Best Restaurants for Conversation
The top 3 from Avenue Calgary's 2014 Best Restaurant Awards.
1. La Chaumière
In response to many requests for good restaurants where we can actually chat with fellow diners, we’ve noted La Chaumière as the best place to have a quiet conversation. The room is carpeted and high-ceilinged, the tables are padded and well-spaced and the music is kept in the background. La Chaumière prepares classic French-market dishes (roast duck breast, veal sweetbreads, lobster bisque) and serves them expertly, without an excess of noise.
139 17 Ave. S.W., 403-228-5690, lachaumiere.ca
2. Muse [now closed]
Broken into small pockets of dining and spread over numerous levels, Muse offers calm corners, soothing alcoves and fine New Canadian cuisine.
Settled under a skylight showcasing the Calgary Tower, The Belvedere uses the softness and warmth of historic sandstone to create a relaxed atmosphere.
107 8 Ave. S.W., 403-265-9595, thebelvedere.ca