Calgary’s culinary community is really showing us the love this Valentine’s Day with no shortage of restaurants offering great menus and deals on February 14th to suit every budget. Whether you’re in the mood for a five-star dinner, dinner from a box, simple comfort food, an evening of laughs, or a fabulous dessert, these restaurants have got you covered.
OMO is the place to go if you are looking for the most exclusive steaks in Calgary. Serving both authentic Japanese Miyazaki A5 Wagyu and Brant Lake Wagyu from Alberta, you are bound to find something that will fit your pallet. For Valentines day, OMO has 2 set dinners for guests to experience both of these amazing steaks at the same time. Choose from the Wagyu Valentine Meal for two or Ultimate Valentine Meal for two. 5222 Macleod Trail South | $178 and $248
Enjoy a relaxing evening of soft jazz/blues and a romantic six-course sharing dinner featuring wines from the Dal Cero Family of Italy at Queens Breakfast Cocktails on Valentine’s Day. Using quality surf and turf ingredients, this menu includes grilled spiny lobster, steak and frites. 3927 Edmonton Trail North. | $85
A vibrant and playful restaurant and bar located on the red mile, Royale serves up eclectic cuisine with a large selection of rosé. Executive chef Matthew Batey of Teatro Restaurant has created a special three-course drool-worthy Valentine’s Day menu with mains that include a choice of crispy chickpea panisse, grilled steelhead or AAA beef flat iron. Reserve your table in advance. 730 17 Ave SW | $55
Taiko Canteen is a 3,00- square-foot food market and music hall with rotating brewery taps, and nine holes of Lucky Putt. Their Valentine’s Day special includes dinner for two and one round of golf. Reservations are recommended. 3851 Manchester Rd SE #107 | $55
Celebrate Valentine’s Day early at the Tea House Comedy Show and Fundraiser. This Galentine’s Day event showcases local women comedians with all proceeds going to the Women’s Emergency Shelter. Comedians involved in the evenings show include Victoria Banner, Alaura Bibby, Tarah Buchanan, Brittany Lyseng, Mollie Risa, Leah Scheitel and Erin Wood. The Tea House is located downstairs from Two Penny. 1213 1 St SW | $11
Cozy up at Teatro Restaurant this Valentine’s Day for an a la carte menu created by executive chef Matthew Batey. This downtown destination features a five-course menu with truffle agnolotti, butter-poached crab, and strawberry shortcake. Ingredients are sourced locally and feature organic producers when possible. Make your reservations in advance. 200 8 Ave SE | $85
A special five-course Valentine’s Day menu will be available from February 13 – 15 at Yellow Door Bistro in Hotel Arts. Chef de cuisine Scott Redekopp has created a menu to remember with optional wine pairings. Expect whimsical dishes that bring together fresh ingredients with classic techniques for the perfect match like smoked salmon potato croquette, lobster bouillabaisse and a strawberry and white chocolate champagne cake. 119 12 Ave. SW | $75