take the out of townersTook along guests from Houston and NYC and they loved it. They mentioned the fanastic aroma when the food arrived. They even mentioned how great the expresso smelled....9/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved the atmosphere andI loved the atmosphere and the serving staff, but wasn't crazy about the food. I think they did a good job on the food and it was my first time trying a lot of things, but I was not blown away by anything. Worth a try for sure.7/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWhere's the (value in this) beef?$90 for a steak!
The good stuff: Charcut is popular, trendy and puts out very good food in a nice ambiance. The bad stuff: the food is overpriced and the wine list is very limited.
The $90 steak in question is a bone-in New York strip offered at $45 per person/mimimum of 2 people, and you have to order the sides/potatoes, etc. extra. We were out for a special occasion and treating some friends so we had this steak and the whole fish (which at $25-$30 is well priced). The other food and drinks got our bill for 4 to $375, including tip.
It was a great evening but at those prices, I doubt I'll go back. I can afford it but the value just isn't there.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, atmosphere and food!Booked Charcut for a staff lunch appreciation for 10 colleagues. Service was outstanding, food quality and taste was great and the price was appropriate. Great gem, and highly recommended from all 10 of us. The Guiness Ice Cream was OUTSTANDING!!!!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticwords cannot even express how delicious the charcut burger is as a late-night find. absolutely fantastic. service late night is great, drinks are well prepared. it is very rare to find a place to go late night in Calgary, and with charcut open there is no reason to go anywhere else.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother DayWe went for Mother's Day. I've been to Charcut about 7-8 times now, and it's fantastic. Kind of wanted to see a bit of a different menu, but it was delicious as always.
The wait staff seemed a bit slower, not really on the ball like they normally are. We managed a relatively early reservation, so it wasn't really that busy.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Carnivore's DreamCharcut is the type of place you need to keep going back to because the menu changes so often and their housemade meats are all so delicious and you simply have to try everything (or attempt to at least).5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Late-Night Find in CalgaryThere is no better place in Calgary under the category of Late-Night Find. Charcut provides there full menu past midnight which is incredibly rare in Canada. The burger is the best that there is, and the service, no matter the time of day, is touch notch. Great restaurant in a great city.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSeating arrangementFood was excellent as usual. We ordered the 'quick lunch' menu option but the seating was disappointing and uncomfortable. Table reservation wasn't good, uncomfortable and spacing too tight. Sat at the 2nd table from the window (4 tables x 2 seats). Servers had to serve at an angle. An incident occurred when my colleague got a close call with a bottom half in her face as the waiter served the window table. Talked to reception after why they didn't alternate seating arrangement in this section? 2 of 4 tables were not booked for the time period 11:30am-12:45pm. She didn't give a reply. Next visit I will not sit in this section due to this uncomfortable situation.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoyed the foodI really enjoyed the food at Charcut but was disappointed in the wine list. I love good food but I felt that the wine list was pretty lacking in both quality wines and selection.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMcharcutFood was excellent, nice atmosphere, fantastic menu and great wine.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMfirst time to charcutThe food was delicious and the dining room was energetic. Excellent lunchtime spot.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe acclaim is deservedMy wife and I recently dined here for our 30th anniversary. Simply, the food was excellent, the service knowledgable and not intrusive and the atmosphere is lively. We went on a Tuesday night and the restaurant was full, which is great, I enjoy a lot of people in a restaurant, it makes it vibrant. I realize that tastes are subjective, especially food wise, but we enjoyed what we were served. I won't bother with details, after all that's the fun of a balanced menu, it will work for anyone, and the part of the enjoyment is in the selection process. We have eaten in many good restaurants, some live up to their reputation, some fail miserably ; this one deserves its acclaim. Enjoy.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSoooooo good!We heard how good the food was, so we had to try it out and it was even better than I could imagine! Every mouthful was so enjoyable, it was a real treat! And my husband was very impressed with the selection of beer they have!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMdid not dissapointWe took two friends from out of town who had heard of Charcut but never been. Food was well prepared, interesting, well presented... overall a very good meal. Service was excellent too. Enjoyed some specialty beer and found a new BC wine to enjoy.
