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CHARCUT

4.2
4.2
3952 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 30 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Farm-to-table, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Fri–Sun 07:30–10:30 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 16:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–23:00

  • 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

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,952 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. G

    Grant

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire staff at charcuterie was amazing! Our server Nikki was very attentive, made sure we were well taken care of throughout our meal and was very kind and pleasant! We were treated to some cocktails the bar staff was experimenting with that turned out fantastic. Everything that came out of the kitchen was absolutely on point, and Sous-chef Hannah stopped by the table to chat and make sure that was the case! As a former restaurant manager myself, it was a pleasure to sit back and watch the way everything operated. Overall fantastic food, great service, and great atmosphere made this one of the most enjoyable nights out I’ve had in years. Bravo CHARCUT team!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were visiting in Calgary for the day. We wanted to eat at a good restaurant and found this. It did not disappoint. We’ll definitely go again the next time we come back to Calgary.
  3. J

    Johnny

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our go-to spots in the city to take out-of-Towners for dinner. Great spot, nice selection of meats with lots of flavour. Serving family style on a charcuterie board is a great way to try everything.
  4. YY

    YYCK

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Servers did a great job with the volume of diners! Our lights in our booth went out so was difficult to see each other! Cookies would Have been better warm.
  5. e

    emilc

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Don’t go there. Service was extremely slow, food is just so and so. We waited forever for the drinks.
  6. SK

    SpecialK

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Drinks were great and refreshing. Ordered the butcher cut steaks (striploin). The steaks themselves were good, but not great. Could have used a little more seasoning on the steak (either just salt and pepper or something). Ordered side of asparagus, and some pieces were a little undercooked.
  7. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Overpriced average food in dated restaurant venue.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Father’s Day
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was outstanding as dong. Drinks excellent & the poutine was the best ever!
  10. SD

    SueD

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Anniversary
  11. L

    Linnea

    Calgary

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    Really disappointing! We booked for 7pm, our table wasn’t ready and the hostess was too busy on the phone to deal with us. We then tried to order and they were out of three entrees.Ordered a 2017 bottle of wine and got a 2019 which we noticed halfway thru and mentioned it to the waiter. His response. “Caught” then the bartender came over and tried to sell up sell us a 2017 bottle for double the price. All of us felt this place was over priced, food was good, not great and dinner for 4 with 2 bottles of wine was $600. There are way better places in Calgary to spend that kind of money and have honest service.
  12. HG

    HeatherG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was unfortunately unexceptional, especially for the price.
  13. M

    Megawatt

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Charcut - one of our favorite restaurants in Calgary! Expecially if you like meat. Make sure you have the poutine!!!
  14. C

    Cris

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for an early Father’s Day celebration and were not disappointed! All of our food was fantastic, the filet mignon is a must try! Our server Micheal was really attentive and incredibly friendly, he really made the experience. Overall a great visit!
  15. J

    Julien

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Très bonne adresse avec service en français ! Les viandes sont bonnes.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Branzino was overdone and underwhelming. Half of the restaurant was open and they seated us right beside the only table with people at it.
  17. N

    Nadia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Went there as recommended online. Whilst overall rating is good, it wasn't good value for what we had.
  18. JS

    JanetS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an extremely enjoyable evening. The food was terrific and the service was excellent. Steaks were cooked as ordered, which can be a problem at some places. Sides were also great.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Knowledgeable server. Slow to get drinks and food. Seemed understaffed. Food was excellent. Chairs uncomfortable as cushions were done and you were sitting on frame. Uncomfortable after a couple hours.
  20. B

    Billy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Had a reservation but no table when we arrived. Sent to lounge, ordered a drink and someone came to get us before it was served. Seated at a table. 20 mins later asked host if any server knew we were there. 5 mins later a couple was seated next to us and within 2 mins a server was there taking their order. No server would look at us so went back to host. Hostess came to take order. Ordered wone but what was on the list was not what arrived. Lesser bottling. Server argued it with me. I showed her wine spectator app.
  21. AB

    AronB

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    3.5 hours for 1 appy & 4 mains. Waited over 30 mins for drinks to be brought to table. Way overpriced for the service provided.
  22. DG

    DonG

    Calgary

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've said it before, I'll say it again. Hands down, the best lunch specials in Calgary! Business meeting for 4, nothing but compliments!
  23. SB

    StevenB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was not as good as expected. It wasn't bad, but the steak was tougher than it should have been and so wasn't great value.
  24. P

    Patrick

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal at Charcut. The service was very good. The appetizers (bone marrow and fennel sausage) were both phenomenal and actually better than our entrees. Overall good experience.
  25. DK

