Intimate seating? Soft music? Dim lights? What’s the first criteria to be considered one of OpenTable’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in Canada? It’s actually that the restaurant be part of the OpenTable network of reservations, so that narrows the field a bit.
“The list of honourees is based on an analysis of 480,000+ reviews of more than 1,900 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified OpenTable diners,” explains OpenTable.
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And what do OpenTable diners like when they want to set the mood at mealtime? In Calgary, it’s these nine places:
- Anew Table
- Blink Restaurant
- Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
- La Chaumiere
- The Lake House
- Q Haute Cuisine
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- Villa Firenze
There are, to be fair, some top-notch choices on here. Rouge, Blink, and the Lake House indeed come to mind right away when you think romantic dining.
So take this ranking with a grain of salt if you’re going to book something for February 14 for you and your sweetie. It’s more like a starting point.
Instead, consider holding hands across the table at the River Cafe, or taking in the spectacular views at Sky 360. Maybe now’s the time to cozy up at Charbar or Piegeonhole or Whitehall. You’ll just have to make your reservations directly with the restaurants.