Best Steak Houses in Calgary

Each year, we ask our readers to vote for their favourite restaurants in Calgary. Here are their go-to spots for a premium steak house experience.

Caesar’s Steak House. Photo by Jared Sych.

 

Winner

Caesar’s Steak House

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’s aged for at least 28 days before being charbroiled on an open-flame grill. 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

 

Runners-up

Chairman’s Steakhouse

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, expertly sourced beef like 14- and 18-ounce ribeyes, chicken fried oysters Rockefeller and more.

2251 Mahogany Blvd. S.E., 587-291-9898, chairmans.ca, @chairmansyyc

 

Modern Steak

​​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 Kobe beef program.

Three Calgary locations, modernsteak.ca, @modernsteakca

 

Major Tom

Located 40 floors above downtown Calgary, Major Tom takes steak house classics and turns them on their heads — think dishes like tater tots topped with smoked sturgeon and pickled onions, a modernized 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), majortombar.ca, @themajortombar

 

Vintage Chophouse & Tavern

Vintage Chophouse has been one of the top steak houses in Calgary since it opened more than 15 years ago. Vintage offers several Canada Prime steak cuts, as well as dishes like a confit duck and wild mushroom tart or the quintessential steakhouse wedge salad. Complete the experience with one of the 600 wine options in the award-winning wine cellar.

320 11 Ave. S.W., 403-262-7262, vintagechophouse.com, @vintagechopyyc

 

Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

A Calgary staple for more than 65 years, Hy’s offers all the steak house classics, including Prime grade steaks. But one major thing that sets the restaurant apart is the tableside service — seeing your Caesar salad, steak tartare or bananas foster prepared right before your eyes is truly a treat.

The Core Shopping Centre (8th Avenue and 3rd Street S.W.), 403-663-3363, hyssteakhouse.com, @hyssteakhouse

 

Wellington’s of Calgary

At Wellington’s, step back in time to the steak houses of yore and experience luxury that has lasted since 1979. The menu features dishes like shrimp cocktail, French onion soup and more classics. Plus, this is one of the few restaurants still making a traditionally prepared, labour-intensive beef Wellington.

10325 Bonaventure Dr. S.E., 403-278-5250, wellingtonsofcalgary.com, @wellingtonsofcalgary

 

Charbar

Inspired by the traditions of Argentina where wood-fired cuisine, especially meats, have long been a tradition, Charbar combines its roots with Alberta ingredients for an unforgettable steak house experience. The fire-kissed menu celebrates Alberta-sourced meats and West coast seafood and gives them an Argentinian twist in dishes like the tableside ceviche mixto, smoked squash with ricotta and any of the fire-grilled steaks.

618 Confluence Way S.E., 403-452-3115, charbar.ca, @charbar_yyc

 

Charcut Roast House

Directly across from the Calgary Tower is Charcut, an ever-popular restaurant focused on locality and seasonality. At the centre of everything that chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson do at Charcut is the rotisserie, where house-butchered steaks, prime rib, chickens and more are cooked daily, along with other rustic, Italian-accented dishes. Charcut is a must-visit for anyone looking to taste one the most authentically “Calgary” restaurants on the scene.

899 Centre St. S.W. (Hotel Le Germain), 403-984-2180, charcut.com, @charcut

 

Saltlik

Located on Stephen Avenue, Saltlik’s modern steak house menu still pays homage to the classics, like in the roasted broccoli dish served with truffle ranch or the Kobe beef-fat fries. Enjoy it all with a glass of sommelier-selected wine or a hand-crafted cocktail.

101 8 Ave. S.W., 403-537-1160, saltlik.com, @saltlikcalgary

 

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This article appears in the March 2024 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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