Review: The Smith Restaurant &and Bar

My boyfriend and I recently visited The Smith Restaurant and Bar for their fish and chip  night and we were truly impressed by their large and very gluten-free menu. Their menu is quite different than most you will see, the menu has markers not to tell you what dish is gluten free or not – but in contrast markings to tell you the odd dish that contains gluten (there are only 2 -both are desserts but with all this delicious food, who has room for dessert anyways?). The atmosphere was cool and fun, and the staff was super friendly and took great care of us.


Most of our dishes will be available gluten-free and, in many cases, lactose and/or dairy free. At The Smith, we believe everyone is entitled to an incredible-tasting and wholesome food experience with no sacrifice to flavour or enjoyment.”

The claim made on the website of this upscale yet casual bar definitely delivers, and for someone who is celiac or plagued with a gluten intolerance it is visions such as this that truly pave the way for great dining options in our city. From day one of my blog I have always said that it is a right not a privilege to have access to good tasting food that will not harm their bodies and could not be more grateful for the smith for providing a safe dining haven for those of us here in Calgary who can’t eat it.

In conclusion the food was delicious, the fish was crisp and the batter was light and flavourful and came with shoe string fries, and coleslaw and on Tuesdays the 3 piece is only $16 dollars which for good quality and gluten free food, I believe this to be a steal. We cannot wait to go back to try some other missed favourites such as calamari.

Cheers to The Smith for giving the Calgary gluten-free community some options!

The Smith Restaurant and Bar
13200 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2J 7E5


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