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Redheads Japa CafeRedheads Japa Cafe
30 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Calgary

Great food, great service, and will definitely come back again! The coffee was also amazing! More

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Bridgette BarBridgette Bar
1081 reviews
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American | Downtown, Calgary

Our waiter Borak was great!! Informative, attentive really the best service I have experienced here in Calgary. We will definitely go back. More

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Lulu BarLulu Bar
30 reviews
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Pacific Rim | Downtown, Calgary

Decor, drinks and food were all amazing. We had one little hiccup with one dish that was taken care of and replaced. Try the slurped cocktail and curry linguine More

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Villa FirenzeVilla Firenze
612 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Calgary

Mother’s Day dinner, great experience food was fantastic! More

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PigeonholePigeonhole
830 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

Tonight’s dinner was outstanding. We ordered 6 items on the menu and each one was perfect. At many restaurants, I’ll think that only a handful of items were outstanding, tonight I’d rate each a perfect 4 stars. Given that we were celebrating several events, they provided us a free dessert; it was also delicious. Our server Lily was wonderful and made the evening throughly enjoyable. Can’t wait to go back! More

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Centini Restaurant & LoungeCentini Restaurant & Lounge
161 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Calgary

Nice spot. A bit pricey. More

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Sukiyaki HouseSukiyaki House
314 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Calgary

Fish here is always fresh and they have less common varieties flown in from Japan. A real Calgary gem if you enjoy sushi. More

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La Brezza RistoranteLa Brezza Ristorante
1042 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Calgary

Such an amazing little spot! Took my mom and grandma here for mother’s day and they loved it! Food was top notch, staff was awesome, overall was such an amazing experience! Will definitely be back! More

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UNTITLED Champagne LoungeUNTITLED Champagne Lounge
58 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Calgary

Fantastic place. Sort of hidden along Stephen Ave, but that is a part of its charm. A place for drinks more so than food. Excellent champagne selection (obvsly). Our waitress was amazing and so knowledgeable about the menu. Highly recommend. More

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The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Calgary 4th AveThe Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Calgary 4th Ave
1877 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Calgary

Great food and great service. The Keg is one of my favorite restaurants as it never dissapoints. More

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Escoba Bistro and Wine BarEscoba Bistro and Wine Bar
224 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Calgary

Great service - nice atmosphere- a little noisy - food was good but not great - More

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Foreign ConceptForeign Concept
480 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Downtown, Calgary

A wonderful dining experience celebrating my wife's birthday. It was everything and more than what we were told. And, thanks so much, to Duncan (owner/chef) for coming out to say "hi." More

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The Wednesday RoomThe Wednesday Room
211 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

The food was creative, delicious and appealed to all 5 of us. We especially found our server to be excellent. She was attentive, well informed and very pleasant. Thank you. More

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WORKSHOP kitchen + cultureWORKSHOP kitchen + culture
820 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

Went on a Monday and was surprised to discover that the regular menu was not available and we could only pick the 3 or 5 course chefs menu. Not knowing this before hand I was a little hesitant, but we decided to go for it - best decision! The food was fantastic! Definitely of the best meals I had in a long time. I really enjoyed the tasting menu and it was a great opportunity to try food I might not have ordered. The portions were a perfect size and a great value for the price. Want to come back and try the regular menu but will absolutely do the tasting menu again! More

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RoyaleRoyale
471 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

Casey and the food was great. Will be a new favourite. More

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The Green Bean Restaurant & CateringThe Green Bean Restaurant & Catering
171 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Calgary

Service was great! The salmon was cooked perfectly!! More

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Nights and WeekendsNights and Weekends
20 reviews
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Dining Bar | Downtown, Calgary

Incredible dinner and a wonderful experience - the food was so good. We had the set tasting menu and you could have just kept bring out dishes all night...amazing! More

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MODERN STEAK on Stephen AvenueMODERN STEAK on Stephen Avenue
116 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Calgary

Mother’s Day meal was great. The service was a bit slow but the food was amazing. More

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Oceana Seafood Steakhouse & BarOceana Seafood Steakhouse & Bar
477 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Calgary

Beautiful atmosphere. Perfect for visiting. Great dining experience. Delicious food. More

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CLEAVERCLEAVER
1214 reviews
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European | Downtown, Calgary

