The Libertine Public House
The Libertine Public House

The Libertine Public House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thelibertine.ca/
  • Phone: 4032653665
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00AM - 4:00PM;
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00PM - 1:00AM;
    Thursday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 2:00AM;
    Sunday: 4:00PM - 12:00AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mike Provo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st St. SW
  • Public Transit: C-Train 3rd St West Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking in front of restaurant on Stephen Avenue between 6:00pm and 6:00am. In addition, there is a City of Calgary parking lot located behind the restaurant, at 9th Avenue and 1st St. SW.
A word from The Libertine Public House
MODERN PUB Welcome to 8000 sq ft. and two floors of unrestrained eating, drinking, and socializing in the spirit of a Libertine. Step inside and watch the scene, lunch, or join us for happy hour. Looking for a different atmosphere, head upstairs to lunch or lounge overlooking Stephen Avenue.

Implementing a "fresh is better" philosophy to food and beverage, the Libertine's beer list showcases breweries that share the sentiment. We offer the best regional micro and craft brews available. We rotate our taps on a regular basis to offer seasonal beer and unique to Libertine offerings. Our service team guides guests through the product, offering up flights of sample sized pours for those who want it all! We don't forget about great wine and cocktails – you will find tongue-in-cheek labels and eclectic varietals in our broad wine selection and an indulgent cocktail list with an edge.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
The Libertine Public House reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (25)good for groups (16)great for outdoor dining (6)fit for foodies (5)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)neighborhood gem (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Libertine Mid-Week Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Staff is friendly and energetic. Service was great, and food was just right.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food for a pub
    FlowerdrumsongVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    It was my first time to go and we are definitely coming back. We were seated right away and our server was friendly but the wait for the food was a tad long. Apparently, Mondays and Tuesdays are usually quiet for lunch but not that day! Otherwise, the food was good and really tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    James
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Overall, a fine lunch and what I have come to expect from Libertine. Though our server did a good job things ended leaving me scratching my head. I ordered their version of a Hawaiian pizza and ate half. Later when asked if I was finished and answering yes the waitress quickly scooped up all the odds and ends on the table threw them on the remaining half of my pizza and left with everything. Now I guess I should have clarified that I was planning on taking the rest with me but isn't it pretty standard for the restaurant to ask?
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the worst.
    thetype
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Nice place over all but the food is really lacking in flavour, execution and originality. I would go back for a beer but give the food menu a pass.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sushiloveVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I always enjoy coming here for lunch or after work drinks. Good beer selection and service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server took 20 min to notice us.
    Nicks
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Thought I was invisible. After she did come by all wa quite good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was tasty but expensive
    pricey
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    meatballs were $5 each!! way too expensive for what you got. appetizer portions were small however taste was very good. drinks were pricey
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 252 reviews are from the The Libertine Public House reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    salmon overcooked. caesar salad mediorcre - lettuce seemed old and wilty. wine, however, was just right.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great staff!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I'm a regular at this spot. The food, the staff, the location are all top notch! I will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • don't go for lunch
    SilverLeftyVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    After an hour our lunch was finally served - and the food was underwhelming. this was a surprising disappointment based on previous experiences - but won't go back for lunch after this experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Arrived for a 12:15 reservation and was served quickly but our food took 55 minutes. Our server was good but y steak was tough when it finally arrived. It's a downtown restaurant that should know how to prepare for the lunch hour
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food, very slow service
    getinmybelly11
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    The burgers are super tasty and has a nice beer menu. Down side the service is terribly slow. Its not the first time I've had lunch at this place and it consistently takes around 30-45 minutes for your food to arrive. When the average person only has 45 min. to an hour for lunch that's a big no no. If you got time for a bit more relaxing lunch or after work bite you can't go wrong with this place but if your crunched for time I wouldn't recommend it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great place to grab a good lunch without breaking the bank.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lively Lunch Atmosphere
    pickypatty
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Libertine has a small but acceptable menu for lunch. The salads are tasty but the presentation is a bit sparse. A silver bowl with handles seemed a bit constrained, like eating leftovers out of a Tupperware container. The lunch atmosphere was lively, I was there for a business lunch so it was maybe a bit too loud at times. That said, it also assured me that no one was listening in on our conversation. I would go back again but not to impress anyone with my choice of a food venue.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accommodated our large group :)
    Thirtyandthecity
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Our reservation was for 12 for a birthday but we had over 20 people show up, the tables pushed together for us were very large and the hostess was quick to go find more chairs and make sure everyone had a seat. I chose this place for its pubby yet modern atmosphere so that people could come and mingle rather than be glued to a formal dinner seat. Several menu items were out of stock but there were enough options to choose, except for our gluten-sensitive friend. The nice big windows make it feel like alfresco and less like a dark pub. Overall, good place for a group to have a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good location. Not much else.
    L8Braker
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Service was slow, order was incorrect... Food was just ok. Some odd ideas in the kitchen really. Sour cream on top of the poutine? No thanks.
