Calgary’s celebrity hot spot restaurant opens in Toronto today

Bridgette Bar, voted as one of the best restaurants in Calgary is opening today at The Well. This chef-driven bar-restaurant hybrid blends premium eats with cool mid-century vibes.

At Lulu’s sister restaurant expect exposed brick, wood beams, and split-level layouts, all jazzed up with a Scandinavian fireplace, long banquettes, and plants in macramé hangers. Whether you’re in for a chill lunch or a lively evening with cocktails and wine, Bridgette Bar sets the scene perfectly.

Hummus and chips from Bridgette Bar
Hummus and chips

The menu at Bridgette Bar keeps it fresh and exciting. Small plates like oysters, crab toast, and grilled octopus kick things off, while large plates showcase wood-grilled beef strip steak and farm chicken. Veggie lovers aren’t left out — think roasted carrots with tahini and chili heat or eggplant fries with garlic aioli.

There are also a number of delicious pasta dishes from Italian pork sausage and rigatoni to shrimp and calamari to a lamb ragu Tagliatelle with snow peas, ramps, Calabrian chili and pecorino.

But it’s not just about the food. Bridgette Bar’s cocktail and wine lists are a dream for enthusiasts. Expect classics with a twist, and innovative drinks featuring ingredients like chili-infused tequila and champagne vinegar. Plus, a solid selection of local beers and sakes are sure to keep everyone happy.

Eggplant FriesGreen Harissa Yogurt
Eggplant Fries and Green Harissa Yogurt

The team made a concerted effort to source from Ontario and Toronto-based businesses for their food and beverage offerings. This includes sourcing various lettuces from Clearwater Farms, Ontario-raised King Cole ducks and plenty of beer from local breweries.

Amanda Jansen from Concorde Entertainment Group sums it up: “Our culinary team has put together an incredible lineup of dishes that bring new twists to old favourites, and we can’t wait to welcome guests to experience our menu!”

Starting today, Bridgette Bar is ready to serve up lunch, dinner and late-night bites. And they’re putting the happy in happy hour with half-off all drinks and pizzas daily from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Bridgette Bar is located inside The Well at 423 Wellington St. W. For more info or to book a table, click here.

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