Bistro 2210
Bistro 2210

Bistro 2210

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistro2210.com/
  • Phone: (403) 228-4528
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday 5pm - 10pm

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 2pm

    Closed: Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, French / Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Jason Armstrong
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, 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 since 2005. Chef owned and operated, Jason Armstrong wanted to share his love for Parisian bistros and bring a little bit of France / Montreal to Calgary. Our menu includes items such as Alberta steak frites, chicken with spaetzle, Poutine, Coquilles Saint Jacques, Lamb Provencal, etc. The bistro is located in what is now called Restaurant Row but we know it as the original French Quarter of Calgary.

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!

We only accept reservations for dinner...brunch is walk-in only.
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Bistro 2210 reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (17)fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (16)special occasion (8)notable wine list (8)good for groups (6)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Love it
    eat50
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    It's been my favorite restaurant for years. Bring back the chicken and caesar salad!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bistro 2210 was just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The ambiance and the service is very good, but the food is average. The main dish portions are quite small compared to the carbohydrate and vegetable sides, and lacks flavor overall. I was happy to try the venue, and we are not fussy foodies, but we would not choose to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Impressive
    kurtisbarrett
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Had dinner at Bistro 2210 on a Thursday bight, easily got in for a 630 reservation on short notice. The service was attentive and prompt. Ordered the crab croquettes and pheasant terrine for starters which are both delicious and I would recommend both, although the crab is a bit small for more than 1 person. For mains, the duck and steak frites were both very good options. Bistro 2210 frites are always great. For dessert, the chocolate peanut butter banana dish is the best dessert in the Mission area. How holy recommend 2210
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Hlapuz
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Been to Bistro a few times already and we love it everytime. The menu changed a bit from our last visit and was hoping to order my fav chicken dish but it was no longer on the menu. Hopefully they bring it back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner
    calgaryjetgirl
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My husband and I celebrated his 40t birthday with dinner at Bistro 2210. We really appreciate a fine cocktail and the bar provides some terrific options with a bit a of a spin on traditional cocktails. I had their version of a whiskey sour, wonderful! While my husband had their twist on a french 75, also terrific. Service was perfect. She was able to answer questions about the menu and gave us some nice recommendations along with the specials. The ambiance of the dining room is really nice for a romantic dinner. Its small and cozy, intimate but also accomodates groups. Despite being small it does not lend itself to being noisy which is really nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daisy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    this restaurant has really improved. fish was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Food was very good as was service and attention. The restaurant wasn't busy that night; I appreciated the low noise level. Decor is very attractive. I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This charming Bistro is one of my favourites. The duck with sour cherry feature was a total hit, and the flank steak so flavourful. The service was attentive and knowledgeable- with great wine recommendations. My out of town guest thoroughly enjoyed , and has already requested that we return to try other items next time he is in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Touch of Paris - in Calgary !
    WandaLV
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Have been to Bistro 2210 many times and it only gets better in every way ! You get to experience a great Paris bistro without the expense of getting there. We really enjoyed the steak, cod and poutine dishes. Service was wonderful as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food , wine , service .... All fantastic. Great little spot!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Saltimbocca
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great ambience with a very Montreal feel in both food, service and decor. We dined on a Friday and enjoyed some great cocktails beside the nice open windows. The braised lamb shank and chicken with spatzle were both great. An enjoyable experience altogether.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 279 reviews are from the Bistro 2210 reviews archive.
  • Not worth the money.
    lovetodine
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Honestly, the service was good, the woman was kind and attentive. But the food really was not worth it. It took about 30mins for the food to get to us and it took 10mins to eat our meal. Our bill for four came up to 200 (we just ordered main dishes and ice tea) the food was ether too salty or not seasoned enough. Overall not happy with the experience, pretty little place, nice ladies, but the food was disapointing for the money we spent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boulanger
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I've dined here on a dozen or more occasions and my guests have invariably enjoyed it. Two out-of-town clients always ask to dine here when visiting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good, small, quiet restaurant
    PeterK
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We had wonderful meal, nice quiet evening but got a $40 parking ticket in an area i thought was ok. It seems like overzealous enforcement!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Excellent place for a quiet lunch or dinner. The service is superb and it is a pleasure to dine there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish & Chips
    EveryonesaCritic
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great fish and chips served up to two maritimers who were delighted for such a great treat in Cowtown. Please don't take it off the menu!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot to relax
    chubbo
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My wife introduced me to this place. I had the carrot soup and the bison meatloaf, outstanding! Great place to people watch on 4th Street and have a quiet meal with someone special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toma
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I would definitely recommend Bistro 2210 to anyone looking for a relaxed evening dinner. Even my California guest was impressed! And stopped to thank the chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some good, some bad.
    Foody
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    A friend and I went there after the lunch rush, so it was very quiet, which we enjoyed! The item that I had hoped to order (Salad Nicoise) was out of stock. I don't know if that was because we were there later or not. We both ended up ordering the soup of the day, which was divine. Then we both ordered a Creme Brulee for dessert, which unfortunately had a very pasty, thick texture, instead of being silky and smooth. We both ended up leaving our desserts and told the waitress why, but were not offered any compensation for that. We would probably go back, but would avoid ordering dessert in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, casual ambiance
    NeilVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    A relaxing and casual environment with excellent food for a reasonable price. We all loved it. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommended
    DmDCVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I've been going to this restaurant for years and my husband and I both love it. The food is consistently delicious and the service is always good. The restaurant ambiance is quiet and lovely - just the way we like it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great local gem, amazing poutine!
    exserver
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Had the Poutine for Yyc Poutine week, and it was perfect. Also had the crab croquettes and the grilled Cesar. Very busy, but it's a great place so not unexpected.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighbourhood find on 4 St.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot for dinner conversation
    B2review
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Kdkdkdkkdkdkdkdkd
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Good food and overall ambience. Cozy but Mediterranean at the same time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint w/ terrific food & service
    SRE2
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This is one of my favorite places to go in Mission, the staff is always so wonderful and the food is divine! They change their menu up periodically and it always seems to get better and better. Lunch dining is fabulous as the food is great and always comes out fast with a nice soft atmosphere so you aren't challenged with hearing your guest(s)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious,
    DDbear
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value!
    CalgaryFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    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!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The big taste event
    valentinedayspecial
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big Taste YYC
    YumsVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great taste of Big Taste Calgary
    DaveK
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow
    ally001
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our New Favorite Restaurant,
    EnjoifoodVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Our New Favorite Restaurant, fabulous food, Great Service with a nice warm atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service and ambience
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good restaurant, dirty bathroom
    Kelly
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just to explain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentine Treat!
    Clarkie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a birthday celebration,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great place overall!
    Winesnob
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.