CLEAVER

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CAN$30 and under
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European
50 Seats & a Cow. Serves plates of food & bold cocktails from 4pm to late.
$4 sliders, $8 All cocktails, beer and wine by the glass Sun-Thu before 7pm & after 9pm.
cleavercalgary.com

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We are open Christmas Eve, and its a happy hour day! b4 7 7 after 9, $7 cocktails, beer and wine. $4 sliders.

Happy Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Closed to celebrate with our families. See you on the 27th.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

make your reservations before its too late. champagne served at midnight to all.
coming soon our plans for the big night

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1345 People Are Saying
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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner for our anniversary. Food was packed with flavour, service was very good and friendly. Intimidate atmosphere, will definitely be back.

EW
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanksgiving

M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is a flavor explosion! If you like unusual flavors or just good quality you'll love this place.

It is a little tight for quarters so if you think you'll get privacy think again but the ambiance is still good with a well thought out floor plan.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As usual Clever delivers on their food and drinks! But what made this visit exceptional was our server, Beth, she was wonderful! Great personality and very interactive! Definitely would recommend asking for her section if your ever stopping by as she adds to the wonderful experience! Ps. They have the cutest sweaters “Babes do Brunch” (or something along those lines), my friend and I believe they should sell them! They’d get eaten up, so to speak! Thanks again Beth for a great service; keep shinning to ur light!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve come to Cleaver many times and I have never been disappointed! As a chef, I can truly appreciate the thoughtfulness of every dish and drink and the flavours that I have the pleasure of experiencing! The dining experience is absolutely outstanding and engaging! I love the positive attitude that I’ve always experienced!
I took my parents out for my birthday and I have to say that they were incredibly pleased with every aspect of our time there and they will for sure be returning customers!
Once again, thank you for hard work and passion! Delicious!

A
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been to Cleaver in the past. We always bring our minors with us and Cleaver has never had an issue. Great service, great food, and during happy hour.....GREAT prices! We will be coming back again. Only minor issue, is it is always so dark in there!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Didn’t appreciate the off putting way the manager insisted I give up my jacket upon arrival. Manager had a rude way of dealing with customers, and the staff seemed very withdrawn. All that aside, no elbow room (got told by manager he “can’t have my purse” on a ledge), too noisy, and insufficient lighting contribute to why Cleaver is no longer my go-to date night choice.

MM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks. Incredible. The food outstanding. The bar manager. Genius. Kitchen/bar staff. On point. You can't go wrong when you go to Cleaver. #cleaverbeliever

PD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing! Can not wait to return! Great value.

J
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prefer to not be seated at the bar for a couple. Especially when making a reservation before hand.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cocktails are very small for the price, even during happy hour.

CC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I took two friends and my mom for her birthday for dinner. Our server Erin was amazing. She was so patient and helpful since my mom had never been before. She recommended cocktails and food and never rushed us. It made our dinning experience perfect. The food and drinks were amazing as always and very quick for how busy they were as it was happy hour. Erin even told me about the new menu launched at gringo st as she overheard that's where I had gone for my birthday. She's everything a server should be.

P
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Such a cozy place. Perfect for a snowy sunday brunch. Food was great and came out fast even though the place was packed. Much appreciated. Fantastic menu and just so tasty. Only complaint was service. She was slow and honestly, seemed angry. I understand it was busy, however I dont feel its fair to project that onto the customers. While i feel it was in part due to the place being busy, our server just seemed p*ssed off and in a bad mood. She did not ask once how our food was or if my husband wanted another drink. When she dropped off the food she didnt return till our plates were empty. Ketchup for the hashbrowns would have been great, but since she never checked on us we never got any 🤷🏼‍♀️. Would recommend and would return as it is a cute place, but would be wary of who our server is.

CP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Server wasn't great and wouldn't let us make modifications to a meal to accommodate an allergy, which really turned out whole table off of the restaurant.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Appreciated the birthday drink. Thank you. We will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The service, food and drinks were amazing. For 6pm on a Monday it was WAY too dark (I could barely see the menu and my eyes are pretty good) and the music was a bit too loud. With how close everyone is already seated it was really hard to have a conversation with the person seating across the table from me. That being said, I would still come back because it was delish!

