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birthday restaurant south calgary

cleopatra999 Apr 21, 2010 12:50 PM

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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    crazy_eoj RE: cleopatra999 Apr 21, 2010 01:06 PM

    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.


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      alley RE: cleopatra999 Apr 21, 2010 07:39 PM

      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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        aktivistin RE: alley Apr 21, 2010 09:32 PM

        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.

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          cleopatra999 RE: aktivistin Apr 22, 2010 10:53 AM

          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?

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            Major_9000 RE: cleopatra999 Apr 30, 2010 08:23 PM

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


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        cdn RE: cleopatra999 Apr 22, 2010 04:14 PM

        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. Jasz RE: cleopatra999 Apr 22, 2010 06:53 PM

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

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            miss.foodie RE: cleopatra999 Apr 22, 2010 08:25 PM

            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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              alley RE: miss.foodie Apr 30, 2010 03:16 PM

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

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              NumberFive RE: cleopatra999 Apr 30, 2010 12:33 PM

              Halo on McLeod is decent (same parking lot as the cheap theatres on Canyon Meadows). It's kind of on the same level as a Cattle Baron, but offers some different stuff and more fish-type dishes along with it's selection of steaks.

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                petemare RE: cleopatra999 Mar 2, 2011 05:37 PM

                Siraia is absolutley outstanding. Only open thur-sunday in the winter...sunday brunch is excellent too

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