CHARCUT

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Contemporary Canadian
"Top Chef" All Star, and season one competitor, Connie DeSousa Co-Chef / Owner, of this new restaurant located in Downtown Calgary. Featuring urban-rustic cuisine with a custom-built rotisserie and charbroiler, vintage-style slicer and hand-crafted charcuterie eating bar. A contemporary and inviting gathering place, CHARCUT combines local chef-driven cuisine with Italian and Country French accents. Ingredients are sourced from small, local artisan farmers and ranchers, with herbs harvested daily from its own garden, minimizing the miles food travels. Open late night with a full menu.

Private Dining

CHARCUT Roast House offers a unique venue for your private events. The restaurant accommodates 10 to 109 people for sit-down lunches and dinners and up to 120 for private receptions. Our chefs will create custom a la carte or communal-style menus.

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LK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The prices are very expensive. For what you got, I feel the prices should be less, but you're paying for the location rather than the food. Don't get me wrong, the taste of the food was a 5/5, in my opinion, but the cost doesn't need to be that outrageous. The cheapest bottle of wine is $50, otherwise you're paying nearly $100/bottle.
Great ambiance, service was lovely. Our waiter was extremely busy and had a lot of tables to juggle, but his service to us was great.
A place I would return to for maybe my 20th Wedding Anniversary.

OT
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Service was friendly but slow. Food was ok. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing to write home about either. Didn’t feel we got value for money.

AJ
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I only gave a three star because. When I reserved on open table I selected the option for bar seating no knowing it was in a completely different area in the hotel main lobby. This was very disappointing but they managed to find us a table in the restaurant which we really enjoyed. The lunch special is amazing value and perfect for lunch. I love the bag of cookies that come with it.

MB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Lunch was very pricy for what we received. $10 beers is rediculous

YK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The steak was superb! So tender and so soft, cooked in perfection! I will definitely come back next time I visit Calgary.

JK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dinner thanks for making Martin's exit lunch special and memorable. Always enjoyable, always tasty and always amazing service.

DK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

This was a different experience. I did not dislike it, but it was very load and our table was close to kitchen, therefore busy servers running back and forth. Service was prompt and friendly.

KP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Is was the most bessest funnest lunch ever. If I charged you kess than 20 percent gratuity please add 20 more percent

JB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a lovely evening. Service was really good. Attentive to us. It was quiet which was really good. The food was excellent. All of us had great meals. Well presented.

JT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Overall a good dining experience but a little pricy. The food was pretty good but the service was terrible because of the rude hostess who gave us attitude for wanting a different table that wasn’t close to the front doors. The same hostess kept glaring at us throughout the dining experience which made both of us uncomfortable. Thankfully the server was nice, professional and accommodating. The same can’t be said with the hostess.

JL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great, staff was great and we had a great time for our engagement dinner.

JM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The Hostess was really polite and helpful as soon as we've walked in. She recommended a parking spot since there was a Flames game happening. Our waitress was so helpful with the menu, knowledgeable and friendly. The food was over priced for the portion that you get. 8 small strips of cut up steak for $32 topped with pesto, no side items included. I could have went to a different restaurant and ordered a full steak with 3 side items for the same price. But our Waitress made up by providing us dessert for our Anniversary. Of course it wasn't for free but it was really tasty.

p
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

It was our first time eating at Charcut. Food was delicious and service was excellent. We will definitely be going back.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good was excellent and service was amazing

T
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Big fan of the restaurant. Love that our dinner was served hot. Very friendly and professional servers and wait staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent server - great recommendations - portion sizes were the perfect size - not too much or too little - always exceeds expectations.

c
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Calgary is supposedly known for steakhouses and Charcut came up on a search as a trending place. My impression was this was a go to place for businessmen in town on the expense book. The one thing we learned too late was the unique "smoking" method they use on their beef. Being a fan of charred meat, the smoked flavor was not what we had in mind for a steak night in Calgary. Plus, we were charged almost double for a bottle of wine in the original bill which was corrected.

JF
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Server named mark was outstanding. Came from Edmonton he remembered us which was amazing because we haven't been there in a month, had the burger and omg it was the best burger I've ever had! Thank you charcut me and my girlfriend will definitely be returning! I'll also spread the amazing word about your shop!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great service was excellent. Took a little bit of time to get the cocktail that I ordered, but other than that everything came out very promptly and was hot and delicious. Will definitely consider going there again.

