CHARCUT

4.5
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4073 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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Ginsey
Calgary
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The restaurant was kind enough to accommodate our request for Impossible burgers, even though they were not on the weekend brunch menu. The burgers were fantastic and we will be back for more.

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CharvelM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

In-laws came into town and we choose Charcut for a dinner out to catch up. The evening was lovely, food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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CelticFoodie
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Simple dishes, impeccably elevated.
Poutine with fries cooked in duck fat and truffle gravy!! Best poutine ever.

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Anne
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very very tasty, worth the price. We would recommend to take an additinnal side if you are very hungry, the portion of some plates (not all) are not that big.

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cyndyl
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The lunch special was very yummy. Staff was friendly and our food came super fast

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vipLindsay
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic server who was both pleasant and attentive. The lunch all at once never disappoints !

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vipNigelW
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The lunch was teriffic and the service was good as always. Thanks for the great meal.

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vipluclaverdiere
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience2

With Covid, it was very quiet. They removed so many tables it lost quite a bit of its vibe. The pulled rotisserie chicken sandwich had multiple cartridge pieces which totally turned me off. Daily soup was excellent.

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vipMichelle
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoy the lunch specials. Makes it easy to still make it back to the office in a reasonable time frame. And the cookies are a nice perk.

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lovetapas
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The smoked prime rib was delicious combined with the parmesan fries cooked in duck fat.

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vipRosieLonglastname
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual no matter which establishment, Connie and John’s team are amazing! Thank you for making my 40th deliciously awesome!

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vipshelleyw
Calgary
45 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really good tasty food. Doesn’t feel like a typical Calgary restaurant.

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BrittanyH
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall a very nice experience. We had the Grilled Octopus appetizer which was spicy and really interesting. For mains we had the Bison Brisket with polenta, mushrooms, and bacon and the 12 oz. Prime Rib with creamy horseradish, roasted garlic, and delicious au jus. Everything was really flavorful and the service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, CHARCUT was amazing! Food was excellent and service was fantastic.

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RyanK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and service. I would recommend to anyone looking for good value and high quality.

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MSmeats
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

I had the beef tenderloin. The cook was spot on! The seasoning on the meat and polenta was under and there was a few bits of asparagus that where stringy and hard to chew. The three cocktails we had were great and I appreciated seeing the bartender taste his drinks to ensure they were good. Our waiter was great. The ambience was perfect, loved the open kitchen. I would definitely come back next time I'm in Calgary, but would stick to cheaper appies as I thought our 250, bill wasn't quite worth it. Either way, it was a good time.

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LindaO
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was ok! Good Covid-19 protocols in place, but music a bit loud for breakfast and my eggs were not as I ordered but ok!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner for my husband while in Calgary and we were thoroughly impressed. He commented that it might have been the best tasting plate of food he had ever had placed in front of him.

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vipSweetPea
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good breakfast but the coffee was cold!

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vipFlowerdrumsong
Calgary
111 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

CHARCUT does brunch! Yes - thank goodness they do because we were able to enjoy a reservation for 6 and the food and service is tops as usual! 😄👍🏼

Like many businesses, CHARCUT has to pivot and adapt to the new landscape. The business hours was from Wednesday to Sunday and brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday. Everyone in our party were happy with our choices - including a very picky 5 year old! My nephew ate his cheese and the house-made charcuterie and enjoyed the croissant and all the fresh fruits!

This birthday brunch was truly exceptional. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful visit - date night for us and loved every second of it. Delicious and awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent restaurant. Would highly recommend. Will definitely be going back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server josh is absolutely fantastic server. Very professional and we enjoyed the excellent food but most of all we enjoy Josh service. I highly recommend this place

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VicEM
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food and excellent service. A bit pricey, but everything seems to be that way now.

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Heather
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and service were excellent. Ambience is less than desirable, but this is more due to Covid spacing. Will definitely be going back. Support this local business!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great drinks we will be back!

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BrianB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was creative, well prepared and very tasty.

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Lisa
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful experience! consistently great. very well distant for social distanting purposes.

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Rose
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. Food was amazing, server was great. We will be back! They also offer free valet parking now!

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vipFlowerdrumsong
Calgary
111 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our visit and especially loved the food and the stellar service. Dining in this time of pandemic can be very anxiety laden but we can see the care and the attention that CHARCUT has put in place to make sure everyone can feel safe. Plexiglass by the host table, hand sanitizer before you get inside the restaurant and a widely spaced out tables for social distancing.

Chef Connie was around to say hello to patrons, Kirsten the Manager is also busily helping out while Christian was his usual jolly and speedy service and even though the downtown crowd is not there, the warmth and the genuine concern for us to enjoy our meal/visit is rather apparent.

Food is outstanding. The corn chowder has robust flavours, the green salad has the nice balance of the citrus dressing, and my pork tenderloin is well seasoned and hubby’s beef sandwich is on point.

The usual buzz of downtown crowd might be missing but the true good food and warmth of the crew are great reasons why we keep going back to this restaurant. Support the local purveyors of great food when you can.

Thank you for your great hospitality and for creating wonderful, seasonal food!

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GailN
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Very disappointed with the food. Salad was the worst I’ve ever experienced, meat was overcooked and the atmosphere was very bland. Brisket was good but everything else very disappointing. We are still talking about what a terrible meal it was and very low value for the price. Wouldn’t go back and wouldn’t recommend to anyone.

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vipNhanN
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, particularly with the new health precautions in place. Staff were all very polite, fun, and lovely.

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NettyE
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service tasty food in the heart of downtown.

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vipKaylaT
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food as always! Despite Covid the dinning experience was great. Felt very safe, tables were spaced out and servers and everyone had masks.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at CHARCUT!!

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jokw
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Decent spot liked the ribeye steak, also decent wine collection.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always!! Favorite restaurant downtown.

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ScottD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, our evening was great. John and Connie always make us feel at home. Our server Mark was super. The meal, prime rib, was perfection. You can't go wrong booking at Charcut.

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DanS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal with warm and attentive service. A beautiful space and atmosphere as well. Looking forward to coming back soon!

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vipnightout
Edmonton
39 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and service. Food quality was exceptional and staff was very attentive and friendly. Chef Connie was present and circulated checking on customers and chatting. Was a great evening and one I will soon repeat.

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

CHARCUT is rated 4.5 stars by 4073 OpenTable diners.

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