A family-run business about an hour south of Calgary in the heart of real ranch-country with real cattle-drives and real cowboys lies this little non-descript steakhouse. They are family-run with father and one son waiting tables and another son and daughter working in the kitchen. They serve every one of the 45 seats with far more precision and quality than similar-sized restaurants with bloated staffs. Service, REAL service, is the first thing you notice about the Longview Steakhouse.
The second thing you notice is the incredible precision of the execution of their menu. We started with Fresh Scallops in Sambuca Creme. Perfect. Then came the Spicy Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup. Perfect again. Left us wanting more. Then came the specialty of the house: 10 oz Rib Steak in Red Wine Jus with Steamed Shrimp in Hollandaise (served with roasted potatoes, parsnips, green beans and carrots). Perfectly seasoned. Perfectly rested. Perfect medium. For dessert, Bread Pudding in Caramel Sauce with Vanilla Ice Cream.
They are fast and efficient too. Our total meal took just under an hour and a half. Not once did a waiter walk by our table without checking to see if we needed anything. Service. Service. Service.
This place is full every night. You will need a reservation.
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