C
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an amazing experience we had. We were there celebrating my boyfriends birthday and the staff there made our time wonderful. Rachel was amazing, suggesting the best wine to accompany our meal. She allowed time for us to enjoy each course and we never felt rushed. Can’t wait to come back.

b
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was our anniversary. Ann Marie was absolutely awesome.. she helped make the evening funner..

LL
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent evening out! went before the theatre and Mel was the perfect wait staff!

C
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Hadn't been in a number of years so we decided on dinner before an event we were attending.
The bench seating directly to the right as you come in has metal "bars" protruding from the wall which
makes it very uncomfortable when leaning back, even though they supply pillows. Seating is not centered
between these "bars" is the problem. I ordered the beef tenderloin with smashed potatoes and carrots. The steak was tough, had very little char, and no seasoning whatsoever. Potatoes were mushy and not seasoned either. Carrots were perfect. My husband ordered the gemelli pasta which he said was good.
Dessert was delicious - salted caramel and milk chocolate pudding crunch. Service was great and the
staff are very friendly.

JD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nous avons adoré le CHARCUT et nous y retournerons ! C’était délicieux le service excellent l’ambiance chaleureuse

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JN
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and explanation of each meal when asked. The actual chairs were a little strange and not as comfortable throughout the entire meal experience. My colleagues and I had a great time overall and will be back.

SJ
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was fantastic, and the service awesome.

J
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service and food presentation. Very tasty

F
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice waiter who did his best to move us through quickly so we could get to another engagement on time.

F
Calgary
100 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best in class - food and service! It is no secret that we love Charcut as we are regulars to their restaurant especially when it comes to their lunch service. However, tonight was special as it was our anniversary and we don’t want to “try” some place new to celebrate our day. We want to go to somewhere that is tried, tested, and true - one that is a SOLID 10 - and tonight was another testament to that!

We were greeted by a young smiling lady who had us seated in a place that had a little card waiting for us! (WOW!) You know, when people truly read the notes on Open Table and pay attention to that - it scores HIGH in our books!

We had a feast! We ordered a Caesar Salad to start. Hubby was wondering (why was there an egg on it?) I pointed out that if he looked close enough - there wasn’t any mayonnaise - which is typical of any Caspar dressing. Instead, they put the natural /whole ingredient - the egg that would add the richness (creaminess, if you will) and that’s what that egg was for. Then we had the order of the broccoli with labneh (OMG, it is absolutely tasty)! I know, it’s broccoli but the charred green drizzled with that labneh was amazing! Hubby was raving too! We ordered a prime rib - and oh so good!!! The other starch was the poutine. And you all know how seriously great theirs is!

Finally, our dessert. It was a caramel flan. Smooth and silky and gluten free!

Thank you to EVERYONE who made our night special! We had a great time - as always!

VS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! Overall had a wonderful experience. Our waiter was friendly, efficient, and helpful. Will definitely go again if I'm in the area.

OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. The food was great. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and the dinner was just what we wanted, we started with the tuna carpaccio which almost melted as we ate it. My wife had the porcini and I had the bison brisket, both were amazing. Will definitely come back it’s well worth what you pay for

KK
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Charcut is an absolute go-to for a delicious, well prepared meal. The daily lunch specials are fantastic - for this visit in particular, the tomato soup was outstanding!

Not only is the food great, but the staff are also top notch.

BM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I took my husband out for dinner for our 11th month wedding anniversary. Our waitress Raven was very kind, friendly and attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Waitress was loud. My friend received the GF bread instead of myself and what I ordered had gluten cross contamination because I was sick after.

GC
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

CHARCUT is, without fail, a great place for personal or business lunches. The ambiance is outstanding as is the food and service. One of my favourite places in Western Canada!

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there before going to a show, we didn't have much time and our server made sure we had a great experience in the time we had. He was very knowledgeable and welcoming

C
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was perfect! Attentive but not too and prompt!

PR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our experience at Charcut. The food was really good. The service was excellent and the restaurant was nice

RG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food though limited menu. Very accommodating of my request to replace starch with green vegetables. Meat portion ( pork shoulder) was quite small though tasty.

TP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

We were so looking forward to eating at Chacut. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was cozy. The appetizers were amazing! The raclette and tomato salad were fabulous! We sent the shrimp back because they were seasoned with Old Bay. The steak was uneventful and disappointing. The chimichurri on the steak was overpowering. The food was expensive and disappointing.

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