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Brasserie Kensington

#218 of 2,948 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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

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 an exceptional dining experience for all our customers! Our approach is casual comfort dining with... More 

calgary
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663 reviews
504 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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

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

Edmonton, Canada
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62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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

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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 raw for me. Uncooked egg whites are not for me. My friend's omelette was on... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 be back!

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Thank JNS2017
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

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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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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640 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
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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Thank Nick D
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175 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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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
USD 11 - USD 22
Cuisine
Canadian, French, European, Gluten Free Options
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?