Deane House

Deane House is River Cafe’s newest sister restaurant. We decided to come and try it for Big Taste after our first lunch at Q Haute Cuisine. Yes, two lunches. Winning.


Cute sign points you in the right direction. You’ll see it if you’re walking from the west side.


Fresh sourdough bread all lined up and ready to be eaten.


Cool pickled mason jars and condiments.


The bar area. Beautiful. You have to walk by it to get into the main seating area. The inside is absolutely stunning. The setup makes you feel like you’re eating outdoors (without being outdoors).


The regular lunch menu. Coffee glazed lamb ribs sounded unique.


The Big Taste menu. $15.00, what a steal.


Moroccan spiced red lentil soup
DSC00053Goat feta, herb pistou and shiso. We were worried that would be heavy but the soup was delightful. The slightest kick. Really refreshing and bright flavour.

7k Ranch longhorn burger
DSC00056Black garlic aioli, avonlea cheddar and salted red cabbage. The bun was perfect. The garlic aioli was tad too sweet and overpowering but the longhorn was meaty and tender.

Dent corn grits
DSC00054With roasted root vegetables, pumpkin seeds and harissa yogurt. Corn grits has a very unique texture. It was creamy and gritty (for better use of the word) but after a few bites, it starts to taste the same and feels like you’re eating mush. A whole plate was too much. Lucky, we shared. The pumpkin seeds and roasted vegetables gave a much needed contrast but couldn’t save this dish.

Lemon Saskatoon squares

This reminded me of the warm cookies to go that you get from Charcut. Then again, they do this at River Cafe so…


The lemon squares were a perfect two bite dessert. Light and citrusy.

Will have to come back to Deane House again for the full experience. Solid first visit.

Deane House
806 – 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
(403) 264-0595

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