How to Eat at Calgary’s Best Restaurants Right Now

Most of Avenue Calgary’s 2020 best new and best overall restaurants are now open for dine-in service and/or offer takeout and delivery.

Comery Block. Photograph by Jared Sych.

Just a few weeks after Avenue revealed its lists of the 2020 best overall restaurants and best new restaurants, Calgary restaurants had to close down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With phase one of the province’s relaunch well underway now, some are in the midst of reopening for dine-in service while others are sticking with takeout and/or delivery services only for now. Others are still closed, but we anxiously await their return.

Here’s a look at where Calgary’s best new and overall restaurants are at and how you can experience their food either in their space or from the comfort of your own home.

Please note that the information on this list may change as Calgary’s COVID-19 situation evolves. For the latest information on whether a restaurant is now open or offering takeout/delivery, please contact the restaurant directly.

 

The Allium

If you’ve been waiting to eat at this vegetarian restaurant in-person again, you’ll be happy to hear that The Allium will reopen for three days (June 11, 12 and 13) by reservation before opening for regular dine-in service on June 16. The Allium has been open for takeout since March and will still be offering it once dine-in service begins.

Read more about why The Allium is one of the 2020 best new restaurants.

211A 12 Ave. S.W., 403-264-5416, theallium.ca

 

Allora Everyday Italian

Head to the Aspen Landing Shopping Centre to dine at Allora, which has officially reopened its restaurant dining room and patio. You can also order food for pickup or order delivery through DoorDash.

Read more about why Allora Everyday Italian is one of the 2020 best new restaurants.

326 Aspen Glen Landing S.W., 403-686-6731, allorarestaurant.com

 

Alloy

A staple of Calgary’s dining scene for more than a decade, Alloy’s dining room and patio reopens for Wednesday to Saturday dinner service on June 10. Takeout will also be available.

Read more about why Alloy is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

220 42 Ave. S.E., 403-287-9255, alloydining.com

 

Alumni Sandwiches

While Alumni’s dining room is currently closed, you can still order its sandwiches and other menu items for curbside pickup by ordering online or over the phone.

Read more about why Alumni Sandwiches is one of the 2020 best new restaurants.

725 17 Ave. S.W., 403-455-7255, alumnisandwiches.com

 

Annabelle’s Kitchen

Annabelle’s Kitchen has a new menu that you can enjoy in its dining room or on its patio now. You can also order for pickup. And if you love Annabelle’s Kitchen, you’ll be happy to hear that it will soon have a second location in the downtown spot that used to house its sister restaurant, Blink.

Read more about why Annabelle’s Kitchen is one of the 2020 best new restaurants.

3574 Garrison Gate S.W., 403-454-0268, annabelleskitchen.ca

 

Anju

While Anju has been closed since before the pandemic hit Calgary, you can still enjoy chef Roy Oh’s Korean fare by ordering family meals, a la carte dishes, sauces and more for pickup through Roy’s Korean Kitchen, which has been operating since April 1.

Read more about why Anju is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

anju.ca

 

Bar Von Der Fels

Order Bar Von Der Fels for dinner with a takeout order between 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. You can arrange to pick up your order or get it delivered for $10 if you live within five kilometres of the restaurant. The family-style takeout menu changes weekly, so check for the latest menu on the restaurant’s Instagram account.

Read more about why Bar Von Der Fels is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

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

 

Bridgette Bar

As of June 4, Calgarians can now dine-in at Bridgette Bar again. The Beltline restaurant is also still offering dinner (with a rotating menu) for curbside pickup from Wednesday to Sunday.

Read more about why Bridgette Bar is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

739 10 Ave. S.W., 403-700-0191 (text message only), bridgettebar.com

 

Calcutta Cricket Club

Calcutta Cricket Club is still serving its tasty kati rolls, crushable gin and tonics and more for daily pickup or delivery through DoorDash over supper.

Read more about why Calcutta Cricket Club is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

340 17 Ave. S.W., 403-719-1555, calcuttacricketclub.com

 

Cassis Bistro

While its dining room is currently closed, Cassis is still offering an a la carte dinner menu for Thursday to Sunday pickup, as well as a family-style menu that can be delivered or picked up.

Read more about why Cassis Bistro is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

105, 2505 17 Ave. S.W., 403-262-0036, thecassisbistro.ca

 

Chairman’s Steakhouse

Chairman’s reopened its dining room on May 28, which means you can treat yourself to a steak dinner there now. You can also still order takeout for curbside pickup Wednesday through Sunday on the restaurant’s website.

Read more about why Chairman’s Steakhouse is one of the 2020 best new restaurants.

2251 Mahogany Blvd. S.E., 587-291-9898, chairmans.ca

 

Charcut Roast House

This downtown favourite is set to reopen for dine-in service on June 11. In the meantime, you can still order curbside pickup online.

Read more about why Charcut Roast House is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

101, 899 Centre St. S.W., 403-984-2180, charcut.com

 

Comery Block

Comery Block’s dining room and streetside patio are now open for dine-in service every day of the week. Pickup and delivery are also available through the barbecue restaurant’s website.

Read more about why Comery Block is one of the 2020 best new restaurants.

