I walked by it many times, but never realize it’s an actual restaurant. The style of the building blends in so well with the landscape of Central Memorial Park downtown Calgary, surrounded by water fountains and flower beds. Sitting at the patio and sipping my drink, it’s great entertainment to watch the slow exchange between sunlight and city lights.
Boxwood serves “local” “seasonal” and “sustainable” foods. Those three words scream fresh ingredients to me and got me all mouth watering. From the dishes ordered, I can see the intention of keeping the dish simple so the local seasonal ingredients shine with its natural rich and vibrant flavors. The portion size to some may be small. Yet, it was thoughtful as I intended to fully enjoy my dessert without feeling missing out on the appetizers and main course. The menus carries lots of South Beach friendly choices such as fresh backyard greens, quinoa, chickpeas, roasted chicken breasts, pan-seared trout, and more.
The restaurant has not only a beautiful patio, it also has indoor seating with cozy and romantic atmosphere. It’s still worth dropping in after a day of work for dinner during winter or on a raining day. If it’s on your way home, place your take out order before 11am by calling 403-265-4006 to get 10% off. What a great feature for us urban dwellers.
1. Delicious non-alcohol beverages: yes
2. Checks on the table: three times
3. The decibel point: 66 (at outdoor patio)
4. The price tag: $82.00