CLEAVER

4.4
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1379 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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European

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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European, Irish, British
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–1:45 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 pm–1:00 am
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Phone number
(403) 452-1211
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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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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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1379 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another great night with the family at Cleaver. Great food, drinks, and service. Will be back again!

CC
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.

SW
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.

L
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.

OT
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.

OT
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.

IR
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 ...

MH
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.

MB
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!

BG
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.

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
3 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.

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
28 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
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

OT
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

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
5 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
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Thanksgiving

M
1 review