Business luncheon was very good
Service, food and ambiance were all excellent. Our server Jason and his compatriots did an admirable job of keeping on top of things without being obtrusive. The rooms are large enough but not so large that they get overly noisy, so this was great for a business lunch where we needed to hear one another during conversation.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Came to eat here again with a first-timer... she loved it just as I do.
The lunch menu prices are also very nice.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Elegant and expensive
Definitely a special occasion place. Classy, refined, dainty and delicate. Beautiful view of the park and the peace bridge. Super comfy chairs allow you to linger and savour your meal. You can actually hear your companion talk without hearing others around you. Portions are small; it eez French, non? Chi chi frou frou all the way!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Mother's Day Brunch
Don't know how often this event is hosted ?annually) but it was a nice brunch and staff were all outstanding. Food was excellent, a lot of variety for anyone - because it was Mother's Day - lots of little kids but they seemed to enjoy the food too. Desserts were great - a lot to choose from. The carving station was very nice - I didn't try everything because quite honestly there were too many things to try - the salads looked great and I was sorry I missed that table. The only issue was that perhaps the area where the food was served was a bit cramped however, they may have had limitations as to the set up - nothing that was a total deal breaker.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mothers Day Brunch
Had a great experience, all staff went out of their way to be friendly and offer spectacular service.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mothers Day Bruch excellence
My first time here was for Mothers day brunch buffet.
Everything was perfect, the food and service could not have been better.
They even gave us a complimentary kids buffet because my daughter hardly ate anything, not because she didn't like it, she never eats in restaurants.
I can't wait try try a date here
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best dining experience ever!
We were in Calgary recently and we tried a few different restaurants. A few were very good but none compared with the total dining experience at Q Haute. The food was spectacular but it was the combination of the food, service and ambience that made the whole experience unforgettable. For this quality of food and service I would pay any price but thankfully you don't have to own your own company to dine here. We will be able to afford to come back again and again. There is no review that can prepare you for the experience because its that unbelievably amazing. To top off our evening we were given a tour of the kitchen which is unheard of in the fine dining community. If you want to impress your significant other, definitely go!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy 18th BD
We took our daughter to the Q Haute Cuisine for her special day!
The attention to my requests were outstanding.
It was a wonderful evening and everyone enjoyed it!!
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good, very well prepared and exquisitely served. Service was excellent, the staff were attentive and very congenial.
All in All an very memorable dinner!
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
QHaute was a pretty nice restaurant. RIght when we walked up the stairs, they greeted us by name and said Happy Birthday to my wife. They sat us right by the window which is quite nice. The service was very professional as well.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A- List. Highly Recommended. Some of the best fine dining anywhere. They know you by name. The service is first-class. Expect the best. The food is innovative and creative. The dining room is understated with the focus on you, table presentation and, of course, the food. Go and you'll feel like a dignitary of some sort. Expen$$$$ive.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Difficult to find the right words. This was simply my favorite Calgary dining experience of my life. We had the most wonderful evening filled with unique, mind-boggling food and lovely staff.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Highlight of my year
Celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary here. I don't honestly know if I've ever had food as carefully prepared, or as carefully served and attended. It was a fantastic experience. I'm now looking for an excuse to get back without waiting for another anniversary. In fact, I left wishing I could come back the very next day!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful Restaurant, Steep Prices
We were celebrating our first anniversary. I hadn't realized that Q Haute only had the two set tasting menus, so it was a bit steeper bill than we had imagined. With that said, it was a memorable experience and the service was impeccable. We got a kitchen tour and were impressed by the banana mousse in the liquid nitrogen. Having said that, I wouldn't go back, based on the fact that I think $90 a head is ridiculous and if I'm going to spend a small mortgage on a meal I'd prefer more laid back atmospheres like Una, or Boxwood. I may, however, return for the $15 express lunch.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is was fine and fun experience.
It is was fine and fun experience. It is not so much traditional restaurant, it is more culinary entertainment or show.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
something really quite special.
Fascinating, extraordinary and delicious..like a gastronomique Cirque du Soleil. Go at least once in your life! Calgary has no where else like this! We are foodies, cook frequently at home and eat out, and this blew our minds and palates!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I different experiance
Our first time there and fully enjoyed. From the 'first bite', to the tomatoe plant, to visiting the kitchen, to the great food! Give this place a try.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in Calgary
This is a terrific restaurant. The tasting menu approach provides a cross-section of flavors and textures in perfect portion sizes, with an exquisite attention to detail. We added a wine pairing that made for a great evening dining experience. Service was top-notch. A definite must-go-to restaurant in Calgary.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Dining Experience
Q Haute Cuisine provides a unique dining experience. The staff perform as a team to make your evening a very special event. We had the four course meal with wine pairings. Chef Michele Aurigemma's unique menu was both visually appealing and a pleasure for the palate. As each course arrived at our table the wonderful staff described what we were about to enjoy. After we had finished the third course we were taken on a tour of the kitchen where we were greeted by Chef Michele Aurigemma himself. My wife and I had a wonderful evening. If you are looking for a real dining experience rather than just a meal I would highly recommend Q Haute Cuisine.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceeded our expectations!
