You’re hungry and want the experience of dining out without the hefty price tag. The solution? Opt for one of these prix fixe ( or “fixed price”) menus available at six tried-and-true Calgary restaurants and enjoy multiple courses for one low price.
Ox and Angela‘s Spanish Table
Ox and Angela’s Spanish Table menu consists of 10 tapas dishes served family style for $45 per person. The dishes are small, for example you’ll get one perfect Persian date stuffed with manchego and serrano ham per person, but after 10 plates you’ll be very satisfied. Deal hunters can dine Wednesday nights when the Spanish Table is on special for $35 per person.
528 17 Avenue S.W., 403-457-1432, oxandangela.com, @oxandangela
River Cafe‘s Early Bird Dinner
If you’re willing to dine early, River Cafe’s Early Bird Dinner offers two courses for $31 per person between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. The courses include an appetizer, red lentil hummus, and the choice of one of two mains, boar striploin or trout. You can add wine pairings for an additional $10 each.
25 Prince’s Island Park, 403-261-7670, river-cafe.com, @rivercafeyyc
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse‘s Date Night Dinner
On Wednesday nights, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse’s special Date Night menu is a great way to treat your date without hurting your pocketbook. For $55 per person you get a shared appetizer, choice of entree, shared dessert and a glass of wine each. Dishes include calamari, stuffed chicken breast and petit filet.
294, 114 9 Avenue S.W., 403-246-3636, ruthschrisalberta.ca, @ruthschrisyyc
Sugo‘s Peasant Dinner
Sugo’s Peasant Dinner is a three-course meal for $39 per person. The dishes change daily, but can include things like bruschetta, mushroom chowder, chicken cacciatore and house-made porchetta. Thrifty diners can visit on Monday nights when the Peasant Dinner is on special for $29 a head.
1214 9 Avenue S.E., 403-263-1115, sugo.ca, @sugocaffe
Vin Room West‘s Family Dinner
On Monday and Sunday nights Vin Room West’s Family Dinner includes two-courses for $25 per person for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. It’s available from 3 p.m. until close. The menu changes weekly, but you can expect dishes such as mushroom barley soup and lemon ginger chicken.
8561 8A Avenue S.W., 587-353-8812, vinroom.com, @vinroom
Yellow Door Bistro‘s Daily Chef’s Choice
Yellow Door’s Daily Chef’s Choice menu gives diners the option to choose from three-courses for $40 per person or five-courses for $60. You can opt in for wine pairings as well for an additional $25 each for the three-course meal and from $40 for five-courses. The menu changes regularly.
119 12 Avenue S.W., 403-206-9585, yellowdoorbistro.ca, @yellowdooryyc