I was treating my friend who
I was treating my friend who is celiac and my daughter, who has chosen to eat gluten free, to lunch. The Vin Room has many gluten free options but the biggest surprise was that the lunch special, appie, main and dessert was entirely gluten free! And each item was awesome! In addition, our server who also eats gluten free, gave us great information on gluten free choices.
We also love the 2 oz pours. It's so great on so many levels; the diner who just wants a small amount of wine, the diner that wants to try more than one kind of wine without over indulging, the diner who wishes just a little bit more...We will definately be back!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was there 2 nights in a
I was there 2 nights in a row and enjoyed both dinners. The tapas menu is wide with lots of variety and very fresh food items. The temperature of the food was hot from the ovens or grills which made everything very appetizing. Service was friendly and courteous. I would recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was fantastic, and
The food was fantastic, and timed well so we didn't end up with all our tapas at once, but weren't waiting too long between finishing one dish and starting the next. Of the best dishes of the night, the bone marrow soufflé was so flavourful and light, and the s'more dessert was so amazing, it would bring me back to the restaurant again.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Been here a few times - love
Been here a few times - love it! Great food, great wine, great ambiance, great decor! Every time we go the owner is working and greeting customers. All the staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Very impressed by this restaurant. Will definitely return.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
OUTstanding Neighborhood Restaurant
Enjoyed our evening. Tapas excellent. Manager a star! Service/servers - very good. Have been there about 5 times (introducing neighbors )& will continue to support this neighborhood restaurant. Ellie
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a fabulous evening here
Had a fabulous evening here with friends. Sommelier recommended amazing wines....and loved the eggplant chips!!! It was quite busy when we arrived. Very happy we made a reservation!!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Potential, with growing pains
Very good food choices, preparation and preparation. We really enjoyed almost all we have had. The Arctic Char was eminently forgettable - flat, tasteless. Wine selection was good. Service was efficient and pleasant.
The ambience overall is very good, but the section where we were sitting was overcrowded. The aisle between our table and the bar was too narrow so that I was frequently bumped by incoming patrons and wait-staff. I would only go back if we could be guaranteed a place away from the entrance aisle.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great place to have taken
A great place to have taken a friend for her birthday lunch. We spent 3 hours over lunch and didn't feel rushed. The food and wine was nicely placed out by our waitress, who was really good too!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was friendly and knowledgea
Service was friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed all of our dishes. Our only suggestion would be if perhaps there were a few more 'salad' type tapas to choose from. There are cooked greens with the flatiron steak and some cooked veg dishes but I think a couple fresh green dressed salad type dishes would be a nice addition
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved it! This really is a true 'foodie' restaurant -- not what you'd typically expect to find in a suburban location. Great (and very unique) food, incredbile ambiance (you'd never think this could exist in a suburbs strip mall), and good service.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
had three clients for dinner,
had three clients for dinner, good Tapas great wine great atmosphere
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent and service
Food was excellent and service started out great but we were never offered coffees or dessert. We had to wave over the waiter to finally ask for the cheque.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great to have this restaurant
Great to have this restaurant in our neighbourhood. Food was very good. Service was very good except it took quite some time to get our wine served.
Otherwise, very good. Will be back.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time here and the portions were generous and very tasty.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, paired with excellent wine choices served professionally. What else can one ask of a restaurant? Well done, now all they need to do is more of the same...
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wine and Dine!
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience during our first (but not last) visit! Initially chose the restaurant because of the extensive gluten-free menu items. Also, appreciated an outstanding choice of 100 wines available by the glass (with optional sizes!!) The dishes were creative and we appreciated so many ingredients that were procured locally. - including delicious Gluten Free Bread!! Still rare to see that on a menu in Calgary! Decor is sleek and calm. Absolutely no noise coming from the kitchen which is in the same room - so no competition for table conversation! We have already recommended this restaurant to friends and we will definitely return to try the many tapas (and of course wines) we have yet to enjoy!
