Very good restaurant in Calgary?
I'm a foodie from Montreal and I'm going to Calgary for the first time for the Holidays to visit my boyfriend and I'll like to take him to a very good restaurant. I'm looking for a place that's reasonably trendy, with interesting food, pretty high-end but also relatively romantic (as in, no loud house music in the restaurant). Price is not really a concern.
As a former Montrealer, now an Edmontonian, I would recommend:
-Divino Wine and Cheese
Rouge has been recommended by others but I have not yet tried it during trips south.
Perhaps look into Il Sogno, which has wonderful food, low lighting, and is quite romantic (I think). Rush is also good, but 'trendier'. If you get a booth at Rush, it can be romantic. Rouge is a converted house, with a fireplace, so it is romantic, too.
24 4th St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3R7, CA
A few of the places we've frequented for nice food:
Charcut - may be too noisy for a "romantic" night.
We've gone a few times for lunch recently before heading over to catch a matinee at Vertigo. It's been hit-and-miss. I did like their chicken salad sandwich which had a nice kick from the mustard they use and the spicy rigatoni was tasty but they murdered my (supposedly medium-rare) steak and the desserts are nothing special (and this comes from Ms. Sweet Tooth herself).