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Selia Bar, Calgary, AB

Selia Bar

4.4
4.4
62 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary American
Selia offers premium casual dining at local prices to support those close to home. Our stylish and playful ambiance and vibrant menu promise an inclusive experience for all to enjoy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Dining Bar, Sports Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–7:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (587) 391-9806
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 62 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Healthy

  • Calgary

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Calgary

    Healthy

62 Reviews
  1. Outfordinner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We attend Selia somewhat regularly and the buffet provided was not an accurate representation of their best plates. Nothing was decent.

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  2. Croamy

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Went to Selia's for Mother's Day brunch with my mother and 4 teenagers. The brunch was buffet style on a small table by the patio. The food was not terrible, but it was also not very good. The scrambled eggs were overcooked and rubbery, the hash browns were also overdone and crunchy, everything was luke warm at best. The hush puppies and other dessert loaf were tasty and the sunrise cocktail I had was good, but overall very underwhelming and just not good. Selia's has been okay in the past, but do not recommend for mother's day brunch. Definitely not worth the price and we left feeling disappointed.

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  3. Rachel

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Music was SO loud that we had a hard time having a conversation. For the 3/4 of us who have Celiac, the novelty of being able to order anything on the menu was unfortunately outweighed by the mediocre food. The chicken burger was not good. Crispy chicken was wayyy overcooked so I could hardly get my teeth through it - had to resort to my knife and fork. Hawaiian burger was not good according to my hubby. Burger buns were dry and disappointing. Our two friends ordered two types of bowls and left most of them - way too rich and soggy they said. Overall the food was heavy and rich and greasy. We sadly won’t be back unless there’s a menu overhaul.

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  4. BarbaraM

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a wonderful lunch at Selia’s. Service was excellent! Will return.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently dined at Selia and had a mixed experience. While the overall ambiance was pleasant, I was taken aback by the attire of our server. Sporting a crop top, it seemed inappropriate for the establishment. However, the culinary offerings managed to salvage the experience. The fish and chips, in particular, exceeded expectations with generous portions and flavorful execution. While the rest of the menu was average, the standout quality of the fish and chips left a lasting impression. In summary, Selia offers a mixed experience. While the food is commendable, the choice of attire by the server was questionable and detracted from an otherwise enjoyable meal.

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  6. Careberry1971

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely an amazing restaurant. Highly recommend it. A whole Gluten-free menu. So good and so nice to not worry, everything is safe. Definitely going back

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  7. CoryF

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing GF restaurant! The Calamari is definitely a must have.

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  8. Nutfrey

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service is exceptional. Navi is so welcoming. The food is delicious. It is so enjoyable to eat great food and know our family members, who are celiac, can eat safely.

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  9. CorinaG

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter messed up on 3 of our orders and there were only 6 of us and 2 were kids so it was kind of disappointing for us as we were there a week before and the service was amazing. We weren’t offered any sort of discount or an apology so that was crappy also.

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  10. MikeL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, every time. Great service and smooth interaction.

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  11. LauraleeK

    Calgary

    82 reviews

    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best onion rings ever Beautiful spot great food and wine

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  12. AndreaS

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This completely gluten free restaurant has lots to offer any guest. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was excellent. The onion rings were worth the visit alone.

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  13. PhilipH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, gluten free. Great for my celiac guest.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! However, it was pretty quiet and I found myself looking for my server a few times. Overall a great experience. Will be back.

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  15. JoleneG

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I received a call at about 1pm the day of my reservation, which was at 5:15 to be told the restaurant would be closing at 6pm because of the holidays. I was asked if I wanted to move my reservation up, but was told that the kitchen would be open until 5:30. We decided to keep the reservation at 5:15. When we arrived at 5:15 the restaurant was empty and we were told the kitchen closed at 5pm. I was less than impressed, given that I had a conversation with someone earlier that day, and was told we would be ok as long as we ordered quickly. But to arrive at the time of my reservation to be told the kitchen was already closed, after driving across the city, I was less than impressed. Not to mention that it was NYE so getting is somewhere else was not going to be easy.

