CLEAVER

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1381 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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European
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.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.1
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAdebisi
Calgary
20 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
1 review
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
1 review
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
14 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
23 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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CalgaryEater
Calgary
3 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
4 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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JkC190
Calgary
1 review
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
31 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
7 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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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always!

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Alfred
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Great place to go out for a drink with friends or someone special.

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TristanE
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing plank dinner that we got for FREE! Our server initially seemed annoyed that we had arrived but he seemed to warm up and was excellent the rest of the night. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were great. It took a while for the mains but they comped my drink and we’re super apologetic about it and said it would’t happen again. I honestly didn’t even realize it had been a longer wait as the bartender put on a nice show with the crazy drinks they make

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Grethad
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We loved the food but the music was too loud and therefore having a conversation was basically impossible.

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vipTomyheartthroughmystomach
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Limited menu

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner for our anniversary. Food was packed with flavour, service was very good and friendly. Intimidate atmosphere, will definitely be back.

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vipElleW
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Thanksgiving

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Mexidonia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food is a flavor explosion! If you like unusual flavors or just good quality you'll love this place.

It is a little tight for quarters so if you think you'll get privacy think again but the ambiance is still good with a well thought out floor plan.

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SalmonOnPoint
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

As usual Clever delivers on their food and drinks! But what made this visit exceptional was our server, Beth, she was wonderful! Great personality and very interactive! Definitely would recommend asking for her section if your ever stopping by as she adds to the wonderful experience! Ps. They have the cutest sweaters “Babes do Brunch” (or something along those lines), my friend and I believe they should sell them! They’d get eaten up, so to speak! Thanks again Beth for a great service; keep shinning to ur light!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve come to Cleaver many times and I have never been disappointed! As a chef, I can truly appreciate the thoughtfulness of every dish and drink and the flavours that I have the pleasure of experiencing! The dining experience is absolutely outstanding and engaging! I love the positive attitude that I’ve always experienced!
I took my parents out for my birthday and I have to say that they were incredibly pleased with every aspect of our time there and they will for sure be returning customers!
Once again, thank you for hard work and passion! Delicious!

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vipAdebisi
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We've been to Cleaver in the past. We always bring our minors with us and Cleaver has never had an issue. Great service, great food, and during happy hour.....GREAT prices! We will be coming back again. Only minor issue, is it is always so dark in there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Brunch was good however it was so dark in the restaurant it was hard to even see across the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Didn’t appreciate the off putting way the manager insisted I give up my jacket upon arrival. Manager had a rude way of dealing with customers, and the staff seemed very withdrawn. All that aside, no elbow room (got told by manager he “can’t have my purse” on a ledge), too noisy, and insufficient lighting contribute to why Cleaver is no longer my go-to date night choice.

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

CLEAVER is rated 4.4 stars by 1381 OpenTable diners.

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