Charcut announces second location opening in Calgary this Spring

Multi-award-winning restaurant CHARCUT has repeatedly been named in lists of Canada’s top restaurants since opening in 2010. A pioneer of Alberta’s local food scene, Charcut will open its new location in the city’s lively University District in the spring of 2024.

Led by co-chefs and co-owners John Jackson and Connie DeSousa, CHARCUT is known for its charbroiled and rotisserie meats and handcrafted charcuterie. Its custom-built rotisserie and char broiler and bustling open kitchen make it one of downtown Calgary’s most energetic restaurants.

The newly built 2,800 square-foot space features a theatrical open kitchen with a signature-CHARCUT custom rotisserie grill, a smoker, a custom made Italian red slicer, an Italian bronze die pasta extruder and an electric sausage stuffer. Direct views through 12-foot picture-glass windows reveal the chef’s salumeria, a giant meat locker for whole animals and salumi, where the dry-aging magic happens.

Its 80-seat main dining room offers a mid-century vibe with minimalist concrete floors and ceilings, a mild-steel clad communal fireplace, saw cut knotty red oak panelling and velvet banquettes. Copper and wood accents continue into the 16-seat private dining room named ‘The Butcherina.’ An inviting three-season streetside heated patio for up to 60 guests offers plush dining banquettes, stylish pendant lighting, fireplace table lounge seating and a backdrop of great beats.

Fresh pastas, house-cured meats, rotisserie prime rib of Alberta beef are on offer as are butcher cuts that are proudly showcased in the custom meat locker. Sustainable Ocean Wise seafood options and a wide variety of vegetable-forward sharing plates are featured under the “Butcher’s Daughter” section of the menu.

John and Connie