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  16. GarethM

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was great, service was good but the place was dirty. Uncleared and dirty tables etc made the place feel unorganized and messy.

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  17. BevDT

    Calgary

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was really good. Don't be concerned that it's a gluten-free restaurant as the food truly satisfies all! And, there have three gluten loaded beer on tap! :)

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  18. Eatsalot

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very friendly. Nice ambience and decor. I ordered the BBQ burger, and it wasn’t very tasty for me. It was dry. It had wagyu and chuck for the beef patty, but I felt like the meat quality was wasted in this burger. I couldn’t taste much of the meat. The fries were super crispy and skinny. Very tasty. When the restaurant gets packed, it can be hard to hear a conversation with friends.

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  19. GregoryL

    Vancouver

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Totally gluten free and food was delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. Decor very pleasant. This was our second visit.

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  20. FredM

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice decor and friendly staff. Fish and chips is really good. The spicy chicken bowl is a total disappointment. Salad needs a decent dressing. The chicken cutlet was thin with a little cheese slice on top And then made disgusting with Frank’s hot sauce poured over top and a garnish of cut up pickle slices more suited to a burger Something a hung over teen might throw together

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  21. lovediningout

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    They have a kids menu but no high chairs (?) I have specifically asked for a high chair when I made the reservation and I also mentioned that it was my husband's birthday but it seems like my request was not recognized. The dirnks were good with strong alcohol content, but the food was just mediocre yet pricey. A kid's meal with just a burger and fries would cost you $15 without drinks or desserts.

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  22. GregoryL

    Vancouver

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful gluten free restaurant, with a lovely open decor and excellent service. Food was delicious, tasty and well presented. We will certainly visit again.

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  23. MaryC

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely evening. Waitress not very friendly until it came to paying the bill. Not appropriately dressed either. Very short skirt and top with no bra on. We were there for lunch the other day and the waiter was a lovely young guy. Very friendly and a great sense of humour. Love the food though.

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  24. KarenS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was delicious and it was so nice not to worry about cross contamination! Our server was great.

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  25. DaveD

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was wonderful for my wife to be able to eat anything off the menu! Glad we heard about you on Facebook!

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  26. Kath

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are celiac this is an amazing restaurant no worries at all. And if you aren’t the gluten free food is great for anyone.

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  27. Steph

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute for a birthday date night, nothing overly special, but you’ll fit in wearing jeans or heels. The tuna tartare is awesome and the bartender makes good Caesar’s. Nice atmosphere and not too busy. Only thing that could have made it better was a birthday dessert 🙈

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  28. OliviaH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been here before, but new allergies have popped up, and Selia Bar did an impeccable job in keeping me safe. Thank you so much for the amazing service and help in finding safe meals on your menu with some minor modifications.

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  29. LisaS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both ordered a burger. The bun was very dry and difficult to eat. The burger was also dry but tasted ok. I feel it would have been better if there were more condiments either on the burger or provided as an option. I love my burger with ketchup, mayo, relish and sometimes BBQ sauce but there was only a light amount of what I think was mayo on the bun. Also the onions could have been more plentiful. Pickles and lettuce was great and fresh. The fries were hot which was nice. Honestly if it was for how amazing our server was and the fact that he came out to ask us about our meal we probably wouldn't go back. But because he cared enough to ask and explain that they were looking into getting better buns this is why we will absolutely return to try something else!!

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  30. Purveyoroftastythings

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Every time we come here there is something unavailable from their menu. The GF buns on burgers which are one of the only dinner items available, seemed freezer burnt and crumbled everywhere- each person had to eat their burgers/ sandwiches with cutlery. The flavour is consistent mediocre. The calamari is a small portion for the price and pretty greasy, but tastes good. The fries are underwhelming and if you can use an oven or air fryer can make significantly better fries at home. The GF menu is commendable but perhaps takes some trial and error prior to serving to customers as our meals are consistently error and consistently below average. Also, can someone please teach the servers or bartender how to pour? White wine gets warm in glasses without stems. Prosecco needs a flute. I do not want my Prosecco in a tumbler (and I want the last patrons lipstick off my glassware). Would be nice to see local beer on the menu (besides the non alcoholic beers) and the Phillips draft beer was flat. Some of this was brought to our servers attention but no one seemed to care. We keep going back with hopes that they’d get better, but I think our perseverance and disappointment will seal the final deal.

