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Murrieta's West Coast Bar & Grill

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808 1st St SW #200
Calgary, AB  T2P 3H9

(403) 269-7707

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July 21, 2013

Specialties

The restaurant offers a distinctive west coast influence with an expansive wine list unparalleled in Calgary. Enjoy your experience in one of the many unique areas of the restaurant including the lounge which offers a bar that seems to go on forever, the dining room with beautiful vaulted ceilings and is open above to a large skylight or in the summer sit on the patio and people... more

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4 star rating
Maddy Calgary October 05, 2010
Upscale friendly appealling

Upscale casual, a very cool environment. They've got casual dining and also a bit fancier dining room. Food is great, as they say, WestCoast. Prices are above average, but then so is the experience. Drinks are pricey too, but the night is worth a celebration here. Enjoy.

4 star rating
Crispe Calgary September 10, 2010
a favourite in town

This is a favourite place of mine and i always bring people here from out of town because it showcases the unique dining places we have in calgary

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4 star rating
August 22, 2015

Murrieta's never let's me down. The service is always on point and pleasant and the food always exquisite. It doesn't matter what i order i always thoroughly enjoy my meal. A good place to go with a group as there is something for everyone and you will always hear patrons exclaiming to others that they "simply must try this!". Murrieta's has been a staple in downtown Calgary for years and... more

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4 star rating
July 21, 2015

I came in for dinner tonight with a coworker and was really impressed with this beautiful restaurant. The patio was completely booked, but they seated us in the impressive, bright and beautiful dining room. The service was great and the food was fantastic. We started with the crab cake and lamb meatballs to start, enjoyed the halibut for my entree and finished with the blueberry basil sorbet -... more

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4 star rating
June 28, 2015

It's not that good, but not bad either. It's just okay... more

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4 star rating
May 26, 2015

Absolutely delectable! Great service, beautiful restaurant! We had the daily fresh catch cod on the patio with a glass of wine. Lovely lunch! Will defiantly visit again when downtown :)

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4 star rating
May 05, 2015

Really nice atmosphere; Busy but great service.
I ordered the tuna salad as recommended on yelp. But I don't really into that, but it's a healthy choice and the new source is amazing

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4 star rating
February 14, 2015

Stopped in with friends for drinks after dinner. So glad we did.

Murrieta's was busy but we were seated at a table within minutes. Our waitress took our drink order promptly. She came by all evening and always replenished us quickly.

They had a live band so it was loud but they played great music. Some current music as well as some 90's beats. Yeah! We stayed till closing and had a great... more

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4 star rating
November 02, 2014

Had really good dining experience here. It has a good atmosphere.
Both of us had steak, we got the tenderloin and rib eye. Both of them were pretty amazing, perfectly good to measuring rare.
It was on the second floor, the window seats was a plus.

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4 star rating
September 30, 2014

Another joint my colleague and I decided to eat at, though this one he found on Yelp. We ate in the dining room. He got the bison special, medium rare, that came with the most beautiful presentation. I got the bison pizza special, that came with cheddar cheese and a blackberry creme fraiche. It was good, but a little too greasy. Could have been better with a goat cheese instead of cheddar.... more

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4 star rating
September 14, 2014

I was here recently for a group lunch and while the service was a little cold and I attentive, the food was pretty good. I had the seared ahi tuna salad. Here were only 3 small pieces of tuna which was less than I was expecting, however they were nicely crusted in a spicy rub and seared to perfection. The bed of soba noodles with ginger soy dressing was also tasty, and the fresh asparagus added... more

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4 star rating
Pleasant Atmosphere
August 10, 2014

A group of us had dinner here after a business meeting. The service was very good as well as the food. The setting was very pleasant, very cozy spot. Overall, I would give this a very good recommendation.

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4 star rating
Cozy spot with good food
August 03, 2014

We ended up at this place for dinner after our first choice was closed on Sundays. You do have to walk up a large number of steps to get to the dining room. I was with an elderly person & it was a task for her to climb all those stairs. We didn't have a reservation so were seated at... more

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4 star rating
very good meal, great view
July 25, 2014

awesome meal...
I started with the California Lemonade (from LA so I had to...) I might have liked another 1/2 shot or so in there, but I am being picky. It was super refreshing and a beautiful presentation. I'll attach a pic later. We had a wonderful view from our table.
I enjoyed the caesar salad I started with and... more

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4 star rating
Good service
June 28, 2014

Early evening supper and cocktails in bar to watch baseball and relax. Although dining room was busy and bar half full, had good meal and excellent service. Would definitely try again and hopefully get to use patio. Very warm setting.