Awesome atmosphere great food More

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The Living Room RestaurantThe Living Room Restaurant
351 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Calgary

Best Service I've had in a long time and exceptional food and plating. More

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charbarcharbar
1171 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

Very good as always More

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CHARCUTCHARCUT
3744 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

Really enjoyed the ambiance, food, drink and the service was great! More

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Saddleroom Grill - Scotiabank SaddledomeSaddleroom Grill - Scotiabank Saddledome
57 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Calgary

Calgary Flames playoff games. More

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GRINGO STREETGRINGO STREET
301 reviews
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Latin American | Downtown, Calgary

We came In with no reservation but were offered a table for a short amount of time for some drinks, we More

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Donna MacDonna Mac
346 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

Great flavours, fresh food. The heirloom tomato salad was particularly good. Nice, simple decor and friendly service. We’ll be back! More

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AlfornoAlforno
70 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Calgary

Cute little cafe, delicious food great atmosphere. Portion sizes were on the small side. More

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Abyssinia Restaurant - CalgaryAbyssinia Restaurant - Calgary
4 reviews
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Ethiopian | Downtown, Calgary

The food was so delicious we scarfed it down in no time without realizing it. Eating with our hands and without utensils didn’t get in the way of our speed either. More

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The DERRICK Gin Mill & BarThe DERRICK Gin Mill & Bar
150 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

Awesome Montreal smoked meat sandwich and great salads. A couple more craft draught ales would make it even better. More

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Saltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - CalgarySaltlik, A Rare Steakhouse - Calgary
1597 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Calgary

Excellent service, great food. Sorry they don't serve the skinny fries anymore. More

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Goro + GunGoro + Gun
21 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Calgary

The food is great and the service even better! We go pretty regularly to Goro & Gunn and it never disappoints. More

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River CaféRiver Café
3494 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

Beautiful setting, fantastic food and great service!! We had an unforgettable experience. Will go back again for sure. More

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MARKETMARKET
1009 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

My husband and I had our wedding reception at Market two years ago and now it's our special place to celebrate our anniversary. Obviously we love everything about it - the food is great, the service is awesome (especially the manager, Megan who is just lovely). Thanks for everything Market, we'll be back again and again! More

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ONE18 EMPIREONE18 EMPIRE
644 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Calgary

Really amazing!! Hosting some out-of-town friends and they raved about everything...thank you so much! More

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Naina's KitchenNaina's Kitchen
50 reviews
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Comfort Food | Downtown, Calgary

Family of 5. Older kids. Our kids have never been so we took them to experience the poutine and stuffed burger. Food was fantastic as usual. Restaurant was quiet as we went during a somewhat off-peak time. Servers are welcoming and attentive. Portions were huge and everyone was stuffed. Had to take a lot of food to-go. Well worth the visit and will return again for sure. More

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shoe & canoe PUBLIC HOUSEshoe & canoe PUBLIC HOUSE
10 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

It was a fabulous experience. The food was delicious, the service was top notch. Everyone was so caring to us. Thanks Shoe and Canoe!! More

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Embarcadero Wine and Oyster BarEmbarcadero Wine and Oyster Bar
245 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Calgary

Oysters were soo good! We had the whole restaurant to ourselves. More

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Mill Street Brewpub CalgaryMill Street Brewpub Calgary
64 reviews
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Brewery | Downtown, Calgary

Great food, good service, good location, nice ambiance. Sure to become a favourite! More

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Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse Calgary DowntownPampa Brazilian Steakhouse Calgary Downtown
1105 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown, Calgary

Loved the food the service and the ambiance. Such a nice evening with awesome food More

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Waalflower Kitchen & CocktailsWaalflower Kitchen & Cocktails
33 reviews
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American | Downtown, Calgary

Food was good. We had a half portion of rigatoni and it was an ample portion. We had the chickpea fritters for an appetizer and I thought it would be hot, but it was a cold appetizer. It was good but seemed a bit dry. Our waitress was very friendly. We let her know that we had a time constraint and she ensured our dishes were brought out promptly. I would definitely return to try some other menu items. Atmosphere was light and energetic. I had been at a previous restaurant in the same location and thought there was a vast improvement in the decor. More

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Briggs Kitchen + BarBriggs Kitchen + Bar
777 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Calgary

