Overall a satisfactory dinner except for the server who rushed us out of the restaurant by insisting we pay the bill and gave us our coats even though we were not ready to leave . Overbooking their tables reflects poor management decisions!
We had their set menu for dinner which was steak and frites in truffle butter with arugula. The steak was sooooo tender and melt in your mouth that I refused to believe that it was steak. It was accompanied by veal ravioli and sage to start. The chef sent out very delicious meatballs in a marina which was a nice touch. Quite a bit of meat for the entire meal, however, everything was very good. We finished with chocolate mousse and mango purée for dessert. My peach purée drink was a bit on the breakfast beverage side which I don’t recommend with dinner a beverage recommendation would have been helpful. My own fault for trying something new when I didn’t want to drink alcohol. Service was great and I was impressed with the servers memory of the evenings menu.
Exceptional service with delicious food made for a perfect night!
I'm not a big fan of the dessert as the combination of mango purée and chocolate just doesn't hit my taste bud. But overall great meal!
We had the Big Taste menu with wine pairings. The food was excellent and the wine pairings were great! Service was super friendly and really good. The restaurant is fairly small, so reservations are recommended. It had potential to be a bit loud, but fun.
Fabulous food.....again! Selection of appetizers was varied and delicious. Main course very tender and tasty. Gelato was the grand finale.
I consider Vero Bistro “my” neighbourhood restaurant. I have visited Vero many many times, this time at lunch where my friend and I enjoyed the Big Taste Menu. As usual, the food and the service did not disappoint! A shared appetizer platter included sugar pumpkin bruschetta, black truffle bruschetta, shrimp in vodka sauce and meatballs Bolognese. Each of the individual offerings was delicious in its own right, but the combination of tastes and textures was exquisite. Mike, Vero’s affable owner greets customers by name. Diane, our indefatigable wait person anticipated our every wish, including recalling the type of wine I drink. Short ribs, sweet potato gnocchi with a froth of Gorgonzola satisfied us greatly. The ice cream served for dessert was a “just right” ending to a sumptuous meal. Vero Bistro has “got it right”...,Chef Jenny in the kitchen, Mike in front of house, and Diane to tie it all up! My favourite neighbourhood restaurant; the BEST restaurant in Calgary!
Yet another fantastic meal. Managed to hit a Taste of Calgary event- five divine courses, fab service and the usual busy yet efficient and fun atmosphere. Only complaint- web said it was Steak Frites nite, and had been looking forward to that plate all day. Obviously meal was great but went in thinking one thing etc. Regardless- Always a treat to dine here. Keep up the great work!
Great food! Big portions! Service was great And very friendly!
Big Taste prix fixe menu was fantastic. Service was great too.
Always delivers a wonderful meal in a cozy setting.
Vero is by far one of the best brunches in town. The service is always amazing.
I have been here many times and love Vero. However my last Sunday brunch there left me a bit disillusioned. I really hope the staff reads this as I will try to be constructive in my feedback. The food quality was excellent but the service was hurried and a bit on the neglectful side. The food arrived when I wasn't even at the table and sat there and was almost cold by the time I got it. Water glasses and coffee were not refilled for a long time. At the end if you use the debit machine there is an automatic minimum 18% too option which left me with a bitter taste. Tipping should be something you want to do not be forced to do. Ironically I typically tip more but to assume that everyone will find your service and food worth an 18% tip is a presumptuous and may be a contributor to the declining service quality? Vero, I really want to continue to love you but please don't let your service slide!
Great experience. Awesome find, hard to spot. Worth every penny
This is a fusion restaurant that is very foody forward and tasty. I would highly recommend it. Went for brunch with a friend on a weekend and had the Meatballs with eggs on top. It comes with a croissant and preserves, and since I am eating Keto, said I didn't need the croissant. They served it with a delicious side salad with beets and seeds. Very tasty indeed.
Always satisfied and surprised with the menu. Great food and service.
Loved being able to make a reservation for a fabulous brunch before the theater matinee. Service was super friendly and the food was delicious. Can’t wait to go back!
We had the caprese salad special to start and it was good but too expensive for $26 or 28 (?) for a salad. For next course, we had the gnocchi and the seafood stew. The gnocchi was really good but the seafood stew was only okay. For dessert we shared the passion creme brûlée and this was the highlight for me, it had amazing flavours. Overall, dinner was good but not quite up to par for the price.
Delicious food and excellent service !
We have eaten at Vero for brunch a couple of times, and it always exceeded expectations. We recently decided to try their no menu Tuesday, and each course was an absolute delight. The wine pairing was on point, and there was not a single aspect of the experience that I could fault.
