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Rouge

4.5
315 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Romantic
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian, Organic, French / Canadian
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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)
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Phone number
(403) 531-2767
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Darnell Japp
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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.
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Private party contact
Chelsea King: (403) 718-0019
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Catering
Call or email to inquire.
Phone 403-531-2767
Email: events@rougecalgary.com (Attn Chelsea)
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12th Street SE
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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.
Please be aware that 12th Street Bridge to and from Memorial Drive is closed from now through 2018
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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.
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Special events & promotions
For any of your events (Christmas, Birthday, Stampede, Wedding, Office, Presentations, Graduation and more) please email us at events@rougecalgary.com attention to Chelsea or call us at 403-531-2767
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 315 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Quiet
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I brought my parents to Rouge while they were visiting from Atlanta. We all had a fantastic experience with the wine and food pairing. The service, food, and wine pairings were incredible. It was an unforgettable experience.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great as always!!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

As usual Rouge delivered on all levels. We did a tasting menu and each course was meticulously presented and the taste held up to the visual appeal. It was creative and playful and the wine pairings were well chosen. Another fantastic dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Delicious meal and the amuse bouche to begin the meal was a real treat. The pork loin dish was something I'd order again!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The hostess was rude and unwelcoming, the server was very kind, respectful and knew the menu very well. Overall a good dining experience that is worth trying, food was good but we likely won't return frequently.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a pleasant meal at Rouge, service was very good, food was tasty!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a lovely dinner to celebrate an anniversary. We had a quiet table upstairs in the small room that only has 4 tables total, with a view out the window. The food was amazing - portions were perfect, taste was delicious, everything was prepared perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was friendly, timely and non-intrusive. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Our visit to Rouge was to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary. The service was personable, professional and excellent. The food was absolutely delicious with an exceptional presentation. Our two hours spent at Rouge made a very special celebration a memorable event. We will return at our first opportunity.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Wonderful service, beautiful restaurant. Can't wait to try it in the summer when the garden is in full bloom. Treated to an amuse bouche to whet our appetites and profiteroles at the end!

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1.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The overall experience doesn’t match the price point. The food was very good but the rest of the dining experience wasn’t.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We celebrated my mother's 80th birthday at Rogue. The staff was so helpful with my mother and elderly father. They gave our group of 6 a quiet table where we could have great conversations and enjoy the wonderful food. Thank you to our server Peter for being ever so respectful of my parents. It is a birthday my mother will not forget.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Took my 9yo for her first true fine dining experience. Much to my delight, she selected the chefs tasting menu and we loved it. She was so interested in the creative food, and the mocktails the bartenders created for her will not be soon forgotten! We had a fabulous evening together, with delicious and visually stunning food, skillfully selected wine (ok, only I had the wine), professional, knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff in a memorable space. Loved every minute.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Chef Darnel never disappoints. Fine dining in a lovely setting.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Outstanding food and ambience!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We have visited this restaurant several times & have always enjoyed the experience. The staff are extremely polite, very up to date on the menu & wine choices and pleasantly attentive.
We enjoyed the appetizers, the main course & the desert. The pace of the meal was just right and the ambiance very satisfying. This is an expensive place to dine. The portions are small but very well prepared & presented . You have to be prepared to pay attention to your meal & enjoy it. Its not for everyday dining but more for an occasion. Definitely will return.

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1.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We had been to Rouge a few years ago for our anniversary and liked it. We thought we’d go back and did. It was a Tues evening so it wasn’t a peak night but the place was nearly empty (there were only two other tables occupied). The food quality was okay but not great given the cost and portion size. The portions were 1/2 to 1/3 of the size you’d expect and the price was 2 to 3 times the price you’d expect to pay. There are hundreds of great restaurants in Calgary to go to before you should go to Rouge.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My Mom and Dad were celebrating their 45 year anniversary and enjoyed their meal and could not stop talking about how good the service was. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I had one of the best meals of my life here. The service was top notch as well. I was so blown away by the entire experience. So much so I am booking my wedding for Rouge! <3

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing! My gf and I had a blast. People complain of portion sizes but we got the chef's menu and were stuffed! The arugula salmon salad was delicious! The meat dish was splendid! The way they described the food was awesome! The ravioli dish was to die for! The service was great! Just hated how far the parking was. It was a cold walk. In the summer it would be amazing! You know they took great pride in their dishes! Loved it! Would go again! It is pricy but worth it. Their beet yogurt dish was yummy!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We have always enjoyed Rouge for special dinners. The food is delightful. However, yesterday we were served a salad that was very salty and with tomatoes that were tasteless. We sent it back. We were given a free dessert as compensation but no explanation. Everything else was fine and as I said this was not what we came to expect and have been happy before. We will return.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We didn’t really enjoy our time. The food was well prepared and quite expensive but underwhelming. They clearly put work into the presentation, but the dishes lacked depth. The ambiance was a combination of boring and pretentious. Perhaps if everything were $10-20 less expensive and a livelier of an atmosphere, it would have been good.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Exquisite. Tasting menu is out of this world. Quiet, intimate ambiance. Eating is an experience here; no rushing through your meal, great timing; wonderful portion sizes: you don't leave feeling like you can't walk, and you're definitely not left feeling hungry. Special occasion is perfect here :)

