Bistro Rouge
Bistro Rouge
  • Address:
    1919 Sirocco Drive SW
    #308
    Calgary, AB T3H 2Y3
    Neighborhood:
    Aspen / Strathcona / West Springs
  • Cuisine:
    French
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Bistro Rouge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrorougeyyc.com/
  • Phone: 4035140561x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday to Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, French, Canadian
  • 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
Looking for a delicious experience in a fantastic setting on the West side?
You’ve found it. Bistro Rouge, by the creators of the acclaimed Rouge Restaurant, offers upscale fare in a casual a neighborhood setting.

Our exceptional menu is French inspired and deliciously comfortable. Choose from an array of options, from our House-made Charcuterie and mouth-watering Fresh Ground Angus Burger with Bistro Fries to our Chateaubriand with Béarnaise and our daily four-course Chef’s Taste Menu.

We are conveniently located at 17th Avenue and Sarcee Trail S.W. There is plenty of parking and we are right by the LRT.

Reserve today.
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Bistro Rouge reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (94)fit for foodies (86)special occasion (61)romantic (41)good for groups (41)scenic view (39)notable wine list (37)hot spot (11)great for lunch (10)great for brunch (6)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Very nice restaurant
    Robertson
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Pleasantly surprised to find such a nice restaurant. Good food and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rwalker130VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Excellent food, I ordered the chef's tasting menu which was a fun culinary adventure. The salted caramel bread pudding is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'll be back
    DinnerdinnerchickenwinnerVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Bistro Rouge lived up to the hype I heard from everyone that suggested it. The food was amazing, and the service was friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Declining
    Mdhtr
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I'm afraid after my dinner at Bistro Rouge this past week I would say that the experience was not as good as when they first opened. Although our food was ok it was nothing special. The portions were very small- my small scoop of risotto was laughable- and very expensive. I remember thinking when the restaurant first opened that the prices were fairly reasonable- there were wines on the wine list for $8.00 and up. Now the cheapest wine is $12.00. I think possibly the popularity has gone to their head- but unfortunately they are not keeping up the high level of food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh.
    Greg
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food was ok. Service terrible. Very slow. Moved to 3 tables. Our server left half way through our meal without saying anything. It took quite a bit of time to have the hostess finally take over as our server. The food was ok but for the price and lack of service, not worth it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love this place!
    lazygourmet
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We have often dined at Bistro rouge, which is near our home. The food is always excellent and the service attentive and friendly but not invasive. It has become our go to spot for special family get-togethers such as a dinner to celebrate our daughter's engagement. This Thursday we took my sister for a birthday dinner and it was just so much fun! Among the 8 of us we ordered 5 different meals, and each was perfectly prepared. This restaurant is also perfect for a romantic dinner or for a visit with another couple. The ambience is neither too subdued or too loud for a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Let down
    Mamayada
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Because of the price and the fact it's a spin off of Rouge Restaurant we expected good food and good service. The food was sub par and our service was disappointing. When you go out to a locally owned "upscale-ish" restaurant you have certain expectations. For instance, the server should have decent knowledge on the wine menu and dinner menu, that wasn't the case with our experience. It was for sure a let down, won't be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rouge's little sister!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Still a favourite - always great!! We have never been disappointed in the food, service or ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • music
    safari
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    we were seated in the lounge as only 2 people, despite having a reservation.... no view and the music in the lounge was bad :( played stoner music and the Beatles which was the OK part!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first special occasion choice
    enjoydining
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The flavor of the Chateaubriand was wonderful. The server was attentive. We'll definitely be back! I want to try all the dishes on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect bday for mum
    thrutch
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Walked in to beautiful table overlooking the city, lighting was excellent. The cocktail was tasty and was a perfect before dinner drink, service was prompt, polite and helpful in helping my aged parents select their food in coordination with their dietary needs. The wine was excellent and the food. My own appetizer was the mushroom brioche it was excellent and we all stared greedily at my sisterinlaws apple beet salad. The entrees were excellent and i freely admit I stole some my fathers fries, after I devoured a tasty risotto. To top it all off they delivered two chocolate mousses that were decadent. Everyone was happy with their food and had a great time. My only complaint was they had run out of my favourite kind of tea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Dinner
    Beat
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My wife and I went for an early dinner as we were in town and we had a great time. The waiter was very attentive and he took the order with out a note pad (not often seen) Congratulation! Food, ambiance and service were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Tucked away in our Signal Hill Neighbourhood, We love to be spoiled at Bistro Rouge! The food, service and location for us is perfect! The wine list is limited but very well thoughtout. Brunch is always Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We felt rushed
    jandp
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food here was delicious however we felt very rushed. Our appetizer came out before we'd finished our bread, our entrees came out before we finished our appetizer ... kind of ruined the experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Delicious
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Bistro Rouge is a lovely gem that has amazing service, great view and outstanding food! They are inviting and kind and the food, again, is phenomenal. They were able to accommodate gluten free meals without any fuss and it was so nice. I recommend this to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blind Chef's Tasting Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Date night and decided to be adventurous and have a little fun. Not knowing what we were getting in the Blind Chef's tasting. What an amazing meal "Rouge" quality and the Staff were so kind and took good care of us! What a great date night hard to top, you cannot go wrong with the Blind Chef's tasting. It was exceptional !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Bistro Rouge provided us superior service with each course coming and going with perfect timing. Check-ins were minimal while not interrupting our table conversation when clearing the table or to refill beverages. The food was very well proportioned, presented and perfectly prepared. We tried the chef's surprise which was four course. There is nothing but pleasant surprise as you find-out what each course is when it arrives.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    Foodie65
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have been to Bistro Rouge a number of times and am never disappointed. I have never had the same thing twice and am always very pleased with the presentation, flavors and creativity of the dishes. A definite recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tasting menu the way to go
