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The Libertine Public House

$$$
Downtown
American, British, Pub, Canadian
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223 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (1st St. SW)
C-Train 3rd St West Station
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good atmosphere, good location

Libertine is one of my go-to restaurants for casual lunch / after work get togethers. The food is better than average, in fact the pork belly sandwich is one of the best sandwiches around. Service has always been above average as well. The after work atmosphere is lively and the location on Stephen... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
HK_Bun
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Libertine is one of my go-to restaurants for casual lunch / after work get togethers. The food is better than average, in fact the pork belly sandwich is one of the best sandwiches around. Service has always been above average as well. The after work atmosphere is lively and the location on Stephen Avenue Mall can't be beat. Pricing is... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We go to Libertine sometimes after work for its laid back atmosphere - none of the "needs to be seen" crowd - just a couple of folks for good brews and food. The place can be packed especially when there is a hockey game and at that point, you might have to be really cozy with your company as the... More 

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53 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It was Saturday night, but there were few guests, which probably says a lot. But hey, good wine and beer selection. There is not much else to say. Read into THAT what you will.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I was attending a private function. The food that they served was average. There was a limited selection of alcohol.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great atmosphere for casual after work drinks or an easy lunch with colleagues. The menu is very diverse and changes pretty regularly. There's lots of options for vegetarians and gluten-free for those that require such dishes. Service is quick and pleasant. They also have great drink specials, especially during happy hour.

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Calgary, Canada
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118 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Average pub food. Meat is really bland and tasteless. I ordered the crispy chicken sandwich. Bread was bland and not toasted enough. Chicken was overcooked and way too greasy. Fries were greasy as well. You could almost smell and feel the grease in your mouth. We also had to wait about 40 minutes to get our meals. Way too long... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We had a privet party for a charity at the Libertine upstairs area. With a full bank of Windows there is a great view of Stephen Avenue. The food and service was amazing. When there was hiccups the staff and management where their to make everything run smoth. With out the support and dedication of the staff this event wouldn't... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Went with some colleagues for a business lunch and ordered the Chily-Lime Shrimp Tacos for lunch. Tacos were tasteless, the sauce didn't taste like chily or lime, and the salad was so old and wilted that it was draping the edge of plate. Really disappointing.

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Attentive service and casual atmosphere made this the perfect place to end the week in Canada. The Duck Confit Club Sandwich was amazing from the first bite- rich and toasty and filling, perfectly paired with the Summer Ale. I'm already planning a return to Alberta and you can bet The Libertine is on my must eat list.

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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stopped for a late lunch following the Pride parade and got an outdoor table to watch the parade aftermath. It was a fun scene. The duck confit club sandwich I ordered was very good and the bread was incredibly fresh. My partner's grilled salmon sandwich was very well spiced with good flavor though it could have been cooked a bit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 223 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    (1st St. SW)
  • Public Transportation: C-Train 3rd St West Station
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, British, Pub, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?