New Year’s Eve dinners in Calgary

If you’re looking to end 2016 with a feast to remember, many of the city’s favourite restaurants host festive New Year’s Eve dinner parties. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious nine-course meal, a gourmet pub meal with craft beer pairings or an all-you-can-eat meat fest, here are the places to go to indulge in a delicious New Year’s Eve meal.

Danish Canadian Club

727 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3

Head over to the Danish Canadian Club’s Valhalla Hall to finish off your year with one of the most festive parties in the city, which begins at 6 pm with a complimentary aperitif. The dinner includes a variety of seafood and salad, slow-roasted “crackling” Danish pork loin, Montreal spice-rubbed rib eye and more. Dinner is followed by dancing and live music by Jana & Danny. Ring in 2017 with more food as a midnight buffet and champagne is served. Club members, $90; non-members, $95. Call for reservations.

National on 10th

341 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A5

This casual upscale craft beer market is set to host a three-course feast designed to fill you up prior to a night of dancing. The meal starts at 6 pm, with each course paired with beer selections from Parallel 49, along with choices from a champagne menu. Post-meal, enjoy the music of multiple DJs. Tickets are $50 and tickets sans dinner are $25.

Pampa Brazilian Steak House

521 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A8

If you’ve resolved to eat more meat in 2017, start with New Year’s Eve dinner at Pampa. This Brazilian rodizio restaurant serves an all-you-can-eat feast featuring grilled 12 cuts of charcoal-roasted meats including marinated prawns and beef ribs. Plus, guests can enjoy unlimited servings from the salad bar and a choice of plated dessert. Guests who stick it out until the clock strikes midnight will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine as well as party favours. Seatings from 4 to 10 pm cost $79 per guest.

Selkirk Grille

1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary, AB T2V 2X3

Located at Heritage Park, Selkirk Grill winds down 2016 with an extravagant six-course meal. For your main, choose between roasted AAA Alberta beef tenderloin or blackened ahi tuna. Accompanying dishes include lemongrass coconut soup, elderflower sorbet and air-dried bresaola over mache lettuce. The dinner costs $94 per person. Call to make a reservation.

Craft Beer Market

345 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A5

Craft Beer Market welcomes 2017 with a special brewmaster’s dinner and dance. Enjoy a four-course dinner with select beer pairings with three seating times available. Tickets start at $60 per person. Reservations are available at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm. Stick around after dinner for a year-end dance party, with tickets sans dinner priced at $20. Call to book your table.

Deane House

806 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S2

Since opening earlier this year, the historic Deane House – built in 1906 for Captain Richard Deane, then-superintendent of Fort Calgary – has impressed guests with its renovated restaurant and delicious food. This New Year's Eve, the uninitiated have a chance to check out chef Jamie Harling's multi-course tasting menu, utilizing locally-sourced choices from the restaurant's winter season. Reservations are available starting at 4:30 pm, with tickets priced at $100 per person with optional paired wine choices for $50.


220 42 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1Y4

A fine fusion eatery, Alloy rings in the New Year with a sumptuous nine-course dinner created by chef Rogelio Herrera. Featuring beef tartare, seared ahi tuna, rabbit agnolotti and more, this meal is all about gourmet variety. Dinner costs $100 per person, with seatings available at 5:30 and 9 pm. Call for reservations.

Austrian Canadian Society & Cultural Centre

200-3112 11 Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7J1

Featuring dinner and dancing, New Year’s Eve at the Austrian Canadian Society & Cultural Centre includes complimentary champagne at the door, followed by a sumptuous five-course meal. Goulash soup is served at midnight to ring in 2017, and the Premium Akkord band entertains all night long. Tickets are $93. Call to make a reservation.

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