Vintage Chophouse & Tavern
Vintage Chophouse & Tavern

Vintage Chophouse & Tavern

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vintagechophouse.com/
  • Phone: 4032627262
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Wednesday 11am - midnight; Thursday & Friday 11am - 2am; Saturday 5pm - 2am; Sunday 5pm - 10pm; Please be advised that Vintage Chophouse & Tavern does not permit minors due to government regulations.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Keen
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer five different special event rooms. Our private dining room offers a completely private board-room setting for 28, private foyer, hidden drop down screen and elegant decor. Our exclusive Beringer room is a semi-private circular room with a hi-top circular table that seats up to 12, ideal for interactive, communal dining. Our Bistro dining room is a raised area, semi-private which can accommodate up to 46. This room can also be used as a private cocktail area for up to 70. Our Main dining room can accommodate up to 72, offering a combination of booths and tables. Our tavern can accommodate up to 200 for a private function.
  • Private Party Contact: Carolyn Stephure 4037050577
  • Entertainment: Live music. Contemporary Jazz & Blues.
    Friday, 5:30pm - 7:00 pm, 9:30pm - 12:30am.
    Saturday 9:30pm - 12:30am.
  • Special Events: We offer five different rooms and a flexible range of menus to accommodate your special event. Please contact Carolyn at 403-705-0577 or carolyn@vintagegroup.ca and she'd be pleased to assist your event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is metered parking on street (free after 6:00pm) and two pay parking lots directly behind restaurant.
A word from Vintage Chophouse & Tavern
Vintage Chophouse is a classic steakhouse with contemporary flair, offering a compelling menu for the true steak lover combined with internationally diverse choices for those with something else in mind. Our award winning wine list features more than 300 wines from around the world. With five different rooms, Vintage offers something for every occasion, featuring our signature Beringer Room with a hi-top circular table ideal for intimate gatherings of 8 - 12 in a semi-private room. Enjoy our contemporary yet comfortable dining room, or relax in our New York style tavern. Overstuffed leather club chairs, or our intimate leather booths are the perfect place from which to catch the game on two 40" plasma televisions. Every Friday and Saturday evening you can loosen up and listen to live jazz and blues. We are the proud recipient of Wine Spectator Awards since 2005. In 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 Wine Spectator honored Vintage Chophouse & Tavern with the Best of Award of Excellence
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Vintage Chophouse & Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
160 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (102)notable wine list (88)romantic (70)fit for foodies (62)good for groups (50)great for lunch (29)vibrant bar scene (20)neighborhood gem (17)hot spot (16)late-night find (12)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Lunch service a little slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    10 of us went for lunch and the service was a little slow. We were told about the special (prime rib sandwich), several people ordered it. The waitress came back as they were out of the special. When asked why at 12:10 pm they were out of the lunch special she explained it was from last night. We witnessed other tables that had ordered after us, receive their food. I understand that a larger table can take longer to have all the meals prepared, but feel that when gratuity is automatically included, there should be some level of priority. Overall the food was very good, but the waitress did not come back to the table to check on the quality until most of us were finished, which was too bad as water and soda refills were needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little disappointed.
    FoodventuristVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have been to Vintage a few times now, and this time was rather disappointing. The service was absolutely slow, and it took 45 minutes before our orders were even taken which was unacceptable. I also made a specific request to be seated at the lounge. Upon arrival, I was told that they could not accommodate the request. However I understand that such requests are on an availability basis. I ordered the wagyu beef and I was thoroughly disappointed. It was extremely chewy and closer to medium-well then medium, which is not how the consistency of wagyu should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JayDee
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Expensive but delicious and service was excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Comments
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I recently had a second visit to the restaurant. I enjoyed the ambiance. The food was great with good portion sizes. In particular, the steak was outstanding and different from all the steaks, I had in Calgary. This is the main reason of my visit to the Vintage chophouse. The dessert preparation took time and in my case it took 45 minutes as one of the desserts broke. Nonetheless, it was courteous of the management, as they waived the dessert price on my bill. Also I am a firm beleiver that accidents do happen. I will recommend Vintage Chophouse to my friends and visit again, sometime in the future. My only recommendation will be to turn down the heat, being slightly uncomfortable in busy hours.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High end to casual
    DianeA
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I work close to where Vintage Chophouse is located so I've been there for lunch, dinner and drinks. It's a great place whether you live in the area and want to find a nice restaurant or bar where you can go in dressed to the nines or just in your jeans! Great food, knowledgeable staff on their wine selection as well as the food and a relaxed atmosphere. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food everytime!