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service, food and ambiance
Service, food and ambiance were outstanding. Great spot; quite a social restaurant; enjoyed meeting up with a number of friends and neighbors.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Vin Room West
First time visit and was impressed. The staff was very pleasant and very knowledgeable. The menu is "small plate" and has a great variety. The wine pairings for the meal were spot on. The restaurant is all hard surfaces so as the night progresses the level of noise does increase. Overall it was a great night.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Take teh Flights!
I highly recommend the "Flights" of wine, 2oz tasters based on your current wine likes and dislikes...we discovered 2 new Favorites from the 3 red and 3 white we tasted.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent for a night out to catch up with a friend, or a romantic date. Great food, excellent service, and very comfortable setting. Will definitly return.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
An enjoyable night on the Patio
Having recently moved to the west side of the city from downtown, it was a pleasant discovery to find Vin. This was our second visit.
Of the various tapas we have tasted, the lamb meatballs continue to be our favourite. As well we enjoyed the 2 oz. wine pairings that were suggested with each.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vin Room experience
Foood was very goood, concept of small dishes (tapas) that can be shared is a good idea. A bit pricey and dishes are small portions.
Restaurant is a bit noisy.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, great wine with incredible advice from the staff and the food was awesome.
The place is energetic and vibrant. The staff are attentive without being over bearing.
If you really don't know your wines it doesn't matter they will work out with you what you may like.
The 2 oz tasters are the way to go.
We'll be back.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for husband's b-day!
We had a lovely time from the moment we entered. Everyone was so nice and the food was amazing.
Thank you to our fantastic server Sasha for recommending we should start off with a few dishes and then order more which worked out well having had 2 kids at our table. We had a chance to savour our dishes and had fun picking the next plates which our group did a few times :)
I highly recommend this place and the lobster nachos,lettuce wraps and pistachio crusted scallops oh and the lamb t-bone!!!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service always exceptional at Vin Room West. Thx!
Great atmosphere as well.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A First Visit
For my step-mom's 89th birthday, I wanted to take her somewhere different, somewhere I thought would appeal to her. It was all I had hoped for, and she was very happy with her order, her wine, the service we received. We agreed it would be somewhere to try at dinner-time. The menu looked like it had something for anyone, and of course, the wine choices were outstanding. I would recomment the Vin Room - West to anyone looking for a great restaurant. They are spacious enough to be able to entertain larger groups. All-in-all - a fabulous time.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, new Neighborhood Restaurant
Bistro Rouge is located in the West part of Calgary... cross streets 17Th Ave SW and Sirocco Drive, in a small strip shopping mall (next to Sunterra Market). Bistro Rouge is owned by the Rouge in Englewood
We had another great meal at Bistro Rouge. Three of us had Atlantic Lobster with hand cut noodles. It was delicious entree priced at $34.00 The wine selection is very good. Our server was Megan who did an excellent job.
We would highly recommend.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with Friends and Family
We had a very hard time finding a reservation for 6 people on a Saturday but thankfully Vin Room West had availablitly. We had been to the Vin Room on 4th Street and it was ok but the one thing we all remembered was how cramped it felt in there. The Vin Room West is so much more open and inviiting...lot's of room for people/servers to get by. We had a fabulous waitress who knew her wines, food and had a great sense of humor...our service was fantastic! My only comment would be the noise level...very difficult to talk to one another around the table. Otherwise we had a great time!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visit Vin West often. Great wine, great food and great service. Their menu has plenty of gluten free options and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm welcome and pleasant
Warm welcome and pleasant service added to the overall experience . Lunch was tasty and unhurried. Given prices in Calgary for dining out, I would say this was a real bargain. The menu choice was interesting and varied; quite unique. I will definately return.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to din, have been
Great place to din, have been there two Fridays in a row. Love the food and atmosphere:) the menu is very fitting for someone with gluten allergies such as myself
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a cool place!!!
I love this place and would definitely come back again. What an amazing wine list!!! Love the contemporary atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this to others.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vin West is great! My friend and I had a great meal (love the tapas), fabulous wine and fast/friendly service. So nice to have this restaurant in our neighbourhood. You feel like you're on 17 Ave downtown, not in the suburbs!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a fantastic restaurant! We were there for dinner with the girls as the start of my best friends stagette. I was hoping for great food,a tapas restaurant and a hip spot to start the night. It was perfect! Food was great, and they were very accommodating to a vegan dinner in our party,our server suggested great food and wine and was excellent at knowing his audience. I would dine there again in a second.This would be a great spot for dinner in a large group or a romantic date night restaurant. It was a touch far away if you don't live in the area but all in all really great.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Vin Room West is a must for foodies. The menu is all tapas style plates, very tasty and an endless wine selection.
