Savor Exquisite Local Fare
Balo Vietnamese Restaurant
Address: 1238 8 St SW
A contemporary Asian-fusion eatery in the Beltline featuring traditional Vietnamese, Thai, Korean barbecue, Japanese and Western Chinese fare. While the restaurant’s menu is varied, its specialty is traditional Vietnamese Pho noodle soup.
The King and I- Thai Restaurant
Address: 822 11th Ave SW
Phone: (403) 264-7241
The King & I was the first restaurant to introduce Thai food to Calgary. Since 1988 this upscale Thai dining room has been serving signature dishes including satays, curries and an ever-changing series of special dishes designed to tempt you. And "designed" is the operative word at The King & I.
Brewsters 11th Ave- Pub
Address: 834 11th Ave SW
Phone: (403) 265-2739
This small-scale prairie brewery serves high quality handcrafted ales, lagers and seasonal brews within their trendy pub and restaurant. The menu is well-rounded with fairly priced selections that are a cut above the average pub fare. Alberta flavours are close at hand with the Hammerhead Bison Burger made unique with Hammerhead red ale mustard, Swiss cheese and banana peppers. Vegetarian options as well as Asian, Cajun, seafood and mouth-watering desserts round out the choices here. Complete your visit to Brewster's with one of their beers made in small batches with Alberta barley and imported specialty grains from Great Britain.
Laurier Lounge- French
Address: 1111 7th St SW
Phone: (403) 228-3771
This is the premier fondue restaurant in Calgary where guests can enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads and indulgent desserts. Tailor your visit with a four-course dining experience or come by for fondue cheese paired with that perfect glass of wine from their extensive selection.
Bonterra Trattoria- Italian
Address: 1016 8 Street SW
Phone: (403) 262-8480
Bonterra Trattoria is home to the old world charm of Italy in the heart of Calgary. The patio is one of the city's best with wrought iron furniture, fireplaces and beautiful landscaping. Inside Bonterra, it is equally as comfortable with an open kitchen and a relaxed, rustic feel. The menu is contemporary Italian using handpicked, traditional ingredients including plenty of olives, cheese and pasta of every flavour. The cocktail and wine list is just as extensive with wines from every region of Italy.
The Coup + Meet - Vegetarian and Locally Sourced
Address: 924 17th Ave SW
Phone: (403) 541-1041
A 10 minute walk from the hotel, Calgary's best vegetarian food comes with a healthy, fresh, and creative fusion vibe at this hip spot on 17th Avenue. Most ingredients are organic and local. There are jam-packed salads, falafel quesadillas, and a dragon bowl that has steamed veggies, tofu, and brown rice. Flavors stem from all over the map, Latin to Asian. There's also a fun cocktail list. This place is always busy, and no reservations are accepted, but you can have a drink (or two) at the sister lounge next door called Meet while you wait.
Bumpy's Café - Breakfast
Address: 1040 8th Street SW
Phone: (403) 265-0244
Bumpy's is a small, busy cafe just 2 blocks from the hotel. They serve fantastic made-from-scratch baked goods, simple breakfasts, and some of the best espresso in the city.
Winner of the Krups Kup of Excellence in Calgary 2 years running!