Permanently Closed - Redwater Rustic Grille - Aspen Estates

3.9
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1207 Reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Californian

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Redwater Rustic Grille’s market driven menu is a fresh interpretation of contemporary West Coast Cuisine with signature dishes and innovative creations. A favorite destination for wine-lovers and foodies alike, Redwater’s wine menu features specialties from smaller boutique wineries, many of which are not found elsewhere in the city. The large selection of wine complements the executive chef's menu of seasonal robust dishes. Canadian Coral, soft lighting, the contemporary lounge and the large glass wine cellar enclosing the private dining room; creates an ambiance of casual refinement. Servers are warmly professional and their enthusiasm for great food and wine is infectious. Redwater is a proud recipient of the 2007, 2008 & 2009 Wine Spectator Awards. Dress: Smart Casual.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Continental
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:45 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(403) 686-6731
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Tyler Ferenz
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Private party facilities
We are pleased to host all types of special functions. Our Private Dining room accommodates 16 or we can book out sections of the restaurant or lounge. Please contact us for details . Please note that there is an 18% gratuity added to parties of 8 or more.
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Private party contact
Tamera Carson: (403) 705-0577
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Cross street
85th Street and 17th Ave SW
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Parking details
Public Parking lot in front of restaurant, additional parking available in underground parkade.
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Entertainment
In our lounge there are two TV screens that broadcast all of the Calgary Flames hockey games.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on recent ratings
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4.2
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OT
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We hadn’t been to Red Water Grill in about 4 years and the quality has really changed. The menu items were uninspired. We ordered the Tuna Poke and it tasted ok. We ordered a beet salad and it tasted stale. My friend ordered a steak and it was grilled to his liking but it was a low quality cut. It was the most expensive item on the menu. I ordered the cheeseburger because I knew that after tasting the appetizers, the fish menu item I wanted would likely be overdone- and I dislike overcooked fish. We also ordered champagne and our server had no experience opening a bottle. She was a friendly server but the restaurant should really invest in training their employees.
I went there to celebrate my 50th birthday and it was a super disappointing experience.

S
Calgary
38 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

4 people-2 ordered salmon & 2 ordered beef.
Salmon was very good.
Steak was over done & dry. Beef bourguignon was so-so.
Apple rhubarb pie was burnt black on bottom.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Both my wife and I had steaks for dinner, the meal was rather bland in appearance and the quality of the meat was very poor, not anything like what we have experienced from this restaurant in the past.

L
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Table service was timely and attentive
Menu is very limited to offer reasonable options to diners
Food quality, preparation, and presentation were good

OT
Calgary
44 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The mushroom and kale appetizers were delicious. Salmon was very good however the two sirloin meals were disappointing. The waiter was good and attentive however he misinformed me when I was paying for my bill (not sure if he didn't hear me or misunderstood me). I spoke to the manager who resolved the matter without incident.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent server

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K
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!

J
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My family and I would come to RedWater for the Short Rib. Sadly, this is no longer a menu item. While everything is still quite good, the short rib was outstanding. I hope you bring it back one day.

m
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The service was not the best this visit. The waiter was not overly friendly. I have been to this restaurant many times before, and the lunch waiters are nicer....My wife and sister ordered the Cauliflower Veggie balls, which they had had before, but this time they were laced with too much spice and had to sent back....

S
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Another very basic meal. I forgot how underwhelming this place is average service and food. Nice ambiance. Disappointing for the price and venue.

B
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I was there for a Christmas Lunch with my Team. We had someone ask right away if we wanted to order something to drink, then waited close to 30 min to have someone come back to take a drink order. Service was slow, we wanted to order more drinks and decided not because of the service. i ordered the burger, with one patty and was charged for double, then ordered a tomato Soup. The soup was served cold, not even room temperature. When we told the server she took it away. didn't offer anything in lieu, didn't deduct it from our bill. It took forever to the dessert menu, decided to ask for the bill. that took another 15-20 minutes. overall poor food, poor service, and would never go back. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone either. atmosphere is nice, however, not nice enough to keep the place going.

SM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Apparently new chef who changed the menu which was very disappointing although what we had was good. Very poor selection especially appies.

BL
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Service was great. Prices seemed a bit high for the amount of food but quality and taste were excellent. Restaurant was quiet- great place for a get together.

