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Hi there, looking for a recommendation for a restaurant in Calgary that can host about 15-20 people for a business dinner (private room preferred). Must have excellent food and great wine list. Expense account, so cost isn't a factor.

Thanks.

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  1. Rouge is one of the best restaurants in town but you would have to check with them to see if they could fit your numbers. It is an old-for Calgary-Victorian House that notwithstanding its refurbishment still has the individual original rooms with various sizes. Another idea would be The Wildwood. It has a private room at the back that could accomodate your party.

    Chas

    1. Centini has a private room and from personal experience is VERY adept at handling large-ish "biz" crowds. I should add that I adore this place and that each subsequent visit has been better than the last.

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      1. re: John Manzo

        I also LOVE Centini and have found them to very accomidating to a group. We all did the tasting menu paird w/ wine and it was really really good.

      2. I would recommend MUSE as well. The lower level is quite private and could handle a group that size.

        I've never noticed private rooms at St Germain or Raw Bar, both in the Hotel Arts, but I've had 2 amazing meals at both places, with clients.

        I could care less about FFWD and the G&M's reviews of St Germain... I found the classic French food to be quite outstanding.

        1. I love the food at Rouge - and they do have a private room upstairs i believe that could accomodate that number, as long as you book far enough in advance. They are quite busy.

          Out of curiosity, i've always heard that The Belvedere was a great restaurant with a great (classic + expensive) wine list, but i've never had the opportunity to eat there. YYC Chowhounders never seem to recommend it for any kind of occasion, and i was wondering why? Have most people not eaten there, or is it tremendously overrated? Anyone fill me in?

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          1. re: yen

            The last time (six months ago) I ate at the Belevedere I had a superb meal. Although it is not specifically a seafood restaurant it has IMHO the best seafood in town. The only drawback is that it is very expensive. It would be great for any occasion except for a private business dinner in that they do not have a private room.

          2. Belgo Brasserie has also opened a private room in their chef's area. I'm not sure if it is finished yet but holds around 20. It is quite nice

            1. I found the food at Belgo to be truly awful. Why pretend you are a belgian/french brasserie when you serve wedge-cut fries that are battered with seasoning salt? The moules (muscles) were also cold, small and a whole bunch at the bottom were closed. Its too bad cus i was drooling at the thought of a good brasserie/bistro with a similar menu to open in calgary.

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              1. re: misscheeks

                Ditto to the above. Search the previous postings for the reviews on the Belgo, but the food was overpriced and mediocre, the service was quite poor as well. It's definitely a case of style over substance (the space is fairly nice, for a dark, cavernous, place).

                The only redeeming quality is a decent selection of beers - which are, unfortunately, also over priced.