loungeburger
loungeburger

loungeburger

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.loungeburger.com/menu.html
  • Phone: 4032502747
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am, Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am, Sundays: 11:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Burgers, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Cameron Slade
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Getting there

  • Cross Street: Macleod Trail and 14th ave SE
  • Public Transit: Directly across the street from the Stampede station LRT stop and 30 seconds walk to the BMO (roundup) center
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from loungeburger
Located across from the Calgary Stampede grounds, loungeburger is a great place for pre and post event nights. With a menu featuring over 13 signature burgers, our Chef strives to tantalize your taste buds with a truly delicious burger experience. For sports fans we have 24 HD LCD TVs, including personal TVs in semi-private booths. We cater to large groups and special events. Book early for Flames games and other major happenings at the grounds... seating is limited. We are conveniently located on the C-train line and have multiple busses close by. For our menu, Please visit http://www.loungeburger.com/menu.html
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loungeburger reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.2
  • Food3.3
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
58% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (19)vibrant bar scene (14)great for lunch (14)neighborhood gem (10)hot spot (9)late-night find (6)fit for foodies (6)special occasion (4)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)notable wine list (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • pre Flames game
    CowtownVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    slow service and terrible burgers, I will not be going back to eat. maybe just for drinks.
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  • Gone Downhill
    Rasker
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I remember when this place open. It was amazing. The burgers were all custom-made and it seemed like a really original place. Now it's just another average burger place. I had the shrimp and prawn burger and it was lukewarm at best. A new one was made but it came out so fast that I don't think they are made fresh or it was microwaved. Either way it's not something I would have again. It is way overpriced for the quality of food that came out.
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    good for groups
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  • Great service!
    Phin
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I went here to meet with my family for lunch and we had a great experience. The service and fast and very friendly. Our food was delicious, especially my Kobe Burger. For a side, I strongly recommend the waffle fries. It will make all other fries you eat in the future unsatisfiable.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I liked the relaxed feel to things.
    NewtoCalgary
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our Server was very pleasant. The greeting at the door as I came in was informal yet professional. Our food and drinks came right on cue. The burgers are large and you had best be hungry when you order them. The surrounding residential towers are on the high end side so this place fits right in. The monitors at the table are a nice touch if you're a sports fan!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    JayStyles
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My wife and I took our two friends out for dinner here before the Flames game. They brought their 8month old little boy with them. Although the restaurant allows kids until 9pm, it's not ideally setup for them. That aside, the place was great! The servers were really attentive (loved coming over and ogling the little guy) they stayed on top of our drinks, appy came out fairly quickly... and the food was FANTASTIC. We had a reservation for 5:15 (with the Flames game starting at 7, we didn't want to be late for it). We showed up a little late to the restaurant (5:25) but they got us in right away. We visited, ate, and still had lots of time to get to the game. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-game go-to
    rockster
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    LB has a great social media presence, promoting themselves as a pre-game (Saddledome) spot. Based on my first experience there, I'd have to agree. You might find the burgers a bit on the pricier side ($15 min w/ sides), but the quality is there to support it. I'll definitely be adding this to my pre-game rituals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it! Will be back!
    paradizegirl
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Service was slow, but the food makes up for it! They made 1 mistake on my order and the manager took care of it. Will definitely be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner before show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Went to lounge burger reservation for 6:30 followed by tickets at 8. Ordered within 10 minutes didn't get our dinner until 745 and were late for show. Was overcrowded- our table was way to close to the others around us we had to adjust our seats to fit comfortably. Waitress was nice and felt really bad. Good was ok when it finally came burger was sloppily thrown together probably due to rush.
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  • First time - disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was our first time to Loungeburger and we went there as a group of 6 before an event at the Saddledome. Our server was great considering she was supposed to be training that night but they threw her in because they were short.The bar was so slow that people were leaving their tables and getting drinks from the bar, our drinks took close to half an hour to get. I was really excited to try the food there but it took over 45 minutes to get our food and it was cold. Not just lukewarm...ice cold burgers. We got the wrong poutine and they clearly forgot one order as it came out 5 minutes after the rest of our food and it was steaming hot. The manager was great and admitted they had a bad night and comped up some food and drinks.
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  • Disappointing meal
    Thalia23
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The restaurant is nicely appointed and in a great location. However, we were constantly waiting for drinks - we received our appetizer before getting our drinks. Our meals were underseasoned with stale buns, and we received the wrong sides, and it took a long time to receive the correct ones. When we asked for the bill in frustration it was incorrect. We left with dirty dishes still on the table, 45 minutes after finished our meals. Overall, we were very unimpressed and it wasn't a great way to start our night. None of us will be returning.
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  • Not worth the hype!
    disappointed
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our table was so close to the table beside us that I felt like we were dining together! Plus the table was wobbly so everytime we moved it would teeter back and forth and practically spill our drinks. The waitress even commented about how annoying that must be and did nothing to fix it! I took the time to make a reservation and was given the worst table in the house! So not impressed. The service was slow and I had to go to the hostess desk to ask for the bill so we didn't miss our concert. The food was mediocre - I was expecting something more unique. Instead it was ordinary and boring. I was expecting a more impressive experience. So not worth the hype!
