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Learn about new Downtown Calgary restaurants and about the Big Taste Dining festival that happens every March.

Dining Downtown

World-class restaurants, amazing pub-food, street-meat and more! A bite for every taste and budget.

See our restaurant directory, read about culinary happenings on our blog and see dining events on our calendar.

Whether you’re looking for that special anniversary restaurant or just a place to grab a bite with friends and coworkers after work, downtown Calgary has something for everyone.

New Restaurants and Pubs Downtown:

Paper St. - local street food from around the world brought to Calgary for a new concept in downtown dining.

Wise & Wright - Wise and Wright is a restaurant that brings health and flavour together in a delicious and nourishing way.

Pure Vietnamese Kitch & Bar - A modern twist on your traditional Vietnamese cuisine.

The Guild - The Guild exemplifies a new and exciting take on the finest traditions of butchery, cookery and bar-keeping.

Earls.67 - Earls.67 is everything you know and love about Earls, but nothing you will expect.

Backwards - Part restaurant, part nightclub, this spot has something for everyone including high-end cocktails, unique menu and more.

Klein / Harris - an independent restaurant concept, inspired from the diverse bounty that Canada has to offer.


The Big Taste

The Big Taste is March 3rd to 12th, 2017. Learn more on the Big Taste Website or sign-up for Big Taste dining email alerts.

Each year at the beginning of March, The Big Taste offers fixed price menus at more than 70 inner-city restaurants. Multi-course meals, culinary events and wine pairings are just some of the great reasons to enjoy The Big Taste in Downtown Calgary.

Mark your calendars: this year's event takes place March 3rd - 12th, 2017

Looking to whet your appetite? Watch this video from the Alberta Ate collaborative dinner held at SAIT Culinary Campus that happened as a part of the Big Taste 2014

Big Taste Ate Calgary 2014 from Two Words Productions on Vimeo.

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When spring is in the air, that means it's almost time for patio season. Many of your favourite restaurants on Stephen Avenue and beyond dust off their patio-furniture in preparation for the sunny days ahead. Book your Stampede party, impress a potential client, or just have an after work bite with some co-workers. Patios are normally installed mid-April on Stephen Avenue depending on weather.