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Overlooking the banks of the Bow River, Q Haute Cuisine is a tad expensive, but well worth it, especially if romance is on the agenda. The food is French Continental with a wide selection of assorted vegetable dishes and succulent meat preparations, including exotic delights like boar on the platter. The mouthwatering desserts will make you want to come back for more! Special menus are available for special occasions. The restaurant is also an ideal event venue.
Offering contemporary cuisine in a casual setting, Raw Bar at the Arts is a popular restaurant in Calgary. Enjoy a delectable fare from their menu that has been inspired by what they call "Vietmodern" cuisine. This place also boasts of an extensive cocktail menu, that has received many accolades. All your meals can also be relished by the poolside patio.
Before opening the space, the owners and collaborators of Model Milk sought to create a menu and a restaurant that would combine both innovation and comfort. They support local farmers by sourcing ingredients produced around the region, and seek to use every last inch of whatever produce and meat they can get their hands on. What has resulted is a restaurant and bar that feels both homey and elegant. Modern Milk is located within in an old creamery, so diners are seated at wood tables nestled against authentic brick walls that give the space mix of contemporary and rustic appeal. The menu focuses on simple, elegantly crafted dishes, while the beverage list is an artisanal cocktail-lover's dream. The restaurant also hosts a communal dinner every Sunday, during which guests share a family-style meal that includes a first and second course, as well as dessert.
A southwestern and California cuisine restaurant may now be a cliché, but this place was one of the first and the food is consistently wonderful. The wine list is extensive, with more than 20 wines available by the glass. The decor manages to be both casual and elegant, and the secluded patio is one of Calgary's best. This is a perfect spot for a quiet dinner.
The Living Room Restaurant, located along Calgary's trendy 17th Avenue Southwest area, opened for business in 2000. It is credited with coining the term, "contemporary interactive cuisine", a twist on classic French and Italian specialties with a Canadian touch. The diner offers a distinct range of meats and seafood entrees, with tapas and fondues for sharing. Its open patio and expansive wine list, that can be had by the bottle or glass, make it one of the Calgary's premier restaurants. It also has the distinction of receiving the numerous honors and awards.