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CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery Reviews List

CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery

Chefbar invites you come taste Calgary’s newest Beltline concept. Inspired by Executive Chef Shaun Desaulniers, our philosophy is simple... we use quality ingredients that our team prepares with passion and serves to you. Explore our offerings of sharing plates, our diverse selection of Old and New World wines, to our hand crafted cocktails list, Chefbar features fresh ingredients used uniquely in every preparation. Nestled on 11th avenue in the Arts district, Chefbar boasts the Beltine’s best outdoor patio with the most sun in the city hosting up to 40 guests. Inside you will find 35 warm seats set in a contemporary setting.

While dining, join us downstair for a stroll through the Gerry Thomas Gallery. A gallery exclusively catered by Chefbar, the Gerry Thomas Gallery boasts a New York Style atmosphere with a selection of local and international artists rotating throughout the year. The gallery is proud to host events up to 240 people.
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66 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(66 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 66 reviews
5 stars
(31)
4 stars
(26)
3 stars
(6)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
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  • good for groups(12)
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  • great for brunch(11)
  • special occasion(10)
CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery Reviews List
Review 1 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 28/01/2016
 2013
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Review 2 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 22/01/2016
 2011
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Review 3 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 19/01/2016
 2009
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Review 4 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 08/01/2016
 2008
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Review 5 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great potential but just missed the mark

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Went to Chefbar for Brunch after a 10km race. Walked in and found the decor very inviting. Small but quaint place. Place was very quiet with only one other table seated. Although the restaurant was not very busy our waiter was not very attentive and missed many of the basics. This sadly affected the overall feel for the place. The food when delivered was okay. We have been to other places that offered much more stellar food for the same if not lower price. Supper service may be different but as for brunch we will not be back. There are many other places in Calgary that serve much better food and provide better service for what I consider above average prices. Save your money and look else where."
Dined on 16/01/2016
 2007
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Review 6 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 14/01/2016
 2014
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Review 7 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 09/01/2016
 2014
Dined on 09/01/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 09/01/2016
 2014
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Review 8 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Quality & Class

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Lunch with European visitors was excellent family style sharing; they were thoroughly impressed with the dining style, food and venue at Chefbar. Spicy Tuna Tartar on sizzling rice cakes was scrumptious; Seared Brome duck breast perfectly done. Shaun's plating presentation is always classy signature, along with his personal service and friendliness.
Highly recommend experiencing Chefbar.
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Dined on 08/01/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 07/01/2016
 2009
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Review 10 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Food & Service

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My friend and I had a wonderful dining experience. We shared 6 different dishes which all came out individually. We never felt rushed and our server, Bryce, was wonderful and happy to accommodate our slow pace! Would absolutely recommend for both the food and atmosphere (just be aware the small quarters mean it can get a bit loud but if you're happy to go with it, it really wasn't bothersome). We also had a nice chat with Gerry and checked out the beautiful gallery & space downstairs."
Dined on 06/01/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 03/01/2016
 2012
Dined on 03/01/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 03/01/2016
 2012
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Review 12 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

All You Can Eat Ribs

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Dined on 05/01/2016
 2015
Dined on 05/01/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We went for the All You Can Eat Ribs special on Tuesday night and were absolutely blown away. The meat was so tender and juicy and the three rib flavours were all so good! The value for how much food you get was unreal, and the drinks were really on point. Definitely planning on coming back soon!"
Dined on 05/01/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 13/12/2015
 2012
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Review 14 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"The hollandaise sauce is divine! Golden yellow and delicious. I enjoyed my tuna bennies with the crispy potatoes. Haven't had hashbrowns that great in a long time. The other benny plate was exactly to order with no complaints from the chef. Third was just as happy and said the sourdough bread was amazing. Totally recommend!"
Dined on 03/01/2016
 2013
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Review 15 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 31/12/2015
 2013
Dined on 31/12/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 31/12/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 16 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

EXCELLENT!!! You won't be disappointed!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We've been wanting to visit ChefBar for some time and finally had the chance on New Year's Eve. We really lucked out when we found out it was a 9 course sharing menu. Honestly one of the best dining experiences I've ever had in Calgary. The presentation was incredible - from the soft shell crab in a paper bag to the lamb shank that came in a pot with a delicious puff pastry top. Chef Shaun Desaulniers does not disappoint. A very creative menu. I can't wait to come back again and this time enjoy the incredible outdoor patio with fireplace. A must try!!!"
Dined on 31/12/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 17 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 31/12/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 31/12/2015
 2014
Dined on 31/12/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Lots of unique dishes. The New Year's Eve menu was fantastic."
Dined on 31/12/2015
 2014
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Review 19 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 30/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 30/12/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 30/12/2015
 2015
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Review 20 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 29/12/2015
 2006
Dined on 29/12/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 29/12/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great meal

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Dined on 28/11/2015
 2008
Dined on 28/11/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Had heard good things about this place downtown, so tried it out before theatre the other weekend. What a good choice! Cosy small room - though it can get loud if a boisterous group is in, as it was the evening we were there - with a great casual ambiance. Cocktails are terrific, and can be altered to order from the barkeep who is close by. The food was wonderfully tasty too. We shared kale causer, tuna crudo, duck breast and Brussel sprouts. Actually almost too much food for two if you want dessert too - its not cheap, but the value is very good here. The tuna was the standout in my view, but all were well prepared and interesting dishes. Highly recommended."
Dined on 28/11/2015
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 22 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 15/12/2015
 2011
Dined on 15/12/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 15/12/2015
 2011
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Review 23 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 23/12/2015
 2011
Dined on 23/12/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 23/12/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 15/12/2015
 2007
Dined on 15/12/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was great but that's what to expect from chef Sean."
Dined on 15/12/2015
 2007
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Review 25 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 13/12/2015
 2009
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Review 26 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/12/2015
 2006
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Dinner for 8 for a birthday party- perfect service, absolutely delicious food - all of it was fantastic--the tuna crudo is amazing. This would be a perfect place for a date and it was also great for a small birthday dinner. We'll definitely be back!"
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2006
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Review 27 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 02/12/2015
 2013
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Review 28 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

