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CHARCUT

4.2
4.2
3957 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
CHARCUT is an Italian Roast House run by co-chefs John Jackson and Connie DeSousa, who you might recognize from her appearances on Top Chef Canada, Top Chef All Stars and most recently, as the judge for the Food Network’s Fire Masters. Together, they are two of Canada’s most celebrated chefs. CHARCUT is celebrating its 12th year as the best destination restaurant in Calgary. It is a meat-centric and fresh pasta paradise with a custom-built rotisserie, smoker and char-broiler, featuring amazing cuts of Alberta beef, whole rotisserie chickens and house made bronze-die-cut pastas. Ingredients are sourced from small, local farmers, ranchers and artisan producers, minimising the miles food travels while supporting local.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Farm-to-table, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Fri–Sun 7:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 984-2180

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Connie DeSousa and John Jackson

  • Catering

    Please contact events@charcut.com with any off-site catering inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    CHARCUT Roast House offers a unique venue for your private events. The restaurant accommodates 10 to 109 people for sit-down lunches and dinners and up to 120 for private receptions. Our chefs will create custom a la carte or communal-style menus.

  • Private party contact

    Jenn Chandler: (888) 352-1411

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    9th Avenue SW

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking available through the Hotel Le Germain.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. MM

    MarkM

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Both my wife & I ordered prime rib medium-rare for both of us. First the Parmesan fries came & then the prime ribs. Hers was perfectly cooked & mine was well done. When I sent it back the waitress appeared 5 mins after to inform me that they were now out of prime rib. She offered a filet at a higher price of course which I got. 20 minutes later my steak came, coke fries left & no offer for new hot ones. My wife of course was finished w/her dinner so she got to sit & watch me eat. For the prices this place charges, trust me & go elsewhere. Definitely not worth it!!
  2. F

    Frances

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Far beyond our expectations and taste amazing!
  3. AS

    AdamS

    San Francisco

    145 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    145 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I really wanted to love this restaurant - and I did really like it, but there were a few items that prevented it from getting 5 stars. It is a beautiful restaurant - quite picturesque. However, that beauty comes with a cost - the chairs were incredibly uncomfortable to sit it - and the booth wasnt that much more comfortable. Service was excellent - I do think he may have sold us more that what was needed. We started with the cheesy focaccia and wanted to order 1 order of the charcuterie - he talked us into 2 - it was clearly one too many. Food was top notch - the meat on the charcuterie board was made in house and was delicious - as was the focaccia. the pork chop could have been one of the best (and biggest) I have ever had. Two of us split the pork chop and a third person was considering it as well - we should have been informed that the chop could easily feed 3 - but alas, we went home with practically a full chop - everyone at the table said it was one of the best they ever had. the rump steak special was good - not outstanding. The filet mignon is exactly what you would want in a filet - moist, tender and delicious. I was stuffed after dinner, but one of our diners insisted on the dessert tray - so we got two of them for the table. we plowed through those like a hot knife through warm butter - they were excellent. Wine list was good - lots of high end wines and some mid range prices. If you like meat, this is a great restaurant for you - go easy on the ordering as the portions are quite large.
  4. PD

    PD1979

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Appreciate if you increase choices for Vegetarian and increase size of sandwich whom you called lunch!! Very poor value for food!
  5. RD

    RobD

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm impressed that I finally found a place in Calgary that can server you within an hour and actually has decent food as well.
  6. G

    Grant

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire staff at charcuterie was amazing! Our server Nikki was very attentive, made sure we were well taken care of throughout our meal and was very kind and pleasant! We were treated to some cocktails the bar staff was experimenting with that turned out fantastic. Everything that came out of the kitchen was absolutely on point, and Sous-chef Hannah stopped by the table to chat and make sure that was the case! As a former restaurant manager myself, it was a pleasure to sit back and watch the way everything operated. Overall fantastic food, great service, and great atmosphere made this one of the most enjoyable nights out I’ve had in years. Bravo CHARCUT team!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were visiting in Calgary for the day. We wanted to eat at a good restaurant and found this. It did not disappoint. We’ll definitely go again the next time we come back to Calgary.
  8. J

    Johnny

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our go-to spots in the city to take out-of-Towners for dinner. Great spot, nice selection of meats with lots of flavour. Serving family style on a charcuterie board is a great way to try everything.
  9. YY

    YYCK

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Servers did a great job with the volume of diners! Our lights in our booth went out so was difficult to see each other! Cookies would Have been better warm.
  10. e

    emilc

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Don’t go there. Service was extremely slow, food is just so and so. We waited forever for the drinks.
  11. SK

    SpecialK

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Drinks were great and refreshing. Ordered the butcher cut steaks (striploin). The steaks themselves were good, but not great. Could have used a little more seasoning on the steak (either just salt and pepper or something). Ordered side of asparagus, and some pieces were a little undercooked.
  12. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Overpriced average food in dated restaurant venue.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Father’s Day
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was outstanding as dong. Drinks excellent & the poutine was the best ever!
  15. SD

    SueD

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Anniversary
  16. L

    Linnea

    Calgary

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    Really disappointing! We booked for 7pm, our table wasn’t ready and the hostess was too busy on the phone to deal with us. We then tried to order and they were out of three entrees.Ordered a 2017 bottle of wine and got a 2019 which we noticed halfway thru and mentioned it to the waiter. His response. “Caught” then the bartender came over and tried to sell up sell us a 2017 bottle for double the price. All of us felt this place was over priced, food was good, not great and dinner for 4 with 2 bottles of wine was $600. There are way better places in Calgary to spend that kind of money and have honest service.
  17. HG

    HeatherG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was unfortunately unexceptional, especially for the price.
  18. M

    Megawatt

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Charcut - one of our favorite restaurants in Calgary! Expecially if you like meat. Make sure you have the poutine!!!
  19. C

