CLEAVER

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1373 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.
cleavercalgary.com

Special Offers

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

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Closed to celebrate with our families. See you on the 27th.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

make your reservations before its too late. champagne served at midnight to all.
coming soon our plans for the big night

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1373 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
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.

IR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 ...

MH
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

MB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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!

BG
Calgary
7 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.

H
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.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

OT
Calgary
1 review
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.

TO
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

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

CE
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.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

VA
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time at Cleaver

OT
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

JC
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.

OT
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.

OT
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!

s
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.

MS
Las Vegas
25 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.

B
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🤩

OT
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.

R
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!

A
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

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

TE
Edmonton
1 review
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

OT
Calgary
5 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

G
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.

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Limited menu

OT
Las Vegas
3 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.

EW
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Thanksgiving

M
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.

OT
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!

OT
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!

A
Calgary
8 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!

OT
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.

OT
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.

MM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The drinks. Incredible. The food outstanding. The bar manager. Genius. Kitchen/bar staff. On point. You can't go wrong when you go to Cleaver. #cleaverbeliever

PD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing! Can not wait to return! Great value.

J
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prefer to not be seated at the bar for a couple. Especially when making a reservation before hand.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cocktails are very small for the price, even during happy hour.

CC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I took two friends and my mom for her birthday for dinner. Our server Erin was amazing. She was so patient and helpful since my mom had never been before. She recommended cocktails and food and never rushed us. It made our dinning experience perfect. The food and drinks were amazing as always and very quick for how busy they were as it was happy hour. Erin even told me about the new menu launched at gringo st as she overheard that's where I had gone for my birthday. She's everything a server should be.

P
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Such a cozy place. Perfect for a snowy sunday brunch. Food was great and came out fast even though the place was packed. Much appreciated. Fantastic menu and just so tasty. Only complaint was service. She was slow and honestly, seemed angry. I understand it was busy, however I dont feel its fair to project that onto the customers. While i feel it was in part due to the place being busy, our server just seemed p*ssed off and in a bad mood. She did not ask once how our food was or if my husband wanted another drink. When she dropped off the food she didnt return till our plates were empty. Ketchup for the hashbrowns would have been great, but since she never checked on us we never got any 🤷🏼‍♀️. Would recommend and would return as it is a cute place, but would be wary of who our server is.

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