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CHARCUT

4.4
4.4
4004 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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2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Farm-to-table, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Fri–Sun 7:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 984-2180

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Connie DeSousa and John Jackson

  • Catering

    Please contact events@charcut.com with any off-site catering inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Jenn Chandler: (888) 352-1411

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    9th Avenue SW

  • Parking Details

    Valet Parking available through the Hotel Le Germain.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,004 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Calgary

    Contemporary Canadian

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  1. D

    Diana

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came for a birthday dinner really nice evening food really good and great service Thank you
  2. DK

    DanielK

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    The service was inattentive. The food did not meet our expectations. The best dish was the Brussels sprouts. Everything else was mediocre from appies on through the mains. We were told to go with the prime rib and ordered it medium rare, it came out on the cold side of rare which made the marbling in the beef very tough. Too many other options in the area to go back to Charcut.
  3. TK

    TheresaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our food was excellent and our server was great! My guests loved the food and restaurant.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Took us an hour to get our food although we didn’t order anything extravagant. Food was good but not up to the standard I usually equate with Connie and John.
  5. LK

    LKinzell

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Did not receive the Negronis we ordered, received 2 Manhattans instead. Did not say anything as they are great as well. Ordered 20oz prime rib to share, received what looked to be a small sirloin roast, no cap, no fat marbling, pre cut to share. Asked for the Manager, she checked with chef ( lies ) claimed this was their prime rib (lies) claimed she was sorry for our experience. When asked about no cap, no fat content etc, replied she was sorry for our experience. I’ve had the prime rib here before, 4 times, my last 4 birthdays in a row and I’m not paying for something I didn’t order. “ I’m sorry for your experience “ Paid for our wine, appetizers, cocktails. You have to correct what’s going on here Connie , I want to come back for your delicious food again but not until this gets sorted.
  6. S

    Stephanie

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and we had a wonderful time.
  7. KC

    KenC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Poorly seasoned steak under cooked Service was great
  8. DL

    DavidL

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and environment. It was very active and vibrant. This was a business lunch and it was a great time.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed ourselves and thought the food was very good with the exception of the rotisserie chicken. It came to the table cold and dry. Seemed like the chicken was done previously and warmed up. If you can’t serve fresh rotisserie please consider doing a freshly cooked chicken breast. It was a shame but we had it comped which was right by us.Your fish dish and the brussel sprouts were fantastic. Will come again for sure. Overall we had a great time.
  10. DL

    DanielL

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good food, very indifferent and in-engaging waiter.
  11. NM

    NemM

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always
  12. JG

    JonathanG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience1
    Decor 0 /food tasty / service- meh Went on a Saturday night. Food was good.
  13. s

    steveb

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not a very poditive experience. Over priced. Have had much better meals at half ghe price.
  14. NA

    NicoleA

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the most memorable meals we’ve had in Calgary. Amazing and so incredibly delicious
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    We were sat just before noon but were informed at about 1240 that our order had been forgotten to be entered. We then waited 5 minutes to be told that the daily sandwich was now sold out…. Then waited 20 minutes to get our food with adjusted order. After all these delays the bill was not rushed over and that took about 10 minutes to come. We were only offered a coffee in consolation which we turned down as we needed to go back to work.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food wasn’t as good as I expected. Pasta special was tiny, tuna melt was pretty dry. On par with a earls type food. Good service and nice spot.
  17. CC

    ChuckC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance was fantastic and so were the servers. Great to see an open kitchen really communicating and on top of producing a great meal.
  18. JG

    JasminG

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Delicious food with a nice atmosphere, although the tables were way too close together and we could hear the entire conversations of both tables next to us. Service was quite slow but overall was a good experience and would go back!
  19. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We came to Char Cut because I've seen Chef Desousa cook on Fire Masters, the show. I had to see if her food tasted as good as it looked on TV and it was better than expected. We flew up from Texas to experience her food and will come back again. Dave
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as always, staff was friendly and attentive. I’ll definitely be back.
  21. KN

