Over the 15 years Avenue has published a Best Restaurants awards list, Calgary’s dining scene has evolved to be multi-faceted, diverse and conceptually creative. We responded by expanding our list of the best from 10 to 25 this year.
The restaurants aren’t ranked because a) it’s apples and oranges and b) pitting these fine establishments against each other undercuts the highly cooperative and collaborative spirit that defines Calgary’s restaurateur culture. These results reflect input from chefs, restaurateurs, food writers and other industry insiders, plus Avenue’s editors, for a damn fine list of places to dine in 2018. Bon appétit!