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Laurier Lounge
Laurier Lounge

Laurier Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://laurierlounge.com
  • Phone: (403) 228-3771
  • Hours of Operation: Closed Mondays

    Open 8 am to 10 pm Tue, Wed
    Open 8 am to 10:30pm Thu
    Open 8 am to 11 pm Fri
    Open 9 am to 11 pm Sat
    Open 9 am to 10 pm Sun
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Fondue
  • Executive Chef: Martin Maheux
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: a number of rooms available of varying sizes,please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Luc Renaudet (403) 608-3196
  • Entertainment: Free WIFI Internet
    Sundays Wine Enthusiast nights - All Reserve wine list at 50% off
  • Special Events & Promotions: Start thinking to reserve your place for your christmas partys!!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th and 12th avenues
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking available as well as 6 stalls in adjacent parking lot.
A word from Laurier Lounge
This 100 year old heritage building was the boyhood home of George F.G. Stanley, designer of our Canadian flag. It is a very casual eclectic restaurant where the food is excellent but not pretentious and their standards are extremely high. When you enter the upstairs dining room you can see why it has won awards for best 'romantic' and best 'first date', as well as 'best fondue experience'. This is an establishment, tucked into the heart of urban Calgary, where you can enjoy an intimate meal, just kick back in the comfortable bar, or spend the day on one of the coziest and sunniest patios in town.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Was looking for a romantic place in Calgary to take my fiancé away from the typical 'commercialized' eating establishments and came across the Laurier Lounge. The best place you will find if you're looking to savor and share your meal and take your time with that special person in your life. Service was very well paced and extremely pleasant and the food was amazing!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Excellent food and service! The poutines were delicious as was the baked Brie."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Recommended by two others to me .... I'll reccomend it to my friends as well"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Food was absolutely fantastic - will definitely go again"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Went here with some out of town family to have them try the fondue. Cheese fondue, beef fondue and chocolate fondue are all always amazing!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "My mom from out of town had seen an show about poutine wars.... We searched it out and tried it as a family. Good was VERY appealing and delicious! Definetly will return!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The truffle cheese fondue was fantastic. Also had seafood and chocolate fondue which was nice as well. Great staff. Nice ambience. Even had special request for food gras which they did for me. Will come back..."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I have been to Laurier Lounge for brunch many times, and it's always great. Brunch menu is great and always delicious. Went there for lunch on Canada day, and it was terrible. I had to send my food back, and the replacement was only marginally better. Left hungry, and had to stop by home to eat."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I brought out of town guests for supper as I had heard fantastic things about Laurier Lounge. We were not let down. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Money well spent for a great night out."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I love the atmosphere at Laurier Lounge but this is a place to go when you want to pay far too much for food and wine. Great for people that have more money than brains!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Had a wonderful experience - very attentive and the lunch was delicious. Will go again"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Very friendly and helpful staff, food is amazing. We shared a main and the portion was just right, probably the best meal of the year so far."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had a good dinner with the family. The kids enjoyed the fondue"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "There may be other items there that are good but if you want to go for Fondue I highly discourage it. The cheese fondue was disgusting and the beef fondue very average and small portions. Was a disappointing night out."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Love the plates to share menu. Very good service. Also one of a few places open Sunday nights."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We booked this restaurant for a Mother's Day dinner and were completely over the top impressed with the food, personal service from the owner - Martin and overall enjoyment of the evening! One of us was interested in a sweet wine with dinner and Martin was more than willing to accommodate this request, offering a tasting of one and then opened a bottle of champagne which was the most suitable for our taste. He took the time to explain various parts of the meal and give us a personal tour of the entire restaurant upon our departure. Our server Samantha was attentive to our needs throughout the evening. We will definitely recommend this lovely French Bistro to our family and friends and look forward to another visit. