Best Restaurants for a Business Lunch

The top 10 from Avenue Calgary's 2014 Best Restaurant Awards, listed in alphabetical order.




Alloy

Just south of downtown, the food is upscale, the ambience is airy and contemporary and the food is always superb. And, if that wasn’t enough, there’s also free parking.

220 42 Ave. S.E., 403-287-9255, alloydining.com

 

The Belvedere

With lots of dark wood and leather, this room lends itself to big deal-making to match the big flavours on the menu.

107 8 Ave. S.W., 403-265-9595, thebelvedere.ca

 

Big Rock Grill

Attached to Big Rock Brewery, the Grill is a large, lodgy room that seats more than a hundred people. On sunny days, dozens more flock to the hop-covered patio for lunch. The food is Casual and continental: think sandwiches, Wiener schnitzel, prawn salads and creme caramel. 

5555 76 Ave. S.E., 403-236-1606, bigrockgrill.com

 

Blink

The muted, stylish decor in this elegantly restored sandstone building on Stephen Avenue sets the tone for relatively quiet dining on fine contemporary fare.

111 8 Ave. S.W., 403-263-5330, blinkcalgary.com

 

Buchanan's Chophouse and Whisky Bar

Catering to the suit-wearing crowd, this chophouse is best known for its thick steaks, juicy burgers and extensive Scotch selection.

738 3 Ave. S.W., 403-261-4646, buchanans.ca

 

Centini

With many private rooms, old world-style service, white tablecloths and fine Italian cuisine, this restaurant in the Telus Convention Centre is definitely set to impress.

160 8 Ave. S.E., 403-269-1600, centini.com

 

Charcut Roast House

The guaranteed in-and-out in 45 minutes lunch is an awesome concept, making it perfect for a quick meeting over a creative and meat-centric menu.

101, 899 Centre St. S.W., 403-984-2180, charcut.com

 

Home Tasting Room

Aptly named, this is a cheerful, welcoming room with well-spaced tables and an open kitchen serving small plates meant for sharing.

110 8 Ave. S.W., 403-262-8100, hometastingroom.ca 

 

Q Haute Cuisine

This quiet and elegant space next to the Bow River serves fine cuisine with French flair and even has express-lunch options if time is short.

Upper level, 100 LaCaille Place S.W., 403-262-5554, qhautecuisine.com

 

Wellington's

It’s old-school dining at its finest at this steak and seafood house, where classic menu items like Cobb salad, shrimp cocktail and prime rib never go out of style. 

10325 Bonaventure Dr. S.E., 403-278-5250, wellingtonsofcalgary.com

 

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