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Best restaurant lunch menu in Calgary right now?

greenboy Nov 8, 2010 03:32 PM

I'm taking someone for a birthday dinner this week. If you could go to one resto for lunch around downtown right now what would it be? I was thinking (rather predictably) River Cafe but thought I'd throw it open to some suggestions...? Anyone?

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  1. vanderb RE: greenboy Nov 8, 2010 08:37 PM

    Centini or Divino would be the top of my list for higher end, Pho Pasteur Saigon at the other end of the spectrum.

    Pho Pasteur Saigon Restaurant
    207 1 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2G3, CA

    1. sweeterpea RE: greenboy Nov 8, 2010 11:25 PM

      Charcut's lunch menu looks good though I've only been there for dinner.

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        cffl526 RE: greenboy Nov 9, 2010 06:51 AM

        I would try Atlas Specialty for something different (good different) with a lot of flavor. Brava Bistro on 17th is also really good. Or if you can make it to Kensington, try the Winebar.

        Brava Bistro
        723 17th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B6, CA

        1. cellophane_star RE: greenboy Nov 10, 2010 07:50 AM

          The District on 11th Ave & 5th St SW. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Rotating menu based on what's in season. Love this place.

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            theauditor RE: greenboy Nov 12, 2010 02:34 PM

            if price is an issue, i recently went to Q Haute (the old la caille) and had their $15 express lunch. for $15, you get a starter (soup or salad) and a lunch entree. i had their caesar and their mushroom risotto (with a pretty generous sprinkle of truffle oil) and had to say it was excellent value for what you get. it's a bit out of the way if you're looking for a lunch right in the core area but it's probably not that much further than river cafe (btw i absolutely adore river cafe). the drinks are a bit on the expensive side though... my lunch companions had a $13 la chouffe and a $14 glass of house wine and my grey goose high ball was probably $8. good luck!

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