Lately Restaurant & Bar

3.9
39 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Global, International
Lately is Calgary’s newest restaurant and bar. The chic newly designed restaurant showcases an elegant atmosphere with its unique, modern and contemporary architecture. Lately is open Wednesday-Sunday from 7pm until 2am, with a new Happy Hour Menu starting at 6pm- 9pm. Table service is also available every night. At Lately, there is always something to look forward to. Whether it’s the DJ that starts at 9pm every night, the amazing delectable Cocktail options, or the beautiful Selfie Room. A night out at lately, is always one to remember.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 39 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.9based on all time ratings
3.5
Food
3.8
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PeterM
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food2Service2Ambience3

we only stayed for one cocktail. we felt uncomfortable with the lack of covid19 protocols being adhered to by other guests.

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JackieG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience5

I was excited to try the duck wings but was very disappointed to find they weren’t warm and were almost tasteless inside. The sauce they’re coated with tastes good but the inside meat just tasted like nothing. I told the server and she brought me chicken skewers instead and though this time the food was warm the chicken was also lacking flavour. Seems like the chef is afraid of salt 😅 the drinks were all good, we got a bottle of champagne and it was a fair value for it. Great service and ambiance too. In spite of the food being a little disappointing we had a really fun night thanks to the music and I loved that they bring sparklers out with the bottles.

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vipTiffanyP
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Such a great night out!!!💜

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

They food was disgusting. You need to hired a better chef that know how to cook cause that steak tastes like water too much spice you can’t even taste the meat you guys can’t not even make good dessert it’s a problem but the vibe was good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Not great cocktails, didn’t like the atmosphere, it was -40 the day we were there and it was FREEZER in the restaurant. Don’t mind paying $15 for a cocktail but these weren’t good. Didn’t drink two, server didn’t ask how they were or if something was wrong.

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NadineA
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First meal out in a year and the food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Expensive drinks, sub par happy hour. Decent place.

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BrockM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience1

The restaurant was not truthful about its Christmas themed outdoor experience and cocktails were below average.

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Karlsm
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Very nice decor, just slow service and we noticed people moving about to other other tables, and a lot of people were walking up to the table beside us. Didn’t feel Covid restriction safe. Also it felt like you hard to be a regular to get good service.

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Kris10
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Was our first time to Lately. We Loved the atmosphere! Will definitely be back!

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ChristinaT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

I came for my 35th birthday party on Saturday. The service time took forever. At some points we ordered a drink and it took 30 mins to get it. Same with the food etc. The girl serving us was rude, wasn’t paying attention to us. They came out (which we had to request - even though we told everyone there it was my birthday) to get the sparklers. 2 people came , one holding a sign with no energy just like yeah happy birthday, and the second girl brought out a sparkler that went off in 5 seconds and when that happened they just walked away.

I would not recommend anyone to go there and I will not be returning with how we were treated.

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Seriouslyitscj
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to go and have some drinks with an amazing late night ambiance.

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SierraC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great appetizers and drinks ! Had a wonderful time. Selfie rooms is a must see

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Made a reservation for a friends birthday. Once we got there was told we couldn’t be seated because we had a party of 4. They told us the only way we could be seated is if we broke Covid restrictions and sat right next to people. Frustrating that you can make a reservation and the establishment still won’t seat you. Very disrespectful.

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Nevergreen
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

The lounge is lovely, however the large tv screens blasting sports take away from the romantic cool lounge atmosphere. The kitchen was overwhelmed and over an hour late getting the food out and we were mostly waiting for happy hour items and appies. It was absolutely ridiculous. Our cucumbers and raw cauliflower took FOREVER. I won't be going back. I was super diassapointed. There didn't seem to be any management on hand only servers that could only apologize and keep promising that the food was coming.

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Rbert
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and drinks were lovely. The happy hour deals were exceptional!!

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Rose
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Went for happy hour so around 730pm. For a place that wasn't very busy at that time, it would have been nice to have staff to hype it up or hype the customers up. Server was w.e. drinks were cool tho, small cute boutique place. Heard it's popping at night though

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Party
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place to go to eat dance and play!
25 plus definitely what Calgary needed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Well, we walked into an empty restaurant and told them we had booked a reso! We were promptly offered the first seat in the house, literally separated from the front door by a partition. Anyways, we sat outside. Service was actually fantastic, she took care of a severe allergy precaution like a pro. Kudos. Our table was aligned directly to the back of every #6 bus that comes across 17th ave. Minus the exhaust the food was wildly mediocre. Not bad, just nothing with a punch that makes my taste buds tingle. The charcuterie (on half priced night) was certainly worth $12. Then again, so is the 3 meat special at Safeway. The curveball was the Welch’s Grape jelly. HELLLLLO. Toss on the 3 cheese special and boom, that’s your plate, but here is the most important part... it was half priced, beeeeeyond worth it. Couple rounds of $5 Ciroc vodka shots took care of a bunch of bonus desserts. Value > Food. Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.

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DesireeB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing, all the girls seemed kind, & seemed to be loving their job which I always take into consideration! That night, the kitchen had been closed but the management/owner and server were so kind and actually provided us with a beautiful meat and cheese tray as well as fruit and fondue ! So delicious ! They could have said no, which would have been okay as they did notify us but the fact that they went above and beyond to provide us with some food, was amazing. It’s a great vibe, beautiful place and I will definitely be coming back! Highly recommend :)

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vipDanielaG
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4Food1Service1Ambience5

It was my second time there, friends and I had a great time. The music was good, and drinks were good. Service could have been better, our server had a bit of attitude. Used to be a server myself therefore I try to be understanding of servers but this time I sure didn’t enjoy our service! Hoping that for my next reservation it will be good.

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vipfoody101
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a night out! Chill atmosphere, with a large variety of drinks, and late night eats. Great music and lots of instagram worthy photo ops! Would highly recommend!

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AngelicaR
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I celebrated my 21st birthday @ Lately & it went great! Drinks were always good & the steak is great! It was chill until around 11 & it turned into a party which is exactly what I wanted.

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bmac
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

ribs with chilli..............................................

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vipDanielaG
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Had a great time with friends, drinks and food where outstanding. Only thing I’d suggest is adding fries to your menu, other than that everything is awesome!

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SonyaG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience5

I loved the atmosphere very chic. The food and drinks on the other hand were not what I expected, every dish looked the same and tasted the same and didn’t appear to be fried long enough there was no seasoning as well. The drink were watered down. I’ve been here before and the food tasted much better I’m guessing someone else now owns it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I came to lately the for the first time on Friday evening for the re-opening. Drinks were great and the food was amazing. The staff were also very friendly. Great vibes and great music!!!

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ShavonA
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Decided to celebrate my bday this year after checking out Lately a few times before! Great drinks and little bites. Friendly staff and happy to say that cleanliness was a priority throughout the night. Cute place for a date our super energetic with great music for a fun night out. Will be back :)

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Cashav
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lately is one of my favourite spots in the city! Great food, great service. Never disappointed and will be back plenty more!

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EmmanuelL
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best lounge in the City! The service is amazing with an awesome vibe.

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Matilda
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a vibe! The music was really good but not too loud that you can’t have a conversation. Ronnie’s ribs are the bomb, only thing missing was some starch, fries or swim thing to go with it, but the ribs were so good.

Also tried a few of the drinks including a pitcher of the sangria.

The server we had was really nice!

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Charlene
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend you check out this place!! The food was amazing and well priced, the staff were very friendly and attentive, and the place itself is decorated so tastefully. Beautiful venue! Great place to have a night out with friends or a casual dinner with great music! Will absolutely be returning back again in the near future!

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Hiiiii
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It was okay service wasn’t great and everything (including the fondue) Came out cold even when it was suppose to be warm or hot

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

I like this girl and did he wrong right after

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great drinks and food specials! Very attentive staff and looking forward to going there again!

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Andy
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience5

Food was awful. Place was nice but really not worth it.

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vipChrisH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

An absolutely terrible experience. With work friends and every part of the meal was bad. Server had no experience and couldn't tell us anything about the wine options. Took orders and then said they were out of what we ordered. We got what they had and server uncorked the bottle and just walked away. Made ZERO attempt to see if we enjoyed it or even try to serve. Dishes and glassware were dirty. Hamburger meal came with rock hard stale buns. They tried to clear the table in the middle of eating. And did nothing to acknowledge how many things were off. It was as if they had never served people before. Would never go back.

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vipKellyH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

We were very excited to try this place after reading that it would be opening in October and it has a great location if you are going to the Jube for a show. Sadly, this is by far the worst restaurant I have been to in Calgary. The service was terrible, it took us over 40 mins to get a drink. The food was cold and left much to be desired. With all of the great options on 17th ave, I would not recommend taking a chance on Lately.

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corinnah
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The food was really great, EXCEPT that our charcuterie was missing the cheese.
The meatballs were delicious, we also shared an Asian salad which was tasty, especially the chicken, beautifully spiced and cooked to perfection. big portions.
Overall a pleasant experience , and we came to see my friend Joe, who is dj’ing.

FAQs

Lately Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 457-0939.

Lately Restaurant & Bar is rated 3.9 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.