Where are the Top Calgary Restaurants for Game Meat?

Posted by Justin Havre on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 8:37am.

Game MeatCalgary’s many restaurants are great for offering excellent game meat. You’ll find flavour, great taste, and lean cuts like elk and rabbit. If you’re looking for the top places in Calgary to enjoy game meat, here are the best choices.

The Belvedere - 107 8 Avenue S.W.

For great duck, bison, or venison, try The Belvedere on 8th Avenue. They offer an excellent trio of tartare starter that features beef, venison with egg confit, and bison. Enjoy your meal with huge selection of scotches and martinis.

The Lake House - 747 Lake Bonavista Drive S.E.

If you like slow roasted wild board shoulder, bison cross ribs, seared northern caribou, and crispy duck confit, try The Lake House on Bonavista Drive. It is a popular choice for game-lovers.

River Café - 25 Prince’s Island Park

People go to River Café for the tasty hog tenderloin, bison, and fish. It’s located at beautiful Prince’s Island Park. The natural setting makes you feel that they probably caught the hog tenderloin nearby before serving it for dinner. People love the varieties of fish and the game board appetizer.

Open Range - 1114 Edmonton Tr. N.E.

The Open Range is the perfect place to get apricot glazed wild boar, grilled bison burger, and local elk with organic cream. Their menu offers plenty of game for entrees and appetizers.

Bonterra Trattoria - 1016 8th Street S.W.

If you aren’t familiar with game meat, try Bonterra Trattoria. It’s an Italian restaurant on 8th Street that allows you to try game meat mixed in to pasta dishes. For example, they offer their linguini with wild boar bacon.  They also have a breaded rabbit dish with polenta bread pudding.

Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue - 100 5920 Macleod Trail S.W.

The Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue offers grilled game like quail, elk, and bison on Tuesday and Wednesday nights of October.

When you’re looking to try game meat, head over to one of these great options in Calgary. They will all gladly allow you to experience something new and exciting.

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