CLEAVER

4.6
1266 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
50 Seats & a Cow. Serves plates of food & bold cocktails from 4pm to late.
$4 sliders, $8 All cocktails, beer and wine by the glass Sun-Thu before 7pm & after 9pm.
cleavercalgary.com

Special Offers

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We are open and will have a take on a thanksgiving slider!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We are open Christmas Eve, and its a happy hour day! b4 7 7 after 9, $7 cocktails, beer and wine. $4 sliders.

Happy Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 1266 People Are Saying
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MS
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just love Cleaver, so many delicious cocktails and sliders. Staff were all great. Have already suggested all my colleagues check it out!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It was amazing I love coming here it’s my favourite place for a great drink!

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything we ate was sooooo good! The staff were amazing, specifically a guy that came around a few times making sure we were okay and giving us some tids bits on the restaurant and menu ( I wish I had gotten his name!). If I HAD to make any complaint it would be that our table was super close between to other tables tables which make it a bit awkward at times, BUT that is being super nit picky and not enough of a thing to ever prevent us from going again!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our brunch date here (again 😉)... we will be back soon 👍🤗🙌

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M
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Noisy
Great food - poutine!!!
If you want to sit outside specify when making reservation

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RR
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We went for brunch. The menu is pretty good, and the prices are much lower than other places. However, the portions are smaller - which isn’t a bad thing, but you get what you pay for. The food was good, but it wasn’t spectacular. The hashbrowns were disappointing. Service was great!!!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best food I’ve had in Calgary. Incredible.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We made a reservation for 630, had to wait in the doorway when we arrived and then ended up sitting right at the front door. Seats available on patio and server told us that we weren’t on the wait list for those. Good food but better service expected.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was amazing!! Great service as well. Great atmosphere although it was really loud.

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NP
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience. Food, atmosphere, overall experience was unbelievable. Amazing staff, treated us so well. Actually can’t wait to make our way there again sometime in the future!

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JH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Among the worst dining experiences in recent memory. Servers who give you the feeling that you work for them, and your job is to feel lucky to receive whatever you get. Our kale salad contained a grilled avocado that was so unripe, it was impossible to cut, let alone eat. When we sent it back, we were told, "That's how we serve it here." Unripe, green and unedible? Please. When we suggested replacing it with more kale we were told, "I'll go ask." Ask? Every staff member was abrupt, dismissive and condescending. Save your money and go somewhere else to be abused.

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T
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Our brunch was AMAZING! The serving was so big and the food quality is really good. My brisket was cooked perfectly, the potatoes were overly seasoned for my taste but in overall, I loved the food. The mimosas are very well balanced as well, and I love that it was happy hour when we went for brunch. Definitely coming back

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PL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a fabulous evening - great food, great vibe, great company. All the staff were very friendly.

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MB
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

My second visit and second time with slow service. Overall service was slow and trying to get the bill to pay was once again a painful experience. The food was good. We sat at the bar since our last experience was not great sitting at the tables which are so close you have to move your table to squeeze in. Last time all the tables around us were commenting on how it was too close and I overheard the same comments this visit. They need to take out one table and train the servers. A few tweaks and this place could be great.

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OT
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 1

The food was excellent however we dined with a couple who are over 70 and this was definitely not a place you want to dine with an older couple !

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NJ
Manitoba
21 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is amazing. My date was boring but the FOOD was amazing. 😂

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SC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always first class! Great food and great people. We will be back soon!

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TO
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Honestly the best meal we have had our with kids in tow in a Long time. Erin was a great server, food was delicious, prompt, and great cocktails- enjoyed the music also. Will Highly recommend to friends. Can’t wait to come Back and enjoy more items on the menu and some of the fun sounding cocktails.

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SC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the best experience, our server made the night amazing I cant remember his name :( he knows a little bit of Spanish he said his mom loves on Mexico so he was so helpful and wonderful

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LB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing, as always. Never a disappointment when you go to cleaver.

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EV
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food, cocktails and atmosphere at Cleaver are amazing and never disappoint. They failed to tell us in advance that our reservation was only 2 hours, though, and that they could not accommodate us after that time. They even let us order dessert without telling us this and then rushed us through it. For a reservation of 6 people who spent several hundred dollars, I would have expected better.

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OT
Calgary
33 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Good but has changed to a longer slider crowd

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CB
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

I don’t know what happened with the food but it wasn’t at all what we were expecting based on all the positive reviews. We were so excited and wanted to love it but we got mostly bland food, flavours out of whack and anything deep fried was awful. We were prepared to order so many more items than we did, we kept ordering as we went but when dish after dish fell short we just agreed to stop. We won’t be back but I have to say if you’re getting sliders, the mushroom and lamb are the only ones worth having and don’t get any pizzettes. The cheesecake is a definite winner and shareable.

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NJ
Manitoba
21 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cleaver and Gringo Street at the best restaurants in Calgary. Special shout out to Lottie who is leaving for the UK. 😭😭😭

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JH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great happy hour, one of the best in Calgary. The sliders are great, interesting cocktails, wine menu could use a spruce up.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, outstanding service & drink menu. A favourite place to go.

Unfortunately the company was upsetting but that's okay. I'll be back with better company next time!

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SC
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Cleaver is a great place for good drinks and to share some food. The food options are great. The last few times I’ve been the food has seemed over salted. The sliders were the exception, the meat itself was pretty bland. Overall the food was alright but still some room for improvement. Happy hour was nice with drink and food options.

I would recommend this as an after work hangout spot and a place for good sharing options.

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Came with a friend, good food! I would love to try the patio sometime

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S
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent evening all round

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LB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cleaver was an enjoyable dining experience. It is loud and crowded but that is part of the experience. Good variety on the menu and fun selection of cocktails and craft beer.

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DD
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it. Wonderful food, great service. The bar has lots going on to keep your eyes busy.
We will go back again for sure.

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N
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I've been to cleaver before and love it. Yesterday, I found the noise excruciating as I was developing a migraine. Noise has never previously been an issue for me.

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CH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were incredible and the food was delicious. I was pleasantly surprised when I got the bill to see that it was significantly less than I had assumed it would be due to happy hour. Overall an excellent experience.

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RM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food was great but the portions were tiny. Not worth the pricetag and wasnt somewhere for a family dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Happy hour is awesome and a great deal.

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AY
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing staff, amazing service. This place is by far one of the best restaurants in Calgary!!!

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TM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was very good but unfortunately the loud sound took away from the whole experience. The music was so loud that everyone had to keep shouting. We were unable to have a conversation due to the loud noise.

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CT
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been to Cleaver many time always great cocktails and amazing food.

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HT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for brunch on a recommendation from a friend, and had a wonderful time. We sat outside on the patio, the weather was great and our food was absolutely excellent. It's rare that a meal tastes so good that I can't stop eating it after I'm full, but that's how I felt about the baked eggs. We tried both their orange and grapefruit mimosas, both delicious.
The only downside was that the area by the bathroom was so dark, my mom had a tough time seeing if they were vacant, or even reading the bathroom signs. Inside the bathroom the piped-in music was intrusively loud. Overall we had a great experience and I would definitely go back when I'm in Calgary again.

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LF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There is no other place where I have gone such as Cleaver were its the best overall experience in terms of having best food and drinks !

The service is top notch. The bartenders make the most incredible and amazing cocktails.

The food is the best in calgary. There aren’t many bars you can get both these days.

Try and book advance to for tables more 4 or more.. the best place is the bar, as you get to see delicious cocktails being made.

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