Purlieu

4.8
222 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary French / American
Purlieu is a neighborhood restaurant in the Oakridge Calgary community. We bring in local fresh ingredients whenever possible to satisfy you with a modern twist on classic food and drinks. Come join us in a relaxed atmosphere, where we bring our best to you. At Purlieu, we're on the edge of the city, in the heart of the community.
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cindyr
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels like eating in my own home with a clean and beautiful room where friends can gather. Thank you for a wonderful first dining experience. I will be back.

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AnnieM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very helpful and welcoming wait staff; excellent food and real neighbourhood feel

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KHyum
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning little place, with the yummiest bistro food. Unpretentious but special. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
38 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and the service by Claude was exceptional

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Bamma
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ou first time at Purlieu and it won’t be out last. What a wonderful little neighbourhood gem! Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere!

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vipPassontango
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am almost reluctant to submit a review for this gem of a restaurant, in fear we can never again get a reservation there. However, it would be greedy of me not to spread the word.

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SamK
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, we’ll presented food with great service.

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SharonW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All 3 of us really enjoyed our meals...the flavours and presentation were amazing. Service was outstanding. Have already reserved another dinner in a few days!

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EmilieSan
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to this place to try their mussels and didn’t regret my choice. Absolutely delicious!

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Robert
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From entry to exit was outstanding - service was terrific and food was to die for. Can’t be beat for value for money

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Jewel
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have loved Purlieu since it opened but haven’t been able to dine there during Pandemic closures since March 15, 2019. Our dinner there on Saturday, September 27, 2021 marked a return to one of our all-time favourite restaurants. Chef Eric Mah did not disappoint nor did his wonderful serving staff. The meal (Cornish game hen for me and loin of pork for my husband) was fabulous and our appetizer, dessert and wine choices made our first post Pandemic closure meal outstanding. I look forward to regular nights out at Purlieu in the future.

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vipBunny
Calgary
110 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have had dinner here a number of times. Took another couple last night. Restaurant was very busy and our server had her hands full but she handled everything well. Drinks were a little slow in coming but they were great once they arrived. The food was wonderful although there was a mixup with one of the orders which they handled to our satisfaction. Great restaurant, fair prices and a lovely menu. Always enjoy it here!!

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TedD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our experience was good overall but the food was quite salty.

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Weliketodine
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal and friendly staff, a treat to dine there for sure

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vipMargotW
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Purlieu often it is always excellent. Last night I had the appetizer special Elk terrine which was outstanding. Its not on the drink list but I also had a fabulous Negroni. In case you are looking for suggestions Jason... 1) The Elk terrine on the main menu 2)barrel aged Negroni, neither of which will affect our attendance but would be nice.
thanks for all the great dinners

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JonathanR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere and great service. It was my wife and I's first time at Purlieu to celebrate her birthday. We had read great things previously and they all lived up to our expectations. The mussels we had to share (even though they're a main) were amazing and both of our sides were great as well! Our servers let us know the menu does change frequently so we can't wait to come back and try something new!

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Walid
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live close by. We were happily by how nice it is inside. Great food. Friendly service. We'll definitely be going again.

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Terry
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We don't usually eat out as we cook a variety of foods ourselves. The food at Purlieu was fantastic! We could find items on the menu that we don't cook normally and everything was done to perfection!

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vipLowenstein
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal. Excellent. Only thing was as the restaurant became full the noise was so over powering we left a bit early because of it.

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FredaV
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our evening at Purlieu was excellent. The service was outstanding, as was the food and drinks. Will certainly be dining here again.

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LaurieV
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavours, great service and save room for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent!

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DarleneGuyM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its quaint in their small space so its not over crowded. Food was FANTASTIC!! Service was GREAT!

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GreatGastroExperience
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely modern bistro décor. Pleasant informed personable server. The menu offers appetizers and entrees for all tastes. It’s not too large so you know the ingredients are fresh and can rotate by season. The dishes are pleasing to the eye, balanced, delicious and skilfully prepared. Highly recommend for special occasions or for a nice evening out with family and friends.

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AmberG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal. This restaurant never dissapoints. Food and service is always on point. Well done

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excited to try this place for a while. It exceeded expectations and was absolutely fantastic!!!! A must try and definite new favorite.

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Mittens
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our 8th anniversary - food was great, service excellent and price point excellent as well! We will definitely be back soon!! Thank you!

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RonniA
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both exceptional! Can't recommend highly enough.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

As this was our second visit to Purlieu, we were really looking forward to our evening and meals. Unfortunately, this visit was not like the first. Service and cocktails were great, but the burger for two guests were extremely dried out and multiple guests that ordered the cornish hen commented on the plate lacking taste/seasoning. Perhaps it was a one night glitch?

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vipBunny
Calgary
110 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Have eaten here a few times. Always very enjoyable. Brought another couple who had not dined here. They thoroughly enjoyed the food, drinks and service. The Food was excellent as was the service. Apparently the menu is about to change so new adventures in taste are coming!! We are looking forward to that.

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Sandy
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French-style cuisine, flawless and friendly service, cozy ambiance, reasonable cheque at the end. I could not ask for more. 5/5 stars!

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HowieW
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Two of us had the mussels, which were most enjoyable, and our third had the cod, which she acclaimed to be excellent. The service was excellent with all questions relating to the menu provided fully.

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vipPatriciaB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The menu is limited. I ordered a hamburger with fries - the fries were not crisp, the hamburger consisted of two thin, dry patties. Not a juicy burger that we had when we previously had dined at Purlieu. Most of the fries were soggy, overcooked and very brown. I mentioned my dissatisfaction to our waiter and she said she would let the kitchen know. Our tip reflected the preparation of my meal and lack of acknowledgment from the kitchen.

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DanB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience enjoyed the service and the food immensely

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vipMaria
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is presented in a tasteful and creative manner. Our server Jillian was attentive and friendly. We enjoyed hearing one of our favourite vinyl records over dinner.

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KazCowboy
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time out for an in-restaurant experience since April Covid restrictions. Purlieu was our first choice and it did not disappoint. Chef Eric has a new chef and she prepare a fantastic meal for us. Purlieu is not large and they are able to provide an personalized and friendly experience. We can't wait for Trullo Trattoria to open. This is Jason & Eric's 2nd restaurant for Calgary to experience. Confluence Distilling is providing a special gin for Trullo.

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AnnC
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal at Purlieu on the the last evening of in-house dining before shut down. We will miss their fabulous food and friendly service.

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vip21BA
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Mussels in the city, and killer service as always.

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BrentG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laid back and comfortable with great food!

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Felipe
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu, superb ambiance, and great value for your dollar. Hidden gem in the ‘burbs! Some of the best French inspired food I’ve had yet.

FAQs

Purlieu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 280-7474.

Purlieu is rated 4.8 stars by 222 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.