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Rouge

4.5
4.5
571 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Calgary’s premier restaurant destination. The expansive on-site garden and locally grown products influence the ever changing menu. Located only 5 minutes from downtown, Rouge offers cuisine and ambiance dedicated to food and wine aficionados. Ample free parking.



Rouge boasts private rooms for your next meeting, event or function, as well as an outstanding patio overlooking the garden for those warm summer days

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Organic, French / Canadian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 531-2767
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Darnell Japp
  • Catering
    Call or email to inquire.<br />Phone 403-531-2767<br />Email: events@rougecalgary.com (Attn Chelsea)
  • Private party facilities
    Rouge is well known for private meeting and banquet space. Each of our rooms have unique atmospheres and are suited to a variety of group sizes. Dining service available for lunch or dinner and always timed for your needs.
  • Private party contact
    Chelsea King: (403) 718-0019
  • Neighborhood
    Calgary
  • Cross street
    12th Street SE
  • Parking details
    Ample parking is available directly off 12th Street, just south of the bridge on the East side. Alternatively, street parking may be available in front of the building.<br />Please be aware that 12th Street Bridge to and from Memorial Drive is closed from now through 2018
  • Public transit
    The bus route 1 stops at 9th st SE and 12th ave SE, Rouge is located 1 block North of 9th ave SE at 1240 8th ave SE.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 571 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 2.9Value

NoiseModerate

571 Reviews
  1. GaryJ

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tasting menu was great and the wine pairings were perfect. Especially the reisling with the foie gras custard!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was and service were amazing. A quiet intimate meal.

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  3. TihanaR

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and food! The restaurant is very charming and cozy, servers professional and friendly, and the food was incredible.

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  4. JennieferP

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never bad, always amazing. One of the most romantic and delicious places in Calgary.

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  5. henrijo

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is amazing! The service, superb. Our waiter, Fabrizio, was incredibly attentive and welcoming. He also knows his wine! Our only comment is that the atmosphere seemed cold and a bit clinical and the music play list was odd. When I think of French cuisine, I think of warm, cozy spaces with crackling fires, flickering candles and soft music. This restaurant lacks that ambience and it was noticeable on a cold, windy night. The food made up for it though! It was absolutely delicious.

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  6. Shen

    Calgary

    58 reviews

    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great romantic place, definately recommend the chefs table! Great ambiance and amazing service

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  7. MatthewF

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed the chef’s tasting menu. The staff were attentive without hovering, formal but not stuffy. They were helpful with wine pairings and menu descriptions. While the tasting menu is not inexpensive, I would put it on par with restaurants of a similar caliber. All in all a lovely evening we will definitely be back.

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  8. RonW

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Found the tartar to be vinegary and when I commented on the bun for the hamburger which I thought was stale we were told by the chef that it a dense style of bun, the bun crumbled when I tried to pickup the burger to eat it, it was really to bad as I was planning on having a Christmas dinner there this month. Not no more! Glad we went there to try the food prior to setting a reservation. On a positive our server was very good and friendly, a shame about the food :(

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  9. DeneenR

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed this restaurant immensely!! The food was absolutely delicious!! The staff were attentive and friendly. It will be a must place when we come back to Calgary!!

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  10. SusanT

    Calgary

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rouge is one of our favourite restaurants for a reason. The food and service consistently provides the diner what every restaurant should strive for: excellence in both. Of course, the ambiance is fabulous as well.

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  11. Dinoutcal

    Calgary

    100 reviews

    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A family 60th birthday event. The food and service were excellent including accommodating a couple of people with food allergies. The staff at the Rouge are very professional and take such good care of guests. Everyone enjoyed their food which was well prepared and presented.

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  12. MurrayP

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We felt that we were being rushed out the door. Waitress had to be told to come back when we had decided on our orders.

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  13. Tilling

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our lunch at Rouge was one of the most delicious meals that I have had in a long time. Starting with the incredible home made bread and butter, on to the amazing steak tartar and finishing with duck confit that melted in my mouth. Unfortunately we had no room for dessert! Can't wait to visit again!

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  14. RjayS

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Chef's tasting menu was poor value, many components of multiple dishes were not harmonious. When the cheese course is the best course, you know there's a problem! Too many something-and-bread courses. While execution of the dishes was mostly acceptable (except for the short rib/pasta), the flavours were not appealing and too little texture was present from beginning to end. The foie gras dish was mushy and boring with too much of a similar tart component (jelly and some other unidentifiable thing on the plate) and the main was very skimpy on meat. The dessert was an afterthought and better not served. Service was fine. Would not return based on food alone.

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  15. DustinM

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for our first wedding anniversary. The service was good, food was amazing, and it was nice eating in a heritage house with plenty of history. The food presentation and quality was very well done.