    Frosty
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our table opted for the 4 course tasting menu and we were thoroughly impressed with our meal..I can honestly say it was one of the best meals I have had the pleasure of eating in Calgary in a long while. Kudos to the kitchen. Our waiter was wonderful, merci! A great night all around, will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Portions are megaher.
    CofCalgary
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Waitress asked my wife to step out because infant was being loud.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu
    Luvbistro
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We have been many times and always enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Only criticism is it would be nice to see some different menu items. We specifically go here because it is in the neighbourhood, but new food items would be great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My friend and I enjoyed excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere. The plates we shared were beautifully presented, and were excellent value for dollar spent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't Rush Me
    Notinarush
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We were celebrating an anniversary and advised of that occasion when we reserved. The waiter had our entree at the table before we had barely finished our appetizer. I mentioned that I thought that we were going to have a leisurely meal. The response was - well it was there so I brought it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steelhead Troug
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I was disappointed that the Steelhead Trout recipe has been changed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunately Unpredictable
    LiddyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have had exquisite prime rib at Bistro Rouge. My family has had a birthday dinner there with all meals beautifully prepared. On the other hand, I have twice tried to have a pleasant wine and share plates evening with a friend. On both occasions, the service was reluctant. The waitresses avoided serving us until flagged. They were completely helpless with wine lists, and they felt no need to return to refill wine glasses. Charcuterie plates were sad - bland meat and cheese selection, all in very small portions. Other small plates were uninspired as well. All in all, we were made to feel unwelcome. Not a good feeling for a restaurant - especially not a restaurant carrying the Rouge name.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent surprise
    Ignacio
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We've lived in the neighborhood for 9 years and never ventured there. It was a great surprise. Food is incredibly delicious. We arrived at 6:45 which was the time of our reservation, and our table was ready. Our waiter was exceptionally dedicated, not intrusive. Prices were not a bargain, but it was worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rouge
    Daisy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    First trip to Bistro Rouge. I found my main, the risotto, to be very greasy. We were reserved for 6:30 on a Friday. Our waiter was absolutely frenetic and tried to upsell us on everything. They really try to spin people through this place. Not impressed.
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  • disappointed
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    our waitress was extremely negligent in her service- we had to wait constantly for any service at all and she seemed to give the impression she was above her job. The food was good but I was surprised to find very little lobster in my lobster dish- it was more of a pasta dish and not very much of it either. Very disappointing as we had looked forward to our evening as a celebration. Very strangely, also, we smelled pot several times which is not something you would expect in a restaurant of your calibre.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor and Unprofessional Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We just walked out in the middle of the appetizers. Why? 1. inadequate service (2 servers waiting on 14 tables - I counted) - this is not McDonald's. 2. server was in such a rush that he talked like a tape recorder in fast forward mode while not paying attention. If I want to be in a stressful environment, I can go back to work. 3. While opening our wine, the server suddenly left and checked on another table. He was still holding our bottle of wine!!! 4. My soup arrived lukewarm and needed to be reheated. The taste was also sub-standard. The server didn't even ask why I barely touched the soup and just took it away. When I brought the subject up, he didn't want to listen. He responded, "I have other customers to serve".
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  • Food was great
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was very good, and waitress was also great to have as our server. Only notation I would make is if you make a reservation, make sure it is in the dining room and not the bar area. We were disappointed they set us in the bar as the dining room is MUCH nicer
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good as usual
    Kootenaygirl
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Always good food and service. Was a little disappointed with the Chef's special Saturday night. A 4 course meal all picked by the chef. Portions were very small and the combination chosen was a bit unusual. Next time will stick to picking my own menu items. Price for the Chef's special was $60/couple.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Personable good service
    Tracy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed the unique, fresh food and the service, & our seating arrangements were perfect for us to catch up, and celebrate two birthdays with another couple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Our first time but a great experience Will be back for sure Great for celiacs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Chef's Menu was exquisite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Chef's menu was a spectacular 4 course surprise offering ( appetizer, soup, entree and dessert) for $60 a person. Each course was multi layered in flavours, the best quality ingredients , very innovative presentation and a real treat !! The service was impeccable, water glasses filled in a timely low key way , and an appropriate amount of wine poured throughout the meal ( all too often the wine glass is filled initially and the customer has to drink sparingly to make it last). We will definitely come back to Bistro Rouge for special occasions or just for an evening with friends where we can talk and be guaranteed a fine dinner and evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for a great meal
    Foody
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We have been there many times, and will continue to go back. Mushroom and eggplant risotto was to die for!!! Menu changes regularly, so it's always fun to see what's new!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising!
    nancy174
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went for my daughter's 15th birthday. The food is a bit expensive but so worth it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday dinner
    HolodnyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wonderfully flavored entres that were done in Bistro style.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very interesting menu
    OldGuy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was great and a nice wine list. There was enough interesting things to take us back again to try something different.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    lssg
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Delicious food, will definitely return The gnocchi was wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic food
    Karen
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A hidden gem with delicious food and great service. The owners came out to ask how our evening was which was a nice surprise. I later googled the owners and learned Paul Rogalski was on Iron Chef America. Highly recommend the gnocci with bolognese all made from scratch and the cauliflower fritters with hollandaise sauce. The food and service were amazing and very close to home. Will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.