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Buchanan's Chop House & Whisky Bar

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738 3 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0G7, Canada
+1 403-261-4646
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (5 reviews)
“soups” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Canadian, American, Steakhouse, Bar
738 3 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0G7, Canada
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

I have been here several times and came in again last night for dinner. It was quiet, I saturday n the patio relaxed and enjoyed a very nice tenderloin and a couple of glasses of wine. The service was very good and overall it was...More

Thank Ian K
Reviewed August 5, 2018

A beautiful to have a quiet lunch, with semi-cloistered cubicles, if one needs a bit of privacy, or open tables and a patio for the sun worshipers. Service, genteel, and responsive. Drinks, well made, expected for a bar that has a fantastic whiskey collection. First...More

Thank PDZ320
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Went today with clients. Horrible service. Waiting forever. Steak wasn't done correctly, waiter never came back to check even or ask even when it was obvious (hadn't eaten 3/4 of the steak and had eaten everything else on the plate). Way better steakhouses downtown. Don't...More

Thank Scarlett C
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

I have known the place for 25 years. Usually visit it once a year. It has not changed at all. Menu offers great burgers, steaks and fish as well as soups and salads. I had a burger and it was juicy and delicious. Wine list...More

Thank Ivan V
Reviewed June 3, 2018

I've been going to Buchanan's for about 25 years and always have the burger because it's the best in town. The meat is ground in-house, so unlike almost everywhere else in Alberta, you can still choose how you'd like your burger cooked. The beef is,...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed March 19, 2018

I went here for a business lunch where I had the J Vinyards Russian River Chardonnay. I have never had this wine before and it WAS AMAZING. Super Buttery and good- am trying to find it now in a liquor store. With my wine I...More

1  Thank WineandAirplanes
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Enjoyed for a business supper. Service was very good and all the staff were very friendly. Food was very good with a good selection of whiskey.

Thank Derrick71
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Really nice venue for Friday beers and food. Guinness was good, and reasonable selection of beers and food. All the dishes we ordered were great. Would recommend for social meets pretty informal.

Thank mansfial
Reviewed December 2, 2017

great spot for lunch/dinner. handy to downtown office buildings parking is a headache lots of scotch bring money

Thank russ m
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Brilliant atmosphere once you enter, really welcoming. Great pint of Guinness and a wide selection of whiskey. Staff are friendly and nothing was a problem. Broad range of age groups but a nice buzz of conversation. We didn't eat here on this occasion but friend...More

Thank mansfial
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Erick C
May 24, 2018|
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Response from mansfial | Reviewed this property |
Didn't think so as I didn't see tha Amex logo up
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Canadian, American, Steakhouse, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 738 3 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0G7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-261-4646
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