Redwater Rustic Grille - Aspen Estates
Redwater Rustic Grille - Aspen Estates
  • Address:
    114 - 326 Aspen Glen Landing SW
    Calgary, AB T3H 0N5
    Neighborhood:
    Aspen / Strathcona / West Springs
  • Cuisine:
    Californian
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Redwater Rustic Grille - Aspen Estates

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redwatergrille.com/
  • Phone: 4036866731
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm - Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Californian
  • Executive Chef: James Delong
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We are pleased to offer catering for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Please inquire with Jackie for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: We are pleased to host all types of special functions. Our Private Dining room accommodates 16 or we can book out sections of the restaurant or lounge. Please contact us for details . Please note that there is an 18% gratuity added to parties of 8 or more.
  • Private Party Contact: Jackie Campbell 4036866731
  • Entertainment: In our lounge there are two TV screens that broadcast all of the Calgary Flames hockey games.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 85th Street and 17th Ave SW
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Parking lot in front of restaurant, additional parking available in underground parkade.
A word from Redwater Rustic Grille - Aspen Estates
Redwater Rustic Grille’s market driven menu is a fresh interpretation of contemporary West Coast Cuisine with signature dishes and innovative creations. A favorite destination for wine-lovers and foodies alike, Redwater’s wine menu features specialties from smaller boutique wineries, many of which are not found elsewhere in the city. The large selection of wine complements the executive chef's menu of seasonal robust dishes. Canadian Coral, soft lighting, the contemporary lounge and the large glass wine cellar enclosing the private dining room; creates an ambiance of casual refinement. Servers are warmly professional and their enthusiasm for great food and wine is infectious. Redwater is a proud recipient of the 2007, 2008 & 2009 Wine Spectator Awards. Dress: Smart Casual. Please note hats are not permitted in the restaurant and we do not have highchairs/booster seats or childrens menus.
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Redwater Rustic Grille - Aspen Estates reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (50)scenic view (43)special occasion (41)great for outdoor dining (38)fit for foodies (30)good for groups (24)notable wine list (23)romantic (22)great for lunch (22)great for brunch (15)kid-friendly (13)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Overall a good neighbourhood spot.
    AspenDweller
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Overall this was a good place to go for a special meal. The staff were pleasant and the ambiance was good. Just a couple of hick ups during our meal...my drink had a fruit fly in it, and the refill of water is not automatic. The server did replace my drink when we showed her. We had to get the servers attention to both show her the drink and later on to ask for more water. In both cases we waited for some time, as we expected to see her come by the table to check on us, which she failed to do. Still a good experience, but a bit more attention to detail around service is probably worth reminding the team on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lost its appeal
    Travelers
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is the 3rd time we've been here. We like its close to where we live however we've noticed its food quality has slipped the last year. The AHI tuna I had was poorly done with a Cajun spice that was the farthest thing to compliment Tuna .. not sure how that every got approved to be served. We'll wait 6 months before returning and then only go for appies and wine to see if anything has changed for the better in food quality.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place to get together
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had blunch there on terrace. Waiter and waitress are very friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed time greatly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    Runner28VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Requests for simple things like parmesan cheese and bread were very slow. The cheese came near the end of the meal. It is too bad because we do dine at the Aspen location quite a bit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A loud and disappointing evening!
