Añejo is an inspired Mexican restaurant that boasts an impressive collection of over 200 tequilas, though most guests tend to sample the restaurant's house-made margaritas, which have been called the best in Calgary. The restaurant is housed in a multi-level industrial-chic building lit by a gigantic skylight. Sample Jalisco-inspired delights like guacamole prepared in a traditional lava rock mortar, or tuck into a variety of Mexican dishes all crafted with the freshest of ingredients. Be sure to bring along some friends to share a ceviche tasting alongside a variety of other Mexican tapas.
Naina means "grandma" in Welsh, and when you tuck into a meal at Naina's Kitchen, you really will feel like you're eating your grandma's delicious home-cooking. The diner specializes in crafting homemade meals prepared with fresh, local ingredients that are sure to get your tastebuds watering. The establishment is perhaps best known for their burgers, which can be prepared in a variety of ways. Locals love Naina's stuffed burgers, which feature a half-pound burger stuffed with delicious items like blue cheese, mushrooms, and bacon. Other dishes on the menu include a make-your-own poutine, decadent grilled cheeses, and other comfort foods like mac n' cheese. The restaurant always has a daily special that is announced on the establishment's social media pages. What's best is, when you stop in at Naina's Kitchen, you're sure to leave full and happy, without having to break the bank.
If you are looking for a tasty brunch spot in Calgary, look no further than Monki Breakfast Club & Bistro. The trendy joint serves up a delicious brunch menu complete with classics like Eggs Benedict, brisket and sausage served in a mini cast iron skillet, and sugary French Toast. Guests can tuck into a private table or pool a stool up to the counter, where they can peruse the massive collection of hot sauces lined up behind the bar. For those who prefer a little booze with their brunch, Monki Breakfast Club & Bistro has plenty to offer, including variations on the classic mimosa and a truly decadent morning sundae. While you may have to wait for a table on the weekends, this spot whips a breakfast menu that is truly worth the wait.
Most houses-turned-restaurants hide their origins well, but La Brezza Ristorante still has first-timers wondering whether it is someone's bungalow. The homely feeling is carried indoors, nurtured by an ever-present owner and staff who take pains to make diners feel welcome. People keep coming back because the prices are reasonable, the portions serious and the food well-prepared and tasty. The house fettuccini is a perennial favorite. There's a private room downstairs for special gatherings, and plenty of parking in the neighborhood.
Cattlebaron's Steakhouse Ltd is a blend of classy and casual. It includes elegant but eclectic furnishings like marble-topped and glossy wooden tables, a stone fireplace, shelves of fine wines, checkered couches and leather and wooden chairs. As such, the place is great for a casual business lunch or a meal out with the family. Enjoy dishes like steaks, soups, wings, salads, ribs and sandwiches and sip on a drink from their range of wine, beer or other options to go with your food.
A coffee and conversation mainstay in Mission, Purple Perk delights with a good selection of coffees and a great atmosphere to chill out. The cozy cafe interiors sports clean lines and is warm and inviting. The coffee selection is above average and manages to satisfy most. Purple Perk is also well-known for its scrumptious baked goodies and a hearty breakfast menu. The outdoor patio presents a splendid opportunity to sip coffee and watch the world go by. It's no wonder the place is perennially bustling with the neighborhood crowd.
One18 Empire is an Canadian Cuisine restaurant, open from early hours and till late night. They serve distilled whiskey, having a collection of over 100 bottles of rye, bourbons and whiskey. Menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert are carefully crafted by the chef. They have four options for breakfast namely a buffet, a la carte consisting of dishes like Smoked Salmon, Organic Oatmeal and Yogurt Parfait. The lunch menu is light consisting of BLT, Empire Prime Omelette and Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf. The dinner menu mostly includes seafood such as scallops, crab and octopus.
The Metropolitan Grill is known for their steaks which are considered one of the best in the area. Wash them down with a few cold beers along with your friends. Call in advance to book a table here or you may have to wait for long if you just turn up. The dress code is kind of formal, though semi-formal attire is not frowned upon. A nice place for cocktails and martinis and of course, the wines on offer are something to write home about. This fine establishment opens at 11a daily.
Earls Bankers Hall location is known for its delicious cocktails and charming ambiance. Ideally placed in the middle of hoards of high-fashion boutiques and art galleries, its location couldn’t be more be-fitting. Choose from a list of crisp martinis, fresh cocktails and fine wines from their extensive drinks menu. Enjoy their signature drinks with finger-licking servings of Baby Calamari, The Californian Prawn Pesto, Chicken and Field Mushroom Fettuccini and a lot more. One can also hire out the restaurant to celebrate special events such as wedding receptions, conferences etc.
Alforno Bakery & Cafe is a quaint coffee shop and bakery. The kitchen is known to present delecatble pastas like Lasagna Alforno and Roast Chicken sandwiches. The chefs are known to use only the best ingredients in the food, to help you have a delightful dining experience. The eatery takes pride in its, dynamic wine list and its choice of coffees. With a relaxed ambiance, stylishly done up interiors and plush furnishings, Alforno Bakery & Cafe makes for great hangout spot.
An Argentinean food heaven in East Village area, Charbar is every foodies’ delight. Nestled in the refurbished Simmons Building, the eatery has a rustic look with an edgy and modern twist. Their prompt service and exquisite food will leave you wanting more. Its rooftop seating with a spectacular view of the Bow River is perfect to enjoy a lazy Sunday brunch or a dinner date. They are best known for their Ceviche Mixto and raw bar.
If you are looking for dinner with a view, look no further than Sky360. The breathtaking establishment is housed inside a rotating floor of the Calgary Tower, which offers up incredible views of Calgary and the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Diners can enjoy locally-sourced, perfectly prepared dishes while sitting 600 feet above downtown Calgary. While the tower may be known for its views, the food and drinks on offer are certainly worthy of such a popular location. An award-winning wine list is paired with appetizers and entrees that feature artfully composed New-Canadian dishes like duo of Alberta lamb and cheese plates that include locals cheeses. When diners purchase an entree, they also gain free access to the Calgary Tower Observation Deck located one floor above the restaurant.