Laurier Lounge
Laurier Lounge

Laurier Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://laurierlounge.com/
  • Phone: 4032283771
  • 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: Fondue, French
  • 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 4036083196
  • Entertainment: Free WIFI Internet
    Sundays Wine Enthusiast nights - All Reserve wine list at 50% off
  • Special Events: 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Laurier Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)fit for foodies (31)great for outdoor dining (22)romantic (22)special occasion (18)great for lunch (15)notable wine list (12)great for brunch (5)good for groups (5)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great Find
    ironbridge21
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I was at the Laurier Lounge the other night, with the recommendation from a friend, and I was pleasantly surprised. Although the food portions weren't large, the food was outstanding and the service was very friendly. We had the Steak Tartar and it was seasoned perfectly and was very fresh. Followed by the Scallops, Boar Sausage, both of which we fantastic. I left totally satisfied, and the price was very reasonable. I'd definitely recommend the Laurier Lounge....well done
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    Sodapop
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    As a group of 4 long time friends we were looking for above average food and a welcoming place to linger. Laurier has excellent food and the service was top flight. Julie was so attentive, and a perfect host for our dinner. The staff at Laurier are wonderful! All our interactions were done in a way we felt welcome and we will definitely be coming back. Also - it must be said that a lot of thought has gone into this excellent wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scaled back
    foodpro
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    i have been a regular at Laurier Lounge for a long time and this is the first time i was disappointed. They definitely have scaled back their food amounts with the fondue. and the service was ok. not great like it has been int the past. i have to say i was very disappointed this time considering this restaurant has been on my top 5 in Calgary for a long time.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • total disappointment
    sn0w
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Taste horrible. My friend recommended me to this restaurant a year ago and I thought I'd finally get a chance to try the food there with my mother. We ordered lobster poutine (extreeeeemely salty), cheese fondue (tasted like they have poured half a bottle of wine in it 'cause its so bitter that i cannot taste the cheese but wine), seafood dish (shrimp was not fresh), pork belly with kale (they roasted the kale and made it all burnt..it was so burnt that it crumbled), cream of corn (also extremely salty)... the restaurant was so dirty...the tables were broken, chairs had oil stains on them, there is no view, ppl were loud...not enough space in the patio, the person behind me kept banging onto my chair... i will never go back again. Horrible!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • French Cuisine Twist at its best
    foodiesunite
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I love the Laurier Lounge! The food is always fantastic and consistent. Service is never pretentious and wine is always a great compliment to every meal. Great spot for a date or even a nice meal with an intimate group of friends. Bon Apetite
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone loves Laurier
    KevinC
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I have frequented Laurier Lounge numerous times since it opened... I have never had a bad meal at Laurier... Took work associates to Laurier, one person had never been there despite working in the neighborhood. He ordered the Warren Buffet burger and claimed it was the best burger he ever had. I had the Waldorf salad. Delicious. Service is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trés Bien
    eas75
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Recently I took my team for lunch at the Laurier Lounge and we were impressed! Great food and a lovely atmosphere. It is a hidden gem in the neighbourhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fondue Galore
    LeslieVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My Husband and I had a date night on a Sunday and decided we should try their speciality meat fondue (Sunday special). We left the restaurant rolling we were so full. Recommendations: poutine, watermelon salad and defiantly the founde!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience
    Calgarydiner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our first visit to this restaurant. Fantastic selection of items on menu, very reasonable price for the quality of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can certainly do a lot better!!!!
    Sentii
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The scallops and smoked salmon bruschetta were excellent. Ordered gingerale and got sprite instead. Even on asking the server, was told that the faucets were mixed up. The risotto was watery and passé and I had to go get the pepper to add some flavour. The server didn't know what was in the drink ordered since she had not tasted it. Once the check was asked for and paid the server disappeared and didn't care to ask how was the food or come back again. Do I want to go there again ? Probably not.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charlie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our first visit to Laurier Lounge. We spent a lovely evening on the patio sharing a variety of small plates. The food was awesome, plenty to share. Service was great. One of our party was celebrating a birthday and our server brought out a dessert with a candle, totally unasked. Would definitely spend another evening there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Johny
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Very good location food good,the terrace little bit dirty
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great specials!
    Jackomo
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We ordered from the daily specials and everyone was impressed. One of our group had never been there before and said he would bring his wife back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    Tamara
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My boyfriend and I decided to go for lunch together to celebrate our anniversary. We were so thrilled by our experience at Laurier Lounge. The service was fantastic, the food was amazing and the atmosphere couldn't have been better. We got a great table on the patio and were offered delicious homemade mojitos made with fresh mint sprigs that they grow right there on the patio. The server and the bartender were extremely attentive and very friendly. The table d'hote menu for lunch was perfect - good options, good portions and absolutely delicious. I have been here for dinner before and was extremelly impressed, lunch was amazing...I can't wait to try their brunch, which is supposed to be fantastic as well! Merci Laurier Lounge, à bientôt!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Fondue
    mikepVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I have visited Laurier Lounge on several occasions and their fondue experience for two never disappoints. Looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The reason I love coming to the L.L. is because the food being offered is the kind I could not make at home. I cherish the fact the every morsel is a joy to my palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small, small portions
    YYCStella
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Love the vibe, love the location but the portions you get are just silly. We left hungry and poor. The samples in comparison to other similar restaraunts is just nonsense and the price is just as silly.
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  • Fantastic!
    Hiddengemfinder
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie Heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Excellent food and service! The poutines were delicious as was the baked Brie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Recommended by two others to me .... I'll reccomend it to my friends as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    foodlover
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food was absolutely fantastic - will definitely go again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as usual
    Restaurantfoodie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Newbie
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fondue dinner!
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Brunch, not for Lunch
    OlRFVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere.
    KKRN
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere!
    Luv2Dine
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Had a wonderful experience - very attentive and the lunch was delicious. Will go again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service!!!
    David
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Had a good dinner with the family. The kids enjoyed the fondue
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Fondue ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 444 reviews are from the Laurier Lounge reviews archive.
  • great menu - good services
    Daco
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Love the plates to share menu. Very good service. Also one of a few places open Sunday nights.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first visit and not our last
    bandpfoodies
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Do
    indecisiveeater
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Good staff, small and cozy, nice menu - the tables were small but suited the decor. Enjoyed the truffle crusted chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change is not always good
    Hulkster
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tiny room, tiny tiny table..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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
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  • Cute and delicious
    DomesticDivaNorth
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place but poor food!!
    Tbb123
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • UNIQUE
    ALBERT
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic