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Local cuisine, Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
About
Murrieta's West Coast Bar & Grill is hailed as one of Calgary's most celebrated and sumptuous places to dine. Situated within the spectacularly renovated walls of the Alberta Hotel building (c.1890) we offer a feast not only for the senses... but for the soul as well, with something unique to offer every distinctive palate. The cuisine at Murrieta's can be described as West Coast with a large selection of seafood, steak, and pasta. The extensive wine list compliments this theme with a strong focus on Pacific wines, although great wines from the Old World and other regions can be found. On Friday and Saturday nights we showcase live bands from 10:00pm to 1:00am. Musical styles range from R&B
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar, Canadian
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

This is a wonderful spot for grown folks to gather have some great food and dance the night away. The atmosphere is relaxed and elegant. Staff is attentive and take the time to know their customers. Marissa made us feel like family and after one...visit knew our favourite cocktail. The band Infiniti was playing and my friends and I sang along and danced the night away. I will be back!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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MurrietaMarketing, Marketing at Murrieta's West Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2020

Hello Joy, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed February 17, 2020

We came for a date night and the service was so slow and subpar, it soured our experience. Not to mention they were out of so many menu items. So disappointing!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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MurrietaMarketing, Marketing at Murrieta's West Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2020

Hello Kerry, We regret to hear this was your experience with us. Because we only use fresh ingredients and cook everything to order there is always a chance we might run out of things. If you would like to discuss this further please email us...More

Reviewed February 16, 2020

Murrieta's is located up stairs. The decor is pleasant. The menu selection was good. The service was sub-par. We ordered food and had to wait over 30 minutes for it to be delivered. It was not that the grill was busy. When the food did...arrive, the steak requested medium was medium rare, wine was wasted by being to people who did not want top ups. Not a bad experience, just disappointing.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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MurrietaMarketing, Marketing at Murrieta's West Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2020

Hello, We regret to hear you did not have a 5-star experience with us. Because our food is cooked to order sometimes it takes a bit longer to arrive at the table. Should you wish to discuss this further please email us at gmcalgary@murrietas.ca

Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

What a great night we had with an excellent dinner. Beef tartar and calamari followed by flatbread and steak. We then moved to the lounge for dessert and the band BowRiver captivated the room. Will definitely come again!

Date of visit: February 2020
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MurrietaMarketing, Marketing at Murrieta's West Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2020

Hello Leslie, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

My sweet husband deciding to take myself and our best friends to Calgary this evening for Valentines Day. We have been here a number of times in the past to listen to the live music. The service and the music have always been amazing. Tonight...was the first time we have booked dinner there. Even though we tried to book at 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00 we were told there was no availability until 8:30. When we arrived the restaurant was basically empty. We had two different servers and unfortunately both were adequate at best. We were promptly told a number of the dishes were unavailable. Our meals were average to say the least. We sat with empty drinks and dirty plates on our table for quite awhile. Neither my husband nor our friend finished their steaks or the cold fries that accompanied them. There are so many amazing restaurants in Calgary, and Okotoks ... do not waste your time or money here unfortunately.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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MurrietaMarketing, Marketing at Murrieta's West Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2020

Hello Lisa, We regret to hear this was your experience with us. Valentine's weekend always books up fast and to avoid overwhelming the kitchen we do only accept a certain number of reservations at the same time. Also because we use fresh ingredients there always...More

Reviewed February 6, 2020

Four menu items were unavailable including the daily special, that left little else to choose from. The reservation was for 7:30 pm so there should have been inventory. Friends from Montreal were not impressed and I was embarrassed.

Date of visit: February 2020
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MurrietaMarketing, Marketing at Murrieta's West Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2020

Hello Randy We regret to hear this was your experience with us. Because we use fresh ingredients there always runs the risk that some dishes might become unavailable. Should you wish to discuss this further please contact us at gmcalgary@murrietas.ca

Reviewed November 10, 2019

I used to love going to this Venue - for special date nights with my hubby. My brother and his wife came into town and I really wanted to show him a wonderful evening and go out dancing. Murrieta's never disappointed us before so we...were excited to share this place with our out of town family. From the moment we arrived we felt targeted by another patron who virtually decided to harass my husband. We chose to ignore this person and try to enjoy our evening, We had a couple of drinks and danced and everything seemed okay. There was a shift change and we cleared the bill with our first server and she was lovely and happy with my brother's generous tip. Then when we decided to stay for a final drink before we called it a night - the second server decided to cut us off. You should know I was not drinking, I was the designated driver therefore I was very aware of everything going on. No Manager or Server ever came to our table to explain why we had been cut off from having another drink. It was so embarrassing and uncalled for. I asked to speak to the Manager an his only explanation was "I support my servers and if she refuses to serve you then I support her" That was all he said as a reason.... We are all in our 50's and very respectable people. I was humiliated because I told my brother that this was our favourite date night place and really talked the place up. He is a VP for a big company and he said he had never in his life been treated this way ever, nor us for that matter. We actually didn't know what happened and no-one gave us any real feed back just that the server refused to serve us???? We left of course but I must say - I am very sad that I will never go back to a place that I used to really enjoy. The night this happened was August 3/2019 - so whoever was on staff that evening really blew it.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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MurrietaMarketing, Marketing Manager at Murrieta's West Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2019

We regret to hear this was your experience at Murrieta's. Should you wish to discuss this further please feel free to contact Sabrina, our General Manager at gmcalgary@murrietas.ca Thank you for your continued years of patronage.

Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

Celebration time! My daughter was here for her staff Xmas party in 2018 and since we were celebrating 2 birthdays and an engagement, we wanted someplace great. She vouched for here and it met all expectations. Appetizers were amazing. Beef tar tar was exceptional. I...had the ribeye and some of the bacon wrapped pork loin and they were very good. I would definitely have either again. Very large selection of great wines, and the creme brûlée was divine, as my bride put it. Our server was excellent and we had a lot of laughs with him. Highly recommended!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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MurrietaMarketing, Marketing Manager at Murrieta's West Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are very pleased you enjoyed your time at Murrieta's and we look forward to hosting you and your guests again very soon. Sabrina Raaymaker | General Manager Josh Stoddart | Executive Chef David Cleaver |...More

Reviewed October 14, 2019 via mobile

Since you’re in Alberta you must have steak one night and this did not disappoint. It’s a really neat venue and would be fun to be there for life entertainment. We had a great waiter and he suggested a very nice red wine for us...as well.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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MurrietaMarketing, Marketing Manager at Murrieta's West Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are happy you had a chance to try some Alberta beef. We hope to see you again soon, come back Friday or Saturday for some live entertainment.

Reviewed September 9, 2019

If you go on the weekend the live music is amazing. The energy in this place is really unique and the food is delicious. This overall feeling from spending an evening here is truly amazing. A true favourite of ours.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Murrietasmanager, Manager at Murrieta's West Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2019

Hello, We at Murrieta's strive for excellence, and to provide a unique Calgary experience. Aside from our superb culinary program, we also provide a fun and exciting atmosphere with our heritage building, and live music on week-ends. When the music is up, and the dance...More

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northern_prairie
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Response from MurrietasYYC | Property representative |
Live music is every Friday and Saturday night from 9:45 PM until 12:45 AM
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Response from MurrietasYYC | Property representative |
Yes we do have gluten free options on menu.
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There is an above ground parking lot on 9th Avenue on the north side of the road between 2nd St SW and 1st St SW. This parking can be full so then the Palliser parking lot between 1st ST and Center St SW on the south side... More
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