Petite Bistro & Wine Bar
Petite Bistro & Wine Bar
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Petite Bistro & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.petiterestaurant.ca/
  • Phone: 4034525350
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jared Alvey
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Contact deirdre@petiterestaurant.ca
  • Private Party Contact: Reservations 4034525350

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th St Ave & 17th Ave SW
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking off 15th Ave weekdays after 5:00 p.m. and all weekends and holidays.
A word from Petite Bistro & Wine Bar
Traditional French meets Modern Canadian at the new Petite Bistro and Wine Bar. Petite offers a warm, contemporary environment that is casual and unpretentious. Award winning chef Jared Alvey gives a creative twist to the classically based French cuisine. Visit us at our new location at the corner of 4th St & 17th Ave SW. Petite is a favorite destination for wine-lovers, and the perfect place to enjoy a great meal with family and friends.
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Petite Bistro & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    Has gone way down hill since it moved from its quaint 10 St location and with a new chef. My halibut was way overlooked and over salted. It was almost tough. The puréed potatoes were tasteless and like glue. My partners med rare filet had not hint of pink - it was clearly medium to medium well done. The ambience inside was not up to par with a Moxies and the patio was noisy with a high glass wall and very few other decorations. I will not be going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food at reasonable prices.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2012
    Great food at reasonable prices. We've been several times and always enjoyed the meal.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Six of us arrived at this
    Slik
    Dined on 7/18/2012
    Six of us arrived at this oxymoron restaurant where it's size was no where's near it's name Petite. Anyways the food and wine menu although not extensive was adequate. Service was attentive and at the right level. The food was very good. I had the brined pork and it was excellent. Others had the halibut and chicken and everyone was very satisfied. Even the bread pudding was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant to others and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The server was not the most
    yeejul
    Dined on 7/17/2012
    The server was not the most friendliest and even when we had asked for more bread, she had said we require to order our main entrees before we can have any bread. Then the bread was not warm at all. The White halibut that I ate was overcooked. Overall not a very good experience.
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  • Petite is a great little restaurant
    VinPrincess
    Dined on 7/15/2012
    Petite is a great little restaurant, with a focus on well prepared locally sourced food. We were there for the Sunday Set menu, and it did not disappoint. Interesting preparation and presentation, as well as great flavours and attention to detail, we will be back very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went to original Petite and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    Went to original Petite and something is missing in new local. Not the same feel. Kinda like the Keg trying hard to be cool
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  • food quality excellent. Wine
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2012
    food quality excellent. Wine menu very good. kitchen seemed overworked despite the restaurant being half full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I thought that the food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    I thought that the food was good, but was not great. I was looking for something special for a birthday and it fell a bit short.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was our first time to
    YYCrunner
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    This was our first time to the new location and while it is no longer 'petite', it still had a good feel since the dining room had some built in separators with raised booths. We were there on a quieter evening but I could see it being noisy on a busy evening. For starters we had scallops- small portion with just two medium sized but grilled to perfection and beef tartare which was done nicely with homemade chips on the side. The halibut was fantastic and the blueberry compote was a surprisingly nice complement. The tuna was seared perfectly and a large portion but we didn't care for the bits of celery mixed into the wild rice. On the whole a good dining experience. I am sure that we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service were excellent,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    Food and service were excellent, and staff surprisingly tolerant. My party of 2 didn't order much, just entrees, dessert and one round of cocktails. Some wait staff would be tempted to hustle us out the door, but not at Petite. Their patient wait staff were still pouring us water, 45 minutes after I paid our relatively modest bill. I will be back, preferably when I don't need to drive, so that I can really explore the wine menu. Of course the food was perfect. And the servers were not indignant when my partner asked for salt, which was quickly delivered in a small bowl - no salt shakers here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, except dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    Had a wonderful meal at Petite with some friends on a Friday night. We made reservations but it wasnt that busy inside the restaurant. The patio was busy, but it was a nice night. Overall the food was great, my only complaint was that the dessert menu was small and the dessert I ordered wasnt very good (chocolate tart). After such a fantastic meal it was a sad ending. Otherwise great!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On a rainy Saturday, we enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    On a rainy Saturday, we enjoyed superb food - halibut, steak and gnocchi and great service. Food was served hot and the presentation was lovely. We have all agreed that a return visit is necessary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    Everything was really good, however the area where a big group was seated got very warm and there wasn't much air flow in it. The table was way too wide, and I will say it again it was way to wide. One could not have a conversation with anyone across the table from you once more people were in the restaurant as the noise level got to loud and you couldn't hear the other person. The table is almost square so in order to put a big group into that space they had to make the table almost as wide as it is long, which is not good for conversations or discussions. I would go back there because the food and service was awesome but not with more than four people.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    Our second visit in the new location. Food is terrific...Atmosphere getting better. Watch those wine prices.... Lots of parking out back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food was absolutley fabulous.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    The food was absolutley fabulous. They have a great wine list and very reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was my second time to Petite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2012
    It was my second time to Petite and both times the service was less than stellar. The restaurant was not busy and we found our server to be very inattentive.....we kind of felt ingored. The food was good although the dessert that I ordered for the second time was not as good as the first time I had it. Too many good restaurants in Calgary to suffer bad service a third time......don't think I will be returning.
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  • Sunday set menu is a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/3/2012
    Sunday set menu is a great value. Excellent food prepared with thought and care accompanied with gracious service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Licked my plate clean
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    Outstanding food and service! I will be going back !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Petite was one of the best
    VinPrincess
    Dined on 5/30/2012
    Petite was one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. This was the first chance I had to visit the new location and I was completely impressed with the service, decor and most importantly the food. Each dish our table ordered was well prepared, well timed and absolutely delicious! We cannot go back soon enough, what a great addition to busy 17th Ave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2012
    Food was great, the waiter Greg was very professional!
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  • Food was excellent. Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    Food was excellent. Atmosphere is fun. Unfortunately the waiter forgot to bring my appetizer - when the main course arrived I had to remind him that I had not received (and at that point did not want) my appetizer. I was surprised we didn't at least get a free round of drinks to make up for the error.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect place for an anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    Perfect place for an anniversary dinner for two. Food was delicious. Interesting dishes I would never make at home.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Food was FABULOUS and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/20/2012
    Food was FABULOUS and the service was impecable. I would most definitely recommend and come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Truffle oil anyone?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2012
    Somewhat disappointed as I read rave reviews about the place, perhaps expectations were too high. Emphasis on truffle oil, so if you like that, you'll like the food. There were only two of us dining and the server needed to write down our order, which was minimal; this displays to me a low level of skill. Simply, I think the prices are high for what you get.
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    • Noise LevelModerate