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4 star rating
June 24, 2014

Everything was great here!!... The wine was delicious!!... And the food too... I think there was nothing I didn't like... The service was very good too... Definitely nothing to complain... I would love to go back there soon... more

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4 star rating
Disappointing
June 24, 2014

Very few restaurants can maintain food quality over time and this old favorite is no exception. I have visited Murrieta's many times over the years and it has been up and down. It is down now. You would think a restaurant with such a terrific setting would be better.
They were very good about accommodating our large group and the... more

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4 star rating
Good food, on the loud side
June 04, 2014

Everything I had was good: raw oysters for appetizer; steak with mashed potato, green beans and root vegetables, vegetables were cooked perfectly, steak was medium rather than medium rare; dessert was brownie with bananas foster - I would have liked less cake and more bananas. Service was good, but there were a few spots that could have been more timely.... more

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4 star rating
The service is so amazing
June 04, 2014

Lunch time, almost full of people inside. Beautful place upstairs. Cleaniness. Not too fancy but fancy. Not too crowd. The food is really good, had duck skins carbonara.... so perfect and so much enjoyable! The service.... wow. Best service ever I had. Finally! I want to say... if you see the server name is Ali. He is the best!.

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4 star rating
The menu has gone down hill
May 29, 2014

I used to love this resturant. My husband and I had our fir date here over 12 years ago.
We decided to go here for an anniversary lunch. The patio is awesome for people watching but that can't make up for the food or service.
I've been here at least twice in the last 6 months and the food is... more

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4 star rating
Excellent Food
May 27, 2014

I had the Aha Tuna, it was amazingly delicious! My girlfriends had a scallop dish and the other had a seafood with pasta dish, those dishes where also very good. The decor was visually very interesting. My only complaint was that the service should be much better, the waitress was mediocre at best. In resteraunts like this, yes I do... more

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4 star rating
Surprised
May 16, 2014

Great food, great service, convenient location and an interesting place in downtown Calgary; a short walk from my Hotel that took my by interesting shops in a safe area! Don't miss Murietta's. The revenge is sweet!

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4 star rating
Great venue for a client party
May 12, 2014

I attended Murrieta's for a recent client party our company put on and the venue was perfect. While the venue was packed the layout of the restaurant allowed for great flow for all clients. There were wine stations, and food stations throughout the venue and this kept people fed and happy.
The food prepared and served was phenomenal. Could not... more

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4 star rating
May 07, 2014

Beautiful piano and sadly no one to play it, would like to see you hire a piano player when the band is on breaks or not playing .... Maybe the piano could be in huge dining room ....a shame not to use it when we have such talented musicians ready and able in Calgary

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4 star rating
Nice music
May 07, 2014

Was there on a Friday night and heard some nice music. Food good too. Nice place downtown by hotels.

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4 star rating
April 21, 2014

My first experience here was good. I was impressed by the decor and service.

This restaurant blew me out of the water my second go around. I went with a party of 9. My friend recommended I request a table in their courtyard under their sky roof. Wow, I don't know too many places where you can eat under a sun roof. I love the feel of the restaurant. There's red bricks with fenced windows... more

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4 star rating
March 26, 2014

Superb staff and great dining experience. Super clean to and accurate when you take Reservations!! Saturday nights awesome bands come play that are classy but get up and groove!!! come on down on a weekend!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm defiantly taking my special BF to this in may!! for a nice romantic dinner!! yummy

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4 star rating
March 23, 2014

It turns out that finding a nice place to eat before 5pm on a weekend, downtown, is quite a tall order. So too, is the Murietta's sign, which is a bit hard to spot from street level. Once we walked upstairs, though, the atmosphere was lovely, especially under the giant skylight in the courtyard.
The wait staff was also fantastic, attentive and proactive. For example, we asked about some... more

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4 star rating
The meaning of "Repeat
March 20, 2014

We frequent the bar/lounge area due to great live entertainment on the weekends---
and usually stay with the appetizers( flatbreads, bruscetta, shrimp etc.), but the dining room was
our target this time do to our guests choosing "dinner"!
Service was very accommodating--Thank you Bobby!
Potato/procsutto soup was exquisite!
Beet salad---generous and very flavourful!
All lamb entrees were exactly... more

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4 star rating
Murrieta's always delivers
March 03, 2014

We have taken many people to Murrieta's - visitors from out of town, colleagues who travelled in for meetings, and friends as well. Recently my company held an celebration lunch here with members of both our team and the client's team to celebrate a milestone. Each time, the service, quality of food, presentation and atmosphere has been wonderful.