Like that there were several vegetable sides to add to the meal .. more than what I recall a couple years ago which was the last time we were there for dinner. Our friends were happy with the meal as well.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest late night find in CalgaryThere is absolutely no better place for late night food and drinks than Charcut. Burger is always amazing, service is spot on, menu is fantastic. When you're hungry late evening, don't bother with the rest, just go to Charcut.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great restaurant,This is a great restaurant, with fantastic food and a vivacious ambience. Highly recommended.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTechno music is a little annoyingTechno music is a little annoying for a nice dinner for two. This restaurant is always difficult to get into unless you plan two or three weeks in advance. Although that's annoying for me, this is a great place to eat in Calgary. They have great staff and I'm glad they are doing so well.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a first visit toThis was a first visit to the restaurant for 3 of the 4. Our waiter was excellent and suggested several menu items to try - all very good! We enjoyed sharing different foods and certainly didn't need to order 4 entrees after having the Charcut Board as an appetizer.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTwo of us shared the CharcutTwo of us shared the Charcut Board and the Slow Roasted Heirloom Beets for dinner and loved every minute of it. The house cured meats were exceptional and we tried things we normally won't have ordered off the menu. We'll definitely be back!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an amazing time atWe had an amazing time at CHARCUT! Everything was fantastic from the service to the amazing food. It made for a great birthday dinner for my girlfriend. It was nice chatting with one of the chef's.... She even sent us out a little desert to take back to our room! we had a wonderful evening and we will be back next time we are in Calgary.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe detailing to the foodThe detailing to the food that is served is so special and everything tasted very good.
The lunch special was a really good deal right down to a coffee to go and a small bag of warm cookies to take away.
Will definitely recommend Charcut to everyone I know.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome place to unwind. TheAwesome place to unwind. The service has to be one of the best in Calgary.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food!My wife and I ate at Char Cut three times in as many days. We ate at the Chef's Bar. It was a lot of fun to see a portion of what goes on to get the food ready. It was both entertaining and educational. The service was excellent the first night, but the second it was a bit slow. It really depended on the server you got. That said it was busy both nights so it was understandable. I got two variations of the Chorizo Verde. It was excellent both times. The broiled oysters are fantastic. The poutine is delicious as well. Each time we ate at the Chef's bar they brought us out samples of some of their house made sausage/cured meats. They were all fantastic. Overall an excellent experience.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellence in DiningI took 2 business associates to dinner at Charcut; one from Vancouver and one from Boston. Charcut proved to be an excellent choice - the best waitress I think I've ever had, creative appetizers - a sampler; and family style entrees; pork chop, prime rib, and chicken. Everything was superb. The dessert sampler the waitress recommended was also a huge hit. This really was a dining experience and a wonderful way to show off Calgary. Thanks to everyone at Charcut for the wonderful evening of dining excellence we enjoyed, May 1, 2013.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you!What a great restaurant! From the moment we were greeted to the excellent service from our waiter, this is a place i have already recommended to a dozen people! It was our first time dining here and our waiter was patient but friendly and on-top of things. The food was so fresh and mouth-wateringly delicious! Save room for dessert and do not opt to share the cheesecake. It is so good you will want more! And dont be afraid of the duck fat poutine. It is wonderful! Thank you Char-cut for an absolutely fabulous birthday dinner!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat can I say...Right across from my office, fabulous lunch specials - every time I come I've always had amazing food... I've been here several times and will keep coming back!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best in Calgary.One of the best in Calgary. Good value for money. Nice Expresso.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm running out of words toI'm running out of words to say how amazing these guys are... but the amount of times I keep coming back probably say enough! :) Food's delish, service is fab, and love the lunch special.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Charcut to celebrateWe went to Charcut to celebrate our anniversary. The food was amazing. We loved the family style service and the ability to taste so much more of the fantastic menu. Our server had great suggestions and made our experience more enjoyable. Can't wait to go back and have the poutine again!3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMParking continues to be aParking continues to be a problem. The small valet parking sign was obscured by an over-size truck which was there the whole time we were at lunch. I wonder how many people gave up on the restaurant because they couldn't see the sign or park anyplace convenient?
Background music was too loud. It was like being at a rock concert. If I wanted a rock concert, I'd go to one. It was so loud and irritating that I can't give the restaurant an overall "excellent."1/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTop of my listCharcut is my number one for lunch. Food is fantastic! The only thing preventing the restaurant from being 5 star is that the servers don't always seem entirely switched on.1/4/2013 12:00:00 AM