126-513 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 1G3
Touting itself as a Belgian brasserie and French bistro, Belgo brings corporate Calgary a rich dose of traditional French culture, with a twist of nouveau.
|Cuisine Type |||Belgian, French|
|Ambiance |||Casual, Fine Dining|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dessert, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Live Entertainment, Notable Chef, Wheelchair Accessible, Catering|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Cross Street |||8 Ave and 4 Street SW|
|Mon to Fri: lunch 11AM - 4PM and dinner 5PM -11PM; Sat: dinner 5PM – 2AM (live entertainment). Closed Sunday.|
Profile Last Updated: August 07, 2008
If some of Calgary’s finest French cuisine is what you have in mind, you’ve come to the right place. Chef Shaun Desaulniers has culinary achievements that span the globe – he was on a team of chefs who were named world champions in Scotland in 2005. Since then, Chef D has worked for numerous luxurious hotels, including the Fairmont Palliser, where he was chef and coach. In other words… you are not likely to leave his table unsatisfied.
Belgo offers up traditional French cuisine with a hint of Belgian flare.Specialties include popular Belgian favourite, moules & frites (mussels and fries), served with several choices of preparations. Other menu highlights include cabernet braised Quebec veal shank, or a slightly lighter choice, Croque Monsieur, a grilled sandwich with maple pepper ham and gruyere cheese. For dessert, it’s hard to resist the tantalizing Creme Brulee Napoleon with seasonal fruit. On Thursdays, Friday’s and Saturdays, Chef D offers the ‘Chef’s Bar’ – a seven-course meal chosen by the Chef and prepared in view at an open-kitchen. Make sure you reserve ahead for this pricey, decadent treat.
Belgo is located in the heart of Calgary’s business and entertainment district, making it perfect for corporate entertaining and convenient for those seeking upscale casual dining. Belgo’s decor is distinctly European, with lofty ceilings and a mezzanine overlooking a lounge with live entertainment on weekends. Rounding out this inviting French experience, Belgo has a spacious patio and offers accommodations for private functions.