Where are the best places to get out of the limelight, to have a discreet conversation or a little snuggle?
Tall, white leather booths trimmed in walnut surround you at Alloy; sink into the luxury, relax and enjoy chef Rogelio Herrera’s food.
220 42 Ave. S.E., 403-287-9255, alloydining.com
When the oysters arrive and blues music washes over you at Big Fish, slip closer to your partner and order another round.
1112 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-277-3403, big-fish.ca
Cushions under brass Moroccan lamps, diffused light and quiet corners; Moroccan places should offer a bed and breakfast option.
720 11 Ave. S.W., 403-265-9800, casbahrestaurant.ca
Booths upstairs in the dining room and downstairs in the Oyster Bar provide privacy for seafood indulgences. A seafood tower, please!
100 8 Ave. S.E., 403-206-0000, catchrestaurant.ca
Those saucy French like to “kiss the elbow” of the person beside them with tight seating at small tables. Kiss away at Fleur de Sel. (And check out the bathrooms.)
2015 4 St. S.W., 403-228-9764, fleurdeselbrasserie.com
A Thai grotto – complete with plants (real and otherwise) and water features – gives Juree’s ThaiPlace an exotic, beach-hideaway tone.
2055 16 Ave. N.W., 403-264-6477, jureesthaiplace.com
The Laurier Lounge in historic Stanley House features many small, dimly lit rooms that are perfect for that special evening.
1111 7 St. S.W., 403-228-3771, laurierlounge.com
Curved leather booths envelop you – you can’t see others and they can’t see you – at LeVilla Chophouse.
1800 4 St. S.W., 403-453-3670, levilla.ca
A table by the fireplace on a snowy day is perfect at River Caf. The scent of wood smoke combined with the view and River’s fine cuisine transport you to another world.
25 Prince’s Island Park, 403-261-7670, river-cafe.com
The small, curved, outward-looking booths at the Calgary Tower’s Sky 360 provide the best view of the city, and no one’s looking back at you.
101 9 Ave. S.W., 403-532-7966, sky360.ca