Briggs Kitchen + Bar

4.1
675 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
Briggs is a lively environment on bustling Tenth Avenue. Our offerings cover many bases from sharing plates of great vegetables to burgers and for the adventurous, a 48oz rib-eye cooked over live charcoal. Coupling the food program are some of the best cocktails around and a wine list that is sure to please all palates. Briggs offers a unique twist on Weekend Punch Saturday and Sunday until 5:00pm.

If there is no availability online please come check with us as we are a first-come-first-serve location and may still have enough room to fit you in.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American, Barbecue
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Hours of operation

Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:00 am-12:00 am
Sunday: 11:00 am-11:00 pm
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Phone number
(587) 350-5015
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Xavier Lacaze
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Private party facilities
Glassed in private room for up to ten. Independent tv and music system for guest access and presentations.
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Private party contact
Amanda Gallop: (587) 350-5015
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd
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Parking details
Street, two surface lots and a parkade.
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Public transit
Within the block.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 675 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Calgary
2.0
Dined 6 days ago

Food was over salted and not well cooked, will not be back

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OT
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

Great place will be back. Close to offices of clients.

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OT
Calgary
5.0
Dined on July 9, 2018

Had a great night sitting on the edge of the patio area.

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OT
Calgary
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

We had ordered everything over the phone and Michael assisted us to have it ready for our arrival. Everything came out quick and it tasted amazing! Thanks Michael!

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LT
Calgary
3.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Took some friends from out of town and they loved the food. One of my favourite places to go as well.

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D
Calgary
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

Exactly what we wanted. Conversation easy. Wait staff superlative and compliant and considerate. All food great except for the steak sandwich which was a tough piece of meat. Should have failed when tested by the chef. Vegetable dishes superlative

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DP
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Had an excellent experience for my sons graduation meal! Great service and excellent food

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R
Calgary
3.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Overall the food was good, but our chicken appetizer was cold (frozen) in the middle. Our server seemed inexperienced and the restaurant was mostly empty on a Friday night from 6-8 p.m.

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AB
Calgary
3.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Very loud and very awkward table at the front of the restaurant made it very unenjoyable.

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OT
Calgary
4.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

Great service, great food. The calamari is too die for!

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B
Calgary
3.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

I’ve been to Briggs quite a few times and have always loved it, but I find the last 3-4 times I’ve been, it hasn’t been great. We had the mushrooms to start, $13 for a small pan of sliced mushrooms, and they tasted burnt and metallic. A lot of their dishes are cooked in cast iron pans, but the food tastes like metal. I love mushrooms, but couldn’t eat these. We also got the brisket tacos and it comes with 2 small tacos for $18. Our server was friendly and helpful when she was around, but she would be MIA for a while between check-ins. I have no issue spending money for great food, but I think Briggs needs to step up their service and food a little bit if they want to charge what they do.

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Y
Calgary
1.0
Dined on June 11, 2018

we need a very long time for dinner.... about 1 hour after ordering food.
there wasn`t enough parking space.
we paid fine...

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P
4.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Good atmosphere, small crowd, lovely service and good food.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 6, 2018

very nice food and service

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NR
Calgary
3.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

The gnocchi wasn’t very good to be honest... but our server was great and did his best to accommodate us - and took the meal off our bill. The ambiance was great and service was really good, but the food was pretty average. My boyfriends burger seemed good so maybe I just got unlucky with my order.

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OT
3.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

It's ok maybe needs an update and a new menu. Don't like panhandlers out front

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M
Calgary
3.0
Dined on May 19, 2018

We went to Briggs for date night but were not overly impressed with the place. During our meal we weren’t sure who was actually our server and found it hard to get the attention of the staff. My boyfriend ordered a steak with crab and bernaise sauce but when the food arrived it was missing both the crab and the sauce. When we finally got the attention of the staff his steak was cold and I was done eating. Overall the food was mediocre and the staff was not attentive. We won’t be back.

Nice decor though.

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OT
Edmonton
2.0
Dined on May 17, 2018

I had high hopes for this place, as it was rated 4 1/2 stars
The food wasn’t anything special.If you order the cheese fondue it’s not your normal fondue, it tastes like runny mushroom soup. Great service and very friendly staff.

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G
Calgary
4.0
Dined on May 14, 2018

I've been here for lunch half a dozen times and it's consistently good. I love the gnocchi, and the half chicken is tasty as well. I work in the area and will continue to visit for lunch.

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BS
Calgary
4.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother’s Day brunch and the short rib gnocchi was delicious! Others ordered the Croque Madame, Breakfast Perogies, and Chorizo benny, which all looked equally tasty. One ordered bacon on the side, but for 2 pieces it didn’t seem worth the extra $5. Great ambiance, food, and service all around though!