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  • Birthday blast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had my sons 21st birthday dinner here, it was great! The only thing lacking was a candle for the dessert, great food, great service. Alround wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-So Bar Food.
    DowntownDiner
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food was only OK, value is terrible. Onion Rings were cold, fries were cold, Chicken sandwich was dry and over cooked, paid $2 extra for mushrooms on my burger, recieved about one sliced up mushroom. Poutine was good with a healthy portion. We had two minors (teenagers) in our party, waitress spent most of her time with the table of 6 guys behind us, we played second fiddle.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy burgers!
    TravelJanetVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    If you are heading to an event at the Saddledome, think about grabbing a bite at Loungeburger before you go. The burger choices are very good - I highly recommend the 'black & blue burger' if you are a blue cheese fan or the Hawaiian burger if you like a hit of pineapple flavour. Also some gluten free choices. Our server was knowledgeable about the wine list and made a favourable recommendation for a pinot noir. Parking is available beneath the restaurant and also across the street which is very handy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre Tom Petty Drinks/Food
    DiDa
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Dry rib appetizer excellent. BLT burger just OK; thought it would be tastier since that's what the restaurant specializes in "burgers". Couldn't taste the bacon. Minor problem with service - 1 bad beer out of a keg (line problem; sitting in line), order not split for 2 as requested, gravy forgotten in 1 order. Waitress was friendly and attentive.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for... Salads?
    LostInTheShuffle
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I love the burgers here. According to the other three I dined with, who all had salads, there's plenty of great food besides the burgers. Like the beer variety, like the wines, and the service was great. Sylvia was a great server and had some great suggestions for us during our visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Services - but....
    Happyasaclam
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    First time visit - went before a concert - heard it was good. In my opinion, very expensive for burgers and you get "nothing" with that burger. Everything is a la carte so tack on another $5 for a salad or fries. Buns are "huge" and not all that fresh. Service was good, but I wouldn't go back. Sometimes the music would be at a tolerable level, and then the next song would be so loud you couldn't talk, then back to tolerable?
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  • Awesome time!
    MonCherie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went to LoungeBurger to start the night for a friends bachelorette party and had an amazing time! The wait staff, bar staff and manager all treated us so well we felt like royalty. Awesome time for sure!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boring burgers
    Samson127
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food not interesting. Salad crotons rock hard salad tasteless. Fries were excellent. Burgers were generous in size but had no wow factor.
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    late-night find
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  • Poor Service, low quality food
    Ginganinja1
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I went with a friend. We were promptly greeted and seated, that was great. Then the server was very disinterested in our being there. She took our drink and food order and we didn't really see much of her after that. I'm guessing the manager or shift supervisor was excellent, friendly and attentive he topped up or drinks a couple times. When our food came it was very bland. Flavourless would be the best description. I had been there once after it first opened and it was much better. I am not going to be making any recommendations for this place.
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    late-night find
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  • Pretty poor
    Sandy
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Booked before online. They gave our table away to fit another group. Clients came in two weeks later and wanted to go there. Tried for three days to call their number. No one answered. Left three voice mails. No call back. Ended up going anyway. Got a booth after no one was at the door to seat anyone. First waitress asked us our drinks, but forgot them. Second waitress got the drinks. Food took forever to come, and two peoples sides were not wrote down by the waitress so we had to wait again for those. Once we were done we had to ask both waitresses to get our bill. Once one girl did, their debt machines broke, but still processed our payments. We had to login to our online banking to prove their system took our money. Avoid this place.
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  • A good burger joint
    Meteorain
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We have been to Loungeburger on several occasions. Their menu has changed since it first opened which is unfortunate. When they first opened, they had a "build your own burger" section on the menu with many unique combinations of meats and toppings. They have removed this section of the menu and it's now just a set selection of burgers. The burgers they produce are still very enjoyable which is why we keep coming back. It's a good place to go if you are looking for a place to eat before heading to the Saddledome or Stampede grounds for an event. It is a sporty atmosphere with TVs mounted in each booth usually showing some sort of sporting event.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waited 1hr30mins for food
    omnomnomosaurus
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    It was my brithday, we made a reso at 5:45 and had a concert that started at 7:30, we figured we be good, right ? Wrong. It took an hour and thirty minutes for us to get our food in which the waitress maybe showed her face twice? The food however, is delicious. We ended up being late for our concert,mthis is not the first time this has happened to us here !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stampede let down
    Yycdiner
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We visited Loungeburger for the first time during Stampede, after hearing how great their food was. Our server seemed completely disinterested and interrupted our tables' conversation several times. Our meals arrived incorrect (is no onion that difficult?) and even though we asked for more beer with our food, it never arrived. Even getting water seemed to be a struggle - and we arrived BEFORE the resteraunt got busy! The most disappointing, was that the food was just average. For somewhere that specializes in burgers, it was pretty disappointing that my rodeo burger made by a 16 year old tasted better.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Long wait for food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We waited over an hour for our meal. It was a pre concert dinner and had to scarf down our burgers in order not to be late for the concert at the Dome. Manager gave bus 25 percent off bill because we complained.
