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“Not worth it! At all!”

NOtaBLE - The Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 3,664 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $27
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We went to NOtaBLE yesterday for the 2nd time. Both times the experience was disappointing, and I won't be giving it a 3rd chance. After a long wait by the door, we were seated and ordered our meal. Prior to ordering we asked if they still had chicken, as last time they ran out of chicken very early, and the server indicated that yes, they had chicken...About 20 minutes later she came back saying they are out of chicken, as well as out of special for the day and several more dishes...really? expensive high end restaurant out of several specialty dishes by 8:30 on Friday night? VERY poor planning...The service was VERY slow and rude. The food that we ended up having was mediocre at best, not to reflect the price. We had 2 grill cheese chicken sandwiches - very small and not tasty at all. despite the size, half of it was left on the plate. The tai coconut mussels were a big disappointment as well. The buffalo flank steak was actually decent, but much smaller than indicated by the waitress. The appetizer (crab and shrimp dip) was good, but was served by 8 tiny pieces of bread and when we asked for more bread, we were simply said they were out of bread. Then, they brought us 8 more tiny baguette pieces for which we were charged $3...Overall, very disappointing...Not worth the trip to that neighbourhood or the price tag or the wait. NEREV AGAIN

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Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Have been several times and came most recently for my birthday. Just an amazing atmosphere, great staff and very accommodating. Made our night extremely enjoyable!

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We have eaten at notables several times and enjoyed it each time. The food is very good. It is heavier, at least when we go in the winter. There are a lot of meats, chicken, steak etc but all is very well done, particularly those done on the rotisserie. My wife had the salmon, which I sampled and it too was very good. I had the bison which was terrific. The portions are very large, so if you have a smaller appetite you might consider sharing a main course. Appetizers were very good, we tried the mussels, the soup and a crab starter. Desert was very good. Wine was not badly priced for Calgary and overall while the restaurant is not inexpensive, it is good value for the city. The space is very "cool". The staff were really superb, young but very helpful. New Years was enormously fun, a great latin jazz band and they had a free buffet at midnight, like we needed that.

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Thank gajgmusic
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

We visited this restaurant around 4 pm and witnessed a flurry of staff activity, preparing for the ensuing evenings. Wow - this place must get really busy!

We were very impressed with the thoughtful care taken with our food. I had a simple green salad that was one of the finest I've had in a mid-level dining establishment. The garlicky dressing was perfectly balanced and not too vinegary, and the greens were fresh. The addition of some pickled veggies not only made my heart sing, but added an interesting and tasty element. My husband's food was very good also, but at the moment we can't agree on exactly what he had :)

The ambiance looked a bit packaged - kind of chain-y, but it was not over the top, and felt comfortable.

We will definitely try to get back for more than a snack,

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1  Thank Robyn E
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Very expensive. My Main was full of salt and pepper and tasted of nothing else.
The bread had too much salt.
The muscles were huge!
The wine is very expensive.
Overall it was casual dining at London prices.

1  Thank Veronica C
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