CHARCUT

4.5
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4046 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
CHARCUT is run by co-chefs John Jackson and Connie DeSousa, who you might recognize from her appearances on Top Chef Canada, Top Chef All Stars and, most recently, as a judge for the Food Network’s Fire Masters. Together, they are two of Canada’s most celebrated chefs. CHARCUT is celebrating its 10th year as a true food and beverage destination in Calgary. It is a meat-centric paradise with a custom-built rotisserie, smoker and char-broiler, featuring amazing cuts of Alberta beef and whole rotisserie chickens. Ingredients are sourced from small, local farmers, ranchers and artisan producers, minimising the miles food travels while supporting local.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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Lisa
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful experience! consistently great. very well distant for social distanting purposes.

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Rose
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. Food was amazing, server was great. We will be back! They also offer free valet parking now!

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vipFlowerdrumsong
Calgary
108 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our visit and especially loved the food and the stellar service. Dining in this time of pandemic can be very anxiety laden but we can see the care and the attention that CHARCUT has put in place to make sure everyone can feel safe. Plexiglass by the host table, hand sanitizer before you get inside the restaurant and a widely spaced out tables for social distancing.

Chef Connie was around to say hello to patrons, Kirsten the Manager is also busily helping out while Christian was his usual jolly and speedy service and even though the downtown crowd is not there, the warmth and the genuine concern for us to enjoy our meal/visit is rather apparent.

Food is outstanding. The corn chowder has robust flavours, the green salad has the nice balance of the citrus dressing, and my pork tenderloin is well seasoned and hubby’s beef sandwich is on point.

The usual buzz of downtown crowd might be missing but the true good food and warmth of the crew are great reasons why we keep going back to this restaurant. Support the local purveyors of great food when you can.

Thank you for your great hospitality and for creating wonderful, seasonal food!

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GailN
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Very disappointed with the food. Salad was the worst I’ve ever experienced, meat was overcooked and the atmosphere was very bland. Brisket was good but everything else very disappointing. We are still talking about what a terrible meal it was and very low value for the price. Wouldn’t go back and wouldn’t recommend to anyone.

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vipNhanN
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, particularly with the new health precautions in place. Staff were all very polite, fun, and lovely.

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NettyE
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service tasty food in the heart of downtown.

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vipKaylaT
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food as always! Despite Covid the dinning experience was great. Felt very safe, tables were spaced out and servers and everyone had masks.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at CHARCUT!!

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jokw
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Decent spot liked the ribeye steak, also decent wine collection.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always!! Favorite restaurant downtown.

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ScottD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, our evening was great. John and Connie always make us feel at home. Our server Mark was super. The meal, prime rib, was perfection. You can't go wrong booking at Charcut.

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DanS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal with warm and attentive service. A beautiful space and atmosphere as well. Looking forward to coming back soon!

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vipnightout
Edmonton
37 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and service. Food quality was exceptional and staff was very attentive and friendly. Chef Connie was present and circulated checking on customers and chatting. Was a great evening and one I will soon repeat.

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Aruss
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great for steak and service! Love Charbar ans this is just as great!

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AnniversaryMeal
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first restaurant experience at Charcut in a post-COVID world was welcoming and delicious. The team took very good care to ensure a safe but pleasant meal for my husband and I for our anniversary. The beef butcher steak with chimichurri sauce was perfect, as usual, as were the duck fat poutine and tomato salad. We will definitely return!

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Rachel
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first restaurant visit since the pandemic started and it was a lovely night. Our server, Rory, was excellent and provided friendly service. I found his friendly approach especially important at a time when all of this could be quite stressful.

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LeahU
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Went post COVID for dinner with 5. Place was clean and distancing was good. Meals were only okay. Starters were better than mains. With 3 other steak restaurants on the block- I would pass over CHARCUT in favour of any of the others. Sausage was too lean and dry, fries were good, steaks were boring and cuts were only okay.

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vipRDunlop
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service every time we have been to Charcut! Would happily recommend to friends and family.

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vipLuv2travel
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

We left feeling a bit disappointed in the overall experience to be honest. Our server was friendly, but he was overrun with tables. It felt like he was on the run literally all night and we felt guilty asking any questions about the menu etc. It made the whole experience feel rushed. The food was good, but overpriced for just a piece of meat. Really wish sides were included. Overall it didn’t feel welcoming or like the relaxing date night out we were hoping for.

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vipMarianto
Calgary
42 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and very generous portions of food (the dessert was so good, I wished we had less meat on our plates and more dessert!!)

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great meal!

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Love2eatout
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience.

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CheFleet
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

We've heard a lot about Charcut and were excited to give it a try. We found it...dull in comparison to similar restaurants. The atmosphere was sterile, the food was nothing to write home about, and pretty much the entire kitchen staff were leaning on the counters with their cell phones out.

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YanaK
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great, our waitress was friendly, knowledgable, prompt and professional.
Food was sooooo good. I hate brussel sprouts and they made them sooo good, I love it.
Great atmosphere.

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OliveC
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely experience - definitely going back for more!

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WimK
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was really happy with the OpenTable booking process, and with the Charcut restaurant. Great food, great service, great place to meet and talk for lunch! Lunch deal (soup, salad with awesome meat, fries) was a great deal.

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

The food was mediocre and not at all what we were expecting based on the descriptions on the menu. I have been to this restaurant many times for lunch and have always loved their food, but this dinner was disappointing.

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Hardeep
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am looking forward to eating here again.
The food is amazing and its quite so you can have a conversations

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MattR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great, lunch special is the best in the city.

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CrysY
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious dinner, our server Mark, went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great dinning experience

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vipJCMCD
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cousin get together

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Pepper
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Meal was inconsistent. Charcuterie board was only meat. We added bread and cheese, and it was extremely small. The charcuterie board was very oversized. The entrees were also inconsistent, no plate looked alike, bison brisket looked different. The cod dishes looked very different. Slow service from appetizer to entree.

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ChrisR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Always great! Bison brisket and striploan were amazing and priced right.

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CourtneyJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The charred Octopus and the Spaghetti Carbonara were both delicious!

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ShannonP57
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved everything about our meal! Next time we will sit at the bar over looking the kitchen.

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MonicaW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great. We both really enjoyed our lunch. Great value for lunch. Our waiter was very nice. He was friendly and listened to everything we had to say. We would definitely come back.

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Jocelyn
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I brought a couple of friends who were new to the Charcut experience. We were all so impressed at the amazing service! The food was absolutely delicious! My friend wanted the tomato dip bottled to take home with her. I absolutely loved our time there!

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ChrisF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Charcut has amazing food options, all prepared fresh with great flavours and combinations. The 'all in one' lunch options are always great, and I will definitely be making this a regular goto spot.

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MariaL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Our prime rib was tough. Other than that, service was excellent as well as the tuna appetizet

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CHARCUT offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 984-2180.

CHARCUT is rated 4.5 stars by 4046 OpenTable diners.

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