Von Der Fels | Calgary's Best Restaurants 2021

A tiny Beltline gem with fewer than 30 seats, Von Der Fels has been deservedly lauded for its well-curated wine selection and ever-changing and imaginative menu.

Bar manager Bryan Childs and owner Will Trow at Von Der Fels. Photograph by Jared Sych.

The Food Innovative small plates to pair with wines.
The Vibe Cozy and lively.
Order This Hasselback potatoes with Fogo Island crab in a rich brown butter sauce.
Know This Reservations are highly recommended due to Von Der Fels’ tiny size and extreme popularity.

A tiny Beltline gem with fewer than 30 seats and a kitchen the size of a walk-in closet, Von Der Fels (VDF) has been deservedly lauded for its well-curated wine selection and ever-changing and imaginative menu. Over the past year, owner Will Trow and the VDF team reinvented the restaurant for takeout, with chef de cuisine Douglas King seizing the opportunity to deviate from his usual sophisticated small plates and cook up exciting new takeout fare each week. Last year, when VDF returned to dine-in service following the first pandemic-imposed shutdown period, the team launched an impressive new Von Der Cocktail program to complement the carefully curated wine list. These delicious handcrafted cocktails are creative and fun, yet perfectly balanced with that unique Von Der twist.

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

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This article appears in the March 2021 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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