because the food, service, and cozy size of the resturant is right for us."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Great meal all around. The steak tartare was some of the best I've had. I had tenderloin as well, which came with a delicious potato galette sort of thing (which can so easily be so gross if pre-prepped) and white asparagus. My husband had the lamb duo, which was beautifully cooked. The cuts are quite fatty, which I think is great but husband didn't care for as much. The wine list was, predictably, all French. We had a Cab Franc which in my opinion was not very nice at all, and a Cote du Rhone which was passable. I don't know too much about French wines, so I suspect we just chose poorly. Anyhow, food was GREAT, will be back armed with some better knowledge of french wine regions."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "So many restaurants call themselves "bistro" in Calgary these days without doing anything that typifies the term. Bistro doesn't just mean small. It is a certain decor. It is a specific type of French cooking that can still be adventurous. It is a certain style of personalized service. Bistro is a feeling. Anyone who has spent time in France will know exactly what I mean. Bistro 2210 IS a bistro. Go there. Eat the sweetbreads, eat the duck confit, eat the braised veal, enjoy a glass of Sancerre, close your eyes and enjoy your authentic Paris experience on Calgary's 4th St."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Four of us had dinner the other night at the Bistro having had fun there many times. However, there was a new menu and some of the additions are just outstanding and a real notch up. Especially liked the; bone marrow, sable fish, tenderloin and my favorite lamb two ways -- addictive ! A busy night with super servers Emily and Betty-Ann doing their usual wonderful job. Owner/Chef Jason Armstrong also came around to make sure all were happy, which we were. Bravo, well done."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We had a very nice dinner, the place is very nice, it has an excellent attention and the food is very good."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Had another wonderful meal at 2210, never a disappointment, always first class. Great food, service, wine, price and surrounding, what more could you ask for! One of our group just came back from France and said this food was way better in every way."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "The restaurant was very accommodating to us. The service wass excellent and we really enjoyed the food."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Bistro 2210 is a very nice looking, intimate space and the food was very good. We had an early reservation and got a nice window table. Very much enjoyed the food, especially the fried risotto appetizer. The service wasn't exactly warm and welcoming but as efficient."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We never seem to have a bad meal here. Good food, good service - always."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Wonderful place, an intimate, calm place to go to . This was my second time. I will certainly go again."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "Great food, good service, very crowded and small, highly recommendable. I cannot believe that I've gone past there so often and not gone in."
    Dined on 5/11/2013