My husband and I chose this restaurant on a whim and had not heard anything about it but we wanted to go somewhere romantic and special to celebrate our first anniversary. The food was outstanding and the service was exceptional! We even got to go back and see the kitchen where they showed us around the freezer (and all of the fresh meat and produce they use) and we even got a little sample as well. The whole experience was wonderful and it was a good thing we weren't in a hurry because for a 7 course meal it took almost 3 1/2 hours so if you are looking to go and have a true culinary experience and celebrate with someone special this is the place for you! We have already recommended it to others and will definitely be going back!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My only negative comment on
My only negative comment on the evening would be that although all of the staff were excellent they were a bit aggressive when we first sat down and didn't give us a chance to exchange a few words with each other. Then at the end of the evening after the desert when we could have used some coffee they were nowhere to be seen.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A MUST on list of To-Do in Calgary
Food is definitely more expensive than your usual night out, but it is definitely worth it. If you have a special event or a romantic outing, this is the place you should be saving up for. The staff are all friendly, and if you are new to fine dining the staff is very helpful and polite. If you want to impress that special someone make this your final destination. The food is outstanding as always and the menu changes monthly to match the seasons freshest ingredients. At the end of the meal they also give a tour of the kitchen briefly where you will be able to meet the head Chef and team in the kitchen. Be sure to give them a giant thank you, but two bites into your meal you will have already wanted to meet the genius behind it ! Great stop
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic and Friendly Spot.
Great food, friendly service and customized and personalized touch every service. We felt welcomed and appreciated. The personalized touch and tour of the kitchen was the highlight for my friend. We love at the Q!!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food and service
Can't go wrong dining here. Best atmosphere, service, and food.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, Q'Haute is such a pleasure to go have lunch at! I love this place.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious and creative. The wine pairing for each the courses was outstanding. The service was excellent. A quick tour of the kitchen was a great highlight. All the factors together made a great evening! Walked out of there with a flower and a smile. :)
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best we have been to!
We travel frequently to Europe and the US and have only found one restaurant that is comparable in quality of the food creations and service- Louis XV in Monte Carlo, Monaco! Q Haute Cuisine is our local gem and is well worth the visit!
You are welcomed by the friendly staff at the restaurant and then are given a memorable dining experience with very knowledgeable servers- the fantastic preparations of Chef Michele Aurigemma. He uses the Sous-Vide method of cooking his fish and duck breast which results in the most delectable we have had. We had the four course plus one with wine pairing that was to die for.
Thank you Chef Michele Aurigemma and everone who made our occasion a memorable one!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best restaurant in Calgary!
Q Haute tops all restaurants in Calgary and continues to change, adapt/update and create delicious food combinations to stay current with the worldly trends. Molecular gastronomy is what's new at Q right now. I have never been disappointed in the food here out of all the times I've eaten here. It should definitely receive a Michelin Star Rating!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect in every way!
I booked Q Haute online and made a special request in that booking. Everything that I had requested was provided...and more!
The setting is great, the service exemplary, the food unbelievable and the kitchen tour - icing on the cake! Both my guest and I had an excellent evening and are full of praise for this wonderful experience. It use Canadian terms such as Awesome just is not good enough. Thank you Q Haute.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a wonderful experience, they even gave us a tour of their immaculate kitchen!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is an excellent restaurant for celebrating special occasions. The restaurant setting is elegant yet comfortable. The food is outragously good, the presentation is nice and different/special (shows the Chef's artful tastes) the service is exceptional, toward the end of your meal, they include a kitchen tour which is amazing. I will never forget the evening.
This is a high end restaurant, therefore, it is pricy. We will definitely return but may not be often.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Express lunch for $15 was awesome. Nice variation on soup du jour, and salads to start. Lunch meal was perfectly portioned. Duck confit was rich and flavourful. Dessert was extra but my friends enjoyed a peach chiffon dessert, and a coconut gelato they said were delicious.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous as Usual!
Every time I come here, I always receive excellently prepared and innovative food paired with outstanding service.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
It s very memorable birthday
It s very memorable birthday for my wife , the food and service was WOW . Next time I will return for the chef tasting menu .
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Daughter and I had a very
My Daughter and I had a very enjoyable dining experience, the service was excellent and the wait staff was very friendly.
The presentation of the food was very pleasing to the eye.Thank you for a wonderful evening.We will definitely do this again.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great lunch at Q Haute. It was for my drafter's last day and we wanted to show him how much we appreciated his time with our team. He enjoyed his lunch very much and so did everyone else. The only partially negative comments we had were... I had the orecchiette which I had never had before. I can understand al dente pasta, and I can understand overcooked pasta. I got a mix of al dente and perfectly cooked pasta. We all got a different dessert and some comments were that the desserts were lacking flavour. Mine was not. I had read reviews saying the same thing, so I chose a chocolate dessert. :) But $15 to get lunch (not including drink or dessert) at a fine restaurant, how can you go wrong?
