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Pigeonhole, Calgary, AB
Pigeonhole, Calgary, AB
Pigeonhole, Calgary, AB
Pigeonhole, Calgary, AB
Pigeonhole, Calgary, AB

Pigeonhole

4.7
4.7
1631 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Dining Bar
All day drinking and dining from 11:00am-11:00pm. One menu for lunch, dinner and late night.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Dining Bar, European, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 452-4694
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Blair Clemis and Rebecca MacLeod
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    2nd St
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,631 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,631 Reviews
  1. DavidM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can't wait to go back. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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  2. JessicaK

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff was friendly, the food was good and I had the opportunity to catch up with an old friend.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff all around. So friendly. Food is fantastic and good portions. The bartender making the cocktails is a wizard!

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  4. RussellB

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, great staff, we always have the best time sitting at the bar. Nice to see some same staff from the last few years, a sign it’s well run. One of our fave restaurants in town

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  5. SusanQ

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu options, wine list, food and service were all excellent.

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  6. Treewalker

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    For Valentines Dinner...My wife and adult daughter were seated at table for 6 right in front of Kitchen on upper area which also was right beside washroom door. Plates clanking, waiters yelling orders, lots of traffic past table. We ordered foods to share and non alcoholic beers ( $9.00 each ??) . appies were loaded with rich and cheesy sauces, extremely salty beet salad ( reminded me of the people that add the salt to movie popcorn). I rarely complain...but this was poor in almost every aspect. Oh.... our server was excellent!
    PigeonholeResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Treewalker, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback from the previous evening. We hold ourselves to a high level of professionalism and quality, and anytime a guest leaves our establishment unhappy, we take it very seriously. While we know we can't change your experience of the evening, we would love the opportunity to serve you again, and deliver the quality food and experience we know we can. Thanks again, and hope to see you soon.

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  7. brunch

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It took a while for our server to get to us for drinks. The overall meal was over two hours which is quite long but it was a nice change from the usual rushed service. The food was amazing. Loved every dish.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Would have preferred a table as opposed to counter seating but was happy with our spot overall on a relatively last minute reso. My guest was a bit cold at the window and felt it was a little too drafty (I had a thick sweater and was fine). Overall the food was excellent and our server was wonderful and took good care of us. Will be back. The beef tartare was incredible and I’ll be dreaming of it until I return for more.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to have a brunch. Especially it’s our first time coming to the place.

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  10. Jd90

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best service I’ve had in a long time!

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  11. MargotW

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic. Eva made us some fabulous innovative drinks. The duck was really nice and the cabbage never disappoints. Thank you very much for the very nice time.

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  12. BrianF

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were warmy welcomed & our table ready. The meal was shared & our waiter was responsive and excellent & she also made great suggestions for our selections

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always get treated so well here. A true 10/10 experience! Amazing food, fantastic drinks.

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  14. Ksenia

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was adequately attentive. We shared small plates, which were all delicious, and the smoked mackerel eggs Benedict - the flavour of the fish overpowered the rest of the delicate ingredients. The people noise died down as most tables finished but the music was way too loud and, while beautiful, a tad aggressive for a Sunday brunch. I would have preferred soft background music with a relaxing vibe.

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  15. CelineD

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good time at Pigeonhole, the service is what really shines, they always go above and beyond and make you feel really special. The food of course is amazing and decent portions and great quality too!

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  16. CaitlinK

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service, food and cocktails. We loved the charred cabbage and chicken schnitzel. One of our favorite dinner spots

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  17. JoeW

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great as usual. Been here so many times and the ppl working there acknowledge it

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  18. RobinK

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambience on the lower level of the restaurant. All the dishes were great, but the charred cabbage was outstanding. Great service as well.

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  19. GrantS

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great concept that has truly revitalized an old space on 17th Ave. Server was excellent - friendly, knowledgeable and attentive.

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  20. MargotW

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great food, service and cocktails. What’s not to like?

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  21. MayL

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat in the main dining which was much quieter- able to have a conversation. Last time we sat at the upper section by the kitchen. We all had headaches at end of dinner because of the noise. Food was delicious- charred cabbage and chicken. Cocktail was very good too

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  22. CoryM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversary dinner and the staff did not disappoint. Service, food, atmosphere made for an exceptional evening. Will be coming back again

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  23. TCfromTV

    Calgary

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot. Highly recommend. Very interesting menu, lots of unique options. We swing by PH for dinner a few times a year and are never disappointed.

