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Redwater Rustic Grille - Northwest
Redwater Rustic Grille - Northwest

Redwater Rustic Grille - Northwest Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redwatergrille.com
  • Phone: (403) 220-0222
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Eric Mah
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of complimentary parking surrounding the building, however please remember to get your complimentary 3 hour free ticket from one of the lot dispensers.
A word from Redwater Rustic Grille - Northwest
At Redwater Rustic Grille we’ve combined a dining atmosphere on par with the best restaurants of Calgary’s downtown core, with the convenience of an ideal location beside the Foothills Hospital in NW Calgary. The restaurant's décor and design complement the vibrancy and freshness of the food, making Redwater’s beautifully illuminated space one of the city's hottest dining destinations. Burnished cherry wood, soft lighting and large red club chairs in the centre of the room create an ambiance of casual refinement. Servers are warmly professional and their enthusiasm for great food and wine is infectious. This northwest neighborhood gem is also the proud recipient of the 2008 Wine Spectator award. Dress is smart casual. Please note hats are not permitted and we do not have highchairs/booster seats or children's menus.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We have been going to Redwater for years and have always had great food/service, so we will be back, however.This past Friday we made reservations for date night and our waitress was terrible. She interrupted us in mid-sentence at least 3 times.When our food came with the wrong sides and the sauce on my steak, we mentioned that the sides were wrong and she started to take the plates away.My husband asked if the sauce was correct, as I always order the same sauce, and she snapped that it was correct. She returned the plates with the sides corrected and the wrong sauce which I ate. She sort of threw the bill onto our table, and then came back once I had put my card down and wanted to know if she needed to wait for my husband to pay."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Took a girl here on a first date, normally I wouldn't go somewhere so pricey for that occasion but I've always wanted to try Red Water. Server was great, wish I could remember her name. Food was exceptional - ordered the crab cakes to start and the short rib ragu. Best pasta I've ever had. Good ambiance and decent prices for the quality of food you're receiving."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Very good food, a little expensive., a good ambiance. It was busy for a Wednesday night with several large groups that affected theservice."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Excellent evening out! The service was great and the food was superb. Lots of free parking"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We showed up and the initial reception was warm and friendly. Had a couple drinks, and my wife says the Caesars are the best - I had a Lemonaid, no canned stuff house made and awesome. I started with a chicken taco appy, my wife had the crab cakes and was raving about them, I usually don't like them but these were good - not overly fishy. My main was the braised boneless short rib over veggies and a side of mushrooms. The meat was soft and delicious packed with flavor - it came with a side of compound butter - totally not needed, I tried it and just shoved it aside. The mushrooms were warm and earthy, not overcooked or mushy - again usually I'm not a fan of them but these were outstanding... The bill was very reasonable, and we'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We celebrated a special occasion and found it to be gluten-friendly with attentive service and great food. The glassware was beautifully polished (a detail I always notice). The main entrees were a bit pricey, but I felt that I certainly received the quality I paid for."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My experience here was very underwhelming. Our waitress was disinterested, pushed my friend to have her soup before her entree when she had requested to have them together. Waitress also paid no attention to us after our main courses has been brought to the table. We had to physically get her to come to us. We ordered coffee and dessert. Expresso machine not working. Then we were waiting forever for dessert and when it came it was the wrong one. Waitress dismissed it and said she was sure we had ordered what had come. No apologies. Food was mediocre at best. The spices in the dish I had were not balanced and I my mouth was on fire. Nothing in the description of dish mentioned that kind of 'hot' spice. I would not recommend going here."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I have been here quite a number of times for lunch as it is convenient to work. Previous times had some timing issues with food being served within the hour. This occasion it was quick, service was attentive and food tasted great."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The food and wine were awesome. I met a friend for a meal and to catch up on what was going on in our lives. The room was comfortable and allowed us to sit and chat for a good long time."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Having fresh pickerel as the current catch made the difference. Pickerel is such a delicate fish it could have been less highly spiced, but it was still a delicious treat. Desserts were good-sized as well as very tasty."