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CHARCUT

4.3
4.3
3931 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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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

Popular dishes

Menu

Monday to Friday 11:00am to 4pm

Appetizers & Salads

  • Cheesy Pull a Part FocacciaCA$13.00

    with brown a butter

    • Tuscan Truffle PoutineCA$14.00

      local cheese curds, gravy

      • Smoked Alberta Beef TonnatoCA$19.00

        tuna conserva aioli, fried capers, shaved celery

        • RadicchioCA$18.00

          kale, sweet grapefruit, toasted seeds, pecorino romano, herb vinaigrette

          • Caesar SaladCA$17.00

            gem lettuce, caesar dressing, parmesan, bacon, soft cooked egg, herb crumb

            Lunch All At Once

            lunch all at once to-go coffee - $2

            • Daily Sandwich on House Baked FocacciaCA$19.00

              soup creation of the day, kitchen pickle, parmesan fries, bag of warm cookies

              • Butcher Shop Feature RotisserieCA$27.00

                wild green salad with house vinaigrette, parmesan fries, bag of warm cookies

                • Fresh Made PastaCA$24.00

                  wild green salad with house vinaigrette, bag of warm cookies

                  Rotisserie & Butcher Shop

                  with choice of parmesan fries or side salad

                  • Pulled Free Range Chicken SandwichCA$18.00

                    melted cheese, crispy pancetta, aioli

                    • Shaved Prime Rib SandwichCA$18.00

                      slow cooked and lightly smoked alberta beef, melted cheese, brassica mustard

                      • Charcut BurgerCA$21.00

                        Gemstone grass fed beef patty, local cheese curds, house-cured bacon, arugula, fresh tomatoes, kosher dill pickle, garlic aioli

                        • Butcher Shop SteakCA$34.00

                          with salsa verde, alberta beef feature from our local ranchers

                          • Albacore Tuna MeltCA$18.00

                            melted cheese, dill pickles, lemon aioli

                            Dessert

                            • Pumpkin CheesecakeCA$12.00

                              with ginger spiced graham crumb

                              • Chocolate TorteCA$12.00

                                peanut butter cream and salted caramel

                                • AffagotoCA$8.00

                                  gelato with a shot of caffe umbria espresso

                                  • Sticky Toffee PuddingCA$12.00

                                    vanilla gelato

                                    Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                    What 3,931 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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                                    1. B

                                      Bollano

                                      Calgary

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Great food and service. The bathroom situation needs to be sorted out.

                                    2. DG

                                      DonG

                                      Calgary

                                      61 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      61 reviews

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Best valued lunch in YYC! Go Flames!

                                    3. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Calgary

                                      5 reviews

                                      2.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                      overall2food5service1ambience5

                                      Food was amazing but the service lacked, however I’m sure they were staffed up enough.

                                    4. L

                                      Lola

                                      Calgary

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                      overall3food2service4ambience2

                                      Waiter was great Food was less than stellar. I ordered “slow cooked lamb shank”It was a piece of grey meat that was boiled in water. It came in a bowl with “broth” which was warm water with a two cherry tomatoes in it. overall Bland and disgusting. My friend ordered the roast chicken He described it as average Presentation was pathetic

                                    5. S

                                      Same

                                      Calgary

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had great food, wonderful service, the atmosphere was energetic and welcome, we didn't run late past the lunch hour - it was great. We will be back soon!

                                    6. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Calgary

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                      We had a lovely date night and were happy that we chose CHARCUT. Our server, Erica, was friendly and polite. She made sure we had everything we needed. Overall, our meal was great and quite tasty. We had a very pleasant evening dining at CHARCUT.

                                    7. J

                                      Jeff

                                      Edmonton

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Exceptionally friendly, courteous and delicious, as always.

                                    8. A

                                      Alex

                                      New England

                                      3 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Wonderful food and service!

                                    9. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Calgary

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      It was absolutely fantastic! Food was amazing, price reasonable. Server, Justin, great!

