Surrounded by white lights above in the trees and our luscious Virginia Creepers, Cilantro remains the casual, cozy and quaint atmosphere that we have been known for, for over twenty years. Cilantro is a seventy seat upscale casual style restaurant, with an additional fifty seat enclosed patio and veranda.
Immersed in the evolving cocktail culture in Calgary, Cilantro’s cocktail list, created by Dominik Aschauer, is highly sought after. Read More
Chef Ken Canavan
is the creator behind our menu, which has an unconventional Californian-Southwestern flare. In addition we offer daily and nightly features with our specialties being flat bread style pizzas, homemade pastas, along with many different appetizers, salads, and entrees – truly something to suit everyone’s tastes.
Cilantro offers an ever-changing extensive wine list of 250 wines by the bottle and features up to 25 different wines by the glass. We are also proud to be a recipient of The Wine Spectators “Award of Excellence” for our wine list from 1996 through to 2010.
* Tony Migliarese, Restaurant Manager, won 2nd place at the Luxardo Cocktail Competition in November 2014.
* Dominik Aschauer, lead bartender at Cilantro, won the Alberta Cocktail Challenge in May 2014.
* Cilantro was awarded the platinum award at the Vancouver International Wine Festival in 2013.
* Cilantro was also awarded the prestigious ‘Gold Glass Award’ at The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival in 2012.
“For the past 22 years, Cilantro has remained an indelible Calgary culinary institution, serving heartwarming Californian and Southwestern dishes designed by chef Ken Canavan.”
- Avenue Magazine, March 2011
The perfect sipping solution: Cilantro offers a delectable cocktail menu, featuring unique cocktails created by the restaurant’s talented bartenders. Each cocktail highlights fresh local ingredients, such as house made apple syrup. This season the cocktails are focused around harvest fruits.
Cilantro now offers our full menu until midnight Fridays and Saturdays.
Recent Press Mentions:
The Art of Mixology – A Luxe “Choose Your Own Adventure Story”
Cilantro’s summer sips give a shout-out to local bartenders (with recipes)
Patio Hot Spot
Cilantro’s Confit Duck Legs
Avenue Blog ~ Grey Goose Personalizes Cocktails
Interested in booking an event at Cilantro? Check out our 2014 Event Package.