Each year, we ask our readers to weigh in on the best restaurants in Calgary with an online voting ballot. Here are the winners and runners-up for Best Steak Houses in Calgary.
Situated on Lake Mahogany, Chairman’s Steakhouse offers beautiful views of the Mahogany neighbourhood and the water. The restaurant is inspired by the glamour of the Old Hollywood era and offers its own spin on a classic steak house menu with half racks of Alberta lamb, 14- and 18-ounce ribeyes, chicken fried oysters Rockefeller and more.
2251 Mahogany Blvd. S.E., 587-291-9898, chairmans.ca, @chairmansyyc
Located 40 floors above downtown Calgary, Major Tom takes steak house classics and turns them on their heads — think steak tartare with French onion soup flavours, an updated Waldorf salad and an Alberta flat iron steak with some of the best fries in the city. You can also expect an incredible dessert menu (think nostalgic favourites like baked Alaska) and inventive cocktails.
700 2 St. S.W. (40th Floor), 403-990-3954 (text only), majortombar.ca, @themajortombar
Visit any of Modern Steak’s three locations for a delicious steak house experience. One of the things that sets Modern Steak apart is the beef: the restaurant works with Alberta ranchers to source the highest-quality local beef for its dishes. Plus, the restaurant also offers an impressive wagyu beef program.
Three Calgary locations, modernsteak.ca, @modernsteakca
Caesar’s Steakhouse is a Calgary institution that’s been open since 1972. The menu features beloved steak house classics like Caesar salad, twice-baked stuffed potatoes and of course, Alberta beef that is aged for at least 28 days. Don’t forget to try the famous Bloody Caesar, which has been on the menu since the restaurant’s inception.
512 4 Ave. S.W., 403-264-1222; and Willow Park Village, 403-278-3930, caesarssteakhouse.com, @caesarssteak
Vintage Chophouse has been one of the top steak houses in Calgary since it opened over a decade ago. Vintage offers several Canada Prime steak options, as well as dishes like lobster mac and cheese and Alberta braised lamb shank. Complete the experience with one of the 600 wine options in the cellar.
320 11 Ave. S.W., 403-262-7262, vintagechophouse.com, @vintagechopyyc