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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.
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.
If you want to taste a little bit of Calgary's history as well as enjoy fine dining in an old-fashioned atmosphere, spend an hour or two at the Rouge. Choose from a number of private rooms in this beautiful restaurant situated on four acres of immaculately kept grounds. On a bright and sunny day, you can also sit on its outdoor garden patio and enjoy the scrumptious meal prepared by the expert chef. The menu is always interesting, with an emphasis on local ingredients as well as beef, game and chicken dishes. There is also an extensive wine menu which complements the exquisitely-prepared food.
A luxurious French restaurant, the Cassis Bistro is a popular name in the dining scene of Calgary. It offers diners a chance to partake some sumptuous French dishes that are a delight for the taste-buds. A labor of love by Gilles Brassart and Chef Dominique Moussu, the restaurant is an upscale destination with a chic ambiance. Here one can enjoy the rich flavors and textures of French cuisine as seen in the popular Beef Tartar au Couteau and the Steak Frites. Most of the ingredients are organically-sourced.