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The Living Room

#206 of 2,936 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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514 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B1, Canada
+1 403-228-9830
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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214 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is a great restaurant on good shopping street. There is an inside and outside area. The food is superb and beautifully presented. The staff could not have been nicer. Don't miss this at least for lunch.

Thank rivermom1
Newmarket, Canada
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We happened upon this restaurant walking around our first night out in Calgary. We ate on the patio, so didn't see the inside at all. From the beginning our waiter was friendly, funny and so accommodating. He made great suggestions (we tried the fondue!) and was also able to ask the chef to make me something off menu. I'm a... More 

Thank Chillie73
Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

4 of us went here for a birthday dinner and it was not bad, not out of this world but not bad. The roasted chicken was really good but the beef flank was not great. For the price it should have been better food. Bottle of wine was $55 as well. Don't think I would go back

Thank Daysdream
Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We had the occasion to host some new residents in Calgary at one of our favourite old haunts...The Living Room. It's been there for almost 16 years and has consistently been a great place to eat. However, their head chef recently left and they have a new chef who has brought new idea's to a great place and the results... More 

Thank CaptDrLarry
Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The patio is really nice with 2 fire places. The service was great and the food was average. For the price I was expecting a little better food.

Thank Michael S
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I am been around in Calgary for my holiday and this is definitely the best restaurant I've tried! Incredibly good quality of food! Service impeccable, actually the waiter really made our days with his friendly attitude! Just listen to him, his suggestions are great ! Wine affordable and an estensive wine list as well! If you don't know this place,... More 

Thank LoiAndrea
Calgary, Canada
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Not the most inspired interior, but we enjoyed some great service. On the waiter's suggestion we had the tartare and ravioli appetizers and cheese fondue for our main, to share. Couldn't find any fault with our food - a bit rich, but certainly tasty. The wine was a bit on the pricey side but we did enjoy every last drop... More 

Thank onehappylittlelady
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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156 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Two attractive fireplaces grace the stylish patio of this place but unfortunately there are four steps to get in. They don't have railings either so sadly, this place is not handicapped accessible. The restaurant is beautifully lit inside, with acoustics that guarantee a good conversation. The menu and wine list is not huge but every item is carefully chosen to... More 

1 Thank qualicumgirl
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Had an early dinner with my husband. The server was really great but the food not great. Our entrees arrived my Salmon was raw... like not cooked at all. So my husband finishes his meal and then mine arrives. We can eat at different times at home while running after the kids I certainly don't want to pay for that... More 

Thank Elizabethyyc
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Had dinner at 'The Living Room' last night and will never be back and will ensure to tell clients and friends to never visit, better to spend your money somewhere else on 17th avenue downtown. Even though the restaurant was on the more expensive side per person we decided to try it for the fondue. After ordering our table was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-228-9830

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?