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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Calgary

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Calgary? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Korilla Korean BBQ restaurant
4.8
4.8 (218)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Korean
Beltline
About the restaurant
Korilla Korean BBQ is set to revolutionize the upscale Korean BBQ scene, offering a truly authentic and unforgettable experience. Our restaurant exudes pure elegance and sophistication, providing an atmosphere that will transport you to the heart of Korea itself. Nestled in the heart of Calgary, we're not just another dining spot; we're a destination that promises to reshape your dining experience into a thrilling adventure.

With a charming rooftop patio and a dedicated karaoke lounge, Korilla Korean BBQ offers more than just a meal; it's an opportunity to create unforgettable memories. Our upscale Korean flavors are a revelation, unlike anything you've ever tasted. We take pride in surprising and delighting your taste buds with a menu crafted to perfection. This is not just a dining experience; it's a culinary journey that will leave you craving for more. At Korilla Korean BBQ, we're not just a restaurant; we're a destination, an experience, and a promise of gastronomic bliss.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
This is my family 2nd time have our dinner. The Best Place. Beef Food (Quality of meat is outstanding). Friendly and Best customer service! Highly recommend. Will family and fiends again. I give you a 5 star! More power to your business!
A photo of The Palomino Smokehouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (135)
CAN$30 and under
Barbecue
Calgary
About the restaurant
Barbecue season never ends at the Palomino Smokehouse!! Situated in the heart of downtown Calgary with the largest smoker in Western Canada. All of our meats are smoked low and slow everyday as we go through pounds of BBQ classics such as Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork and Ribs. Our Smoked Chicken, New Orleans style Catfish Po'boy, award winning Chili and rib-sticking Macaroni & Cheese are also extremely popular with the locals. All of our BBQ sauces (House, Chipotle and Carolina Mustard) and Rubs are made in-house and are gluten free. On weekends we feature the famous Cowboy Brunch, our BBQ-inspired take on breakfast classics which are available for both early and not-so-early risers. We feature a large selection of beer, whiskey, bourbon and other spirits to quench your thirst.
Top review
MiriamR
Dined 1 day ago
I've been in this restaurant several times. I like it as there are places where one can sit and have a good conversation without yelling to be heard. The food is also great and the price is reasonable.
A photo of MAJOR TOM restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4588)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Continental
Downtown
About the restaurant
Major Tom is elevated yet approachable, excellent and at ease, confident and gracious. The food, the room, and the service capture the sophistication and glamour of mid-century New York penthouse life, and you feel instantly at home. We maintain the high standards our guests have come to expect, and we do this while being down-to-earth, lively, playful, quirky, fun, and full of personality.

Please note that our phone number is a text-only line and is not equipped to take incoming calls. If you need to cancel or request a change to your reservation please send us a text and we'll reply as soon as we're able.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great unique cocktails that are made perfectly. The presentation and service was top notch. 100% will go back.
A photo of Salt & Brick - Calgary restaurant
4.7
4.7 (202)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Salt & Brick is truly a most unique culinary experience! Salt & Brick features a Fresh Sheet Menu revealed weekly with well-thought-out share/small plates served as ready and created daily by our Chef and his culinary team. Our one-of-a-kind premium locally sourced ingredient Fresh Sheet is combined with lavish wines and cocktails carefully curated by our team. We look forward to hosting you and navigating you through a true one of a kind, new menu weekly; dining experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Cody our server was INCREDIBLE, truly one of the best servers we’ve ever had. The food was so fresh and everything tasted amazing. I would highly recommend salt and brick, if you get Cody as a server you’ll be very lucky!
A photo of Mister M. restaurant
4.7
4.7 (245)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Mister M is a modern-day supper-club that combines a retro 1970s ambiance with delicious French and Italian cuisine, a classic cocktail menu, and engaging entertainment options. With an immersive sensory experience, Mister M offers a unique and memorable night out for guests seeking a modern twist on a classic upscale dining and nightlife experience.

During the week Mister M. hosts an intimate dining experience on Wednesdays and Thursdays. On weekends, we host dinner shows with surprise live entertainment, dancers, and performers. Mister M seamlessly transitions from an elegant dining experience to a lively late-night atmosphere, the ‘AFTER-DARK’. With throwback DJs and entertainment until the early hours, on Friday, and Saturday. The After-Dark experience aims to transport guests to a different era, providing a nostalgic and unforgettable supper club experience.