    DK2022

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Environment: Extremely loud, we had to yell at each other to have a conversation and could not hear the server half of the time. Food: Broccolini and asparagus side dishes were both over cooked and they did not take off the woody ends. I could not even cut the ends with the knives on the table. Prime rib and lamb were ok but nothing to write home about. The branzino was also just ok. The polenta of that dish was the star but it really should have been the other way. Service: It took a long time for everything, server to take an order, for the food to come out. It took almost 3 hours to have an appetizer and main course for 4 people. That is too long. Half of the wait staff looked like they just rolled out of bed. First impressions are important. Value: For the prices on that menu, the food & Service should be excellent. This place used to be amazing about 7 years ago. This was disappointing and I will not be going back anytime soon.
  26. NG

    NGriff

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the lunch board variety that includes a small sandwich, fries, soup and bag of cookies. A lunch charcuterie of sorts!
  27. S

    Sofia

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. Best location too.
  28. SR

    ScottR

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    1) pasta meal was not cooked properly (under cooked, still crunchy which was strange for "freshly made" pasta), but the waitress was great and arrange for a replacement. 2) we arrive at 5:30 and the noise level was good - you could talk to one another without yelling, but by the time we left at 7:00 it was very noisy, and you had to yell across the table. 3) wait staff was great, all staff friendly.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Prime rib was undercooked and everything was priced higher than it should be for how well it was made, not a steakhouse I would recommend at all, potato’s were bad also brought nuts on the charcuterie board when we said we had a nut allergy. Steakhouses that have poutine on the menu isn’t a good sign
  30. HT

    HelenT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The layout of the restaurant was not ideal, to make every table a great table. Appetizers were not innovative or exciting. Sides were good not great. Beef was delicious and made to perfection. Our Service was excellent. Wines selection in the $100-125 were not what we would call superb.
  31. TM

    ThomasM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Overpriced for the quantity & quality of food items.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were told there was valet parking - we brought our elderly parents - and got no help from the hostess for valet parking - she referred us to the hotel - that had a busy front desk and a line up of people checking in. We ended up dropping off our parents and driving two blocks to park and walking back. Service from the dining staff was fantastic. The beef was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The rest of the food was just okay. The service was extraordinary though - and that made for an excellent evening with our elderly parents who enjoyed the youthful and energetic atmosphere of the bustling downtown. They enjoyed it very much.
  33. S

    Scoobie

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charcut once again gave us an outstanding evening. Everything was fantastic - the meal and the service. We sat at the chef's bar which provided us with an awesome perspective of the "behind the scene" workings of our food being prepared. Well done Charcut!!!
  34. JN

    JayN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and superior service once again. Steven is particularly wonderful.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food was disgusting and service was very slow despite the restaurant being very, very quiet.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Way too loud, very hard to hear.
  37. D

    Dand

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The server did not clearly explain the content of the plates we chose. We had way too much to eat when more than enough was already present without having to get extras. A more expensive bill equals a bigger 20% gratuity. He worked for his pocket not for the customer. The filet mignon we had was over cooked. The Picanha was not tender at all. It is hard to figure how a restaurant that pretends to be a Steak House would serve something like that. Will not go back. Our Saltick experience just next door was outstanding.
  38. C

    Cortney

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Charcut used to be one of our all time favorites for lunch. However, this last visit was subpar. The chicken was quite dry, and there was far less of it on the sandwich. In addition, we found the fries were good but missing the umph they used to have. Like many restaurants downtown it seems they may have decided to start cutting corners on quality vs increasing prices.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    This is the second time we’ve been in and tried the “fresh made” gluten free pasta. The pasta was very oily, oil pooling at the bottom of the dish, and the pasta on both occasions was so over cooked it was mush. The service was terrible with no care for many of the tables in our section as the staff (server and chef) were more interested in serving and entertaining one of the chefs sisters that had come in for her birthday.
  40. MR

    MadelaineR

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for my birthday and was very warmly welcomed! I ordered the prime rib and it was FANTASTIC! My girlfriend ordered steak and it was good, but a bit bland. The service was amazing! There was only one washroom working which was a bit inconvenient but overall I would say 4.5/5. I love how many gluten free options there were. I’d have liked to see a bit more dairy free options but that’s a me problem haha. It was really good. We will definitely be going back!!

Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff 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 4.2 stars by 3952 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
Google Map for CHARCUT

101, 899 Centre Street SW Calgary, AB T2G 1B8

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    9th Avenue SW

  • Area

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Fri–Sun 07:30–10:30 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 16:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–23:00

  • 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, Takeaway, 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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