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About Rouge

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

1240 - 8th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0M7
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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)

Cross Street:
12th Street SE

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 531-2767

Website:
http://www.rougecalgary.com/

Catering:
Call or email to inquire.
Phone 403-531-2767
Email: events@rougecalgary.com (Attn Chelsea)

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Brian Diamond

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

Additional:
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 events@rougecalgary.com attention to Chelsea or call us at 403-531-2767

Rouge Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (25)
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Quiet Conversation (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Romantic (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Cozy (10)
Authentic (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Scenic View (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined 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!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined 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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 (Calgary)·Dined 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 :)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined 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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 (Calgary)·Dined 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.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Calgary)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Calgary)·Dined 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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 (Calgary)·Dined 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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined 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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined 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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Calgary)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined 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 .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Everything was excellent other then the appetizer. $17 for 5 miniature lobster ravioli was highly overpriced.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A friend and I went to celebrate her birthday. We had the tasting menu and the accompanying wine selection. The tasting menu was very creative and had some excellent small servings. The wine pairings were carefully considered and suited the theme of the dishes they accompanied. The meal was good value for money, but predictably not cheap. The staff provided a very high quality level of service without being overly serious. All in all a memorable sortie.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Rouge never disappoints. The food is always amazing, creative and will make you wish you could eat more.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 17, 2017

It was our first time there & we all enjoyed your restaurant very much!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great Beer, People Watching, Casual, Fun
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great experience. Fantastic service in a very unique and enjoyable setting. Nice well dressed crowd . No hats.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome. Will be back again and will bring friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nothing special!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fantastic service, excellent food and a beautiful building.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Very pleased with the top notch service provided by our waitress and excellent quality of food.
Was the right choice for the occasion!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We enjoyed our visit to the rouge . Lovely service with excellent food .

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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