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Downtownfood - CLOSED

628 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G4, Canada
+1 587-353-3474
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good28%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
15 Sep 2015
“Incredible High End Dining”
7 Jul 2015
“Good quality food, somewhat limited”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, International, Fusion, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
628 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G4, Canada
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

For a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday Downtownfood is a real treat. I don't often like to relinquish control but a large group of us got the chef's choice, where you are completely surprised for every course of a wonderful meal. I...More

Thank LauraWine-o
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I have been here a couple times for lunch, and really enjoyed what I had. Although I found that I was only attracted to a couple things on the menu.

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Great service - by that I mean professional service. Amazing soups and fresh ingredients. Best food I have had in Calgary in over a decade!

Thank clclcl2015
Reviewed 21 March 2015

loved the food here. everything on the menu sounded awesome. I have the lobster and hubby had chicken. both were really good.

Thank Elly_Canada
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

Downtown Food is a bit out of the way in Calgary and from the outside looks more like a office than a restaurant. But inside awaits a real treat for foodies. If this place were in Europe I guarantee it would have at least one...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 19 March 2015

The food and service was good. Unlike most restaurants it was not overly noisy and you could hear everyone talk.

Thank rellum1
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We went on a Thrusday night and the place is pretty quite may be it is after New Year and X'mas. The service was excellent and attentive. We brought some wine and we requested the kitchen to create a cheese plate for us since it...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I've eaten here on several occasions and its been very good every time. Chef Darren has created some very interesting dishes that look and taste great. Other than that some of the portions could be a little bigger (for the price) this is a great...More

Thank Y3091BEandrews
Reviewed 17 March 2015

The decor is amazing. The attention to detail in the food is phenomenal. This place is not inexpensive... its just so darn worth every penny.

2  Thank ImHilarious
Reviewed 15 February 2015

yes, they do...they grow their own vegetables/herbs! roof top hives to boot. Chef Darren is colorful and entertaining if you get lucky enough, like we did, to get up close and personal. We had Roast Beet Tartare with Cumin crisps, Roasted Squash salad (Moroccan spiced...More

Thank marie s
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 628 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G4, Canada
    (5th st SW)
  • Public Transportation: We are located very close to the LRT line on 7th ave, with a station at 5th St. Several buses stop on 5th St and 8th, including the #3 bus, which runs frequently, and the 300 bus that runs from the airport.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 587-353-3474
  • E-mail
Located on Stephen Ave's west end theatre district, this modern bistro on 8th is the home to some of the most innovative cuisine in Calgary. A forward thinking restaurant with an eye on sustainability, dtf proudly plays host to our great city's first fully integrated rooftop ecosystem the urbanagproject from which the restaurant sources its honey and over 40 different types of vegetables, herbs and fruits. More here #growfooddowntown As seasonal restaurant, dtf's menus changes regularly in order to explore, serve and showcase ingredients at their best. downtownfood makes everything in house and lovingly supports local, organic and small producers. This philosophy culminates in our "true Canadian cuisine." By utilizing Canada's ethnic heritage, we can apply those flavours to Canadian sourced produce. In this way, downtownfood aims to achieve true innovation harmony and fusion in our cuisine
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