Best Restaurants in Downtown Calgary

Calgary’s downtown is full of great restaurants that specialize in anything from contemporary Italian fare to Canadian food and cocktails.

Clockwise from above: 
Short loin of ultra-dry-aged beef from Charbar and pig-head mortadella, Tasso ham, lonzino and chorizo sausage from Charcut. Photograph by Jared Sych.

Blink Restaurant & Bar

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,


Charcut Roast House

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,


Klein / Harris

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,



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,


The Wednesday Room

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,

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This article appears in the March 2019 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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