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  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.charcut.com
  • Email: reservations@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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Diner Reviews
  • "Good food but was thinking that a steak restaurant would have more than 2 options there. Both were very good though."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I had the pork shoulder lunch and it was very tasty."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Love Charcut's lunch menu specials! Something different everytime and it's quick for lunch! Especially love the parmesan fries and the cookies! Delicious!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "45 minutes in & out; $15; plate full of delicious food. Need I say more?!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Was very accommodating to me (a vegetarian), made many suggestions and even asked the chef if he could whip me up somthing special not on the menu. Very impressed."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I made a reservation 10 days in advance for 5:30 pm on a Thursday for 2. Initially we were shown right next to a table of 6 in a virtually empty restaurant. I explained we would be out before 7 as we had theatre tickets. The hostess was clearly put out and after checking gave us another table- not great either. I asked how to get a 2 top in the window area another time and she was vague. When we left at 6:45 3 of the 4 2tops in the window area were still empty . The waitress was pushy when we declined alcohol and asked why not...what were we doing? I am the guest and I get to make choices. I was looking forward to going to Charcut and thought the food was great but will think twice before going back."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Dinner was a disappointment. Brought an out if town guest for a special night out. Server was charming but food very slow to reach our table. Ordered salads & prime rib to share between 2 of us. Salads arrived & we ate them during the half hour it took to get our meat. Beef was tough and had huge hunks of fat! I love a well marbled cut but this had two large fat chunks the size of an egg (and they charge by weight). They ended up comping dinner & offering dessert which was good of them. I'll go back but likely just for express lunch. And they still use cheap, white napkins that shed on your clothing! They need to change a few things...I'd hate to see this restaurant go downhill."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great food. There's a clear and obvious commitment to turning out great food at Charcut. Among the three lunch entrees ordered, all of them were extremely well received and enjoyed."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "different menu - good wine - great service would not recommend for a special occasion but overall very good moderate pricing as well"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Delicious food, knowledgeable staff and great atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We love coming here. The food is excellent and we always go for the charcut board-a signature dish with a sampling of all the in house made meats. This time however the board was lacking: no crackers, no pickles, lacking in meat variety as well as portion size and there was excessive amounts of fat on all of the meat. Nonetheless, every other time we have been here it has been incredible, so I am hoping this was just a one time flaw and we will be back, as we love the place, the insatiable food, high quality local vegetables and variety of good character beers."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Have been here few times for lunch service and the team have always delivered an amazing experience. Will keep coming back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great food, and our waitress Amanda was terrific. Great wine, beer and cocktail selection. Poor service by the hostesses at the door; checking our coats and seating us took almost 10 minutes. I waited a few minutes after walking in to be acknowledged, and after giving them my name, they were interrupted multiple times, and ignored me to speak to other clients, a manager, to take a phone call without acknowledging me. There were 3 hostesses at the front when we arrived, I thought at least one of them could have seated us quickly. Just not so great first impression - but the rest of the meal and experience was terrific. They won us over."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We had a nice server but she failed to do a taste check or refill our beverages throughout the evening. I ended up asking 2 other servers throughout the night for refills and our bill at the end of the night. It's worth it to note we went mid-week and the resto was not terribly busy. Still had a nice time but better service would have left me with a more positive impression for my first time there."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We are from out of town and always enjoy a great meal for a special occasion, this is what we got. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience - the atmosphere is very relaxed and comfortable. We had the meat board to start - which was amazing. All the meats are made in house and the flavors are mouth watering. The men had the Prime rib which was done to their liking done and very tasty. Ladies had the evening special which was halibut in a lemon wine sauce - presentation was great and halibut was cooked perfect. Dessert was amazing as well. Staff were friendly and service was spot on. All in all we would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The pickeled beats were quite good, the artichoke salad was terrible... So bland and oily. The mains were okay, but overpriced. Was hoping for a better experience. Not worth the $$$."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I was really disappointed. Small portions and tasteless food. I don't understand how this place can have such a good reputation, it's overpriced! If you want to try out this place - go for a lunch and choose the lunch special."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Getting a refil on a pop is impossible! I waited over 29 minutes and it wasent even that busy!!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Food is fabulous. They really care about what they serve & are professional and knowledgeable. A word of warning...ask for the black napkins! They use white cotton napkins that shed white lint like crazy!!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I was excited to try Charcut so when our next ladies night came up I pushed to have our dinner here. While the service was good, our food took over 50 minutes to come out and when it did finally come out, all of our side dishes were stone cold. They got sent back and didn’t come back out again until we were almost done our meals. Very frustrating and disappointing. The waitress apologized but didn’t offer anything to mediate our situation. This has affected my opinion of Charcut and with so many high quality restaurants in the Core, I don’t plan on settling on somewhere just mediocre."