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Briggs Kitchen + Bar
Briggs Kitchen + Bar
  • Address:
    100 317 10th Avenue SW
    Calgary, AB T2R 0A5
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary French / American
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Briggs Kitchen + Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.briggskandb.com
  • Phone: (587) 350-5015
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm.
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am.
    Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, Barbecue, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Xavier Lacaze
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Glassed in private room for up to ten. Independent tv and music system for guest access and presentations.
  • Private Party Contact: Amanda Gallop (587) 350-5015

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd
  • Public Transit: Within the block.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street, two surface lots and a parkade.
A word from Briggs Kitchen + Bar
Briggs is a lively environment on bustling Tenth Avenue. Our offerings cover many bases from sharing plates of great vegetables to burgers and for the adventurous, a 48oz rib-eye cooked over live charcoal. Coupling the food program are some of the best cocktails around and a wine list that is sure to please all palates. Briggs offers a unique twist of punch with brunch on weekends from ten till two.

If there is no availability online please come check with us as we are a first-come-first-serve location and may still have enough room to fit you in.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I've been to Briggs several times before, however last night was almost my last time... The service was just about unbearable! They were disorganized, slow, got our orders wrong 100% of the time and we're not very friendly. I'm thinking Briggs just did a major hiring of their front line staff, so let's hope that this is just a transition for them! Otherwise - one of my favourite spots in Calgary!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Food and service was great and the patio was a treat for lunch"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We had high hopes for Briggs but we left sadly disappointed. The food was pedestrian at best and we were left asking if the chef even tasted the food. Calamari was chewy, flatbread was doughy, the much touted tomahawk steak was bland and not at all medium rare as requested. It was extremely rare. We were also wondering what was so special about their "seared" broccoli when all it was was steamed veggies with melted cheese on top. Service was spectacular, however."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This is the second time my husband and I have gone to Briggs. Our server was very knowledgable and the food was incredible. Our water glasses were never empty and the whole experience was fantastic. The potato tic tacs are my favorite! We were very surprised at the portion sizes and definitely got our monies worth!!!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The service was excellent, server was very knowledgeable. My spouse and I both ordered the soup special which was a mushroom soup. It was a broth,not soup,there were no mushroom pieces in it. How do you have mushroom soup with no mushrooms? Sorry Briggs! And secondly it was so salty we both sent it back.Our server was very quick to offer us another choice of sides and we ordered the beet salad which was scrumptious! I ordered the chicken sandwich which ok, but the chicken was a "pulled chicken" which was then formed into a patty and pan seared.Surprise! Pretty nasty texture like puréed baby food. But put everything together in the sandwich and it was quite tasty if you ignored the texture!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I've wanted to try this restaurant since it opened, but will unlikely go back. The ambience was good, service awkward and inexperienced, and food was a hit and 2 misses. I had chicken salad with over cooked chicken on a bed of slightly wilted greens with barely any orange segments which looked like mandarins from a can, and very minimal feta 👎. A friend had the angle hair shrimp pasta which looked wonderful and she loved 👍, and another friend had the pasta special, a short rib pappardelle. This was the worst of all, with naked pasta, pulled short ribs(which was good), and seemingly frozen vegetable mix with the cubed carrots and corn mix. A strange combo that didn't taste good👎! And to charge for water, unbelievable! Disappointing"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Met my expectations. But surprised so many people rave about this place. We ordered the calamari and scallops for appies. The calamari was excellent, not over breaded and pretty fresh. The scallops were a bit small (only 3 came) - they were good but I think there should have been at least 4 pieces. Our group got the flat bread, steak and lobster rav. Steak was cooked to med-rare as requested, lobster was light and fresh, flat bread was a little to soft for my liking. Desert was a mousse which was actually really good. I would say the food is good, but not my favorite in Calgary. For this price point, I prefer Una, Farm, Market or BonTerra."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Overall a great experience. The service was a tad slow as the restaurant filled up, but the food was all fantastic with a great menu. Lots of selection. Great for a group to share small plates. Cool decor. Will definitely come again!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I read about Brigg's restaurant in the Avenue magazine and was dying to try it. When we arrived we were seated promptly and our waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable. We ordered cocktails, the lobster rolls, the halibut and the poutine. What brought me to this restaurant was the promise of food 'to die for' but I was very let down. The halibut came on a bun. Who wants to eat a deep fried fish burger? It threw me off and I was also disappointed that I would have to shell out more money to replace the fries with soup or salad. The poutine was dry and needed more sauce and the lobster rolls were small. All in all there wasn't one food item that met my expectations. The setting was nice though but we came to eat."