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The Vintage Chophouse & Tavern

322 - 11 Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2R 0C5, Canada (Beltline)
403 262-7262
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Ranked #98 of 2,876 restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Beltline
Cross street: 2nd St.
Description: Like a private club, step in to the intimate speakeasy groove of The Vintage Chophouse & Tavern for handcrafted cocktails set to the best local live jazz and blues in Calgary's historic Beltline neighbourhood, Victoria Park. The adjoining dining room is an Alberta institution for culinary classics like steaks and chops done right by Executive Chef Andrew Keen. Named for its exceptional wine program, Vintage cellars more than 300 wines from around the world, dialed up by its sommelier service and has achieved Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence five years running.Exposed brick walls, crisp white linens, hewn oak accents and studded deep-seat booths curate corners for private conversation. Designed to balance familiarity with discretion in service and style.
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Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Service excellent, wine selection excellent, food excellent. The service is the best I have found in many many months. I will return and return often.

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Alma, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was told that Calgarians were very serious about their meat and this restaurant was highly recommended by a hotel food manager in Vancouver. It was everything you would expect in an outstanding steak house. The kobe cousin was probably the best steak I have ever had and I wound up finishing my wife's very excellent filet.

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Calgary, Canada
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155 reviews 155 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

To start with - I love steak. The problem is that I like my meat cooked at least to Medium Well or even Well Done. Unfortunately very few places can do that properly. So when our server showed us all the cuts and explained what could be done with the cuts and how they should be cooked for the best... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

From greeting on entry to farewell on leaving the staff at Vintage could not be faulted and honestly, the food was superb. Thanks for a great Alberta steak experience!

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I've been here twice now and both times really enjoyed my meal. Steaks are awesome, sides are yummy and there's a good wine list with lots of options. Ambience is modern with old school jazz touches and the staff knowledgeable and friendly. Try the Vintage Caesar - surely a solid contender in this year's competition!

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Houston, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I have been to several nice restaurants in Calgary on business but this by far is the best for a traditional steakhouse. I went with a group of 20 in a reserved private room. The white coat service was amazing; numerous waiters arrived at the same time to deliver food to every guest so that there would be no waiting... More

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Vintage may just be my favorite restaurant in Calgary. We choose this restaurant above all others, especially when hosting folks from out-of-town, because we know we can count on a ‘five-star’ dining experience and are leaving nothing to chance. The wine list is huge, the menu varied and there are lots of interesting sides to choose from. The crab cakes... More

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Toronto, Canada
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148 reviews 148 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The place is not pretentious, nor highly decorated, nor over the top. I it just simple, but the steak is amazing. I ordered the tenderloin , a.k.a. filet mignon, and it was tender, perfectly cooked. The steak fries were huge. Service is friendly, in classical Alberta fashion. Definitely a great place to experience Certified Alberta Beef.

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Ottawa, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

While visiting Calgary, we thought we'd better get out and have some big meat. We had rib eyes and they were good but not the best we had. Also ordered the much touted lobster mashed potatoes. We found them okay but a but gummy. Service was very good. Our steaks were not done properly the first time and this was... More

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

You can rail all you want about Ceasars, or Ruths Chris, etc but the best beef in town is clearly Vintage Chophouse. Service, atmosphere, food, drink is the best I've come across in the entire city.

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