11 romantic Valentine's Day dining options in Calgary

Dec 19 2017, 11:00 am

If a romantic dinner is what you had in mind for celebrating Valentine’s Day, then check out this handy list of restaurants offering special menus on this global day of love.

Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, so be sure to call ahead of time for a reservation.


Alloy’s Chef Rogelio will create a specially crafted five-course Valentine’s Day menu in celebration of Cupid’s day, priced at $80 per person. Savour butter poached lobster, truffle and cauliflower risotto, sous vide bison striploin, and flourless dark chocolate cake, with nutella gelato and pistachio meringue.

Address: 220 42nd Avenue SE
Phone: 403-287-9255
Twitter: @AlloyRestaurant

The Lake House

Hugging the shores of picturesque Lake Bonavista in Calgary’s south east, The Lake House restaurant will offer a prix fixe four-course Valentine’s Day menu for $75, with the option of wine pairings for an additional $50.

Address: 747 Lake Bonavista Drive SE
Phone: 403-225-3939
Twitter: @thelakehouseyyc

River Café Restaurant

With rustic features and an open fire place, Calgary’s River Café Restaurant is the ideal location to snuggle up to your loved one on Valentine’s Day. In addition to its warm and welcoming ambience, the restaurant will be offering a chef’s tasting menu and wine pairings from the eatery’s award winning cellar.

Address: 25 Prince’s Island Park
Twitter: @RiverCafeYYC

Chef’s Table

This fine dining establishment, located within the Kensington River Inn, will be offering a five-course set menu February 12 through 14, for $95 per person.

Address: 1126 Memorial Drive NW
Phone: 403-228-4442
Twitter: @ChefsTableYYC


This rustic/chic parkside café, known for its carefully sourced farm-to-fork cuisine and craft cocktails, will be offering a special Valentine’s Day four-course chef’s tasting menu, priced at $49 per person ($75 with wine pairing). Boxwood will offer two seatings, an early bird seating at 6:30 p.m. followed by a later seating, at 8:30 p.m.

Address: 340 13th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-265-4006
Twitter: @BoxwoodCalgary

Yellow Door Bistro

Eat your heart out at Calgary’s Yellow Door Bistro. The 12th Avenue restaurant is offering a luxurious three-course dinner menu, priced at $60 per person. Optional wine pairing for an additional $20 per person. The set menu will be offered all weekend long (February 12 through 14). Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly upon arrival.

Address: 119 12th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-206-9585
Twitter: @YellowDoorYYC

Rouge Restaurant

Nestled on the banks of the Bow River this farm-to-fork-table restaurant, housed in a gorgeous red building, is offering a Valentine’s Day menu priced at $115 per person, with the option to add wine pairings for an extra $70. Usually closed on Sundays, Rouge Restaurant will be opening their doors exclusively for this annual love fest. With no set seating times guests are encouraged to call ahead to reserve a table.

Address: 1240 8th Avenue SE
Phone: 403-531-2767
Twitter: @RougeCal

Raw Bar

Exclusively served on February 14, Raw Bar will be offering a specially crafted Valentine’s Day set menu for $55 per person. Diners can expect to find contemporary Vietnamese dishes, like Ahi Tuna Tartare, with Asian pear, Vietnamese herbs, and crispy wontons, alongside innovate cocktail creations.

Address: 119 12th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-206-9565
Twitter: @RawBarYYC


This contemporary Italian-inspired eatery won’t be offering a special Valentine’s Day menu per se, but they will be offering additional menu items to mark the occasion. With a casual tone this restaurant is great for those looking for some low-key romance.

Address: 1012 17th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-984-4755
Twitter: @CiboCalgary

Parc Brasserie Calgary

Similar to Cibo, Parc Brasserie will not be offering a set Valentine’s Day menu, however they will be offering an à la carte menu with additional specials prepared especially for the evening. Chic in every sense of the word, Parc Brasserie invites guests to sip wine and savour a diverse range of European fare.

Address: 818 16th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-454-2700
Twitter: @ParcCalgary


This upscale-casual eatery will be offering a special four-course Valentine’s menu for $65 per person, featuring Cilantro’s signature Southwestern-Californian cuisine. All four courses will be available for individual ordering, along with the restaurant’s full à la carte menu. The menu will be available from February 12 to 14.

Address: 338 17th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-229-1177
Twitter: @Cilantro17thAve

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