    Sandie
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great as always! The staff always make you feel really important!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service, Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were here on Sept 20/14 celebrating a birthday. The steaks were perfectly cooked and definitely delicious. Our server, Michelle, did a wonderful job of taking care of our needs. It was to be a romantic dinner for the two of us. Unfortunately we were seated by a large group also celebrating a birthday. It was unfortunate because they acted as if they were the only people in the restaurant. It wasn't boisterous behaviour, it was extremely rude and obnoxious. Our server was attentive to our needs and apologetic for the noise level. I'd recommend you ask for one of the tables in the back if you want a more romantic evening out; or even if you'd like to have a decent level of conversation. But the service, food and wine was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vintage Chophouse & Tavern
    jumper314
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Although my food was excellent, can't say the same for my wife's. Found a dried up rubbery piece of escargot in her appetizer. So, she did not finish it. We ordered the Waygu rib eye steaks for our main course. Her steak contained alot of grissol, very unappetizing. Dessert was amazing as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mostly great
    specialevening
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I was the guest of 3 other companions visiting from out of town. They raved about the ambiance, the service and especially their tenderloin. I had the prime rib. Unfortunately I cannot rave about my choice. It was barely warm and without much flavor. There was a rather long wait between the starters and the entree course. Thus an unplanned second round of wine was ordered. The sides were very tasty as were the desserts. The service excellent, non intrusive and very polite.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Steaks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We went to Vintage for a nice family dinner. We wanted a good steak and Vintage did not disappoint. The meal and service were both very good. The sides are sharable so we might have ordered a bit more than we could eat. We never even had an appetizer - so the portions were generous. We felt a bit rushed through the meal, however. For example, we had to initiate the order for pre-dinner cocktails and coffee at the end of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • old reliable...
    Drew
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I'm not much for going out for steak, I feel like I can find good quality meat, prepare and cook it to my liking. However, with my mom in town from Vancouver and something to celebrate, we thought it appropriate to treat ourselves to Alberta's finest. We were not disappointed. From the get go, the service was excellent and the food top notch. Our server Jeremy was very attentive, while not overwhelming and was extremely knowledgeable. We had an excellent meal and will definitely return the next time an out of towner needs a proper steak experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TMichelleV
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    For our 4th anniversary and my birthday, Vintage seated us at a lovely private booth and offered us complimentary champagne and dessert which was such a pleasant surprise! They were very attentive and were wonderful in making this a very special and enjoyable evening for us. The appetizers were excellent (particularly the crab cake which my partner still raves about it being the best crab cake he ever ate), the main courses, pretty good, and the dessert, delicious. The only minor thing is that we didn't find the waiters' "butcher coat" very appealing and fitted for eating out at a finer restaurant. We understand it is to fit the chop house feel, and know that it is only a matter of our personal preference.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak and service in Calgary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our first time at Vintage and WE LOVED IT! From the moment we walked in, until we walked out, WOW. Our server was awesome, the food was exceptional and the experience was perfect. It is not a cheap place to eat, but for the perfectly cooked steaks that we had, we were had no complaints about pricing. We would go back in a second and plan to so we can have the Sticky Toffee Pudding (I read great things about it). It was my wife's birthday but we were too full to eat the free desert he offered us for her birthday. Because we couldn't eat the desert, he took $10.00 off of our bill. WOW, he didn't have to do that but that was another unbelievably classy thing to do. I give this restaurant my highest approval rating in YYC!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service in town
    BradLeg
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was my third time going to Vintage. The food is always delicious and the service is second to none. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The server we had could not get our orders right dispite multiple attempts to correct him our food still did not come out right. My client ended up with an entirely different meal than he had ordered and had to wait for his food to be redone. everyone was finished there meal by the time his food had arrived. The server was terrible!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    Sandie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Awesome food! Fabulous service! Favourite place to go with clients and on my own! Never disappointed! Waiter, one of the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING food & FIRST CLASS service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I never write reviews but the service at Vintage was so good that id feel terrible not leaving them an amazing review.... My steak was, as usual, AMAZING but my wife's steak's crust/outside was a little too burnt for her liking so they took it back and cooked her another one which she loved. When we came to pay they wouldn't let us pay a penny and took care of the whole bill for us. We tried to reason with them and have them maybe only take her meal off the bill but they weren't having any of it and wouldn't let us pay for anything. I've never seen this kind of service ANYWHERE in Calgary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rico88
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We were there for our anniversary and we had a nice romantic table for 2 away from any groups. Servive was great and so was the food. Steaks were cooked perfectly and the wine was amazing as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pick
    lylehmanVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    we were looking for a place to dine on a Sunday when we used OpenTable to help us and found this pace. It was a great opportunity. Food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Dinner reservations for 9, live band away from the dinner area. Excellent service, steak prepared as ordered "Rare", staff very friendly, engaged.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steak house
    eatalot
