Everyone knows that Alberta has some of the best cuts of beef in the world. So it’s no shocker that some killer steakhouses call this city home. We’ve rounded up ten must-try spots in Cowtown.
This Kensington spot gives off good vibes the second you step in. With ranch-specific beef that is hormone and antibiotic free, it doesn’t matter if it’s grass-fed, grain-fed, wet-aged, dry-aged, or Waygu beef – it’s fresh, quality meat every time from Modern Steak.
Address: 107, 10A Street NW
This contemporary New York style steakhouse is located in the heart of YYC in the Beltline neighbourhood. Aside from providing its patrons with high quality steak and over 300 wines from around the world, Vintage offers live jazz and blues music every Friday and Saturday night.
Address: 320, 11 Avenue SW
Cattle Baron is a Calgary staple when it comes to beef. It’s a casual dining experience for a steak enthusiast, but that doesn’t mean the quality of the meat is anything less than stellar. Cattle Baron emphasizes affordability and quality, making it a prime place to go for date nights and family dinners.
Address: 3340, 26 Street NE
Address: 33 SunValley Boulevard SE
From starters to steaks, Saltlik is a fail-safe place to go if you’re craving steak. This steakhouse offers Certified Angus Beef Prime steak, which is graded in the top 2% of all steaks in North America. We’d recommend the New York Striploin with blue cheese butter – it’s a can’t-miss. Saltlik also has a great selection of wines and a stacked cocktail list.
Address: 101, 8 Avenue SW
While The Keg may not be the hippest kid on the block when it comes to steakhouses, it’s definitely a super dependable and affordable option for delicious beef. If you don’t come here for the steak, come for the french onion soup, double-baked loaded potato, and its Keg-style caesars.
Sizzling steak, cold martinis, and warm hospitality – Hy’s knows how to offer a memorable steakhouse experience for it’s patrons. This steakhouse serves Prime Grade steaks that are the top 1% of meat in the market. Aged 28 days, this is definitely some melt in you mouth quality steak.
Address: The Core – 8 Avenue and 3 Street
Established in 1972, Caesar’s hasn’t changed much from what we hear, so it’s pretty much the epitome of a classic steakhouse. Serving meat that is aged a minimum of 28 days, Caesar’s offers steak that is tender and flavourful. You’ll feel like royalty dining in here, and it’s always a good place to go for family gatherings and special occasions.
Address: 512, 4 Avenue SW
Address: 110, 10816 Macleod Trail SE
Try something different and head to Mina’s for a culinary experience oozing with culture. Brazilian style top sirloin is shaved with a metal rod and knife right in front of the patrons by passadores at Mina’s barbecue station. With tons of other Brazilian sides and delicacies to choose from, you wont be leaving here with an empty stomach.
Address: 136, 2 Street SW
Located in the middle of downtown Calgary, CHARCUT is a hub for hungry patrons who know they can head here to eat best of the best when it comes to steak. Its atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, and with an expert butcher working in-house, CHARCUT is 10/10 an amazing steakhouse. We recommend you pair the duck fat poutine with a pint as well.
Address: 101, 899 Centre Street SW
Just steps away from the Bow River, Buchanans is a classic steakhouse that boasts over 200 different kinds of wine as well as North America’s largest whisky selection. This place has been serving up quality steak since 1988, so expect all the tender classic cuts when you dine here.
Address: 738, 3 Avenue SW