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remdog99 Mar 10, 2013 03:12 PM

My first time chowing in Calgary. I'm looking at a weekend stay so Fri & Sat night, and a lunch on Sat. What are the best of the best, price no object? thx

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    cancowboy Mar 10, 2013 09:15 PM

    Here is some reading to start you off.

    My current favourite is Cassis Bistro

    1. plateofshrimp Mar 10, 2013 09:38 PM

      The best of the best? off the top of my head:
      River Café
      Il Sogno
      Home Tasting Room
      Brava Bistro
      Model Milk

      The best dining areas are downtown (Stephen Avenue) and 17th Ave SW between 2 and 14 Streets. But interesting things are happening in Mission, Kensington, Bridgeland, Inglewood too.

      1. cellophane_star Mar 11, 2013 12:57 PM

        Good suggestions from the previous commenters.

        My current favourite is Model Milk.

        Market Restaurant and Candela are two new restaurants that are getting a lot of good reviews.

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          rancher rick Mar 11, 2013 07:10 PM

          Many good suggestions here.......our current favorites based a number of dining experiences are River Cafe(#1) & Mercato`s which has pretty good food & often a nice buzz as well.

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            cleopatra999 Mar 13, 2013 07:44 AM

            It is great to hear River Cafe is still top of lists. Such a beautiful space, glad the food is still equal to the ambience.

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            rancher rick Mar 13, 2013 06:20 PM

            Had a Lunch "date" with my wife today at Mercato`s........happy to report that it was excellent. My meal was good tho` not exceptional( not really expecting superlatives at Mercato`s)......SO`s meal was very good. Service was very, very good! One of our favorite wines was not available today but our server recommended an excellent substitute.

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