    Cris

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for an early Father’s Day celebration and were not disappointed! All of our food was fantastic, the filet mignon is a must try! Our server Micheal was really attentive and incredibly friendly, he really made the experience. Overall a great visit!
  20. J

    Julien

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Très bonne adresse avec service en français ! Les viandes sont bonnes.
  21. DZ

    DyZhu

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible experience. We waited for over 1 hour for our food. We were told our order was not placed somehow until 40 mins later. Instead we were asked multiple time if we want more drinks. At the end, we spent 90 dollars on 3 bottles of beers and 3 cocktails without food. Ridiculous
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Branzino was overdone and underwhelming. Half of the restaurant was open and they seated us right beside the only table with people at it.
  23. N

    Nadia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Went there as recommended online. Whilst overall rating is good, it wasn't good value for what we had.
  24. JS

    JanetS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an extremely enjoyable evening. The food was terrific and the service was excellent. Steaks were cooked as ordered, which can be a problem at some places. Sides were also great.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Knowledgeable server. Slow to get drinks and food. Seemed understaffed. Food was excellent. Chairs uncomfortable as cushions were done and you were sitting on frame. Uncomfortable after a couple hours.
  26. B

    Billy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Had a reservation but no table when we arrived. Sent to lounge, ordered a drink and someone came to get us before it was served. Seated at a table. 20 mins later asked host if any server knew we were there. 5 mins later a couple was seated next to us and within 2 mins a server was there taking their order. No server would look at us so went back to host. Hostess came to take order. Ordered wone but what was on the list was not what arrived. Lesser bottling. Server argued it with me. I showed her wine spectator app.
  27. AB

    AronB

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    3.5 hours for 1 appy & 4 mains. Waited over 30 mins for drinks to be brought to table. Way overpriced for the service provided.
  28. DG

    DonG

    Calgary

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've said it before, I'll say it again. Hands down, the best lunch specials in Calgary! Business meeting for 4, nothing but compliments!
  29. SB

    StevenB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was not as good as expected. It wasn't bad, but the steak was tougher than it should have been and so wasn't great value.
  30. P

    Patrick

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal at Charcut. The service was very good. The appetizers (bone marrow and fennel sausage) were both phenomenal and actually better than our entrees. Overall good experience.
  31. DK

    DK2022

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Environment: Extremely loud, we had to yell at each other to have a conversation and could not hear the server half of the time. Food: Broccolini and asparagus side dishes were both over cooked and they did not take off the woody ends. I could not even cut the ends with the knives on the table. Prime rib and lamb were ok but nothing to write home about. The branzino was also just ok. The polenta of that dish was the star but it really should have been the other way. Service: It took a long time for everything, server to take an order, for the food to come out. It took almost 3 hours to have an appetizer and main course for 4 people. That is too long. Half of the wait staff looked like they just rolled out of bed. First impressions are important. Value: For the prices on that menu, the food & Service should be excellent. This place used to be amazing about 7 years ago. This was disappointing and I will not be going back anytime soon.
  32. NG

    NGriff

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the lunch board variety that includes a small sandwich, fries, soup and bag of cookies. A lunch charcuterie of sorts!
  33. S

    Sofia

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. Best location too.
  34. SR

    ScottR

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    1) pasta meal was not cooked properly (under cooked, still crunchy which was strange for "freshly made" pasta), but the waitress was great and arrange for a replacement. 2) we arrive at 5:30 and the noise level was good - you could talk to one another without yelling, but by the time we left at 7:00 it was very noisy, and you had to yell across the table. 3) wait staff was great, all staff friendly.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Prime rib was undercooked and everything was priced higher than it should be for how well it was made, not a steakhouse I would recommend at all, potato’s were bad also brought nuts on the charcuterie board when we said we had a nut allergy. Steakhouses that have poutine on the menu isn’t a good sign
  36. HT

    HelenT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The layout of the restaurant was not ideal, to make every table a great table. Appetizers were not innovative or exciting. Sides were good not great. Beef was delicious and made to perfection. Our Service was excellent. Wines selection in the $100-125 were not what we would call superb.
  37. TM

    ThomasM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Overpriced for the quantity & quality of food items.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were told there was valet parking - we brought our elderly parents - and got no help from the hostess for valet parking - she referred us to the hotel - that had a busy front desk and a line up of people checking in. We ended up dropping off our parents and driving two blocks to park and walking back. Service from the dining staff was fantastic. The beef was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The rest of the food was just okay. The service was extraordinary though - and that made for an excellent evening with our elderly parents who enjoyed the youthful and energetic atmosphere of the bustling downtown. They enjoyed it very much.
  39. S

    Scoobie

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charcut once again gave us an outstanding evening. Everything was fantastic - the meal and the service. We sat at the chef's bar which provided us with an awesome perspective of the "behind the scene" workings of our food being prepared. Well done Charcut!!!
  40. JN

    JayN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and superior service once again. Steven is particularly wonderful.

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from CHARCUT using the Order Online button. CHARCUT also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. CHARCUT also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 984-2180.

CHARCUT is rated 4.2 stars by 3957 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


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
Google Map for CHARCUT

101, 899 Centre Street SW Calgary, AB T2G 1B8

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th Avenue SW

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Fri–Sun 7:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Farm-to-table, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking available through the Hotel Le Germain.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Connie DeSousa and John Jackson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 984-2180

  • Catering

    Please contact events@charcut.com with any off-site catering inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    CHARCUT Roast House offers a unique venue for your private events. The restaurant accommodates 10 to 109 people for sit-down lunches and dinners and up to 120 for private receptions. Our chefs will create custom a la carte or communal-style menus.

  • Private party contact

    Jenn Chandler: (888) 352-1411

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