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  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.charcut.com
  • Phone: (403) 984-2180
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Connie DeSousa and John Jackson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th Avenue SW
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from CHARCUT
"Top Chef" season 1 finalist, Connie DeSousa Co-Chef / Owner of this new restaurant located in Downtown Calgary. Featuring urban-rustic cuisine with a custom-built rotisserie and charbroiler, vintage-style slicer and hand-crafted charcuterie eating bar. A contemporary and inviting gathering place, CHARCUT combines local chef-driven cuisine with Italian and Country French accents. Ingredients are sourced from small, local artisan farmers and ranchers, with herbs harvested daily from its own garden, minimizing the miles food travels. Open late night with a full menu.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The restaurant is pretty noisy. The service is really, really slow - our server rarely check on us and didn't even deliver our food. The food is ok. I had the chimichurri steak which was good but I would have loved a little extra sauce. My husband had the prime rib which was pretty tasteless if it weren't for the au jus on top. The highlight for our meal was the sides! The smashed potatoes are amazing, and the poutine was heavy but fantastic!! Overall, our experience was pretty good but I don't think we will rush back there. Between the price of parking, the confusing menu and the average tasting, overpriced mains - not really worth the 3 hour sitting time."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Small portions, and tables very close together. Service good and food good."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I don't think I can say enough good things about Charcut. The food is incredible and the service amazing. Our server Amanda went above and beyond--she made great recommendations and she was patient with us and our questions. We shared a charcut board for our appetizer with a beet salad and it was incredible. We then shared several of the entrees for dinner and again it was incredible. The meat was very tasty and tender. I highly recommend visiting Charcut if you get the chance."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "it is a very nice experience. second time. be careful on what you order ... it can easily be too much !!! the poutine is wow... the dessert are exceptionnal ... everything else is ok"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Being on the top spots of Urban Spoon, we were expecting much more. 2 items of the menu were not available, service had flaws (we got a dirty plate, sparkling water that was still twice, and food that was not ours was brought to our table twice. Food was unmemorable in general. On the plus side, truffle fries were good."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "the food was great. don't miss the beet salad. The best Prime rib we ever had and the poutine is great. if you have a chance have a meal at Charcut."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I regularly eat at Charcut (3-4 times per month). This time the service was tired and a bit lazy, the sparkling water isn't so sparkling (told thats the way it is), the lunch all st once which used to be promoted as 'in and out in 45mins' took 50 mins to get to table after being seated (no expaination when I asked what happened). Hope this isn't a trend."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "What a shame that a restaurant with such good food has such terrible service. It took over 35 minutes to get my starter (which was not even a cooked dish) and only after I asked to speak to the manager. With so many other good restaurants around, do I really want to go back and deal with such bad service? One waitperson and bad kitchen staff can really ruin things."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We really like the food, it is different and we love the presentation. The service is outstanding. It is a bit noisy but I personally like it, feels vibrant and alive. We would like to come with family next time because it is ideal for groups and kids."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The staff was outstanding and the food was delicious. I have recommended you in the past and will visit again. We were looked after beyond the required and it was absolutely appreciated. Thank you very much for everything."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Had high expectation from reading the previous reviews, but very disappointed after dining there. 1. A whole fish for two cost us 58dollars, which is ridiculous, taste bland, not doing justice for the fish itself. 2. four little buns with a small potion melted cheese cost us 16 dollars, which is outrageous. 3. bone marrow and duck fat poutine are ok, and reasonable priced. 4. carrot cake is the disaster 5. the plating needs to be improved dramatically Overall, the décor and service are meeting our expectations, but the food and the price let us down. Hope they can improve in the near future because I have been a fan of Connie since watched her compete in the Top Chef Canada."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner, and our server was fantastic. Charcut does a very good job of being an upscale deli experience. They have an interesting way of presenting the foods, and an obvious focus on customer service. This is not like a typical restaurant dining experience and I would recommend this as an exploration of a "different kind of dinner out". The only negative was I had commented in the OpenTable booking that it was a special occasion and would like a dessert "surprise" brought to us at the end (that I would pay for). This did not happen. However when I mentioned it, the server jumped right on it and made it right. All in all a great evening out."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "the service was great ..food was amazing...the wine was great as well.The ambiance was lovely ...stayed there for 2.5 hours without even feeling it"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I took two out of province friends here for dinner last week. One of them was from Rhode Island and was weary to order steak because she never really liked it. I convinced her to order it and she only stopped eating once to say "I didn't know steak could be this good!". Alberta raises it best and Charcut serves it best. Order the poutine with truffle gravy to accompany your steak, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Overall excellent meal. Phenomenal skillet sausage, prime rib and pork chop. Excellent beer list. Only disappointment was with the desserts. Well worth the visit."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We arrived at 6:30 and didn't finish until 8:50. We ordered an appetizer each and an entrée. The time to receive our wine, appetizer and entrée was unacceptable. Our server was quite apologetic and was attentive but this was out of her control. The food was okay but not what you would expect for a bill of $170 before tip. We would not return and do not recommend this restaurant. We have many really good restaurants in our city I just do not include Char as one of them."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Food was amazing, the cocktail list was long and the drinks were delicious."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Good service with great food. Ideal place for group lunch."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Since we were staying in the Hotel and going to see Rod Stewart we decided to have dinner at Charcut. Menu looked enticing and my wife wanted to try the Poutine. We ordered a glass of wine each, waitress brought my wife the wrong wine, a white instead of the red she ordered. Wines are pricey. We ordered the Slow Roasted 1/4 chicken, could not taste the fennel or apple and was more like size of a 1/4 Cornish Hen. We also ordered the Spragg Farms skillet sausage. Very tasty with layers of flavoring but small portion. Sizes more like pricey appetizers. Also ordered 2 sides to go with the meats. The Duck Fat Poutine truffle gravy was absolutely delicious and a good portion and reasonably priced. Grilled zucchini good portion but tasteless."