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  16. Luis

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rouge has some of the best tasting food in Calgary and the service is amazing.

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  17. PaulaS

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversary

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  18. luise

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, taste and experience Highly recommend it

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  19. JAMEST

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My third visit to one of Canada's finest restaurants. I can't think of anything to criticize.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall experience was very nice. The service was great. Our waitress was very helpful as my wife has a gluten allergy. The food speak for itself. We’ll be back

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rouge never disappoints! Pork belly, beef tartare and charcuteurie with cheese amazing.

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  22. IkeGold

    New York City

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and creative. Portions initially seemed small but by the end of the meal were just right.

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  23. foodie

    Calgary

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening with delicious food and great service! Hadn’t been Rouge for a few years and it is brighter and such a beautiful location. They were easily able to cater to a Celiac member of the party including bread and butter at the beginning of the meal.

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  24. Calgariano

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always perfection

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  25. ZacharyB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I got married at Rouge one year ago today, and we came back to celebrate. We ordered the 6 course dinner and were impressed with each course. Great service, ambience and flavour.

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  26. Benoit

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It is a wonderful restaurant. The food was amazing, the service was superb as well. I thought the ambiance was quiet, perhaps too quiet, as this is an old house and the tables are scattered over several of the original rooms. But it is a beautiful house and a most wonderful restaurant. Highly recommended.

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  27. MartinP

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambience were excellent.

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  28. BrandonC

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Date night with my lady. First time at Rouge and I would recommend it to all. Fresh food, vegetables grown in their own garden. Chef trying no combinations. Amazing and the staff know their menu and wine listing.

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  29. PaulB

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Hor's D'oevres were very good. The lamb dish was not up to an expected standard for the cost. Limited number of small morsels. The menu could be more extensive...chicken option would be nice. Your entrance to the restaurant needs some work.

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  30. YYCFoodLover

    Calgary

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Knowledgeable friendly server who spent just the right amount of time with us. The food here is beautiful - to look at and to eat. The palette teasers from the kitchen were amazing and those caramels at the end!!!!! Wow! Well done, Rouge! Until next time.

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  31. Holodny

    Calgary

    339 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    339 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food flavours. Portions are not large but you get a quality dining experience. Remains a premiere restaurant.

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  32. Kathleen

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing formal dining experience. This is my favourite restaurant for celebrations and taking out business colleagues when they are in town. The food is incomparable to anything else I have had, Chef's skill with preparation takes even dishes I do not like and turns them into unbeatable experiences.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely location for a special lunch. Service very attentive. Found the food a bit salty- May have been the cheese on the mushroom toast and the gnocchi dish. Shrimp was very good , loved the fennel in it. Free Parking hard to find- paid for street parking.

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  34. GarryL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely meal for eight on a Sunday night. All enjoyed their meals and the experience. very good service.

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  35. Foodie4fun

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a nice enough evening to be seated on the outdoor patio, which was great. We had the 6 course chefs tasting menu, an excellent meal. Highly recommend Rouge

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  36. BowenC

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, food, and wine! Great job to Paul and his team!

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  37. MariaL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambience for fine dining. Very good service. Chef was able to accommodate speciality dietary needs. Excellent food & drinks.

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  38. KRKR

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Bravo Olivier. Toujours un plaisir de manger dans ton resto. Roy Klassen Consul honoraire de France (Calgary)

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  39. JenR

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved getting to experience all that their garden has to offer in the summer.

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  40. AndreaP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing! Tasting menu is such a great adventure, one amazing surprise after another :) Took our 16 year old for an unforgettable birthday dinner - still talking about it. Will be back again as soon as possible!

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Rouge is rated 4.5 stars by 571 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Rouge

1240 - 8th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0M7

Additional information

  • Cross street
    12th Street SE
  • Neighborhood
    Calgary
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Organic, French / Canadian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Ample parking is available directly off 12th Street, just south of the bridge on the East side. Alternatively, street parking may be available in front of the building.<br />Please be aware that 12th Street Bridge to and from Memorial Drive is closed from now through 2018
  • Public transit
    The bus route 1 stops at 9th st SE and 12th ave SE, Rouge is located 1 block North of 9th ave SE at 1240 8th ave SE.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Darnell Japp
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (403) 531-2767
  • Catering
    Call or email to inquire.<br />Phone 403-531-2767<br />Email: events@rougecalgary.com (Attn Chelsea)
  • Private party facilities
    Rouge is well known for private meeting and banquet space. Each of our rooms have unique atmospheres and are suited to a variety of group sizes. Dining service available for lunch or dinner and always timed for your needs.
  • Private party contact
    Chelsea King: (403) 718-0019
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