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Vero Bistro Moderne
Vero Bistro Moderne

Vero Bistro Moderne Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.verobistro.ca
  • Phone: (403) 283-8988
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch Tues-Fri 9-2PM
    Brunch: Sat- Sunday: 10:00 AM-2:30 PM;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Jenny Chan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Vero offers private parties whether it be company/corporate function or a gathering of friends and family. We have semi and private areas.
    Please inquire.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Berg (403) 283-8988
  • Special Events & Promotions:
    'No Menu" Tuesday $39/guest
    Steak & Frites on Wednesdays $39/guest
    Brunch 10AM-2:30PM

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kensington Road
  • Public Transit: 5 minute walk from the Sunnyside train station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Lots of street parking on 10th Street & Kensington Road. Public parkade on 10A & Memorial Drive.
A word from Vero Bistro Moderne
With an atmosphere that breathes relaxed elegance, Vero presents a menu that defines inspired Italian Fusion Cuisine. Vero's Chef Jenny believes strongly in the importance of fresh, healthy food while supporting the local community and strives to create flavourful inspired cuisine using quality ingredients sourced from a variety of trusted local producers, Remarkable starters and plates are offered along side hearty entrees, such as the house made pasta, grass fed beef, seafood, lamb, chicken and duck, with many gluten-free options available. Featured small plates include Baby Calamari Frito with romesco and the Signature Sweet Potato Gnocchi with wild boar bacon and gorgonzola, as well as more substantial offerings, such as the Surf & Turf Platter, Steak & Truffle Parmesan Frites, Monkfish w Saffon Risotto and "The Seafood Platter".
No Menu Tuesdays $39/guest
Steak & Frites Wednesdays $39/guest
Brunch Tues-Sunday
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Girls night out before Wicked at the Jubilee was perfect at Vero Bistro. No menu Tuesday didn't disappoint - can't beat the value, thanks Jenny - still one of my favorite Calgary restaurants."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We went on a Tuesday which had a set menu, we were happy with the food and the service, the restaurant was smaller, which helped reduce the noise level and create a more private atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Literally the best dish for brunch, lunch or dinner. Makes my taste buds dance! Simply a splendide dish!!!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Was a last min reso and was a wonderful experience from the moment we walked in the door! Service was the best I've had in a long time it's nice to see that there are still servers that are willing to do there job! I wish I could remember his name! The food was fantastic and the meatballs are well wow! This is a place I will go back to again and again!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food was very very good. Great choice of flavors and menu items. Good atmosphere, especially with more young adults around. Service was very good and fast. Recommended!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great food, great service! Only downer - table for 2 was so small that a plate fell off and broke. Not enough room for all that yummy food. However, we will be back! :)"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We have been there several times for brunch and dinner. They never failed us. The food and the service were so good. We had pork chop this time. It was very tender and juicy. Definitely we will come back for their special nights."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My family and I celebrated my birthday and decided to share the seafood platter, pasta platter and steak/frites. The seafood platter was phenomenal with a variety of seafood and wonderful flavors! Home made pasta was a hit and the steak and crispy frites were excellent. Thank you to Chef Jenny for providing us with such a memorable feast! Our waiter Jeremy was so attentive and helpful with his suggestions of sharing dishes family style and food choices. The wine we chose went beautifully with all our dishes."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Truly one if my favourite spots in the city! Fresh and delicious everytime! Thank you!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This was my first restaurant experience with my 3 month old daughter. We were hesitant as it did not appear to be very kid friendly, but the menu was to tempting. Our visit for brunch was outstanding from start to finish. The coffee, the food, the service. All were excellent and would recommend it in a heartbeat. We will definitely be returning for a date night!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Vero Bistro by far has the best smoked samlon eggs benedict in the city. Soo delicious!!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend to Vero Bistro Moderne for his birthday, it just so happened to coincide with "No Menu Tuesday". It was a delightful treat! I enjoyed the flavours, the wine suggestion, and the decor. Everything was beautifully presented and so very delicious - simply amazing! Thank you for a beautiful night out, we will be back for that seafood platter everyone raves about! :)"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Incredible flavours, great service, overall Vero is the one that sets the standard in Calgary."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • " The reservation was for 8 pm, we arrived around 755pm, and waited aprox 20mins, while another couple without a reservation were seated ahead of us. Two of we ordered the same dinner feature, and one portion was significantly larger than the other in both fries and steak. As far as drinks were concerned, what was priced on the menu versus what was priced on the bill were different. I brought this to the attention of the waitress who corrected the issue. Poorly done Vero, there was no attempt to make reparations of the late seating, and poor portion sizes. Rarely do my girlfriend and I go to a restaurant twice. This was our 5th time to Vero, poorest booking leaving us hungry; we had to supplement the meal with a burger."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Located in the attractive Kensington neighborhood of Calgary. We arrived after a pleasant 20 minute walk from downtown. It's a small restaurant and very popular. We had a reservation for 6 for a business dinner. We had to wait about 35 minutes and there was no where to wait and no drink offered while we stood outside. Once we were seated, the fish & meat dishes and the wine were very good; however, service continued to be slow and that affected everyone's impression. I would not return for a business dinner."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Went there for our 9 year anniversary, but didn't know that they wouldn't have the full menu available. The website definitely needs work. But the food was great. The ambience was nice, its a very small restaurant which makes the dining experience more intimate. Service was acceptable, although we found it a little slower than we'd like. If you decide to go here make sure you account for at least 2-3 hours of dining."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The service was exceptionally friendly and attentive. The food was excellent and very well plated. The premises are small which contributed to a relatively quiet dining experience. The size also means that a reservation is a good idea to avoid disappointment. In all a great experience. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This is one of the best brunch spots in Calgary! The eggs Benedict are incredible - lots of fresh ingredients on top of a freshly baked croissant!! Delish!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We started with the Maple Walnut bacon sweet potato gnocchi. It was amazing. Unfortunately our main courses were not as impressive. We had the pork chop and the seafood stew. Both were a little plain and lacking in the flavors the menu had us hoping for. However they were a good portion size and better than similar restaurants we have been to in the same price range. The specials did end up looking better than what we ordered and we would suggest trying those if you go. Overall, worth trying once or twice."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great food, amazing service and a spectacular selection of Gluten free food. I highly recommend vero. Ive been coming since it opened and the quality is unwavering."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Lunch at Vero Bistro has it all! Sleek decor, brilliant food and Diane, their lunchtime server who makes you feel like family. She’s welcoming and fun, adding a wonderful ease to fine dining...keeps us coming back!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service good. Steak prepared expertly. Too bad pasta was far too salty. Server was gracious enough to comp the pasta and the chef threw in an extra desert as atonement."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I had sweet potato gnocchi was soooooo good. You have to try it. Lamb chop is excellent. I am a foodie, I was very please and plan to go back to try the other selection on the menu. Great Job to Jenny the chef."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Fantastic brunch menu! One of the best in the city! Great service and just an all around great experience! Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The meal was very good - service was exceptional. The server overheard that it was a retirement lunch and brought an appetizer on the house. We ordered the steak and frites that also came with a salad. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Only suggestion would be the noise level. The restaurant was not full and we still had a hard time hearing each other!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had a fantastic brunch at Vero's on Sunday. The set menu had a lot of options and was very kid-friendly as well. It was the first time that my husband had eaten at Vero's and he was really pleased with the gluten-free options. Our small children loved their stuffed French toast. The service was very attentive and fast. We were so thrilled with our experience that we will definitely make Vero's a regular spot for dining out."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I had the 'special' - salmon over lentils and asparagus - and my friend had the scallops, and both dishes were amazing. It's more on the pricey side but worth every penny for the food. Would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Table was ready when arrived. Server is helpful, great services. Great food."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "One of the best brunches I have had and would recommend this to anyone looking for a great place to eat. Also accepts reservations for brunch which is very convenient."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Amazing food as always. This restaurant never disappoints. It will make it in the top 50 in Canada one of these days! :-)"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I've had lunch and brunch at this restaurant and have been pleased with the food and service. The presentation of the food on my plate looked appealing and appetizing. It just happened that I ordered Salmon at all my meals as I was pleased on how fresh it tasted. My experience with the servers was that they were positive and happy to please their customers. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This is not a kid-frienndly restaurant but serve still allowed 3 babies into the restaurant. Food and wine everything is good but babies ruined the whole atmosphere. I think owner should indicate that no minors allowed! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The newspaper reviews emphasize how chef Jenny Chan fuses Italian with Chinese. But let's not jump to conclusions just because she is Chinese. Chan has had a solid education in Italian food and the food in this place its mostly Italian. You will are hints of a Chinese influence, however, which guarantee a unique experience. We had oysters and sweet potato gnocchi for starters and veal cheeks and veal ravioli for the main course. Everything was prepared with skill and care and was just delicious. The chocolate dessert special of the day did not excite me, it had what seemed to be generic commercial chocolate beads on top. But that is a small fly in the ointment in an otherwise all around pleasurable experience. Solid international wine list."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Just finished a most excellent dinner at Vero, and while I could go into the details about the food, what impressed me the most (okay, the crème brûlée was one of the best I've had) was the service. My dining companion didn't enjoy his main as it wasn't warm enough, and how the staff handled it was beyod reproach; based on this alone I would return, however my meal was thoroughly satisfying with the starter, main, and dessert hitting the mark. The prices are very reasonable, considering there are places in Calgary charging far more for far less, just because it is Calgary and they can get away with it. I'm looking forward to returning and would not hesitate to recommend Vero."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great food but front area was noisy when full of people. The sound seems to get trapped there. I tried to rate the noise level above in the review, but it did not work."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Superb food. Truffle gnocci was special. My wife's halibut was devine. They didn't skimp on the Serrano Ham and Manchego which was nice for once. One of the best dining experiences in Calgary-leave's Charcut, Il Sogno and Rouge in the dust based on my two meals here in the past 3 years."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "always great food, excellent service, stayed entire evening for birthday dinner and did not feel rushed. Pricey, but worth it for the quality of the meal."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I was working the long weekend and this was a great break in my day! The server was friendly and welcoming(even though we were running late) and gave us a great spot by the window. The food was beautifully plated and well composed. The smoked meat eggs Benny was so well thought out. The meatballs were just delicious. I would not hesitate to go again."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Vero is the best. In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face is that, in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. Last night, I experienced something new, an extraordinary meal. I will be returning to Vero soon, hungry for more"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We go to Vero somewhat regularly and it's always very good. But this past Saturday was exceptional. I had the halibut. It was served with beans and lentils. Absolutely the best fish I've had in Calgary! Also tried the Brussel sprout "salad". Served warm. Fantastically satisfying. Can't wait to return. Michael is always so warm and welcoming and Jenny is just a gem!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014