Reef 'N Beef
Reef 'N Beef

Reef 'N Beef

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.reefnbeef.ca/
  • Phone: 4032853322x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lounge: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dining Room: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking Lot
A word from Reef 'N Beef
Welcome to the BEST kept secret in Northeast Calgary!



The Reef ‘n Beef since 1980 is simply the best fine dining restaurant in our area. We pride ourselves in providing the greatest value and highest quality of food all paired with the friendliest staff to make your visit a memorable one...



Whether you are looking to celebrate a special occasion, come in for a delicious dinner, or relax in our lounge while tempting your taste buds with our lounge menu...



We welcome you to the Reef ‘N Beef - Experience dining beyond the usual!
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Reef 'N Beef reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.5
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (20)neighborhood gem (17)romantic (14)good for groups (9)fit for foodies (6)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Very disappointed
    melly
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Was really taken back when we first arrived at the restaurant and they couldn't find our reservation, even though the other couple had already arrived. I have ordered expensive flowers for the birthday girl and they were wilted. The waiter was in a hurry to get our beverage order but I had to ask for a liquor and wine menu and they don't have a liquor menu. He kept calling the women at the table "miss" and we are well into our fifties. We all ordered steak and lobster and the steak was tough and the lobster cold. I had also asked for blue cheese encrusted steak and did not get it. When I mentioned it to the waiter he brought a ramekin of cold blue cheese dressing and said he wouldn't charge for it. Downer for a birthday celebration.
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  • Great food
    Tigger
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We went to this restaurant because we had a Groupon. So glad we did. The food was great. From the outside, I would never had guessed that this was a nice restaurant. We had steak and lobster and all was amazing!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular customer very disappointed
    Funnigrrl
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The service was very slow (we were there for 2 hours which is a lifetime with a 2 year old) and we received much smaller portion sizes than our last meal which was only a few weeks prior. I'm not too sure if it was because we used a Groupon or the fact that I questioned the fine print. Either way, we were very disappointed. We always recommended this establishment to our friends and family but now we are not sure whether we will ever return.
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  • A hidden gem indeed!
    janitorjan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    After many years delay we traveled back to Reef 'N Beef to celebrate our 10th anniversary, as our previous experience was wonderful! We were not disappointed and have deemed it our anniversary destination from now on, at the very least. We tell everyone about it. A delight for the palate. Every morsel a divine, melt-in-your-mouth delight. Service attentive and friendly. It's well worth the drive across town from the SW. The inclusive price (soup, salad, steak, baked potato (or stuffed), or fries or rice and garlic toast is a treat. Hubby had a very generous glass of wine, I had a cocktail before and delicious, robust coffee with my meal. Low-key music in the background, another treat. Total bill, excluding tip was $76.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighbourhood gem
    golfer55ca
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Booked this restaurant for it's excellent food (steak&lobster) as well as ambiance. Its was a special occasion wife's brithday. Made a point of getting a wonderful cake and delivering it to the restaurant. Too bad the waitress wasn't told about it. I had to mention it. By that point of time the wife was already eating a piece of cake supplied by the restaurant not knowing her favourite cake was in the kitchen's fridge. Service wasn't as good as our last visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great after 30+ years!
    LesD
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We have been coming to Reef N Beef for 30+ years now and even with changes in ownership we still get an awesome meal, perfectly cooked, great service….what else do you need?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    If the romantic lighting and comfy welcoming atmosphere doesn't draw you in, the exceptional service and fabulous food will keep you coming back. Succulent steak and mouth watering seafood are only the tip of the iceberg of the fare offered here. You must experience this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We selected this restaurant because they advertised Karaoke in the lounge as well as Prime Rib or choice steaks and they didn't disappoint. While it was too late(8:00 pm) to get rare Prime Rib my girlfriend choose that and was still happy with the flavor and tenderness. My choice of Prime Rib steak was an excellent choice and we both added Lobster to our meals as well. Dinner included a soup and my choice of the French Onion was my only regret. No real cheese and the flavor was rather bland, not enough beef stock for my liking. Our waiter was quite attentive and provided the extra ambiance that seemed to be missing since there were only 4 tables in the room occupied. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone seeking a quality dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    ThinkerbhellVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We waited over 5 minutes for somebody to sit us. They should put a sit anywhere sign, so that we're not standing for quite sometime. I wasn't given the drinks menu and when i ask for it our server just recommend to try their featured red house wine. The onion soup taste like water with shredded cheese, i have to put salt to actually taste it. The salad was not fresh and small serving. I ordered a take out, and they ddin't put the salad and garlic bread. I used to like Reef N Beef, now i'm having second thoughts if i will ever come back.
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  • Doing Great!
    Jo5228