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  24. LynC

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I used to love coming here several years ago, and thought it was time for a visit. Service and ambience couldn’t be better. We ordered 5 dishes and the standouts were the beef tartare and mushroom croquettes. The scallop crudo was delicious, but as others have mentioned was a very small portion size and not worth the price charged. We didn’t care for the tomato toast and the charred cabbage wasn’t as we remembered it, but still enjoyable. Unfortunately, none of the larger plates appealed to our palate on this visit, so we skipped on ordering. Looking forward to a refreshed menu, as I would still be willing to come back to try different dishes.

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  25. milesp

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as always! The staff consistently make this a great place for dinner.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Justin and Conor served us and they were extraordinary in their attention to detail and to taking very good care of us. The desserts are exquisite. The place has a great vibe. We’re looking forward to our next outing there.

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  27. secretariat

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy yet modern, plenty of items for sharing was perfect for bringing our group together since several did not know each other previously. Easy parking and extensive beverage menu completed a wonderful experience.

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  28. NigelL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last night's visit to Pigeonhole was nothing short of magical. Despite the biting -31 degree chill outside, inside we found a warm haven. The ambiance struck a delightful balance between elegance and comfort, with an interior design that was both cool and thoughtfully arranged. It felt like stepping into a carefully curated space that welcomed us with open arms. The cocktails were the first to impress. Each one was a unique blend of flavors, crafted with an evident passion for mixology. The highlight of the evening, however, was the unexpected treat - samples of caviar paired exquisitely with champagne. It was a gesture that elevated our dining experience, making us feel truly special. We weren't the only ones braving the cold that night; a few other couples had also found their way to this culinary oasis. This created an intimate atmosphere, almost as if we were all in on a delightful secret. The service matched the rest of our experience - attentive, friendly, and utterly professional, adding to the overall charm of the evening. In a nutshell, Pigeonhole isn't just a restaurant; it's an experience - one that warms you up on the coldest of nights and leaves you with memories of delightful flavors and impeccable service. Highly recommend for anyone looking to escape the winter chill into a world of culinary delights.

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  29. JamesW

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Might be my favourite meal and restaurant yet in Calgary! Delicious food! Gabriel playing some great tunes on the turn table. As well as along with Justin giving us great service and making it feel very special. We will be back!!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the little mac burger and bib salad and it was quite good, the cocktails were tasty (recommend the earl grey martini). Friends had the steak and found it to be chewy and undercooked (they weren’t asked how they like their steaks cooked, which i thought was strange). Our server was very friendly and helpful, but it seemed like she didn’t have enough time to keep an eye on us, not sure if it was a busy night or if they were short staffed. Overall it was a good meal and good service.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Justin our server was amazing. Great food and drinks as always! Just so busy and loud in there. Feels like I have to scream to talk to my friends across the table

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  32. buisonkoss

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We tried several small plates. We liked all of them. Most liked was the cabbage even among the non-cabbage eaters. Least liked was the ? name with the cheese, grapes and nuts but maybe just our taste. We tried two large plates, beef and chicken. We liked both. I wouldn't want to order these just as a single dinner. Sharing was fine. I would go back. The only negative was the choice of red wines chosen for a single glass. They were average. Our server was excellent.

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  33. JohnE

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food we shared three appetizers and two entrées with two sides for five people. There was plenty of food. the service was wonderful and the vibe of the restaurant is perfect

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  34. david

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Domaine Huet Vouvray 'Clos du Bourg' Sec - great wine... would love to know which distributor you are getting it from... would buy a case of this in a heartbeat. Cheers
    PigeonholeResponded on January 3, 2024
    Hi David, We are happy to hear you had good time dining with us! The Domaine Huet wines are always favourites of ours as well. Metrovino is our source for these wines. If you get a chance to catch Richard when he is not busy you should ask him about his experiences with the wines and the family. The stories make the wine even better! Cheers, Taylor

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very high-end, little pricey though. but you get for what you pay for. Our server was excellent.

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  36. cjd42

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a safe bet, Pigeonhole consitently delivers delicious food, tasty cocktails and outstanding service, all in a cozy atmosphere. Will always go back :)

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  37. Bregrant

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was outstanding! Great atmosphere

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  38. KSKG

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small bites at the bar were elevated and a great experience.

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  39. CherylB

    Calgary

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stopped in last night prior to the Flames game and had a fantastic experience with the light bites menu. Cocktails were excellently crafted, seafood was fresh and service was excellent.

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  40. ThomasK

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They have a fairly small but interesting menu. We had the $100 seafood platter which worked fine for two people sharing. It might be a bit skimpy for three but our third guest, who doesn't like seafood, ordered the Porkchop and enjoyed it.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Pigeonhole is rated 4.7 stars by 1631 OpenTable diners.

Pigeonhole does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Pigeonhole

306 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A8

Additional information

  • Cross street
    2nd St
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Dining Bar, European, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Blair Clemis and Rebecca MacLeod
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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