Are you looking for the perfect dinner and a view combination to spend your Friday evening? The good news is, you live in Calgary, a.k.a. our city is packed full of gorgeous views - like this one - and delectable food to match, each with their own unique vibes.
Ranging from $ to $$$$, we've uncovered the 7 best restaurants with a view in the city. You can totally impress your date by bringing them to one of these places, and fall in love over glasses of chardonnay with the backdrop of the city skyline or Bow River. All you have to do is pick a view that suits your fancy:
1. Sky 360 Restaurant
Where: 101 9 Ave SW
This rotating restaurant serves up views of the entire city and beyond. You can have fun trying to pinpoint your house, the Saddledome, and even the Rockies in the distance. The service is excellent, and although this is definitely a pricey indulgence, the food and views are sooooo worth it.
Where: Simmons Building, 618 Confluence Way SE
This more casual restaurant directly overlooks the Bow River, while also providing beautiful views of the Calgary cityscape. The building itself is also gorgeous, so much so that lot's of people even opt to host their weddings here.
3. River Café Restaurant
Where: 25 Prince's Island
This restaurant will give you a whole new perspective of the city. Nestled in the luscious Prince's Island Park, you will enjoy views of the river with a downtown background. Plus after dinner you can go for a walk around the park and take in the rest of the views that it has to offer!
4. The Canadian Brewhouse
Where: 9650 Harvest Hills Blvd N
If you're more beer-lover than bougie, then this is the restaurant with a view for you. With their gorgeous patio you can catch some summer sun while also taking in the views of the sprawling city.
5. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Where: 294, 115 - 9th Avenue SE 2nd Floor of Calgary Tower
This spot, while expensive, serves up the best steak you will ever eat. Located in the heart of downtown in the Calgary Tower, you will have the best views of the downtown streets. Plus during Stampede, it's the perfect place to watch the parade!
6. Q Haute Cuisine
Where: 100 La Caille Pl SW
This place is so entirely elegant that you will feel like you are dining amongst royalty. They also are known to host weddings, and when you taste their food you'll see why. With views of the river and the surrounding city, you will feel immediately relaxed when you sit down at your table.
7. Julio's Barrio Kensington
Where: 1110 Memorial Dr NW
If you haven't already been here for their signature "Bulldog" drink, you need to check it out - and not only for their awesome drinks and tasty Mexican food, but for the rooftop patio that provides stunning views of Calgary's towering downtown.