CHARCUT

4.4
4063 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
CHARCUT is an Italian Roast House 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 the judge for the Food Network’s Fire Masters. Together, they are two of Canada’s most celebrated chefs. CHARCUT is celebrating its 12th year as the best destination restaurant in Calgary. It is a meat-centric and fresh pasta paradise with a custom-built rotisserie, smoker and char-broiler, featuring amazing cuts of Alberta beef, whole rotisserie chickens and house made bronze-die-cut pastas. Ingredients are sourced from small, local farmers, ranchers and artisan producers, minimising the miles food travels while supporting local.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4063 People Are Saying
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
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DavidG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food, excellent wine, great service, pleasant atmosphere, an enjoyable evening

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FabianaC
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great!

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VyettaS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service, good food - what more could you want, other than good company and I had that, as well.

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WallyR
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent lunch!

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RichardB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Decent drinks, average food and below average service. Restaurant was half empty and we had to ask if we had a server after 20 minutes of staring at each other.
Maybe an off day....but I wouldn’t return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food, and ambiance. Would recommend

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vipLaurenS
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All around great!

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JudithL
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat at the chefs bar which enhanced our experience! Fabulous meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Smoked Prime rib is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Charcuterie was great. Maybe another piece of cheese though?
Cocktails were nice. Service great.

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Cgydiner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Ok. But just ok. Prime rib was served cold. Close to 5 minutes from the time the first serving at the table was delivered until the final serving was delivered. There was nothing earth shattering that would make us want to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Thank you.

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ColleenM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The quality of food does not match the price. For 3 of us it worked out to $70/person and I wouldn’t have paid $20 for the food we received. The waiter was so busy it took over 25 minutes to get us water and cutlery. Our food arrived cold and the medium steak was raw. The food was returned to the kitchen and stuck in the microwave and returned back. We literally just ate to get out. They didn’t reduce price at all even when the manager asked how the food was and we said it’s not good. The knives were dull and unable to cut the food. Overall this is all hype and will never return. I expected to be blown away and honestly nothing about this experience was worth my time or money.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience5

The service was terrible and it took 45 minutes for the waiter to even bring us a drink menu. We ordered medium rare steak and it was legit rare as can be so had requested to be returned. Then a manager or someone came by and had said because we waited so long for service, she would deduct our appetizer from the bill. Sure enough the appetizer was not taken off the bill and we had to awkwardly ask the waiter to please follow through with this gesture as we had been told it would be taken care of. Food was delicious- experience/service was terrible perhaps due to shortage of staff? Won’t be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Unfortunately the restaurant was very busy and therefor service was extremely slow. The table next to us sat down and ordered after us, they got their food at least 15-20 min before us and were done and leaving before our dinner even came. Our server was good and doing the best he can but clearly the restaurant was overbooked for the staff/resources they had available. Unfortunate because the place is nice and food is good.

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RyanC
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Looking forward to visiting again when we are back in town!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good experience overall.

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NormM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent evening for my wife's birthday! The food and service were very good!

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ShohiniD
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening out and our waiter was wonderful. The food was delicious and quite a treat.

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Maya
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was very friendly and attentive.

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RonDeWindt
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a special experience.

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vipEileenS
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

food was disappointing from the quality I remembered. daily rotisserie pork loin was dry and not very appealing. menu and interior need a refresh. staff were pleasant and accommodating.

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MikJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect.

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Ronald14
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, outstanding food, nice presentation and just good vibe all around

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TowerTwelve
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you like Charcuterie, this is the place for you! Everything is made and cured in-house. Don't forget to try the truffle gravy duck-fat fried poutine!!

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JaneilH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The food was delicious, especially the salumeria and fonduta. Our server was fantastic and very friendly. Will return soon.

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David
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had all appetizers and then the afogato for dessert. Fantastic

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vipAnna
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The poutine with black truffle was the best!! So flavourful and worth it. Service was amazing as always!

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LauraT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Normally the experience at Charcut is amazing and the food hits the mark, but unfortunately the service was not "friendly" and when the food was not as has i ordered it, nothing was addressed. The experience was, unfortunate that our server was not friendly, as he displayed a lot of indifference. Normally servers are gracious and enthusiastic about the food. Our server even made me feel inadequate, as I was simply asking about the steak on the menu regarding fat (I have medical dietary concerns so always need accurate details), and his response "well its a new york cut, so you should know what that is", then asked him regarding if it was marbled and his response was "i dont think so" so those responses made me feel stupid for even asking, again unprofessional in my opinion. He also did not describe the food well, all appetizers were SWIMMING in oil, when we were discussing the food he said it would be minimal and did not even see if the chefs could alter it s it would be made with minimal oil (most restaurants are able to accommodate this). My first steak was trimmed as I requested, but I was still hungry so I ordered another, the second steak hard clearly marked fat around the steak that could and should have been taken off. When I asked the waiter if the same instructions were give his response was yes, and then expressed how it was not the same and showed him, he then blankly starred at me and offered nothing. AGAIN terrible service. this experience honestly I wont be back, The food is amazing and all the other staff were fantastic, it was this waiter that made my experience sub bar and also the resulting negative affects on my medical condition were not worth the amount of that bill.

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TiffaniK
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Your caeser salad is terrible..
What made me the most mad was finding one piece of bacon in it at the end

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ShawnN
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing from start to finish. Perfect service with excellent presence. The manager on duty was very caring and welcoming. It was my partner's birthday and she was ecstatic with everything. Charcuterie offerings are of excellent quality and variety. Must try the Bone Marrow w/ N'duya. The Prime Rib was also perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were amazing

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vipMarkMaker
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was good, however the cacio e pepe is not cacio e pepe, it is pasta aglio e olio made with pepper rather than chili pepper flakes and garlic, with some cheese on top see photo of all the oil). Tasted good, but not what expected. My server was excellent.

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HenrikR
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

First time in, nice place, but do not understand why there a so few Canadian wines on the wine list?
Steak tender and juicy, only one size, could be better. And next time, don't cut my steak, I can do that perfectly myself :-)
Will be back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Anniversary dinner in the city , great place , awesome staff . We will be back :)

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vipIanM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great meal with really good on time lunch service.

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ColinP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Server was a bit new but the manager was fantastic with the small issue we had with the meal order

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HihoWolverhampton
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, varied menu, more ambitious concoctions than most Calgary meat-based eateries.

The giant meatball was a triumph, as was the freshly made spaghetti and rigatoni. Kudos also on the salted caramel and milk chocolate budino dessert - we haven’t seen that on any menu during our week travelling across Canada and uniqueness is what we like!

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SilviaF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing! And the food was also really good!

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went there to celebrate my husband's birthday, everyone was so welcoming and kind, we had a delicious stake and pasta. Definitely will go back for future celebrations

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from CHARCUT using the Order Online button. CHARCUT also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. CHARCUT also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 984-2180.

CHARCUT is rated 4.4 stars by 4063 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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