Who doesn’t love a good celebration? You may not be Lil’ Wayne, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t get out there and pop some bottles. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, a new job, or a big promotion, life’s milestones deserve to be toasted to! Put on your best threads and celebrate in style at one of these locations in the city. All of these places offer great service, delicious food, and a fun atmosphere that’s perfect for relishing life’s happy moments!
The Banff Grizzly House
Does this celebration deserve a little out of town getaway? Jet west to Banff for the weekend and spend a night or two in Banff. Looking for a fun place to grab a bite in Banff? Head to the historic Grizzly House. This gem was previously a swingers bar, but now offers the best fondue in the west! Pack your stretchy pants and go all out with the complete fondue dinners for two. They have a variety of choices like beef, lobster, venison, buffalo, and even wild boar. Why not toast your celebration the cheesiest way possible!?
A little taste of Italy right here in Calgary! Their outdoor patio is a beautiful oasis that makes you feel like you’re entering a new land filled with fresh plants, and flowers galore. Start things off withArancini (crab cakes) or something more classic like bruschetta. The Gnocchi di Patate, and Pizza Margherita always leave me wanting more! And don’t forget the wine… Whether you’re a blanco or rosso fan kick back and enjoy a few glasses. They don’t call it a celebration for nothing!
The Living Room Restaurant
Located amongst the hustle and bustle of 17th avenue, The Living Room offers a cozy oasis and ambience much different than its neighbours. Order the oysters, fondue, or beef tartar and your taste buds will be on cloud nine. Enjoy their beautiful, secluded patio in the warmer months, or reserve their private dining area for a real party! The Living Room offers some of the best old school cocktails perfect to compliment your meal. Try the signature ‘Shaft’ complete with espresso, milk, and vodka on the rocks. Zing.
Gourmet comfort food with a twist! Make sure you get a reservation in advance because this place is hip and always bustling! Try the Sterling Silver Flatiron steak or mix it up with their monthly burger inspiration. Kick it old school with some classic cocktails. Men, try the Don Draper with wood ford reserve bourbon. Ladies, stay classy with the black walnut manhattan. Finish things off with the warm dark chocolate pudding with salted caramel ice cream for desert. But just a little warning ahead of time; do not share or one of you will be leaving grumpy. It’s just that good!
River Café and Restaurant
Located just off the Bow River in Eau Claire, the River Café is always a must when it comes to celebrations! They say you get what you pay for and that motto rings true here. Their menu changes slightly by season, but never disappoints. If you love fish try the Haida Gwaii Halibut served with mushroom muscles and lemon oil. Or their beef tenderloin with caramelized onion risotto. Whether you prefer their cozy and rustic interior, or their lush open aired patio, both offer the perfect atmosphere that will ensure a memorable night!
Rush describes itself as the “epitome of class and elegance with an approachable and welcoming spirit.” We’d have to agree. The modern, funky atmosphere at Rush is always enjoyable. Conveniently located right off the downtown core, it’s the perfect place to go for a night of celebration. Try their 55 day aged tenderloin served with truffle egg yolk ravioli. The Maple Ridge Duck with pear and vanilla has my mouth watering just thinking about it!
Vintage Chophouse and Tavern
A delicious steakhouse with an energetic vibe! Vintage offers some of the best steak in the city, but we also love their seafood. Our top menu picks? Canada Prime New York Strip with a classic side, Lobster Mac and Cheese and The Ahi Tuna. If you go on a Friday night expect live music and spontaneous dancing. Go ahead…let your hair down!