C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We were so disappointed in the new menu. The biggest disappointment was that you deleted gluten free pasta and bread. Our favourites are gone and no substitute items are available.

l
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I were celebrating my son’s birthday and experienced delicious food, great wine and good service.

RJ
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It's not what it used to be, for the prices charged the food was not worth it.

E
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was average and my wife’s steak was weak. Chewy and tough steaks.

Would think twice about going back.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice, we went early to beat the rush.

BW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so very much for putting the candle on the table and giving us a great table. The service was absolutely wonderful in every way, so pleasant, courteous and kind. The food was wonderful and my date really liked it. My wife and I came there often and she always liked it. My wife died a short time ago and Monday I brought a wonderful lady that loves the Redwater as well. When life is complicated and knowing how to properly date again, the Redwater Grill makes things a lot easier. Thank you for a wonderful dinner. You are the best! I really mean it,... you are the best!

SJ
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Our poor waitress covered the whole restaurant by herself during the dinner hour. No wonder the service was so slow. Not her fault; she was as sweet and helpful as could be.

Some of our table ordered steak frites. Average at best. The grilled vegetables side dishes were tasty, but my quinoa cauliflower was kind of strange and cardboard-y tasting. My husband ordered a pasta dish. He said it was good.

On the whole, Redwater Aspen has gone downhill. They used to be about fine dining.

OT
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Wow...this place has gone downhill!
Food is very mediocre; steak was overdone, food looks like it was just tossed on a plate, and it was generally bland.
Service was terrible; server was MIA most of the meal, and she seemed high.
Duct tape on the torn chairs? Really? Come on, get that fixed!
Table was also dirty; crumbs all over, stuck between the table and wall.

Won’t be back!

RN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Appetizers were amazing. Main course wasn’t that great. Ny steak not a quality cut like vintage or the keg.

J
Calgary
69 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Lamb was tasty but the sauce that it was served with was not good. Caesar salad for one was huge - would have served four people. Pasta was not cooked enough - didn’t enjoy! No half dishes any more regarding pasta. Didn’t receive any discount when we said food on new menu was not as good as previous menu. Service was just ok this time. Seemed to have an issue in the kitchen - staff appolgized a few times regarding slow service.

MW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

One person ordered beef tenderloin pot pie and there was not much tenderloin. Everyone else enjoyed their meals.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was good.

WD
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My friends and I were disappointed with the lunch selections. We all like salmon and there was none available. What we did order was tasty, and we enjoyed the wine we selected.

J
Calgary
69 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Very good service! Miss the old menu! Food was ok.

C
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food! Only comment would be that for some reason the nuts and seed salad was served on a tiny plate piled high. As waitress set it down salad spilled over sides and when you were eating. Would have enjoyed more on dinner plate or bowl instead of side plate. Delicious though!

ZC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

the falafel sandwich was horrible, crusty and dry, almost burnt. The soup was bland, no flavour at all. Will not go back

J
Calgary
69 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was ok - we all missed the old menu! So much more variety and food was much better!

RM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Not very good service. Music playing was terrible. Food was the best part.

JN
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good not great

BW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Appears from road it would have a good view with the beautiful pond below it and all the poplars but with large patio and high bushes there is virtually no view unless on patio. Disappointing as that was main reason for selection. Food was excellent but so are many other restaurants.

G
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Very average mussels were horrible

SW
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a trainee waiter who made a few mistakes, but issues were rectified by the manager immediately.

Also, we ordered the pot pie which was not hot but cool in the center. Management removed this charge from our final bill.

Out other dishes were excellent and tasty. Overall, a positive experience.

DM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The excellent staff was the most redeeming quality, and the food and atmosphere were excellent as well.

J
Calgary
69 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was ok - miss the old menu! Service was very good!

AH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent. Three of us all had different meals. All three were exceptional. I loved my short ribs. Waitress was very good. Attentive but not ‘in your face’

3
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was handled promptly. We had an excellent server, who explained that many popular items were not available as they had run out. It was 6:45 Sat night! The suggested wine arrived and was good. Any of the desired appetizers were not available. Not mentioned to the server, was one cheese burger without tomato and lettuce, and another had 2 patties. Coffee service was fine.

JL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great. Salads fresh. Arctic Char and chicken pappadelle were awesome. Great service! We most definitely will come back!