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The Bank and Baron Pub
The Bank and Baron Pub

The Bank and Baron Pub Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.Bankandbaronpub.com
  • Phone: (587) 293-9688
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Cooper
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st St SW
  • Parking: No
A word from The Bank and Baron Pub
We welcome you to The Bank & Baron, reclaimed within The Bank of Nova Scotia building, which is recognized among one of Alberta's most historical. This grand space has been unlocked and a new downtown landmark awaits you.

The Bank of Nova Scotia is located in the heart of Calgary's infamous Stephen Avenue, the pulse of downtown. This avenue was named after George Stephen, 1st Baron Mount Stephen. He was the financial genius behind the creation of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the President of the Bank of Montreal and is remembered as one of the greatest philanthropists of his time. In honor of the significant history Baron Mount Stephen imparted into the fostering of Calgary's culture (1930 - present), we have brewed The Bank & Baron P.U.B.

The Bank & Baron is a place where a Traditional Public Urban Bar taps into a historical avenue destination. Crafting any event from a momentous occasion to an exquisite celebration can be effortlessly drafted.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Portions are small. Restaurant is freezing cold but the food is decent and they are quick. Great service."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The "sorry I am new" blonde waitress was not very helpful. How could u not know the specials of the day interms of drinks and appies and then show no initiative to find out. Honestly, partaking a little interest in what your company is promoting will say a lot about you and the company. A little brains go a long way. The food was good the first few times I went there. But as a returning customer, my experience this time around was not the least impressive. The wings were under cooked and part of it was still bleeding and the waitress was horrible. I don't think I'll come back again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food at this place is really good. The mushroom bisque is amazing, if it is served to you. The food is timed poorly so you are getting your appetizers when the main is coming. Trying to get a waitress to get you anything is hard if you are female as they are all flirting with the male tables. I like the food and I like the building it is in but I really do not like the service and will probably not go back."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Our experiencewas mediocre to say the least. The food was average, nothing special. The flat bread, which advertised goat cheese, came loaded with mozza. Our server was difficult to find and was not attentive. We were less than impressed and likely won't be back. Overall for a restaurant on Stephen Ave, facing lots of competition, the Bank and Baron will need to step up their service and quality."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Been twice and enjoyed my meal both times. Love that I can make a reservation...so many restaurants downtown don't take reservations and you have to get there at 11 am to get in. Do they think we don't have jobs?"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The only issue is that the bathrooms are so very far away, in the basement!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "You couldn't get drunk here. Even if you wanted to! It takes so long to get drinks order two at a time. Food is good and the setting is wonderful. It's a shame the service was so terrible. This is the second time we have had the same experience. Will be a great place if they had half decent service."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "How bad are the servers? Here's an example: I ordered a margarita. Our server came back to the table and said, "I'm sorry but our bartenders don't make margaritas." She was dead serious. After a moment of silence I showed our server a promo poster on our table (on all the tables & their website) inviting customers to come in for MARGARITA MONDAYS! Our server said, "Oh, I'll check into that" after several minutes she came back to the table with a margarita and said "Sorry, I guess we do." It was a lime margarita. I asked for a strawberry. We left shortly after."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I was very impressed with the amount of Organics on the menu!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "First time here, we were there for a work function. Firstly we were told that the restaurant doesn't take reservations but on open table I was able to make a reso, annoying. We called the morning of our reso to add more to our party & were told they couldn't accommodate us! In the end they did. My Spinach/Duck Confit Salad was very nice and a good size. Another co-worker enjoyed the burger. Others at my table did not fare as well. The steak sandwich had ALOT of horseradish on it, which was not mentioned on the menu. While the other salads were bland and overpriced. We all agreed that this was not a place we would be back to."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "typical bar type atmosphere, no men at our table so the attention offered was minimal the food was great would go back for this"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "It's too bad nothing has worked in this venue for so long. It could be great. I came in with coworkers for a glass of wine after work. Service was awful and music was too loud (a lot coming from someone in their early 20s) but the specials were good so we may be back."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "we waiting a long time and then had lunch come out in 3 lots more than 10 mins apart for the 6 of us. The special came out the fastest and while we tried to wait, we ended up starting... the end groups food (2 people) came out and the last person had to wait about 20 mins from the first food drop. Food was good however, so that helped. we could see the kitchen staff not looking very busy or concerned so it might not be advantageous to have an open kitchen in this scenario."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We reserved a table for a nice Friday lunch. It took over ten minutes for a server to even come take a drink order. When we did get to order, the first two beer we selected were out of stock. Shortly after we received our drinks the waitress came by to not take our food orders but to take the beer menu off our table and give it to another group as they did not have enough menus for their tables. Our food was slow to arrive and had made it to three tables before it finally arrived at ours. The food was cold and unappetizing."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Upon sitting down for lunch at 11:45 am, we were told they were out of about 4 things on the lunch menu. Who runs out of lunch menu items at 11:30 in the mroning? "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This is a restaurant, that plays crazy loud music so you can't talk to each other while eating a $30 steak. Not sure what kind of ambience they were going for."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The renovation completely does justice to this historic location. Great food, awesome staff, and even better decor."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Had a business lunch here last week. Order the sliders (which appeared under the regular lunch menu) and I received 2 bite size sliders for $15. The side of brussel sprouts was larger than the main! For $2 more you can order a 1/2 lb beef burger. Very disappointing. Won't be back for a meal."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This is a great place for lunch. I remember this place as a night club, the Bank, and it has been transformed into a contender for a fabulous restaurant. I would come back. Food was great, service was awesome."