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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 meeting rooms for your next event or function, as well as an outstanding patio overlooking the garden for those warm summer days
Calgary, AB T2G 0M7
Canadian, Organic, French / Canadian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch:Monday-Friday:11:30am-2:00pm (last seating is at 2:00pm)
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (last seating is 9:00pm)
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm (last seating is 10:00pm)
12th Street SE
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Call or email to inquire.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Attn Chelsea)
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.
Please be aware that 12th Street Bridge to and from Memorial Drive is closed from now through 2018
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.
Paul Rogalski (Executive Chef) Brian Diamond (Chef de Cuisine)
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For any of your events (Christmas, Birthday, Stampede, Wedding, Office, Presentations, Graduation and more) please email us at email@example.com attention to Chelsea or call us at 403-531-2767
Rouge Ratings and Reviews
The service was exceptional. The food was good. We did have a problem with the way the Pheasant Confit was prepared (too dry) , however, the wait staff and the management offered another choice of menu and delivered it very quickly. The second option (Beef cheeks) was very good. The ambiance was nice - lively, but not too noisy. The restaurant acknowledged and helped celebrate our special occasion indicated on the OpenTable reservation (birthday celebration). Thank you for a great evening.
Took forever to take our orders. Pheasant dish arrived, and was too dry to swallow. I mentioned it to the server and she wasn't surprised, and said that she has heard that often before. She did offer to let me get something else, but my date had hers and ended up waiting while they prepared something else for me. A man I can only presume was the manager came over with the replacement meal and just said "SALTY" and repeated over and over. Hard to hear him because crowd was so loud. I said "uh no, it was extremely dried out". He said "oh" and walked away. I found it very rude for any restaurant, let alone one that is supposed to be among the best in the city. The server was pleasant. Overall it made for a very unpleasant experience.
Last time we have been to Rouge was couple of years ago and the food was great. This time we were really disappointed with the taste of the meals, which was opposite to what it used to be. I used to love their bison tartar, which this time turned into a gooey lump of meat. The pheasant was incredibly salty. Disappointing to see such a negative change of taste.
Highly recommed this delightful restaurant. It is pricy so perfect for a special occasion and so worth it. The staff are all pleasant and know their stuff. We had the tasting menu which was so tasty, innovative. A delight. If choosing the tasting menu I suggest having the wine pairing as each carefully selected wine is in some cases essential, as some of the dishes are so rich in fat content or strong flavour that the wine helps change and soften the flavours. Well done! A great evening.
My wife and I had reservations for what we thought was going to be a nice evening out. We like upscale restaurants and always respect the restaurant by wearing nice clothes. On this night I wore a suit and my wife wore a nice red dress with a matching hat. Her hat was small and unobtrusive but clearly was part of her outfit. After seating us we were instructed that my wife would have to remover her hat. We were told that the restaurant had a not hat policy. My wife did remove it but we ultimately ended up walking out before we ordered. I thought upscale establishments brands would be enhanced by well groomed clients, kind of in keeping with the way the food is presented. They may want to consider putting this policy on their website so other guests don't get embarrassed the way we did.
Great salad ! Entree was overpriced and tiny. Bison was size of a loonie at $44. ! Salmon was poor quality and rubbery. This restaurant had its day in the sun. I believed the write ups and apologized to my wife for my poor choice on our 27th wedding anniversary dinner. Would not recommend.
This was our 26th Wedding Anniversary and we were congratulated with a complimentary glass of prosecco and a signed card from the restaurant. A very nice gesture.
The service from our waiter was fabulous & very attentive. The only set back was that everyone (all three tables) were very close together and one table had 3 people, which made us & another couple celebrating their anniversary to feel that it wasn't a very intimate experience. Otherwise the venue was perfect.
The food was excellent. The menu that was in restaurant was not the same menu online, which I was disappointed him because I based my decision I'm going to Rouge on the current menu that was online. My only recommendation would be to keep that updated so people know what to expect when they come in. The food was amazing though so I was able to find a dish that I enjoyed
The house is an 1800s heritage gem in a funky neighbourhood, but is in serious need of fence painting and floor polishing, not to mention the 50 dead flies in the light fixture in the women's washroom. Our food was so-so at best and very expensive. We had bison tartar as an appetizer, I had the halibut and my husband had the steak, and the best part of the meal was the bread. My risotto was not cooked enough and the halibut was moist, but nothing had much spice or flavour. Even the dessert was average. Felt like I could've made better food at home. The best part of the restaurant is the wait staff who are friendly and attentive. It was our anniversary so they gave us a free glass each of Prosecco which was appreciated. Would not go back though.
An awesome experience from the moment we walked in and was greeted by the host. The food is fantastic with great flavors and textures combos. The service is exceptional, attentive without being overbearing or intrusive.
There is a great attention to detail. Highly recommended.
Never disappoint. Food is top notch. What makes the restaurant special though is their service. My gf is celiac and they ran out of gluten free bread. The server ran to the next door restaurant and got bread for her! As fine as fine dining could be. Will definitely be back!
My pal Ralph is a transplant from Toronto and I'm a lifetime Calgarian.
Our mission is to see the sights and eat the food and enjoy our city.
We luncheoned at this lovely oasis before exploring Studio Bell.
We were the first and only patrons upon arrival (11:30 for luncheon).
Service was personable and professional.
Food was outstanding.
Fresh and Honest and Tasty as all Get Out. Gorgeous presentation.
We both ordered the Eggs Benny and were more than impressed.
However, I'm still dreaming of the amuse bouche puff pastry onion savory little morsel sent out by the chef before our entrees.
After that crazy good Cherry cocktail beverage.
And that sublime cookie treat at the end of the meal. Mmmmmm.
Super bonus points to our server for clearing the table whilst we strolled the grounds but leaving our water on the table should we decide to return before departure.
How very thoughtful!
We'll be back.
Thank you so very much.
Fine dining in Calgary is a growing scene, however, Rouge continues to be the most prominent (year after year) on that exclusive list!
Whatever the occasion, if carefully crafted dishes, no rush dining and a killer wine list are what you seek, then the answer is simple - Rouge.
Rouge offers several lovely rooms in a heritage building that was formerly the home of one of Calgary's industry titans. We sat in the covered outdoor patio overlooking the garden where many of the kitchen's ingredients come from...very nice. Our server was excellent and brought his particular sense of humour to the evening. My wife and I both enjoyed our food. The freshness, flavour and presentation were very good. Our only "complaint" is the value. Portions are typically quite small yet quite pricey...as one often expects from many higher end eateries. We left feeling comfortably full and happy with our evening. Maybe choose a different restaurant if you are super hungry...like after a day of hiking or skiing.
Fantastic! Food was interesting, tasted great, was prepared flawlessly and the little touches from the homegrown garden nice.
Service was impeccable, all questions about the food, garden, historic house, chef were met with a great conversation and explanation.
We will be coming back!
Great food. Just not a ton of it. I know, I know, it's a fine dining establishment and portions are usually smaller than most other places which I was prepared for, obviously just not that prepared. Great for a special occasion. Let them know it is a special occasion as I felt the others around us got a little bit better service when the restaurant knew it was an event and not just a random night out.
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