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The Reef n Beef has been doing much much better the last year or 2! Before that it went downhill for a few years...not sure why, but they're on their way to lots of success!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    BrandiVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We went to the Reef 'N Beef for my mother-in-law's birthday dinner. We had an enjoyable time - the soup, salad and entrees were good for the exception of my prime rib. I am not sure what went wrong but my medium rare thin slice of prime rib was overcooked and oversauced. The lobster portion was delicious. My only comment is go with the new york strip versus prime rib. I wish we could have tried the cheesecake but we were full from our meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great deal, bad service & steak
    Diner69
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Went in for the reef and beef special for $30.00 Went to the restaurant , waited at front for 15 mins as there was no host, finally went and had to search for someone to seat us. After that the waiter barely came around ( again had to leave table and find them ) The soup, salad, garlic bread and lobster were good however the steak was not at all ( for all our meals) I was expecting a lot more for the steak and the service. Even when ordering the bill we waited over 10 mins untill we all got up and approched the waiter to remind him we want to bill, it only took 10 mins to get the bill then another 10 for him to come back with the machine so we could pay ...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wouldn't go back
    Hello
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This place was just OK. The salads were clearly from a bag and my burger had tons of chewy bits in it. The service was good, the waiter was friendly. But the food is overpriced for the quality. Probably will not go there again.
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  • Great restaurant
    PatrickR
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This place is truely a hidden gem. First time here we went for dinner and this time we had an enjoyable lunch in the bar with great service. You won't be disappointed..
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden gem, but not one of value
    SueDinesInStyle
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The ReefNBeef praises itself as being the best fine dining establishment in NE Calgary and being a "hidden gem". True, you are surprised to open the door to find such a comfortable, calm setting. The food itself is really disappointing. The escargot were served in a watery oily concoction that had little to no flavour. The crab legs had obviously been prepared from frozen. My filet mignon was delicious but the side dishes of carrots and steamed, unseasoned broccoli and lukewarm stuffed potato (reheated) is something you'd more likely find at a truck stop not "the finest dining in the NE". The food needs creative re-thought. To attract fine dining clientele serve the best quality FRESH food. Calling yourself a gem doesn't make it so.
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  • 30 Anniversary
    married30
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Food was excellent service was good music could have been turned down a tad.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not the same..
    dishing
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I haven't been to the Reef N Beef in about a year, and I don't know what happened, but the service and food has gone downhill . :( When we got to the restaurant,stood in the reception area for more than 10min.(the restaurant was NOT busy). I was there with my elderly father and my young son , the server seated us next to a table of 12, who were very loud and abnoxious. we waited almost 30min after ordering for our food, the waitress practically threw it down in front of us. we ordered steak and salmon...it was barely warm and not appitizing. Overall, the Reef N Beef is NOT the same as it used to be which is sad as it was a fabulous place to eat. For a bill of over 100.00, it was not worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A hidden Gem it is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    You do not see it from the outside but once you are in you discover the lovely ambient atmosphere with decent list of foods. We had the steak and burgers as kids meal which was big enough to fil an adult. It was exactly to our taste. not much on the sauce variety but the whole family enjoined it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice atmosphere, good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The server greeted me and are nice and enthusiastic. The atmosphere is great with very classy feeling. The lobster was good and steak was well cooked
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 26 reviews are from the Reef 'N Beef reviews archive.
  • excellent food, friendly staff
    13jaytee
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Very organized on food delivery. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    ThinkerbhellVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Other than the fact that i didn't get my points on time because they forgot to log in their system that we actually showed up, the service was pretty good. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu, my concern were the two young servers who gave us the extra parmesan cheese and the shredded cheese was like all over the table & my lap, and the other young server who brought the condiments for the stuffed baked potato dropped a tablespoonful of sour cream on the table, she apologize & offered to come back to clean up the mess but she didn't. Overall the food was really good and our server was really nice and helpful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • as always... great dining!!
    eatit
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have been going to the Reef n Beef for as long as I can remember. Great place for family dining and a special place to take my mom who loves the fried oysters!!! Service is always top notch starting with the young lady who greeted us at the door... to the waitress and porters who kept us more than happy with the "above and beyond" attention they gave us. Typical of the Reef n Beef!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers day meal
    Surlyb4mycoffee
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Overall, food was good. The steak that came with the 'Reef & Beef' was dissappointing. My wife ordered a filet with her lobster tail and that was much much better. If my steak was better I would have rated the food as very good. Staff managed a dissorderly group with tact and managed to not disrupt peoples dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great!