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Service a bit inconsistent but food is good and good deals on house wine. Great ambiance and location."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "This is the fourth time back to the Bank and Baron since it opened and I still enjoy the decor and the ambience. The servers are great, very upbeat & make the visit enjoyable, memorable and in a very big way - keep the customers coming back. The food menu is a little sparse and could do with a little more variety - I only say that because I seem to always want something that is not on the menu and seem to settle for an alternate to what I am really craving. That said, the food is great and I can't criticize the quality, quantity or flavour - just the selection. Everybody would enjoy a visit to this restaurant and they now have the patio opened - but in good weather you will have to be lucky enough to get a seat."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Got here early on a weekend and were allowed to sit wherever we want. The place is beautiful and food is fabulous for a pub stature. We went to the place with an open mind about the service because we always try to give the benefit of the doubt for "new-ish" places and we tend to agree on what has been said so far. We were not in a hurry so the slow service (or lack of service) was forgivable but overall, it just didn't "wow" us. Honestly, I hope they don't end up like the "west bar/restaurant" that folded sooner than it can take off. Might give it a chance another time but not excited to see them soon again."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Excellent service. Good tasty food. Decent prices. Great place to go for celebrating a birthday or something special"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "beautiful reno I have sent many staff members and partners with their clients to your restaurant, and I always ask for feedback. Everyone has been positive about the restaurant. Great job, "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "pleasantly surprised with the decor - service and food!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I had 2 clients out for lunch and the service was embarrassing... we arrived at 11:50 am and didn't get our bill until close to 2 pm. We waited sooo long for two burgers and a salad. The salad had spinach, a few apple slices and pumpkin seeds comprising the portion of a small side salad. I was starving by the time I got back to the office and had to order out some food!! Great ambience but i'd never go back for lunch."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "service needs improvement. very slow, no water refills until well after finished our food and another server had to find our server and then helped her clear the tables and they commented saying sorry its really busy."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Food was good and prices were ok. Waitress seemed rather busy so a manager came to see how we were doing. We told him we would like to put our order in. He said he'd be right back with a pen/paper and we never saw him again; he was off somewhere else. After 5-10mins, we did get our order in. Service needs work."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Waited almost an hour for a couple steak sandwiches, despite telling the server that one member of our party had to leave within an hour. Food came out cold, dry, and generally terrible. Server kept forgetting our requests and left us totally alone for almost 40 minutes wondering if the kitchen had forgotten about us completely. Only positive of the whole experience is that I didn't bring clients there today so I wasn't embarrassed for picking the place. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Had a great lunch with a friend. Our Waitress was fantastic! Food was delicious and inventive."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Team as done a good job in redeveloping the old Bank. The bar in the center of the main floor works in filling the large building. The place has a warm and inviting vibe with a decent selection of beers (both craft and regular) and wines. The lunch food is good but not outstanding - although I was back for happy hour and the chicken slides that we on special where great (better than the ones I had for lunch on the menu). Service was great, fast and friendly. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Food was great, atmosphere was great... We have never experienced such horrible service from an establishment in Calgary. The waitress was even training and between the both of them we had to track them down to order drinks. Horrible! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "service was a little slower than last time, but no big deal. food was hot and tasty, and the decor is just so dazzling. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the location and atmosphere of Bank and Baron. However, the service was sub standard. We eventually had to ask for our food and when it came it was cold. It had definitely been sitting under the heat lamps for a while. This was confusing as the place was clearing out and this should not have been a problem. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I ordered the quinoa salad and the server told me they were probably out of it although we arrived at 11;45 am. The guest preferred the special and was told they were out of the special as well. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "This is a lively place for lunch and offers good food, people watching but slightly slower service due to the long walks for the wait staff and the impossibly high heels they wear. If you need to talk business this is a challenge as it is so loud there but the food makes up for that as does the decor. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "B&B is, I think, just experiencing some growing pains on the Service side. Our servers were green, no question. Things like, soup did NOT come first when ordered that way, our drinks were not refilled, and we had to go to the bar both to get, and to pay our tab. I had the steak salad and the pumpkin soup - both of which were quite good, but the cut of steak was poor considering the price."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The service was really slow. That was my second time going and the first time we had slow service. I thought I would give it another chance and it was surprisingly slower. I understand the waitresses can only go so fast but they seemed understaffed and overloaded which didn't make the business lunch enjoyable. Also, sat at a table with 7 people and was too loud to have a group conversation."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I've been to the Bank and Baron twice now. The first time, the food service was glacially slow. The second time, the waitress was less than polished: reaching in front of people to retrieve glasses (putting her armpit in one woman's face more than once), stacking plates on the table, reaching across the table to fill water glasses instead of walking around. The food was average at best. Dry bun on the chicken club; unevenly cooked steaks; salads have the right flavor but not enough of it. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We sat there for about 30 minutes before the server came to ask for our drink order. I have a severe nut allergy, which I told the waiter. One of the dishes had pesto in it (pine nuts).I had to flag the server down to ask her and she had to double check what exactly was in this dish. She confirmed it did. She offered to replace the dish but my boyfriend tried a couple bites and told me it wasn't that good. The other plates were delicious and very good. It took the server about 15-20 minutes to get us every drink order. I was not impressed with the nonchalant attitude when it came to my allergy and the poor service.The food was fantastic but the poor service definitely left a bad taste in my mouth. Wouldn't be my first choice to go back to. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014