CHARCUT

4.5
4122 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
We are currently reopened for dinner service, 4pm - 10pm *** note alcohol service must stop at 10pm per Alberta Government.

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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What 4122 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vippits
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

We had our last meal out before lockdown. Our evening started out really well, our waitress was lovely and friendly.
We ordered drinks and appetizers, which arrived in a timely manner. Our mains took 45 minutes to arrive. We asked for another drink and water refill that took longer and water refill was forgotten. My family enjoyed their meals. However , i have had better prime rib elsewhere. The Brussels sprouts were disappointing. They were very nice and gave us complimentary desserts for the long wait for our meals. It was a let down after a great start!

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Mkimbie
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as usual! Service was top notch.

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Mkimbie
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our go to when in Calgary! Amazing food and service every time!

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DanN
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great quality and flavor of food and drinks. Would definately return again!

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was excellent service was also very very good

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viptroyd
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing, he took us through our dining experience masterfully. Any questions we had about our dinner were answered enthusiastically. Overall a great night for us.

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saskminer
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Food was meh. Unfortunately the restaurant is heavy on hype and light on quality. Not worth the money!

CHARCUT
Responded on March 16, 2021

Hi saskminer We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal at Charcut. Thank you for taking the time to let us know. We have reviewed the feedback with the chefs to ensure we are consistently producing top quality dishes. We hope you will consider joining us again in the future thank you Nadine

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FoodieCV
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was Mark and he was the best kind of attentive. There when we needed him. Friendly. Water always filled (which was appreciated since we got the bright idea to do tequila shots at one point). Food was outstanding. Also Mark called my friend and I ‘Miss’ instead of Ma’am. This was well played Mark. Neither of us like being called Ma’am even though we most certainly fit that demographic. Haha.

CHARCUT
Responded on March 16, 2021

Hi there FoodieCV Thanks very much for the wonderful review. Mark is amazing, we really appreciate his professional service. We hope to see you back again soon The Charcut Team

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vipBCos
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best food and service you could ask for. Get the duck poutine.

CHARCUT
Responded on March 16, 2021

Hi BCos Thank you for the great review! We think the duck fat poutine is amazing too. Hope to see you again soon The Charcut team

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Piper
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service!

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Disappointing
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

They didn’t seem to appreciate our business. I felt like I was inconveniencing them while we finished our bottle of wine at 22:45. We ordered the charcuterie board, poutine, beet salad, caesar salad and the raclette. Nothing to write home about. Boring charcuterie board- only meat and mustard.

CHARCUT
Responded on March 16, 2021

Hi There, Thank you for choosing to dine at Charcut. We are sorry you felt rushed, our team should have informed you of the closing time when they sat you. I thank you for bringing this our attention. We will follow up with the team and ensure they are notifying all guests of the current strict 11 PM closing time for all restaurants. We do appreciate the support and hope you will consider joining us again, Nadine

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Alberto
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints! Food was delicious as always and the drinks are outstanding!
Great way to celebrate my wife's birthday!

CHARCUT
Responded on March 16, 2021

Hi Alberto Thank you for choosing Charcut to celebrate your wife's birthday! We appreciate your continued support and happy to hear the food and cocktails were delicious Cheers, The Charcut Team

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vipkbm123
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Our server Mark was great- one of the best I've had in a long time. Thank you! The food was very meh. Nothing was super hot and the flavours weren't great. Good wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Very limited and pricey menu compared to pre-covid.

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Oscar
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Felt like we were sitting in the hotel lobby=) ...not the nicest dining experience. We thought the bar was in the restaurant. oh well...

CHARCUT
Responded on March 16, 2021

Hi Oscar Thank you for supporting Charcut. We are sorry you did not enjoy your table. We use our beautiful 899 lounge area for seating when the main restaurant reaches full capacity. We hope you will consider joining us again, we would be happy to ensure you are seated in the main dinning room next time. Cheers The Charcut Team

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ByronC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent choice for a meal after extended lockdown.

CHARCUT
Responded on March 17, 2021

Hi ByronC Thanks so much for joining us. Glad you enjoyed your post lockdown meal. We are so excited to have diners back in the restaurant Stay safe

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StephenJ
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Really well executed meal by the kitchen, and Mark was an excellent server. We enjoyed the caesar interpretation, the lamb shank, and the caramel chocolate dessert.

