Calgary's Best Restaurants 2017: The List

More than 100 restaurants were recognized in the 14th Annual Best Restaurants Awards.




 

 

10 Best Restaurants in Calgary

 

Alloy

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

 

Anju

344 17 Ave. S.W., 403-460-3341, anju.ca

 

Blink Restaurant & Bar

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

 

Model Milk & Pigeonhole

308 17 Ave. S.W., 403-265-7343, modelmilk.ca; 306 17 Ave. S.W., 403-452-4694, pigeonholeyyc.ca

 

Native Tongues Taqueria

235 12 Ave. S.W., 403-263-9444, nativetongues.ca

 

River Café

25 Prince’s Island Park, 403-261-7670, river-cafe.com

 

Rouge

1240 8 Ave. S.E., 403-531-2767, rougecalgary.com

 

Ten Foot Henry 

1209 1 St. S.W., 403-475-5537, tenfoothenry.com

 

Whitehall

24 4 St. N.E., 587-349-9008, whitehallrestaurant.com

Trend Leaders

Editor's note: The top trend leader is marked with a red star. The other trend leaders are listed alphabetically. 

 

Best Asian Street-Food Inspired Dining

 

 Pure Contemporary Vietnamese Kitchen + Bar 

815 8 Ave. S.W., 403-475-1899

 

Eats of Asia

1235 26 Ave. S.E., 403-801-9453, facebook.com/eatsofasia

 

Tuk Tuk Thai

636 17 Ave. S.W., 403-455-0999, tuktukthai.com

 

Watercress Express 1322A 

17 Ave. S.W., 403-455-6222, watercressexpress.ca

Best Brew Pubs

(Listed alphabetically)

Brewsters Brewing Company 

Four locations in Calgary including 5519 53 St. S.E., 403-723-2739, brewsters.ca

 

Last Best Brewing & Distilling 

607 11 Ave. S.W., 587-353-7387, lastbestbrewing.com

 

Mill Street Brew Pub 

219 17 Ave. S.W., 403-454-6871, millstreetbrewery.com

 

Trolley 5 

728 17 Ave. S.W., 403-454-3731, trolley5.com

Best Chef-Driven Fast Casual

 

 Cluck N Cleaver 

1511 14 St. S.W., 403-266-2067, cluckncleaver.com

 

Abe’s Restaurant 

30 Market Blvd. S.E., Airdrie, 587-254-0539, abesfood.ca

 

Butcher and the Baker

250 6 Ave. S.W., 403-265-7765, butcherbakeryyc.com

 

Native Tongues Taqueria

235 12 Ave. S.W., 403-263-9444, nativetongues.ca

Best Restaurants for Charcuterie

 

 Charbar & Charcut Roast House 

618 Confluence Way S.E., 403-452-3115, charbar.ca; 899 Centre St. S.W., 403-984-2180, charcut.com

 

Frenchie Wine Bar

618 17 Ave. S.W., 403-453-1183, frenchieyyc.com

 

The Guild

200 8 Ave. S.W., 403-770-2313, theguildrestaurant.com

 

Mimo Restaurant and Lounge

4909 17 Ave. S.E., 403-235-3377

Best Cocktail-Forward Dining

 

 Proof 

1302 1 St. S.W., 403-246-2414, proofyyc.com

 

Cannibale

813 1 Ave. N.E., 403-454-5808, cannibale.ca

 

Raw Bar 

119 12 Ave. S.W., 403-206-9565, rawbaryyc.ca

 

Ricardo’s Hideaway 

1530 5 St. S.W., 587-349-2585, ricardoshideaway.ca

Best Concept Restaurant

 

  Anew Table 

3574 Garrison Gate S.W., 403-727-1277, anewtable.ca

 

Bar Von der Fels 

1005A 1 St. S.W., 587-349-2656, barvonderfels.com

 

Container Bar

1131 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-457-4148, containerbaryyc.com

 

National Bowl 

341 10 Ave. S.W., 403-474-2739, ntnl.ca

Best French Dining

 

 Cassis Bistro & Suzette Bistro

2505 17 Ave. S.W., 403-262-0036, thecassisbistro.ca; 2210 4 St. S.W., 403-802-0036, bistrosuzette.ca

 

Avec Bistro

550 11 Ave. S.W., 587-352-0964, avecbistro.com

 

Fleur de Sel

2015 4 St. S.W., 403-228-9764, fleurdeselbrasserie.com

 

Royale

730 17 Ave. S.W., 403-475-9457, royaleyyc.ca

Best Millennial Dining

 

 Shokunin 

2016 4 St. S.W., 403-229-3444, shokuninyyc.ca

 

Bourbon Room 

341 10 Ave. S.W., 403-474-2739, bourbonroom.ca

 

Clive Burger 

736 17 Ave. S.W., 403-229-9224, cliveburger.com

 

Shiki Menya 

827 1 Ave. N.E., 403-454-2722, shikimenya.ca

Best Niche Dining

 

 The Coup 

924 17 Ave. S.W.,  403-541-1041, thecoup.ca

 

Hearts Choices Thai Vegan Café 

9679 Macleod Tr. S.W., 587-352-0993, heartschoices.com

 

Heaven Artisan GF

1013 17 Ave. S.W., 403-249-3037, heavengf.com

 

White Rose Vegetarian Kitchen 

6512 Bowness Rd. N.W., 403-455-8055, whiterosekitchen.ca

Best Restaurant Market

 

 Mercato

2224 4 St. S.W. and 873 85 St. S.W., 403-263-5535 (Mission) and 403-263-6996 (West), mercatogourmet.com

 

Catch & The Oyster Bar

100 8 Ave. S.E., 403-206-0000

 

Mabou Cheese + Bar 

1006 17 Ave. S.W., 403-229-0905, janicebeaton.com

 

Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market 

3326 17 Ave. S.W., 403-727-7627, sauceitalianmarket.com

Best Restaurant Group Expansion

 

 Teatro Group

teatrogroup.ca

 

Concorde Group

concordegroup.ca

 

Creative Restaurants Group

creativeri.com

 

Cuisine Concepts

cuisineconcepts.ca

Restaurants to Watch

(Listed alphabetically)

Bridgette Bar 

739 10 Ave. S.W., bridgettebar.com

 

Deane House 

806 9 Ave. S.E., 403-264-0595, deanehouse.com

 

Foreign Concept

1011 1 St. S.W., 403-719-7288, foreignconcept.ca

 

Plowshare Artisan Diner

817 1 St. S.W., 403-454-4953, facebook.com/plowsharediner

 

Provision 

340 13 Ave. S.W., 403-263-0766, provisionyyc.com

 

Untitled Champagne Lounge 

403-475-7226, 620 8 Ave. S.W., untitledyyc.com

More Top Restaurants

Editor's note: The restaurants in each category are listed alphabetically. 

 

Best in Banff and Canmore

 

Block Kitchen + Bar

201 Banff Ave., Banff, 403-985-2887, banffblock.com

 

Crazyweed 

1600 Railway Ave., Canmore, 403-609-2530, crazyweed.ca

 

Eden Rimrock Resort Hotel

300 Mountain Ave., Banff, 403-762-1865,  banffeden.com

 

Park Distillery 

219 Banff Ave., Banff, 403-762-5114, parkdistillery.com

 

PD3 by Blake 

806 8 St., Canmore, 403-609-4928, blakecanmore.com

 

Tapas 

633 10 St., Canmore, 403-609-0583, tapascanmore.ca

Best Brunch

 

Blue Star Diner

809 1 Ave. N.E., 403-261-9998, bluestardiner.ca

 

Monki

1301 10 Ave. S.W., 587-352-7131

 

OEB Breakfast Co. 

