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Laurier Lounge

4.1
566 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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French
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

The Laurier Lounge, which can be found in Calgary, Alberta is a restaurant that specializes in poutine, tapas and fondue. It promises a casual dining experience and a staff that provides exceptional service and friendly courtesy. The building that houses The Laurier Lounge is a Canadian Heritage building, so the atmosphere that greets diners is as memorable as the food.

In addition to the specialties above at the Laurier Lounge, the chefs cook up some truly tasty entr�es for customers to try. Some examples include the Beef Bourguignon stew and the andouille sausage linguini. Lunch-goers will likely enjoy the smoked salmon panini.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Fondue
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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
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Phone number
(403) 228-3771
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Martin Maheux
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
11th and 12th avenues
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Parking details
Street parking available as well as 6 stalls in adjacent parking lot.
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Entertainment
Free WIFI Internet
Sundays Wine Enthusiast nights - All Reserve wine list at 50% off
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Special events & promotions
Start thinking to reserve your place for your christmas partys!!!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on November 15, 2015

The ambiance was great, and so were the drinks but the quality of food did not match the price.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2015

Really enjoyed the Fondue Experience!

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2015

Great menu and service!

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4.0Dined on November 7, 2015

Overall we enjoyed our dinner, and the atmosphere was outstanding. We were seated in the sun room, and it had a beautiful view. I thought the food was pretty pricey for the overall quality. The beef fondue was good, but the broth lacked flavor, which I don't expect from a meal that is $50 a plate. Overall, I would go back for the experience, but not regularly.

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2015

Fantastic food and a unique gem in Calgary. Service felt a bit rushed at first but good overall. I'd highly recommend

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2015

Everything was absolutely perfect, always is. The food was delicious and fast and the service exceptional. It is a nice private space, by far one of my favorites.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2015

The staff were unbelievably sweet, fun, positive and accommodating. Food was delish and the wine list has some goodies but does not feel pretentious. Such a gem that Laurier Lounge. My husband and I usually do date night there but it was equally charming for a girls night dinner. Perfection. Will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2015

I dropped by for desserts because I always love the fondue and it doesn't disappoint. For the price, I would like a few more fruits with it.

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1.0Dined on September 25, 2015

Disappointed

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2015

The food was excellent, the service was top notch and the atmosphere was wonderful. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2015

Food was very good. So full when we left. Definitely order the fondue.

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3.0Dined on September 6, 2015

My Husband and I went to celebrate our 7th Wedding anniversary and chose this spot as we remembered the Fondue was decent. We made a reservation for 7:00pm and arrived on time. We were taken upstairs which in the wrong heels can be very dangerous! We were sat at an awkward table for two right by a speaker...not exactly romantic. We asked if we could move...and then proceeded to move ourselves to the next table. We ordered both seafood and the beef experience fondue and would suggest they actually make this a "Combo" dish to the menu instead of making the poor waiter explain how he is going to charge us for the "new" concept...which I am positive has been suggested before?! My Hubby ordered a classic martini with a twist...not sure how olives were mistaken for a twist but unfortunately that is what he got. The food was just ok...service was just ok and the ambiance was just...ok. Sadly I wouldn't recommend and I don't think we will be back.

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2015

Celebrated 20th Wedding Anniversary at Laurier Lounge, it was recommended to us. I requested a private dining area for my husband and I. Atmosphere was quaint and peaceful as we ate upstairs in a small private booth. Food was absolutely delicious and perfectly portioned for 2 people. I will be back with a small group of fellow suburbanites to experience the delicious food again.

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2015

We went for my birthday and got a table for 8 on the patio. Our service was terrific. We just ordered several appetizers for our table and it was so great. The food was awesome.

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2015

The seafood fondue is delicious with all three courses! My fall back for brunch when I don't want to try something new because I know I'll be satisfied with my usual Laurier Brunch plate. The right amount of interruption by the servers. Enjoy sitting in the sun room and great place to bring guests.

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2015

I really enjoyed how cozy the restaurant felt and it was also very quiet. The only thing I didn't enjoy was the uncomfortable booth like tables. There's no back support at all and I found it very uncomfortable to sit there for nearly 2 hours.
This restaurant does also have limited customer parking which is nice if you are driving.

