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Raw Bar by Duncan Ly
Raw Bar by Duncan Ly

Raw Bar by Duncan Ly Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hotelarts.ca
  • Email: rawbar@hotelarts.ca
  • Phone: (403) 206-9565
  • Hours of Operation: Sundays:

    Monday - Thursday:
    Dinner: 5:00pm – 10:30pm
    Cocktails: until 11:00pm

    Friday & Saturday
    Dinner: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
    Cocktails: until 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Duncan Ly
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Raw Bar by Duncan Ly
Now coined Raw Bar by Duncan Ly, the makeover celebrates Executive Chef Duncan Ly’s Vietnamese background as well as his innovative interpretations of Vietnamese cuisine. Many recipes will be inspired by Chef Ly’s early upbringing but refined with his own personal flare based on his classical training and exposure to diverse culinary influences.

The new look and cuisine will pair nicely with Raw Bar’s reputation as one of the top cocktail lounges in the country. Since opening in 2006, Raw Bar has spearheaded Calgary’s cocktail culture, creating unique drinks and setting the gold standard for other bartenders to follow.

When summer returns in 2014, Raw Bar by Duncan Ly will add daytime hours and will service the poolside oasis at Hotel Arts.

To find out more information on the offerings of Raw Bar by Duncan Ly, please visit: http://www.hotelarts.ca/dining/raw-bar/.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Kristina brings her uber-talented skills as a mixologist and warm personal manner to Raw Bar in a way that makes guests feel welcome and special. The cocktails are works of art! Our server Charlotte was also excellent."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food was outstanding and very original. They call it Asian Fusion. The beef carpacio was spicy, tender and delicious. Not extremely impressed by the 5 oz pour of the wines by the glass. Selection could be better and 5 oz is just a shot."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Raw Bar was an amazing dinner experience, from the refreshing cocktails to the appy's to the mains. Recommend anyone to eat here!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was very good! The dessert was enormous - more than enough to share. Great atmosphere - they even had live music which was nice cause it wasn't too loud. Love the decor."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Raw Bar by Duncan Ly is a good place for people who happen to be attending an event at the Hotel Arts, the hip who want an exciting bar scene or people like me, the hungry who want delicious food. Duncan Ly's food never disappoints and is always delicious, surprising and elegant. I'm glad we went and it was fun to watch the scene in this action-packed and newly renovated space in the Hotel Arts."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Visited on the Saturday evening after Valentine's Day. They continued to offer the special tasting menu. All five courses were excellent and the service was impeccable. Great variety of designer cocktails. Recent update to the decor is an evolutionary improvement. Duncan came to our table side after the meal - we were celebrating our engagement 13 years ago at Catch (one of his previous stops in Calgary). Fantastic evening all around - thank you Duncan and the staff at Raw Bar!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The service was amazing and the food was art. Lovely homemade chocolates for Valentine's special. The atmosphere was perfect for couple dining."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Celebrated Valentines with my girl, modern room with house music. Lots of share plates with a Vietnamese, Chinese influence. Had the Beef Bun, Sweet and Sour Shrimp and the Sweet Potato Spring Rolls to start. Great execution and flavours. Mains - my girl had the Salmon and I had the Soy Noodle Bowl. Same thing here, my girl enjoyed the crispiness of the salmon skin and the rich flavours of the broth for the noodle dish was superb. We had a share plate of dessert and a glass of wine each and the bill was $110. Pretty hard to find value like this in DT Calgary. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The revised menu at Duncan Ly's Raw Bar is well worth a visit: the only difficult thing is trying to narrow down what to choose (and our server was able to provide several choices.) Live music made it a little difficult to hear everyone at the table, so if you are hoping to concentrate on your companions and not your food, you might want to find out if there is someone playing when you'll be there. Good thing we were too busy eating to spend too much time chatting, and the Hotel Arts provides seats in the lobby where we could catch up (and catch our breaths) after stuffing ourselves with several of the wonderful starters and the always delicious Pad Thai."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We have always had a wonderful experience at Raw Bar! We are so impressed with the food and the ambiance of the restaurant. We often ask ourselves why we don't go more often!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We booked our reservation at Raw Bar by Duncan Ly to celebrate a close friends birthday. The experience was AMAZING! The staff here really know how to make you welcome and looked after. What they are doing here with the food is wonderful. "Vietmodern" is such a great way to describe the style of food here. If you are going, you HAVE to have the steamed buns. Talk about addicting!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We had dinner at Raw Bar on Tuesday evening--the food was delicious and our waitress was fantastic--she was very professional, friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu. The manager came to our table at the end of the meal to ask us if we had enjoyed the food--that was a nice touch. We will definitely eat here again and would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • ".... and the renovated interior is very cool. We will be back."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "The food was good, however extremely over priced for what it was. I do not recommend the oysters, they were very small and only 6 for $18!! Not worth it! Very disappointing. However, the pad Thai was great!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food was very good and we look forward to trying it again."
    Dined on 11/9/2013