This is the second time we've been to Vero Bistro and it was exceptional. The food was both interesting and tasted exquisite, and the service was top notch (thank you Alex). My wife is an excellent cook, so we are often disappointed when we go out to eat. Not so with Vero - they exceeding our expectations. We would highly recommend Vero to foodies with a taste for high quality food and superb service.
Really lovely food and attentive service. The only downside is that the venue is really small and the tables are really, really close together. I also always prefer when my winter coat (and everybody else’s!) is hung in a closet rather than slung over my chair. Multiple coats on the backs of chairs contributes to crowding and detracts from ambiance.
This has been our third time at Vero and it has yet to disappoint. We ordered the surf and turf for two and loved every bit of it. The food is delicious and the service was great. It is a small restaurant , but it is definitely a hidden gem. I would recommend making reservations.
Great service followed by an excellent meal. Truly worth driving in from out of town.
Consistently delicious, creative, beautifully presented and great service. Bravo!
We’ve been wanting to try this restaurant for years having been told by many that it was the best restaurant in Calgary. It lived up to the hype! Service was excellent - dinner was outstanding.
It was a wonderful dining experience for my fiancee's birthday. Great food and great service! Been here lots and will continue to come!
My boyfriend and I went to Vero Bistro for the first time yesterday (Tuesday) it was a fixed menu prepared by Chef Jenny with three different choices for the main entree.
We tried the Mussels as well as the Steak & Frites. Amongst that, we had a starter and a salad. And finished with some creme brûlée and ice cream. Each and every bite was mouth watering and delightful.
We didn't have any complaints other than being full when we left :)
Great bistroesque atmosphere, reminded us of Montreal or Europe.
Will definitely come back again!
Awesome - Chefs choice - took friends that haves owned up scale restaurant - best meal they have had in 18 mths!
Fantastic Brunch. Fresh croissants with marmalade! I have had the Vero Traditional (poached eggs, bison sausage, salad and croissant) as well as the Ratatouille (with poached eggs, and croissant) both of which were excellent. Highly recommend.
Without a doubt, the food is outstanding. However, the service is often quite snobby. For example, we recently made a reservation, including a child. We called the day before to adjust the reservation. No problem, said the very friendly woman. When we arrived, there was a mix up about our adjustment. We were made to feel as though we had inconvenienced them (despite a half empty restaurant). Our waiter then only brought coffee to half of the table, and appeared annoyed when we pointed out we all asked for coffee. This is Calgary, not Paris, People!
Food was great but the service was slow. We waited about 30 minutes between each course of the three course meal. Also to add they forgot entirely about our dessert until someone came up to ask If we needed anything else (not realizing that we were still waiting).
The food was good but the service was horrible. We waited 20 minutes for our table, 15 minutes just to get a drink order in, and another 20 minutes for them to arrive at our table. And despite being one of the last 2 tables left at the end of the night (since it took so long to get our food) we actually had to ask for the bill. Disappointing.
The food was outstanding ...service was friendly and professional and a comfortable and intimate ambience
Excellent cuisine, friendly efficient service; consistently high quality dining at a reasonable price point.
Went for dinner with some girlfriends and had a pleasant evening. We shared the charcuterie board which was very nice. I few of us had the steak frites and were not impressed. The steak itself had almost no flavour. The sauce was ok and it was seared nicely but a good quality beef will have more flavour. If I didn’t know I was eating steak, I wouldn’t be able to tell by the taste. And I can’t understand why a chef would serve a steak on top of the fries. Needless to say half the fries ended up soggy. Please serve the fries BESIDE the steak! Our server was very pleasant and attentive. The hostess is unfriendly and barely gives you a glance or hello before seating.
Outstanding dinner from Chef Jenny. Last recent memorable meals were Paris and New York, and this is a gem. Source of quality products, attention to detail absolutely impeccable. Service was wonderful, attentive, and knowledgeable. Absolutely loved it, Stephen.
I don't even want to tell you how good Vero Bistro is! It was hard enough to get a reservation, but if I really tell you how great our evening was, it will be even harder to get in. We went on a Tuesday and had the 3 course prix fixe menu. The price was reasonable, the food was out of this world and the "extras" that they brought us were so unexpected and appreciated. From the Amuse Bouche at the beginning to the macaroons at the end, this was a meal to remember.
James our server was awesome!! A must visit for any occasion!!
The food was amazing and the service was excellent, the wine recommendation was excellent. my only complaint is the service was very fast, our amazing empty appetizers dishes had hardly left the table when i said to my girlfriend “ i hope they give us some time to digest” bang main course was served.. But will go back for sure.