Good ambiance and a pleasant atmosphere. The staff is well trained and knowledgeable. To be on the bucket list of those who enjoy fresh and unusual combinations.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great wine list with help to fond what you really like. Food is simply the best.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vin Room- West A neighbourhood Gem
This was our second time at Vin West. Service was very good and the food selection with tapas style plates is excellent. Ambience is very nice. A neighbourhood gem in west Calgary.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tapas in the Burbs
Great addition to the neighbourhood! My wife and I have been twice since it opened and both the service and the food have been fantastic. Wine list has great choices on both ends of the $$ spectrum. Tapas are plated and served in a convenient fashion to eat/share comfortably(some Tapas places seem to take pride in making the food awkwardly plated, or have tight awkward seating). Would recommend to anyone out for a night without the children!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some of the food was disappointing-
Some of the food was disappointing-a little tasteless. S'mores dessert is a MUST!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and always a good
Great food and always a good time:) waitress was friendly and remembered us from last time. Will come back time and time again.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
a very happy anniversary
We went to Vin Room West for our anniversary recently. Because it was such a beautiful night we sat outside. As long as you aren't bothered by the cars on 85th Street right behind you or the sun going down in your eyes (its very bright if you are facing west) then outside is a great experience!
The food was fantastic and the wine selection seemed endless. We chose a couple of different wines that we had never had before and they were fantastic - one at the recommendation of the Sommelier, who was very helpful.
The staff was excellent - attentive when we wanted something and left us be to enjoy the evening when we didn't.
Bravo to the manager who was fabulous as well!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had dinner at the Vin Room a couple of months ago and it was not very good at all. We were disappointed because we had lunch a couple of times and it was great. We decided to give it a second chance which was risky because we were taking guests. Fortunately and to our delight, the service was great. Our waiter was very helpful in suggesting dishes to share and the food was wonderful. We could have ordered a little less but we got to take it home so all good. We will be back!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our lunch was delicious, atmosphere was wonderful and the service was impeccable
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love vin room
Every time I visit vin room west I'm impressed with the service, I'm recommended new-to-me wine to try, and am pleased with the consistency of the food. I love this restaurant and its one of my favourite places to go.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We finally had a night away from the kids and Vin was able to get us in at the last minute. Tried some new wines that a very knowledgeable server recomended. Sampled several of the tapas - definitely recomend the lobster nachos. Would recomend that you don't order your tapas all at once but order 1 tapas for each glass of wine and take your time and enjoy. Service was exceptional the night we went with several people making sure we were well looked after.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food ,amazing wine list, nice atmopshere for a date night
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out!
My wife and I celebrated out anniversary at Vin Room West (first time to that location; I've been to the 4th Ave. location on several times) and it only exceeded my expectations (which are high) for food and service. The food was top notch, service was the best I have had in years (and I eat out in downtown Calgary all the time for work) and their recommendations on wine were spot on! We recently went to Sonoma/Napa and my wife commented that our experience at Vin Room that night is what she imagined our dinners in Sonoma and Napa would have been like but we never found. Well done, keep up the great work.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really love to have date night. We like to find a restaurant that can accommodate our allergies and has great food and wine. This is a fantastic restaurant with great food for sharing and a fabulous wine list. You can order food to share as well as wine tastings! We were really impressed that their menu was labelled with gluten-free options, important to us as we have allergies. Overall, a great restaurant. Loved the comfy chairs!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server took the time to listen to our likes and dislikes before recommending from their extensive wine list. We learned quite a bit about wine and ended up going next door and buying a couple of bottles to share with friends at a later date. Clearly a knowledgeable guy who loves his job. What a great way to spend a couple of hours with a friend!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice restaurant, nicely decorated, and modern. Food was great too. Only complain was there was no soap in the women's washroom. Both bottles of soap was empty.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM