Cross-posted from Calgary is Awesome.
The Fine Diner's small space is matched by a small menu, which means everything - from the pancakes to French toast to the eggs bennies - is done very well, locally sourced and is extra-decadent. I met Rob, one of the owners at the Rouge & White Party, who mentioned his latest project was to see if he could use duck fat in all his fryers!
I had heard good things about the Duck Benny ($14) so I decided to give that a try.
Tiffany went for the Stuffed French Toast ($12), which has a different filling every day! On that day it was stuffed with peanut butter, banana and bacon.
All in all, The Fine Diner certainly lives up to its name while the decor is refined and modern, the servers still call you "Dear" and the dishes are definitely refined, indulgent versions of their greasy spoon counterparts. If you're looking to try something new for brunch this long weekend, The Fine Diner is certainly worth the wait!
The Fine Diner
4 - 1420 9 Ave SE
Calgary AB T2G 0T5
Open 7 AM-3 PM daily.