CHARCUT
CHARCUT

CHARCUT

  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
CHARCUT reviews from OpenTable diners
294 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (198)special occasion (131)good for groups (124)hot spot (111)great for lunch (105)notable wine list (63)romantic (59)neighborhood gem (43)late-night find (32)vibrant bar scene (21)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Excellent food. Quite chilly if you're seated near the door. The noise level is high so not conducive to having a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Downtown Dinner spot for groups
    Hkirv
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Friendly staff, good selection of beer and delicious meal. We ate family style and really enjoyed that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not sure if it was worth it...
    Skinny
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The menu has a very limited selection of entries. It's quite pricy for the quality of food we received. I ordered this fancy New Zealand fish which I was prepared to be blown away but it tasted no different than an ordinary fish. My bf ordered a half roasted chicken which is literally just a half roasted chicken with no surprising texture or flavor. My over all experience was underwhelming.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food..amazing service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Our very first visit but we will be back. Every morsel of our food was delicious! Beets, Escarole salad, prime rib, browned cauliflower, poutine and then... Salted caramel chocolate pudding....mmmm Zack was our server just attentive & awesome!! PERFECT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great overall experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    One of the better restaurants I've had the pleasure of dining. The food quality, selection, and service were all exceptional. On top of that we were also late for our reservation. Even though it seemed busy, we were shown to a table promptly. The waiter was gracious and extremely knowledgable. I believe his name was Zack. He was very accommodating. The entire experience at charcut was favourable. The only criticism I could mention would be that my girlfriend and I felt the music to be a little loud. At times we found that we could not hear each other over the music. Overall we were extremely satisfied with the experience. We would definitely recommend and return.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not have a table ready
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Did not have a table ready for my reservation at 12:30. By 12:50 after waiting for 20min we finally agreed to just sit at the eating bar as no table was available still.
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  • A lot of everything
    gc8there
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We had an amazing time add usual. This place has it all. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating
    like2eat
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Charcut was an excellent choice - especially when members of our party were unfortunately going to be late - as they were very accommodating to hold our table and get us in and out timely. Add to the that the great food and ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service!
    doubledateanniversary
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We came out for our anniversary with some friends and were very impressed with the service! Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the food and made some great suggestions on wine parings. We definitely will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not so great
    Went2dine
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had a dinner here on a Friday night. Reservation at 6. Menu is great but the food wasn't. We ordered and literally within 90 seconds we had our food. It was clear it was pre plated and in the line waiting to be ordered because neither of our steak or prime rib was very warm. As we ate our Luke warm meal the bus boy lingered around the table waiting and waiting to grab out plates. We ako ordered a bottle of wine but since the Luke warm food was served in 90 seconds we had bearly had a glass and we felt like they were trying to rush us out. If we had adhered to their schedule we could have been out within 20 minutes. Not a great date night dinner experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Amazing
    Luvgreatfood
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We ate at Charcut based on a recommendation from a friend. It did not disappoint. The service was excellent, the food was unique and delicious and the atmosphere was electric. Could have eaten every meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charcut's food will bring us back
    4thefood
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Loved the food! The menu is creative and the food is presented beautifully. Portions are generous. Wine selection had a good range of wines - but would have been nice to see more Canadian content. We did however find it rather noisy. Not sure we if we (two couples over 60)are representative of your target market. The noise level was so high that it was very difficult to actually have a conversation - which is an important part of the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure.
    Panda
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday and it was a very nice lunch. Coming to Charcut is always a treat for us. Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Gluten Free
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My boyfriend is pretty severely celiac and CHARCUT was able to accomdate everything, even making him his own Gluten-Free gravy for the poutine (a MUST have at this restaurant). The service was amazing and the food beyond delicious. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow, enjoyed the dinning experience
    Amustvisit
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The cold cut and hot sausage platter was beautifully paired with roasted jalapeno and shredded cheese as accents..absolutely delicious. Well done to the creation of the homemade sausage. We will definitely return. As must visit to all foodies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Experience
    CalgaryTorontoian
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Great niche restaurant. My carnivore friends would love the meat and charcuterie. My girlfriend and I had the Hunter's Meat Pie with brussels sprouts, bison potato, and mushrooms. The food was good, but didn't blow us away and certainly didn't live up to the hype. Flavor was ok and texture was a little too tough. Gravy was nice and thick but didn't have much flavor. Potato was good but no better than one I would make at home. Brussels sprouts were some of the best I've ever had. Would have loved to try the pig head mortadella but can't eat pistachios. Presentation was best I've ever seen. Would come back with meat lover friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    Danj
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The beef brisket was one of the best dinners I've had in a Calgary restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat
    KADL
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Service, atmosphere & food were great. Try the chocolate mousse for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely as always!
    FlowerdrumsongVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Love Charcut with the 45 minutes express lunch as it comes with everything in the major food groups. We always have fun as the vibe is really upbeat but the food is always phenomenal! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    great to expose those out of town guest to fine local dinning that fits well with our local open, friendly atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    TexasToddVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Very cramped, busy and loud restaurant. I was seated at the "bar" looking into the kitchen and it was well-run and they certainly communicate to insure everything is plated at the same time and delivered to the table hot. The churrascaria beef was perfectly cooked, the beef was excellent quality, and the sauce was delicious. However, the waitress was inattentive which started with saying she'd be right back for my wine order (the wait was so long I was gathering my things to leave), didn't deliver the food, asked how it was without waiting for the answer, and she neither delivered my bill nor take my credit card. I gave two stars for service because the kitchen was 5 stars and the waitress was 0 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Didn't meet expectations
    treatyourself
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Came here on recommendation from locals. First impression was that the ambience was excellent, service attentive and drink selection diverse. Food however: Our starter the Charcut Platter that was $30 was very disappointing, as all the meats seemed like something we could have bought at a Safeway Deli Counter for much less and in a greater portion. The mains were fine albeit a little on the pricey side but we expected that, but my friend could not believe that he had come all the way from NZ to be served a fish caught back in NZ and most likely flash frozen to come over here. Tip: serve a fish from Canada and especially not something as tasteless as a Grouper that is a large fish and was served in an unexpectedly small portion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Evening Out
    RacingEdge
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food and service was outstanding. I just wish I had more of an appetite to try the Bison Brisket. I will next time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall it was alright
    Cyrus
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Came here during our stay in Calgary and it was an overall good experience. Our service was prompt and the food came out in a very timely manner. The place is a little noisy so if you're looking for a nice quiet evening, you may want to look elsewhere. The food was good, but it wasn't exactly phenomenal. The prime rib I had ordered was a little more on the rare than medium rare but I didn't quite mind and the presentation of the dish seemed a bit mediocre. It is no doubt a good place to eat, but as someone who is visiting Calgary and looking for flavours that are unique to this city, I would look elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    Okotoks
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The waiter recommended the burger but a small size as it is quite rich. It was awesome. The brisket was fabulous. Had a wonderful night. Would definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic experience!
    foodz
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Best experience I've had at a restraint in a while. Fantastic service, great food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great service and amazing food and beverages. Many unique items on the menu you don't typically see in Calgary. Share plates are fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We have been before and will definitely be back. The charcuterie platter is worth the trip
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always delicious
    Mamayada
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I'm never disappointed when I dine at Charcut. Food is amazing, service fantastic. All around great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Food is prepared and presented in a very appealing manner. Great palce!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner with CEO & Client
    dprin
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I had our CEO in town to visit with a high-level client. I wanted a nice restaurant that felt "local" but was still classy. Both my CEO and client commented that Charcut was a great choice. The food was great, the service was great. Thanks for making me look good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just wonderful
    KyleG
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The entire experience at Charcut is always delighftul. The food is unique and different every day and the service is top notch. They have a wonderful ambiance. If you're a meat lover, head over to Charcut, they care about their meat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Good service, amazing food!
    Amayane
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We always come here for special occasions and the food is always phenomenonal! Our server, Yvanna, was so warm and welcoming and took care of our special dining requirements as I'm a celiac. One of the best places in the city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous experience
    Freckles
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We were greeted by the most friendly manager. She arranged everything for us and a birthday token for one of us. This was totally unexpected and much appreciated. Thank you Charcut.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Amazing Night
    EmpireKittie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    So we have yet to be let down by CHARCUT. After our annual convention ended on Sunday, we were again treated to a fantastic time! After the initial reservation was made they phoned to inform us that the kitchen would be closing a half hour after our arrival, when I explained that this is our yearly tradition after convention the lady was kind enough to shift some things around and got us in an hour earlier. We left the food choices up to our server and he did a fabulous job on everything from drinks to appetizers to dessert. His sense of humour and the fact he wasn't bothered with having to stay late made the night that much more enjoyable. It is always a pleasure to visit this restaurant and we look forward to our next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Four of us went for a special birthday dinner and were not disappointed. We let our server just bring what he thought was best for food rather than order ourselves and it was a great decision. He was even able to recommend great beers for my "beer snob" husband. The price paid is totally justified and you are getting excellent quality food and service. We will definitely find a reason to go back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lot of everything
    gc8there
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Charcut continues to amaze me. If you are looking for the perfect place; food, drink, ambience and location than look no further. I have had 100+ visits since it's opening and I can honestly say o have not been disappointed once, not even a little. The owners and staff take great pride in what they are providing and every little thing shows. Amazing as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome express lunches
    FoodieandsonVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great quality, relatively inexpensive, express lunches that can have you in and out in 45 minutes. Kitchen is a well oiled machine and quality is NOT compromised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Qick and delicious lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Charcut's lunch in 45 minutes really delivers. And the food is delicious! I love my bag of warm cookies to go, along with a carry out cup of coffee. It means I can go out for a special lunch and still be back at work on time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited menu
    Nanny
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had the rotisserie chicken and it was succulent. We also shared a side order of fries with truffle gravy but could not finish because it was so rich. The menu is limited to maybe 3-4 choices per category. Our server was very helpful and friendly.
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