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Sexiest restaurant YYC?

KayceeK Nov 15, 2011 07:55 PM

Heading to Calgary for a "fancy dress" party this weekend with a bunch of friends and wondering where the sexiest restaurant downtown would be! Meaning, dim lighting, not too heavy menu, chill music, extensive wine/drinks list, and all-in-all fun vibe. Sushi is good, some spice is good, tapas maybe?


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  1. cellophane_star RE: KayceeK Nov 16, 2011 07:12 AM

    Vin Room comes to mind (~23rd Ave & 4th St SW)

    Vin Room
    2310-4th St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1X2, CA

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      Scary Bill RE: KayceeK Nov 16, 2011 07:29 AM

      Double Zero on Thursdays, seated at the bar.

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        itmybegood RE: Scary Bill Nov 16, 2011 07:52 AM

        Piq Niq the have live jazz on the weekend, fun vibe.

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          climberYYC RE: Scary Bill Nov 16, 2011 05:14 PM

          I found Double Zero to be cavernous and soul-less, not "sexy."

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            cellophane_star RE: climberYYC Nov 17, 2011 09:30 AM

            Ditto. I was seated at the bar for lunch once. it was the opposite of sexy. Maybe dinner service and table seating are better?

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              Scary Bill RE: cellophane_star Nov 17, 2011 10:30 AM

              I was being a bit tongue-in-cheek as I hardly think a restaurant can be sexy. It may have an intimate ambiance, great food, entertainment, but those alone don't make it arousing. Eating might be, your companion(s) might be, the conversation might be, but not the bricks and mortar.

              BTW, I was referring to the Thursday bartender, who is also cheerful, efficient, and very nice.

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          climberYYC RE: KayceeK Nov 16, 2011 05:35 PM

          That's a tough one, but one option is Cafe Koi. Downtown, very small and intimate, dim lighting (but not that dim), light menu (lots of vegetarian options), live music (jazz?).

          Closest sushi place I know to what you want is Zen8 but it is strictly a restaurant (also bring money!).

          Cafe Koi
          1011 1 St SW #100, Calgary, AB T2P, CA

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            hclass RE: KayceeK Nov 17, 2011 07:33 AM

            Even "Sexiest" is subjective but I think what you are looking for is Ubu Lounge. It's backed by a very good group so even though I haven't been (Even though I live a cpl blocks away and walk by a few times a week) but will still suggest it for you.

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              23skidoo RE: KayceeK Nov 17, 2011 02:57 PM

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              Zen 8
              414 3rd Street SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1R2, CA

              Bistro Piq Niq
              811 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 7N2, CA

              Double Zero Pizza
              751 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1E3, CA

              Ubu Lounge
              608 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3Y6, CA

              1. KayceeK RE: KayceeK Nov 17, 2011 06:49 PM

                Thanks for all of your suggestions. I haven't decided on a place yet but will certainly report back wherever we do experience. While 'sexy' is subjective, of course, I would think most people would agree that a venue conducive to conversation, with not too harsh lighting, Buddha-Bar-ish tunes, martinis, friendly but charming servers, and delectable nibbles is!

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                  derfster RE: KayceeK Nov 19, 2011 01:09 PM

                  KI Sushi hands down! It’s next to the Westin Hotel downtown. One of the nicest sushi restaurants I’ve been to if not the nicest decor in Calgary. Tres sexy!

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