Where Chefs Eat in Calgary

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Restaurants:Pigeonhole, River Café, charbar
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary Canadian, Canadian
Neighborhoods:Downtown
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Pigeonhole

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Downtown
1,038 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
“Coming back home and having a meal of this quality with a surprising focus on vegetables, gives me hope for the restaurant scene in Calgary today.” – Matt Abergel
94% recommended
Hot Spot in Calgary / Southern Alberta

River Café

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
3,804 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
“River Café has created a beautiful place in an extraordinary setting and have tended to the details that make you feel at home– staff who care, chefs who are passionate about qualRead more
96% recommended
Best Ambience in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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charbar

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
1,384 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Group Bookings
“The culinary influence of Argentina is evident throughout the menu, with the personalized touch of tableside preparation for dishes like ceviche mixto. The extensive raw bar pays Read more
94% recommended
Scenic View in Calgary

Deane House

$$$$·Canadian·
Inglewood
899 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
93% recommended
Afternoon Tea in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Alloy

$$$$·Global, International·
Calgary
3,419 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
92% recommended
Most Booked 1,000-Point Tables in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Model Milk

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Calgary
1,022 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Justin Leboe is a chef with an established haute pedigree, his CV including The French Laundry, Daniel and, closer to home, Accolade in Toronto. But in 2011 when he opened Model MiRead more
93% recommended
Contemporary American in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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NOtaBLE - the Restaurant

$$$$·Canadian·
Bowness
559 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
93% recommended
Most Booked in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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The Nash

$$$$·Canadian·
Inglewood
1,257 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
95% recommended
Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Rouge

$$$$·Canadian·
Calgary
572 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
93% recommended
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Blink Restaurant

$$$$·Regional American (Northwest)·
Calgary
1,828 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
86% recommended

Ten Foot Henry

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Calgary
2,513 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
96% recommended
Best Food in Calgary / Southern Alberta

ANJU

$$$$·Contemporary Korean·
Calgary
899 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
94% recommended
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Ox Bar de Tapas - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Spanish·
Calgary
1,858 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
86% recommended
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