If you eat at the Laurier Lounge at 1111 Seventh Street S.W. you're stepping into a bit of Canadian history.
The restaurant is located in a house that once belonged to George Stanley, the man who designed the Canadian flag.
The place got a bit of an upgrade recently so John Gilchrist decided to try it out.
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"It's the go-to place in Calgary for fondue," said Gilchrist.
Laurier Lounge also has an eclectic menu that is French influenced, including various versions of poutine and French classics such as cassoulet.
A new team of chefs, excellent service and a fine wine selection has "vaulted" Laurier Lounge into the top level of restaurants, according to Gilchrist.
He scores it nine out of 10.