                                    10. PS

                                      PhillipS

                                      Calgary

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      It’s the best menu in Calgary. Some of the best meat I have tasted in my life.

                                    11. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                      Typical busy lunch crowd. No complaints

                                    12. NF

                                      NickF

                                      Vancouver

                                      11 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      11 reviews

                                      Dined on May 4, 2022

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      A staple of the downtown foodie circuit - lunch or dinner!

                                    13. LH

                                      LizzieH

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 2, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Great food! Service was fantastic good recommendations from the menu!

                                    14. RP

                                      RonP

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                      overall1food2service4ambience2

                                      We, as a family were looking forward to coming to Calgary and enjoy a nice dinner at CharCut. Unfortunately, we were not pleased at all. And by the way, this is the first time I ever write a review. My daughter ordered a roasted chicken and she had to wait an unbelievable 90 minutes for it. You would expect, that these would be done by the time the restaurant opens or shortly after, so you can serve them to your guests in a timely manner. We like going out for dinner trying different restaurants and do that fairly frequently, but I do not remember that we ever waited for any food this long. It seemed that our waitress Nikki, who was very nice throughout, was quite embarrassed apologizing about the wait time at least 3-4 times, which was not her fault. Also, my son's spaghetti were so over-peppered, that he couldn't even finish them. My wife's steak and my fish were good though. In general, we just expected way more from a restaurant of your caliber considering you are supposed to be one of the best in Calgary, but that must have changed from 10 years ago. Please take this review as constructive criticism and put a little bit more effort into your business, especially for what you charge! We definitely won't be back.

                                    15. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                      Everything was great. We sat at the kitchen bar and got to watch them work. It’s was extremely interesting.

                                    16. EI

                                      ErinI

                                      Calgary

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Server was great. Food was delicious. Would definitely recommend going.

                                    17. TD

                                      TacosanddayoftheDEAD

                                      Calgary

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      The special for lunch were awesome, the tuna melt was ok,

                                    18. J

                                      Jewls

                                      Calgary

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on April 27, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great experience, love the lunch special! Fast and convenient for a professional yet quick work lunch.

                                    19. JM

                                      JacquelineM

                                      Calgary

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                      overall2food1service2ambience2

                                      The food was bland; the pasta had zero taste. It was nothing like expected of this caliber restaurant. The server was sweet, but had no clue of the menu. Service sub/par. This was not worth the price. We ended up with a horrible free dessert. Slab of brownie on peanut butter. As did the table beside us, also unhappy with their food. Go elsewhere!

                                    20. C

                                      Curbot

                                      Toronto

                                      2 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                      overall4food5service1ambience3

                                      Server botched one of three entrees.

                                    21. JD

                                      JustinD

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                      overall4food4service3ambience5

                                      When we arrived, in spite of having a 6:00pm reservation, they didn't have a table for us. They seated us in the hotel lounge on uncomfortable stools and told us we could have dinner there. After asking the hostesses twice to please find us a table in the restaurant (and them not being able to explain what happened to our reserved table), the manager came and apologized and took us to a table. From there the experience was great, but had we not put up a bit of a stink and gotten to the manager, we'd have been out in the lounge with aching backs :-). Food was great. Not the best ever, but very good.

                                    22. LL

                                      LuciaL

                                      Calgary

                                      16 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      16 reviews

                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                      overall3food4service4ambience3

                                      Food was good. Service very good. But meal was overly priced.

                                    23. M

                                      Mdes

                                      Edmonton

                                      25 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      25 reviews

                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                      overall4food5service3ambience5

                                      Food is always fresh and great. My husband had the burger which was absolutely AMAZING😋 My Caesar salad with chicken was delicious. Maybe just a bit more dressing??? But a favourite for sure. This is our first stop when we’re in Calgary. We love it here!!!

                                    24. M

                                      Mark

                                      Calgary

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                      overall2food5service1ambience4

                                      Food was wonderful, always is. We are always impressed by the wonderful meal we shared. The service was neglectful, rushed and rude. The service spoiled our time. Would recommend going at dinner time instead as we have never had a poor experience in the evening.

