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Bistro Rouge
Bistro Rouge
  • Address:
    1919 Sirocco Drive SW
    Calgary, AB T3H 2Y3
    Aspen / Strathcona / West Springs
  • Cuisine:
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Bistro Rouge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrorougeyyc.com
  • Phone: (403) 514-0561
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11am - 2pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Canadian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Paul Rogalski
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us to discuss Catering options

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Signature Mall by 17th Avenue SW and Sirocco drive
  • Public Transit: LRT West at Sirocco station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample parking on site.
A word from Bistro Rouge
At Bistro Rouge, the foundation of our food begins with the best ingredients. We partner with local food growers. Preparing these quality ingredients with respect and expertise gives our French cuisine its regional flavor.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Went with my two kids and husband. My husband ordered the hamburger and loved it. The fries were a particularly big hit with us all. They have a mesquite seasoning on them that has a bit of salt and a hint of sweet. My son had two orders of the spatzle and we only brought a bit home to snack on later. My daughter and I shared a number of appetizers and thought they were fantastic. We have been before and we will return! Only wish they were open for lunch!!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Terrific food, had the chef's tasting. Every course was perfectly prepared, great variety, presentation, value."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My husband and I tried their new tasting menu and we both loved it. It was 4 courses which was the perfect amount of food. I had the wine pairing with my meal. I really enjoyed how two courses were paired with one glass of wine, as oppose to tasting menus where they have one glass per course. I also felt the price was very reasonable for a tasting menu. I can not wait to go back and share this restaurant with friends and family."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Interesting menu; nice wines; excellent variety of tastes; loved the dessert"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Everything about Bistro Rouge is sure to please. The food, the service, the staff, it's always a pleasure and for us when we need a treat, it's where we go to unwind, have a nice time and enjoy a couple of hours being treated to many nice things."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Get the fries. Get the fries. Get the fries. A wonderful evening and succulent food!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "A relaxed yet upscale atmosphere with enticing menu choices featuring new twists on classic French favorites and intriguing new flavour combinations. Loved every bite! A great place to celebrate a special occasion or enjoy a date night!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We'd been to Bisto Rouge before and they missed the mark on our meal. The waiter was uninterested, and had to be prompted to tell us about the special. He also not able to answer our questions about the menu very well. The food was not as good as previous times we've been and the coffee wasn't hot - we had to send it back (seems the waiter was surprised we were telling the truth - he came back to the table to tell us he checked and indeed the coffee was not hot - no kidding that's what we told him!) The music was also odd - 50s pop music and too loud!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "As a "farm team" for the more formal main league "Rouge" in Inglewood, the Bistro has brought an innovative menu, excellent execution and professional service to the suburbs."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I'll be back for sure. GREAT to have a 5 star restaurant in the local area."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Good was good, portions were right, presentation was good for the most part (didn't enjoy eating salad out of a jar). Despite having a reservation for 4 we were placed in the front of the restaurant in a separate area in what felt like an overflow part of the room. It was an uninspiring dining experience as a result and you felt closed in. The soups were pretty good, the chicken dish was also good, the NY steak was done nicely but the meat quality was average. Overall good, but for the cost at the end of the evening the experience ended up being average because of poor seating arrangement."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Overall a good experience, very noisy but the quality of the food made up for the nose level. The service was good, although our waitress did nothing more than deliver the food & wine. Very little interaction from her."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner with a girlfriend - ambience, lovely food, very fresh and excellent ingredients, wonderful view and a place that you can linger. Thoroughly enjoyed the night and food."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Took my wife here for dinner, excellent service, good-sized portions and solid taste."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great as usual, but could do with just a little more choice on the menu."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Yes, OK is a fair comment I think. I pause as I think the main place, Rouge in Inglewood, is truly great so worry my expectations are unfair on a bistro by the same people? I think I have taken that into account especially given the hefty pricing--for a bistro in the 'burbs. The "lobster soup" did not taste of lobster at all. The "pork paillard" was OK I guess. It seemed odd to have a very French menu--sort of--with a room full of photos of Paris with such North American ingredients. Yes, it is just OK really with long waits between courses."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We went to this restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. When we got there we were advised that there was a private function occupying the prime seating area of the restaurant which has views to the outside. We were seated in an interior area which was a bit like a cave and exposed to the kitchen which was noisy. The staff was clearly focused on the private function, which took away from our enjoyment of the event. Food was OK, but pricey (example: the burger was $17.00, but for an additional $6 you could have fries on the side.)"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My wife and I visited this restaurant to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary after several friends had recommended it. The menu looked good and the ambiance was nice. I was disappointed to find my medium-rare steak to be cooked medium(almost medium well) and it seemed that other guests beside us were having similar issues. I'm not sure if they were having an off night, but its disappointing that it was on the night we were trying out for the first time."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food ok... Lots of salt. Server forgot an appetizer. Otherwise service ok. Really wanted to like it but....."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food was great but portions were quite small, definitely not enough for a guy's appetite. Nice food combinations, nice appetizers and variety in choice of entrees. Our choice of wine was not available and I feel that unavailibilty of wines should be communicated when handing customers the wine list. Our server was paying far more attention to two other tables than to us, it took a long time before he returned to take our orders. It did spoil the atmosphere to some extent, fortunately we were with very good friends who more than made up for the server."