La Chaumiere

4.6
240 reviews
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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.
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J
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A mixed experience mostly positive. My confit duck was undercooked - the skin fat was not rendered down at all so it was inedible the meat itself was great. That was my only real issue- it was date night so unusually I made no fuss:). My wife's appetizer ( fois gras) and main (steak wagyu) were great and my main (veal) was also good. The service was very professional and the wine selection outstanding. The ambiance was nice - slightly too well lit to be an intimate dinner but not an issue. I will certainly go back but avoid the confit...

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BH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

traditional dinning service with comfortable ambience.

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SE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing and the unbelievable! Had an fantastic experience .

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t
Calgary
40 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner, always enjoy coming here for special occasions, love the lobster bisque and the Chilean sea bass was wonderful , finished with a desert soufflé, excellent. Service was outstanding

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SK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional, as always!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did not acknowledge the special occasion though I stated it in reservation

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MT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time back in almost 5 years, still a classic, elegant restaurant with excellent food and service.
As it was a quiet night, we were offered a tour of the wine cellar as well. Much enjoyed!

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W
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reasonably sized budget to use on a work event for 5 young professional colleagues and spent hours trying to figure out what restaurant in Calgary would fit the bill for expense account/fancy/great food/dining experience. La Chaumiere did not disappoint. A fantastic wine list that runs the gamut, appetizers (or hors d'oeuvres, whatever) to please the whole table, entrees featuring a variety of delicious and well executed staples, and a lovely dessert. We were treated to an assortment of small bites courtesy of the chef, and the service was EXQUISITE. In a city where people are always lusting after new and exciting restaurants, it's great to know that the place that taught me which fork to use when I was in high school can still bring its A-game and provide a truly memorable experience.

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MA
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding experience, exceptional service and food.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant. Love the food and the staff are amazing. highly recommended

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KP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
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!

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PF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant Food, service, surroundings five star

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J
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner there. Always enjoy. Great food, ambience and service

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AK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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A
New England
1 review
Dined on February 11, 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.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 6, 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.

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

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

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D
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 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.

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C
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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f
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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!

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

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

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RC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
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.

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SP
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on December 22, 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.

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BB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 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

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LJ
Calgary
66 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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PK
1 review
Dined on December 12, 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.

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n
1 review
Dined on December 6, 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.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was great. Service was terrible.

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DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 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.

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G
1 review
Dined on November 28, 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.

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W
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely spectacular

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B
1 review
Dined on November 10, 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.

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D
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 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.

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LC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 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.

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SM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 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.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MW
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 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.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable

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w
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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