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Bolero Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bolerocalgary.com
  • Email: gregbolero@gmail.com
  • Phone: (403) 259-3119
  • Hours of Operation: Buffet Lunch(December only): Wednesday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
    Dinner: Friday 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Saturday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday Brunch 10:00 - 2:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian
  • Executive Chef: Gary Hennessey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: We are a 10 minute walk from Chinook L.R.T.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bolero
Located close to the corner of Glenmore and Macleod we are Calgary's first Brazilian BBQ style restaurant. At Bolero the customer is in charge of the timing on our wide selection of churrasco(skewers) to be brought to your table by our Gaucho Chefs. Green means go and Red means stop. A perfect setting for any festive occasion as we offer a wide range of different, cocktails, wine, and beer. Dining with friends and family was meant to be fun, the Brazilian way!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "We love to eat at bolero. The only thing I can comment on is that our server seemed to be quite forgetful. Forgot drink orders and they took a long time. A few drinks he actually forgot altogether. He also forgot a dessert order for my friend and it took longer to come out."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food was very good & the service was exceptional. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great food that kept on coming. the fillet mignon was to die for but I could not get enough of the pineapple at the end of the night after all the savoury food"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Excellent service and the food was delicious especially the pineapple."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I are always looking for fun new places for date night, and Bolero was perfect. We were sat in a booth, which we liked because it was a little more private. Our server greeted us promptly and was very helpful, as we had never been there before. I have and would reccomend Bolero to people asking about a yummy Calgary hotspot."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Fun place to head out for a night out. It isn't a quiet restaurant but lots of fun and something different from a normal sit down order type meal."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I love bolero, I recently went to there brunch, it was great but service wasn't the greatest. I love the dinner the most but is a little pricey..."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "first time visiting Bolero after friend recommended for great and quality service and food"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We have heard such awesome things about this restaurant. There were four of us who went and only one had been a few times before, she loved this place and raved about it. Unfortunately that's now how it ended up. And that's was about all. The salad bar was awful. Everything was cold and flavourless. The meats that were brought about the table were very salty and plain. Seemed like they used very cheap meats to serve... Sausage, tiny chicken wings, anything that was wrapped in bacon was way too salty you couldn't taste anything else. Along with that they didn't come around much with the different foods and there were only a handful we did actually get to try. Very disappointing. In that being said none of us would ever go back."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I have been to Bolero's quite a few times in the past few years. I have never had a poor experience. The food is absolutely amazing every time and the service is always friendly. I have and will continue to recommend Bolero's to my friends and family. You are garnered to have an amazing dining experience at this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I have had dinner here before and it is always remarkable. The service is always perfect and the food is outstanding . I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone that loves meat. I am definitely going back !!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We found the food delicious. Some of the meats were a bit rare for myself but the flavors were wonderful. The serviice was super and on the ball! My only complaint was the there were too many little children in there crying very loud. It took away from the experience of enjoying the evening. Certainly nothing staff could control. The foos was amazing and certainly a place we would love to come again. We felt we got a lot for our money which was great. Thank you, Bolero for serving something different and delicious."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Loved this place! I will have to come back! Service was great and the food was incredible :)"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My wife and I have heard nothing but good things about Bolero, so we decided to take my family for my father's birthday dinner. We were all expecting something good, but this was incredible. The food was way better than I was expecting and the atmosphere was delightful. It made for a very enjoyable evening and it definitely did not leave me wanting more in any capacity."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We really like Bolero, and would likely go more often if it were a little more affordable. Calgary has money though so it always seems busy at the price they are asking so I doubt that they would drop their prices any time soon. For a large eater the all you can eat is a treat, you will never leave hungry, but at over $50.00 per person once a non-alcoholic beverage and taxes and tips are added, it is a big price to pay for most of the ladies and the more diet responsible men in the group. We will be back, but it will be an occasional treat and not a main stay in our dining options."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "As always Bolero has got their game on. Always a great evening when we come for a meal. This was our 4th time to the restaurant and this time we brought 2 newbies with us - and now THEY can't wait to come back again also. From the top notch service to the excellent food - Bolero is a great place to spend a few hours with friends to enjoy a wonderful meal. Love Bolero's!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Excellent night there. Our first time at the restaurant and one which was every bit as enjoyable as it should have been. We went for a special treat having friends in from out of town. Our table was ready on time, the service was swift when required to be, the food excellent, though I am a lamb freak and it was a little fatty. Portion size was not a problem at all. Recommended."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "I had the best experience at bolero's. They made my birthday very memerable"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Bolero did not disappoint us as we have been here for numerous Birthday celebrations. Servers were very attentive and helpful and catered to all our needs. Even made suggestions for dessert but we had to pass as we were completely full after our dinner. We will be back!!!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Been here a few times and this time I took my son and myself for our b-day. The service was and always is amazing but the food was way over done and burnt. Many meat options came out dry and not very appetizing. I will go back but only for one more time and if the food is burnt and over done then sadly that will be it."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "food was great, service was great, price was right"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We go to Bolero only about once a year. The night out is expensive, but not overly so for the amount and variety you get. However, due to the shear volume of meat you tend to eat at Bolero a once a year trip is probably best for your arteries. Every visit to Bolero has been wonderful."