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Apr 21, 2010 12:50 PM

birthday restaurant south calgary

I am looking for a nice place in the south (ie. south of Glenmore trail) to take my mom for her 70th bday. She wanted to go to The Bear's Den, but it is too far for some of the guests. She doesn't like Ceaser's and she is going to The Newport Grill (Inn on Lake Bonavista) for lunch. She said the Keg (which she loves, but I despise). Are there any other options? they need to take reservations and be wheelchair accessible.

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  1. The Ranche in Fish Creek park would be a good spot... I'm not 100% sure they are wheelchair accessible but have to think they are.

    1. I second the Ranche in Fish Creek Park, it is a lovely place this time of year, a historic ranch house, a special place to visit, creative and delicious food made from local ingredients, one of my favourite places in the city. They definitely take reservations. I am pretty sure that they are wheel chair accessible, call ahead to check.

      Otherwise there is Tango Bistro which is good and fun (I saw a group from a nearby retirement home there the other day enjoying lunch so it should handle wheel chairs), it's all small plates so you can try many different things especially if you have some people together, check the other reviews here for Tango.

      If you want to consider further south, the dining room at Priddis Greens golf club has got good reviews, but I haven't been there myself.

      Tango Bistro
      6920 MacLeod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2H 0L3, CA

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      1. re: alley

        I believe someone on Chowhound also recommended the restaurant at the Sirocco Golf Club, a little south of Spruce Meadows. Siraia, I believe it was called? My co-worker went to a wedding reception there last year and said the food was outstanding.

        1. re: aktivistin

          my mom is crazy picky, we went to The Ranche about 8 yrs ago, and I cannot believe that what she remembers is that it is COLD. so that is out, the other places are too far out of the city. Any good Italian?

          1. re: cleopatra999

            La Piccola Napoli Ristorante is a good old school Italian Restaurant.


      2. Off the top of my head..
        Carriage House: its actually pertty good, warm, senior friendly and takes reso's
        Red Water Grill: a step up from Earls etc
        Mr. Schnapps: some people love it.. Italian, veal dishes
        Cattle Barron: On the same page as the Keg

        1. My parents are about the same age and they like Redwater Grill.

          1. How about Wellington's? The decor is not the greatest (very old-school) but the service and food have been excellent.

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            1. re: miss.foodie

              Smack. I forgot Wellington's, it is consistently good. Not as special as The Ranche, but great for steaks, the Beef Wellington is excellent.