Express Lunch Date

Things to do in Calgary: Express Lunch Date!

I recently went on this date with a long-time girlfriend to celebrate my birthday. If you only have a limited amount of time to spare, this date idea will leave you satisfied. Their changing menu means you can keep going back without falling into a rut. Not only does this restaurant have a wonderful ambience, but it's nestled right in the heart of the downtown core. Accessible by train and if you are driving, park along 10th avenue and Centre St. for $3/hour parking and a short walk. Best of all, the lunch arrives "all at once" and you'll be in and out within 45 minutes.

Cost: $16, $19, or $25 for a three-course menu

Start: Anytime between 11:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. at Charcut Roast House

You can easily make a reservation using OpenTable on the restaurant's website. When you are seated, the server will tell you their sandwich, soup, and pasta specials. You can choose between three meal options, but the main thing you have to decide between is the sandwich, the pasta, and the rotisserie. On our most recent trip there, the sandwich was a tender philly cheesesteak with caramelized onions and red peppers on focaccia bread. The soup was a rich jambalaya. Each meal comes with a soup or salad, parmesan fries, AND a bag of tender chocolate chip cookies to go.