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“Cannot understand the diversity of views on this restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Firestone Restaurant and Bar

Firestone Restaurant and Bar
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Ranked #2 of 252 Restaurants in Lethbridge
Cuisines: American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
canmore,ab
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Cannot understand the diversity of views on this restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

My wife and I are completely baffled by some of the reviews on this restaurant.
There seems to be little middle ground. Most love it and some seem to actually hate the place.

We have been here twice recently both times for breakfast. Absolutely excellent in every respect EXCEPT the price of the coffee, which I'll leave the reader to discover. There is no reason whatsoever to charge this much for a simple cup of coffee. That could turn off future customers.

The food is/was top drawer, the service we experienced on both occasions was wonderful, so little more to say. EXCEPT..................................................................................................

Question for owner. Why do lovely high end restaurants like yours put a minimum wage greeter out front representing the restaurant. This is the person of first contact in a business, and he/she sets the tone for the entire culinary adventure one is to embark on. I think this first contact makes or breaks the back of more businesses than nearly anyone understands including those who spent thousands annually on advertising, getting people to darken their doorways - and more importantly -KEEP THEM COMING BACK. This is something I'll never understand.

Some small friendly talk, a smile, and a pleasant disposition would be nice. That did not happen to us at this restaurant or most others we attend on Canadian soil. We have to drive across the 49th parallel, to get that bubbly "hi folks how are you today, thanks' for dropping in" . That is so nice when it happens!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not worth it!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Have visited here a few times now and each time there has always been something wrong with either the food or drinks. On two different occasions we have had to send drinks back as they smelled and tasted like chemical! It's a shame as I like that it is within walking distance from my house! The service has always been fairly good but the food and drinks are a let down.

Visited October 2013
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Lethbridge, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Incredibly rude, poor service.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Skip this restaurant. Service may have been decent when they first opened, but now staff is deplorable and there is nothing about the atmosphere or food that makes up for this.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Lethbridge, Canada
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“We were impressed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

First time to the Firestone and we were impressed. The service was very good.
I had a steak sandwich that was perfectly cooked. It came with a large piece of garlic toast, baked beans, and a large basket of large french fries. I really enjoyed their baked bean.
My wife had veal parmesan. The vegetables tasted like they were grilled on a bbq and were excellent. There were 3 large pieces of veal and couldn't eat all the food.
The price of the food was reasonable for the amount and the quality.
We will definitely be going back to Firestone!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank longjohn030
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Lethbridge, Canada
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Disappointing, expected much more.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

My wife and I stopped here for date night. We grabbed a couple of seats at the bar and started with a beer and some nuts. At this point everything was nice. We then ordered off the menu (chicken honey garlic pizza & pasta/ mussels curry). Both meals were mediocre at best. The service also fell off considerably. Lethbridge has many other options that are much nicer than this.

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Thank psdfan
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