Best French Restaurant: La Chaumiere
La Chaumiere has been a fixture in Calgary’s restaurant and dining scene since 1978, serving old world French cuisine unlike any other establishment. Combining French with Canadian influences, led by Chef Bob Matthews alongside a team of experienced culinary experts, you can expect nothing short of an authentic French meal each and every time you visit. Pair your meal with something unique from the wine cellar, home to over 800 vintages from around the globe.
Like every restaurant, La Chaumiere has a variety of dishes adored by the public, including: hors d’oeuvres like pate maison with rosehip sauce, carpaccio de boeuf and tuna tartare with avocado, seasonal soups, fresh salads, main dishes like sautéed salmon with prawns in pistachio herb butter or Chilean sea bass with sun dried tomato butter, and delectable desserts including fine cheeses, homemade ice cream, white chocolate soup with a raspberry bombe and fresh fruit marinated in Grand Marnier. As demonstrated, it’s needless to say why La Chaumiere is consistently voted one of the top French restaurants in Calgary. The food is always superb and the wine list is uniquely robust, varying notes challenging even the most experienced wine lovers. View their lunch, dinner, banquet and wine menus online here.
FIRST RUNNER UP: CASSIS BISTRO
SECOND RUNNER UP: SUZETTE BISTRO