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4 star rating
February 09, 2014

Came here Saturday night with another couple and had a lovely dinner for four. We always like this restaurant because you can have a nice dinner in the dining room then move on to the bar where there is live music, I believe they start playing around 10pm.
Food was good, ordered the mozzarella salad and crab cakes to start (my gf mentioned the crab cakes were a little dry though), two different... more

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4 star rating
Fantastic from start to finish
February 04, 2014

Came here for a business dinner with a large group and I left very satisfied.
Pros:
- service staff were excellent. Unobtrusive yet attentive.
- extensive wine selection
- great ambience
- food, though not inexpensive, was great value
Cons:
- none

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4 star rating
January 19, 2014

Had the duck shawarma and found it to be fairly underwhelming, greasy, and overpriced. The venue itself is beautiful, but overall, it fits the stereotype of being an expensive downtown spot for lunch. The salad was soggy, fries weren't crispy. Gets a resounding meh from me.

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4 star rating
January 17, 2014

We had the pleasure of experiencing Murrietta's for a third time for our annual Christmas party. This time was different though because we had the whole restaurant booked out. The place is beautiful, the service is excellent and the food is great. Last year our party was at the riverside cafe, as great as the riverside cafe is, I may have to say that Murtietta's won me over. We had a variety of... more

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4 star rating
Won't be back
January 15, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. We were disappointed. I agree that the building is lovely and the staff very friendly and attentive but the food was underwhelming at best. My partner's starter of tempura prawns was just not tempura prawns. Tempura is a light, crispy, melt-in-your mouth batter. This was was more like chip-shop batter; very heavy and... more

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4 star rating
A hidden gem
January 15, 2014

Tucked away inside a hotel, on a street adjacent to Stephen Ave, I wouldn't have found this restaurant had it not come with a stellar recommendation from a client of mine. I sat at the bar since I was dining alone, and felt very comfortable there and received professional and prompt service. I ordered the spinach salad and a marguerita... more

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4 star rating
December 27, 2013

Had lunch here on multiple occasions with my company and the service is amazing. I had the Ahi Tuna and it was pretty good...a little too salty for my liking but the presentation was great. The waiters were very attentive and made sure we were having a good dining experience. Wine selection was decent. I'd recommend coming here for business gatherings. Good atmosphere and lighting in their... more

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4 star rating
December 09, 2013

Regular food at steep prices.

I overall had an average meal at Murrieta's. Probably about a quality level where I'd be impressed at a mom and pop bar on the corner of some random street, but I really expected more from this place. When you walk into such a well decorated establishment with well-dressed wait staff, I expect the food to match the appearance. The steak I had was grisly and... more

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4 star rating
Where's the waiter
December 02, 2013

Nice environment, interesting menu, good wine choice. Food quality is ok, not very special. Prices are reasonable but why does it take so long to get some drinks and why you always need to search for your waiter?

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4 star rating
November 22, 2013

This is my second visit to Murrieta's Bar & Grill. My boyfriend and I definitely enjoy the dining experience here.

Murrieta's has an incredible ambiance! They have a pianist who plays their grand piano during dinner time, which I think is awesome! This place has a modern and classy feel to it, definitely more upscale. The dim lighting, exposed brick walls and table arrangement makes the dining... more

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4 star rating
Great dining experience
November 21, 2013

Love the “outdoor” feeling indoor. Great ambience during dinner. Servers were very attentive. I had a few tempura prawns for appetizer, just OK as a bit salty to for me. My main of medium rare 6 oz tenderloin with black truffle butter sauce was made perfectly to my liking. I liked the sides of mashed potato and veggies. I couldn’t... more

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4 star rating
November 10, 2013

On the first snowy day in Calgary, we headed downtown for a cozy lunch. So many places downtown are closed for lunch on the weekends, which was quite disappointing. Murrieta's however was not.

It wasn't busy, and we decided to sit in the lounge area by the cute windows so we could watch the falling snow. The menu seemed a bit uninspiring but I settled on the chicken sandwich with fries.

