Vero Bistro Moderne
Vero Bistro Moderne

Vero Bistro Moderne

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.verobistro.ca/
  • Phone: 4032838988x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast/Lunch 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 4032838988x
  • Special Events:
    '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 WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Vero Bistro Moderne reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (71)neighborhood gem (59)special occasion (54)romantic (39)great for brunch (36)great for lunch (23)great for outdoor dining (18)hot spot (18)notable wine list (10)good for groups (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food, terrible service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Waited over 45 mins for our food to arrive. Server was cold and unfriendly. She kept slamming the water jug down on our table, not sure what that was about. Food was very good, fresh and presented very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    GRich
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Every time we go to Vero we come away full of praise for the wonderful flavors of the food. Staff are terrific and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was awesome, service was not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    For the amount of people in the restaurant, I did not expect the service to be that slow.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine Dining at it best!
    Fab74
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food Was outstanding Just like the time before that! Cant say enough about the restaurant, food and decor. The staff is friendly and funny but when we were there a friend of one of our waiters came in and our waiter seemed to forget us. The gentleman that had the outdoor section had to take care of us! We had the same waiter last time and the same thing happened very attentive when we got there then nothing. We will try one mote time and if it does not change we will not go back. It is tooooo BAD because the food id to die for. The Chefs are outstanding!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mmmmmmm
    Kcass
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Some friends brought me here for a birthday dinner on the no menu Tuesday. maybe one of the best meals I've ever had. You get whatever the chef decides to make and the chef chose well. From start to finish we all loved every bite. We all wanted to literally lick our plates to get every little taste. Our server (Jeremy I think) was so great. Would love to go back every Tuesday if I could!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Such a great experience everytime!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If you haven't had brunch here, stop what you are doing and go! :) It's so good they are now serving it all week long!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Worth the Try!
    THopper
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We visited on "no menu Tuesdays". The atmosphere and food was excellent. We had expected some food items to be options based on a phone call to the restaurant an hour before going, but these items were not available when we arrived. The restaurant did an excellent job in providing alternatives, but I think its important for people to know the food offered changes as the night progresses. If you are not locked in to certain foods and are willing to be spontaneous, you will love the food, service, and overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Great Service
    JoizeeVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Four of us came here for dinner before heading off to a concert at the Jubilee. We let our waiter know we were a bit pressed for time and he made it all work. The menu was set for the evening as a three course meal...soup, main and dessert...very good. Thanks so much for a great dinner that was really satisfying without being heavy. We will be back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious delicious seasonal food
    SlurpeeCool
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Always excellent food! Chef Jenny creates feature dishes to showcase what's in season, using top quality ingredient. I'm hooked, always want to come back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This was my second time at vero, everything was outstanding, it was Tuesday so they had a set menu chosen by the chef. The food was amazing. Prices are very fair and not over priced. I will be returning very soon!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    ShindigzTracy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Been to Vero many times. It's a fav. Did not disappoint again. Delicious food and excellent service combined for a perfect Friday night. Fantastic wine recommendation by our excellent waiter was the cherry on top. Thank you Vero for being you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little Gem.
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Small and hard to notice due to all the signs around it from competing businesses. What a gem! Well decorated inside, very clean and wonderfully staffed. The service was extraordinary, food absolutely delicious. If your first time, ask for recommendations. We were delighted with the selections recommended. This one will be a favourite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    bee2bee
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great menu and wonderful wines to try. Went for brunch and very much enjoyed the Frittata as well as the Gnocchi with a friend. The blood orange cocktail was nice and fresh and I enjoyed a blend of syrah and sangiovese wine from Tuscany. The room is intimate and the service very warm. Great spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    Beth
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went with an old friend. Their expertise is the Benny. The gnocchi was tasty but not my favorite menu option. It is loud and the servers aren't consistent with your table. Everyone was polite and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Not very happy. Service was great. Wine really nice. But ordered the pasta special. Must have heard incorrectly but it was 85 dollars for two people. For pasta? It was quite good till my husband discovered a hair in his. He did not say anything at the time. As we were with guests. And felt it was not right. Really wished we would have. It just really turns you off and you leave paying a 300 dollar bill and feeling disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You can only get steak on Wed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I heard good things about this place so booked a reservation for dinner with an out of town guest and family. Did not realize that you can pretty much only get the steak special on Wednesday...........the steak was good but I think it was a bit pricier then some were planning to spend, so recommend maybe offering the full menu as well. Our guest was vegetation but they did offer a nice gnocchi as an alternate so we were glad for that at least otherwise it would have been a bit of a disaster!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as always
    foodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Value
    McCrackensVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noteable gnocchi
    SweetcheekS
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Literally the best dish for brunch, lunch or dinner. Makes my taste buds dance! Simply a splendide dish!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Getoutoftown
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wombat
    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! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sensational Birthday dinner!
    luvtoeatwithwine
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Good Enough for the Price
    newfie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was good and reasonable portions but not what I expected for the price. I was looking forward to a quiet romantic dinner, but the tables are so small and close together it felt like my wife and I were sitting next to strangers at our anniversary dinner. A couple across from us had flowers ordered to be delivered to the table but there was no room to put them. The service however, was really good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Truly one if my favourite spots in the city! Fresh and delicious everytime! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • memorable brunch
    ledsarauer
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome smoked salmon eggs benny!
    fi14
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Vero Bistro by far has the best smoked samlon eggs benedict in the city. Soo delicious!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    Hamilh
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always!
    PaintthetownVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Incredible flavours, great service, overall Vero is the one that sets the standard in Calgary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Comedyoferrors
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Dinner at Vero Bistro
    TheDiningGuy
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    YYCCouple
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great lunch
    AnnJim
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious brunch!
    Cadlad
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fairly good
    Seymore
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten free amazingness!!
    Jojo1
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Total Package!!!
    Jenalea71
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant service
    EvergreenTastebuds
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Services
    Joy2dine
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.