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Having seen Centenary Park, it's time to have a rest at this restaurant. Rouge specializes in Canadian and French cuisines. Offering good grilled lamb, Torres wine and crispy beef is the unique characteristic of this place. Many guests mention that you can eat tasty poached pears, lemon meringue and chocolate truffles here. Delicious grand marnier, orange wine or sherry are the best drinks of this spot. It's time to degustate great French coffee, dark coffee or white coffee.

If you look through the visitors' reviews, the hostess is attentive at this restaurant. Rouge scored 4.5 in the Google rating system.

Visitors' opinions on Rouge

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user_Eric Leung
I was here for a group dinner and they offered their set menu with your choice of entree (salmon, chicken breast, or butternut squash risotto).The salad and the dessert (no bake vanilla cheesecake - it was light and not too sweet) were done pretty well but the salmon was only so-so. It was cooked well (slightly on the dry side) but the main critique was how bland it was. It was as if the fish was cooked first and only at the end, some salty seasoning was sprinkled on the top. This was a similar experience with vegetables and the chicken breast (the skin was nicely crisped though the breast itself was bland but with their sauce sprinkled on top).Plating and atmosphere were nice, as were the staff who were friendly and responsive.
user_Nadine Cormier
Found a hair in my potatoes. Would not return
user_Roger M
This review has a bit of story associated with it to show the care that the team at Rouge has for their patrons and tries their best to make things right in the case of unfortunate circumstances. Apologies for the long read but worthwhile if you're hemming and hawing about coming here and worried about the price and/or a potentially negative experience.We first tried Rouge with some friends as part of a celebration and informed multiple servers of our dietary restrictions. Unfortunately, our table was handled primarily by a new server and the dietary restrictions were not passed along to the kitchen and conflicts between these restrictions and the tasting menu were not identified when we ordered. This made the dinner horrible for one in our group who could not eat 4/6 courses in the tasting menu due to dietary restrictions and we left with an apology from their team but a bad experience overall.I left feedback for the team at Rouge and their manager reached out to us to offer us an opportunity to experience Rouge again. We opted to try Rouge again and ordered a la carte instead and had a great server taking care of our table.All I can say is wow, what a night and day difference between our first experience and second experience. I suspect our second experience is more in line with what a typical experience at Rouge is like.The staff at Rouge are professional, kind, attentive, and just overall great!Thank you so much Rey and Miyuki for making our night so great and memorable. The team strikes a perfect balance of ensuring you're taken care of without intruding on your dining experience.We ordered two appetizers, three mains, one dessert, and a few drinks.The Poached Atlantic Cod is possibly one of my favorite fish appetizers in Calgary now! It is delicious and flavourful without being over the top. I normally dislike olives but the way they did the olive tapenade was just spectacular and matches the cod/potatoes perfectly. My wife had the beet salad and it was a bit salty for her palate. The thing I discovered with the dishes at Rouge is that they're meant to be a whole plate experience. When I tried her beet salad with some of the fried goat cheese and yuzu curd all in a single bite, it was so balanced and delicious.Our mains were delicious. We ordered the lamb, beef brisket, and arctic char. Again, the fish dish stood out as my favorite. The unique twist on a risotto with a barley grain provided a very unique and delicious risotto with a textural twist. The proteins were cooked perfectly for our needs and overall the mains were very tasty.For drinks I tried the El Rouge and it was absolutely delicious! My wife had a grapefruit lemonade made by Rey and it was out of this world tasty too. The team at Rouge is incredibly accommodating and offers great alternatives if you order something that isn't offered on their menu.The ambiance in the restaurant is great. It's fine dining without the pretentiousness that some other fine dining places have. The cozy tables nestled in the old home layout is fantastic.Thank you again for letting us experience what true dining at Rouge is meant to be and we look forward to visiting again!
Response from the owner
28 days ago
Roger... WOW! Thank you for the incredibly kind words and thank you for allowing us the chance to correct a wrong. All the best to you and hope to see you again in the near future! Warmly, Rouge Team
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French, Canadian, Vegetarian options
ClosedOpens at 11:30AM
$$$$ Price range per person CAD 40 - CAD 64
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Get directions 1240 8 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1240 8 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Outdoor seating Delivery Takeaway Booking Wheelchair accessible Parking Сredit cards accepted Wi-Fi
Opening hours
SundaySun 5PM-10PM
MondayMon 11:30AM-2PM
TuesdayTue 11:30AM-2PM
WednesdayWed 11:30AM-2PM
ThursdayThu 11:30AM-2PM
FridayFri 11:30AM-2PM
SaturdaySat 5PM-10PM

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