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Very cool place. Nice, rustic, open concept dining with delicious food and an awesome beer and wine selection."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We tried out Briggs for the first time and grabbed an early Sunday afternoon reservation at 5:30. It's a neat looking place on the inside and, though it wasn't full, it was very noisy. The food was good, not great. I think this would be a better place to come with a big group of friends on a Friday evening (we were a family of four)."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My husband and I shared the 48 ounce Tomahawk steak dinner for 4 with another couple. Meat was tender. The appetizers: Poutine & calamari were delicious. We found the side dishes: cauliflower & green beans very good but small portions. Chocolate cake was yummy. Service is great but somewhat slow. I have to say that although we have enjoyed our experience both times, we find that the restaurant is very noisy and twice we have not been able to have a reservation much later than 5:30 pm through Open Table and that is booking a couple of weeks ahead."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Had lunch with a couple of friends and ate on the patio (reservation was at 1 to avoid lunch crowd). Server managed to convince me to order the lobster roll and it was fantastic!! My only suggestion would be more umbrellas in the patio since it got unbearably hot at one point since there was no shade where we were seated. Other than that this place was great!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Nice restaurant, great steak, beef, and chicken. We all got really large portions and they tasted great."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Burger was great but the Pork Belly was mediocre at best. When you normally order pork belly it's nice and fatty and not dry. The dry pieces were kept on the pork belly and are very chewy. As for the speed over the lunch hour, not the fastest in the world. Took over half an hour for food to arrive after ordering and the restaurant wasn't packed. Stay away if you are trying to eat in under an hour."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Thank you to Andrew and the crew that took care of us last night. He outdid himself at every turn. We left it to Andrew to surprise us and trust me, absolutely nothing disappointed. The food was amazing, from the brisket sliders, the calamari, the scallops and last but certainly not least, THE BEST short rib EVER! No one should ever leave Briggs without trying the short rib."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "You have to try the chuck burger it's the best in town!!!! Brunch is great tooo!!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The lobster poutine will keep your dreams lobster filled for days. Everything we ate was too notch. Wings have an amazing grill flavour to them from the josper oven, calamari strikes a nice balance with the thinly sliced fennel and aioli and is a welcome departure from the usual heavy battered rings with tzatziki."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We late our waiter convince us to allow him to choose our food options and it was a great choice. They encourage family style so you can try more dishes on the menu. The mini slider appetizers, gnocchi, and beef rib were to die for and the veggie sides of creamed corn and roasted beets with nuts ANC feta - we're still dreaming of them! Great beverage selection and nice wines with a long list of by the glass options. We'll be back! Already recommended it to several people in 24 hours!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We ate early (5.30) and the servers looked like they'd just arrived for work so initial service (drinks, appis) was slow. But food arrival was timely, the food was great, and there was plenty of it. Even though the restaurant wasn't full, it was noisy, making it hard for our group to talk. But overall good, and I'd go back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I have been here twice and found the dinner was better than the lunch. Still really though. We sat outside in the hot sun and there were several shady tables around. Wished the server offered to move us after we asked if we could move an umbrella. She just said it wouldn't help and that was it. Not an out of the box thinker I guess. Otherwise she was very nice and gave good service."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We've been to Briggs Kitchen many times and they always have great food. We were there with another couple and shared one of the pizzas, sliders, lobster poutine and wings. All were good, but I must admit that I loved the poutine! The cocktails were delicious as well. We did have a bit of a problem with the service - they sat us inside and the other two in our party outside and we didn't realize it at first, so had to find each other. Plus there seemed to be at least three people looking after our table and it wasn't clear who did what. It took awhile for us to get another round of drinks. Overall, a it was a great experience and we will go back again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The place had a nice look and atmospher. The food was good. But most of all, our server knew his menu like the back of his hand and was very accommodating even with out-of-menu requests."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Friendly and knowledgeable staff, a great menu, and delicious cocktails and beer. Went here on a whim a few months ago, and now it's become our go-to place with friends. Everything is good for sharing, and we're yet to find something on the menu we don't love."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Our server was amazing! Wish I could remember his name, but good friendly attitude, recommended some great dishes to the group and it was like he had a buzzer that went off when our waters were empty bc he was always there to refill! Good laughs, great food!