CLEAVER

4.5
1042 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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European
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
50 Seats & a Cow. Servers plates of food & bold cocktails from 4pm to late.
$4 sliders, $7 All cocktails, beer and wine by the glass Sun-Thu before 7pm & after 9pm.
cleavercalgary.com
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European, Irish, British
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Hours of Operation
All Week 4:00 PM - Late
Weekend Brunch 10:00 - 13:45
Happy Hour Sunday - Thursday before 7:00 pm and after 9:00 pm
$7 all drinks menu and $4 sliders
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Phone number
(403) 452-1211
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Barbara Spain
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Private Party Facilities
Simple Plates and Unapologetically Bold Cocktails
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Private Party Contact
Alex Rivera: (844) 690-0774
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Special Events & Promotions
Brunch every weekend and bank holidays
Sunday to Thursday happy hour $5 entire drinks menu and $ sliders

Special Offers

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be open for Bruch and hope to see you Brunching with us with many new Bruch items to cheer up your Christmas mood.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

It's Plank Monday and New Year's Eve
Lobster Nachos, our juicy Cock, duck fat fries, glass of bubbles Each plank is for 2 people @ $35. or if you roll evens its on us.
(Limited Planks Available we recommend booking for it)

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1042 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SM
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and menu. Will be going back for sure

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VG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, the waitresses were outstanding, very kind and polite and helpful with selecting the menu. Great place thanks for the memories!!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Food was questionable. Service slow and robotic.

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OT
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed the meal great value for the money....brunch was much better than I expected...

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CJ
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed having dinner with a friend. The only thing was how tight it was in there. So happy the people next to us left first as I would have cleared their table with my butt getting out of our table to leave. Food was outstanding and service was efficient and friendly.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

Much too loud, food was excellent

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday - service was fantastic and very accommodating, food was amazing. Thank you so much I will be back!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The happy hour pricing can’t be beat. It’s the best deal in YYC

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The service and food here are both outstanding. The waiter I’ve had ever time is very knowledgeable and friendly.

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BG
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service, food and drinks were all excellent. The Calamari was the best dish we had. Also the Beef Tartar was very good.

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OT
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was perfect!

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K
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome spot. Music could be a few notches down really hard to have a conversation across the table. Fantastic drinks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing!! We loved all the food and the cocktail menu is the best in the city, in my opinion. :)

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s
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Love the appetizers and that happy hour also begins later in the evening.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Great food. Service just ok.

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MM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always has great cocktails and ambiance. Great place for a few late night drinks.

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j
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

It’s like the Boston Pizza of 17th ave. Overpriced with mediocre food and service.

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NJ
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cleaver is Calgary’s best restaurant. Food. Atmosphere. Family. Freaking love this place.

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BL
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food was great! It takes time to prepare though so order first and then start chatting. Very popular spot. The only downside is the noise level, it is very very very loud so if your looking for quiet conversation this is not the spot to dine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing sliders. Lots of original drinks. Ask the servers for suggestions. Great happy hour prices.

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m
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

There was a specialty cocktail that required the burning of some leave that left the environment overwhelmingly smoky. Not pleasant after 3 or 4 were created behind the bar, which is open to the dinning area.
Was NOT impressed with the food.
Seemed that the restaurant wanted to be too unique and may have over done this.

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NJ
Manitoba
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cleaver is the besssstttttt

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J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The server was awesome!

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter was outstanding, the food (especially the sliders) was very good. A bit of a challenge reading the menu (both drink and food) in the dim lighting but the waiter was very helpful. Not the biggest fan of stool seating but they weren't too high so easy to get off and on. A fun place.

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L
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Asked to leave within the hour as another group was coming so the experience felt rushed.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We were given a time limit of one hour for our reservation, which meant we couldn’t stay and continue enjoying beverages, forcing us to take our business elsewhere after our meal.

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NJ
Manitoba
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cleaver is my favorite restaurant in Calgary. My family and I found it after trying the local food scene and being less than impressed. Cleaver is simply an oasis of awesome in a desert of mediocrity. Lots of love to the staff who are hard working beautiful people

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KL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really amazing food and unique concept. Only complaint is how close all the tables are, you’re constantly shuffling to let other guests in/out. Amazing service and the cocktails were very cool

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k
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food, creative and fun cocktails, service a little slow, but worth the wait. Very fun atmosphere!

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CD
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food, drinks and service was fantastic! The seating is fairly tight, so much so, that if you require to get up at any point during your meal all surrounding tables need to shift around. Overall great ambience and downtown location.

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EW
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Asked to make a modification (due to an allergy) was told that if you want to make adjustments to the menu items you should visit a cactus club. I will next time! Cactus club food is probably better and has more value anyways.

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SK
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Fun restaurant with tasty sliders. Especially loved the duck one.

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KH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was quite delicious. I like how the menu is easy to share and everyone gets to try a variety of dishes. You can’t beat the happy hour for sliders and cocktails!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food; brunch is amazing! Try the blueberry pancakes, unbelievably good ;)
Always a little loud but worth it...

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TP
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

second time i've been there. brought a friend from winnipeg there sat night. she loved it as well!
everything was delicious and our server was great. he was attentive, and gave good advice on the food!
will definitely be back!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Sat at he at and had an awesome experience. Bartenders were so fun and fun to watch. Great cocktails! Excellent staff all around.

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L
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Arrived for our 5pm reservation to drink some wine, share some food and catchup. Felt rushed to order eat from the moment we arrived, every 5 minutes we wer being asked if we would order and were finally told our reservation would expire in 2 hours. It was loud, and they had jammed so many tables in along the west wall that the woman at the table beside us asked us to excuse her “butt” as she tried squeeze through and we had to cover the candle and grab out drinks every time the men at the table on the other side squeezed in and out. The sliders were recommended and only ok and after only having one slider and a glass of wine we paid our bill and went to another restaurant.

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KP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

Made a reservation for standard seating and was surprised to get sat at the bar with no mention that I had reserved a table and I realized later that the reservation was not seated even though we were there. This wouldn't have been that bad except that the place we were sat at the bar had no lighting above it and so we could not read the menus as the font was so small and compact (particularly on the drink menu). Although this started our experience off quite negatively, the cocktails we tried were really good and interesting and worth the money. The food was less consistent with some quite good (e.g., steak salad) and some not as good but all was nicely shareable for the two of us. The service was good for the first half but slowed down as we were there longer. For instance, I think the bartender got busy or something so we had to wait longer for drinks, which normally isn't that big of an inconvenience, but I ended up getting a drink as we were finishing our food and expecting to leave.

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YP
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the staff and the owner
This is my happy place
Always bringing my friends here

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