The... more

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4 star rating
Not bad ..... but
November 09, 2013

Overall this restaurant is OK. But we would never go back on a Saturday night. Parking is a nightmare, lineups out the door, service is slow as they are too busy. The food was good with the exception of the salamy was off vey off and the lamb meat balls were no good either. All the other food was very... more

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4 star rating
Excellent meals in a historic environment
November 04, 2013

Murrieta's is located in an old sandstone building in downtown Calgary. It is a large restaurant with a number of different rooms including a lounge area. I've eaten here numerous times for lunch with business colleagues and have found the service to be excellent as well as the food. The Cobb salad is one of my favorite dishes. If going... more

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4 star rating
Warm interior with excellent food
October 27, 2013

The spinach salad with pears, bacon and blue cheese was the best spinach salad I've ever had. I had the Steelhead which was excellent. My wife had the tuna which was also excellent. Good wine selection and great service.

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4 star rating
October 25, 2013

If you charge $8 for ice cream for dessert it better be Village Ice Cream and nothing else, well it's not, it's Mario's. Hello I can buy Mario's at the grocery store!
Meal was nothing special, they do have GF rolls available but hard as rocks. Meal was good, not horrible but nothing to write home about. The back room (not the bar area) is a nice room, high ceilings which means it can get noisy.... more

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4 star rating
October 21, 2013

Went to here on a Tuesday night with some folks from work. We didn't have a reservation so sat in the lounge area instead of the beautiful atrium setting - at least we has then hockey game in ;).

Had the crab cakes to start after finally choosing - so many tempting selections - it was great - reasonable portion and excellent presentation - for the main course I was tempted to get a steak, but... more

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4 star rating
Grand Mussels
October 19, 2013

The food is always great at Murrieta's and so is the wine list.
Most weekends Murrieta's has a live band that is always a nice treat.

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4 star rating
October 15, 2013

We were here over the Thanksgiving Day weekend for my brother's wedding. We had booked the entire restaurant for the day and we enjoyed ourselves very much. It is a unique space with a three story high atrium above the dining room so it is nice and airy. For contrast the adjoining lounge is dark and there is a patio over the 8th Ave mall.

The staff was very accommodating and we were there for... more

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4 star rating
October 05, 2013

One of the few places open early on a Sunday afternoon for dinner. We arrived before 4pm and were asked to come back as the wait staff were setting up the dining room. Glad we did!
We sat under the glass dome on the restaurant side, what a beautiful space in an old renovated historic building. I tried the special Muriettas Caesar seasoned with horseradish as a cocktail and then ordered oysters... more

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4 star rating
Good food, subpar service
September 12, 2013

Went here for the first time last night. The atmosphere was great and the initial greeting was very friendly. After that the service did go downhill. The waitress was not attentive to us at all --IE. empty drinks, 35 minutes of waiting for her to come back to take our order etc. My wife did have an issue with her... more

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4 star rating
Classic modern menu
September 04, 2013

Good seafood, wine and steak options.
Upstairs and right downtown. It's a good place to take clients if you don't want something over top, but good quality.
Nice warm atmosphere and lighting.

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4 star rating
August 23, 2013

Searched for "best steak" near my hotel last night. Found Murrieta's. Went to eat for lunch since I've heard nothing but amazing things about AAA Alberta Steak. Found I could only order from the lunch menu. 8oz was the biggest they could go. I asked the waitress if I could get a bigger steak since I'm from out of the country. She told me "oh well we have a side steak you can order by itself... more

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4 star rating
August 21, 2013

The manger is an idiot!

After I wrote this review and sent a letter to the manger he called me a couple weeks later and asked me to remove my post?????!!!!!!! I CLEARLY told him I had every right to express my views and to let other people with dietary restrictions know where they are safe to visit. All he did was make up b@!%!**t excuses as to why I had such a bad experience and that it was a... more

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4 star rating
Good Time was had by all
August 17, 2013

Being from a small town going to the same places to eat in our little town gets boring so a group of us headed in to the city. Jacki was our server in the lounge she helped us from picking cocktails all the way to desserts. Freshly grated horseradish on the raw oysters to a whiskey syrup on the dessert.... more

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4 star rating
August 09, 2013

When I'm in Calgary I tend to go with steak b/c it is rather traditional here and they consider it important. So I had their smallest steak which was very well cooked and cooked medium rare like I ordered it, no small feat these days. I was also able to order a wine from the Okanagan, not a great wine by any means but I like to eat local and support local when I can.