    jnj2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food and service is wonderful!! Best steak I've had jn calgary. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    The3Foodateers
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We hadn't been there in years but the food didn't disappoint. The steaks were very tender, just like I remembered. Staff and our server very friendly and attentive ensuring we had a constant flow of beverages and cleaning our table. The food came out quickly. The atmosphere was pleasant but certainly could use a facelift in the décor. We did notice a strong/stale cigeratte odor in the restaurant as we walked in and sat at our table. However, we still will be back again as we enjoyed the food very much!!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    parentsnightout
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Love the ambience and old-style décor. It is very quiet, and the food as always was fantastic. We enjoyed our night out.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A tad disappointing
    salty
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This is a steak house and in Calgary that means the beef should be a slam dunk. I had the prime rib it was OK but it was not as good as it should have been. In Calgary the beef is usually great and this one unfortunately was not. The trimmings were well done and well presented.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We used to go to the restaurant all the time and the food was great. I am not sure if there are new owners or a new chef, but the food certainly is not what we have enjoyed in the past. We could hardly find the onions in the onion soup, the salad is half the size it used to be and the cuts of meat an not good. The service was terrible also. I doubt we'll be going back.
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  • Amazing Service and Delicious eats
    Tammie
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    As my first time at Reef n Beef I was very impressed. I brought my family of 5 for a nice meal and was not disappointed. We chose the restaurant setting (had a toddler with us) and was promptly guided to a nice candlelit table. My son was offered a coloring book and crayons right away (bonus for family awareness). Dinner was delicious. The main entree did take a while to come out (overall we were there for almost 2 hours) but the service made up for this. Recommend this as a place to go to relax and enjoy your time out. Will come again but leave little guy with sitter. This place is kid friendly, but better suited to children older than 3.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Charmed
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The atmosphere was really good but we were not impressed with our food. Steak was overcooked and I ordered Chicken & Mushroom Pasta in an alfredo sauce. The Pasta was way overcooked and it seemed like the chicken was pressed meat. As well the alfredo sauce had absolutely no taste. No pleased. We have had better food at Boston Pizza and unfortunately will not be returning,. Your staff are awesome and the atmosphere was really good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Just the kind of place we'd been looking for to go out to on our date nights that come along so rarely. The quantity of great food for the price is reasonable too. We really enjoy our time here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very satisfied
    Ontario13
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    The Reef and Beef special Monday- Thursday is special. For $25.00 you got an 8 oz steak, lobster tail, garlic bread, soup, salad plus potato and veggies. Not realizing how much extra food I was getting I upgraded by Onion soup to Baked Onion soup. Boy was I full. The steak was a little over cooked for me but a definite great value for what I was served. Bring a friend to help you eat it all. Great service as well. Great job Reef 'N Beef.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    greattime
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We always have enjoyed our visits to the Reef n' Beef. We have been numerous times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My 22 year anniversary dinner
    Crystal73
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My husband and I showed up for our 22 year anniversary dinner From the time we walked in we were treated great The server was spot on as soon as we thought We needed something (drink refill or dishes cleared ) She was bringing them it doing it. She was well Versed in the menu and made you good suggestions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reef N' Beef dinner experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our experience was very good. Comparing portion sizes to cost of meal was incomparable. Absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. We left with a feeling of satisfaction and awe.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed
    emptybelly
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Food was prepared perfectly with a server who was very knowledgeable. The server s timimg was spot on for such a busy night. We were not rushed to finishour meal and they did not push alcohol drinks like most establishments.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great but slow
    chadders
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food, very slow service tho, and a little cramped but I would go back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Valentine's
    CanMom
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    For years I have heard the food is very good. The garlic bread and onion soup were to die for. The restaurant is very much an old time steak house. We loved it. The washrooms are in desperate need of an update.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good valentines day
    RJ2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Overall experience was good. We enjoyed the ambiance and the service was good, the wine selection was great! For the most part the food was well prepared and very tastey, with the exception of the lobster. We were looking forward to lobster but it was very disappointing as there was no taste to it whatsoever:( I expected to have a great tasting lobster, if I had known before booking I would have gone to Red Lobster. We will not be returning to Reef and Beef anytime soon if we are looking to have seafood!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • had an awesome time ... our
    melindabrown
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    had an awesome time ... our server was great ... his name is Sven ... awesome time ...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.