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Q Haute Cuisine (formerly La Caille)
Q Haute Cuisine (formerly La Caille)

Q Haute Cuisine (formerly La Caille) Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.qhautecuisine.com
  • Phone: (403) 262-5554
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: Private events
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, European, French
  • Executive Chef: Michele Aurigemma
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, View
  • Catering: Q TO GO OFFSITE CATERING from 10 people to 500 people
  • Private Party Facilities: Five beautifully appointed private dining rooms. The perfect location for your company party, reception, business luncheon or meetings. Also a beautiful location for weddings, rehearsals and engagement parties. Wireless internet available. We offer audio, video and internet hookups for presentations. Three rooms are adjoined by French glass doors and have a combined capacity of 110 for a sit down dinner or up to 200 for a cocktail reception. The entire restaurant can accommodate 190 seated and 300 reception. Christmas Party Bookings are now being accepted. Christmas menus are available annually in October.
  • Private Party Contact: Marcello Belvedere (403) 262-5554
  • Special Events & Promotions: Calgary Stampede Party Booking July 8-17 Breakfast ` Lunch ` Dinner Inside Saloon and outside Tent. Contact Marcello Belvedere for more information

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in front of the building or in the underground parkade across the street
A word from Q Haute Cuisine (formerly La Caille)
Q Haute Cuisine offers a seasonally inspired singular dining experience based on the freshest local produce. Our goal is to create a place with flavours in movement, where senses are stimulated, and products are as sustainable as possible. Choose between our Natura and Voyage menus, ranging from $99 - $129, not including Sommelier selected wine pairings. With advanced notice, we are able to cater to any dietary aversions. Please allow up to 180 minutes for your dining experience. Daily gourmet express lunch, private rooms and catering services also available. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The multi-course wine-paired meal is a great experience! Normally I'd find such a place annoyingly pretentious, but they really pull it off. The servings seem tiny but sum to a reasonable meal. The server descriptions of the complex "artsy" creations are concise and practical. The service is completely flawless - They could be snotty and pretentious, but instead they are friendly and warm, while still being elegantly professional. Food was interesting but could be better. It seemed like we'd eaten a lot of greenery in various forms before we got to some real food. I could do without the "gluten free" silliness. I'd like one good substantial meat course (the few ounces of duck were nice but so little). Wine pairings - delicious!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had a great experience at this restaurant. We enjoyed being surprised by every course, everything was so beautifully presented and unique. The staff were awesome- friendly, funny, and knowledgable. It is a fine dining restaurant but not snobby or uncomfortable. We enjoyed the kitchen tour as well and a couple other surprises that should be left as surprises! We will go back for special occasions. The location is also great- you can go for a stroll through Princes Island Park before or after your meal. Easy ample parking too."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We didn't know what to expect at Q Haute, other than that it was a 'fancy restaurant'. When we arrived, the host and servers greeted us and explained that the meal would be "whatever the chef felt like making tonight" - which was exactly what we wanted! Every course was art as well as food…and the food was a surprising blend of flavors in every bite. Our servers were very attentive, kept us laughing and explained what every dish was and how it was made. Just before dessert arrived, they offered us a tour of the kitchen and introduced us to the chef - a very cool experience! When we got back to our table, dessert had arrived…and I can definitely get behind any restaurant that serves two courses of dessert, both chocolate!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Our visit to Q Huate resulted in us consuming the most beautiful food of our lives. Each course of the multi-course chefs menu (with accompanied wine pairings) drew from the previous, with more and more intense flavours and textures. The server explains each dish and wine, explaining how it is made, what to look for, how to eat it, and the reason for pairing the wines with the plates. After the main courses, we were treated to a quick tour of the kitchen which really pushed things over the top. Amazing!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Enjoyable lunch with a view from window table; the Peace Bridge and park paths bordering the Bow R. Service relaxed and knowledgeable. Express lunch special - kale salad, salmon patty, lentils was good. Dessert- a refreshing lemon small plate. A bit pricy so I would go back for a special occasion lunch."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "1st time in Q Haute - we had out of town guests (foodies) and we all thouroughly enjoyed the experience of Q. Service was excellent - the facility tour before dessert was an added touch indicating pride in the staff and chef. The take away menu was an added touch. Would recommend Q."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday based on a friend's referral and it was a huge hit! I find food in Calgary is usually not worth the price but was very happy here based on the quality of food and the level of attention and service. Favourites were the edible rocks and buttermilk peas. Will be back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the special treatment from the waiters and enjoyed the delicious food!