The deep-southeast neighbourhood of Mahogany may not seem like a logical spot for what just may be Calgary’s ritziest new restaurant, but Jay Westman, the developer behind Mahogany’s Westman Village, figured that if he built it, steak lovers would come.
Chairman’s is a high-end steak house that focuses on refined food and refined service: waitstaff are formally dressed in tuxedo-style uniforms and the decor (by Hribar Design Group) draws on Rat Pack glam with some elegant nods to Alberta cattle country. Operated in partnership with the team behind Vintage Chophouse, the food falls into the mid-century luxury category, with bites like truffle deviled eggs with caviar, tiger-prawn cocktails, oysters Rockefeller and, of course, Prime steaks cooked to order.
Fancy food calls for fancy drinks and Chairman’s wine cellar boasts 4,000 bottles (plus another 1,000 on racks outside the cellar) at varying price points, as well as a list of old-timey cocktails and well-curated Scotches and other spirits.
2251 Mahogany Blvd. S.E., 587-291-9898, chairmans.ca