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "it is a great restaurant to dine out and have great pepole working over there. Restaurant need a person to answer the phone when we make a reservation. I don't have a problem to go on line and book myself but old people are not familiar with computer and if you don't reply back for reservation they will go somewere else."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Our waiter, Nick, was excellent. Very attentive and professional. Knew the menu and was able to make excellent suggestions when asked. Very personable. Made the evening fun! Thank you Nick for the great service!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Service was upbeat and timely. Gave us time to talk, enjoy wine and food before the football. All of thought it was a perfect place, noise level energetic but too loud. The seafood fetticini was a hit."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Food was fantastic and prepared with great care and attention to quality, freshness and presentation. Service was also attentive and excellent. Would definitely come back here with our group."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Reserved at red water to celebrate our 4 birthdays. Everything started off well. When it came to ordering/eating The restaurant was out of a few dishes. One of the appetizers we ordered was quite bland. When we ordered and received our entrees, 3 out 4 of them were cold and under cooked. Flavor was rather bland. When it came to the staff apologizing and compensating 4 ppl came to our table in a row. Which was too much. And I don't feel for what happened our bill was compensated enough. The atmosphere and presentation was very nice. But the restaurant definitely needs to pick up it's socks on their menu"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Our server was very friendly and accommodating to our dietary needs...the food was fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Excellent dinner. All attending enjoyed their selections. The lobster taco appetizer was amazing. Service was also excellent. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Delicious food! Great service although, the staff had not queued in that the humongous leather chairs are too low and too far from the table. Our table of 4 adults felt like we were kids sitting at "the big table". Probably great for those taller people. There were other types of tables in the restaurant that were better sized in relationship to the seating so you may want to consider requesting these."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The restaurant was somewhat empty even though it was dinner time. No complaints there as it would mean better and faster service. Not in this case. After the server took the order, he disappeared completely for the rest of the night. I believe he did come by to say "How is the food?" but there was no refills for water throughout the entire meal and the order for extra addon (prawns + scallops) was completely forgotten. I had to ask another server that was cleaning the nearby table for the forgotten order, which he brought in about 10 minutes. The food was average at best. Not to mention, my side dish (mushrooms) was not even warm. I would rather pay less and go to the Keg for better food and service."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Four of us went for a birthday celebration and had a great time. Our server Jody was very attentive and our meals prepared by chef Jamie-Lynn were all delicious. This is my favourite Redwater Rustic Grill location. We'll be back for sure."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Located in the corner of a strip mall within a 5 minute walk of the University oc Calgary campus, Redwater's modern interior is a nice surprise. The youthful, energetic staff are clearly well trained and service is friendly and efficient. The food is very good - I highly recommend the chicken taco appetizer, which was so good that I'm happy to return just to have them as my main. The only miss was the extremely uncomfortable wing back chairs. It's unlikely that the designer ever sat in those chairs for a meal, because they're horribly uncomfortable, and too low relative to the table. They're awkward to get into and out, and are too close to the table. This is the only issue preventing me from returning tonight."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Grabbed a last minute reservation at the Redwater - great food - great location! Had the Kale salad and Salmon - perfection. Other meals at the table were Ahi Tuna, Lamb Shank and Pasta - everyone loved it!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great taste combinations, fresh ingredients, short ribs melt like butter. Very good experience overall. A little pricey, but worth it."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed our food and the service was excellent - a pleasant evening"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Lovely, tasty food at Redwater Rustic Grill although my quinoa was a tad salty."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Better than a steakhouse, comfortable for a family night (our sons are adults), consistently delicious."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "HI There, We brought our grandparents there the other night thinking it would be a nice place. The server had such a thick accent our grandparents could not understand what he was saying. They didn't have beer on tap and then the manager came over to tell us what beers they did have. he was not even sure himself, kept saying i think we have this one and i think we might have this one. very un professional! telling us that bottled beer a was being short shipped and how they can't control that, so un appropriate. Kept focusing on what he didin't have, i was almost embarrassed for this place. The attitude/character of the server and manager were very odd for such a fancy "looking" place. Food was good, but I was not overly impressed."