A southwestern and California cuisine restaurant may now be a cliché, but this place was one of the first and the food is consistently wonderful. The wine list is extensive, with more than 20 wines available by the glass. The decor manages to be both casual and elegant, and the secluded patio is one of Calgary's best. This is a perfect spot for a quiet dinner.

Location:  338 17 Avenue Southwest

Business hours:  Mo-We 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Th-Fr 11:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m., Sa 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., Su 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.