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Rouge

#84 of 2,973 Restaurants in Calgary
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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
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Three times we have gone to Rouge for the Chef's Tasting Menu with wine pairings and each time it has been outstanding. I am gluten intolerant and the chef does an amazing job at preparing an alternate dish for me. Their gluten free buns are delicious. Each meal is well prepared and presented beautifully. The staff are very knowledgeable about... More 

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Thank DragonflyCalgary
Saskatoon, Canada
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

The appetizers were good, had the scallops and the beet salad and both were delicious. Once we got to the entree we were disappointed. My husband had the lamb and found it bland, I had the beef striploin and found it tough. We sat in the main dining room and found that we were too close to the table beside... More 

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Thank klhaggerty
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Although pricy, the service, food and wine is amazing. They brought us a free appetizer to try a new dish from the chef, which was a great touch!

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Thank Alex P
Calgary
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Our group was went there prior to a theatre outing. Service was reasonable and timely enough for us to get the theatre on time. On street parking was available. Our menu choices included the halibut and trout which were uniformly excellent. I have less of a problem paying the high price for food than for the wine as one can... More 

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Thank GeminiCalgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2013

I ordered the duck and the meat was severely undercooked and mushy. The accompanying risotto was bland. The waiter was not as attentive as he should be and did not take the feedback well. The door to the kitchen squeaked and it was driving me crazy. The interior was devoid of decor. The soup was good, but that was the... More 

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1 Thank 45_Patricia_D
Calgary
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152 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Rouge lived up to its billing with a wonderful menu full of local products and garnishings from their own garden. The food was fantastic and the service a joy. The setting is a house on the outskirts of downtown, but don't be fooled by the setting, the food here is as gourmet as you will find in Calgary.

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Thank Ace65
Calgary, Canada
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

We came here with our 10 year old for my birthday and our anniversary. We knew it was not a place people normally bring kids to, but we wanted to introduce her to a more upscale/fine dining experience. She's been to other fine dining places before and fared fine so wanted to include her in the celebrations. We had been... More 

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2 Thank nsyvenky
Toronto
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

This was a business dinner for me. I hadn’t been to the restaurant before, but found quaint century house down a side street. In my opinion the atmosphere is a little worn and dated, it doesn’t look like anyone has put any effort into the place in the last 5 years. Having spent some time in Europe, an older structure... More 

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Thank BigHotelGuy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Yes we had the blind Chef menu. It was to be 8 course but turned out around 10-11. I was scared to try some foods but I am glad I did. A little expensive but totally worth it. We actually went August of 2012. Loved it.

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1 Thank Mike D
Montreal, Canada
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149 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Set off in a quite area of Calgary, nestled in gardens that grow much of the herbs and accoutrements..we had quite the wonderful experience. Perhaps the best salmon we ever had. The smoked pork chop first cooked "sous-vide" then grilled...outstanding. The angiolotti were delicious. Rouge has a wine list to serve all tastes and budgets...we did a Burrowing Owl vertical... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?