Understated and elegant with a well-curated wine list, Blink is ideal for a business lunch or an evening date.
111 8 Ave. S.W., 403-263-5330, blinkcalgary.ca
With its urban-rustic cuisine and buzzy vibe, Charcut has been a popular place to take out-of-towners (and locals) since it opened to much fanfare in 2010. The “lunch all at once” with a bag of warm cookies to go is a must.
101, 899 Centre St. S.W., 403-984-2180, charcut.com
A balance of light and dark, formal and casual, cocktails and cuisine, Klein / Harris is one of Calgary’s most versatile restaurants. It’s also one of the most proudly Canadian with “true north” takes on both food and drink.
110 8 Ave. S.W., 403-262-8100, kleinharris.com
From its beautiful bank building location to its contemporary Italian fine-dining menu, Teatro is the epitome of downtown refinement.
200 8 Ave. S.E., 403-290-1012, teatro.ca
This swanky lounge is a hit for its mid-century style, classic cocktails and creative, well-executed food. Head downstairs to fully appreciate the eclectic rumpus-room ambiance.
100, 118 8 Ave. S.W., 403-452-5080, wednesdayroom.com