Best Restaurants for a Business Lunch
The top 10 from Avenue Calgary's 2014 Best Restaurant Awards, listed in alphabetical order.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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