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Nov 8, 2010 03:32 PM

Best restaurant lunch menu in Calgary right now?

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

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

          1. 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!