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  31. CMDM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were there at lunch, not very many other tables. It took an hour to order food, though it came out very quickly once placed. While the food was good, it wasn’t worth the hour wait just to place the order. As a celiac I was excited to try a place that is completely safe but was very disappointed with the lack of service, definitely impacted my opinion of the food. We had poutine and onion rings so nothing completely outrageous - we might have ordered more but didn’t want to wait. The waiter came over quickly after bringing the food to settle the bill due to their shift ending so we opted for that instead of trying another item. It was a quieter, low-light interior. There was a patio as well. As a mention: While not on the restaurant, it was recommended as child friendly but there wasn’t a high chair and if a booth hadn’t been available it wouldn’t have worked with kids who are shorter/unsteady/fidgety.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and wonderful service. Love that the menu is gluten free.

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  33. LuigiR

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Found the pricing high for the quality and quanitity. I had the fish and chips, the batter was way to thick for my liking. My wife had the salmon, although tasty, she was expecting a little more sides on the plate. The calamari appy was disappointing. The liquor markup is a tad high thankfully we caught the special that nite , 50% discount on wines, which brought the pricing more in line with what it should cost. Service was attentive and the complimentary dessert for my wife's birthday was very special.

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  34. Sandman404

    Calgary

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Although we ran into issues with some of our dishes, the staff were eager to redo them and assist. They we apologetic and helpful. I would appreciate more veg on the plate but I get the presentation style.

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  35. VictoriaW

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband has celiac so it was wonderful to go out to dinner without having to worry. The burgers and park fries were delicious. We were very full and happy when we left

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  36. AlisonM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It was great to find a restaurant where my friend could order absolutely anything from the menu, and the food was great, but we found it hard to hear each other as there is nothing to muffle the sound from other tables.

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  37. PeteP

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The squid was oily this time, did not keep ip to standards of previous visits

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  38. DaveS

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place but if we go back, we would probably try something different on the menu. We each had a burger- they were okay but it was the gluten free buns that killed it for us. They ruined what were probably good burgers. Kudos for creating a 100% gluten free environment for those that are sensitive to gluten but that's not what brought us here- in fact, had we known that- we might not have come and definitely would not have ordered burgers. My wife has a sensitivity to the potato starch in gluten free buns and we only found out about the fact this is a gluten free restaurant after the fact. The menu referred to the bun for the burger as "house bun" and there was no mention this was a gluten free restaurant. Ambiance wise - great decor that speaks of a casual yet classy place. We did find that somebody must REALLY like the bass in their music as a few songs that played in the background made it feel like we were in a night club. It was fine but we laughed when we could feel the bass through the booth we were sitting in as that did not match the pleasant vibe that was intended.

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  39. JayneG

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had lovely food and were able to sit outside. Not too many other patrons on a Friday evening : the service was prompt and Eric was very obliging with giving us more time to choose. My friend with celiac loved that everything on the menu was gluten free and enjoyed the fish and chips immensely. My bowl was very full and I couldn't quite finish. We shared the Hush Puppy dessert between 2, on Eric's recommendation, and he was bang on. It was also delicious. It's a great place in a slightly odd location (attached to a gym), and I really hope the restaurant thrives as it is such a treat for people with celiac!

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  40. Dena

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and drinks. We had the fish and chips, it was excellent. We sat outside facing the pool, it was a beautiful sunny day and we had great service. This will be my new go to place. I highly recommend anyone with gluten free or or not.

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Selia Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Selia Bar

7222 Edgemont Blvd NW, Calgary, AB T3A 2X7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bowness
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–7:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Dining Bar, Sports Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
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