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“Great Spot to stop”

The Libertine Public House
Ranked #1,353 of 3,679 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, British, Canadian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 1st St. SW
Transit: C-Train 3rd St West Station
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Good location right on 8th Avenue, the food is very good for a pub (disclaimer), I highly recommend the flatbread.

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Thank Rob T
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We decided to try Libertine Public House for a semi-annual visit with friends. Advance research showed that Libertine's menu offered good value compared to several of Calgary's downtown lunch hot spots. We were glad to have made a reservation, as this place was really hopping by the noon hour. The location is excellent, right on Stephen Avenue Walk.

Libertine's menu of "classic pub fare" is uncluttered: starters, greens, sandwiches and flatbreads, plus daily specials. Happily for celiac folks, gluten-free sandwich buns and flatbread bases are available for these choices. We tried the Smoked Salmon Quinoa Salad and the signature Public House Burger, and all were pleased with the attractive presentation, generous portions, and tasty results. Service was prompt and friendly, with several check-ins throughout our meal to make sure everything was OK.

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Thank knightspirit
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

The Libertine is a place I would ultimately return to most likely. The beer special was Tin Whistle Peach beer, which was quite good. It was not sweet but had nice peach flavor. We ordered some of the "snacks" as appetizers, which were the scotch egg and pretzel. The place had a good atmosphere, and aesthetically pleasing menu. The food also looked inventive and great. We ordered the lamb baguette and duck club, with the sauce on the side. The appetizers never came. Our entrees came first. The lamb was not on a baguette, but rather a roll. It tasted good. We asked someone what happened to our appetizers. They said they would check on them. We asked them to get our server and suggested we should probably receive them but not have to pay for them. The server said they would be brought out and would be comped from the bill. They eventually came. The scotch egg was not a traditional scotch egg, but a soft-boiled egg fried in bacon pancake batter. It was good. The pretzel portion was quite small but also good. My wife's duck sandwich arrived with the sauce on it, so we had to get a replacement for that. The french fries are great. Also, the server then came off and suggested that since we ate the appetizers and "it looked like we enjoyed them," she thought we should just get them for 50% off. This was after her already telling us it would be comped. Basically, we were shocked and stared at her speechless. She then said, "You know what, I'll just go ahead and take them off the bill." It was one of the most audacious things a sever has ever done to me. If the service experience was better, I would have enjoyed the place much more.

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1  Thank ClevelandBeachBoy
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Flew into Calgary about lunchtime, and we were looking for a decent place to eat lunch. Passed the Libertine and thought we'd try it out. Had a glass of wine each and split the flatbread marinara. Wine was good, both the red and the white, flatbread was really tasty - real tomatoes, fresh basil, and good cheese. Only down side was that the "patio" is separated from the street by a three foot wrought iron fence, and the smokers congregate right outside the fence, since they are not allowed on the patio and chat with their friends at the tables. If you object, try sitting right inside this patio doors. Staff was not tremendously organized, but sweet. Would go again.

1  Thank Linda_Albany
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Granted, we were there during the Stampede, but as busy as it was the staff was amazing. Fast attentive service, good food, and a very lively atmosphere. Fun was being had by all. From the outside it seemed just like a regular restaurant, but the pub feel immediately hits once you're inside.

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1  Thank lovefood80
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