                                    25. HM

                                      HristoM

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                      overall2food2service4ambience3

                                      Great service, but the lunch menu is looking more like a sandwich shop, rather than a high end restaurant. We had the butcher's steak for $31. Their fryer died and there were NO other suitable sides offered as a pairing with the meat. On top of that, the lunch steak was undercooked, tough and full of connective tissue. So eating raw, chewy meat without a side was not ideal to say the least. On top of that the person who delivered the news about the broker fryer was condescending and unapologetic "Our fryer broker, deal with it!" in a net shell. I would avoid this restaurant for a while!

                                    26. W

                                      Walla

                                      Denver

                                      20 reviews

                                      vip
                                      1.0

                                      20 reviews

                                      Dined on April 13, 2022

                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                      Inedible food, bad service, extremely overpriced.

                                    27. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Calgary

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 13, 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Business dinner. Amazing server Michael. Beard. Cool.

                                    28. C

                                      Cannuck

                                      Calgary

                                      40 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      40 reviews

                                      Dined on April 13, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent food. Superb service. Highly recommended

                                    29. CS

                                      ChantelS

                                      New York Area

                                      15 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      15 reviews

                                      Dined on April 11, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Always good! Never disappointed with our experience. Love the variety of GF options.

                                    30. AB

                                      AlisonB

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Really great cocktails and an awesome a la cart menu.

                                    31. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Vancouver

                                      7 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                      overall3food2service4ambience3

                                      Unfortunately the food just wasn’t great but our server was great. They tried to make the experience better, which we appreciated, but it still isn’t a place i would recommend.

                                    32. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Calgary

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                      overall2food2service5ambience5

                                      Very overpriced for what you got

                                    33. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 8, 2022

                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                      We arrived in from the UK and our first meal was here, the server was awesome - so tired I can't remember her name but I know she had just come back from holiday in Ireland. Food was amazing, would Def recommend

                                    34. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 6, 2022

                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                      What is not to love about this place. My colleague and I got the prime rib, butcher shop steak, brussels and potato suppli. Everything was served for sharing, tastes incredible and cooked to perfection. Our server was friendly, gave us good recommendations and continuously checked in. To finish we got the sticky toffee and chocolate torte which did not disappoint. Simply put this place is amazing!

                                    35. FC

                                      FoodCalgary

                                      Calgary

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 6, 2022

                                      overall2food2service1ambience3

                                      Service was terrible, food took 45 minutes and one plate came 20 minutes later. Because we were a table of 6 we were automatically charged 18% tip!!! Not brining my business back.

                                    36. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Exclusive

                                      2 reviews

                                      1.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                      Took clients out for what was supposed to be a nice dinner and drinks. We were seated in the lounge rather than dining room. Waited 40 minutes for our first drink. When we asked if our drinks were going to be out soon we were told that it was taking a little longer than normal because the dining room is busy. Again, didn’t ask to be seated in lounge and paying same amount for drinks and food. We waited over an hour for our appetizer to come out and a second drink. And again we were reminded that our wait was due to the dining room being busy(which is where we were supposed to be to begin with). We ordered steaks which came to our table after over 2 hours and served with butter knives rather than steak knives. Over all embarrassed and completely disappointed.

                                    37. a

                                      aceter

                                      Calgary

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Great food and great service! Charcuterie board was excellent with original sauces and fine meats.

                                    38. DH

                                      DavidH

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                      It was a great dinner with friends. Justin was an exceptional server.

                                    39. MR

                                      MikeR

                                      Calgary

                                      10 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent food Great service (Stephen).

                                    40. DC

                                      DwayneC

                                      Manitoba

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Great food and great service. Next to Calgary Tower. Plenty of gluten-free options. Will definitely be back next time in town.

                                    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 4.3 stars by 3931 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                    Booked 61 times today
                                    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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