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Bistro 1882

4.9
4.9
141 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
European

UPDATE FROM BISTRO 1882

Hello, hope everyone is staying healthy and safe. We will open Tuesday, February 9th for evening dining only. We are a very small, family run restaurant that never rushes our customers due to our 1 seating per table per night policy. We will be open on Sunday February 14th for Valentine’s evening. We have a set menu that will be up shortly. The Bistro can also accommodate small private gatherings, at anytime, with private dining on a case by case basis. Please call 403-938-2224. We always answer the phone. Please call for reservations or book on OpenTable.

Thank You,

Marcella, Ed, Maya, Martin, Luke


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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, Traditional French, Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 938-2224

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Okotoks

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Starters

  • Bruschetta*CA$14.00

    Topped with asiago cheese and comes with toasted rye and naan bread. Gluten free bread available, please ask

    • Amuse – BoucheCA$15.00

      Tomato tart with pesto, bruschetta, olives, pickles, bruschetta, tapenade on rye with tomato. Gluten free substitutions available, please ask

      • Escargot a la PersilladeCA$13.00

        Baked in parsley and garlic butter

        • Baked Crab Dip*CA$19.00

          Spicy warm dip with asiago cheese, toasted baguette and raw carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes. Gluten free bread available, please ask

          • Avocado and Prawns*CA$19.00

            Avocado and baby tomatoes with four prawns drizzled with butter, lime and chili flakes

            Soups & Salads

            • Soup of the Evening*CA$12.00

              Delicious homemade soup with a side of two toasted croutons topped with bruschetta and warm goat cheese. Gluten free bread available, please ask

              • Baked French Onion Soup*CA$12.00

                Slow cooked onions and garlic in a vegetable and chicken broth. Croutons topped with asiago and swiss cheese. Gluten free bread available, please ask

                • Baby Green Salad*CA$11.00

                  Baby greens, spinach, carrots, cucumbers and tomato. Tossed with a balsamic and olive oil dressing

                  • Spinach & Brie Salad*CA$15.00

                    Spinach leaves tossed with carrots and warm Brie and candied walnuts, garnished with tomatoes and cucumber

                    • Spinach, Beef Tenderloin & Blue Cheese*CA$19.00

                      spinach leaves, 3oz. beef tenderloin, blue cheese, cucumber, tomato, balsamic and olive oil dressing

                      Entrées

                      • Stuffed Portobello Mushroom*CA$32.00

                        Creamy artichoke stuffed portobello mushroom served with creamy polenta, bruschetta and seasonal vegetables

                        • Sterling Obie Braised Beef Bourguignon*CA$32.00

                          Braised Obie beef in red wine jus, served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables

                          • Duck Margret with Saskatoon Berries*CA$36.00

                            duck margret with Saskatoon berry balsamic jus, served with scalloped potatoes and seasonal vegetables

                            • Lamb Loin Chops*CA$40.00

                              Two chops, baked with thyme and rosemary, served in a balsamic vinegar reduction, with scalloped potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Mint sauce available

                              • Beef Tenderloin*CA$34.00

                                beef tenderloin with jus, mashed potatoes and seasonal veggies

                                • Halibut*CA$42.00

                                  halibut with mango sauce topped with fresh pomegranate, strawberries, mango, cilantro and lime on rice with seasonal vegetables

                                  Desserts

                                  • Traditional Creme Brulee*CA$11.00

                                    eggs, cream, sugar, vanilla bean

                                    • Flavoured Crème Brulee*CA$11.00

                                      eggs, cream, sugar, flavour of month

                                      • Whipped White Chocolate Cheesecake*CA$12.00

                                        whipped cheesecake, fruit sauce, fresh berries and sorbet

                                        • Chocolate Brownie*CA$14.00

                                          fresh berries and sorbet

                                          • Pavlova*CA$11.00

                                            egg whites, sugar, berries, kiwi, mango with whipped cream

                                            Last updated: September 17, 2019

                                            What 141 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                            4.9
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                                            • 4.9Food
                                            • 4.9Service
                                            • 4.7Ambience
                                            • 4.8Value

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                                            1. ST

                                              SteveT

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Been meaning to visit here for years, finally had the perfect company to go with. The service was excellent and the food was presented beautifully, the taste and quality were beyond excellent. My only regret is I left it so long before visiting this fine family run restaurant. In short, Bistro 1882 oozes in quality!

