Since 1978 La Chaumière has served old world French cuisine with a decidedly Canadian influence. Chef Bob Matthews and his team of culinary experts deliver nothing but the best, made with only top quality ingredients.
La Chaumière is very proud of its wine cellar, which contains over 800 vintages from around the world including everything from sparkling wines to armagnacs. It would be our pleasure to create a wine pairing suitable for any occasion.
This was the most wonderful evening we’ve had together in a long time. La Chaumiere is sophisticated and classy in a non-stuffy sort of way, the service is attentive, and the food is divine. Thank you so much for making our Valentines Day celebration so special and memorable!
Outstanding restaurant Food, service, surroundings five star
We had a fantastic evening! Everything was perfect! Food wonderful as well as the staff!
really fine dining environment, food is good, service is excellent, but beware the portion is reasonable but not huge as it is to a French restaurant.
Firstly. The fact that this restaurant has its own very large parking lot makes this place a very convenient choice.
The coat check who os also the host was very professional and courteous. Servers were very good. Food was top notch
I think my only 2 complaints is that the lobster bisque soup was nothing great. I always feel restaurants should always ensure there are some sort of lobster chunks inside to show that it was actually made with lobster and make you feel like you are getting your moneys worth. Everything else we chose in the menus was extremely good. The only last complaint I have is that the atmosphere felt old school. You can tell they cater to rich older business persons (and the older generation in general). People coming after work from their high paying executive jobs. You can even over hear them talking business. It felt early 90s with decor. I suppose the positive with this is that you are dealing with a very mature setting. It is quite stiff inside with early 90s decor and table and chairs much like a nice hotel type banquet feel in a way. I'm not saying it needs to look modern at all either. If anything I would recommend it to look more classic with old world touches. But I am sure their clientele who they cater to do not care. I'm more wanting this place to feel more romantic and special for those of us who are taking our wives or gf out for an anniversary or birthday. I would habe rsther it been a bit more dim with nicer candle light rather than a simple twilight candle in a glass with the lights on a bit too bright.
Aside from that eating at this french restaurant was still impressive when judging strictly on good food and service which makes up the majority of the ratings here. I still highly recommend this place to anyone. And perhaps in being to picky. It would be nice to see if anyone agrees with my perspective or not. I will most likely be back again.
Still, after all these years, the best overall restaurant in Calgary. No one can touch it.
A black sedan ride to Hy’s in the Core for drinks, then a black sedan ride to La Chaumiere for a magnificent dinner, “never been there before”. Then the ride home. Great evening and La Chaumiere was the climax.
Terrific as usual. Great food, great wine, great service.
La Chaumiere is hands (forks!) down our favourite restaurant in Calgary. For the most part because of the service and the staff followed by the delicious food. It is a place to relax and to be able to actually enjoy a conversation over your meal. And Joe just happens to make the best Sidecars!
The experience is always memorable but, the food was particularly outstanding on our most recent visit.
Fabulous New Year's Eve Dinner. Food and service was excellent. Very much enjoyed by my wife and me and another couple.
Food and service were great, however the air con vent above the table blasted cold air down which ruined our experience.
Above ratings say it all
La Chaumière is the best restaurant in Calgary
Have been going there for many years
Hope to go for many more
One prime virtue is that the waiters leave you alone - are not constantly interrupting with inane questions
Only thing I ask is: NEVER CHANGE
Always delicious and fabulous. Service is amazing and attentive. The whole dining experience should not be missed.
Service was very good. Appetizers ( tuna tartar ) - excellent. Wild mushroom soup - excellent. Suggested wine -excellent and reasonably priced. Main courses were the weak point: duck was chewy , had too much fat and was not very tasty, overall. The deer steak was rubbery, chewy and not very tasty. Seabass was the best choice but still much less of a feast than the arctic char that I had at the La Chaumiere , 2 years ago.
excellent food using quality ingredients. good interior design with nice flower arrangements and paintings. (and Christmas decoration) would like to come back in other seasons, too.
Food was great. Service was terrible.
The food was great, the service was great, the prices for food was a little high, very Comfortable. Nice experience, would go again.