638 17 Ave. S.W., 403-453-7636, comeryblock.com

 

Cotto Italian Comfort Food

Calgarians can once again enjoy an Italian dinner at this Kensington restaurant, which is open for dine-in service. Pickup for takeout orders is still available, as is nearby delivery for people at risk with a day’s notice.

Read more about why Cotto Italian Comfort Food is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

314D 10 St. N.W., 587-356-4088, cottoyyc.com

 

Flores & Pine

While Flores & Pine’s dining room is currently closed, you can book a reservation to dine on its lovely patio. If you want to support the restaurant from home, you can also take advantage of Flores & Pine’s curbside pickup menu (available Wednesday to Sunday) or purchase one of its dinner to-go kits.

Read more about why Flores & Pine is one of the 2020 best new restaurants.

254028 Bearspaw Rd., 403-241-7611, floresandpine.com

 

Foreign Concept

Starting on June 12, Foreign Concept will be offering dine-in dinner service by reservation. Guests can continue to order takeout for pickup and have it delivered through the restaurant itself, Door Dash or Skip the Dishes.

Read more about why Foreign Concept is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

1011 1 St. S.W., 403-719-7288, foreignconcept.ca

 

Lulu Bar

Lulu Bar’s dining room and patio are currently open for dine-in service. You can also still get your hands on its Pacific-inspired fare with its three-course menu that is available for curbside pickup.

Read more about why Lulu Bar is one of the 2020 best new restaurants.

510 17 Ave. S.W., 403-930-5707 (text message only), lulubar.ca

 

Mercato

Swing by Mercato’s Mission restaurant for a memorable Italian meal, which can be enjoyed by dining in the restaurant, for takeout and delivery.

Read more about why Mercato is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

2224 4 St. S.W., 403-263-5535, mercatogourmet.com

 

Model Milk

Model Milk offers a different supper menu for curbside pickup every week from Wednesday to Saturday. And starting on June 11, you can also opt to dine-in at this 17 Avenue S.W. restaurant.

Read more about why Model Milk is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

308 17 Ave. S.W., 403-265-7343, modelmilk.ca

 

Moose and Poncho

Head to Chinatown to dine at this popular Mexican restaurant, which is open for in-person visits. You can also order for pickup online or delivery through Door Dash.

Read more about why Moose and Poncho is one of the 2020 best new restaurants.

18, 132 3 Ave. S.E., 403-452-1846, instagram.com

 

Native Tongues Taqueria

Native Tongues Taqueria’s dining room is currently closed, but you can still order takeout for lunch or dinner any day of the week. There are even special happy hour deals offered from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.  Delivery is also available through Door Dash.

Read more about why Native Tongues Taqueria is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

235 12 Ave. S.W., 403-263-9444, nativetongues.ca

 

Pigeonhole

Pigeonhole is temporarily closed.

Read more about why Pigeonhole is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

306 17 Ave. S.W., 403-452-4694, pigeonholeyyc.ca

 

Purlieu

This Oakridge restaurant has been offering a Hawaiian-inspired menu for curbside pickup for a few weeks now. You can order it from 4 p.m. to close Thursday to Saturday.

Read more about why Purlieu is one of the 2020 best new restaurants.

3109 Palliser Dr. S.W., 403-280-7474, purlieucalgary.ca

 

River Café

For a scenic getaway without leaving the city, head to the newly reopened River Café on Prince’s Island Park. Both the restaurant dining room and patio are open for seating.

Read more about why River Café is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

25 Prince’s Island Park, 403-261-7670, river-cafe.com

 

Shiki Menya

Shiki Menya was delivering chili goma ramen kits while its dining room was closed but is currently on a break. Highball kits are still available on its website though.

Read more about why Shiki Menya is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

827 1 Ave. N.E., 403-454-2722, shikimenya.ca

 

Shokunin Izakaya

Shokunin recently reopened its dining room and patio in Mission, which means you can once again enjoy its yakitori, beef takai, daily fish offcut and other dishes in-person again.

Read more about why Shokunin Izakaya is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

2016 4 St. S.W., 403-229-3444, shokuninyyc.ca

 

Tavernetta

In May, we were sad to learn that Tavernetta is now permanently closed.

Read more about why Tavernetta was one of the 2020 best restaurants.

1002 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-250-8894, facebook.com

 

Teatro

Teatro reopened its dining room on May 25, so you can head there to enjoy a meal in-person now. If you’d prefer to eat at home, you can also order one of the restaurant’s “Teatro at Home” meals for takeaway online.

Read more about why Teatro is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

200 8 Ave. S.E., 403-290-1012, teatro.ca

 

Ten Foot Henry

This Victoria Park restaurant is currently closed but has plans to launch takeout options soon.

Read more about why Ten Foot Henry is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

1209 1 St. S.W., 403-475-5537, tenfoothenry.com

 

Una Pizza + Wine

Una’s dining room is currently closed, but you can still satisfy your pizza cravings with a takeout order. Arrange for curbside pickup or order delivery through Door Dash or the restaurant itself.

Read more about why Una Pizza + Wine is one of the 2020 best restaurants.

618 17 Ave. S.W., 403-453-1183, unapizzeria.com

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