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Did not know what to expect as I usually do not visit set menu restaurants, all I can say is you can go out for dinner everywhere but dining here is definitely something different and an experience. It was a 2.5 hr discovery of tastes and I found it quite interesting and my partner loved it. It is not inexpensive but when you think of the prep time they spend to make this experience you will see why. Far from ordinary."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It really deserves Michelin stars. One day if I leave Calgary, the only reason I might miss the city must be the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I'd forgotten how wonderful Q-Haute lunch express is, and treated myself to two visits in a row. The service is always wonderful and the lunch menu is one of the best kept secrets in downtown. The view makes each visit a relaxing experience, and the staff is always ready to please. For folks with gluten sensitivity, the kitchen accommodates like never before. Instead of telling you which dishes are gluten friendly, there are so many options the service staff point out the few selections that have gluten. I'm tempted to make a third visit but will save for a rainy day. Thanks Q for the view, food, atmosphere, service, selection and overall experience!!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I love the elegant ambient of this place, the great service and the excellent food."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I've only had lunch here but the food and service have been great every time."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed the feeling of surprise with every new dish. Josh & the rest of the staff were excellent in keeping us informed & entertained on the origin & genesis of each plate. This is a place where people think outside the box when it comes to food. I'm looking at my pine tree in a completely different way now! The food was the flavourful and we each had our favourites. Thank you for the kitchen tour. We can easily say we've never had a dining experience like this before and will be talking about it for weeks & months to come."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had a table beside the fire place looking out over the trees beside the Bow River. Even on a dreary day the space is bright and open with big windows. The service is professional, relaxed and friendly. The $15 express lunch is a great deal for delicious food. A great spot to celebrate a special day, lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This is amazing restaurant complete with great food, great service and a fantastic view of the river! Special care is taken to make each guest feel special and the staff just can't do enough to make you feel important! The express lunch menu is fantastic and the food is wonderful! I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We took our parents for Mother's Day brunch. Booked ahead as it can sell out. $43 a person included juice and coffee. The buffet had a nice selection of gourmet items and things we hadn't tried before such as bison tenderloin. There was an omelette station as well as a dessert table and chocolate fondue. We will probably book again next year. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My other half and I went to the Q Haute Cuisine hoping for a GREAT dinning experience and that's EXACTLY what we got. The staff were absolutely amazing, friendly and very knowledgable about their food and drinks menu. I would recommend this restaurant every time and actually have recommended it to several of my friends already. You definitely get what you pay for. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My friends and I always enjoy Q Haute. The food, the service and the overall experience is beyond outstanding. This is one of the best restaurants for food quality and consistency. The presentation is impeccable, the service is stellar, and the food quality and taste is intriguingly delicious. They put unique spins on their dishes, and have a fine grasp of using food tools that take their food to the next level. Between sous vide meats, their reverse griddle and their spherical bubbles of sauces - your mouth is always surprised and pleased with the explosion of flavors. Excellent!! It always keeps us coming back... I'm already looking forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Every time we go, it is just truly amazing. Never had better service anywhere, better food, or a more special dinner out than at Q Haute"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We have always found the food and service here to be top quality. Dont even have to look at the menu, whatever they bring out will be fantastic. It isnt a cheap night out but well worth splurging for that special night out."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We were married at Q Haute Cuisine last April and was very impressed with the food and service so we decided to go back for our 1st anniversary. We were delighted that Marcello remembered us and greeted us with a smile, taking us to our table, explaining the dinner menu and providing us with our drinks. The menu was superb and service outstanding. Our table was at a window near the fireplace and the ambiance was wonderful. The dinner was served over a 2.5 hour period and each course was explained in detail and the food delightful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to spend a romantic evening together and can appreciate great food. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Simply Amazing! It was a phenomenal 2.5 hours dinning experience! Service was awesome especially Stuart and Josh, I'm so impressed of how knowledgeable they are for every courses they serve us. Food was marvelous and creative! Wine pairing fits perfectly. Thank you chef! We also had a tour of the kitchen before our desserts, which is a very unique experience. I've already recommended to some of my friends. Will definitely come back! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My wife and I decided to try Q Haute based on a recommendation from a relative who had eaten there. It was everything we had hoped for - excellent food, service and atmosphere. We discovered flavours we had never before tasted and they were paired perfectly with just the right wines. Highest compliments!