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  • good food
    spero
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    we have been eating here since its oppening ,when we visit from australia for stampede and fishing the bow river and the food has been fantastic every time ..
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Susie50
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Good was awesome and so was the service. Glad we made a reservation. Great place to go before a concert! Will be back for sure!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Location!
    DiLC
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Staff made me feel very welcome and comfortable as I waited for my friend to arrive. Loved the spice poutine! The onion rings were perfectly done. The Chicken Chunk Salad was great! A big plus is that LB is located right across the street from the Saddledome. Easy to get to the show after dinner!
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    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Food was just ok. Took long and appie came out with meal. Reserved table, then got there and no tables available. Had to sit at bar. Service was very good though.
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  • Great food - slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We went for dinner before the Cher concert. We has a reservation for 4:45pm for 3 people. We were seated in a great booth & about 5 mins after we were seated our server came & she took our drink order. It took 20 mins to get our drinks - I don't want to blame the server as I think the problem was the bar! I often saw several waitstaff waiting at the bar for drinks. Our food came after 30 mins ( the place was packed so not surprising) . The food was awesome! Two of us had the chicken burger with Brie & my husband had " the big kahuna". Really delicious . The restaurant has lots of energy & super close the the stampede grounds- make sure to make a reservation!!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only Okay
    snacker
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Went for dinner pre-concert, excellent location for that. Ordered the chicken burger - the top piece of the toasted bun was dry and fell apart as you were eating, the chicken was good though. Ordered a side of yam fries - they were extremely over salted and the aoli dip that came with it tasted like a bottled ranch dip mixed with mayo - My friend had fries and gravy and did say that it her side dish was good. Decent drinks menu -
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This is my third time to this restaurant and I was extremely disappointed. I found the food just average and it used to be great. Our coffee was served cold and when they did give us a fresh cup it was terrible. I think they are surviving because of location to the Saddledome. I won't be going back there, nor would I ever recommend it again.
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  • Pre concert dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We went to loungeburger prior to a concert. It was a pretty busy place. I ordered a strongbow only to be told they were out of stock. I ordered a wine which came in more of a highball glass with not very much in it for price. I ordered the salmon burger as it sounded delicious. I was disappointed when I got it as it tasted a little bland and dry.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 256 reviews are from the loungeburger reviews archive.
  • Great Menu - Good Location
    Bdaydinner
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This is definitely a hot spot especially on game night as it is right by the Saddledome. Their self-seating lounge is always a great alternative if you get there early enough on game night assuming that you couldn't get an OpenTable reso. The diversity of the burgers on the menu is great, however if you're looking for other options, there isn't a ton here. The salads options are quite good and are good portion sizes. I always try and get the "Potchos" as they are a great group starter. I tried the Kobe burger the other day and sadly it was kind of 'meh' I didn't really see/taste what I paid a premium for over their regular beef burgers. Highly recommend the Southwest burger, definitely my fave.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice sports bar.
    1sttimer
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    From where I sat, I could see 5 different televisions. Great for a fun night out. Wouldn't recommend it as a first date location, as the guy would never have his eyes off a tv the entire night.
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    great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty Good Burgers!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Not a fan of a la carte hamburgers as it gets costly for going for burgers and a drink. 2 burgers, share a fries, 2 beer was over $50.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Overall slow
    Glow
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We were greeted within minutes of arriving, but took us to a table that already had someone there. After going back to the computer and finding a new spot for us, we sat down and ordered our drinks. Not long after we ordered our food. Timing and service was great so far. We got our meal a hour or so after ordering. After we got our food, no one stopped by to ask about the food or if we needed anything. The veggie burger I got was semi warm to cold, though my fries were hot. We wanted another drink, after trying to catch 3 waitresses and finally got one, but she never came back. We ended up leaving pretty unsatisfied.
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  • Close your eyes and pick one
    Missionguy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I've been slowly working my way through the burger offering, they're all great! The Salmon burger is killer, the Kobi beef is everything a burger should be, the inferno is kick #%#^ and on so get a pint (there are lots to choose from) close your eyes & pick a burger, you'll leave very happy and satisfied. Enjoy LB, it's a great place.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good lunchtime patio.
    hakushondaimaoVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The new patio is nice and cosy, and great for brunch/lunch. There are some tall buildings around though, so it loses the sun in the mid afternoon.
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    great for brunch, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much Improved!
    YYCMeatheads
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We have been to LB on many occasions over the years and have had really excellent meals and also very poor meals. Because of this we hadn't been there for over a year so decided to give it another try. The menu had some new items added and the quality of our meals were much improved! We were satisfied with the meals and with the service from our waitress. We will go back for sure. Keep up the good work LB!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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