Great food, great waiter, nice house wine and rose. We will be back! More

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Minas Brazilian Steakhouse - CalgaryMinas Brazilian Steakhouse - Calgary
328 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown, Calgary

We did a dinner outing at Minas on Mother's Day. We found the staff welcoming, accommodating and very friendly. The restaurant is modern decor, cheery and bright and there was a keyboarder playing oldies but kind of fun. However we were there for the food, BBQ Brazilian style, and weren't disappointed. Lots of BBQ favorites hot off the skewer. You select fresh and plentiful accompaniments from a plentiful variety at the salad bar and the BBQ keeps on coming. Meat lovers dream. Personally loved the beef hump and the garlic beef. Deserts are limited but nicely done and our server offered us a traditional Brazilian desert to finish off. We found it a little pricey for casual dining but the food and service was worthwhile. More

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AVEC BistroAVEC Bistro
267 reviews
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French | Downtown, Calgary

AMAZING!!!! The food was spectacular. We had baked Brie, Buffalo Carpaccio and Truffle Eggs to start. All of the starters were so good. Duck Confit and Braised Short rubs for main, both were outstanding. The wine list is fun with great wines to chose from. Soft music in the background. The owners were lovely, service spectacular and it was a wonderful evening! More

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BAR MODERNBAR MODERN
47 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

My lunch guest ordered the Surf and turf whichh arrives at your table with a hot stone for you to cook the beef and prawn. There are no side dishes with the beef and prawns, no bread and not even a leaf of lettuce. My guest was quite surprised and left hungry but thought he did a good job cooking his own lunch. He did state that the beef, prawns and cooking butter were excellent. I ordered a salad in a mustard dressing with chicken. It was excellent but quite expensive for lunch. More

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Last Best Brewing & DistillingLast Best Brewing & Distilling
168 reviews
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Comfort Food | Downtown, Calgary

Went in on Mother's Day, not really knowing what to expect. I've been here before but typically only for beers or dinner. Food was excellent, the French toast and omelette stations were a huge win. Also, half pint glasses of free beer for the moms was another great idea. Only downside I find there is I'm not sure if I always end up near a loud speaker blaring music or what it is, but I have a hard time conversing with my parents/in-laws/wife there. I guess it doesn't help that we all have somewhat quiet voices. That said, I appreciated that I could ask someone to turn it down a bit and they did. Will be back, for sure! More

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Chrysler Club – Scotiabank SaddledomeChrysler Club – Scotiabank Saddledome
32 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

*********Yes I would recommend ****** and plan to go again.**** More

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State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Calgary - 8th AveState & Main Kitchen + Bar - Calgary - 8th Ave
141 reviews
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American | Downtown, Calgary

Great staff, service. Food and atmosphere. More

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KoiKoi
266 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Downtown, Calgary

Excellent food, service, atmosphere and music! It's awesome that even on a Monday you can enjoy live events. More

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Green ChiliGreen Chili
4 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, Calgary

My husband and I really like this Green Chili - it's quiet so we can talk, the food is good and reasonable and the service is friendly. And they validate parking! All good, we will be back. More

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Flower & WolfFlower & Wolf
38 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

I chose Flower and Wolf totally at random because I was curios and it was one of the only places that could accommodate my birthday reservation at such short notice, which I really appreciate. All of my friends and I were so so pleased with how the night went! Flower and Wolf's aesthetic is very elegant and earthy. The table were were seated at had plenty of space for us to shift around and visit with different people on different sides of it. I was also so relieved that there wasn't loud baring music and that we were seated kind of off in the less busy part of the restaurant. I don't want to be yelling and hollering to my friends while trying to enjoy dinner. Our service was really polite, kind and efficient as well. Having previously worked in the industry, I understand how it can be with large groups however there was not a single stitch of an issue. Everyone got their food in great time, it was SO delicious and lovely and reasonably priced for the portion and the flavor. I also really appreciated that Flower and Wolf added little chocolate oval that had Happy Birthday framed in little white stars on it to my cake (and candles!). Great details. All around, it was a 10/10 experience and went literally perfectly. Thank you so much for being a special part of my birthday evening! I so appreciate it and never intend on hosting my own party ever again. Ha. Have a great evening :). Cheers, Christie Melhorn More

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Essence - The Westin CalgaryEssence - The Westin Calgary
85 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Calgary