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing gastronomical experience
Q Haute never disappoints! We've been supporting this venue for years. We had our rehearsal dinner at La Caille on the Bow, back 17 years ago. We have been back many times over the past 17 years, and it's always a real treat. Q Haute has really been experimenting with different techniques (sous vide, reverse griddle, spherical balls...etc.) and it's always fun, watching them prepare and amaze their diners with these tasty treats. Our dinner companions have never been there before, and were blown away by the experience.
Thanks Q Haute - you guys are a real treat, keep up with wowing your diners with amazing food! We'll be back for more! :)
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is just amazing, there is so much passion put into every dish. Service is awesome, food is awesome!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I will return each season!
My wife and I had been to Q before, but not for about two years; we went for her birthday dinner on September 7th and we both were impressed by all the great changes.
First, we love Chef Surprize menus, and Q offered 3 or 5 courses. (We were told that for Fall/Winter this will change to 4 or 7.) Second, all possible ingredients are from Alberta or BC, so everything was fresh and local.
Third, the Chef clearly is inspired by the Molecular Gastronomy movement so the meats and fish are cooked sous vide, and other dishes are "freeze-grilled" and such. It makes everything very different from your normal high gastronomy.
In sum: great meal, the wine pairing was excellent, and the service was impeccable, friendly and knowledgeable. Bravo!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I stopped going to Q-Haute when I tried a gluten-free diet two years ago. At the time, they accommodated with rice crackers but it was a small gesture compared to other establishments. I liked the $15 express lunch but tired of the same menu.
Fast-forward two years. A more functional renovation is brighter than the dark wood of days past. The express menu has changed but the reasonable price for starter and entree remains in tact. They remembered my GF request and had home-baked cranberry raisin bread. The service was outstanding as always and our server pointed out which menu items were GF friendly and which were not. The salmon cake was slightly salty, the lamb was perfectly cooked. Beautiful presentation. Merci beaucoup!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the $15 express lunch
Love the $15 express lunch set. The strawberry panna cotta was one of the best desserts I have ever had! It made my day!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never lets you down.
I hate writing outstanding reviews because it may mean my favorite spot may be busier next time. This place is a true experience that hasn't let us down yet. Throw in the Costco deal and you can't lose. Very accomodating staff and chef. No complaints, well maybe parking, but this place is worth it.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was out third time at Q-Haute. Each time they elevate the service, food and atmosphere.
They ensure you have a wonderful dining experience and have wonderful memories of the time spend at their establishment.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful Culinary Experience
We had a wonderful time at Q Haute this weekend. There was so many taste experiences. The service as great. Creative cooking techniques made every course a taste adventure. Every plate was explained to us as it was served. We were given a tour of the kitchen (one of our favorite parts of the evening). They also were very accommodating to our allergy needs. A great date night!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative 7 course tasting menu with many iron chef style presentations and techniques, like foams, purees, liquid nitrogen, sous vide, some dishes were superior; all while good. Long, meandering 3 1/2 hours. Service excellent and included kitchen tour that demonstrates some techniques.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Care and attention was shown to us for our food sensitivities, allergies and preferences. kudos to them! We'll be back!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I booked Q Haute for my partner's birthday which happened to be the same day as the due date for our son. The location is just wonderful with a beautiful view of Princess Island Park adds a lustrous touch to the scenery.
We were seated by the Maitre d and we were served beverages in no time. We did not want to have the entire course but that was not a problem at all. After we were served appetizers, it was clear we were in for a serious treat. Our server spared no expense in explaining every single item to us - from amuse-bouches to desserts, we were transported through Europe with incredible meals! It was a memorable experience and we'll be sure to go back!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Going Home With a Yellow Gerbara
Eating at Q Haute was an adventure in which delight and magic infused the night. Our server was informative, steeped with knowledge, humour, delight. Filled with joy. An artist. The individuals on our kitchen tour, as well, artists, who explained how they created the unparalleled food we ate. Sitting before a shimmering Bow River, sun setting in a stellar Alberta Sky, plate after plate of gastronomic creation, including duck with raw beet mascarpone, butternut squash and praline stuffed cannelloni topped with a crisp parmesan wafer, was in a word, stellar. During our feast of dessert, as a golden moon sat sentinel, we savoured sweet potato tuille, salted caramel ice cream, brandy gel. A yellow Gerbera reminds me of a night of sheer joy.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had a great
My husband and I had a great lunch at Q Haute. Food and service were great.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had the most
My husband and I had the most amazing dining experience. The staff could not have been more fabulous. The ambiance could not have been more perfect and the food just left us with the wow factor. The invite into the kitchen to see where the magic happens was tWe can not wait to return a great touch. We can't wait to return and definately will be reccomending to all our friends.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM