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8 Best Restaurants in Calgary for Canadian Cuisine

Best Restaurants in Calgary for Canadian Cuisine

Best Restaurants in Calgary for Canadian Cuisine: #4 is the lovely Rouge (Photo: berzowska)

Using locally sourced ingredients and drawing inspiration from Canada’s diverse regional cuisine, these eight restaurants offer the freshest takes on home-style and high-end fare. They are not just the best restaurants in Calgary for Canadian cuisine—they are some of the best restaurants in Calgary period.

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#8 BEST RESTAURANT IN CALGARY FOR CANADIAN CUISINE
Home Tasting Room

A recent addition to Calgary’s dining scene, Home Tasting Room is located in a historic sandstone building on Stephen Avenue. The concept here is small plates: order a bunch, and share them with the whole table. Larger portions include the locally sourced Okotoks chicken and Noble Farms duck breast. As the name would suggest, this is a home-style menu served in a casual setting, great for couples or foodie families.
Home Tasting Room, 110 8 Ave. SW, 403-262-8100, hometastingroom.ca
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#7 BEST RESTAURANT IN CALGARY FOR CANADIAN CUISINE
Catch Restaurant & The Oyster Bar
The city’s top seafood venue sources sustainably harvested fish and shellfish from both coasts. Its elegantly appointed Stephen Avenue digs feature an upper level dining room for a sophisticated dinner experience, as well as a more informal main floor oyster bar.
• Catch Restaurant & The Oyster Bar, 100 8 Ave. SW, 403-206-0000 x 1, website
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Best Restaurants in Calgary for Canadian Cuisine

Best Restaurants in Calgary for Canadian Cuisine: #7 Catch & The Oyster Bar (Photo: Endlisnis)

#6 BEST RESTAURANT IN CALGARY FOR CANADIAN CUISINE
Selkirk Grill
Befitting its historic setting outside the main Heritage Park gate, Selkirk’s menu emphasizes updated Canadian classic dishes made with regional ingredients such as Alberta beef, Yukon Arctic char, Driview Farms lamb and Valbella bacon. We recommend the Sunday prime rib dinner—a sumptuous, family-friendly affair at a great price.
• Selkirk Grill, 1900 Heritage Park Dr. SW, 403-268-8500, website
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#5 BEST RESTAURANT IN CALGARY FOR CANADIAN CUISINE
Blink Restaurant
Stylish yet laid back, this Stephen Avenue spot serves exacting contemporary Canadian cuisine. The menu is delectably heavy on West Coast seafood and Alberta meats such as Noble Farms duck, Lethbridge rabbit and Angus reserve beef. Great wine list.
• Blink Restaurant, 111 8 Ave. SW, 403-263-5330, blink-calgary.com
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#4 BEST RESTAURANT IN CALGARY FOR CANADIAN CUISINE
Rouge
This award-winning fine dining establishment is frequently listed as one of the best restaurants in Calgary. It’s located in an adorable bright red home in Inglewood. The menu changes seasonally and highlights local producers and regional fare. Bison, elk and duck are regular fixtures. The location, in a historic Calgary neighbourhood, makes for a uniquely Calgarian experience.
• Rouge, 1240 8 Ave. SW, 403-531-2767, rougecalgary.com
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#3 BEST RESTAURANT IN CALGARY FOR CANADIAN CUISINE
Farm Restaurant
Farm draws inspiration from the prairie homesteads of the past, both in its interior design and by celebrating local producers’ seasonal offerings. This southwest Calgary restaurant is best for cheese and charcuterie boards, supplied by its neighbouring sister business Janice Beaton Fine Cheese. The weekend brunch is a definite must.
• Farm Restaurant, 1006 17 Ave. SW, 403-245-2276, farm-restaurant.com
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Best Restaurants in Calgary for Canadian Cuisine

Best Restaurants in Calgary for Canadian Cuisine: #2. the River Café (Photo: )

#2 BEST RESTAURANT IN CALGARY FOR CANADIAN CUISINE
River Café
Perennially listed as one of the best restaurants in Calgary, River Café’s Prince’s Island Park setting and its fishing lodge atmosphere make it a rustic downtown getaway. Its menu emphasizes both regional game meats and sustainable farm produce.
• River Café, 25 Prince’s Island Park, 403-261-7670, river-cafe.com
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#1 BEST RESTAURANT IN CALGARY FOR CANADIAN CUISINE
Boxwood Café

The River Café’s laid-back sister business is located in a cozy wooden building on the edge of the picturesque Memorial Park in the Beltline district. The menu focuses on local and seasonal suppliers, and includes mouth-watering rotisserie chicken and porchetta sandwiches and mains.
• Boxwood Café, 340 13 Ave. SW, 403-265-4006, boxwoodcafe.ca
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