Permanently Closed - CLEAVER
$5 sliders, $10 All cocktails, $7 beer and wine by the glass Sun-Thu before 6pm & after 9pm.
Food was good , was excited for the bone marrow but it wasn’t good like it was before .
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)
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.
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.
Server was great, food was great, drinks were great!
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?
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.
Service was fantastic.../ however the food overall was as super disappointing!
Won’t be going back!!
Food was amazing, drinks are unique and fun. Good music.
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.
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!
Great experience !
So great!!!!!! The food and drinks and service was phenomenal
Another great night with the family at Cleaver. Great food, drinks, and service. Will be back again!
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.
The dining experience and food were all great. However we felt the music was too loud to be able to hold conversations.
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.
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.
Too loud, checked and it was >90db, which is actually a safety concern. Totally inappropriate. Wouldn’t go again.
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 ...
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.
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!
The server was great with recommending cocktails all night and all of our food dishes(4) were really good. I would recommend the Calamari.
Food and service was amazing as always. The duck slider buttermilk chicken slider and Toblerone cheesecake are amazing.
Quality service and outstanding food as always. Always a great experience.
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.
The food was amazing, our server was great but the bar service was brutal.
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.
Fantastic food , great staff. Easily one of the best restaurants in Calgary
Always a great time at Cleaver
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
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.
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.
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!
Delicious food and drinks! The service was wonderful! Servers, bartenders, all provided a perfect experience on a special Girls Night Out with my daughter.
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.
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🤩
Delicious cocktails for happy hour. A great vibe to celebrate a friend’s birthday. It’s loud and fun and the service was amazing.
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!
Great as always!
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.