La Chaumiere

4.7
229 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
French
Cuisine:

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.

Le Vin:

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.
What 229 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Quiet
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
KP
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
PF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant Food, service, surroundings five star

Report
Helpful
AK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic evening! Everything was perfect! Food wonderful as well as the staff!

Report
Helpful
A
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
B
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
MP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still, after all these years, the best overall restaurant in Calgary. No one can touch it.

Report
Helpful
D
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
C
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific as usual. Great food, great wine, great service.

Report
Helpful
f
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
RM
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience is always memorable but, the food was particularly outstanding on our most recent visit.

Report
Helpful
RC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous New Year's Eve Dinner. Food and service was excellent. Very much enjoyed by my wife and me and another couple.

Report
Helpful
SP
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were great, however the air con vent above the table blasted cold air down which ruined our experience.

Report
Helpful
BB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
LJ
Calgary
63 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious and fabulous. Service is amazing and attentive. The whole dining experience should not be missed.

Report
Helpful
PK
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
n
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was great. Service was terrible.

Report
Helpful
DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the service was great, the prices for food was a little high, very Comfortable. Nice experience, would go again.

Report
Helpful
G
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
W
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An amazingly wonderful dining experience. Ambience, service, food and wine were absolutely outstanding.

Report
Helpful
OT
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely spectacular

Report
Helpful
B
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
D
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

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.

Report
Helpful
LC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
SM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic and the food was amazing. Thank you for a great evwning

Report
Helpful
MW
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable

Report
Helpful
w
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meals all around. Service was outstanding. We will be going back.

Report
Helpful
LM
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always the food is outstanding and the service is excellent.

Report
Helpful
OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
FC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful elegant ambience, attentive helpful service. One of the very best restaurants anywhere. Perfect for special occassion.

Report
Helpful
JF
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the finest restaurants in which we have dined in 2018. Superb in all categories.

Report
Helpful
MA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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.

Report
Helpful
GH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent waiters food service five stars. Will recommend to friends and family and will return .

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food and impeccable service. Thanks Milan,

Report
Helpful
BB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary and the service and dining experience was awesome! highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
T
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food was superbly prepared. Waiter was helpful in suggesting entrees and other courses.

Report
Helpful
OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great service and even better food.

Report
Helpful
KH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
6