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "A special occasion brought us to Charcut, and we loved the evening of indulgent. We recommend this restaurant to anyone, but caution those who may not have deep pockets. It is a tad on the pricey side, so be prepared to spend a bit if you're going."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Our request was accommodated and the meal was good. Could've use a bit more on my plate though, left just slightly satisfied."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Amazing service and food. Our server suggested we start with the half charcuterie board and then share a few items so we could taste a variety of dishes and we were very pleased! Only regret is that were were so stuffed by the end of our main we had no room for dessert. We will be back next time we are in Calgary!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We started with a half-size charcuterie board piled high with lamb ham, salami, and pig head mortadella. My wife had the pan seared PEI halibut fillet in polenta and I had the chimichurri butcher steak with wild arugula. Our shared side dish was summer squash with fennel and goat cheese. Dessert was blackberry cheesecake, and salted caramel and milk chocolate pudding. We paired everything with a bottle of 2012 Joie Muscat. Our server, Aisha, took very good care of us the whole time."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We ahd an excellent waiter by the name of Zack. Charcut as very accomodating to gluetin and dairy allergies. We were a group of 6 and recieved timely and very pleasant service. Zack was very knowledgable about the menu and wine list. It was a great overall dining experience. I would definately recommend this restaurant to any oen of my friends."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Had dinner here with friends and received the best service I've experienced in a long time. We weren't quite sure what to have and had the Hunters Meat Pie and the Tomahawk Pork Chop recommended for 5 of us by our very patient waitress. What a great meal and just the right amount. Flavours were outstanding, and we gnawed that pork chop right down to the bone, all three of them that is. The Hunters Meat Pie is not to be missed. Just a great evening all around. Thanks CharCut. We'll be seeing you soon!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I had the express lunch with warm cookies to go. The food was fantastic, portions generous (I couldn't eat it all) and I really liked the way the wait staff worked as a team - attentive and lovely people!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "excellent meal in calgary in somewhat of a hor spot. nice service, impeccable food, nice charcuteries and beef, nice wines... we had a good night there!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had supper at Charcut based on a friend's recommendation. We were looking forward to the creativity and flavors that we had read about in restaurant reviews and from our friend. We were unfortunately disappointed. We both had salads to start, the beet salad and tomato salads. They were presented nicely but lacked flavour. We both had prime rib as we had heard about Albertan beef and were looking forward to it. The roast was cooked nicely but the meat again did not have much flavour and was a little on the tough side. The sides were huge portions but I was disappointed to see that summer squash was only zucchini. Overall, I felt the meal was lacking flavour and was expensive for what we got and did not justify the rave reviews."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Fabulous meal with superb flavours! The charcuterie board had a great selection of meats, so much so, that the four of us couldn't finish it. The pork entree was very good and the fries second to none. I would recommend having one or two familiar beers on the menu for those who aren't adventurous. A good selection of wine!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Good food but very limited options for steak considering its name"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had a good time at Charcut, but given all the hype I don't think it held up. It was extremely noisy, I could barely have a conversation with my fiance and the menu is quite small although from what I understand always changing. The tuna conserva was a fantastic starter, mains were good as were drinks. Fine experience & service but in no rush to go back."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I've come to Charcut for their lunch many times and am always blown away by the quality of the food. This most recent experience was marred by incredibly poor service. I recognize it's busy during lunch, however our meal took an hour and a half due to the large waits to actually get orders in and getting our food. Meal was delicious, but when you need to get back to the office, it's unacceptable to have waits like we did. I'll be coming back for the great food. I hope I don't get a repeat in the service experience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I always eat at CHARCUT for special occasions or for lunch with my sister and I've always tried something different and am never disappointed. Service is awesome, love the waiters/waitresses and I personally love the interior."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Modern decor and made in house smoked in house food with very friendly attentive service. Thank you Charcut!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "CHARCUT is always dependable! I always know what I want when I dine for lunch and I'm never disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Went to Charcut for lunch for a friends birthday. I had the meatball sandwich which was more like a meatloaf sandwich and my friend had a steak and it was superb. Unfortunately the cookies which we got for desert that are usually served warm weren't warm and not as tasty. The most disappointing part was our service. Our server explained she usually worked nights and that's why she was "off". She may have been off but she sure didn't take anything off our bill."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Over priced very limited menu totally directed to hitting the corporate expense account hard. Service is fine What other restaurant in the province has a menu that sells wine by the taste (Jacked up at $11/ 2 oz?)"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I came from Edmonton to the Stampede and have always heard great things about Charcut. We made a last minute reservation for dinner and arrived a bit early but they accommodated us quickly. The decor was rustic and stylish. It was our first time here and the menu was a bit confusing. Got the prime rib and steak. I liked that we were able to choose how many ounces we wanted for the meals. It was cooked to absolute perfection! Would definitely come back again to try more food at Charcut."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Charcut is my go-to spot for week days lunch dates. Their lunch specials are always delicious and well priced. Service is fantastic and the décor nice. I even love the piggy paper clips they attach to the bills! I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My boyfriend doesn't get easily impressed or excited but he thought our experience at Charcut was outstanding. The service was good , the waitress knew the menu inside out and when he saw his favourite beer it was pretty much a slam dunk. I really like this restaurant so we will become regulars."
    Dined on 7/10/2014