    Adventuringone
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went with friends for what we'd hoped would be a quiet evening over the Labour Day weekend, and were very disappointed. The restaurant was almost full and it was very loud. Curiously, the music seemed to also be louder than usual, which only added to the lack of ambience. A woman at another table behind us was definitely not using an inside voice and so until she left, we were treated to most of her conversation. While the food was ok (not great) we won't be back! There are much better places to eat in the area where you don't have to shout over the din.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Notquite
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Acceptable venue without any outstanding features. Food is of a good standard generally but the menu seems planned for long term rigidity; after three visits in six months, there is little urge to return. Service overall is amateurish - at times invisible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    degranaVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    When we arrived we found out it was $20 wine night. That is right $20 for a bottle of wine. The food and service was amazing. I can't eat gluten and they always do there are a lot of options for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rilloak
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    had a great time here. the food was very good, service was excellent, we couldn't have been more pleased with our evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gave it another try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    When this restaurant first opened in Aspen I was a frequent diner. It slowly changed as I felt that the dining experience was not worth the cost. Yesterday I thought I would give the restaurant another shot. I ordered a chicken sandwich with a side salad (no dressing). The sandwich tasted fine but the lettuce in the salad was slimy and wilted and so gross I couldn't eat it. We never saw the waitress until we were essentially done. I felt very uncomfortable having to say something but decided it best to point out the salad and she never asked whether I wanted a new one or even really acknowledged my issue. Lunch was $80 for two people and I thought I would get better service and food. Very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Comfortable patio location
    Food4fun
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Nice to go for the patio. Unfortunate, you can't make a reservation for the patio
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Nadine
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My 11 year old son loves this restaurant which in itself says a lot since he is a picky eater! The stuffed meatballs are his favorite and the service staff are always friendly with him! We will definitely be back to test out a few more menu items!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    NaHu
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I've been to this RedWater Grill several times. This time the service was extremely poor, food took 90 minutes from ordering with limited communciation except it was "coming" told to us repeadedly every 10 minutes or so. The food was obivously forgotten and rushed so that when sent it out it was less then adequate. I've worked in the industry and am familiar with occurrences such as this, I rarely send things back because I can understand how a Friday night can be so busy. However, my food was uneatable and I had to send it back. By the time my food was back everyone else was basically finsihed with what they wanted to eat. An additional 20 minutes for the VISA machine to pay. Over two hours was more then enough to want to leave
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding evening
    Happyann
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is by far our favourite Redwater Rustic Grill. The meal was outstanding and our guests from Arizona were very pleased. The service was very good and they were most accommodating to our requests for minor changes to our chosen entrees. The one complaint is that it was way too cold in there. Calgary does not seem to understand air conditioning and that there shouldn't be so much difference between outside and indoor temperatures; as quoted to me by an A/C specialist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celiac Heaven
    Nomnomnom
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Except for three, RedWater offers every item on their menu to be made gluten-free. Food was fantastic overall. Great atmosphere! A little upscale, but not intimidating. Unsure if there was an alternate entrance for the Aspen Estates location, but we had to take stairs to get to the Hostess Desk - possibly not friendly for people with mobility issues.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Redwater Grill - Aspen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food & service was terrific - the only disappointment was the weather, as we were really looking forward to sitting outside. I very much look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BDay dinner
    dlh8
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    New to Calgary, took my wife for her birthday. Her first time there, she loved it. The food, the service. The option while booking flowers on Open Table turned out to be a great touch, as they were sitting on the table waiting for her when we showed up. Between the manager, server and support staff, our glasses were always full and food arrived hot. Will be returning.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio perfect
    Happy2report
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Lunch on the patio on a glorious day is hard to beat!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Aspen Redwater
    YycSteakGuy
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Overall the restaurant is nice, new clean atmosphere, friendly waiter however the food does not warrant the price. Steak was tough, asparagus was undercooked and the roasted potatoes were stale and cold.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Patio Spot
    Luvwine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great Patio - both the food and service were excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and incomplete food order
    Disap0inted
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was ok, except that several ingredients in the Cobb salad were missing, and side orders never even showed up. No offer to comp anything. Took 2 requests and 30 mins to get the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Falls short
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    On the nice summer evening, we decided to return to the RRWG. In the past a favourite stop, but on this occasion the service left much to be desired. As usual the food, the view and room were excellent. An amazing restaurant. But the service...not what we have come expect. The staff seemed to be going through the motions, without passion. It was as if we were an afterthought. No presentation of specials, no smiles, no 'how was dinner as I paid the bill'. Our reception was simply flat. In one word-indifferent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dbluu
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    As a regular patron of this Redwater location, I've noticed the quality of the food and the level of service by the waiters has slipped a bit in the last few months. Too bad since it is a great location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Frequentdiner
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Two seafood meals undercooked - raw in the centre, one meat dish way over salted, music so load everyone was yelling. Staff was friendly.m
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great place great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    as soon as we walked in the door service was great and was great tell the moment we left , food was great as well , everyone was nice and super friendly I would definitely eat there again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    KelseaMVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This was my first time going to Redwater for brunch and I was pleasently surprised. They offered complimentary warm banana bread and mini yogurt parfaits! My only 'downfall' of the experience was that they serve Starbucks coffee, which is not my favourite...too strong! Overall the meal was well prepared and I would go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No happy birthday?
