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Diners' Choice: Contemporary Canadian restaurants in Calgary / Southern Alberta

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Updated February 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary Canadian cuisine in Calgary / Southern Alberta? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of änkôr restaurant
4.9
4.9 (578)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Canmore
About the restaurant
Opened in November 2020,
Our venue let you indulge in an approachable yet refined atmosphere that delivers a fine dinning experience resonating with each guest.

Surrounded by a team driven by passion, Chef Danny Beaulieu takes pride in honoring the richness of the Canadian terroir, showcasing a vision of contemporary Canadian cuisine.
For the full experience a 6 courses tasting menu is also available.

Our sommelier Julie Hélie curates a wine list designed to pair with the creations chef Beaulieu & his team brings to the table. Enhancing our approach to what we believe is an outstanding gastronomic experience.

Also, elaborated seasonally, ãnkôr offers a diversified local beer selection as well as a Canadian spirits focused cocktail list.

Top review
MalloryD
Dined on Feb 25, 2024
Every little detail was attended to. A perfect balance was achieved in feeling fancy but not stuffy. We thoroughly enjoyed our special night out thanks to the whole team at Ankor.
A photo of 360 Dome Experience Fairmont Banff Springs restaurant
4.8
4.8 (139)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Banff
About the restaurant
With 360° views of Banff National Park and Canada’s Castle in the Rockies, our 360° Dome is now home to some incredible dining experiences.
Top review
DavidG
Dined on Jan 9, 2024
The staff there did a great job accommodating my birthday request for my wife and the food was impeccable.
A photo of Ten Foot Henry restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5719)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Calgary
About the restaurant
An all day neighbourhood eatery that boasts bold new North American cuisine and vegetable anchored dishes. Ten Foot Henry bridges the gap between what you should be eating, and what you really want to eat.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
It was great! Love the sharing plates. Good options. Server didn’t check on us much, took a bit to get the bill but rest of it was great!
A photo of KAMA restaurant
4.8
4.8 (557)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Beltline
About the restaurant
A new Beltline dining experience born from the creativity, passion and experience of Chef Kenny Kaechele - fresh and vibrant dishes celebrating the beauty and bounty of the Mediterranean region, anchored by local ingredients and a passion for excellence.

Kama features a beautiful sun drenched patio, private dining areas and a gorgeous centrally positioned bar- perfect for an intimate date night, lunch with friends or festive gathering, we are excited to make our new home in The District at Beltline and we can't wait to see you soon!

Top review
SandroR
Dined 3 days ago
The service was outstanding. The staff were extremely knowledgeable about the food and provided great advice. They went above and beyond what was expected of them.
A photo of Pat and Betty restaurant
4.7
4.7 (112)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Calgary
About the restaurant
Gustant Statim
Our ethos, translating to “once they taste” or “they taste instantly,” it’s all about allowing you to savour the moments spent at our table.

Pat & Betty is a European inspired dinette & bar which takes its cues from family legacy and Canadian influence. A place to celebrate simply being together, with unapologetically indulgent food, vivid wines and big-hearted service.


Top review
CatherineIvip
Dined 4 days ago
Always so lovely and accommodating! Can’t wait to try brunch.
A photo of FinePrint restaurant
4.8
4.8 (315)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Calgary
About the restaurant
Our award winning head chef Francis Martinez executes a menu that honours local producers to deliver contemporary dishes with a soft french influence. From our celebrated sablefish to the finest local beef, from small delicious snacks to robust courses, we aim to create a special experience for every guest.

The attention to detail we seek starts with our local farmers and producers and transcends to our preparation and cooking styles. From sourcing natural and organic ingredients to selecting special kindling for our wood burning Josper oven, we have a love for food and hospitality that is best when shared with our friends and guests.

Top review
Kurtney
Dined 5 days ago
It’s my Birthday dinner! Everything EXCEPT door reception, was fantastic! From servers to Chef, great people. Very hospitable. Food was of course amazing!!
A photo of The Wednesday Room restaurant
4.6
4.6 (901)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Located on Stephen Avenue one block north of the Calgary Tower The Wednesday Room Serves Upscale sharable plates designed by Chef Derek Wilkins in a stylish 1960's atmosphere. Delightful Cocktails, and a robust wine menu complete the package.
Top review
KatyR
Dined 2 days ago
We had such a great time here for my bachelorette. Drinks were great and staff were so nice
A photo of Merchants Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (15)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Calgary
About the restaurant
Merchants Restaurant & Bar is a neighborhood bar and restaurant where locals and travelers alike can grab lunch and dinner, along with brunch on the weekends. With a menu filled with hearty, simple recipes from all over the world and a full bar, guests always feel welcome, whether celebrating a special event or just spending time with family and friends. Appetizers at Merchants include Carpaccio, Moules-Frites, Calamari, Merchants Meatballs, Tempura Prawns and Tuna Tartar. The entrée options at Merchants range from simple meals like the Truffle Mushroom Pizza and G's Mac and Cheese to choices like grilled Kuterra Salmon, New Yorker, Rib Eye, Seafood Linguini, Carbonara and Short Rib Penne.
Top review
TrishM
Dined 3 days ago
The tasty, fresh food, greeting staff, chef and cooking staff, waitress, bar tender and ambience were perfect! We each ordered steak and salad, drink special and regular drink; lovely presentation and attention to detail. The Merchants Menu has many food choices with daily drink specials, caters to dietary preferences. Love the updated, modern, clean, spacious settings and decor. Nice location, just need more parking availability up close, however, one can park across the street in the 2 indoor parkades. Highly recommend if you want to get out of the house with a group of business associates, friends, one of your close friends, or treat your relatives from out of town. We'll be back.
A photo of The Wilde On 27 restaurant
4.5
4.5 (442)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Calgary
About the restaurant
Indulge in an unforgettable dining experience at The Wilde, nestled on the 27th floor of The Dorian Hotel. Our culinary haven is a testament to the art of gastronomy, with a menu specially crafted by the visionary Executive Chef, Josh Dyer. As you step into The Wilde, you'll be captivated by the breathtaking views from our elevated vantage point, setting the stage for an exceptional evening. Our seasonally changing dinner menu is a celebration of Canadian classics, highlighting sustainability and the very best local ingredients. If you're in the mood for a more relaxed experience, our lounge beckons with a curated selection of cocktails and a wine list that's a testament to the art of our Head Sommelier. Whether you choose to dine with us or unwind in the lounge, The Wilde promises an enchanting culinary journey that will leave an indelible mark on your palate and memories, where every detail is designed to elevate your dining experience to new heights.
Top review
Timothy
Dined 6 days ago
One of the best dining experiences we've had in Calgary. Thank you.
A photo of FREE HOUSE | Local Beer & Food Hall restaurant
4.6
4.6 (220)
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
Kensington
About the restaurant
We are a casual craft beer hall with a passion for fresh local food and awesome local beer!

We feature 24 rotating beer taps with 2-3 new beers tapping a week, and a menu that focuses on North American Cuisine​ — think a sophisticated twist on traditional Canadian comfort foods. We always pride ourselves on making all of our dishes in house from scratch, using the best local producers and farmers as much as possible.

Our mission is “Eat - Drink - Be Local! We aim to connect our community with local craft beer & breweries through fun experiences and fresh food.” We believe that every person that joins our team and every guest that walks through the doors becomes part of our family as we grow and evolve.

Top review
Jason
Dined on Feb 24, 2024
Good place to grab a drink and a bite to eat. Very expensive food and drinks.
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