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Buchanan's Chop House and Whisky Bar, Calgary, AB

Buchanan's Chop House and Whisky Bar

4.7
4.7
335 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Steakhouse
For almost thirty years, Buchanan’s Chop House and Whisky Bar has served contemporary food in a classic Calgary room. Michael and Carol Buchanan opened this neighbourhood icon in 1988, and the result is a family run, West Coast style restaurant that is true to the Chop house tradition. Buchanan’s proudly serves Alberta beef, pastas, soups and sauces – all made from scratch. In the grand tradition of the chop house, they are proud to offer fresh fish, chowder, a world-class wine list, and one of Canada’s most extensive whisky lists to round out your experience.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 261-4646
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Philip Ng
  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 335 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Best Overall

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Good for business meals

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Good for business meals

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Steakhouse

  • Calgary

    Best Overall

  • Calgary

    Best Service

  • Calgary

    Good for business meals

  • Calgary

    Good for business meals

  • Calgary

    Steakhouse

335 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Portion sizes were perfect for a later supper, and diabetic diet restrictions easily accommodated. Thank you! An excellent experience.

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  2. MARKETINGDESIGN

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's the best Burger in Calgary, and you can't beat the happy hour price. I would recommend this place to anyone. It's a must-have burger made with top-quality ground sirloin fresh every day. The servers are great too.

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  3. JaydenG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and great service! No one at our table had a single complaint. The wine, food and service was excellent.

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  4. Edwardh

    Calgary

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for Valentine’s Day. Very busy and therefore very noisy. Overall a good place for food and service.

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  5. PSangster

    Calgary

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places to go! Great food, amazing staff and overall amazing experience.

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  6. Saskson

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had been ten years or so since we last ate there. Had forgotten how good things were. Will be back again in the near future.

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  7. Brian

    Calgary

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Continues to be an outstanding restaurant. Great atmosphere and quiet enough you can have a conversation. Food is outstanding.

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  8. Antman

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing-was expecting more. Food was below par.

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  9. JeffG

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were very pleasant. Very good customer service. The three course dinner meal I had was really good. The steak sandwich that my partner had didn't taste like anything special but other than that the food was good. Pretty standard steak sandwich I would say. Might be better for whisky and steak kind of people.

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  10. SandraC

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    My friend and I hadn't been to Buchanan's in a long time. The food was as good as I remembered but it was very busy and so a little noisy for the quiet conversation we had wanted.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food in town. The service was outstanding and the sticky toffee pudding is to die for

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  12. Mackie

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and great atmosphere. Very enjoyable.

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  13. PrkrM

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch! Had the Seafood rice bowl. It was delicious, excellent curry flavour. It was a little on the small side (especially the rice and curry portions) for the price point, which I thought was 5-10$ too high.

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  14. HemanshuN

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and good food, their wings specially the Gangam Style were the best with their wasabi sauce.

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  15. ThomD

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly one of the best restaurants in town. Service, food, everything. If you’ve ever been here, you know. If you’ve never been here: go!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place to go. If you want something casual, go to the bar side and super high end go to the dining side. Great atmosphere.

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  17. DaveS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great experience from start to finish. Kennedy took very good care of us. Salmon was outstanding.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We tried the Saturday night set menu and it was very good. Kennedy , our server, did an excellent job. She is a wonderful asset to the Buchanan’s team.

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  19. Maxximus

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time and great food. You should experience it yourself.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great steak and amazing whiskey selection. Will be back for sure.

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  21. CraigC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The servers were great, the food was quick and we all liked our orders. It was a full house at lunch, the place was full and the ambiance and chatter was fantastic. I really liked it.

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  22. Calgarydiner

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Buchanan's is a gem of a place. I have always gone for supper, this was my first lunch/dinner. It was delicious. extremely well priced, very generous portion and the service is IMPECCABLE!

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  23. JeanD

    Calgary

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for happy hour burger. Was not disappointed. Server Shawn was great too.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best scallops steak and cheesecake I’ve ever had!!

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  25. CNSx

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food Great service — as usual.

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  26. Juds56

    Calgary

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Filet and wine selection by the glass was very good.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely night - thank you for whipping up a vegetarian pasta for me!

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  28. Shaun

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was nice, service was good, food was not as good as I remembered.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service. Very enjoyable evening!

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  30. jamess

    Edmonton

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I keep coming back because we love the game food, the atmosphere and the service.

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  31. BruceT

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, lots of energy/passion shown by the servers. Cajun Seafood Chowder was awesome. Gyoza's were ok.

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  32. SarahK

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent steak, amazing whisky bar, friendly service

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  33. JoanT

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went with girlfriends for a birthday lunch. Connor provided excellent service and the food was great. We had a Stilton salad with beef, a Wasabi Caesar salad with beef, and the halibut in phyllo pastry. All were delicious. And of course the sticky toffee pudding was divine. Definitely recomment

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  34. LisaM

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extensive whiskey menu. All four of us had steaks, which were cooked well, but all agreed underseasoned (a little more salt please to bring out that good flavour!) and confused by the creamy sauce on the plate that didn’t add much. Desserts are made in house and really good. Server was attentive and humorous. Overall a good meal and we appreciated the neighborhood atmosphere of this quaint restaurant.

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  35. CNSx

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and well prepared meals. Steak done exactly as requested.

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  36. GrantDoyle

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best selections of whiskey and liquor in town. Excellent service and amazing food!

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  37. lisav

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to grab dinner for any occasion. We had a whiskey sour with dinner, probably the best I've ever had. Menu items were top notch and the atmosphere was pretty casual. Great spot for date night, hidden gem!

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  38. Steveo

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Legendary whisky choices and the food to match.

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  39. JoanT

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic dining experience at Buchanan's. I had the wasabi Caesar salad with Alberta steak. So delicious! We shared a sticky toffee pudding. Absolutely the best in town.

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  40. EileenK

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, food, and of course, whisky list. Thanks!

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FAQs

Buchanan's Chop House and Whisky Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 335 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Buchanan's Chop House and Whisky Bar

738 3 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0G7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Philip Ng
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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