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4 star rating
Great Dining Experience
August 06, 2013

Great food, good service.Appetizers & Steak was terrific! Unique decor, location is good, in the centre of 8th avenue ( nice for after dinner stroll) This was a business dinner & it was the right choice. Note the restaurant is on the 2nd floor & entrance is facing 1st sw.
Parking can be tricky but there are several lots within... more

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4 star rating
Average
August 01, 2013

The building and atmosphere is quite nice. However the service was not very good as well the seafood chicken curry was quite terrible and expensive.

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4 star rating
A nice dining experience
July 25, 2013

This is an active scene with a spacious layout and different seating options. There is a bar as you enter, a large room with very high ceilings that felt more family oriented, and then a more intimate room at the back.
The food is very good and service was attentive and friendly. A good menu with lots of variety and... more

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4 star rating
Hidden Gem
July 21, 2013

When staying in Calgary on a tour of Canada, we ventured out of our hotel on a Friday evening looking for somewhere local for dinner. We walked up and down the main street but we could not find anywhere that looked appetising, although it was a pleasant evening most of the places looked rather empty, which is not always a... more

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4 star rating
July 12, 2013

First the good stuff -- great dining room decor. Exposed brick, glass ceiling, lots of room. Dinner was good -- both the pork tenderloin and a special wild boar dish. Spinach salad was excellent. However, this was not a $125 dining experience. For starters, hostess plugged us in a back booth near the kitchen -- even though the restaurant was almost empty. We moved. We ordered an appetizer,... more

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4 star rating
June 22, 2013

Murrieta's is and probably will always be one of my favorite restaurants. I had the privilege at my previous job to dine here quite often so I've been able to try pretty much their entire menu :)

A few colleagues and I headed here for an early lunch on a sunny day and got to sit on their patio that overlooks Stephen Ave. I've actually never sat on the patio before so I was excited to people... more

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4 star rating
Nice place for dinner
June 14, 2013

A casual but classy place, great pizzas and salads. We did not make any reservations but we were able to pop in on a Saturday night around 8:30 and get a table without any problems. Live music (Saturdays) and a patio (weather permitting....) Very affordable.

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4 star rating
Wonderful Atmosphere
May 27, 2013

A girl friend and I sat outside, facing Stephen Ave. and enjoyed the people watching below.
The cocktails are perfect, heirloom tomato salad was divine and the desserts are scrumptious.
Sitting outside was great, but a trip to the washroom allowed me to see the inside - where the dining areas are BEAUTIFUL. I always thought of this as just... more

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4 star rating
Full Glass
May 26, 2013

Went there on Saturday night for dinner the waitress read the specials to my husband not me!!! l had tempura prawns, a bity heavy not light for tempura, had buttermilk marinated supreme with a side of not well cooked lumps of carrot and parsnip ribbons of pasta, ok but not wonderful, l had the crème Brule that was very good,... more

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4 star rating
Murietta's is Wonderfull
May 23, 2013

The food is fantastic and the location is great. I was going through a Vegan stage, and the restaurant steamed me all the vegetables they had on a plate. BEST PLATE EVER! Beats, Spaghetti squash, carrots, baby potatoes, spinach and broccoli. I still have thoughts about that dinner...and always will. The best.

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4 star rating
Overpriced eatery
May 15, 2013

How overpriced? Well, how about $8.50 for a 750 ml bottle of mineral water? Or $22 for a foie gras salad? Why was the $7.00 bowl of clam chowder tepid, with more flour than seafood? At least the squash pizza was tasty. The highlights of the meal were the banana's foster and the flourless chocolate cake. Service was pleasant and... more

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4 star rating
Very nice restaurant, good food, and great atmosphere
May 08, 2013

I am almost always disappointed by restaurants that are "fine dining" and the like. I find the food is never as good as the price suggests, and I leave feeling ripped off. That said, my company hosted a Christmas party in a private room at Murrieta's in December 2012 and I had a terrific time. Though my main meal was... more

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4 star rating
Always a good meal and great service
May 06, 2013

The only challenge with this restaurant is being able to get in when you want but when you get there you'll enjoy it immensely

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4 star rating
May 05, 2013

We had a friend in from out of town who never gets to spend time in Calgary and I thought he and hubby and I - would really love this place. The menu reads amazing - it is just the kind of food we like. Hearty, comforting, and there is loads of seafood found on the menu.
Needless to say, it was kind of a special occasion as we had not seen our good friend in a couple of years.
Resos made, all... more

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4 star rating
Forno Pizza lunch - YES
April 19, 2013

One word, Yummy, have had dinner here, lunch was every bit as good. 2 of us had Pizza Margarhita..crispy hot, very very good. Had the hummus and olives and flat bread appy, we shared between 6 people, it was huge, and was delicious! One gal had the Quinoa salad, she had to add some salt, she thought is was a... more

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4 star rating
March 31, 2013

Murrieta's continues to be fabulous! I highly recommend the private dining room for small groups - their set menus are sure to please!

