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
1,152 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
96% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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River Café

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
4,074 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
“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
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charbar

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
1,532 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
85% recommended
Scenic View in Calgary

Deane House

$$$$·Canadian·
Inglewood
1,071 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
90% recommended
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Alloy

$$$$·Global, International·
Calgary
3,645 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
97% recommended
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Model Milk

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Calgary
1,118 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
98% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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NOtaBLE - the Restaurant

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

$$$$·Canadian·
Inglewood
1,511 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
97% recommended
Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Rouge

$$$$·Canadian·
Calgary
572 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
91% recommended
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Blink Restaurant

$$$$·Regional American (Northwest)·
Calgary
1,843 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Anniversaries
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
86% recommended
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Ten Foot Henry

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Calgary
2,893 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
97% recommended
Good Vegetarian Options 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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