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The Living Room Restaurant, Calgary, AB
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The Living Room Restaurant

4.4
4.4
706 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary French / American
Come join us on our newly enclosed patio, rain or shine you can enjoy our contemporary cuisine, including fondues, some of our 20 year menu favorites, and of course a few shafts!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Canadian, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 228-9830

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Guillermo Hernandez

  • Private party facilities

    The Living Room private dining room features space for 8-40 guests. Perfect for luncheons, training or board meetings, birthdays, anniversaries, or group holiday parties. Room Configurations Luncheon/Boardroom ▪ 8-18 people Seated Meal ▪ up to 30

  • Private party contact

    Living Room Admin: (877) 615-9606

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    4th Street SW

  • Parking Details

    10 stalls on the north side of building, available on a first come basis. Street parking available on 17th ave SW, and 4th street SW.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LN

    LeNoraF

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, atmosphere were exactly what we’d hoped for. First-time visit, will definitely return! Special shout-out to the crispy potatoes. So good! Attentive and super-friendly staff too!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Service was very good. Food quality was poor to fair. Kolarabi salad quite bland. Korean ribs were tough, too much b b que sauce. Parsnips we’re ‘woody’. Mushroom gnocchi was only item we liked. The noise level was hard to bear, we couldn’t leave fast enough.
  3. KF

    KellyF

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Firstly, we booked our reservation with the plan to sit inside at the beautiful round table with the fireplace next to it. We walked in, the air conditioning was off as all the doors were open to the patio, it was extremely hot and there was not another sole in the room. We very quickly regrouped and asked to be moved to a patio setting which was not the end of the world. We ordered their Watermelon salad which was absolutely delicious. The cheese fondue we decided on as our main was by far and away the worst I have ever had. The bread portion looked like it was chopped up with a hammer. Seriously! We added beef and prawns as sides to the fondue of which both were quite good. The fondue was also served with a cauliflower portion that was extremely salty and could not be eaten. The fondue portion was another story altogether. Tasted like flavourless cheese, combined with flour, water and salt!! Our martinis and the staff met the mark. Overall, although the patio is a pleasant, I highly recommend you order the watermelon salad but stay away from the cheese fondue.
  4. FA

    FABEFO

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love your patio and brunch menu! Already made reservations this August again:)
  5. G

    Greg

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good wine selection, good service, most patrons were sat outside so the inside was very quiet.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience from beginning to end. Best customer service and food in town.
  7. J

    Jessica

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The good-Really nice patio and service was decent. But overall, I wasn’t that impressed. Food was just ok. Very salty fondue- I think a stronger cheese would be nicer. My pasta had some nice creative elements but also seemed to have raw/uncooked dough. My sister and I shared the fondue and then ordered our own pastas- mine came out a solid 15 minutes before hers. I guess they assumed we were sharing everything- they probably should have asked because it’s awkward eating when someone else hasn’t received their food. My fork was dirty- had a chunk of old food on it. Staff quickly brought me a new one but obviously it grossed me out. It just seems like this places misses its mark on the finer details- ie paper napkins- while also presenting itself as a fancyish restaurant.
  8. CK

    ChrisK

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. Great ambience
  9. LA

    LizA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Unfortunately, the food was quite bland and service wasn’t great. The seating in the covered patio was much too hot with the heaters going full blast and made it very uncomfortable.
  10. MH

    MichaelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a great night, thank you for making Anniversary dinner! The flavours were amazing.
  11. a

    alwayseatingsomethingyyc

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience1
    Very loud table of escorts next to us speaking and behaving in a vulgar manner.. server was great very efficient.. drinks took a bit.. tartare was fine.. watermelon salad was mush (bad watermelon) not impressed for the price.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LIving Room never disappoints! From the food, to the service, the ambience and patio. One of the best spots to dine at in Calgary.
  13. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food and ambiance are all amazing. It’s a great location for a girls night or date night
  14. D

    Dave

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Calgary institution that I need to put into our rotation more frequently. Service is human, knowledgeable and personable - genuinely entertained and taken care of. The cheese fondue and oysters were a perfect snack over a couple glasses of wine. Fun feature: I asked the server to pick a bourbon based cocktail for me, I was given a muddled blueberry sour - it was delicious, but the coolest part was it was rang in as 'dealer's choice'. They have a menu item that allows for the bartender to bring some creativity to work. I thought that was pretty dope!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the cheese fondue!
  16. JW

    JimW

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Food was very good but service was very slow. One appetizer was brought out about 20 minutes before the other one. Long wait before the main courses arrived. Our two person table was beside a busy work hallway even though the restaurant wasn't full.
  17. p

    pkpm

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very limited menu. Service was good but issue at payment.
  18. TT

    TerriT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was amazing food was great! wish there were more beers on tap
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was best in the city. Food was excellent.
  20. S

    Sarahk

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best ambience and top quality service..
  21. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Your reservation system and requirements to make a reservation would likely not have me go there again. I could understand if they were busy but, when we got there it was empty.
  22. RK

    RebeccaK

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We went to celebrate a birthday, and had a table in the patio. Ordered a bunch of dishes to share, which was lovely. The food was delicious, and our server was attentive and very nice. The one thing we didn’t like was the noise level which was very high. It may have been a bit quieter on a weeknight (we went on a Saturday night). Overall, a great place with good food, just a little too loud.
  23. SK

    ShannonK

    Calgary

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cheese fondue was delicious and made even better with the addition of pork belly! And the beef tartar is outstanding. We have always had great service at the Living Room and the please has a great vibe.
  24. CP

    CourtneyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around amazing! Great experience from entrance to exit. Food was phenomenal
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Some loud obnoxious patrons, and the food was not great.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday! Wonderful experience. Great service and excellent food!
  27. RE

    RonE

    Cancun

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful service from Sarah, and the food was wonderful. We will be back.
  28. K

    Kayla

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my go to place for cheese fondue. The atmosphere is super sophisticated and extremely friendly. Price point is great. You get a lot of food compared to other restaurants who offer fondue.
  29. CM

    CellarM

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greeted and sat quickly, started with their famous Shafts, while the wine decanted and we ate one of the best steak tartare’s in the city. Duck and short ribs for dinner, done perfectly. Will come back for sure!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The food was bland and the service was terrible!
  31. S

    Shawn

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The fine dining experience has definitely decreased. Charcuterie board was okay but the meat selection was pretty bland. Honestly, it was like they bought a salami variety package at the grocery store and plated it. The first table they sat us at was brutal. The second was as well. They didn't want to disrupt their 8pm seating for our lowly 6pm presence. All together, it ensured we drank water and left long before 8pm to have our main course somewhere else. The experience was very disappointing and after being a regular staple in our dating/anniversary life, we'll move on. Maybe Chairman's? We've had a fantastic experience there every time.
  32. G

    Gymbo

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed my evening. Staff and Management were friendly and attentive to our needs. The food was excellent.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Great service.
  34. L

    Loriandee

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this location. Will definitely be back. Great food and atmosphere.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a long wait to go out for food I was more than impressed with the service and the menu. Will definitely promote and return! Well done Thanks for a nice evening
  36. CD

    CarolynD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Fondue was very salty. Service was great. Surprised staff weren’t wearing masks though.
  37. BB

    BennetB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, no complaints. Definitely would come back
  38. JH

    JayeH

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time Top notch service and food
  39. Z

    Zoe101

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    They got us in at a table instead of the bar! Server was a bit slow with refilling waters but food came out fast and was great. Bit noisy but what can you expect on a Saturday night? Give yourself extra time to find parking though hahah.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Proposed. She said yes

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

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The Living Room Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 228-9830.

The Living Room Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 706 OpenTable diners.

The Living Room Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Living Room Restaurant

514 17th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2E 0B1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    4th Street SW

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Canadian, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    10 stalls on the north side of building, available on a first come basis. Street parking available on 17th ave SW, and 4th street SW.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Guillermo Hernandez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 228-9830

  • Private party facilities

    The Living Room private dining room features space for 8-40 guests. Perfect for luncheons, training or board meetings, birthdays, anniversaries, or group holiday parties. Room Configurations Luncheon/Boardroom ▪ 8-18 people Seated Meal ▪ up to 30

  • Private party contact

    Living Room Admin: (877) 615-9606

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