Mister M.'s dress code is fashion-forward and upscale business casual.

Top review
CrystalW
Dined 1 day ago
One of the best nights out I’ve had in a long time. The service was top notch and the server exceptionally knowledgeable. The food was divine and tickled the taste buds! The entertainment was phenomenal. We went for the burlesque night and the performers were amazing! Interactive and fun! Highly recommend everyone go!
A photo of Minas Brazilian Steakhouse - Calgary restaurant
4.6
4.6 (429)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Downtown
About the restaurant
Minas brings you the traditional cuisine from the heart of Southeast Brazil (churrasco), under the guidance of master head chef Jose Montes. Brazilian open barbecue cuisine (Rodizio) brought to your table is a perfect fit for today’s variety of tastes and diet: if someone in your party prefers vegan, or requires gluten-free or dairy-free options - Minas provides delicious choices and a wide range of options.

Served tableside on skewers, our delicious selection of meats and vegetables are complemented by a wide variety of delicious grain and vegetable dishes, ensuring a unique dining experience for every eater in your family, friend, group, or corporate outing.

Top review
JenniferB
Dined on Mar 29, 2024
Always great service! Our favorite Brazilian barbecue in the city!
A photo of Alvin's Jazz Club restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1220)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Calgary
About the restaurant
A throwback to the quintessential New York City dining experience of the 1930’s & 40’s, with a modern approach. Enjoy expertly curated wines, spirits and specialty cocktails.

Located in the heart of Westman Village in Mahogany, we are Calgary's favourite venue for live jazz, amazing food and drinks.

We are open Tuesday to Thursday at 5:00pm until late Friday to Sunday at 4:00pm to late with live entertainment every night. Come enjoy our Sunday Jazzy Brunch 10:00am to 2:00pm. Enjoy our fabulous Happy Hour from Tuesday to Thursday 5:00pm to 6:00pm and Friday to Sunday 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

5 Hour Complimentary Parking Available - Please Register at the Host Stand

Top review
JenMC
Dined 3 days ago
Awesome place to have celebrated my birthday, got the best booth in the house, which made the experience even better 
A photo of Barbarella restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1249)
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Calgary
About the restaurant
Inspired by the chic mid-century yacht culture of Southern Italy and the fresh flavours of the Pacific Northwest, we bring sun-drenched coastal flavours to Calgary.

Our dishes reimagine quintessentially Mediterranean fare with locally sourced West Coast ingredients. From zesty aperitifs, fresh crisp sides, bright mains and unashamedly indulgent desserts, each item on our menu will refresh your senses and transport you to a sunny boat deck on the Amalfi Coast.

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Top review
Neverhangryvip
Dined 5 days ago
Service was quick and friendly, food was tasty and decent portions.
A photo of Trolley 5 Brewpub restaurant
4.5
4.5 (37)
CAN$30 and under
Brewery
Calgary
About the restaurant
We believe that a true craft brewery brings individuals together to enjoy some well-crafted beer, eat delicious food, celebrate life’s milestones and most importantly cherish one another’s company. 17th Avenue is iconic for just this reason; bringing people together in good times and bad.

In the early stages of our city, the area we all know as the Beltline was called the No.5 Trolley Line. It proudly carried all the hard working Calgarians that shaped our city into what it is today.

Our goal at Trolley 5 is to continue to bring the community together through great food, beer and friendship.

With beers like our Turntable Lager winning Best Lager/Pilsner at the Canadian Brewing Awards, there is lots to try in our Community Brewpub. We are dedicated to our craft and we can’t wait to share it.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great atmosphere for the NHL playoffs!! The staff were welcoming and attentive throughout the whole night!
A photo of National on 10th restaurant
4.3
4.3 (95)
CAN$30 and under
Beer Garden
Downtown
About the restaurant
At National on 10th, we've maintained the charm of our 17th Avenue location while creating the best place to eat, drink, and play in the city's core. Take the stage in our karaoke lounge, go head to head in basketball in the aracade, head downstairs to bowl a few frames at our 8-lane bowling alley, or enjoy our sun soaked rooftop patio!
Top review
Karthick
Dined on Feb 5, 2024
Tasty food with cozy ambience. Would definitely recommend this place.
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