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was outstanding, service impeccable as always. I️ have never been disappointed and will return again for any occasion. Love it!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

The staff was exceptionally welcome and kind. The dish size for my son, unfortunately was not enough to fill him. We had a budget of $100, and he left the restaurant still hungry. The staff were able to meet my dietary needs for celiac disease.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

I’m always so impressed by the quality of the food and service at Rouge. It’s a lovely experience every time, and they can make a ton of accommodations for dietary restrictions. They often add on little extras which are just as good as the meals. Just a classy, excellent time. If you go in the spring up to the fall, you can enjoy the patio and take a gander through their garden after your meal, which has a ton of herbs, vegetables, and flowers. Once there was a chef gathering some fruit who gave us a mini tour! I can’t recommend it more.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Excellent as always. Food is fabulous and beautifully plated. Great ambiance and professional non-intrusive servers make it well worth the dining experience for lunch or dinner.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

They should not allow other customers to sit and talk on their phone for hours on end. That is literally the only problem I had with the dining experience other than the portions.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food & service. Fantastic place for any kind of special occasion, or just a great meal out. Can’t wait to go back during summer to enjoy the beautiful patio and the restaurant’s own home grown veggies and herbs.

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1.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Over price over hyped ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????!??????

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Super service and great food. Love this restaurant and will return

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Overall, I would highly recommend Rouge.

The portions aren't large, but very typical of Nouvelle Cuisine. If you're looking for healthy sized portions, you may want to look elsewhere. However, the food was fantastic. The Atlantic lobster tortellini was delicious and the sturgeon was flavourful and cooked to perfection. My guest enjoyed the butter leaf lettuce salad and the smoked benchmark ribeye, which were also very tasty and prepared nicely. The meal was topped off with the dark chocolate brownie and the malted mousse cake, both of which were a pleasure to the senses.

The service was also excellent. Our waiter was observant and efficient without overkill. And the venue has character and is very quaint. As the restaurant is in an old house (and we went on a very cold evening), I was pleased to find the temperature very comfortable without any cold drafts, something quite typical in many restaurants of this nature.

I look forward to returning in the summer months to sample some of the produce grown on site.

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2.0Dined on January 5, 2018

I had been to the Cross House years ago and loved how the old house had been reinvented into a lovely restaurant. So after the transformation to Rouge some years ago and the many accolades I had heard, I was quite disappointed. While the food was excellent, there was simply no ambiance. The walls are stark white and the track lighting is bright. A beautiful old house that could easily have been decorated to reflect the era and enhance the old world experience was sorely lacking.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Our first time there. We had always wanted to try going there for a dinner meal but their bookings were full usually during festivities times, so we decided to do it after the New Year just for a lunch meal. It's actually more enjoyable as it's quieter & more relaxing. The food was excellent. They even offered a 3-course express weekday lunch for $25 only. We definitely will go back & bring some friends & relatives along. Thank you for the great food!

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Went out for dinner with our son and his wife. We had the chefs tasting plate which was a 6 course meal Andre Wes went with the matching wine tasting. Enjoyed most of the courses very much especially the beef and tortellini courses. Had two red wines and two rose along with the dessert wine.
All good but enjoyed the Red’s the most. Quite pricy for the overall meal so not something we would do often.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

My wife and i had a fabulous time at Rouge! We will defiantly be back. Sage and the rest of the service staff were outstanding.

We were there in Thursday Dec 21st.

The picture below was a selfie as we entered your restaurant!

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3.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Christmas get together with friends. Very good location with minimal noise for good conversation. The food was amazing as usual but the prices are very high. The wine list is off the charts for price with very few options less than $120 per bottle. Wines we can buy for $35 at liquor store are $100 to $125 and one of the ones at $95 they did not have and the second bottle at $110 they only had one botttle. Each one they recommended was $20 more. A great spot if cost is not a concern.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

We went for her birthday, looking for a special night out. We opted for the Chefs’ tasting menu(6 courses)with the wine pairings. The food was delicious and the wine pairings were very well done. It was a lovely meal and (with the service we received) made her night a very special one.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

This was one of the best meals my husband and I have ever had the pleasure of eating. The service was excellent. Will be back for another special occasion.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Best for Foodies and local eats! Splendid and wonderful tasty bites! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

The food was fantastic, and the service was impeccable. The soup starter was delicious, and the Wagyu Steak was perfectly done, as were the trimmings.

The pricing was very reasonable for the superb quality .

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