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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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 :)
Food was outstanding, service impeccable as always. I️ have never been disappointed and will return again for any occasion. Love it!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Super service and great food. Love this restaurant and will return
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!