Where are the Top Calgary Restaurants for a Formal Night Out?

Posted by Justin Havre on Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 10:25am.


Maybe date night is coming up and you’re trying to find a great place to take your sweetheart around Calgary. Maybe you’ve just got amazing news and need a place to celebrate the special occasion.

Perhaps you have a special occasion like a proposal, wedding rehearsal or baby shower and you need a formal place in Calgary to celebrate with loved ones. Here is a look at the places that are designed for your celebratory events that will offer a great atmosphere, delicious food and great service.

Blink – 111 8th Avenue SW

Blink is the perfect place for a formal night out. Just ask for a quiet corner and you can celebrate with loved ones in a romantic atmosphere. Owner Leslie Echino has made Blink a beautiful, formal and appetizing place to dine in for a special occasion. Try the prosciutto-wrapped rabbit with roasted beets and lentils or the Parmesan polenta with parsnip crumble. The Valrhona chocolate tart is great for dessert.

1888 Chophouse – Banff Springs Hotel – 405 Spray Avenue, Banff

If you’re looking for cozy and elegant, try the 1888 Chophouse in Banff. You may remember it as The Banffshire Club. You can order dishes like the duck confit in a tomato broth, the buttermilk whipped potatoes and the venison grilled over maple charcoal. The wines from the extensive cellar will wow you.

Eden – Rimrock Hotel – 300 Mountain Avenue, Banff

The Banff’s Rimrock Hotel has some of the best views sweeping across the valley form the Sulphur Mountain at Eden. Enjoy the views while you dine on two, three or four course meals.

Rush Ocean Prime – 207 9th Avenue SW

Lobster lovers will want to take your formal night out to Rush Ocean Prime. The lobster-and-truffle devilled eggs with lobster pot pie and bone marrow compound butter is the perfect meal to enjoy at Rush. The buttercake with crème Anglaise and fresh berries is the perfect dessert.

For your next formal night, you’ll have to try one of these top picks in Calgary.

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