CHARCUT

4.3
4080 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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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 4080 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
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TowerTwelve
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had all appetizers and then the afogato for dessert. Fantastic

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vipAnna
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
2 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

HW
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

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Aysh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our hostess (Allie) and server (Sam) were so lovely and amazing!
The food was a bit unimaginative, but still very delicious. We had the salted caramel and milk chocolate budino crunch for dessert and it was unbelievable...so lush and tasty.

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WendyK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very tasty steak and prime rib - the salted caramel bundino was outstanding!

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ianm
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

It was a fine dinner but definitely high dollar for what you get. porchetta was bland not the seasoning it was fine just the pork it’s self had very little flavour. Steak was fine but just a ok steak. Bone marrow was good and so was the meat ball. Just with the hype and the price tag expected a better main course.

MA
vipMaryA
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience. Lunch special is always delicious and such a great deal. Our server recommended the perfect glass of red wine too!

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Happy2345mp
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and very good service and lots of room to distance from other diners. Been here more than six times and it doesn’t disappoint

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ShellyS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the soup, sandwich & fries combo - always hot, with patrons able to finish their meals and still make it back to the office quickly after lunch.

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GiselleN
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The perfect meal and ambiance and wine! Service was great and dessert was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful, great value on our charcuterie board

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vipMdes
Edmonton
22 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently amazing good food!
Always our first stop for lunch when we arrive in Calgary😋 and then dinner another night. Great for a date lunch or a family dinner. Highly recommend!!!

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drcaron1
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We came early for our reservation — after a show—and they got us right in. The food was very good and the wine was even better. We will return, for sure!

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MCarim
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Atmosphere was great, waitress was forgetful, wine came after our food and food came out cold. My first time there, not sure I would return.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible!

CA
ChelseaA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing! Bone marrow was spicy delicious. Steak cooked to perfection. We will be back!

JF
JulieF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Very good ambiance and super local food!
It's a must in Calgary, the place to be!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Thanks
Nice food. Great wine

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FrancisP
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent and friendly service. Excellent food at a reasonable price.

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vipGregP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The Prime Rib was fine, it was nice to have bit of smoke flavor, but it was ordered rare and it came out medium. It also wasn't cut well. It seems like they may have missed the proper cut size and tried to true up by adding a small piece underneath. The truffle add-on to the poutine clearly was using old truffles that had lost their flavor.

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DylanB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch all at once was good....We got cookies to go!

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Tazzglam
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. We had the butcher shop steak which simply melted in the mouth. And the the shrimp pasta was absolutely fabulous.

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LauraC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great waiter; excellent food. A bit noisy, but overall a very nice experience

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ChuckS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was absolutely amazing, the food was spectacular and the ambiance is first class!!

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TimP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was a good evening with great food ; family style was a fabulous way of sharing

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Eric
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, good service, simply wow!
I love it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Must be able to accommodate people with food allergies/sensitivities better.

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 4.3 stars by 4080 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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