CHARCUT
Responded on March 16, 2021

Hi StephenJ Thank you for joining us for dinner at Charcut, we appreciate the support. Glad to hear you enjoyed the meal. The Lamb is one of our winter favourites as well. We are working on some new spring dishes and are excited to get some lighter fresh dishes on the menu. Hope to see you again soon

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DinoP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the city. Food is always excellent, service is always attentive and pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always. Great food and service!

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Maddie
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Boyfriend and I went to have dinner, for date night. We came all the way down from Red Deer, read the reviews seemed like a very nice place at the time. When we got there we weren’t taken into restaurant even though on our reservation it said we were supposed to. The service was absolutely terrible. Waiter wasn't attentive what so ever. Had to try to order everything at once when he finally came back to our little table and every time a new dish came out there was chaos because nobody knew where to take it. When reservation was booked over phone there was no information given about partial menu for the evening. As I had to find something they had on the menu that they were able to make or add on, to top it off we had a hair/brush hair in the food the dish was taken care of but just not what u expect when you drive down for a nice evening out.

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DeanR
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

After we were seated it seemed like forever before the waiter came to our table. There was no offer of a drink order until the second time he made his way around. After we finally got drinks 20 minutes after we arrived it was another 15-20 min before he showed up again to take our order. I asked for a refill of my coke and the waiter brought a half a can of pop to the table!! After filling my glass 1/2 way he then left and returned with another can and finished refilling my pop! I get better service at the Keg! I won’t be back.

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FranM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Early Birthday celebration before lockdown.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made a reservation so we are seated immediately upon arrival. Server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the wine and the menu. Food arrived quickly and was very good. Definitely will be back.

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AngieA
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, amazing food! Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience3

Food was subpar for the price we paid. Won’t be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

We had read great reviews on the burger and the “award winning” prime rib. The burger was dry and nothing special. The prime rib was pretty average. Hugely disappointed

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jabsc21
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as usual! Great food, great value and an amazing atmosphere. Highly Reccomend if you have never been!

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JordanK
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

I went there with a friend and we had a wide variety of dishes. The caesar salad and bone marrow were quite tasty. The problem came with the entrees my prime rib which was supposed to be 7oz looked like it was about 4oz and although tasty it really wasnt worth what they were charging for it.

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Great restaurant to dine in on a Friday night!

Had a good time socializing with friends under moderately loud music, food was good, service great since the time I walked in.

I ended up paying for certain items that should have been communal & what I would have wanted is for the items on my bill to be shared among us. Not a big deal and I will correct that next time if need be.

I found the menu overpriced for the quantity of food (I had a carbonara, friends had burger). Quality however is pretty good, it's Charcut under the Le Germain hotel, but expect pricing to be higher than average.

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StephenB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and services. My wife and I are very pleased with our dining experience at Charcut.

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Narnies
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Overall good, but a bit disappointed based on all I’ve heard. I’ve had better quality for better price at other restaurants.

I probably won’t go back, but wouldn’t discourage others from trying it.

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vipmariadesiree
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

What AMAZING service we got here.

I am so disappointed I cannot rememberer his name - but it was EXCELLENT.
Informative, personable, impeccable timing and gracious.

Totally made for an amazing dining experience.
Ambience of the restaurant was awesome too.

Can't wait to come back and hopefully be in the same section!!

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HareeshP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

There were no steak knives available ? We asked the server twice and she said they just don’t offer steak knives .. what steak house does that ? We had a hard time with the regular silver ware that was offered .. a negative so we won’t be returning despite the great food and service

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Oscar
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Loyal customer since day 1 of this location....food is always a 10+
This visit it was avg....little disappointed. The hot sausage apple is usually so fresh and delicious...it was small and overcooked...poor presentation.

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MattR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always delicious. Love going in for the lunch special and some local beer

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HaileyS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance, compliance and adaptability with Covid measures were great. The service was fantastic and food delicious. Excellent cocktails.

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EricaB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were greeted and taken to a table promptly. Server was attentive (but not overly) and very helpful to our inquiries. As a GF, DF, sugar free by preference eater, they were able to accommodate my needs. Food was good. Only negative is it just wasn’t really my style of food - mostly burgers/steaks.

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keiths
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal. All at once lunch is the perfect option for business meetings. Great value and a great way to impress clients!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
41 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Still great after all these years !

FAQs

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

CHARCUT is rated 4.5 stars by 4122 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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