$27 | Tuesday to Friday
This restaurant, tucked into Fish Creek Provincial Park, has a three-course express lunch in the spring and summer. Choose between soup or salad and chicken or salmon. Finish lunch with vanilla creme brûlée.
15979 Bow Bottom Tr. S.E., 403-476-1310, bvrrestaurant.com
$16 or $26 | Weekdays
Charbar’s Lunch All At Once has two options. For $16, you can get the featured empanadas (that’s a Latin American pastry filled with meat, cheese or vegetables) and your choice of fries, soup or salad. Or, for $26, you can get steak and fries with soup or salad. Both options come with a warm brownie to go.
618 Confluence Way S.E., 403-452-3115, charbar.ca
$17 | Weekdays
Cibo’s Lunch Board offered at its 17th Avenue S.W. location comes with options. You select one item from three lists that loosely breakdown into pizza and pasta, scodellina (aka small plates) and salad.
1012 17 Ave. S.W., 403-984-4755, cibocalgary.com
$16 | Weekdays
The One Punch Lunch here includes a daily feature, your choice of side, mini butter tarts and coffee or a mocktail. Past features include sloppy joes, pastrami sandwiches and BLTs.
110 8 Ave. S.W., 403-262-8100, kleinharris.com
$25 | Weekdays
This is a restaurant where the menu changes all the time based on seasonal ingredients and the three-course prix fixe meal is no different. Ask your server what’s on that menu on any given day.
718 17 Ave. S.W., 403-474-4414, marketcalgary.ca
$19 | Weekdays
For Oxbow’s Express Lunch, start with the daily soup or house salad, then progress to the main lunch feature for that day. Enjoy a freshly baked cookie to go or linger on the patio a little longer.
1126 Memorial Dr. N.W., 403-670-7387, hotelartskensington.com
$27.99 | Everyday
The full rodizio special gets you unlimited servings of six types of meat. They’re carved right on your plate by servers who rotate through the room with big skewers of steak, sirloin, sausage, pork loin and chicken. You also get full access to the salad bar. If you want to skip the meat and just go for the salad bar, that is $16.99.
521 10 Ave. S.W., 587-354-3441, pampasteakhouse.com
$30 | Weekdays
Rouge’s three-course lunch menu for $25 is one of the best deals in town. Rouge likes to create its features based on what is in season and what is growing in its own garden, so ask your server what’s on the lunch menu. Like most of these deals, if you need to get back to work within your lunch hour, they can have you in and out in 45 minutes.
1240 8 Ave. S.E., 403-531-2767, rougecalgary.com
$25 | Weekdays
This three course lunch comes with a salad, a main and a dessert. Watch Teatro’s Instagram to see what the three courses are each week. Lemon butter garganelli, seared salmon, panna cotta and pavlova have all made appearances.
200 8 Ave. S.E., 403-290-1012, teatro.ca
This article was last updated on June 14, 2019.