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Going to Calgary next month and I'd like to take my little sister for a nice meal. Anyone know if any of the restaurants around Stephen Ave will let minors in for dinner (teenager, so no worries about fussy kids). Or maybe around Eau Claire. We'll be staying downtown, and I don't want to venture that far away. And no, we don't want any Chinese or Vietnamese; she gets enough of that at home and would love to try something different. Thanks!

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  1. I can't think offhand of any places that DON'T allow minors on Stephen Ave. Smoking is dead and buried here so places like Belvedere that required you to traverse a smoking lounge- no problem. There are some places that have lounge areas off limits because of the alcohol factor but I'm not enough of a cocktail queen to know what those actually are- Earls at Bankers Hall?

    So to answer your question- do any of the restos around Stephen Ave let minors in for dinner- I'd say, yes, absolutely.

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    1. re: John Manzo

      That's exactly what I needed to know, thanks John! :)

    2. I would recommend both Divinos and the Belvedere.

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      1. re: Hart50

        Those are tasty, but Anonymoose, how much do you want to spend?

        1. re: feuerzeug

          Well it's a treat for her so I wasn't really worried about cost - I like Divino's and wouldn't mind taking her there, but I'll have a look at other places too now that I've got John's answer.

      2. When my husband and I were in Calgary last year we stayed at the Hyatt right by Stephen Avenue. We ate at two restaurants there--Milestone Cafe (yes, I know it's a chain but any place I can get eggs benedict at three in the afternoon gets a thumbs up from me; I love breakfast food for lunch/dinner) and the James Joyce pub (great beer, pretty bland food). We saw a few kids in/at the pub--we ate outside--so I don't think you'll have any problems.

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        1. re: MandalayVA

          Thanks - we've got Milestones in Edmonton too; I'd rather go somewhere local that she wouldn't get to try at home.

          1. re: anonymoose

            How about Prairie Ink @ Rand McNally Bookstore? Food's pretty good.

            There's also Piq Niq on 1 St SW and Stephen Avenue. Great food there as well. Quite fancy as well.

            1. re: makan2

              I'd chose Divino over the rest and the price point is typically as good as...