Where Chefs Eat in Calgary

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

Pigeonhole

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Downtown
1,084 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
“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
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River Café

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
3,948 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
“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
94% recommended
Best Ambience in Calgary / Southern Alberta

charbar

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
1,457 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
88% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Deane House

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

$$$$·Global, International·
Calgary
3,511 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
93% recommended
Best Overall in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Model Milk

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Calgary
1,068 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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
95% recommended
Best Overall in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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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
93% recommended
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The Nash

$$$$·Canadian·
Inglewood
1,385 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
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Rouge

$$$$·Canadian·
Calgary
572 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
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
88% recommended
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Ten Foot Henry

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Calgary
2,724 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
96% recommended
Best Overall 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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