Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so you’re sure to be thinking about what to do for the big night. No need to stress – Calgary’s romantic restaurant scene has you covered. From trendy takes on tradition to classic and elegant dishes, each restaurant below will tempt you for date night. Just find the one to suit your – and your date’s – fancy.
Best Restaurants for a Romantic Dinner in Calgary
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Secluded tables in a preserved heritage home make Deane House perfect for an intimate and romantic date night. They celebrate seasonal and sustainable Canadian food with meals and drinks both modern and delicious. Don’t delay in booking a reservation for their special Valentine’s Day event: A Taste of Romance. The tasting menu that evening features the best they have to offer, combined with curated wine parings – sure to impress your sweetheart.
806 9 Ave SE,Calgary
Pigeonhole, one of Open Table’s Top 100 Canadian Restaurants, is perfect for a romantic night out that’s a little different, since it is known for defying expectations. Common ingredients are paired together in elevated and unexpected ways to keep diners on their toes, especially when paired with something off their extensive and unusual wine list. Get away from the expected Valentine’s Day and try something new and delicious for a memorable evening.
306 17 Ave SW, Calgary
The multi-award-winning Rouge Restaurant is a must for a list of options for Valentine’s Day. With a philophy that begins with the realization that the foundation of good food is based on the good ingredients that go into it, Rouge puts an emphasis on quality, regional ingredients for incredible meals. Treat your loved one to fine dining that’s sure to impress – but call ahead to make a reservation since they fill up fast.
1240 8 Ave SE,Calgary
Shokunin Voted one of Canada’s top 50 restaurants, Shokunin is one of Calgary’s most popular hot spots. You may have seen Chef Darren MacLean competing on Netflix’s The Final Table, showcasing just how good the man can cook. Discover ambitions and inventive takes on traditional Japanese cooking. From eggplant and goat cheese tempura to bison tataki, the whole night becomes an experience. Move beyond the ordinary date night with a meal at Shokunin – you won’t regret it.
2016 4 Street SW,Calgary
Teatro has been Calgarian’s go-to restaurant for a romantic night out for over 25 years, and that’s not changing any time soon. Located inside the historic Old Dominion Bank, the design is stately and elegant, perfect for an elevated Mediterranean meal. The menu isn’t the only thing that’s award-winning – the wine list is just as well known as the dishes on the table. It’s perfect for a romantic evening for two, especially if that evening is Valentine’s Day.
200 8 Ave SW,Calgary
Bar Van Der Fels
With only 24 seats, Bar Von Der Fels will make you feel comfortable as soon as you walk through the door. It won’t take you long to realize why it made it onto Open Table’s Top 100 Canadian Restaurants, though. They’re all about pairing fine wine with food that’s just as fine; their staff are well suited to help you make the pairing. Whether you’re at a cozy table for two or pulled up some spots at the long bar, you and your date will enjoy making the whole evening an experience to remember.
1005A 1 St SW,Calgary
Bonterra Trattoria brings traditional Italian cooking to the heart of the city. This award-winning restaurant is the favourite date night destination for many Calgarians. Chef Benjamin Mills puts a new twist on Italian dishes by bringing in local ingredients and keeping things simple. Each dish on the menu is tempting, from dinner to dessert, with a new special each night of the week. Book your reservation for Valentine’s Day early to make sure you get a table.
1016 8 Street SW,Calgary
Model Milk Model Milk is super trendy, with exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, and unique takes on classic ingredients. While many of their tables are large, the small ones near the side wall are perfect for an intimate dinner for couples looking for something new. The menu may not overwhelm you with choices, but that’s just because they focus on what they do best, making sure you and your date get a great meal every time.
308 17 Ave SW,Calgary
Bridgette Bar is not your usual bar. Chef-driven and named one of Open Table’s Top 100 Canadian Restaurants, it’s so much more than just a place to grab a beer – though, you can do that, too. Deep in the heart of Calgary’s design district, Bridgette’s dinner and late menu options are sure to please on any date night, especially when paired with a signature cocktail or locally-brewed ale. Kick things up by checking out the cellar menu: the reserve wine list.
739 10 Ave SW,Calgary
Ph: 403-700-0191 (text only)
Ten Foot Henry
Despite being named after a famed comic book character, the award-winning Ten Foot Henry offers a cozy space that feels fresh and new. Airy and open, this refreshing restaurant is perfect for a date night without breaking the bank. The menu features just as many veggies as meat, making it easy to eat healthy, but keeps things tasty with creative spins on traditional dishes. Don’t worry about missing out on a favourite meal – their menu holds onto those great options.
1209 1 St SW,Calgary
Located on Prince’s Island Park and across the Bow River, a stone’s throw from Calgary’s business Centre, River Café menu created by Chef Matthias Fong and his team serves an all-Canadian cuisine that boasts of a varied offerings from Giant Pacific octopus to Hog Wild Boar Loin accompanied by honeycrisp apple, braised cabbage, roasted beets.
River Cafe is closed for 2020 Valentine’s Day. Reopening April 2020.
25 Prince’s Island Park,Calgary
101 9th Ave. SW, Calgary
Ph: (403) 532-7966
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