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was the perfect place for a mother's day brunch. We have also been here for birthdays and for no reason at all. Delicious food and they make good use of the space: the small rooms upstairs, helping break up the seating arrangement, making the restaurant's ambiance great!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Good staff, small and cozy, nice menu - the tables were small but suited the decor. Enjoyed the truffle crusted chicken."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Took my family to the Laurier Lounge a couple of nights ago. The décor and atmosphere remain the same (don't change it). I liked the wine list. Unfortunately, they changed their menu........big mistake. When I frequented the restaurant - my main go to: French Onion Soup & either the stilton salad or Caesar salad. The main course was the fondue and for desert - the crème brulee. Had the beef fondue (now served in smaller portions and no vegetables). Please go back to the old menu. Increased price (I understand) but preserve the quantity. Bring back the French onion soup. We will try their brunch menu. I sure hope we won't be disappointed. If so, we'll have to look somewhere else. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "First off.. Jeff our server was great.. Thank you Jeff.. But made a reservation for what I thought/assumed was for a dining room ..and was seated in the lounge, without choice or offer or explanation of why.. was never even offered a dinning room... Food was ok.. not bad not great..just ok.. The fact that I felt crowded in to a corner in the/a lounge ( any lounge) on a table not much bigger than a stool top weighed on me throughout dinner.. not much room for 2 of us, bottle of wine in cooler the fondue and ...etc..etc.. you get it.. I'm sure. too crowded to even navigate to the restrooms .. between lounge/dinner guests and a super small set up.. any how that's it... wanted to try you out.. But wouldn't recommend "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great spot for a fun intimate night out. Interesting and quaint atmosphere with delicious food and great service. We had the fondue dinner - cheese fondue, beef broth fondue and chocolate fondue for dessert. All were delicious and well prepared with the chocolate fondue being especially good. The fruit to dip was fresh and flavourful and the banana bread ingenious! Overall great find, we will go back. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Poutine bourguinone, lobster risotto and a few other dishes way too salty!! We needed to ask for water twice!! Wis the food was better for such a cute place. Had fondue here before and that was good."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Warm welcome upon arrival. Good choice of menu. We usually have Beef Fondue, decided to try the Beef Bourguignon this time, good choice. Delicious! The Escargots also one of our favorites."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "i brought my hubby here for his birthday dinner. food was amazing. only thing was they ran out of the steak tar tar, which we were told after we ordered it, and were really looking forward to ordering it. our faves were the bruschetta and the poutine. we met an older couple sitting next to us, had a wonderful conversation with them. when we asked for our bill, our server informed us that the couple had paid for our bill, tip and all!! they were already gone, so we couldn't thank them. it totally made our night. we will definitely be back. -angela"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A very casual environment with a fine dining/rustic fusion. Very good food and exceptional service by Alexandra."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have been to the Laurier numerous times for lunch however this is probably the last time we will go. They continually change their menu and I was expecting to see the menu that was on their website the day that I made my reservation however in the two days in between, it had changed and now funny, so has their site. I am not interested in a 'sharing' lunch nor am I interested in paying $15.50 for a hamburger. That's right, it was just the hamburger...you want a side, it's extra. One might chalk up the empty dining room due to the weather on this day but I'm not so sure."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Second time back for the three course fondue dinner. Was excellent again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Came here after looking for fondue in calgary. Was very delighted. Chesse fondue was some of the best I have had. Service was good. I dont envy the waitress for having to walk up and down those stairs though. Because of the price I won't be going often but it is a great place for a special occasion. Alcohol is a little overpriced at least 60% mark up. I feel like this could be adjusted a bit."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Had a great time at the Laurier Lounge. The food was great, ambiance even more so. Will be returning soon!