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Brasserie Kensington

#224 of 3,013 Restaurants in Calgary}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹, European, Gluten Free Options
1131 Kensington Rd NW | Directly above Winebar Kensington, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P4, Canada
+1 403-457-4148
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“duck” (9 reviews)
“poutine” (12 reviews)
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Canadian, European, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1131 Kensington Rd NW | Directly above Winebar Kensington, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P4, Canada
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We came here for a date and were thoroughly pleased. Our server, didn't catch his name, made the experience quite wonderful. He was cheery, honest, had suggestions and was very knowledgeable about the menu. The menu had quite a variety of options and we opted...More

Thank manthatboogie
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with my husband here one night after having to leave the restaurant we chose initially because it was like an oven inside (hot!!) Brasserie looked inviting from across the street with their windows all opened. Sat at a corner table by the window...More

Thank Karman T
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My husband and I went here for a morning date away from our little one. The menu items were creative, the music was hip-hop, the service was friendly and prompt, the windows were open so we could see the street below, and everything (right down...More

Thank Lauren G
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Myself and another couple went here for brunch and it was amazing. I had the Alberta lamb hash and it is to die for. The Caesars are equally as amazing.

Thank WineandAirplanes
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I love French and French-inspired food, and found a great place to try a short walk down the street and across a river from my hotel. I went up the stairs and was promptly seated by the window by a very friendly gentleman, who was...More

Thank MJS4444
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The menu is basic over priced and if you have any dietary restrictions be prepared to be judged and eye rolled at. The environment is one of your lucky to be here...take what you get.More

Thank Meaghan F
Cam D, Owner at Brasserie Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Hi Meaghan. We are disappointed to see this review as this is certainly not the service that we strive for, and we apologize for the service that you received. Our kitchen is always happy to try to accommodate all dietary restrictions. We want to create...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017

Very comfortable ambiance! Staff very accommodating! Menu is very seafood and bistro style in it's presentation. Best duck fat pommes frites in town! Duck dishes are exquisite. Great variety of beers---wine menu sophisticated---quality whiskeys. Brunch appears to be a "Flagship" favourite! Definite repeat!

Thank alan a
Cam D, Owner at Brasserie Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thanks for this awesome review Alan! Duck has always been one of Chef Cam's specialties :-) We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 March 2017

Sunday night date night at the Barsserie - Roasted Lamb special, Octopus with Bulgar and scallops over kale salad - all 3 shared. All very good. Excellent service. $70 for two.

Thank Doug C
Cam D, Owner at Brasserie Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Thanks for the review Doug! Glad you enjoyed our features and hope to have you back again soon!

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I was so excited to finally dine at Brasserie as I read the positive reviews. All I can say is that it was an off day for them. My duck eggs and sausage came out very greasy and the fried eggs were a little too...More

Thank Elaine N
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Brasserie is always a win for me! I went for brunch most recently and had the duck confit and quinoa waffles, and they were fabulous. I brought two friends who had never been and they loved it as well and complimented the atmosphere. I will...More

Thank JNS2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 24
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1131 Kensington Rd NW | Directly above Winebar Kensington, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P4, Canada
    (10A Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-457-4148
  • E-mail
We are a twist on a European Brasserie, inspired by Chef's rustic, simple and down-to-earth approach to food and cooking. We are known for our duck, hanger steak, poutines and other hearty, comfort food housemade with fresh & local ingredients. Indulgence is always on the menu here, but so are lighter seasonal favourites, like our blackened salmon salad, whole roasted trout, or veggie burger. Our Saturday & Sunday brunch is always hopping, and if chef is in the kitchen he is usually cooking up outrageous features like 32oz steak and 8 eggs. Expect an eclectic and cozy décor, with everything from your grandmas old paintings to stuffed boar trophies.
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