EPIC

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We ate here without knowing a thing about the restaurant, taking recommendations from online rating sites.
This place is amazing...I won't be surprised if John Gilchrist or avenue magazine eat here soon and give a raging report. The staff were so welcoming and attentive. The drinks from the bar are top notch! The food was way beyond our expectations. The beef tartar, the poutine, potatoe skins, the kale caeser salad and the rib eye were absolute stand outs. All six people at the table loved everything we ordered. Unfortunately we were gluttonous and didn't leave room for the s'mores....which smelled incredible!
So happy we took a chance on this new restaurant."
Dined on 05/12/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 29 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 05/12/2015
 2011
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Review 30 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Dined here on a Wednesday night and had a very enjoyable dining experience. A few customers didn't have an indoor voice so I'm not sure if the noise level is this usually energetic. Our waiter was personable, knowledgeable, and attentive. My date & I enjoyed a nice bottle of Pinot Noir. As far as food - the Pan Seared Brome Lake Duck Breast was the highlight with the Tuna Crudo on crostini being a close second. The lobster Mac and Quinoa Nicoise were both OK. After dinner, we enjoyed touring the art gallery and had the privilege of meeting Gerry Thomas."
Dined on 02/12/2015
 2012
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Review 31 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 13/11/2015
 2012
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Review 32 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 29/11/2015
 2011
Dined on 29/11/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 29/11/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 33 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 26/11/2015
 2008
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Review 34 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

First time

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Dined on 20/11/2015
 2009
Dined on 20/11/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"First time to try the place out after reading about in a couple places. Small location. It was quite as we were early and it was cold out, however it was full by the time we left as a DJ was going to spin some tunes . Although we didn't need one, would recommend reservation just due to size of space and not to be disappointed. Menu is setup nicely for sharing and trying different items. Certainly recommend and owner/chef checked in with us a couple of times during the evening. Servers were very attentive when needed. Lots of interest cocktails on the list as well."
Dined on 20/11/2015
 2009
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

We were wowed by the food! Amazing

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 20/11/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 36 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 21/11/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Hidden Gem

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Dined on 12/11/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Chefbar is a great hidden gem in Calgary. Intimate but fun setting with a bigger menu than you would expect. Food was great, cool vibe with the added benefit of being upstairs from the unique Gerry Thomas Gallery."
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 13/11/2015
 2009
Dined on 13/11/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 13/11/2015
 2009
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Review 39 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Must-try in the Beltline

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"The former head chef from Belgo has this new smaller concept. Everything is high flavour and very creative takes on food. After dinner, check out the downstairs gallery for some interesting contemporary finds."
Dined on 11/11/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/11/2015
 2007
Dined on 11/11/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/11/2015
 2007
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Review 41 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Energetic character, quaint size, classy food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Shaun has a winner with CHEFBAR location. Family style dining to share and personal service mixed with the energy in the room on a Friday night. Upscale friendliness and class. Tour the GT Art Gallery is a treat after you order your wine. Will definitely be returning."
Dined on 07/11/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Seems fancy without the pretense

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"This was my second time at Chefbar and first time for lunch. Just like dinner the staff were awesome, the food excellent and the whole experience was perfect. They have struck the perfect balance between fine dining with interesting presentation and subtle flavours and a casual environment where it is still okay to have fun. Perhaps because it is a small venue, but it feels very comfortable."
Dined on 06/11/2015
 2009
Special Features: notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 06/11/2015
 2014
Dined on 06/11/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I loved this place. Must have on the menu. Beef Tartar, whole roasted chicken and lobster mac n cheese. Amazing cocktails....it seem like their liquid chefs can make anything. Can't wait to go back."
Dined on 06/11/2015
 2014
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Review 44 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 24/10/2015
 2012
Dined on 24/10/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 24/10/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 22/10/2015
 2015
Dined on 22/10/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 22/10/2015
 2015
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Review 46 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 20/10/2015
 2015
Dined on 20/10/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Tried ChefBar today. What an amazing experience. Busy trendy spot with the best ribs I ever had! The chef came to the table and explained he slow cooked them in duck fat for 12 hours. They were fall off the bone. The tartar was great as well. I'll be back for sure!!"
Dined on 20/10/2015
 2015
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Review 47 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/10/2015
 2011
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Review 48 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/10/2015
 2011
Dined on 03/10/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 03/10/2015
 2011
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Review 49 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Terrible service

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"Went for brunch with a small group of friends, we were one of two groups of people in the restaurant. Our server was incredibly unfriendly. We had to ask for everything (water refills, cream and sugar for coffee, etc). He took away our coffees before we were done with them like he was trying to rush us out of there (again, the place was pretty much empty).
The food was good for breakfast, definitely overpriced for the quality. The kitchen seemed really disorganized as our group of 6 got our meals at different times, and the server came out after most of us got our meals to tell our friend that they ran out of what he ordered. Again, the food was pretty good but based on the price and the rude service I probably will not go back"
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2013
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Review 50 for CHEFBAR at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 09/10/2015
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies
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