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4 star rating
Food was good
March 30, 2013

I went here with colleagues from work, very good food and a good choice. Friendly staff, not sure what the cost was for our meal as it was paid for by our company but the food was nice.

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4 star rating
food was good , service was adequate
February 24, 2013

The food was good but the lack of personality and sense of responsibility in our server took away from the experience, the crab cakes were very tasty and the scallops were cooked to perfection, all the entrees were prepared well except for the steak which was slightly over done though the quality of the beef was good enough to make... more

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4 star rating
Solid fare but expensive prices
February 14, 2013

Visited as part of a business trip to Calgary. Full disclosure: I was traveling on expense so I did not personally pay for my meal.
The wine list here is the highlight. They have over 15 types of wine available by the glass, including Jackson Triggs feature winery during my visit.
I had the Brome Lake Duck with red wine... more

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4 star rating
I would come back
February 11, 2013

Just walking past, looked like a promising place for a nice dinner, went in and was not disappointed. The food was great, attractively served and plenty of it for a reasonable price. We ended up taking some of the entree home. Our waiter, Bud, was pleasant, courteous and had a good sense of humour. Too often a pleasant meal can... more

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4 star rating
Excellent all-round
February 01, 2013

Very good food, very good service, pleasant atmosphere... I've dined here a few times now. Each time, the experience has been quite positive. My only (very small) complaint: it can get quite loud there in the evenings - especially when they have a live band engaged. It's easy enough to schedule a dining experience that avoids this, it should be... more

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4 star rating
A favourite
January 22, 2013

This restaurant is an old stand by. It is located in a historic building which they have renovated so there is a lot of natural light. I find that a lot of the restaurants on Stephen Ave that are in historic buildings can be quite dark. The bar side is a nice area to have a drink and quite often... more

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4 star rating
January 03, 2013

This review is for the bar....

Came here for drinks with a few folks. Service was very very very slow, drinks were OK. Will consider trying the restaurant, but won't go back to the lounge if I'm the one choosing where to go.... more

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4 star rating
January 01, 2013

We went to Murrieta's for some prosecco and dessert in the lounge. I have to say I really enjoyed the interior and feel of the lounge area. I liked that you could look out the windows and people watch while still being in a nice atmosphere.

All three of us ordered a different dessert dish to share: pumpkin cheesecake, eggnog crème brule and an apple crumble.

The pumpkin cheesecake and eggnog... more

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4 star rating
Still great
December 18, 2012

We had our girls Christmas dinner together at Murietta's a while ago - maybe 8 -10 years. It was nice then and it is still great. The staff are friendly without being gushy. The food came quickly and was absolutely delicious. My GF meal was wonderful and they were accommodating with my food allergies without being a pain in the... more

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4 star rating
Excellent for all Types of Occasions
December 12, 2012

We have eaten here in the dining room and on the outdoor balcony several times -- but had never enjoyed the lounge/bar side of Murietta's. That changed last week - when we had the opportunity to visit not once -- but twice in the same evening.
We found ourselves with some time prior to a group Christmas party down the... more

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4 star rating
Consistent/Reliable/Quality driven
December 11, 2012

Footprint of the restaurant is perfect--a private dining room side:
spacious, warm atmosphere, well decorated.
And the Bar side: energetic, well situated for lots of room for bar tables,
easy access to the dance floor, well lit, yet cozy and intimate.
Quality of the food on both menu sides is evident, and is never
disappointing. Full entre meue in dining... more

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4 star rating
November 26, 2012

We eat here regularly and have never been disappointed.

My wife and I had our first date here, and so we've made it a yearly tradition.

But it's not just sentimental, and we don't just go on our anniversary. We come here whenever we're in the mood for a good glass of wine (huge selection and never a bad choice in the bunch), and some genuinely good food. Murrieta's is as good as anything in... more

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4 star rating
Always good
November 06, 2012

Murrieta's is a super solid place to go - always enjoy the food and the ambiance is great. They are also quite accommodating for gluten free which is nice.

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4 star rating
Fantastic night
October 15, 2012

Amazing food and service, our group loved it! Beautiful looking restaurant as well! We always enjoy our meals at Murrieta's.