                                            2. M

                                              Mike2

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 7, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Both the food and the service were excellent. The restaurant was very relaxing. My wife had the daily special stuffed chicken and I, the beef bourgeon. We understand that many of the ingredients are locally sourced, which was a bonus. The background music was not to our taste but it was subdued and not intrusive.

                                            3. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Calgary

                                              12 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              12 reviews

                                              Dined on October 6, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              My Dad and I really enjoyed our dinner at Bistro 1882! The food was delicious and the service was great! We will definitely go and have some more delicious food!

                                            4. K

                                              Karen

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 3, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              A great night with excellent service and even better food. A great little quirky restaurant, our host and waiter was full of energy and very engaging. We will definitely be eating there again in the future.

                                            5. VD

                                              VernD

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 2, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Outstanding food and great, friendly service. This would be a top restaurant in any major city anywhere.

                                            6. BE

                                              BlairE

                                              Calgary

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on October 1, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Excellent service as always! Great food!

                                            7. LL

                                              LizL

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 1, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Bistro 1882 is one of the best places to eat within the greater Calgary region. Located in Okotoks, this small restaurant has long been a favorite and food quality stands the test of time. For a lunch with girlfriends to a dinner with a partner or friends - any type of occasion - you will not be disappointed. Its simply the best!

                                            8. L

                                              Lois

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 28, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The best seafood entree I’ve ever had. It was the special and worth every penny. The Service is impeccable and the owner very personable and knowledgeable. The business also follows strict covid guidelines /covid immunization proof.

                                            9. w

                                              winesmellyeh

                                              Calgary

                                              38 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              38 reviews

                                              Dined on September 22, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Excellent lunch menu, with vegetarian options. Nice to see the chef come out for a visit.

                                            10. BZ

                                              BethanyZ

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 15, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great service. Friendly, kind, highly recommended

                                            11. KI

                                              KatyI

                                              Calgary

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 11, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              This is the CUTEST, most delicious restaurant in Okotoks. There is only one seating a night, meaning you have all the time in the world to enjoy your meal. The service is INCREDIBLE!!! AND THE FOOD... Absolutely to die for.

                                            12. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Calgary

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 9, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Our experience was incredible, the food was top notch some of the best we have ever had, the service was amazing this husband and wife team are the real deal… it is truly worth it to go if you have never been this place will be one of our new go to spots. Thanks for the wonderful food and experience

                                            13. RS

                                              RileyS

                                              Calgary

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 9, 2021

                                              overall4food4service4ambience2

                                              Food was decent, no concerns there but decor needs an update and service was informal for a relatively pricy dinner. I thought there could also be far more emphasis on wine. While it was a pleasant dinner, IMO the price point was inflated.

                                            14. NJ

                                              NatashaJ

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 26, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              This place is amazing!! Just try to reserve a table as they are only open for lunches if you have reservations because it is a very small and intimate venue :)

                                            15. MU

                                              MeganU

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 25, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We had the special of the day for lunch with some French onion soup, and creme Brule and pavlova for dessert and everything was incredible.

                                            16. KM

                                              KatieM

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 21, 2021

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              Great little spot, family business and always get a good meal.

                                            17. EZ

                                              EdZT

                                              Calgary

                                              62 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              62 reviews

                                              Dined on August 21, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Service was very good. Food was wonderful- duck was cooked perfectly and cod special was outstanding. Small setting is dated and needs a bit of a refresh but overall experience was very good.

                                            18. HK

                                              HappyKraut

                                              Manitoba

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on August 20, 2021

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              The service was exceptional; coupled with outstandingly fresh and flavour full food, our experience was top notch. We had the beat seat in the house, along the window, and enjoyed interacting with the owner.

                                            19. BW

                                              BarryW

                                              Salt Lake City

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on August 20, 2021

                                              overall5food5service4ambience3

                                              We booked our table 20 minutes ahead of time, as it was within easy walking distance. We were not sure what to expect. What we got was excellent European cuisine, personable and professional service, the best creme brule ever, and a relaxing experience at a stressful time. Highly recommended.

