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Best restaurant lunch menu in Calgary right now?

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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?

  1. vanderb 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.

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

    1. sweeterpea 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 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.

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

        1. cellophane_star 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 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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