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4 star rating
Maybe You Wanna Be a Rockstar
October 07, 2012

Seafood lovers would delight...Special occasion and don't want to blow your budget? Got someone to impress? We decided to come here for a vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner and the staff rocked it. The place is super clean with a nice atmosphere, great lighting, and down to earth customers that regularly visit the joint. They probably keep coming back because of the... more

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4 star rating
June 23, 2012

Terrible service and food! I went last night with 11 people in our party. We had made reservation. First they wanted to seat us at 2 different tables when we got there.. that took a few minutes to fix.. then we were seated and waited for 30 minutes for our first drinks.. which was just 3 bottles of wine and 3 mixed drinks! We also had ordered appetizers at that same time ... 1 hour and 30 mins... more

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4 star rating
June 23, 2012

I had a bad experience at Murrieta's. I know the restaurant has a good reputation, but do not come here with a large party. Service was slow; food was terrible; and I got sick within an hour after leaving.

First and last time I will ever come here.

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4 star rating
June 10, 2012

Awesome food and atmosphere. Almost feels like your somewhere in Europe. I had the veal medallions and they were not overcooked as they usually are. Prices were decent for a classy spot. Good spot for a date

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4 star rating
May 16, 2012

I really love the atmosphere in Murrieta's and the service is also top notch.

But our meal was disappointing.

The steak tartare was really disappointing. The Dijon mustard was overwhelming and really ruined the whole dish.

My Roasted chicken was a very large portion but again bland.

The tomato salad was totally under whelming and we did not like it at all.

The Ahi Tuna Tacos where actually... more

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4 star rating
May 01, 2012

Rib eye. I've been back a few times now, but my first time here when I had the rib eye was excellent for a non-steak house. I've also had a fish dish as well as their appetizers and desserts and all portions have been great.

Try to get a seat in the courtyard if you can, especially on a nice day.

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4 star rating
April 18, 2012

Decently priced, decent food. I wasn't wowed by anything. Atmosphere was awesome though!

Crab cakes were really good! tuna tacos were decent. Trio of dips...just dont bother.

Our mains were nothing too out of the ordinary for me to write a review on, plus it's 1:30pm and I'm drunk at the YVR airport.

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4 star rating
February 23, 2012

Can't say much else than wow. My husband and I went with my parents for a nice Friday evening dinner last week, and we were all very impressed. What stood out most to us was the service, which we find to be mediocre at so many places, even night places these days. But at Murrietta's, the servers are trained, and trained well. Our waiter was attentive but did not hover, was efficient but did not... more

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4 star rating
February 14, 2012

Oh em gee! What can I say. AMAZING atmosphere, fantastic food, and wonderful service. Such a great place to go if you're from out of town.

The night I was there, I was on a tuna rampage. Have tuna tacos for my starter, and the Ahi tuna for my main...two words NO COMPLAINTS. So amazing. The Ahi Tuna (Grilled Rare), melted in my mouth, and the Jasmine Rice, Daily Vegetables, Garam Marsala... more

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4 star rating
January 28, 2012

The stone work in this building creates an atmosphere of warmth and comfort. I love that we just showed up and found a seat in the lounge-which has the same menu as the restaurant and we could catch the hockey and golf that was on. The seating was well spaced and I didn't feel like we were sitting with the tables next to us-it felt comfortable and private and the fireplace was an added bonus of... more

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4 star rating
August 13, 2011

Had a colleague in town last week and thought I'd give the expense account a workout and take him out for a nice dinner. I've been to Murrieta's a few times and always have been impressed so thought I'd make an encore visit...very happy I did.

I arrived a little early so took a seat at the bar. The mixologist made me an AMAZING Bloody Mary (actually he made me two since one wasn't quite... more

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4 star rating
May 30, 2011

Went here on a saturday night. Incredible interior unlike no other bland banal place in this city. Asked for a caesar. Weak as f@!k. Asked for some scotch, charged precisely by the ounce and with no double/trip.quad discount(booooooo) also served in a douchey glass. Bartender was a good guy, but he was the only one behind the bar ON A SATURDAY NIGHT. Place full of cougars and their bored a@!%d... more

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4 star rating
May 24, 2011

Love the atmosphere! Such a nice place to go to for a nice outing. The open roof top is what really made me fell in love with this place. Food is awesome. Service is attentive and friendly.