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Thank you for an absolutely wonderful dinner experience recently. I was going to order a different entree but chose the arctic char special instead. Outstanding! So was the steak my dinner partner ordered. We asked our server to please let the chef know how delicious our entrees were. Excellent experience all round. Thank you. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I have eaten at many RedWater locations in Calgary and absolutely love the food. This location didn't disappoint. For an appy we had the prawns, stuffed mushrooms and the meatballs- so delicious ! I had a 8oz tenderloin with the chili butter sauce- to die for! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone- make sure you make resos tho!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I booked Redwater on Uxbridge (16th Ave) for our 20th anniversary dinner. I requested a quiet table in my OpenTable reservation. Upon arrival our anniversary was acknowledged and we were given a nice, quiet table for two and complementary glasses of sparkling wine. Very nice! The was food great (shrimp appy, seafood pasta, filet mignon and sorbet dessert) and the service excellent. Couldn't ask for more!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was very good - some errors were made by the kitchen, however, when brought to our servers attention he had the corrected immediately. Very noisey (open high ceilings) but seems to be the going atmosphere for resturants now. Will definitly be back and recommend to others."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Service was a little slow otherwise very good dining experience"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Ordered my steak rare, but it came close to well done. Shows the chefs weren't paying attention to what they were doing at all to overcook a rare steak this much. Veggies were heavily salted. Manager was nice enough to compensate half the price, but they should have compensated the whole thing."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Would have liked to be able to have the music played a little louder.. think it was nice dining music but too low to tell. Otherwise a very nice dining experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The music was very loud, but the staff were very accommodating and turned the volume down. After the volume was down it was most enjoyable. We have been here on many occasions and always been very happy with food and service. I recommend this location as well as Aspen and Macleod Trail locations all the time. We have never been disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant many times and have always enjoyed it. They've made some changes on the menu....not so sure I like the changes. The bruchetta was not as good as before and the vegetable quinoa could use a flavour boost, but all in all the meal was satisfying."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Tired menu. Nothing appealed to us. Dark, but it hides the aging decor. Amateurish service. Waitress actually interrupted conversation several times to ask us how it was going. "How's it going. Oh, no worries". Went there against our better instincts, as last time a drunk lady had a very loud argument with her mother at her table that went on for 45 minutes, and no staff approached her to calm down or leave. They watched in amusement while this person ruined everyones evening. There's a reason why the Keg next door is packed 365 days a year, and this place barely fills one seating. Never again. Never."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Requested a private table, got it. Asked for no ice in my water , replaced with very chilled water. Obviously, I don't want very chilled if I want no ice. Asked for a spare glass so I could have sparkling water, had to ask 3 different ladies. The servers all seemed to hurry around but did not take a minute to stand still or look at us , especially our server, she left after she quickly attended our table. No ketchup was offered, asked for it, very small, wanted more but our server left quickly before we could ask. My ravioli which was $17 or $18 was hard, a film of uncooked pasta , fries were not hot at all and seemed re- heated. Yellow tomato on sand. , SOUR, BADLY SOUR. Two clients who drove in from Edm.. Return, no."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I felt the portions were small and I was still hungry. We came at 5:00 when it opened and there was a staff meeting or something like that so we sat with water and menus for quite awhile before our order was taken. We were going to find out about the basement room for my husband's Christmas party but decided it was probably going to be a good choice as they have some hearty eaters and would be hungry after the size of the portions. We figured the wine was quite impressive but that would probably be something that was pushed at a Christmas party so would be too expensive. I think we will stick to the Keg."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Service very poor, food average, my beef tenderloin was fine, the lamb shank dry Noisy and had to wait 10 minutes to find someone who could retrieve our coats! "
    Dined on 6/5/2014