    KNauss

    Calgary

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great breakfast meeting spot. We have clients from all over town and one at LeGermaine so was a perfect spot to meet for breakfast.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Cole was great. Enjoyed the night.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was very good.
  24. LA

    LunchinAndBrunchin

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience, our server Phoenix was incredible and made us feel very special.
  25. BC

    BridgetC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very yummy and amazing service. Was our first time here was easy to book online and very cute resto.
  26. S

    Spicer

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    All of our entrees were not cooked to the proper temperature (6 in our group). Very little attention from the serving crew. This is NOT the same restaurant it used to be for sure. Would not go back sadly….
  27. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Beef filet was cooked spot on as ordered - medium rare! Server was engaging with a positive personality.
  28. TJ

    TimJ

    Edmonton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great place for a lunch. When it fills up the volume is quite high so not recommended for a quiet lunch.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  30. BS

    BriannaS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    We were really looking forward to our meal but were disappointed with the overall experience. The ambience is cool, we loved the decor. We visited during lunch hour so we knew it would be a little busy which was totally fine. Sadly, when our meals did finally arrive, they were sub-par. We each had the burger and it was overdone/ dry. Each of our sides (salad and fries) needed seasoning. That being said, the other meals around us look appealing. Hopefully we were just a fluke.
  31. MB

    MattyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lunch sandwich special (sandwich, soup, fries, and cookies) for $19.00 is amazing value, especially in this inflationary market. The service was outstanding and a great atmosphere.
  32. AV

    AmberV

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was good, snotty waiter.
  33. AG

    AngelicG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Shaved Prime Rib sandwich was excellent, needed more brassica mustard. Twins loved the hamburger. Pulled free range chicken sandwich was excellent. The fries with shredded Parmesan were bland.
  34. F

    Fantastico

    Calgary

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were excited to try Charcut for Sunday breakfast as a new experience having had visited numerous times for lunch and dinner. Sorry to say that we were somewhat disappointed. The restaurant was quiet with limited serving staff. Because we self-seated away from the continental buffet, this meant we were left waiting for coffee and water refills, and had to seek a server for our bill. Will be mindful and choose a better seat next time. Inclusions on the Charcut All at Once were not very generous for its $18 price point, and accompanying croissant was incredibly dry (not typical Yann Haute quality). A side of fruit was also quite small for the $9 charge. In retrospect, having the Continental Buffet would have been a much better choice in terms of value for money as well as experience.
  35. LH

    LanceH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was medicine and service slow unfortunately. Won't go back
  36. DC

    DanielleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was stunning. My server, Cole I think, was super fantastic. Helpful and he went over and above to make my visit memorable. This was a Bucket List Restaurant and lived up to expectionats.
  37. CR

    ChrisR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. It was a bit noisy at lunch but otherwise the experience was superb
  38. GA

    GAHI

    Calgary

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely birthday celebration here last night. Our waiter was exceptional. He was very accommodating and helpful with selections for the two children we had along. The only problem with being a repeat customer because the food is so good, is that you compare. The Turin Manhattan on our previous visit had been outstanding and we couldn’t wait to enjoy it again. Sadly it was not nearly as good - maybe the recipe changed, different bartender, don’t know. Overall we had a great evening.
  39. JM

    JMorhart

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was just okay. My favorite part of our meal was the meat & cheese platter. The chicken was dry and had little bones in it that I kept having to pick out of my bite and the steak was tasteless.
  40. TJ

    TJack

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Filet mignon was cold, veg was undercooked, wasn't checked on after meal came to the table. Overpriced and underwhelmed.

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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

CHARCUT is rated 4.4 stars by 4004 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
Google Map for CHARCUT

101, 899 Centre Street SW, Calgary, AB T2G 1B8

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    9th Avenue SW

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Fri–Sun 7:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Farm-to-table, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet Parking available through the Hotel Le Germain.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Connie DeSousa and John Jackson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 984-2180

  • Catering

    Please contact events@charcut.com with any off-site catering inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Jenn Chandler: (888) 352-1411

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