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Been to Laurier Lounge many times for brunch so this was a first in the evening. Fondue was top-notch! Loved it:)"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Being new to town, we learned about the Laurier Lounge while browsing the Big Taste website. While many other restaurants offered lunch or dinner specials of chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, or spaghetti, we found the offering of a three course fondue dinner more original and enticing. We weren't sure what to expect of the restaurant, given that fondue is often viewed as some cheesy (pun intended) throwback to the 1970s. However, the restaurant was lovely, having excellent warmth and ambiance. In addition, the service and dining experience was excellent. My wife and I plan to return in the future and perhaps we will delve deeper into what appeared to be an interesting menu and deep wine list."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "1)We were seated and then asked to move. 2)Moved upstairs to a cramped corner table where the roof meets the wall with low clearance. 3)A couple next to us, was seated after us and ordered the same though they received all their food and drinks before we did, and we had the same server! 4)The fondue flame went out, so we tried to get the attention of our server, while another chatted up his friends at a table for several minutes. 5)Eventually got up and approached the server, who brought us a new burner. 6)We ordered $100 worth of wine with our meals and had a great time with the exception of the poor service. Not the best date night exp but it was still very good food."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "First time at the Laurier and we were drawn in by one of our faves: fondue. Portions were a good size, in fact, we could not even finish the chocolate fondue. The cheese fondue was tasty, but not as flavourful as it could be. The beef fondue was somewhat lacking in taste, however, it was a nice touch to have a baked potato. Chocolate fondue was the best of the 3. The restaurant itself was a little too casual and eclectic. It was very cool how the rooms are divided - I think we were eating in one of the former bedrooms. Our server was attentive without being overbearing. But the tables are too close together and very casual in the decor. We won't be back, but if you enjoy a very casual fine dining experience, this is the place for you."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Never heard of the Laurier Lounge until it participated in this year's Big Taste YYC. It's a neighbourhood gem, with wonderfully comforting food, especially the tasty maple pudding made in-house by the owner's Québécois mother. The waitress, Mylene (sp?) was very nice and friendly. I've become accustomed to service with attitude in Calgary but service at the Laurier Lounge was friendly and memorable. I will most definitely return for the food AND the service. Merci beaucoup!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We went here for the Big Taste menu, which was their 3 course fondue, Cheese - Beef - Chocolate. I must say the cheese fondue was done amazingly well, just the right amount of white wine and garlic without over powering the wonderful flavour of the the cheeses. The Beef fondue was tasty as well and I liked the idea of cooking it in a broth rather than oil. The absolute best part of the meal was the chocolate fondue, I think it is some of the BEST chocolate I have ever had (and I have had my fair share of quality chocolate fondue having lived in Switzerland), I wanted to lick the bowl clean!! Would come back again most definitely"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I've heard a lot about Laurier Lounge and their fondue so I decided to try it during the Big Taste. The dessert fondue was fantastic, cheese fondue was decent, but the beef fondue was fairly bland. I would rather make it at home to be honest. Service was fantastic, great presentation - very polite and a great atmosphere, but I don't think I'll be back."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "First tried French fondue ! Like it ... It was a good experience ! Cheese , beef n chocolate fondue ! Like beef fondue the most! Definitely will come again ;) Only thing I don't like it ...the room we were sitting was too crowded!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We had a group of six on the main floor next to the bar. The room is not too large and the noise level was quite low which allowed us to converse easily. We ordered three of the three course fondues and the table suited sharing very well. The server was very professional, timed our courses perfectly, with just the right time between to get ready for the next. We took advantage of taking our own wine and paying the corkage fee - the restaurant and server were both very accommodating with this. If you enjoy fondue, look no further than Laurie Lounge in Calgary - it is the best."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food was good. Sadly, the service left a lot for me to be desired. For a bistro so highly rated, I would've expected far more professionalism in my server, but sadly that appears to not be a priority for this place. I spent a great deal of my evening staring at an empty water glass, had to ask for fresh cutlery after my appetizer, then had to ask for clean cutlery. The server was appropriately apologetic, but it added to the overall lackadaisical attitude that I felt. This is a shame because the food was quite tasty. I would recommend this place... but save it for a Sunday, when the other bistros are closed."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Great food, great service, very nice decor. All in all, an excellent experience."
    Dined on 3/7/2014