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Brasserie Kensington

#204 of 2,938 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canadian, French, European
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1131 Kensington Rd NW | Directly above Winebar Kensington, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P4, Canada (10A Street)
+1 403-457-4148
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 raw for me. Uncooked egg whites are not for me. My friend's omelette was on... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 be back!

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Thank JNS2017
Calgary, Canada
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145 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were arriving while they were setting up high tea on a Sunday so the staff didn't really pay attention to any of the tables that were there. The food however was excellent, and this truly is a great place for brunch but don't get there before high teas or sadly your coffee will not be refilled.

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Thank bgmwallis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Came in for dinner with my 2 little ones and husband for an evening meal while on holiday. The Service was great, the food home made and a nice ambience overall. A special mention for the excellent desserts! Un bon repas en famille lors de notre passage au Canada. Un staff au top et des plats faits maison et très... More 

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Thank PEYROUZET T
Cam D, Owner at Brasserie Kensington, responded to this review

Merci beaucoup! We are delighted that you came to visit us on your Calgary visit and enjoyed your meal. Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. We hope to see you on a future trip to Calgary! More 

Cochrane, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The Kensington district of Calgary is full of quaint, trendy restaurants. The Brasserie Kensington was busy the night my wife and daughter stopped in but we found seating at the kitchen bar and were treated to "dinner and a show" as the chef said. The menu featured a casual fare as you would expect complimented with some tasty additions. I... More 

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Thank SterlingTie
Cam D, Owner at Brasserie Kensington, responded to this review

Hello SterlingTie, We are glad you found us and enjoyed your dining experience. Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review! We look forward to having you back in the future and in case you are interested in another dinner and show, we do take reservations for our kitchen bar. Cheers! More 

Calgary, Canada
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335 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

a very inviting place with lots of wood, big open spaces and light. we were warmly greeted and seated immediately. we had our menus right away and the specials were explained right after the drink order was taken. The wine menu (by the glass) was varied and allowed us pair wines with the appetizers and the mains. The scotch egg... More 

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163 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Came here to meet a friend for breakfast, the coffee was refilled often and the service was great. I had the salmon which was especially tasty and my friend had the duck and we both agreed that the salmon was better. Nice service and friendly atmosphere so I would come again

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Thank Dave S
Cam D, Owner at Brasserie Kensington, responded to this review

Hi Dave. Thanks for the review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your breakfast and we look forward to having you back soon. Just as an FYI in case you did not know, we now take reservations for brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our new favourite, having recently moved to the area. Exceptional flavours and food options, great wine list and recommendations, and service with a very good sense of when to visit the table for top ups, next courses, or to check in. Really enjoy this place and the staff there. Every one of our 3 visits in the past 2 months... More 

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Thank Caroline T
Cam D, Owner at Brasserie Kensington, responded to this review

Welcome to the neighbourhood Caroline and thanks for the review. See you soon! More 

Calgary, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I had lunch with a couple of friends. Roasted Cauliflower Soup was so tasty and of course the best poutine. I have never tasted gravy that is so delish that you could just eat gravy. A must try for lunch

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Thank Joy N
Cam D, Owner at Brasserie Kensington, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Joy! We use duck gravy which makes it extra delicious :-) Hope to see you back for more poutine (extra gravy maybe??) soon! More 

Stone Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were a family of five who booked a table at 7 pm on a Saturday evening. Our table was ready and of a good size so there was no cramping. Our family included two teenagers but neither they nor we had any difficulty finding interesting things on the menu to order. The food was good and the service was... More 

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Cam D, Owner at Brasserie Kensington, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your evening Tony! Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Cuisine
Canadian, French, European
Meals
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, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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