Each year, we ask our readers to weigh in on the best restaurants in Calgary with an online voting ballot. Here are the winners and runners-up for Best Restaurants in Calgary’s S.E. Suburbs.
Situated on Lake Mahogany, Chairman’s Steakhouse offers beautiful views of the Mahogany neighbourhood and the water. The restaurant is inspired by the glitz of the Old Hollywood era and offers its own spin on a classic steakhouse menu with half racks of Alberta lamb, 14- and 18-ounce ribeyes, chicken fried oysters Rockefeller and more.
2251 Mahogany Blvd. S.E., 597-291-9898, chairmans.ca, @chairmansyyc
Fuji Ramen and Sushi
Between the colourful decor and varied menu of sushi, tempura, ramen and more, Fuji Ramen and Sushi offers an inviting place to gather for Japanese cuisine. At lunchtime, Fuji also offers bento boxes for adults and kids that include a little bit of everything for a reasonable price.
111, 12100 Macleod Tr. S.E., 587-352-5595, fujiramenandsushi.com, @fujiramenandsushi
The Park Kitchen & Bar
This Quarry Park restaurant offers a mix of casual fare like burgers and pizza with elevated dishes like New York striploin and Thai salmon. Plus, there are lots of local brews and spirits on the beverage menu. The Park also has a location in Aspen Woods.
163 Quarry Park Blvd. S.E., 403-719-7200, parkkitchen.ca, @theparkcalgary
The Lake House
Perched along the shores of Lake Bonavista, The Lake House’s dining room is surrounded by windows that offer lake views. The elegant menu features appetizers like a roasted winter squash medley or freshly shucked oysters, as well as mains like tandoori duck breast or the duo of bison.
747 Lake Bonavista Dr. S.E., 403-225-3939, lakehousecalgary.com, @thelakehouseyyc
Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Located in a historic house with a picturesque wrap-around veranda in Fish Creek Provincial Park, Bow Valley Ranche offers a memorable dining experience. The menu, which focuses on Canadian cuisine, includes masterfully cooked game meats and local produce. Guests can also enjoy special weekend offerings like afternoon tea at the restaurant or head to the nearby Annie’s Cafe (open in the spring) for ice cream after their meal.
15979 Bow Bottom Tr. S.E., 403-476-1310, bvrrestaurant.com, @bowvalleyrancherestaurant