We ordered an appetizer to share (if you have been reading my reviews, you probably know what appie I ordered) - Calamari. This is not disappointing at all. Very tasty and good portion for an appetizer.... more

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4 star rating
January 13, 2011

What a joint!
My gal and I have darkened their doorstep on a number of occasions--for just drinks, as well as for the whole shebang--and it's never once disappointed!
Drinks:
The frequent live music courtesy of either a small 3 or 4 piece or their sensational piano man (who, for a small tip, will play anything you throw at him--although my appetite for Billy Joel does play to his strengths)... more

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4 star rating
Doesn’t Live up to the Hype
May 04, 2009

I am one of those people lucky enough to have great bosses. They took another employee and I out to lunch to say thank you for all of our hard work and chose Murrieta’s as the spot to take us. I have heard very good things about Murrieta’s and was excited to try it.

Murrieta’s is housed in the upstairs of a heritage building in down town Calgary. The dining room is insanely gorgeous with a... more

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4 star rating
Fine Dining, Good Price, Excellent Service
February 08, 2009

Nice decor, plenty to choose from on the menu. Everything was well presented, and the portion sizes were substantial for this type of restaurant. I did not get a good look at the wine list, but judging by the displays the choices were ample.

Excellent. The sauce was subtle but enough to know it was there. The oysters tasted fresh. Highly recommended

Well prepared, great cut. Surprised at the... more

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4 star rating
Bright and airy dining
April 03, 2008

As part of a family of three related restaurants around Canada, Murrieta’s, located in the city centre of Calgary offers white table-clothed dining in a unique way. Calgary’s Murrieta’s hosts its main dining area in an unexpected indoor brick courtyard, complete with a roof-sized skylight ensuring a memorable dining experience.

Their menu is substantial without being overwhelming, offering a... more

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4 star rating
December 31, 2006

Very nice interior, friendly knowledgeable staff. They have a great wine list.

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4 star rating
December 31, 2006

I have been to Murrieta's several times in the past two years. It has been a memorable experience every time. The food and beverage are outstanding and served by a winning staff. The live music is definitely something to return for. Thank you and keep up the great work!

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4 star rating
December 31, 2006

I decided to take a party of eight to Murrietta's for dinner two weeks ago. The service was the worst I have experienced in many years. It took two hours to be served our food after ordering. When I asked why it was taking so long I was confronted by the assistant manager who did not apologize and went on a rant about how they were they most popular restaurant in Calgary and this means they are... more

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4 star rating
July 21, 2004

Murrieta's is a wonderful place. The food is wonderful and full of flavor!

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4 star rating
July 02, 2004

This restaurant is amazing! I will definitely be going again and very soon! A great spot to entertain out of town guests. A place to impress.

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4 star rating
May 12, 2004

if you know anything about the restaurant business you'll know that this is the best place in town. an executive chef creating gormet food at a high volume pace service uninterrupted no matter how busy the house is and a professional management team there to tend to your every need. this place has it all!!! four stars and the chef is the fifth.

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4 star rating
August 09, 2002

Murrietas is a beautiful place. The service and atmosphere are outstanding.The food is great and the deserts are to die for. The live music on Fridays and Saturdays is great. Just what Calgary needed to keep up to other large cities with some culture.

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English
July 15, 2013

Murrieta's West Coast Bar & Grill offers these services: restaurant.

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February 27, 2013

Murrieta's does it just right with an ambiance that is totally relaxed. Located at the second storey of building, this bar has a glass ceiling which opens an amazing view of the sky. Sink-in leather seating, earthy and wooden flooring and a gourmet menu is what makes Murrieta's, the perfect lounge and grill. They have some amazing wine and liquors that you can have shaken with some flavors and... more

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May 06, 2011

Known literally for its bar made of mahogany wood, Murrieta's Bar and Grill serves up good food alongside a wide choice of alcohol. It is a regular nightly haunt for the executives who drop by here from nearby downtown after work. The service is pretty decent and informal; only a really fussy customer might come up with a complaint. The live piano music at dinner time complements the setting of... more

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April 19, 2011

Murrieta's West Coast Bar and Grill is a West Coast, Wines, and Desserts restaurant where most Menuism users came for a business meeting and paid between $25 and $50.

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January 15, 2010

This stylish venue has attracted quite a following since its inception. Just off Stephen Avenue, Murietta's refurbished building boasts high ceilings, exposed brick, and hip furnishings. The establishment is both bar and restaurant. If you choose to dine, the menu includes Australian rack of lamb, roast chicken, osso bucco, bouillabaisse, fresh fish, and a variety of pastas. If you simply want... more

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