338 - 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Cilantro’s easy casual elegance, unconventional fare and extensive wine list have contributed to the success of this restaurant since the 1980s.
|Cuisine Type |||Californian, Eclectic, Fusion, Tapas|
|Ambiance |||Meet For Drink, Patio Dining, Quiet Conversation|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Great Wine List, Local Favorites, Must Reserve, Parking, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Mon-Wed: 11AM-10PM Thurs-Fri: 11AM-11PM Sat: 5PM-11PM Sun: 5PM-10PM|
Profile Last Updated: March 10, 2008
In 1988, Cilantro was one of the first places in town you could get California fusion cuisine and wood-fired pizzas. Most of us have become used to the ethnic blending in cuisines like the simultaneous use of guacamole and pesto. Although the practice is now commonplace, the result it is anything but ordinary. Cilantro’s current menu includes appetizers, salads, pizzas, homemade pastas and a variety of entrées. You should be aware that if you are a picky eater, you can adjust any menu item for an additional cost.
Cilantro’s outstanding wine program features a list of over 250 wines by the bottle and 25 by the glass. This list is constantly being reviewed and revised. The incredible selection hasn’t just been noticed by patrons alone. Their wine list earned the restaurant The Wine Spectators "Award of Excellence" each year from 1996 through 2005.
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In addition to the food and wines, which, are top-notch, there are the interesting physical characteristics of the place. The restaurateurs retained much of the original woodwork and brickwork from this old tailor's shop. The rich wood combined with the wrought iron creates a certain upscale rustic elegance. Their concealed outdoor hideaway also ranks high on charm. In fact it has garnered them the distinction of having one of the city’s perfect patios. Book a private function here and share all of this restaurant’s best attributes with all of your guests. There is something here to suit everyone’s tastes.
Note: Open Monday to Friday for lunch & dinner; weekends dinner only.