824 Edmonton Tr. N.E. and 110, 222 5 Ave. S.W., 403-278-3447, eatoeb.com

 

Vendome Cafe

940 2 Ave. N.W., 403-453-1140, vendomecafe.com

 

Yellow Door Bistro

119 12 Ave. S.W., 403-206-9585, yellowdoorbistro.ca

Best Chinese and Dim Sum

 

Cafe 100%

110, 30 Country Hills Landing. N.W., 403-460-3728, tasteofasiagroup.ca

 

Forbidden City and T.Pot China Bistro

Forbidden City, 999 36 St. N.E., 403-250-1848; T. Pot, Harvest Hills Blvd. N.E., 403-532-3982

 

Great Taste

123 2 Ave. S.E., 403-265-9880, greattastecalgary.com

 

Silver Dragon

106 3 Ave. S.E., 403-264-5326, silverdragoncalgary.com

 

Szechuan Restaurant

320 16 Ave. N.W., 403-276-8876

Best Downtown

 

The Belvedere

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

 

Blink

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

 

Catch and the Oyster Bar

100 8 Ave. S.E., 403-206-0000, catchrestaurant.ca

 

Charcut

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

 

Teatro

200 8 Ave. S.E., 403-290-1012, teatro.ca

Best Indian

 

Karma

309, 4600 130 Ave. S.E., 403-257-4977, karmacalgary.com

 

Mirchi

101, 825 12 Ave. S.W., 403-245-3663, mirchirestaurant.ca

 

Mount Everest Restaurant

122 16 Ave. N.E., 403-230-3088, mounteverestcalgary.com

 

Namskar

202 16 Ave. N.E., 403-230-4447, namskar.ca

 

Rajdoot

2424 4 St. S.W., 403-245-0181, rajdoot.ca

Best Italian

 

Bocce

2207 4 St. S.W., 403-516-6162, eatbocce.ca

 

Bonterra Trattoria

1016 8 St. S.W., 403-262-8480, bonterra.ca

 

Mercato

2224 4 St. S.W., 403-263-5535 and 5000, 837 85 St. S.W., 403-263-6996, mercatogourmet.com

 

Scopa

2220 Centre St. N., 403-276-2030, scopacalgary.com

 

Sugo

1214 9 Ave. S.E., 403-263-1115, sugo.ca

Best Mexican

 

El Charrito Taqueria

808 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-478-2924 

 

Native Tongues Taqueria

235 12 Ave. S.W., 403-263-9444, nativetongues.ca

 

Taqueria Mexicana el Mariachi

1235 26 Ave. S.E., 403-606-0644, crossroadsmarket.ca

 

The Spicy Amigos

821 4 Ave. S.W., 587-353-1484, thespicyamigos.com

 

Tu Tierra

8991 Bonaventure Dr. S.E., 403-252-5566, mitierra.ca

Best Pizza

 

Double Zero

751 4 St. S.W., 403-265-9559 and Chinook Centre, 403-457-7677; doublezeropizza.ca

 

LDV Pizza Bar

916 1 Ave. N.E., 403-263-5999, ldvpizzabar.com

 

Posto Pizzeria and Bar

1014 8 St. S.W., 403-263-4876, posto.ca

 

Pulcinella

1147 Kensington Cres. N.W., 403-283-1166, pulcinella.ca

 

Una Pizza + Wine

618 17 Ave. S.W., 403-453-1183, unapizzeria.com

Best Pubs

 

Home and Away

1331 17 Ave. S.W., 403-455-9789, homeandawayyyc.com

 

National

Four Calgary locations, ntnl.ca

 

The Ship and Anchor

534 17 Ave. S.W., 403-245-3333, shipandanchor.com

 

The Unicorn Superpub

223 8 Ave. S.W., 403-265-3665, superpub.ca

 

Wurst

2437 4 St. S.W., 403-245-2345, wurst.ca

Best Steak

 

Julius Caesar's Steakhouse and Lounge

512 4 Ave SW, 403-264-1222, and 10816 Macleod Tr. S.E., 403-278-3930, caesarssteakhouse.com

 

Modern Steak

107 10A St. N.W., 403-670-6873, modernsteak.ca

 

Open Range

1114 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-277-3408, open-range.ca

 

Vintage Chophouse & Tavern

320 11 Ave. S.W., 403-262-7262, vintagechophouse.com

 

Wellingtons of Calgary

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

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