Magnificent! This is the only word I can use to describe this place. As soon as you walk in, you are whisked away to what is like an enchanted garden that is hidden in the lively streets of downtown.
A beautiful gate leads you to a corridor of bright greens and fairy-lights. Then you enter and see plants of all kinds surrounding you. They are in the air at various heights and on the ground in seemingly random spots. Crystal chandeliers of all sizes are gleaming like stars and giving off rainbows. So you see, it is like being somewhere magical.
The people were great! Our server was absolutely lovely. She was kind, gracious, and had great knowledge of the menu. We had questions and she had all the best answers. She checked in on us and was sincere in making sure that all of us were enjoying ourselves. You don't get a better server than this. Give her a raise!
Lastly, the food is absolutely wonderful. Flavorful, unique, and like nothing I have ever tasted before. I had the eggplant and it had wonderfully balanced flavors. A good mixture of fresh tasting leafy greens, creamy aioli, crunchy onions, and warm mushrooms. It's like getting a piece of your heart back. Recommend this to all kinds of broken hearts out there in dire need of cheering up.
All in all this was a fabulous experience. It is easy to find something whether you are a vegetarian or not, whatever budget you have, or even dietary restrictions holding you back. Everyone here has choices. I will certainly be back to try more of these wonderful creations.
Here's where to find it:
The Orchard: 620 10 Ave SW #134, Calgary, AB T2R 1C3, https://orchardyyc.com/