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
1,197 reviews
  • Fun
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
100% recommended
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River Café

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
4,071 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
“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
1,578 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
“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
84% recommended
Hot Spot in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Deane House

$$$$·Canadian·
Inglewood
1,072 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
93% recommended
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Alloy

$$$$·Global, International·
Calgary
3,724 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
95% recommended
Romantic in Calgary

Model Milk

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Calgary
1,189 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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
92% recommended
Best Service in Calgary

NOtaBLE - the Restaurant

$$$$·Canadian·
Bowness
621 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
90% recommended
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The Nash

$$$$·Canadian·
Inglewood
1,607 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
98% recommended
Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Rouge

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

$$$$·Northwest·
Calgary
1,839 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
90% recommended
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Ten Foot Henry

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Calgary
3,020 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Recommended by Chefs John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
98% recommended
Healthy in Calgary / Southern Alberta

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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