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  • Great food and service as
    sushiloveVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Great food and service as always! Always enjoy coming here for lunch :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Healthy Choice may not be the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    I really enjoy this restaurant and find the service, food and beverages generally above par. On this particular occasion I ordered the wedge farmers salad with steak. The steak was tender but on the small side. There was very little else other than a quarter head of iceberg lettuce, a few sun-dried tomatoes, two or three crushed and candied pecans, an egg and a few bacon bits. Definitely not worth $22.50. The new menu still needs some work. Bring back the trout salad.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will dine there again
    mmmbrownshugah
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Enjoyed the burger and fries. The rest of the menu looked very delectable. Next time I plan to try out the duck confit poutine!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not my kind of place
    GOODTOGO
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    The look of this place looks really nice and the beer menu is decent, but the menu is not great. The food choices are unusual (maybe that's what they are going for) - but it was not for me. I would not visit this place again unless it was for casual drinks.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I enjoy the Libertine and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I enjoy the Libertine and will be back, though on this occasion, our service was exceptionally slow.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went over our lunch hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We went over our lunch hour on a Friday at noon and got seated right away but our food was still not on the table by 1pm. Our server said our food was still 5th in line in the kitchen. We did get a couple free drinks but our lunch was over 2 hours which is not okay for the downtown lunch rush. The restaurant itself was very nice, the food ended up being really good but the service was just okay. I recommend the gluten free pizza!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst lunch ever! Do not go here!
    Nevragain
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Lunch took 2 hours and we had to take our food to go as we did not have time to eat it. We hardly saw our server and had to involve the manager several times. The carry out food was terrible, most of it was thrown away, and they forgot one meal. Never again!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great food!
    Anon
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Have gone several times. The food and service has been consistently great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Damn Good Burger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    I love their burgers in general, but the top of top is absolutely 'Damn good burger". As its name tells us, it is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It never fails
    Kari
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    The Libertine is consistent in prompt service and fantastic food. The menu seems to change seasonally which means you have to keep going back so you can try everything. The menu always offers a variety of items and options for every type of diet. They are exceptional at accomodating any food intolerance or allergies and take every precaution to make sure that your meal is delicious no matter what alterations have to be made. Amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like the new menu!
    someoneelseyyc
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Popped in for lunch. Easily made the reso on Open Table, seated right away. Server was very prompt and accommodating to my GF requests. Made suggestions and let me know my options. I enjoyed the winter spinach salad very much with add-on steak. Cooked perfectly. No steak knife provided but it was not required. A few more chick peas than I would have chosen but enough if you were not having a side of meat. Hubby wolfed down his crispy chicken Cuban sandwich and Caesar salad. All delish and satisfying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown pub - great casual lunch
    Foodfan
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Busy pub lunch during the Olympic games. Food was good pub fare, service was friendly. The noise level was high because of it being so busy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    First time for lunch with a group from the office.the good out as ordered and timely but our server was less than friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was epic fail, server good
    lovely
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    It was busy so maybe the food problem was a one time thing but they gave me raw bacon on my poppers order, wrong soup to two people at my table and soup was cold. Told the server she was great about it so good service just really unfortunate food scenario.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    I took my daughter for a birthday lunch the day of the Canadian Women's Olympic gold medal hockey game. The place was packed and everyone was having a blast. Service was quick and efficient, the food was ample and excellent (try the Confit Chicken). At the end of the meal my daughter was given a complimentary shooter for her birthday. Nice touch! We had a great time. I hihgly recommend The Libertine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome service or the lunch crowd!
    Lorrie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We dined at Libertine for a colleagues birthday lunch. There were 11 of us and we had no trouble booking or our group. The staff were very friendly and efficient and sat us quickly and took our drink orders. We I'd come a bit prepared with per chosen items from the menu on their website - but only because some of us only had one hour to dine. The food came out right away and was to all the group's satisfaction. We had others join us later in the meal and they too were tended to quickly and with all staff portraying a welcoming attitude. I had the mushroom flatbread and it did not disappoint. The addition of the whole pine nuts to the pesto sauce were delicious! Would recommend to others!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The manager and her staff
    MacD
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    The manager and her staff were very friendly and accomodating finding a way to handling a big rush due to the teachers convention. Several of the beers on tap had changed since I was there last and the butter chicken special was both surprising and excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Great Service
    Jetgirl
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    We were seated quickly and our server was attentive and friendly. I ordered a steak sandwich, medium-well with the salad. The salad was quite delicious, but my steak was well-done. It was still tasty, but not what I ordered. It came topped with breaded, crispy onions which was a nice touch. Had my steak been done properly, I would have increased my rating by one star.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • last minute lunch
    arpee
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    was alright; food wasn't hot, but tasted pretty good. reasonable and friendly service. nothing to write home about, but not bad for a last minute Friday reservation, you know.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • slow service
    karry2
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The food was great but the service was very slow Not ideal for a lunch break
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice touch with the roast pig
    Marty
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    We were there on Wednesday, before a concert. Good service, good food. The chef had a roas pig at the front of the restaurant for everyone to sample. Yummy and original.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ample food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Salads were ample and delicious! Martinis were interesting. Dirty fries would have been sooooo tasty, had they been served hot! Took them home and heated them up the next day - and were still good!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was okay, nothing special
    WDDW
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Food was okay, nothing special (I had the duck clubhouse). Service was quick and polite.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girl's lunch
    fanofza
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    I always enjoy dining at Libertine; the service has always been great, the atmosphere is lively, and the pizzas are delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.