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l
Calgary
4.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Good restaurant with a lot of choices. We did a family style type dinner and enjoyed ourselves. We splurged for the big steak (99$) to share but found it to be rough in the end pieces so that took away from a better review.

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SM
Calgary
2.0
Dined on May 7, 2018

Food had little flavour, was over cooked, and portion sizes were small. Server was not great, couldn't hear her and getting refills was difficult. Coffee was served cold.

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C
Calgary
1.0
Dined on May 6, 2018

Birthday
Very busy, when we arrive we were seated at a high top table in the bar due to some group bookings in the restaurant. Not what I would consider for an special occasion dinner. My meal the rice tasted either day old or under done.
My husbands (paella ) had so much rice it was hard to find the protein.
We ordered a bottle of wine and were charge for a different wine. Only $2.00 more and did not notice until we were home.
Overall, a big disappointment, will not go back nor go back.
I would have been nice if someone advised of your big group booking so I could have made other arrangements and you would not have sealed your fate in losing a customer.

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MM
Calgary
5.0
Dined on May 4, 2018

I love this place....the menu is great with lots of variety for everyone. Best Burgers, great steaks, awesome pastas, I really love the food!
Did I say I love this place....the staff are great too. So friendly and the service is good.
It's my new fave.

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OT
Calgary
4.0
Dined on May 4, 2018

Patio to ourselves and a very nice view of the Calgary tower

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CW
Calgary
5.0
Dined on April 29, 2018

I mostly enjoyed the patio except for factors outside of the establishments control: multiple fire trucks using their sirens, people smoking marijuana right beside the patio. The smell really ruined the experience for me. But the service was great as was the food.

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OT
Calgary
3.0
Dined on April 28, 2018

If you can’t nail a steak sandwich I’m not sure I will try anything else

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c
2.0
Dined on April 24, 2018

We had a less than spectacular meal in a less than wonderful atmosphere. The food was very average, at best. The burger was over cooked; the fries were over salted; the halibut was underwhelming. The noise level was high, as was the music, as if everyone had to talk more loudly to be heard over the music, the combination of which made it hard to hear anyone or anything. Our server was great, helpful and very nice; that's the only saving grace for the evening. I will not go back, even if there are no other options; not worth it!

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WS
Calgary
5.0
Dined on April 21, 2018

We stopped in for poutine week to try out the lobster poutine, which was fantastic. We were intrigued by the cocktail menu and tried out the Oolong Lady and the Finch, both delicious, as were our entrees. Great food and service, would definitely return.

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C
Calgary
3.0
Dined on April 21, 2018

Service wasn’t the greatest. We had to look for our server to get our bill and generally there was an absence of restaurant staff. Burger was very good. Steak and eggs only okay.

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OT
Calgary
1.0
Dined on April 21, 2018

Food came out really cold and did not taste good.

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GI
4.0
Dined on April 20, 2018

We visited Briggs for the first time before a concert at the Saddledome. Lots of parking nearby. The food was delicious -- handmade pasta and a yummy halibut sandwich. Happy hour prices on wine and beer. Good service, able to see the hockey game, nice pub decor.

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AK
Calgary
5.0
Dined on April 20, 2018

We come here quite often. Chicken is unbelievable, best chicken I’ve ever had. Tried the local sausage dish this time. Fantastic!!!

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AJ
3.0
Dined on April 4, 2018

Steaks were over done. Asked for medium rare and it was almost well done. With it being a business meal there was no time to send back. What bothered me the most was that the chef cut the steak into strips so he could clearly see it was well and not med/rare.

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C
4.0
Dined on March 27, 2018

The food is really good. My friend & I are totally satisfied this restaurant.

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RG
3.0
Dined on March 14, 2018

Very ordinary
Not great value
If you like french fries, they cover most of your plate

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OT
Calgary
4.0
Dined on March 14, 2018

Had a great birthday in the private room on Tuesday. All meals were great and the server was super fun!

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L
Calgary
5.0
Dined on March 12, 2018

Have been here a few times and it's been great every time! The food is always good and the service was great as well! WE had the josper roasted chicken, red beets, and poutine.

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L
Calgary
4.0
Dined on March 5, 2018

We visited for Big Taste and our lunch was great. We started with the tomato soup, then crab gnocchi and the most delicious white chocolate mousse with fruit for dessert. I don’t typically love white chocolate so I didn’t have high expectations for dessert but it was amazing! Coming back next week to try other stuff on the menu because the food on the table beside us looked really good too.

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OT
Calgary
3.0
Dined on March 4, 2018

The big taste seemed be a distraction for staff. Not the regular service we're used. Food was still good.

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