Chop Steakhouse & Bar - Barlow

4.5
428 reviews
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Welcome to Chop Steakhouse & Bar near Calgary International Airport, Calgary’s best steak dinner located beside the Sandman hotel. Whether you’ve come to connect with friends and family, do business with travelers from around the world or visit Calgary attractions like Heritage Park, Spruce Meadows or the Calgary Stampede, you’ll be glad you put us on the menu. Dining here is a snap. We’re located at Barlow and Mcknight, a short drive to YYC and Calgary’s best shopping at either Sunridge or Deerfoot Mall. We’re well connected to the downtown business zone and only a short taxi ride to the Telus Convention Centre or the Scotiabank Saddledome, the home of the Calgary Flames.


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PO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Very average

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CE
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Evening out to celebrate a Birthday, food was great! Dessert was great. Server was awesome

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TB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

This was the second time that I dined at chop at this location. Both times the service was very poor! I almost felt like I was inconveniencing the wait staff with our presents. The food was delicious and the ambiance would have made for a very delightful evening. Unfortunately, the service left a negative vibe for the entire evening. Certainly not how one would want to celebrate a birthday

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WL
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fabulous food. Smoked rib eye is incredible.

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LA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch experience. Always count on restaurant

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server, meals and overall experience was exceptional. Bartender could be a bit more fair as we had several drinks that the table complained were a little on the skinny side.

That said, still one of the best restaurant experiences I have had in YYC.

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TH
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and service phenomenal in the dining room! Highly recommend Barlow location.

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AH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall a very good experience on a busy day. (new years eve)

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MS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was fantastic. My steak was done perfect. The wine was delicious. A very good dinner. Our waitress was amazing!

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TJ
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Chop Steakhouse, excellent service, delicious food. I will be returning as will everyone in our party and would recommend it to my friends.

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CS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening! Melissa our server was outstanding.

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P
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome and the service was great!

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KG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There were six of us for a company dinner. The service was great from hanging up our coats to meal suggestions. There was a great wine selection and the Kraft cocktails were delightful. The food was fantastic with nice portions. A great evening was had by all.

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M
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Amazing food, tuna salad is filling and made really good.

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K
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On short, if it wasn’t for Rachel, I would go back to Cactus.... I

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KH
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Perfect place for a night out with friends, great food and service

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Celebrated my Birthday with the family and going back again for a couple nigh to celebrate the New Year and our 3 Birthdays for my clearest friends combined on Jan. 5th! Love this place:

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PS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and great service. If you are near the airport, this may be the best choice for dinner.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Arrived at 11:50. Mentioned to the server that I would like to be out by 1:00. Appetizers and lunch for 7, was within the hour. Great service with fresh and hot food. Thank you.

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K
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and energetic and fun atmosphere! Steak bites and Nashville Chicken sandwich awesome!! Will be back!

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d
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had a great meal, service!!! well done folks thanks highly recommended

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o
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our meal at Chop Barlow. Best steak we’ve had in Calgary for a very long time - flavourful, tender, and perfectly cooked. The steak bites appy was also particularly amazing. Very thoughtful and attentive service. Appreciated the creme brûlée birthday dessert. High regards to sous chef Parker who stopped by our table to ensure that we were satisfied with our food. He is a talented chef. This is a restaurant to return to over and over.

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TG
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

The service was amazing which is what made it worth it but I just thought for the price we paid I expected way more, I found the steak very bland and our potatoes were cold.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back, Kyle was amazing!!! We were difficult customers lol but Kyle was so amazing and understanding. Our server ,Georgia was wonderful, pleasant and just great

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D
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good, steaks a little salty but overall good. We all ordered creme brulee for dessert and they were not edible. The manager immediately came over and refunded us all of our desserts. This is our second time to this location and both times the service has been above top notch.

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D
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

My wife and I went for our normal Friday date night.
We both ordered the blue cheese wedge salad($10.95). Presentation and portion size was lacking compared to a wedge salad at Cattle Baron($10).
My wife ordered the Maple Bourbon Haddock ($27.95) while I ordered the Ahi Tuna($29.95). The seared Ahi Tuna at Cattle Baron is much larger and only $27.
We were both disappointed with the size of the serving for the price.
While my wife and I have enjoyed several great meals at Chop Barlow, this was not one of them.

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m
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to celebrate a few milestones (birthday, promotion, successful audit results), and Chop did not disappoint. Our birthday participant received a card signed by the staff, and a gift certificate - nice touch! Great food, and excellent service.

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KE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

food came cold too much salt on the steak could not even melt butter on the baked potato

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Professional service. Food was good but not meet expectation. Too salty for us. Medium raw is not as same as we expected. Prime rib is a good choice. Top Sirloin not.

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KH
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time at Chop! Our server Hab was knowledgeable and very attentive. He had good idea of how the food was prepared and gave some good suggestions

Although we were well taken care of it was not overbearing.

I enjoy a restaurant where we can have a conversation and not be interrupted all the time. But when we needed something he was right there. A very hard balance to achieve but Hab did a fantastic job of it.

Thanks so much for making our anniversary a great one

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It was very good! The service was excellent. There was a mix up with one order, the fish, and the specialty carrots appeared to be burnt, but overall a great dining experience. Everyone said that the would definitely go back again!

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CM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time visiting Chop at the barlow location. Food (steak) was fantastic, lounge side is cozy with ample tv's and the service was top notch. Will be going again !

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LO
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been to Chop three times now and each time I've enjoyed excellent service. The staff goes above and beyond to ensure everything is perfect, and if something needs adjusting it's done perfectly. Great staff - great food -thank you.

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JG
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One Of the best prime rib we have ever had. The service was good. Great wine and a very good evening. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the start to finish it was an absolutely great experience. Waiter and staff were extremely nice.
The steak was outstanding, I can say without a doubt the best steak I have had in my life. Peppercorn sauce was amazing. I was even given a free dessert because it was my birthday!!!
I would recommend this to anybody that is going out for a special occasion and wants to have some great food and get taken care of by the king employees. As we were leaving the kind hostess opened the door for us and thanked us for coming. We will definitely be coming back!!

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IC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a terrific anniversary evening at the Chop Steakhouse. And since our anniversary was on Monday, it was fabulous to find a quality place like this open on Monday. I had the Teriyaki Sirloin and it was utterly delicious and done exactly the way I like it, medium rare. The rainbow carrots were hot, al dente, and delectable. The recommended mashed potatoes were fabulous, and the horse radish I stole from my partner's plate topped it off. My wife had the prime rib and enjoyed it thoroughly, despite the only mistake of the evening when her well done prime rib arrived with pink in the middle. It was my best dining out meal ever with the exception of some sea bass served up in Costa Rica. We will go back. We did think it odd though that despite our noting it was an anniversary celebration when we booked our table, our server was surprised and disappointed to find out at the end of the meal that it was our anniversary and she had missed celebrating it with us. She was attentive and extremely pleasant all evening and well worth our gratuity. This place was fully worth our recommendation.

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Z
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastisch food and service. A bit of a rocky start but staff made up for it, and then some. The sign of great customer service - turning a negative into a positive. I highly recommend Chop for great food and service alike.

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WW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great food and amazing service. The staff helped us celebrate our wedding anniversary and had a great sense of humour.
Food was tasty. Please, if you are having dessert, do yourself the favour and have the baked Alaska.

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D
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great right from the hostess to the dessert. Our server Michel was the sweetest guy, so friendly and checking with us regularly but not overbearing like some servers can be. The food was great, it was my sons birthday so they gave him a dessert that was not on the kids menu and a birthday card. A really great way to make a 5 year old feel special! We all ordered steaks and they were done perfectly. It was such a great experience that my daughter asked if we could go back for her birthday!

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T
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great hospitality. Great food. A very nice time. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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