Where to Eat around The Westin Calgary
Collected by Westin AFAR
After the worst flooding in Alberta history in 2012, Calgary is on the mend. Calgarians are taking the opportunity to improve and reinvigorate their town, from the budding fine dining scene, to the food truck culture, craft beer renaissance, and new downtown bike lanes.
2505 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 1J7, Canada
Inspired by the culinary traditions of Brittany, France, Chef Dominique Moussu, Cassis Bistro's Executive Chef, has brought a distinct French style and gastro experience to the Calgary scene. Working alongside Head Chef Jean-Philippe, Cassis...
718 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7, Canada
Nominated for the Best New Restaurant Canada award in EnRoute Magazine, this exciting eatery hit the radar when its former chef competed on Top Chef Canada. He then relocated to British Columbia, leaving his sous chef in charge of both the market...
25 Prince's Island, Calgary, AB T2P 0R1, Canada
River Café is a well-loved Calgary restaurant in the middle of Prince’s Island Park downtown. In the summer, enjoy the beautiful patio, or watch the leaves turn or snow fall from near the roaring fire inside. Regardless of the season, you will...
1240 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0M7, Canada
One of only two Canadian restaurants to ever make the S. Pellegrino Top 100 list, this Inglewood fine dining establishment has reopened post-flood with a revamped, local, seasonal menu. When the weather permits, take a seat on the garden patio...
628 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1G4, Canada
Darren MacLean, the executive chef of downtownfood, makes no apologies for the sometimes controversial cuisine coming out of his kitchen. His restaurant is cooking up Canadian classics with an Asian fusion twist, making his tasting menu one of the...
1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary, AB T2V 1R1, Canada
Selkirk Grille's executive chef Jan Hansen is a fantastic guide when it comes to tasting Calgary. His menu features fare made from locally sourced ingredients, and his Canadian plates have received rave reviews. Order the prosciutto-wrapped elk...
308 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A8, Canada
Definitely the coolest restaurant on the block, Model Milk, housed in a former dairy building, does eclectic fine dining in a rustic-hip setting (think exposed brick, and uncovered light bulbs dangling from salvaged wood). There’s nothing stuffy...
899 Centre St S, Calgary, AB T2G 1B8, Canada
When award-winning CHARCUT Roast House started selling the best $5 burger in Calgary from the back alley of its restaurant, lines stretched around the block. Now the local, natural pork and roasted garlic sausage patties come from the hottest...
2116 4 St SW #2, Calgary, AB T2S 1W7, Canada
Anejo, a Mexican restaurant in Calgary’s Mission district, serves up a cheerful Day of the Dead vibe along with the guacamole they assemble for you right at your table. A full menu includes an assortment of delicious tacos served with a trio of...
57 Crowfoot Terrace NW, Calgary, AB T3G 4J8, Canada
Indulge your sweet tooth and, and maybe even impress your sweetie with a Crave Cupcake. The classic is the "Crave-O-licious" (chocolate with blue vanilla icing), but sample one with the coconut or peanut butter icing (all made with real butter)...
340 13 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0W9, Canada
This little sister of the award-winning River Café stands on its own two feet. The same philosophies abound, however (local ingredients, herbs and greens from the restaurant’s garden, slowly roasted meat, and lots of vegetarian options), and, like...
804 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3J6, Canada
This kitschy, old-school diner serves massive portions of mouth-watering breakfast and lunch fare. Hungry families, hipsters, and businesspeople alike dig in to pulled pork hash with caramelized apples and onions served in a mini skillet; crispy...
1414 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J6, Canada
Both a store and a food truck, this is the home of all things sweet, stuffed and iced. Jelly Modern makes its artisanal donuts fresh daily with local, organic ingredients whenever possible. There’s an online schedule to remind you that Madagascar...
10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB, Canada
Whether you’re in the mood for a feast of pulled pork, a gelato sandwich, Cajun cooking (as you'll find at Sticky Ricky's, pictured), or maybe a taco made with naan bread, Calgary’s fleet of food trucks can deliver. Lunch time, afternoon snacking,...
736 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7, Canada
If you’re in the mood for a burger, shake and/or fries, head to Clive. Somewhere between fancy and fast food, the Clive burger is the perfect mix—it’s simple and delicious. A little bit spicy, and a little bit creamy, the secret sauce helps make...
431 10 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0W3, Canada
Inspired by homemade huckleberry ice cream the owner once had on his grandma’s porch in Montana, Village Ice Cream has made quite a name for itself since opening 2012. They make the ice cream—and waffle cones—on site and have a huge selection of...
111 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4, Canada
Blink Restaurant & Bar is housed in a 100-year-old saddlery, and though it's been thoroughly renovated (there's nary a saddle to be found), the historic building is a pleasant place for dinner and drinks. The menu has some standouts. Try the wild...
109 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3E6, Canada
If you're looking for barbecue and beer in a friendly, lively atmosphere, the Palomino Smokehouse is the place. You can count on standard offerings like ribs, chicken, and steak all prepared in the largest smoker in Western Canada. There's also a...
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