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The menu at this restaurant is defintely geared towards foodies - with no a la carte offerings, and two tasting menus, it's not designed for the picky eater. That said, when asked if there were any allergies or strong prefrences at the table, we specified that one of our party disliked goat cheese, and goat cheese made an appearance in one of the courses anyway (which the server was unapologetic for). The wine list here is only ok, with a fair amount of selection in the upper price range, but not much in the way of more modest offerings (when I selected a wine at a $60 price point, the server told me it was not good and I should try a different one - at a $100 price point). The food itself was inventive, but not particularly well executed."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I am always so impressed by the service and the excellent food at Q Haute it's a sure win. If you have a business lunch and need a quiet atmosphere with excellent service this one is a winner. It's also perfect for a romantic evening dinner with a special someone you want to impress. The staff are so professional and the kitchen are performing some kind of wizardry to prepare such an amazing combination of flavours executed so flawlessly. Love, love, love it!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The Chef's surprise dinner is an unparalleled food experience. Food is treated as an art form at this restaurant. For me, it was the most interesting meal since eating at L'Atelier de Joel Robichon in Paris. This is easily one of the best restaurants in Calgary."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed the Natura 5-course menu - with amuse-bouche, palate cleansers and courses, it was a 3 hour dining experience! The service was outstanding. The food was delicious, thoughtful and delightful in its presentation. Thank you Chef!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Haute cuisine describes this restaurant perfectly. The dishes were presented beautifully, ingredients are used creatively, and the cutting edge techniques make this a foodie's dream. The kitchen tour was fantastic and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I never worry when I take an important business associate or best friend to Q. The food is well prepared and thoughtfully displayed with just the right portion size to enjoy the meal and not be uncomfortable by the end. Service is impeccible with any special requests or concerns addressed. I enjoy my time here and people I bring always want to come back. Thank-you Chef for your creations."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Definitely one of the best and most innovative restaurants in the city!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "One of my favourite restaurants in Calgary. Service is always exceptional, and the food is a different experience every time. The dining experience is never disappointing. Been there twice now and both experiences have been great!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Service staff is well trained and extremely professional. I had barley with beef cheek, and berry panna cotta for desert. Food quality, diversity, presentation, all aspects are top-notched and deserve a big applause. They are very accommodating; the menu gives good value for the money. I commend them for the daring and well-executed menu. The food scene in Calgary is a conglomerate of tops and bottoms, but this restaurant stands out. I almost have no words to describe this restaurant and my experience. I give a straight 10 out of 10."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The service was excellent, but the salmon cake was similar to a slightly rubbery frozen salmon burger from COSTCO. The small accompanying salad was excellent, as were the tiny dessert and bread. I wonder whether the salmon cake had been ready for some time before serving. I imagine the food is better from the tasting menu. I left feeling fairly unsatisfied, but again, the service was excellent!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A wonderful experience ! We were there for the big taste calgary dinner ! $35 3 courses dinner you've definitely get more than what you have paid ! Each dishes gave you full of surprised ! Delicated food from presentation to taste, it was a great experience ! Waiters also very attentive n superb friendly ! Another unexpected experience was we were invited to have a kitchen tour n a demotration of making n tasting a apricot dessert! It was a great fun! Amazing dessert course... 10times more than what we've expected ! I would say Must go and try yourself ! Thank you so much ! We left with a big smile ;) !"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Brought my son for his birthday and he was blown away! We were treated with the best service. Food was amazing!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Good food, good service and good for special occasion."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "As a group, it was perfect and it didn't take too long for our service. The restaurant was a little dead when we went (Wednesday over lunch) but the vibe was upscale and pleasant. Our food was great and the presentation on dessert was gorgeous. Would definitely recommend for corporate groups and special events!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed going to Q Haute. I have been for a special event, for lunch, brunch, and dinner. Not only is the food excellent but it is also creative. The service is outstanding and the waiters always know exactly what is plated and describe each course to the last detail. At the same time the service is fun, there is a nice lightness between customer and staff that goes along way to building a rapport and a better dining experience. This restaurant is one at which I will continue to dine. It is a truly great all round experience."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Waiter was professional , food were amazing , definitely gonna eat here again !"
    Dined on 3/10/2014