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "made reservation online, arrived on time to be seated promptly. Great service!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We booked two months ahead for a group of 12. When we arrived some on our party were disappointed to find that none of the seafood on the menu was available due to an issue in the kitchen. We should have been made aware of this when Bolero called to confirm our reservation. The rest of the experience was great."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "40$ may seem like a lot, however at Boleros you are most certainly getting your money back in the quality of food you will be dining on not to mention it is all you can eat!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is our second experience at Bolero and again it did not disappoint. The food is fresh and tasty. The only one thing that can be troublesome is when your near the back of the restaurant and a large group comes in, the speed of the food is impacted as the servers ran out of selections before reaching our table. If you can get a table at the front end of the rotation."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a party of 5 we all chose the $40 plate and did not receive everything on the menu. The server also forgot to bring one of the drinks and when told of this his excuse was that he was slammed. Paying this much for a plate we were expecting higher quality service."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed ourselves and the food was great and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Usually it's not too busy, but the Sunday we went it was fully booked with many large parties. The food was excellent as always, but the service was slow and the buffet did not get replenished nearly enough for a full restaurant. The BBQ items coming around were slow to come out and would run out after reaching 3 or 4 tables. Since we were seated in the back corner, we were rarely offered any BBQ selection and had to wait 2 hours for the pineapple to come around, even though I had made a request to one of the servers. We haven't had this issue here at Bolero before, so I'd like to think we got unlucky and they were short staffed."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We came here for my birthday and it didn't disappoint. While it was surprising how dark they kept the restaurant during the day, it was nice and quiet which was nice as we could have a conversation without shouting at each other. The food was good quality, especially the hot buffet items which isn't always easy to do. The meats came around at a good pace, and all were cooked well with the exception of the lamb which was too rare for my taste. We were there for two hours and were not rushed by the staff - really important in my opinion if you want a chance to sample all they have to offer without stuffing yourself too quickly."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We always come here on bdays and vdays. Always good service and good food. We recommend you guys to our friends and loved it too! We love the glazed pineapple! Its epic! So good!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My Husband & I were a bit early for our reservation and we were seated promptly. We really appreciated that! We were seated near'ish the grill, really entertaining to watch the staff interact and seemingly really enjoy their jobs! The house Merlot is decently priced and pretty good, for a glass of red. The food was fabulous, our waiter, I wish I remembered his name, was great. Asking how were doing, if there was anything in particular that we wanted next. A fabulous evening for my Husband's Birthday."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food came by very slow, in fact some items never made it to our table which was very disappointing. Service was also very slow took over 25 min for us to be able to order dessert. Quality of the food was good, flavors were there. The manager was very accommodating and helpful in regards to the reservation. But not too sure if I would return due to the slow service."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Although I LOVE the idea of "all-you-can-eat" MEAT, my brunch experience yesterday reminded me why I'd never been back since my first visit 3+ years ago... Although the brunch offerings were reasonably good, there was nothing wrong with the service and/or ambience, the unfortunate truth is that all of the beef items I tried, including the top sirloin and particularly the garlic / parmesan steak were exceptionally dry, almost jerky-like. I really had a hard time choking down the mouthful of the latter without taking a considerable amount of water to wash it down... In fairness, the bacon-wrapped chicken and the lamb were much better... but, I won't be going back..."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My husband and I always go to Bolero for date night. The food is amazing and I've never had better service anywhere else! I definitely recommend this restaurant!! I'm already looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Although the main waiter was amazing, the other servers were mediocre. The person who took our drink orders was funny, attentive and polite. The servers with the swords frequently skipped over our table, although the green side was up. We saw a pattern in the tables they frequented, I am not sure if tipping them up front is the way to get them to come directly to your table.. but it was frustrating watching them serve the table beside us then skip over to a table in the corner after looking at our table.. we made eye contact, told them how much we loved certain dishes, yet they still skipped us. Other than that the food was great, sometimes cold by the time it made it to our table. Salad bar was amazing!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Had a great evening, love the atmosphere & service was spectacular. The only negative I have is some of the beef was a little tough and bacon wrapped chicken was dark meat only with under cooked bacon, previously it was white meat & delicious."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Very easy to overeat if the sign is left on green! With the many options coming past, there is something for everyone, but one definitely needs to be a carnivore. This time round the overall temperature in the restaurant was high enough as to be almost unpleasant."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My fiancé and I have been to Boleros about 5 times in the last 3 months. And each time we have gone there it was incorporated in our date night. Which usually consists of dinner and a movie. Every time we have come here the staff and customer service are second to none. We really enjoy the atmosphere and the layout. Sitting across from your fireplace and enjoying time together just to be with one another with no stresses or worries. The food is absolutely fantastic to the point where we just about have to roll out of the door when we are finished. The quality and quantity of the food, plus the excellent customer service is what brings us back over and over again."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I love, LOVE, love Bolero. Its one of my top 5 restaurants and must visit. Their buffet has excellet choices and always fresh. Their mashed potatoes are a must for a side as well as their coconut rice. I am always told not to overload on sides because their meat selection is what is really what you came for. I never listen. But its true, wait for their meat selection, because it is excellent. Waiters and their complete staff is absolutely amazing. They check on you to make sure everything is to your liking and to make sure you glass is always full. If you are seated at the bar and Phil is your bartender, you will have absolutely amazing time. All in all, I always choose to visit Bolero when we go to Calgary. It is a must."
    Dined on 3/5/2014