Where Chefs Eat in Calgary

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

Pigeonhole

$$$$·Dining Bar·
Downtown
1,109 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
95% recommended
Best Overall in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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River Café

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
4,069 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
“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
93% recommended
Best Ambience in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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charbar

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
1,503 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
“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
86% recommended
Scenic View in Calgary

Deane House

$$$$·Canadian·
Inglewood
1,068 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
90% recommended
Brunch in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Alloy

$$$$·Global, International·
Calgary
3,588 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
94% recommended
Special Occasion in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Model Milk

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Calgary
1,092 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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
97% recommended
Contemporary American in Calgary / Southern Alberta

NOtaBLE - the Restaurant

$$$$·Canadian·
Bowness
621 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
95% recommended
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The Nash

$$$$·Canadian·
Inglewood
1,456 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
96% recommended
Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta

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
94% recommended
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Blink Restaurant

$$$$·Regional American (Northwest)·
Calgary
1,843 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
  • Romance
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
85% recommended
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Ten Foot Henry

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Calgary
2,826 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
96% recommended
Healthy in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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ANJU - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Contemporary Korean·
Calgary
900 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
93% 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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