Permanently Closed - CLEAVER

4.7
1394 reviews
CAN$30 and under
European
This restaurant is permanently closed. 50 Seats & a Cow. Serves plates of food & bold cocktails from 4pm to late.
$5 sliders, $10 All cocktails, $7 beer and wine by the glass Sun-Thu before 6pm & after 9pm.
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Food
4.6
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4.4
Ambience
4.3
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Annnna
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was good , was excited for the bone marrow but it wasn’t good like it was before .

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MariePierre
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had made a reservation but had to wait a little bit before we were seated (10-15). The server brought us Prosecco to apologize for the wait which was really nice. We ordered the beef cheek ravioli (always a favourite), as well as a salad and the grilled broccolini, all of it was delicious. One of my favourite spots in the city for sure! (not only for the food but also for the cocktails)

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Marty
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food is good and the space is nice and intimate. Covid partitions make it a little less inviting but that can’t be helped. One thing I noted is that the staff walk around and take your order with an iPad and it’s very impersonal. Both the host and the waitress didn’t look up from their iPad the entire time we were with them.

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ETANFOX
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Normally I don't leave reviews but I did want to save someone the trouble if they were on the fence about going. I think this place would be terrific for drinks, the bartenders are talented and it is a fun atmosphere. That being said the food is not fantastic and it took over an hour to receive our food. I ordered the sirloin and for a $32 meal the portion was disappointing. They also do not modify their menu so you are unable to alter your order. Overall not a terrible experience but would not go back for the dinner experience.

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JulieM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was great, food was great, drinks were great!

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KimG
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I thought the food was excellent so were the drinks:) but if I’m
Being honest it seemed unusually busy... so not sure if covid guidelines were being followed every table was occupied?

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vipHlapuz
Calgary
46 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy Cleaver! It’s usually our go to place for dinner and drinks. The staff is always so friendly and accommodating. And the service is always great!! Highly recommend it. Good food and amazing drinks.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

Service was fantastic.../ however the food overall was as super disappointing!
Won’t be going back!!

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ClaireM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, drinks are unique and fun. Good music.

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Dubsy
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always have a great time here.
The food and Cocktails are amazing, and the staff are always friendly.
I've never been left waiting on a drink.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, drinks, service everything was fantastic! Great recommendations by our server! The food was delicious, we had the beef cheek ravioli, sirloin and the Brussels and shared. It was lovely! We can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience !

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So great!!!!!! The food and drinks and service was phenomenal

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vipAdebisi
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another great night with the family at Cleaver. Great food, drinks, and service. Will be back again!

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CarlaC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The choices we made seemed exceptionally salty including the polenta and short ribs. Way too much salt on all of our choices which took away from some of the flavour.

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vipStellaWong
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The dining experience and food were all great. However we felt the music was too loud to be able to hold conversations.

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Lina
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The food and drinks were great. However we basically got kicked out after 2 hours even though we weren’t done with our visit yet.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Get together with friends before the holidays. The tables were dimmly lit, hard to read the menu in the dark and noise level made it extremely hard to hear anyone. Food was great and service as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Too loud, checked and it was >90db, which is actually a safety concern. Totally inappropriate. Wouldn’t go again.

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IvanR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

The noise level was the spoiler for our party of six and the reason we would not recommend it for a friend. You label that noise level as "energetic" so you probably think it's an attraction to have to shout to be heard across the table by your fellow diner. It's a pity, because we liked everything else about the Cleaver.
And, yes, we're all over 60 ...

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MrHeath
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All around fantastic restaurant! I have always loved Herbs and Rye and now the same restauranteurs have opened a great spot closer to home for me. My Ribeye was cooked perfectly and an amazing value. I had the whiskey potatoes as well and they were delicious. I am also pleased that the cocktail menu is so exceptional. I look forward to trying new cocktails every time I dine at Cleaver.

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MarkB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience1

Too loud. Too hot. Too dark. Eating at Cleaver is like seeing the world through the eyes of a grumpy old man.

Good sliders though!

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BirthdayGirl
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The server was great with recommending cocktails all night and all of our food dishes(4) were really good. I would recommend the Calamari.

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Holly
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was amazing as always. The duck slider buttermilk chicken slider and Toblerone cheesecake are amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Quality service and outstanding food as always. Always a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

OMG!!!!! The eggs Benedict was amazing, possibly the best hollandaise sauce in the city. The waitress Beth was a absolute gem, and no better way to start a Sunday than a mimosa. Top 3 brunch places in Calgary, probably number 1 will have to try another dish next time.

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vipTammieO
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was amazing, our server was great but the bar service was brutal.

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vipCalgaryEater
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Always a good experience here, however they need to do something about the lighting at the bar. It is far too dark in the corner to even read the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food , great staff. Easily one of the best restaurants in Calgary

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vipVANSHAV
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time at Cleaver

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic food, kitchen was a bit slow but was very full.
The bar stools at the bar are to close to the wall and forces knees to strange angle if your tall. The host was able to move us to a high top instead.

Overall very good experience would go back

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JkC189
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

We were having a lovely time... until the ringing started. A rather unwelcoming and unfriendly man, whom I assume is the floor manager, would repeatedly ring (loudly) a small bell at the bar. When I asked the server what the deal was with that bell, she responded grimly that it is to let staff know there is something to pick up. It's a small place. They all have an ear piece in. The bell is overkill.
We were going to stay for dinner, but we left after appetizers - because of the bell.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for happy hr. The service was excellent and the food was great. It’s one of my favourite places to meet up with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Was overall an awesome experience! Menu is novel and fabulous. A little noisy and a little dark (reading menus with light from cellphone?) but absolutely worth a trip. Can’t wait to go back!

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sandrap
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! The service was wonderful! Servers, bartenders, all provided a perfect experience on a special Girls Night Out with my daughter.

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vipMeShell
Las Vegas
44 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We tried the happy hour which is well drinks only but there are half prices steaks and a couple appetizers. Very meat forward menu we shared a NY Strip the steak was cooked Med and perfect. Brussel sprouts and steak fries with a couple of well crafted cocktails. Good menu and the service was really excellent. Started to get really busy as we were leaving I’d recommend Reso.

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Beata
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

It's was very dark don't get me wrong the atmosphere was great and cozy but hard to read the menu 🙈 food delicious the portions on some of the dishes should be slightly bigger for the price that you pay overall great restaurant I will definitely come back. Drinks were amazing🤩

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious cocktails for happy hour. A great vibe to celebrate a friend’s birthday. It’s loud and fun and the service was amazing.

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Roch
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great- food was exceptional- we rolled a 6, but would of still had an amazing time even if we didn’t!
Thank you for the awesome time Cleaver!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always!

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Permanently Closed - CLEAVER offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 452-1211.

Permanently Closed - CLEAVER is rated 4.7 stars by 1394 OpenTable diners.

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