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Feb 21, 2009 01:37 PM

Bistro 2210 - Calgary

Ate at this Bistro a couple of times in the last month and have really enjoyed it. The 'Duck 2 Ways' is what I had both times and it was delicious. I paired this with a Sicilian red (can't remember the name) that they pour by the glass. You can drive right by and miss the place but if you can find it, it is worth the money. Prices are in the 20's and below but the food quality is top notch. I am not sure how long they have been there but I was pleased and plan to return.

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  1. Looks like a great find - and I owe a lunch to a friend in the area.

    Bistro 2210
    2210 4 St. SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W9, CA

    1. Looks very nice, I'll be checking it out.

      1. I agree. I have been a few times and really enjoyed it.

        1. i like Bistro 2210 - we've been a few times and it's always friendly service and good food in a very comfortable space.
          we keep meaning to try brunch, the menu for that looks tasty.

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          1. re: pants

            We were just there last week and have been a number of times in the past. I have always liked Bistro 2210 and feel it is underrated in the Calgary restaurant scene. It has very good food for and reasonable prices (well, in Calgary terms).

            1. re: shopwinedinefine

              No joke! I just looked at the brunch menu, and it's even in-line with some places in Toronto. Dinner is decent, some things don't need to be that high, but good prices for Calgary. Will try it out for sure sometime.

              1. re: MeXx

                we were there for brunch yesterday - again, i'm reminded why i enjoy that place. it's a very pleasant, comfortable room, no line-ups, not that expensive (the same price as everywhere else and much higher quality food) the best part? no kids running around, no screaming babies! just a nice, civilized brunch with happy people chatting around you and good food, not too much food, not too greasy, the potatoes are cooked properly(i've had many hard, undercooked potatoes at nellies)... I also like that they ask how you want your eggs poached.

                must go back for dinner soon!

          2. Booked a dinner for Dine Out this week - looking forward to this one the most. Will post a review and let you all know how it goes!

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            1. re: morefuuud

              We went for the Dine Out dinner last night (our first time at Bistro 2210) and it was great. Highly recommend the duck poutine appetizer and the bison meatloaf entree...if you can get a reservation!

              1. re: asiandelight

                Went for Dine Out dinner tonight. Bistro 2210 had extended their Dine Out menu till tomorrow. This was my first time at Bistro 2210. After reading mixed reviews about Bistro 2210 and having mediocre Dine Out experiences at other restaurants in the past, I was a little apprehensive about going there for Dine Out.

                I ordered the duck confit poutine as an appetizer. It was pretty decent, though a little on the salty side. I can appreciate the concept although it didn't have the "wow" factor. The fries were nice and crisp and the gravy was flavourful.. however, I didn't think the duck added much to it. The duck was alright.. though not the best duck confit I ever had. My dining companions had the smoked chicken croquettes. I tasted one and found the texture to be ok. It looked delicious as it was perfectly coated and fried in panko crumbs. However, taste-wise, I couldn't really taste the chicken, let alone the smoked flavour. My dining companions quite enjoyed them, however, so I guess it's a matter of preference.

                For the main dish, I had the bison meatloaf. It tasted pretty good and was one of the highlights of the meal. It was a nice and hearty dish and the sauce for the meatloaf was tasty. The mashed potatoes were delicious and the asparagus was cooked to perfection. I can totally appreciate it for what it's worth although I wouldn't say the flavours totally knocked my socks off. Having said that, if I saw it on the menu there again, I would order it.

                One of my dining companions had the crab stuffed sole. Ironically enough, the waitress had recommended this dish along with the bison meatloaf. While the bison meatloaf was a hit, the stuffed sole was a TOTAL miss. The crab stuffing tasted just wrong. It was not fresh. It tasted like it came out of a can.. and was not of good quality either. The sole itself was overcooked. It was supposed to be in a lobster cream sauce although I couldn't taste any lobster in the sauce. The dish came with some chickpeas, which I thought was a strange pairing, texture-wise and taste-wise for the dish.

                For dessert, my dining companions and I each ordered a different dessert from the Dine Out menu. Personally, I thought the chocolate mousse was the best, although a little too sweet for my taste. The marscapone crepes was surprisingly done well as was the bread pudding.

                Overall, it was a decent Dine Out experience. I lucked out and I enjoyed everything I ordered. I would recommend the duck poutine appetizer, the bison meatloaf entree and the chocolate mousse for dessert.

                1. re: miss.foodie

                  Sole stuffed with crab?! I last had that in 1982! I'd have to get crepes for desert, because Magic Pan doesn't exist any more...

                  1. re: John Manzo

                    John, I hope you won't be disappointed with the crepe. While I thought it was surprisingly good.. you gotta keep in mind, I didn't have high hopes for the place to begin with.. and because I had horrible experience with crepes at Sorrentino's last year (it was doughy and on the thick side), I wasn't expecting much here either. So I was pleasantly surprised that the crepe was nice and thin.. (good texture and taste).. and it wasn't too hot.. so the marscapone wasn't melting or runny... The berry coulis that came with is was just right.. not too sweet or mushy.. It had enough tartness to balance out the marscapone.

                  2. re: miss.foodie

                    Miss Foodie, you sound like you know your food. I will try the Bison when I go back there. Is the mousse on the regular menu? Is the Duck Poutine? I tried to go to Bistro during 'Dine Out' but it was booked solid.

                    1. re: Kingsley5

                      The bison meatloaf is available on both their lunch/brunch menu, apparently, according to their website.
                      However, I don't think the Duck Poutine is available on their regular menu. I couldn't tell you about the mousse as their dessert menu is not posted.