As Valentine’s Day approaches, you know you want to take your sweetheart out for a special meal. Calgary has a wide range of romantic restaurants that your taste buds are sure to love. Here are a few of our best suggestions for a Valentine's Day dinner to remember.
Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is set in a house from the 1800's, remodelled into a restaurant. This gives it a unique ambience that makes it perfect for a romantic dinner. If you book early, you might even be able to get a table by the fireplace. The food is high-end, and they offer daily fish specials based on what’s been caught that day. Three of the menu items are part of Calgary’s Mealshare program - a cause that's sure to warm your heart as well as someone else's.
Yellow Door Bistro
The Yellow Door Bistro offers homey food with an upscale feel. You’ll enjoy the crisp, modern look of the place as well as the taste of the delicious items on the menu. The food is beautifully plated and offers a variety of unique cocktails. The Valentine’s Day menu is not out yet, but expect the restaurant to offer a prix fixe menu for those romantic dinners.
Santorini Greek Taverna
The owners of Santorini Green Taverna claim every day is a celebration, so you certainly have a good reason to make this your top choice for a Valentine’s Day meal. With a cozy atmosphere and flavourful, authentic Greek food, you’re definitely going to leave feeling happy. Just be sure to save some room for the restaurant’s melt-in-your-mouth baklava.
Located in the Kensington Riverside Inn, Oxbow is one of Calgary’s newest upscale restaurants, so if you haven’t been yet, you’ll want to give it some consideration. They pride themselves on developing imaginative takes on some of your favourite dishes - making it a good choice for those who like to stick to the basics while still trying something new. Those who have a room reservation can get a discount, so why not make it a really romantic night by booking a true getaway.
Q Haute Cuisine
If you want a restaurant that serves up dishes that look just as good as they taste, consider booking your night at Q Haute Cuisine. You’ll enjoy a four- or seven-course meal with the option to include wine pairing by a professional sommelier. This is a great location for a culinary experience and a special occasion.
If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, consider booking a table at Sho Sushi. The restaurant has a comfortable ambience that feels intimate. Sushi lovers appreciate the wide variety of options, but those who have never tried it can ask the helpful staff for some recommendations. All dishes are beautifully presented, just the way you’d expect in Japan.
Vin Room West
A wine lover's delight, Vin Room West prides itself on its flavourful array of tapas dishes and vast collection of over 100 wines. Here, you and your sweetheart can sip and sample all while having your wine paired perfectly with an amazing meal as recommended by the expert staff. Throughout Valentine's week, Vin Room has prepared exclusive menu options - some of which feature an appetizer, main course and dessert. No doubt, Vin Room will offer you and your Valentine a flavourful experience to remember.
La Brezza Ristorante
La Brezza Ristorante is a homey Italian restaurant serving up the classic recipes you love. The menu is varied, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Follow their recommendations for pairing wine with your dinner choice, and you’ll be happy with the results. At the end of the meal, enjoy a tasty dessert like crème brûlée or tiramisu.
Calgary has many fabulous restaurants you can choose from to enjoy a special night out with your Valentine. Keep in mind though, most popular restaurants book up early, so be sure to make your reservation soon!