    Gigger
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Is it just me or is it Calgary. Why when we go to nice restaurants do they never offer a slice of dessert on the house. Back east this was standard practice but so far in he west, we are charged each time. It's a small thing but it matters to me!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Want it to be better
    Foodylover
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The last time I was here the service was so slow I swore I'd never come back again. Well, after almost a year I tried again. Service was better but still not great. Had to ask for bread and remind server about the wine I ordered. The delicious garlic butter is a thing of the past I guess. The food was okay overall. Appetizers were better than the entrees. Crab cakes very good. The caprese salad was drenched in oil and vinegar 1/4 of the bowl was liquid. My pasta was served warm but not hot. I want to like this restaurant because I used to love it. Now I have to say the food is okay, service okay, but not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The staff seems completely oblivious and untrained; this was not our first bad experience at the Redwater. The view from the patio is lovely, but the overall experience is mediocre.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We had the lobster tacos and they were excellent as was the chicken rotisserie.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiting
    Dining
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We hadn't been to this Redwater since shortly after they first opened. I figured the kinks would be worked out by now. They haven't. The menu is limited. The place was 2/3 empty at lunch on this Thursday but it took an excruciating amount of time to order and get food. My sons burger arrived burned to a crisp. What kind of dopey chef sends that out anyways? The other meals were slightly above average. Spectacular location, underwhelming food and service. What a waste. I will check back in two years to see if it has changed
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    It's been a while since we've had dinner at Redwater. After 2visits in 2 weeks, I'll have to shake my head with disappointment with both the service and the the quality of the food. We have always enjoyed this spot and really enjoyed the food and service, but with 2 disappointments in a row, we will hesitate before going back. The poor service was the largest issue. It was 15 min before we got a drink, water glasses were not refilled as needed. The waitress actually came to the table and finally filled 1 glass and promptly walked away with out bothering to top up the rest of the table. The food was ok, but not out and out yummy. We are sad about this, because it used to be great there.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad dining experience
    bibo
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The daily special was Arctic Char and seasonal vegetables were Asparagus. We ordered appetizers, salmon, an arctic char and I ordered the angus short rib. I was advised they might be out, but she would check. A few minutes later, she came back and told me they were out so I changed to the pork chop. Our appetizers arrived and just after we finished, the manager came by and told us they were now out of the arctic char, so that was changed to a salmon. Quite a while later our food finally showed up. The asparagus was changed to zucchini because they were now out of asparagus. The other diners said the salmon was ok (not great) and my pork chop was burnt on the outside and way overdone. Very disappointing experience
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We frequent Redwater Aspen as it is close and generally the food is great, The service and ambiance are usually good and this occasion I hope, was an exception. The salmon eggs benny is what I had. The eggs were rock hard, the salmon was in big chunks, the "potatoes" were short of horrible. Everything was cold and this seemed to be the way our table (of four) spent a sunday brunch. The potatoes seemed to be out of a bag that had been in the freezer for months. DEFINITELY not up to the expected standard. The waitress, although pleasant, was not attentive, nor helpful with the condition of the food. Last time we have brunch at Aspen Redwater
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Red Water
    dgillies
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    It was a delicious meal however delayed to a party that took priority and confused the kitchen on 2 of our 3 meals.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We had to wait for 2hrs for our food and then the orders were not correct with further delays. The servers were very fake in their apologies and did not care. Like to go there before but this was terrible
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet enough to talk...
    oysterfanVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I love loud, raucous restaurants...but I was looking for a place to take my parents where we could talk. And this was it...the booths provide a good, intimate setting but are large enough to accommodate 6 adults. The lobster tacos were good! A good stand-by restaurant when you don't feel like going downtown.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went to brunch on Father's Day. Overall food was good but for $6.00 extra per side of fruit, I expect something more than just plain melon with half a strawberry added. Also, while you know that things will be slower for a day like Father's Day, 45 minutes is too long to wait for breakfast with children.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    teegeeweegee
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    it was a perfect evening with fantastic service, excellent wine list and a really good vibe to the place. the Food was the highlight of the evening
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overdone steak
    Chateaubriand
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We like this restaurant's location and excellent brunch. Dinner, however, tends to be inconsistent. We were looking forward to a nice steak, and while my husband had a perfect medium rare tenderloin, mine was overdone and tough. The waitress did not check on us until well into the meal at which point I decided to try to enjoy what I had so we could eat together (the manager kindly offered us an apology and a dessert later, which we declined). This happened to me a couple of years ago as well, and two out of three steaks were so overdone the server brought them back. While there was a long wait for the new steaks, it turned out to be one of the best I've ever had. Such a shame that Redwater can't figure out consistency!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    Louielouie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Service was great. The food was good. My steak was a little rare but tasted really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.