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great food with a open view to the kitchen. Staffs were friendly and careful about food allergy. I would recommend my friends."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great place for groups as it can get a bit noisy. The family-style dining was perfect for our group of 7 as we were all able to have a taste of everything, and it made it more interactive and fun. The scallops with charred leeks is absolutely delicious! The deviled eggs were just ok. The paella just tasted like fried rice. The 48oz tomahawk ribeye was really tasty, especially with the almond and tomato salsa. Wish they gave us more of the salsa to go with it. The mushrooms however needed way more seasoning, just tasted like oily sautéed mushrooms with I flavour. I also had their Oolong Lady cocktail - yummy!!! The price we found was also surprisingly reasonable. Overall a fun place to go with pretty good food."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was good, it was quite loud in the restaurant but that is not a bad thing."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Very noisy, expensive in food and deserts. Only a few booths, all tables not as cozy with tables, thus more noise I think"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Was here on Sunday, June 22, 2014 for the first time and the menu was very diverse from poutine, fish, steak, pasta, sandwiches. Good food to share especially the Tomohawk experience with the 48 oz steak. I found it fit for about 4 people with 1-2 side items. The steak was more on the rare to medium rare side and had good presentation with the bone in. We had the lobster poutine to start and it was delicious, while finishing off with dessert the white chocolate mousse and the warm chocolate pot. Overall it worked out to about $40/person for a 3 course meal to share with drinks. Good value, good location, and nice ambience. I would go back to try out the other dishes with a small group of friends."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great restaurant, really good food, excellent service. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This is the second time I have introduced a new group of friends and family to the brunch. It has been a huge hit with everyone that I have taken, including my very difficult to please, foodie brother. The big comment has always been how affordable the tab was for such amazing food. This is my absolute favourite place to take people for drinks and for food anytime of day as the service is just as impeccable as the food."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "There were 4 of us for lunch and none will return due to noise level, could not have a conversation. Food and service very good, so if you just want to eat and not converse you are good to go."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Our group of 5 girlfriends went to Briggs for a nice dinner. While the food was nothing special and the selection was limited, I must commend the staff on their amazing service. We had some issues with our food, and our server Abby and the manager went above and beyond to make our meal a good one. They paid a lot of attention to us, genuinely seemed like they cared, and we ended up leaving with smiles on our faces. While I probably won't go back due to the limited menu, I definitely appreciated their effort."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Returned to Briggs for Brunch on Father's Day after having such a wonderful time there for a brunch on Mother's Day. We found it great once again. Terrific food, friendly and efficient staff who clearly work in a team environment. Great experiences which have us returning for sure."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "As it was my graduation, I wanted to go somewhere special for dinner. We chose Briggs because we had heard that it was a fun, up and coming venue with delicious Old Fashioned's and food. Upon being placed in the private room, the manager immediately greeted us and checked up on us twice thereafter. Our server was knowledgeable and even nominated me for the $150.00 per bottle wine sharing program where another table buys a bottle at a discounted price, but then shares a glass to someone in the restaurant. It was the perfect ending to an amazing day. I will certainly be back!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Everyone was really friendly but we had like 10 different ppl serve, pour water, clear etc. to the point it was annoying. At one point a server was practically reaching around the corner behind the arm of my friend to fill up our water. Like enough already! It's very interruptive to our conversation and distracting to have people ask THAT much if we need anything. So really friendly, good service but just take it down a notch on the #of people serving and # of times they come round."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This is a great place to meet family and friends. The staff was very accommodating to requests and the wait staff was outgoing and kept the mood light. The decor is rustic and warm with brick walls and leather chairs, as well as an open kitchen. It is noisy in the restaurant, but as much can be expected with a more open concept. The food was excellent. The dishes were proportioned nicely and had a unique flavour after cooking in the charcoal oven. I found the best dish to be the chocolate brownie/ lava cake. It was rich and cooked to perfection. I would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Different setup, kind of like an upscale cafeteria with too many tables jammed into too small a space. The service was good and the food was great."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Briggs is simply awesome! We go about once a month and enjoy every time. Servers are attentive and friendly, hostess remembers our son, managers are present and always chatting and making sure things are good . Food is addictive and never disappoints. Would go every day if we could."
    Dined on 6/8/2014