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "When I first got to the restaurant and saw the complete make-over of the menu, I was worried. Most of my favourite dishes were gone. I thought "oh no, this place is sliding". However, I was VERY wrong! The new menu items are fantastic! The escarole salad is amazing, with the soft poached egg on top to blend in all of the flavours. The charcuterie board is still the best value for money - and remains the best of all of the charcuterie I have experienced all over the world. Chef Connie DeSouza knows what she's doing! I will keep coming back, even though the noise level gets overwhelming at times. The food is worth it."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I had the All At Once Lunch and I love everything about the food and the place."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Atmosphere and server were excellent. Just wasnt blown away by the food. Shrimp appetizer was great though."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "First of all the food was excellent, but I was very disappointed with the menu. It had a very small number of items to choose from and not a very broad choice of items. It was so noisy that you could hardly carry on a conversation with other people at your table and it was very difficult to hear the waitress talking to you. Sorry, won't be back."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I was really surprised with the "All in One" option that this restaurant is offering...Soup, sandwich and delicious warm cookies for just $15!! I invited a friend with me and now we are hooked! The food and service are excellent and you don't need an hour of your work time to have a high end lunch. I love this place."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Wife took me to Charcut for my birhtday...what a great expierience. From the amazing beet salad to the rainbow trout. The sides of wild mushrooms and the zuchini were awesome. Will be going back. Our waitress La Ray provided some of the best service ever."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "One of the best if not THE best restaurants in Calgary. Is it fine dining, yes but it's casual too, it's the the food, that makes it great, Whether stopping for a quick lunch, romantic dinner, or late night drinks and appys this place is a cut above the rest. The prime rib is best in the city."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great locally grown food, beautiful atmosphere and outstanding service."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This restaurant is awesome! The food is amazing!!! It's also great for lunch meetings too! Their daily specials are always really good especially for what you get for the price."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Brought a couple of friends and we thoroughly enjoyed lunch there."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "This was an incridble evening: An amazing server who was very knowledgable, shared stories about the wineries, and explained the food concept. Presentation in Family Style dishes made the evening very conversational. Food was outstanding with the charcuterie plate being a highlight. The ribeye was cut up in pieces and presented on a wooden board together with the pork and tasted amazing. All in all a great evening and a wonderful dinner!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We had the Bone Marrow Escargot and it was fantastic. For our mains we had the steak and chicken. The steak was amazing the best I have had in a long time, chicken was not my favorite. I would go back for sure. Our server was great. I would recommend making a reservation though...."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I recently chose Charcut for a lunch meeting and we both tried the lunch special given that it could all be had in 45 minutes. It was closer to an hour but we were there right at noon so it was expected to run a bit long. Overall, the food and service was very good and the portions spot on for lunch, neither too much or too little. My only complaint was the pork roast was a little dry and was served in bit of a watery liquid but it was corrected with the roasted lemon wedge it came with. The lunch all at once represents good value and the service was friendly and attentive. I recommend the house soda which was really refreshing and the coffee is unusually good for a meat centric restaurant."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Had a nooon reservation with an important business colleague. I was seated in the restaurant about 10 to 12 when I arrived. At 10 minutes AFTER 12, my coleague sent me a text message asking when I would get to the restaurant. When he arrived at noon, the host at the front told him they could not find my reservation and they had him sit at the front and wait. I had been sitting waiting in the restaurant for 20 minutes. He'd been sitting at the front entrance for about 10 minutes. No apology or acknowledgement from the host or manager when I went out front to retrieve him. Nice place, good food, good serving staff, but unacceptable for hosting for business lunches if they can't manage a reservation for two people who arrive separately."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Very poor food; pigs head tasted like cheap garlic sausage, Italian smoked sausage served with half a raw chili, under seasoned steaks, undercooked sides, unmatched accompaniments including whole roasted garlic bulb with lemon, sweet bacon. Cocktails average; far too much ginger in signature cocktail to even taste food afterwards. Wine was slim pickings and very overpriced local Pinot.. Would not recommend."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "In a word, top notch! I love dining here and for lunch, this is hands down - the BEST place to be. For us who are under the gun for lunch breaks, the Lunch-All-At-Once offering is heaven sent. It is true to its promise of having to be in and out in 45 minutes. Of course, it goes without saying that the food offering is local, in season, organic, home made and really, really delicious! I have brought some new group of friends over to try Charcut and again, they were all in awe and was raving of the service and food that they experienced here. The co-owner's visit always give joy to us as well. Congratulations for always setting the bar high. You have loyal diners with us for sure! Thank you for a well prepared meal and great service!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Great restaurant. Always solid service and good food."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "- Dinner was rather cold when served - Italian Sausage Appetizer was much smaller than the picture in the menu - The beef main course was very small, and again cold"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The hostesses were flat out rude, stone-faced and generally nonplussed by my daring to even reserve. Having arrived at lunch with a cup of coffee, I was quite abruptly told that CharCut would never allow an external drink (never a problem in the past), and that was that. Trying to roll with the punch, I simply asked if they had a trash can I could use. A small can was taken out of a closet, slammed on the hostess’s table and I was told abruptly not to spill. I was then given a less than desirable table closest to the door, after a fairly obvious glance of annoyance and condescension. Nary a smile was wasted on little ol’ me. We're all in suits and ties, and all expensing, so I am not entirely sure where the snubbing comes on from."
    Dined on 3/10/2014