OUR HOME IS YOUR HOME
LOCALLY SOURCED X CRAFTED WITH LOVE
LOCALLY SOURCED X CRAFTED WITH LOVE
At The Fine Diner Bistro we challenge tradition. With our menu, our team, and our initiatives, we do things differently! Can't wait for you to join us!
Our Philosophy on Gratuities is more the merrier!!! Not because we are greedy but because we want to be able to give back to our community.
When you give a gratuity to our team, 30% is donated to our Not-For-Profit Partners, 50% stays with your outstanding server and 20% is shared to the Creative Culinary Team. Together, we have an opportunity to make an impact in our community, one dish at a time. To see all of the not-for-profits we support, click here.
We operate on a nearly waste free system. From our thorough recycling program, biofuel conversion, compost collection and perishable redistribution partnership with LeftOvers Calgary, we are very proud of how little waste we generate!
All of our suppliers are carefully selected to ensure a high-quality, community-sourced products. We support ethically sourced products as much as possible for guaranteed freshness and taste!
Our menu is inspired with in-house creations; our creative dressings, creamy roasted garlic hollandaise, famous Candied Bacon and everything in between!
Our dedication to community suppliers and sustainable business practice has paved the way for us to be recognized as both a community-focused and community-sourced restaurant. We are dedicated to serving the business, leisure and lifestyle needs of Calgary.
Chef Szostak is a recognized restaurateur with more than 20 years of chef, management and hospitality industry experience. His passion revolves around supporting a movement focused on building sustainable businesses, committed to showcasing both new and traditional culinary techniques that uses community sourced and ethically raised products. As a proud man of faith, and recognized ambassador for community service, Chef Szostak is most comfortable surrounded by those who share his love for food and people.
Growing up in the restaurant industry Kosta Galanos has had over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the industry, as a natural leader in the kitchen he believes in challenging himself and others to be the best that they can be. He started as a dishwasher in his parents restaurant and received his first set of stitches at the age of 10, moving forward he was running the kitchen by the age of 16 and running the restaurant by the age of 20. Then after meeting the love of his life he got married and had four amazing children all the while attaining his red seal from SAIT, after which he worked in several different kitchens before purchasing a restaurant of his own. Kosta also struggle with drug addiction which also lead to shutting down the restaurant but with the help of great friends and family and a focus on his goals he came through and is striving for a restaurant of his own again. He has mentored many other cooks and naturally leads by example, it wouldn’t be out of the ordinary to see him mopping or doing dishes or even pulling out equipment to clean the walls behind. “I don’t expect anyone to do anything that I wouldn’t do myself” he says “I wouldn’t give up the loud, fast pace, stress and camaraderie of the kitchen for anything, this is all I’ve ever wanted to do in my life and I love it!”
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Do you need a private room to host your next business meeting, brainstorm session or special occasion? The Fine Diner Bistro offers a secluded, fully equipped, centrally located space for your next business gathering. Get the benefit of amazing hospitality, without the interruptions, high prices or uninspired atmosphere offered by some of the more traditional venues.
Looking to host an event of your own? The Fine Diner Bistro provides high-quality food and service for all catered events. Whether in-restaurant or off-site, we have flexible catering packages to meet all of your needs.
Good News! You can now check live wait times and add yourself to our waitlist, all through Yelp. That means you can wake up, check the wait, add yourself to the waitlist, and bike over when it's almost your turn! It's that simple!
Location: 1420 9th Avenue SE, Calgary Alberta, T2G 0T4
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8am – 2pm | Friday - Saturday + Holidays: 8am - 9pm | Sunday: 8am - 8pm