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CHARCUT

4.3
4.3
3979 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 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 3,979 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Calgary

    Contemporary Canadian

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  1. JM

    JMorhart

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  2. TJ

    TJack

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    BenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food, great service. Almost too loud for a business Dinner at the peak of the evening. Wouldn’t keep me away though. Great experience.
  4. EM

    ElizabethM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Wonderful food very happy place to go.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Moms birthday
  6. J

    Jason

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was quite good. Food and flavors were great, service was quite good. The one thing that was a little off putting was that I wasn’t able to order the Filet blue rare. I was told that all of the steaks were pre-cooked sous vide to medium rare and held at that temperature. Even top rated restaurants may suggest medium rare but I’ve never actually been denied blue rare anywhere until today.
  7. RR

    RobR

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food is very good, Caesar salad a bit too much dressing as the lettuce was soggy! For this level of restaurant they should at the very least have cloth napkins, and teach servers how to properly serve wine.
  8. SJ

    StuartJ

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The waitress was rude and condescending. We made reservations for 9:30 with the wife for date night, and when we arrived, we were refused service and told the were closing in a few min. We were told we could come in for a quick drink. Absolutely ruined our night after paying for a babysitter and getting all dressed up for a much needed night out. We have been to Charcut many times and have never had this type of treatment. Completely disappointed with their lack of effort to correcting their own mistake. Charcut, you lost a long time loyal customer due to your rude staff!
  10. H

    Har100

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Came here for a birthday dinner with my family. We ordered steak worst steak we had, we should have gone to saltlik instead. Will never return.
  11. SM

    SylvainM

    Edmonton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food but expensive
  12. S

    Scott

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    The food was very very dry which was surprising because pre pandemic it was some of the best lunch in town. The salad was just oily leaves with no flavour. Ambiance was good and the service was great though.
  13. JH

    JanetH

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience1
    Sept. 10,2022 The service was great, but the food was not. Sad when the best thing is the extra vegetable. We will not recommend this restaurant. I know you can do better. J.
  14. FP

    FeddeP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was good, not spectacular. Italian meet as a starter was moderate and hardly Italian. And ketchup instead of a good virgin olive oil is somewhat strange. Prime rib was not fresh made and gravy lacked taste. Obviously the tip was too little for the waiter not saying anything more after payment.
  15. SM

    ShelleyM

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We hadn’t been to Charcut for several years so were looking forward to our visit. There was 4 of us celebrating an anniversary and a birthday. Charcut was still great- amazing food and amazing service. The only issue we had were the chairs- not very comfortable.
  16. s

    staceyvv

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried most of the appies and they were all SO GOOD. So many options for gluten free - we'll be back!
  17. K

    Katty16

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first experience! Our server, Tiffany was very good and took great care of us. I loved the accommodations for my allergies and the food was delicious!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, fabulous prime rib & cacio e Pepe !
  19. PM

    PhillipM

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Charcut is great - I always get the Prime Rib sandwich. It's fantastic!
  20. NP

    NeilP

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food and service were disappointing. This restaurant had good reviews but our experience was very disappointing. The food was expensive but not great. The fat on the steak had not been rendered properly and was impossible to chew. The pork was dry. The cocktails were overly sweetened with simple syrup. Our waiter was disorganized and inattentive. Overall a poor experience and very expensive. We will not go back or recommend.
  21. BR

    BevandRoss

    Edmonton

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, lots of gluten free options outstanding service. Would definitely recommend and will be back again
  22. LB

    LaneB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    Service was good, but was not impressed with the food from a cost/value perspective. Maybe we hit it on a bad night, but for the price, was not impressed with the quality or flavour. Was surprised because the reviews were so good, but it didn't meet my expectations at all.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a family style meal with friends. Great food and drinks. Waiter was awesome, even did a couple of card tricks for friend’s young sons.
  24. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We were so looking forward to this restaurant as we have watched the chef on many cooking shows We were so disappointed We went for lunch and my husband wanted a beef dish , it was unavailable I had the burger and it was over cooked and quite bland
  25. SH

    SarahH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nice place to go, the service was good. But the food was expensive for the quality, we got the butcher cut steak and it was alright. The Caesar salad was delish but $17. Nice place, but expect to pay a lot!
  26. BR

    BRBR

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food and service were very good with one small exception. The asparagus “ ends” were woody and should have been removed before cooking/ serving. The affagato was very good
  27. NL

    NicoleL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Mostly a great experience. The only thing to note is the price point of everything is relatively high (and it's no doubt delicious), but the tables are set with pretty standard paper napkins. For a comparable upscale experience, you're usually given cloth napkins.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Server was fantastic
  29. n

    never

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Service staff was fine but the kitchen was slow and our fish was overcooked.
  30. D

    Daisy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Lunch special used to be amazing. They had some kind of house made ketchup jam and the fries were cooked in duck fat. Now it doesn't taste any different from any other sandwich shop. Portions are small and flavour is not what it used to be. I wouldn't recommend the daily special anymore.
  31. k

    keiths

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot as always. You can always guarantee great service and a phenomenal meal.
  32. RM

    RitaM

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Steak was excellent. Deep fried potatoes was tasty!
  33. C

    Cutecook

    Calgary

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have written a review for Charcut many times over the years and I'm delighted that after 2 miserable years of Pandemic and having lived away for 2 years prior Covid that Charcut remains the same. Outstanding everything: food, wine, cocktails, service and most of all the quality of food. We brought my sister, visiting from Halifax, she absolutely loved everything about Charcut and Calgary. We all had something different and there were not complaints we were delighted. Charcut is one of our top 3 restaurants in YYC:)
  34. A

    Arshad

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Noise level was comfortable and food was good (could have been better).
  35. D

    celD

    Hungary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Very expensive food and meat regarding the atmosphere and the experience.
  36. J

    Jules

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tiffany was a very helpful and great server! Place is very cute and classy, good for a date! The appetizers were affordable and good for a nice snacks light meal!
  37. DR

    DallasR

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    From drinks to food, everything was delicious! Perfect date night.
  38. FG

    FoodieG

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent - server was knowledgeable and friendly. Food was amazing…we ordered 2 appetizers and 3 entrees for 3 of us and had a little to go box enough for a lunch.
  39. DB

    DavidB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Prime Rib I’ve ever had. The poutine was a guilty pleasure but well worth the upcoming workouts.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Lovely service.

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 4.3 stars by 3979 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 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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