Restaurants

Top Choice Bakery in Edmonton

Duchess Bake Shop

Duchess is a destination. You'd cross town to eat here – barefoot in snow if necessary. Feeling like it dropped straight from France, complete with Louis XV–style chairs, the Duchess' French-press coffee and huge ar…
Top Choice Cafe in Calgary

Al Forno Cafe & Bakery

This ultra-modern, super-comfortable cafe is the kind of place you'll want to hang out all day. Beer on tap, carafes of wine and excellent coffee won't discourage you from lingering, nor will magazines, comfy sofas …
Top Choice Steak in Banff Town

Saltlik

With rib eye in citrus-rosemary butter and peppercorn New York strip loin on the menu, Saltlik is clearly no plain-Jane steakhouse knocking out flavorless T-bones. No, this polished dining room abounds with rustic e…
Top Choice Canadian in Calgary

Market

With an earthy yet futuristic feel, award-winning Market has gone a step further in the fresh-local trend. Not only does it bake its own bread, it butchers and cures meat, makes cheese and grows 16 varieties of heir…
Top Choice Canadian in Canmore

Trough

Canmore’s slinkiest bistro is a bit tucked away on 9th St, but it’s absolutely worth the effort to find. It regularly features in the Rockies’ top restaurant lists, and with good reason. The mother-son team here cre…
Top Choice Canadian in Lake Louise

Lake Louise Station Restaurant

Dine in the station's great hall or one of the dining cars, which are nothing short of elegant. Details like stacks of turn-of-the-century luggage and the stationmaster's desk take you back to 1910, when the station…
Top Choice Cafe in Edmonton

Block 1912

A regal attempt at a genuine Torinese coffee bar, this inviting place allows you to recline on European-style sofas and armchairs and enjoy your coffee, beer or wine beneath twinkly lights. Grab a snack or something…
Top Choice Canadian in Edmonton

Packrat Louie Kitchen & Bar

Tucked off Whyte Ave in a converted brick building, Louie's is truly gourmet. Mains like black-olive-crusted cod, housemade chorizo fritters, or pork tenderloin with spätzle and wild mushroom wine sauce have graced …
Top Choice Breakfast in Calgary

1886 Buffalo Cafe

This is a true salt-of-the-earth diner in the high-rise-dominated city center. Built in 1911 and the only surviving building from the lumber yard once here, the interior feels fairly authentic with family photos and…
Top Choice British in Kananaskis Country

Mt Engadine

The lodge's five-star chef serves up freshly baked goods, platters of fancy cheese and local meat and fresh fruit for their afternoon tea; on Sundays they offer strudel and hot-buttered rum. As you contemplate the s…