                                            20. S

                                              Samson127

                                              Calgary

                                              9 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              9 reviews

                                              Dined on August 10, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Food was delicious. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Menu offers good variety of locally sourced fresh ingredients. Great afternoon Will definitely book again

                                            21. JA

                                              JanetA

                                              Calgary

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 8, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Outstanding! You will not be disappointed! We will be booking another reservation very soon.

                                            22. f

                                              frankd

                                              Calgary

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 8, 2021

                                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                                              The escargot and crab dip for starters was fantastic. The cod special was delicious and chocolate toffee cake was to die for. Great atmosphere , great service, and will recommend to friends. Great experience

                                            23. AH

                                              AaronH

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 7, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Food was excellent with a nice atmosphere a truly friendly and genuine service.

                                            24. GT

                                              GailT

                                              Vancouver

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 7, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing food, ambiance..service..my fave! I would tell everyone to go there! I want lunch there now.

                                            25. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Calgary

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on August 7, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing food and service!! One of my favourite places to go for all occasions. A hidden gem in our beautiful town :)

                                            26. J

                                              Juniper67

                                              Calgary

                                              4 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on August 7, 2021

                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                                              The food and service were excellent. I understand why they have spaced the tables out into the bakery section. However, the ambiance when seated in the bakery isn’t great.

                                            27. S

                                              Samson127

                                              Calgary

                                              9 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              9 reviews

                                              Dined on July 31, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Food was excellent as usual Everything was well presented, fresh and flavorful Staff very attentive and great at describing dishes to help us make our choice Really like that this business sources locally as much as possible A lovely way to spend an evening Will definitely book again

                                            28. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on July 28, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              We enjoyed an incredible meal at Bistro 1882. The owner/server was cheerful, helpful and explained the history of the Bistro.

                                            29. JP

                                              JenP

                                              Calgary

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on July 25, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Went for our Anniversary dinner and the whole experience was amazing. The host/owner is gracious and attentive with a great personality. The food was amazing and great portions. Highly recommend.

                                            30. LL

                                              LindsayL

                                              Calgary

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on July 24, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              excellent food lovely atmosphere. fine dining without the stuffiness

                                            31. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Calgary

                                              6 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              6 reviews

                                              Dined on July 24, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing as always!

                                            32. RJ

                                              RachelJ

                                              Calgary

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on July 23, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Service was awesome. Food was amazing!! Such a sweet little spot. Must try when in Okotoks.

                                            33. EM

                                              EmilioM

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on July 22, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Relaxed setting with excellent, personal service and delicious food. We will definitely be returning!

                                            34. MP

                                              MikeP

                                              Calgary

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on July 18, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Fantastic food, great personal service. Top notch. If in Okotoks and your looking for a nice date night it is a recommend.

                                            35. TD

                                              TreenaD

                                              Vancouver

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on July 15, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              This was excellent food, excellent service and FABULOUS gluten free experience. Highly recommend!

                                            36. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Edmonton

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on July 15, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Fabulous find, our new favorite restaurant.

                                            37. JW

                                              JeffW

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on July 14, 2021

                                              overall5food4service4ambience5

                                              Everything was great from service to food and wine

                                            38. TE

                                              TammyE

                                              Edmonton

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on July 11, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Absolutely the best dining experience my wife and I have ever had. They went above and beyond to meet my wife's dietary needs and the level of service was exceptional. Great mix of good food and atmosphere. Highly recommended, everyone should eat here at least once.

                                            39. p

                                              patrickr

                                              Calgary

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on July 11, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great food, cuisine and service. We also liked the soft background music. We were there to celebrate my wife's birthday. We will be back!

                                            40. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on July 10, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Blown away by everything from the atmosphere, to the service to the sensational food. I cannot recommend this establishment enough.

                                            FAQs

                                            Bistro 1882 is rated 4.9 stars by 141 OpenTable diners

                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                                            Google Map for Bistro 1882

                                            52 North Railway St Okotoks, AB T1S 1J3

                                            • Neighborhood

                                              Okotoks

                                            • Hours of operation

                                              Dinner
                                              Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                            • Cuisines

                                              European, Traditional French, Canadian

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Dining

                                            • Dress code

                                              Casual Dress

                                            • Payment options

                                              AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Additional

                                              Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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