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4.0Dined on August 14, 2015

the place is a gem! not always easy to find but worth the hunt. Food and service are always great

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2015

Laurier Lounge is one of my Personal Favorites in Calgary whether dining alone or with friends! I brought a friend from Paris for lunch and she LOVED it too! Our waitress spoke French as well, so we all felt right at home! Thankyou.....

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2015

Had a great time, service was awesome, the new (ish...) enclosed patio is fantastic!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2015

One of the best dining experiences I've had in Calgary, and for a reasonable price.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2015

The character of the building is reflected in the food. Fantastic ambiance and absolutely delicious dishes! I love seeing classic French dishes revitalized on a modern menu. Recommend the Beef Bourguignon! The service was professional and efficient. (Tip well as it is worth every penny!) The menu prices are completely reasonable for the level of quality that they bring, and I can't wait until my next visit!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2015

Very nice lunch on the outdoor covered patio. Great food.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2015

We were seated close to the patio doors and it was cold. The food was pretty good, but the service was slow.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2015

Fondue is a great meal, delicious and fun!

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2015

Our recent visit was very nice, we had a quiet room upstairs. Service was just right, food was hot, and very nicely presented. Would definitely come here again. This is my second time, and will do it again.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2015

We have been here multiple times for fondues. We have always enjoyed the experience and plan on coming back.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2015

The cheese fondue was okay. Not my most favourite cheese flavour in the world. The beef and chocolate fondue was amazing though.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2015

Love the smoked salmon bruschetta! Service attentive and friendly and very Quebecois. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2015

The restaurant was great overall. I just feel to have an competitive edge that they should offer more selections of cheese and chocolate fondue and that you should get more than just bread with the cheese fondue offering. Like apples, carrots, cauliflower, or at least a brown bread.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2015

the whole atmosphere of this place is amazing, staff is very friendly and the food is amazing, will go back for sure!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2015

Laurier Lounge has always been a favourite of ours. Since having a baby, we rarely get out.. So when we found ourselves with a surprise babysitter, we didn't know what to choose... Ultimately we went with an old favourite. It didn't disappoint! Awesome poutine, great salad, wonderful cocktails, and the chocolate fondue for dessert that I'm still dreaming about.

They've added a solarium (closed in their deck) which gives you awesome outdoor dining without the cold wind or bugs!

Great atmosphere, attentive service and an overall great way to spend a rare Friday night out.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2015

my husband and I ordered the fondue experience. This includes cheese, beef and chocolate fondue. All three were delicious, but I, personally, think it was slightly overpriced. I have had other fondues for similar price that included an additional meat with the beef, such as scallops. The service was great at cleaning the table and refilling water, but they didn't seem to enjoy their job. Overall, it was a great dining experience and the food was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2015

We had six of us for dinner and shared lots of plates. The food was well prepared and tasty. Will go again!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2015

This evening was a special evening for us. 1st time out without the children. We had had a great experience the food was delicious and the service was wonderful, nothing real special but very accurate and timely. The food was cooked by all of us on our table so cannot comment on the cooking!!! I appreciated that no children were around, not sure if they do not serve children but just the fact that none were around was nice for the experience we were looking for that evening.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2015

The Laurier Lounge was a good choice for our customer meeting. The food was excellent and filling (just like Poutine should be). Servers were good, friendly, and attentive. Definitely go back

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2015

Yet ended up paying regular cost after requesting. A change from beef ( don't eat meat) and it was understood that we would be charged $5. Pp ( regular deal was $35 po)more. Instead the bill was not $40 yet $75 pp. felt ripped off .

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2015

We had brunch at the Laurier Lounge before but wasn't aware they had a fondue dinner. My friend went and said it was excellent. We had the Big Taste Calgary menu which was the Beef Fondue Experience. They also have a Seafood Fondue Experience.
The atmosphere is relaxing, food was good and quite filling. The service was exceptional. I have already recommended it to friends and will be returning soon.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2015

A friend and I went for the Big Taste of Calgary Menu. Outstanding food and value. Our server was attentive and quick. Fondue was lovely.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2015

The food is still amazing however the entire experience was less than I had hoped for based on previous experiences here. The menu has drastically changed, not a fan of the new menu choices, nor the new style.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2015

Really great restaurant, made me feel like I was eating Quebec home cooking. Service, staff, cooks were all very friendly and accommodating. Can't wait to go for brunch and to try the fondue.

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