Valentine’s Day is nearly here, but where will you take your special someone? Whether it be your palentine or long-term lover, nothing tops a good meal with great company on February 14th.

For this reason, we asked our Instagram followers to share their favourite spots for an ambient bite and here’s what they had to say!

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These are some of the most romantic restaurants in Calgary according to you:

Orchard

Featuring Asian-Mediterranean cuisine, Orchard is an elegant restaurant with incredible food, original cocktails and stunning decor. Not only has this spot been recognized as one of Canada’s best restaurants twice, but it’s also won your hearts. Check it out this Valentine’s Day, on a weekend, or after a long day of work, you won’t be disappointed.

Where: 134, 610 – 10th Avenue SW, Calgary
Instagram: @Orchard.YYC

Alloy

Located in Calgary’s Southeast, Alloy is revered for its customer service, stunning decor, and creative menu. With an extensive wine menu and an “atmosphere that represents a harmonious culinary adventure,” Alloy is another great choice for Valentine’s Day this year…  if you can get a reservation! 

Where: 220 42 Ave SE, Calgary
Instagram: @alloydining

Cassis Bistro

Serving French food and ambiance, Cassis Bistro is a warm restaurant with a comforting menu perfect for date night. From charcuterie and tartare to Ceviche and Plat Du Jour, customers are in for a delightful meal and a romantic evening.

Where: 2505 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Instagram: 

River Cafe

Enjoy incredible cuisine, fantastic service, and a beautiful view from Calgary’s River Café – one of the most romantic restaurants in the entire city. In fact, it’s so good that not only did you name it among your favourites, but it made La Liste’s ‘World’s Best Restaurants of 2024’ list, as well as one of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants in 2023 and was ranked one of the best places to eat in Canada last year. Check it out!

Where: 25 Prince’s Island, Calgary
Instagram: @TheRiverCafeYYC

Lake House

Located on Lake Bonavista in Calgary, this stunning restaurant is a popular wedding and events venue. With beautiful views of the water and trees, this spot is romantic, cozy and – it also has great food, which obviously a bonus.

Where: 747 Lake Bonavista Dr. SE, Calgary
Instagram: @thelakehouseyyc

Teatro

A Calgary staple, Teatro has a reputation for being the perfect spot for a classy night out, no matter the occasion. If you know, you know, if you don’t, there’s no better time than Valentine’s Day to find out.

Where: 200 – 8th Avenue SE
Instagram: @teatrorestaurant

There you have it, friends. Just some of your favourite romantic restaurants in Calgary. Unfortunately, we couldn’t include all suggestions, but if you’d like to see what else the public named among the best, you can head over to our Instagram here. Heck, comment with your pick!

There’s certainly no wrong answer!