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charbar, Calgary, AB
charbar, Calgary, AB
charbar, Calgary, AB
charbar, Calgary, AB
charbar, Calgary, AB

charbar

4.4
4.4
2155 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Located in East Village and housed in the historical Simmons Building along the Bow River, charbar is spearheaded by executive chef Jessica Pelland with the support of co-owners and Top Chef chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson. One of Canadas best restaurants partners with Sidewalk Citizen Bakery and Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters to create a collaborative and communal destination. Charbar restaurant features cuts of ultra-dry aged Alberta beef and an ocean wise seafood raw bar, that spills out onto the open air riverfront patios with views of the bow river. At its heart is a custom-made Argentine wood-fired grill honouring the art of asado and the culinary inspirations of Spain and Italy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Argentinean, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 452-3115
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jessica Pelland
  • Catering
    Chefs John Jackson, Connie DeSousa and Jessica Pelland are ready to bring their shared culinary vision to a venue of your choice. Let us help create a truly memorable event that will have your guests talking for days. Our culinary team is devoted to creating a memorable dining experience and our professional service team is at your disposal. Our team will work with you every step of the way to create a personalized and stress-free event that your guests will never forget.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, charbar can accommodate all your special event needs. on-site and off-site custom catering, private washrooms, state of the art a/v, glass divider wall, wheelchair accessible, river views, rooftop patio.
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator: (855) 978-0225
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Riverfront Ave SE
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,155 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

2,155 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We weren't very impressed with our experience today, which was surprising, as we usually really enjoy Charbar. The food service was extremely slow. It took us 35 minutes to get our food, which was very long for a salad, small steak and fries. The fries also arrived about five minutes after the other items. We also found it difficult to get the attention of our server, as she wasn't readily available, even though the restaurant was not busy at all. We noticed two other groups of diners complaining, so I think something was amiss today.

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  2. DorianA

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Mark as a server and he was excellent, efficient and humorous! He really enhanced our dining experience! The food was great! We had the delicious burgers with avocado! Thanks for a great afternoon out!
    charbarResponded today
    Thanks so much for your feedback ! It makes our day hearing about how much our customers love Charbar and the great service they’ve received from our team. We have passed on your review to our team and look forward to seeing you in our restaurant again.

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  3. StacyB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My sisters and I went for dinner here and had a really great time. The service was impeccable and the food was divnie!
    charbarResponded today
    Thanks so much for your feedback ! It makes our day hearing about how much our customers love Charbar and the great service they’ve received from our team. We have passed on your review to our team and look forward to seeing you in our restaurant again.

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  4. TonyW

    Calgary

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Been here before, however, tonight, it missed expectations, which was unfortunate as I bought a date there. Everything seemed slow tonight, from the service and especially the food. Not sure if they were understaffed or something. Took a while to get our starter order and they were fine, albeit a little slow to come out. The main course took much too long to come out, I think it took over 30m to 40m. When they did come out, my date's Ceviche was really good, however, my M/MR New York came out over-cooked to MW to well done and it was impossible to finish. It was hard to eat and dry. Since I was hungry I went through half of it and the server never came to check to see how it was and I had to wave him down to comment about it. Afterwards, I commented that it was the first time in over 5+ years that I didn't finish a steak. They did look at the steak and agreed that it was much over cooked. They did offer to make a new one, however, I didn't want to wait again based on how long it took the first time and would have been rude of me to make my date wait. We thought about dessert and decided against it. They gave 10% off the steak on the bill, however, since I didn't even finish it to begin with, I felt things from the beginning to end was lacking.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were kind and respectful. We shared a steak dinner and it was delicious but I didn’t think paying for the side was a great idea. There should be a side that comes with the steak.
    charbarResponded today
    Thanks so much for your feedback ! It makes our day hearing about how much our customers love Charbar and the great service they’ve received from our team. We have passed on your review to our team and look forward to seeing you in our restaurant again.

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  6. DanS

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went to Charbar for a date night. We like to have a selection of small plates to share, and Charbar nailed it. We ordered the fire grilled octopus, clams, lamb ribs, sweet breads, table side ceviche, and grilled argentine shrimp. I honestly can’t pick a favourite, they were all so delicious. We will be back again, with friends.
    charbarResponded today
    Thanks so much for your feedback ! It makes our day hearing about how much our customers love Charbar and the great service they’ve received from our team. We have passed on your review to our team and look forward to seeing you in our restaurant again.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good overall. YYC Experience. Pretty good set menu for the value. Server was attentive and very friendly. Parking is awful.

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  8. Juliet

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We went here for the YYC Eat & Drink Experience menu - it was $35 but I wouldn't say the food we recieved was worth it, considering it is supposed to be a discounted price as a promotion for that event, I was a bit bummed. I will say everything was fresh and the ingredients were high quality, but the "parfait" was a teaspoon of dulce and a tablespoon of yogurt with a few small pieces of fruit and the potatoes were weridly sweet. I've been here a few times and are generally underwhelmed, but it's not BAD.
    charbarResponded on April 12, 2024
    Thank you for leaving a review. We are alwalys willing to hear constructive feedback to provide the best experience for all our guests. We will take your feedback into condiseration for next years YYC Experience Brunch menu.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing 5 course dinner. Best food we’ve had in a very long time!
    charbarResponded on April 12, 2024
    Your review is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

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  10. bpwill

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful spot along the river with a great rooftop and great dining area. The service was incredible and the waiter knew every drink to help us along. We had a few appetizers and every one of them was delicious. Highly recommend the ceviche.
    charbarResponded on April 12, 2024
    We greatly appreciate your review, it is very impactful for our business. Thank you!

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FAQs

charbar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 452-3115.

charbar is rated 4.4 stars by 2155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for charbar

618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0G1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Riverfront Ave SE
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Argentinean, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jessica Pelland
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (403) 452-3115
  • Catering
    Chefs John Jackson, Connie DeSousa and Jessica Pelland are ready to bring their shared culinary vision to a venue of your choice. Let us help create a truly memorable event that will have your guests talking for days. Our culinary team is devoted to creating a memorable dining experience and our professional service team is at your disposal. Our team will work with you every step of the way to create a personalized and stress-free event that your guests will never forget.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, charbar can accommodate all your special event needs. on-site and off-site custom catering, private washrooms, state of the art a/v, glass divider wall, wheelchair accessible, river views, rooftop patio.
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator: (855) 978-0225
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