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was amazing! Chef was so personable and willing to discuss the food and accommodate several allergies/preferences"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food tasted great! To be fair it was a busy Father's Day so we were located in a less desirable part of the restaurant near the front door in an area that felt more like a hallway. It was fifteen minutes before we were served water and our food order was taken 35 minutes after we entered. The waitress was pleasant although not really familiar with the wine list. $36 per steak was the fare."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I believe the restaurant could do better if it had enough service staff on or used trained staff. This is the second time I have been seated on the bar side and the service has been sub-par. It is about expectations. When you are charged premium dollars for your food, your expectations on service are higher. This restaurant is charging too much for the food and service. Trying to be high-end but failing on the service side."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Four of us were not pleased with our meals. The food did not taste good, some was undercooked, and there was inconsistencies in the same dishes we ordered. Eg., caesar salads...one came with tomatoes, one did not. (Strangely on both caesar salads we found chunks of fat). Eg., ginger beef salad---the ginger beef on one salad was cooked like "traditional ginger beef", and on the other salad the meat had no sauce on it, it was cooked medium rare, and it was colourless....looked more like "beef balls." Also, one ginger beef salad had shredded carrot on it, the other one did not. The restaurant had been recommended to us, but it fell far short of our expectations. We were all very disappointed, and we will not be returning."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a group of 5 people for Father's Day Brunch. We would not go back at all. Both dad's in our party had to send their meal back to the kitchen and lost their appetite for anything else. They both ordered the Fried Chicken with Cheddar Biscuits. Their fried chicken was burnt black on the outside and still pink/red on the inside. All of our meals were luke warm and very bland tasting. Bistro Rouge only deducted both the dad’s main dish, but not their appetizers, which they should have. Very disappointing especially that a renowned chef was in the kitchen that day."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Excited to be returning to this restaurant for Father's Day brunch as I have thoroughly enjoyed previous visits. Some disappointments this time. Charcuterie plate not memorable except for its small portions which was not reflected in its high cost. Pate, however, was delicious. The fried chicken and biscuits were a disappointment as well. The batter appeared to look close to burnt, yet the meat was very pink (raw)? My 80yr old companion didn't wish to fuss, so did not complain but left most of her meal on her plate. I let the server know, and requested that he let the chef know. I asked the server what the chef had to say. His reply was that the chef said all his food left the kitchen properly cooked. End of story I guess."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We dined with friends - no special occasion, just a visit. Though our table's view was of the parking lot, it was private and quiet on a busy Saturday night. Our waitress, Regina, was efficient and friendly but not overbearing. The food was excellent - some from the specials and some from the regular menu - presented beautifully, interesting combinations - delicious. We are so lucky to have Bistro Rouge in our 'burbs."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This restuarant has been redone a number of times and looks better in this incarnation. Pleasant views and airy interior. Service was excellent. Locally sourced food is a plus. Having eaten at Rouge a nubmer of times, my expectations were high and were not quite met. It is better priced than Rouge, although the wine is still very expensive. OK place to eat if you live in the area, but wouldn't consider it a destination dining experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "the porc special was ok...notting special wild mushroom soup outstanding tapenade also very good great bread! hamburger super good!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The special written up on the board advertised the one on the previous day,a bit of disappointment."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had a group of 8 ladies gathering for dinner on Friday evening. We were all very pleased to have a nice table in a private area of the restaurant by a window with a nice view. It made for a very enjoyable and intimate gathering! We could hear each other talk because we were somewhat secluded and that was very appreciated especially on a busy Friday night. Everyone enjoyed their food down to the desserts...SO delicious! Compliments to the chefs!! Our waitress was superb (attentive to our needs, prompt, always pleasant, discrete and sweet). Overall very positive experience for our group setting. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great food, noisy and felt a bit rushed at beginning of evening"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My co-worker from Houston found this restaurant through Open Table when we were looking for a list minute reservation for 8. They situated us at a lovely table by a window, in almost a private room. We weren't rushed and the waiter was very attentive and professional. It was relaxed, enjoyable, great food and a great choice for hosting work colleagues from out of town. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We have been to Bistro Rouge a number of times and have been disappointed with the way it is going. My wife ordered hot tea with lunch and they only had flavoured teas (Earl Gray is a flavoured tea). She ordered a drink with pear juice and rum and they used a white rum rather than the spiced rum they used to us and she found it too sweet. The egg benedict and the sandwitch I had both were very nice. Mine came with their fries and I did not like them. It turns out they put sugar on them which made them inedible. They had a BBQ spice which was OK but I left almost all of them. My wife's dish came with the roasted potatoes which she really enjoyed. The service and view were great but the food is not what it used to be."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Booked online, recieved confirmation for last Sunday Brunch. Arrived on time with guests from o/s only to find the restaurant closed, no one answering phones! Disappointing breakdown in communication."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Very good meal and good service. Nice place to go with friends. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Three of us went to celebrate a birthday and we were not disappointed. The elk gnocchi was fab as were the other two low carb dishes (mine was the exception but I would not have traded it for anything) and so would highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "This bright bistro is a real delight in the SW neighborhood. Interesting menu, including deep fried cauliflower, which was delicious. We sampled the chicken and trout, both wonderful. Nice atmosphere, bright and cheery. Would love to try the burger!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Our server kept forgetting to bring us drinks and food items that we ordered. Not attentive at all. Very Disappointing!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Outstanding service! The cauliflower fritter appetizer was a tasty delight! The rest of dinner was excellent but overshadowed by an absolutely amazing appetizer! The atmosphere was so relaxed - it was so refreshing to feel comfortable while enjoying great food! "
    Dined on 5/22/2014