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
1,083 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
“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
Contemporary Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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River Café

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
3,804 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
“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
92% recommended
Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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charbar

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
1,427 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
“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
87% recommended
Scenic View in Calgary
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Deane House

$$$$·Canadian·
Inglewood
964 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
89% recommended
Afternoon Tea in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Alloy

$$$$·Global, International·
Calgary
3,459 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
90% recommended
Global, International in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Model Milk

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Calgary
1,054 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
Contemporary American in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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NOtaBLE - the Restaurant

$$$$·Canadian·
Bowness
619 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
95% recommended
Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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The Nash

$$$$·Canadian·
Inglewood
1,308 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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
  • 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
  • Romance
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
88% recommended
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Ten Foot Henry

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Calgary
2,618 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
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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