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Rouge

#73 of 2,912 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Inglewood
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1240 8 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0M7, Canada (12th Street)
+1 403-531-2767
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11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated a birthday with the chefs tasting menu here. Everything was good but unfortunately nothing was excellent. At a restaurant like this I always expect a little more of an experience. For example... The service was pleasant and everyone was attentive to our drink needs but never once brushed the crumbs from the table. The food was good but... More 

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Thank 497simonk
Canada
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113 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 star European style service with a French flair to the food. The wine list is extensive, the menu is somewhat small (just a handful of items) but the food is full of flavour. It was a nice change to have "proper" service by a waiter who "knew" the menu and the food, and how it was prepared. A bit... More 

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Thank B737NGDriver
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Local reviews gave Rouge top marks. We went for a special night and tried the Chef's Menu, a six course meal. I had called to arrange for a particular wine to be available, which they said they had. The wine turned out not to be in their cellar. The service was indifferent to begin with and we had several people... More 

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Thank justthefriesplease
Cochrane, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did some research on the best places in Calgary to go for a romantic dinner as it was my first wedding anniversary and this place came up on just about every list, and for good reason. When we arrived they took us to a quite table by the window, shortly after seating a member of the wait staff gave us... More 

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Thank Steve M
Banff, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Came in on a recommendation from a friend last fall but recently got trip advisor and had to comment on it, just so memorable! I did a tasting menu with wine pairings, unbelievable! The cuisine was perfectly seasoned and pair beautifully with wines chosen for the dishes that day. My server Jamie was wonderful, she had a great knowledge of... More 

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Thank cushinan1
Calgary
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went here on our Anniversary and my daughter was able to come along as well. We had the Chef tasting and two of us did the premium wine pairing and one the standard pairing just so we could try all the different wines. This meal was incredibly good and the wine was excellent. I am still remembering what the fois... More 

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Thank TCalgary
Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I wish I could give this restaurant more than 2 stars. I was there on the weekend for my hubbys birthday dinner ( One of 2 actually - Anju was the clear favourite!) and we both left disappointed. Walking up to the ol house its impressive - from the foilage to the signpost, to the gate to the house itself,... More 

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Thank Adamyyc
Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Rouge was chosen as a venue for a wedding. The setting is very nice; an historic house set in a large lot close to the Bow River. All the food, without exception, was excellent. My favourite was the lobster risotto, but it barely edged out the other items: beef, halibut, chicken, and butter lettuce salad. Dessert was a lava cake... More 

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Thank Technopall
Edmonton, Canada
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We did the chef's tasting with the wine paring. And we left very full and satisfied. This was probably the 2nd best meal we have ever had, next to the Flying Fish in the Bahamas. It was a little expensive. With the meal wines and cocktail, it was around $400 plus tip. Its a little less expensive to do the... More 

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Thank Jeffersed
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Recently went for a wedding, and again a few weeks later. Had always heard amazing reviews and comments - this restaurant is often highly rated nationwide. However it was an incredible disappointment, both visits. Bad customer service, underwhelming food choices - not worth the money. This restaurant is not worth the money, and you could easily find a more innovative... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1240 8 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0M7, Canada
    (12th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Ample free parking.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Inglewood
  • Neighbourhood: Inglewood
  • Phone Number: +1 403-531-2767

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?