Last night in Calgary! Perfect choice awesome dinner
Nicely done! The deep fried french toast bites are to die for! Everything was fresh and tasty. Service was super.
Beautiful food and wonderful service
Great experience. Table of 6. Everything in the menu looked delicious. Awesome drink menu. Kevin, our waiter, was very hospitable and planned out our meal. It was an amazing feast and his selections were superb. Ended with the 9 spice chicken and 32oz porterhouse. Both were scrumptious. Highly recommend. They followed up next day with a phone call to thank us for choosing them that night. Which we appreciated. Will definitely go back again.
I was here for The Big Taste. The french fries I got weren’t as hot as they should have been. They had obviously been sitting for a few minutes and weren’t fresh out of the fryer. I asked for my steak done medium and it was definitely more medium rare to rare. It tasted very good, but a highly rated steak restaurant should be able to get this right. I was also a little disappointed because I had my heart set on soup of the day, but they were all out and I had no choice but to opt for the salad. Other than these items the experience was very good.
This is an awful restaurant- one of the most overrated in Calgary
I enjoy heading to CharBar for lunch or dinner. They location is easy to access and always an abundance of parking around. They always have amazing specials and the food is so delicious. The atmosphere is perfect for work lunches or fun dinners with friends. I love the fact that the three restaurants/cafe's work together in the building - ie. CharBar uses Sidewalk Citizen baked goods for their recipes and then offer you Phil and Sabastian coffee's at the end of your meal! It is perfection!!!!!
It was good , was a late reservation so we did end up upstairs but other than that everything was fine. Our waitress either Tara or Timara was fabulous she definitely needs more love.
The food was excellent but the menu confusing. The server indicated they were a “share plates” kind of restaurant but half the entrees came with a side and some didn’t. The selection of side dishes was limited and lacking in vegetable options.
made reservations on the fly based on 36 Hours in Calgary article in NYT - worth it!
Great meal and service. Food was perfectly prepared and our server ensured we were satisfied with our meals. What more can you ask for.
More of a lunch place. We were placed at a small table in the middle of the restaurant... very uncomfortable. Menu lacked choice. I will not be back for dinner maybe lunch. Cool building
I love taking clients here. The service and food is amazing plus it’s a beautiful environment.
We had a really great time at char bar with family to celebrate a birthday. The food was amazing and service was great. I would totally recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to remember.
Great meal shared with friends. The half chicken fed four of us with lots to spare.
This was my second visit and unfortunately it wasn't a memorable one. Empanadas and the grilled octopus were good, but the meal went downhill from there. We ordered the feature steak and it was supposed to be a lean 7oz portion of sirloin. We got a small piece of beef with a tough nerve that ran through the whole steak. We couldn't eat almost half of it. And then there was the tuna conserva dish, which just didn't taste good at all. We ordered some slices of bread to go with the tuna dish and when they arrived it was another disappointment. The bread was days old and burnt (they call it charred but there is a difference). For desert we shared a apple cake that was quite good. Overall I don't think it was worth the money.
Great servers with really awesome food and atmosphere!
I was so pleased with the service and the short wait for our food to arrive. As soon as my glass was empty, our waitress would come to fill up my water and ask if I’d like another drink. She was very attentive and so warm, I thoroughly enjoyed the service and the kind disposition of the staff. The food was absolutely amazing, so many layers of flavours that I hadn’t tasted before. I had heard good things about Charbar before, but for my own experience, it was such a great spot to take my valentine date!
Valentines dinner. Food was excellent and cocktails were fantastic. Eggplant chips are a must have.
It was amazing!! Both the management and the head chef came to greet us and chat with us and see how our meal was! Would highly recommend going for brunch, but also for any meal. Service was awesome, atmosphere is great, and food was incredible.
Nice tapas style. Stephanie was our waitress. She was very prompt and helpful. Great service in an awesome heritage warehouse building. Great experience. Keep it up.
I dine out frequently - Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Toronto, Montreal just in the last year alone. This place was stunning in so many ways. Good food, good service. However, small portions and ridiculously high prices. I mean, common, $96 for a steak that was OK, that really was not enough for one person ? Everything was grossly over priced. Guys, this is not New York. Too pricey for the value received. Would NOT recommend unless expense account is paying. Too bad. Won't be back. Will not recommend to friends and associates.
Excellent service- our server gave very good recommendations on selections and helped our vegetarian put together a superb meal. Food was prepared well, presented well and tasted great!
They are actually a good place to get vegetarian fare. The waiter was really good and their menu had a number of items which either were already vegetarian or could be made veggie.
The hamburger was fantastic, slightly disappointed with the octopus though, I've had much better. But the burger... Fantastic, really.
I love Charbar, but was very disappointed with the service.
It was great. Loved the food and service!
I wanted very much to love charbar based on the location and the hype. Our first experience in the fall was not great, so we decided to give it another try on Saturday night. The restaurant called to confirm our reservation and we were informed they'd need the table back after two hours. As we were seated, we were warned again of our limited time.
The location is intriguing and chic, high energy, crowded, a widely diverse menu. Tables are close together, with uncomfortable booth seating down one side. Out of our party of four, the reviews were mixed. The busy server forgot to put in our drink order but after 30 minutes, apologized, asked our drink order again and provided them without charge. The chartoddy was good, the pizzas were good, the burger was bland and sloppy, desserts were a significant disappointment. Only the specialty coffees were stellar (but even then, they are made next door by Phil & Sebastians).
Given that this is a sister restaurant to Charcut, which I love, I expected far better. The activity in and around the Simmons building is great for the East Village; we enjoy Sidewalk Citizen, Phil & Sebastians and the rooftop bar in the summer (different menu), but sadly, we won't book charbar again.
It’s a great space and the staff was incredible. The food was below average , steaks a bit over medium rare, the small plate tuna salad was kind of a mess, and the mushroom stew was just average, lentils a bit undercooked.
It was average.. It was odd that they didn't have steak knives when they serve steak.
Excellent service, drinks and food. A wonderful experience. Thank you.
Loved our server Catherine, we left it all in her hands. She took the challenge of bringing out specialties and impressing us. We are coming back and bringing family, friends and clients.
Food was ok, the sirloin I ordered was just warm when served. My friend's pizza seems ok, my other friend's Gaucho Burger looks good and she says it tasted good.
Service is very good though. Water refilled all the time, even the hot water I requested was refilled automatically. I will definitely go back but wish the food is served hot instead of warm.
We were blown away by the genuine staff, peaceful ambience and of course the crazy delicious food. Definitely coming again and telling all our friends. Thanks so much for making our dinner a delight!
Thank you for a lovely dining experience. We will be returning.
Food was delicious and cool building!
Food was great, didn’t love that we couldn’t order a meal to ourselves given everything comes in shared fashion. Waiter was helpful but was far too detailed and spoke for 5-10 minutes which just felt long and overwhelming.
Everything was delicious
The staff attention, food and overall atmosphere was great for a night out with friends. Highly recommend!
Food is always great. Service is great. The look and feel is great. All around one of the best restaurants in Calgary!