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is a first rate steak house. We had an all round great experience. The quality of the food was first class. The server was attentive, humorous and knowledgeable. Definately the best steak house I have been to in calgary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A little pricey but worth it. Food excellent and live music and dancing was good. Good ambiance overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    ShortsguyandsnarkVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wow Serivice was perfect Food as incredible The facility itself was really fitting Seafood tower was sooo good and had a calimari salad which was so tasty Our steaks were picked based on what were told our waiter we enjoyed and he was bang on cooked to perfection with asparagus and mushrooms wine paired him as well Lemon maringue pie for dessert was beyond great Super evening !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Sinclair
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great oysters. Great steak. Great wine. Great service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaDog150
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The ambience was fine. The steaks left a little to be desired: my wife's tenderloin was under-cooked; my rib steak was fine; the rest of the food was excellent - creamed spinach and mushrooms, the appies were fine except the oysters Rockefeller were over-spiced; The service was excellent; Michelle was an absolute treat - bring her on again! she's the winner! otherwise, well done all of your Poste-service: - great coffee We'll be back again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will recommend to others
    Lunch4myTeam
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great restaurant for a work lunch. Will be back to try the dinner menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was delicious and we will going back again. The service was great and timely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak lover's find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening here. Excellent tuna tartare and wedge salad. Would have liked to try the crab cake which they were out of. The steaks were tender and extremely flavorful. The sides were also great - creamed spinach was the best ever, as we're the mushrooms. No room for dessert. Very extensive and notable wine list. Would certainly like to come back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We took advantage of the Sunday Dinner. Food was very good!!! We enjoyed ourselves, our waiter was charming and friendly and was really good about our drink requests and was also very attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome steak!
    Redwinedemi
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Best steak of my life! Good sized portions, although you really are paying for them. The free bread they give you after you order might be hard. The server just said sorry and didn't replace them. I must say the Red Wine Demi Glaze was to die for!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Started out as a 9 and ended up a 7
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything was fabulous, wonderful, fresh oysters, delicious tuna tartare, crab cake very good, amazing wagu beef special . . . Then the music started in the bar at 10 p.m. Ambience killed and talking formidable. Not appropriate for high end restaurant. All that aside, the service was excellent. The wagu special was just that, special! Tender, tasty and expensive! The other steak was tasty but not special - something you could get anywhere for less. They recommend steak be cooked to medium and I enjoy mine cooked a little less. Spinach side very tasty but scallop potatoes too greasy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    RibI
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Compared to other steak houses in Calgary I feel that the Vintage is elegant without being pretentious (they know their stuff) and serves good quality steak consistently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food was fantastic. I brought my family who traveled to Calgary from out of province and they said it was one of the best steaks they have ever had. I have taken them to a number of restaurants since their arrival and this was by far their favorite dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AG
    AG1234
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went to Vintage to celebrate my partner's graduation from Nursing school. The service was great, atmosphere was lovely. They had live music playing in the lounge which was very enjoyable and could be heard from the dining room. We both ordered steaks and they were presented and cooked perfectly, sides were great as well. My only complaint would be that the sides and sauces were a little cold when they reached the table, but that's me being picky form years managing in the industry. Overall wonderful experience, and we'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy anniversary
    Awesome
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My husband and I went for the 1st time for our anniversary and it was fantastic. The server was great and showed us and described all of the cuts of beef before we ordered. No one has ever done that before. The steak was incredible. In my top 5 for sure. Would go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service not thr best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was slow and we seemed forgotten at times but the steak was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steakhouse
    Shadow
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Classic steakhouse with great service; wait staff REALLY knew their food and wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best food/service in Calgary.
    1986kimberlyM
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This restaurant had a classic steakhouse feel, with an elegant dining ambiance. The food was impeccably crafted; with the service being particularly well rounded including excellent wine pairings. Timing of the food was as close to perfect as possible and fairly reasonable in price considering the level of excellence their chef's have most certainly reached.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Restaurant
    RSMohamedVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Ordinarily I am not the type of guy would likes to spend a lot of money on dining out. But whenever I feeling like treating myself or others Vintage is always my spot. The food is always consistent and delicious, I recommend the cowboy cut prime rib, brocollini and lobster mashed potatoes. And the wine list is second to none. If you ever have a question about the wine list or need a recommendation Dean is your man, easily Calgary's best and friendliest sommelier.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently fantastic
    Bear62
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Dined at Vintage for the 4th time this past weekend and continue to be amazed at the stellar quality of the food and service. We've had a different server each time and each has brought their own charm and smarts to perfectly round out the whole dining experience. The food is so good just the aroma starts to work on your senses upon arrival at the table. You can't beat that. For us it's a bit pricey, but probably not by Calgary standards these days - and it is so worth it, without question. Can't wait till next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate