Chop Steakhouse & Bar - Barlow

4.4
401 reviews
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Steakhouse
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.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11am-12am
Tuesday: 11am-12am
Wednesday: 11am-12am
Thursday: 11am-12am
Friday: 11am-1am
Saturday: 11am-1am
Sunday: 11am-11pm
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Phone number
(403) 736-3333
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stephen Clark
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 401 People Are Saying
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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
2 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
15 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
12 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
22 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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J
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent and food done to perfection. A bit pricey, but its worth it for special occasions or when you just want an excellent experience.

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t
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great as always. Love seeing Canadian beef front and centre. Sorry I was a) there so early, and b) the rest of my party arrived so late!

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DR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Chop and we were impressed from the first moment we stepped through the door. The host was pleasant and we were quickly shown to our table. Our server, Brooke, was pleasant and efficient. She was thorough in answering our questions about both the food and wine menus. The food was fantastic! Our appetizer was delicious and just the right amount to share. Both my husband and I ordered steak and were happy with the cook on the meat, the flavour and the presentation. I would not hesitate to recommend Chop as a great place to eat!

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WL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted by a very pleasant young man who showed us to our table. Our waitress was very friendly and efficient. The food was delicious and very well prepared. Our steaks were cooked perfectly as ordered. As we were celebrating our anniversary it was extremely nice to be given a desert to share and a card singed by the staff, Will definitely be back again.

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s
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was good but are stake was over done but they made up for it :)

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H
Calgary
45 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was good Food mediocre Tempura Veggie Appetizer was best part of meal. Prime rib dinner was dry and unappealing

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R
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Everything was excellent. Until I was about half done my steak. It was cooked the way I wanted, but was very salty. Very tender and juicy though. I would still go back though.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

This is a steakhouse so we expected a delicious steak. Not so. Both of our steaks arrived way over cooked (I ordered medium rare, my husband ordered medium). Both steaks were thin cut and cooked medium well to well making them dry and hard to cut. Very disappointing. The salad, on the other hand, was probably one of the best side salads ever. The rest of the dinner was delicious. The manager wound up comping one of our meals which was a nice gesture but it still didn’t make up for serving us bad steaks to begin with. Would probably not go there again.

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PD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first Chop experience and it was OUTSTANDING! The staff & service was a phenomenal. Our server, Miriam, could not have done a better job than she did during our visit to the restaurant. The Sr. Asst Manager, Michelle, even made a point of coming over to our table and welcoming us when she found out it was our first time. The food — OMG! Was fantastic! Everyone enjoyed every bite of it. We will definitely be making the trip back to CHOP-Barlow. Thank you for providing the perfect evening for our family!

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great. Would have liked to have had the lobster cut a bit so we could get at the meat easier.

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AS
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Stopped by for dinner the night before we flew home. Great drinks and food. We really enjoyed the lobster dip as an appetizer.

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A
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was great but food was a bit salty...the cheese bread was extremely salty and the bread was too hard.. other food was great.

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C
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We went to Chop - Barlow for date night. Both my boyfriend and I haven’t been to chop steakhouse and wanted to try something new. Our server was very friendly and helpful. My boyfriend ordered the burger and I ordered the New York strip steak. The burger was pretty small and the fries were really overdone. The steak was cooked well but I’ve had better steaks elsewhere. It wasn’t the best steak- The Keg has better steaks. Overall it was okay, probably wouldn’t be my first choice to go to when I’m craving a steak

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S
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would certainly recommend the chop steakhouse to anyone, the staff went above & beyond to help my daughter as she is a very fussy eater, they were fabulous with my children & it wasn't long after ordering our food did we receive it, excellent vibe fabulous place to both eat & drink.

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JK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fast service. The servers are very knowledgeable about the menu items and it is nice to see the chef come out for a chat too.
Keep up the great customer service and delicious food.

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DP
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Slow service for a lunch hour

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was from the US and enjoyed their steaks

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic. Great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our expeirience could have been better if the coffe had not been cold when served and our wait time for the food could have been cut in half. Also the server never came back to refill or even offer to refill the coffees. The clam chowder was excellent as were the meals. Our waiter did remember to wish our friends a happy anniversary. We would probably return at some point.

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FS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We made a reservation and then when we arrived we were seated in the lounge. When asked to move to the dining room, we got seated at this small booth when half the place was empty and didn't make sense as my dad is 6 foot 4 so we asked to be moved again. We then ordered food which took over an hour to arrive and both my sisters and my steaks were overcooked n tasted cold. The manager was nice enough not to charge us for our meals however this wasnt a good experience and doubt I will be back for another dining experience

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DH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 4

We have been to CHOP on Macleod Trail where we had an excellent meal and great service.

However, our experience on Father's Day at CHOP on Barlow was a disaster. We could not order one of the appetizers that we wanted because the kitchen was out of them, so we had to re-order a different item. The feature ale was Stella Artois but a refill was not possible because the bar was out of stock. We eventually ordered our meals but were very disappointed: one meal arrived as ordered but the prime rib was cold, the next meal was as ordered but the steak was very cold, the third meal was the same. The fourth meal arrived with a very well done steak when the order had been for medium rare. Some of our group ordered french fries with the meal but the kitchen was out of them. The fifth meal, for a child, was supposed to be spaghetti with tomato basil sauce but instead she received a lobster pasta. At some time a caesar salad that we had not ordered appeared on our table. We had arrived on time at 5:30 but it took until 8:00 before we were done. It was a school night so there was no time to order dessert and coffee, which was a big disappointment.

For a higher end restaurant, we did not receive the experience that we expected.

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s
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a Great Father’s Day meal service and food was excellent

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DV
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitresses was well informed on the food and drinks. The food was cooked to perfection. We enjoyed the experience very much. Thanks to all.

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j
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, they were accommodating with us moving from the lounge to the restaurant and so were late for our reservation. Also, one of our party has allergy, and the server and the manager both double and triple checked the food prep. Very good food, loved my steak.

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s
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We go there all the time. We drive in from Strathmore Alberta. This time it wasn’t up to the same standards. The waiter realizing situation took it upon himself to rectify this situation for this visit and the next visit. Like I said my wife and I come here all the time service and the food is usually always good.

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KJ
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our 33rd wedding anniversary there. The food was very good and service was attentive and timely. We particularly appreciated the conp’ed creme brûlée! We discovered a wonderful Naramata wine “Daydreamer Jasper” which was a perfect pairing for the meal.

Our thanks to the Chop crew!👍

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

For a upscale restaurant restaurant, the service is extremely bad.

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