We celebrated my wife’s 70 birthday at La Chaumiere. Since we had celebrated a number of previous special occasions there, we knew what to expect...once again, we were not disappointed. Our friends, who had not been to La Chaumiere before, were as impressed and delighted as we have always been. Service, food, ambiance, all were excellent. It was a memorable evening for all four of us.
An amazingly wonderful dining experience. Ambience, service, food and wine were absolutely outstanding.
I took someone special for a romantic dinner. The service was fantastic as well as the food. I found the value at this restaurant was far better than comparable places in Calgary.
We were so looking forward to returning to the restaurant after several years but we’re left disappointed. Our food came out barely warm and then took close to 20 minutes to get back into queue and a new order delivered. Better to wait than simply microwaving it though. Staff was apologetic and comp’d our meal but we went for a dining delight not free food. Restaurant was busy when we were there but that’s a booking/staffing issue not an excuse.
Open Table asked if the reservation was for a special occasion, I responded 'birthday', but it appears this information was not passed on to the restaurant.
The restaurant is one of the best kept secrets in town; the mark-ups on food & wine are both some of the lowest & they have serving staff who are professionals & take pride in their work. Some of them have been there for years.
Having just returned from Paris, we were excited to dine here and extend our holiday in a virtual way. We couldn’t be happier with the way our evening went. Amazing food, perfect service and overall, a “French” experience that is unequaled in Calgary.
Thank you to everyone there for making our evening so perfect.
Service was fantastic and the food was amazing. Thank you for a great evwning
Food and service are always outstanding at La Chaumiere. Really good wine list with wide variety of options and price points. The atmosphere is classic not trendy. Consistently delivers fabulous meals.
Incredible meals all around. Service was outstanding. We will be going back.
As always the food is outstanding and the service is excellent.
What a wonderful evening! I met a friend for supper and we had a relaxed evening of fabulous food, delicious wine and great conversation! The lobster bisque was prepared table side and the delicious aroma was only exceeded by the taste. Our fish was cooked to perfection and every detail of the meal and the evening was outstanding. We wanted some help selecting wine and we were directed to a very reasonably priced delicious bottle of wine. The service was attentive but relaxed. We had a lot of catching up to do and were never rushed off the table. I’ll be returning to La Chaumiere soon!
Great food, wonderful elegant ambience, attentive helpful service. One of the very best restaurants anywhere. Perfect for special occassion.
One of the finest restaurants in which we have dined in 2018. Superb in all categories.
We were looking to revisit a couple of old favourites, and so La Chaumiere seemed an obvious choice. I booked it through Open Table and said it was a special occasion, which doesn't seem to have affected anything. I was seated with my back to the room facing a wall, which I quickly changed myself. Appetizers were okay, but nothing to write home about. Ordered black cod (me) and duck (him) and each tried a bite of the other's meal. He declared my fish too fishy, and I declared his duck EXTREMELY chewy and tough. When the waiter came to check, he whisked away the duck and replaced it with veal. I kept my meal (my choice). Again, nothing to write home about. Their wine list is as expected, and rather on the reasonable side for cost.
Unrelated to food: The older waiter there kept making a weird choking or coughing noise, like he had a hairball, which was quite distracting. I feel bad about mentioning it, because I'm sure he wasn't doing it on purpose... maybe he has a sinus polyp or something. Also, their music is truly terrible. At first I thought, Oh, Flute, that's something different, but it got quite wearing, and the quality of the sound was not good.
All in all, it's sad to say that maybe LC's time is up... there's only so long you can go on playing the same old song, and there are some excellent places to go eat quality French cuisine now.
Everything was excellent waiters food service five stars. Will recommend to friends and family and will return .
Fantastic food and impeccable service. Thanks Milan,
We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary and the service and dining experience was awesome! highly recommend.
Outstanding service and food was superbly prepared. Waiter was helpful in suggesting entrees and other courses.
Great service and even better food.
It was really good food! If you’re looking for an authentic French experience and good service go here! Atmosphere a bit “older” but a nice change to the modern funky vibes.