Excellent Mother’s Day brunch! More

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Township24, CalgaryTownship24, Calgary
432 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Calgary

Food was very good and our server was fantastic! It was nice to have tables far enough apart that you had some privacy even though it was loud. More

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The Bank and Baron PubThe Bank and Baron Pub
421 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

Really nice environment. Fun atmosphere Enjoyed watching the sporting event there but tv’s could be a bit bigger. More

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Milestones Grill + Bar - Calgary - Stephen AvenueMilestones Grill + Bar - Calgary - Stephen Avenue
292 reviews
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Global, International | Downtown, Calgary

Great ladies night deal on Monday nights! More

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The Street EateryThe Street Eatery
1 review
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International | Downtown, Calgary

Great for Vegans More

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Ricardo's HideawayRicardo's Hideaway
2 reviews
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Caribbean | Downtown, Calgary

Just okay. Management has changed. More focused on dollar turnover. Disappointed it's not what it used to be. More

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Beer Revolution Craft Beer & Pizza Bar - BeltlineBeer Revolution Craft Beer & Pizza Bar - Beltline
2 reviews
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Pizza Bar | Downtown, Calgary

Nice spot, great selection of beer food was okay nothing special More

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Diwan Arabian Cuisine & LoungeDiwan Arabian Cuisine & Lounge
2 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Calgary

It was a good time, the food and drinks were great! The service was also great but waitresses were too busy to take good care of guests, rarely revisiting tables for further orders and the bill never came, we had to line up to get the bill, will attend again with hopes more staff are available to allow waitresses do to a better job and keep up! More

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Ganga RestaurantGanga Restaurant
4 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, Calgary

Very tasty buffet with a nice range of choices. Lots of option for people on different diets and restrictions. More

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rooftop bar @ SIMMONSrooftop bar @ SIMMONS
39 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Calgary

Loved the fish tacos, the beef tacos not as much. And I'll be back for more fish tacos and PBSs More

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Mont Shawarma & GrillMont Shawarma & Grill
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Calgary

We pride our selves on quality, affordability, and service! We only use the finest, fresh ingredients, and everything is prepared in house.

Try our Traditional Beef or Chicken Shawarma , Mix Grill Plate, or Tabouleh Salad.
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Redheads Japa CafeRedheads Japa Cafe
30 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Calgary

Great food, great service, and will definitely come back again! The coffee was also amazing! More

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Bridgette BarBridgette Bar
1081 reviews
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American | Downtown, Calgary

Our waiter Borak was great!! Informative, attentive really the best service I have experienced here in Calgary. We will definitely go back. More

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UNTITLED Champagne LoungeUNTITLED Champagne Lounge
58 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Calgary

Fantastic place. Sort of hidden along Stephen Ave, but that is a part of its charm. A place for drinks more so than food. Excellent champagne selection (obvsly). Our waitress was amazing and so knowledgeable about the menu. Highly recommend. More

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Villa FirenzeVilla Firenze
612 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Calgary

Mother’s Day dinner, great experience food was fantastic! More

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Foreign ConceptForeign Concept
480 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Downtown, Calgary

A wonderful dining experience celebrating my wife's birthday. It was everything and more than what we were told. And, thanks so much, to Duncan (owner/chef) for coming out to say "hi." More

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PigeonholePigeonhole
830 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

Tonight’s dinner was outstanding. We ordered 6 items on the menu and each one was perfect. At many restaurants, I’ll think that only a handful of items were outstanding, tonight I’d rate each a perfect 4 stars. Given that we were celebrating several events, they provided us a free dessert; it was also delicious. Our server Lily was wonderful and made the evening throughly enjoyable. Can’t wait to go back! More

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RoyaleRoyale
471 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

Casey and the food was great. Will be a new favourite. More

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Sukiyaki HouseSukiyaki House
314 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Calgary

Fish here is always fresh and they have less common varieties flown in from Japan. A real Calgary gem if you enjoy sushi. More

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The Wednesday RoomThe Wednesday Room
211 reviews
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Canadian | Downtown, Calgary

The food was creative, delicious and appealed to all 5 of us. We especially found our server to be excellent. She was attentive, well informed and very pleasant. Thank you. More

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Escoba Bistro and Wine BarEscoba Bistro and Wine Bar
224 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Calgary

Great service - nice atmosphere- a little noisy - food was good but not great - More

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