Buchanan's Chop House and Whisky Bar
Maple Cheddar w House Mustard
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Wild Caught when Available Farmed when Not; Presentation Changes Daily
Very good experience celebrating a family birthday. Not inexpensive by any means but a nice treat for us in that we have rarely been in restaurants over the last 20 months.
Food quality was top notch although a few more vegetables on the plates would have been appreciated.
Service very good as well. I’ve been to Buchanan’s dozens of times since it opened-mainly lunches when I worked downtown - but also a lot of dinners. Consistently a very good restaurant and experience.
Out standing service, ambiance, food and the very best scotch bar selection in Calgary
The Food, the Service and the ambience all are amazing.
Just a Friday nite dinner with friends. Since things have reopened & Buchanans is checking vaccination status it feels just fine in the restaurant. Staff are all masked & everything is cleaned after a table vacated. Food is always good & service outstanding!! One of our favs!!
I've been going to Buchanan's since they opened in 1988, although it has been a few years since I've been there. Mike and Carol (the original owners) were there all the time and were on top of the food quality and service. I believe their children took it over a number of years ago upon their retirement. The place is a bit "tired" and in need of upgrading. The waiter we had has been there for 20 years and was very good at service and knowledgeable about the menu items. The food quality was only fair; my seafood pasta was warm, the pasta quite bland, the clams small and tough, the scallops were overlooked and small. I got the feeling the owners weren't " minding the store" and it shows. And the prices were what I would call very expensive for lunch, about $26 for a burger, $56 for rack of lamb and I think the least expensive steak was about $45. It was a nostalgic lunch for me and my colleagues but I won't be going back anytime soon.
Recently dined at Buchanan's for a combination business/social lunch. I had not been back to Buchanan's since pre Covid but I am happy to report, Buchanan's is still providing some of Calgary's best and most consistent higher end food. Both food and service were excellent. Give it a try!
We came for a date night and ordered the tenderloin and the ribeye. The ribeye was ordered medium and it came out rare/blue rare. We never complain, but it was REALLY rare, so we said something to our server, and he didn’t apologize and just asked us if we wanted them to cook it more. We did, but in the end we ended up eating separate meals while the other dinner was being heated up further. Nothing was taken care of on our bill, no apology, no acknowledgement…for an almost $300 bill, it felt very unappreciated.
Expected much better quality for steak on the steak sandwich given the price.
Too bad the city destroyed the parking spots right out front but lots of angle parking down 7 street.
Salads were very expensive for very small portions
Last night out before restrictions kick in again, had a good time!
Excellent burger and beef sandwich! Great service.
It was totally awesome
very nice place with outside patio for enjoying sun and business lunch. The food was very well presented and full of flavor. The burger looked delicious as was the new york steak and seafood bowls we had.
Great food as usual. Great Service today!
Great place, great service, great food- we’ll be back!
Not impressed with food and property needs upgrading
Everything was great today as usual for this restaurant. Service was a little slow, but the food is worth it.
25th Wedding Anniversary
Weather didn't cooperate, taking our dinner inside! Team quickly adjusted and set us up to dine inside despite being incredibly busy! Food was amazing, as always, as was the service! Consistently great service, food and experience!
Food and service are always good but very pricey. They didn't even offer bread with the meal. $25-$30 for a burger or a bowl is quite more than other spots.
You'll have to step it up to get me in there again.
Excellent service. Excellent food. Limited wine list, perhaps due to Covid and reduced operating dates during lockdowns. Excellent Whisky assortment.
Wonderful surprise all around. Great food, extensive whiskey choices, fabulous dessert. Service by Em was thoughtful, caring and efficient. We'll be back for sure!
Buchanan's used to be my go to place to take family visiting out of town. The food was always fine and the atmosphere was inviting and relaxing for a visit. The food however was absolutely terrible. Two of us had the seafood pasta and the dish contained types of seafood that wasnt listed on the menu and was so chewy and tasted freezer burnt. The seafood bowl was incredibly sweet for some reason and again the seafood was very overcooked and tough. Nothing tasted fresh at all, and we were left feeling unwell the rest of the evening. For the price point there are far better options in Calgary.
Service was friendly, however we had to wait for cutlery and S&P for almost 10 minutes after our food was delivered and no one came to ask us how things were. Had to wave down any server we could to get drinks and even water refills. This place used to be my go-to, but I can't say that I will ever return.
Excellent service, delicious wine and food, lovely patio. The happy hour burger was delicious and substantial, came with fries and condiments, and the chardonnay was so refreshing. Quiet patio (not a lot of noisy traffic driving past) was a bonus!
Always great good and drinks at Buchanan’s!
Great service. Waiter was friendly, patient & conversational.
Server was the best!!!!!!!
Still getting adjusted to the new “ no restrictions” dining experience. We sat on the patio, which was nice & open. Food was amazing…as usual! Will definitely be coming back!
Porterhouse was cooked correctly and of good quality. Bruschetta had raisins do not recommend.
Attentive service. Excellent food choices. Flexible to avoid using certain ingredients to respect my guest's dietary requirements.
Staff was AWESOME. The Bartender TOPS. This is now our official go to celebration spot. Thank you Buchanans.
Great service and attention to the challenging circumstances we are all experiencing.
the size and volume seems smaller, it is unexpected..
Buchanan's always exceed expectations with excellent food, reasonable pricing, variety and superb daily specials.
Well looked after by the staff, always a joy to go to for luch.
I had seafood pasta, while the pasta was done very well each piece of seafood was well overdone and rubbery. However I guess it is true you shouldn't order seafood at a steak house.
Always great food!
Steak sandwich was a bit tough. Especially for a $30+ steak that came with a couple of veggies and fries. Salmon was good. Unfortunately they ran out of popcorn shrimp by 6:00. Deserts and coffee were good.
Love this place!!! Food is fantastic and so is the service!
Buchanan's Chop House and Whisky Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 170 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.