RS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and I really liked the small sharable dishes. We didn't know the sliders were on for happy hour so that was a nice surprise. We were placed at the bar even though we made a reservation specifically for regular seating. The server explained to us that they don't see this detail in the reservation from OpenTable. Eventually, we enjoyed sitting at the bar and watch all the activities. The atmosphere was nice.

b
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I really liked the restaurant. We went for their happy hour on Sunday and i was happy with what we got for what we paid. If we had paid full price for everything, i don't think id have felt as good about the experience. Also, it is SUPER dark in there... I could barely read the menu.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Requested table seating in our reservation but still seated at the bar.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was nice and very attentive , the variety of cocktails is amazing! It was our first time but definitely not last !

SK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Went for dinner on a Saturday evening. Cocktail menu is amazing- such creative drinks and endless options! Dinner was tasty. The waitress told us that they are known for their chicken, which we had. Good service, however, i don’t recommend sitting at their bar because all we could hear was the Owner/Manager(?) barking orders at the staff and ringing the service bell non-stop. It was quite distracting and hard to have a conversation. It was also unusually dark inside the restaurant. We could hardly read the menu!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good other than the beet salad actually more accurately being a kale salad with a few beets. Music was WAY too loud. Service was great.

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

We made reservations for Sunday brunch for 2. Meal was good but music was blaring so loud and multiple customers had requested it be turn down only to be told it wasn’t possible as there was something glitchy with their stereo. Food came quickly as there was only three tables in the restaurant at the time but service was slow. Lobster Benny was delicious but not likely I would return again

K
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service but too noisy to visit easily. Nice decor and interesting concept.

l
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Will definitely be back!

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner after Cirque de Soleil. Fantastic ambiance and food

LK
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 4

I like the food and drinks. However when I went to use my open table rewards cheque they refused me. They said it always comes back NSF. He was not very nice about and didnt feel like I should have to ask or beg them to take it. It was uncomfortable.
I think open table should give the cheques directly to the person. As I don't even want to try using it again as it was embarrassing.

ER
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to cleaver a handful of times and I have never been disappointed with their food. This is the second time I have had brunch there and I would take it over most brunch restaurants any day! You are able to book in advance and therefor don’t have to deal with the long wait lists that are typical for brunch restaurants. Did I also mention that their food is outstanding?

Service was genuine, quick, and efficient.

NA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was a terrible experience and I will never go back. My husband ordered the salmon which did not mention that it cooked in dairy. We also mention to the server that he didn't eat red meat, dairy or eggs. When we tried to return it, they refused and did not take it off the bill. It was our anniversary and my husband didn't even get to eat. We had to go else where and have a second dinner for him alone. We asked to see the manager/owner, Alex, and he didn't even come over to talk with us. The head waiter, Camilo, was rude and dismissive. It is clear this restaurant knows nothing about customer service. When we moved tables to the patio, they moved our dirty plates and cutlery too. The margins must be really slim for a restaurant to be this cheap. My food wasn't very good either.

KK
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with everything from our server to the food to the atmosphere. We were surprised that we got a table on the patio since it was so beautiful outside. Will definitely return next time I’m in town!

C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was good HOWEVER service levels leave something to be desired. Appeared there was only one wait staff working on a busy Friday night, and she was doing the best she could. That being said, not acceptable that my partner got his beer 5 minutes before I got my drink, or that his HOT entree was delivered 7 minutes before my COLD salad. Good service means we both get served at the same time.

J
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Always a delight. Love the bone marrow. :)

PM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some cocktails had very small servings but everything else was good!

CS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered a bunch of sliders and drinks. Everything was amazing, we liked the chicken buttermilk slider the best.

Our waitress was fun and very attentive.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice restaurant and food. Music is really loud though so it’s hard to talk to people sitting next to you or across the table

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails. Fun server. All of the food we had was delicious. I couldn’t seem to figure out how to order exactly. The menu seemed to be designed for sharing but then the meats and pastas were strangely not easily shareable. 🤷‍♀️ I loved the food though. Loved loved loved.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally one of the best places to go in Calgary, hands down

OT
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Cleaver for our friend’s birthday. Drinks were amazing and so was the food. Thanks!!

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