Alberta is famously known for its beef, setting high expectations for restaurants and steakhouses across the province. These 6 Calgary steakhouses aren’t your average restaurant, they are the best of the best and they have what it takes to make a mean (but delicious) steak.

Modern Steak

Voted Calgary’s #1 Steakhouse in 2016 by Avenue Calgary, Modern Steak has forged the way in offering Calgarians a truly superior steak. The restaurant uses carefully selected, antibiotic-free Alberta beef to serve up grass-fed, grain-fed, wet-aged, and dry-aged fresh beef all year round. The menu is constantly changing to reflect the fresh, local, and organic ingredients Modern Steak prefers to incorporate. The steakhouse also boasts an updated interior complete with a full bar and energetic cocktail lounge.

Address: 107 10a ST NW

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Julius Caesar’s Steak House and Lounge

Serving steak since 1972, Julius Caesar’s is an established powerhouse among Calgary steak houses. The restaurant’s traditional leather and dark wood setting compliments its properly aged (a minimum of 28 days), cut to order, charbroiled beef. Julius Caesar’s also offers an impressive wine list which won an Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

Address: 512 4 Ave SW

Check out Julius Caesar’s menu here.


All of Saltlik’s sirloins are sourced from Certified Angus Beef (CAB) PRIME Steaks, putting them in the top 2% of all North American steaks. Saltlik specializes in private events from business meetings to weddings. The rare steakhouse promises to tailor your experience and satisfy your cravings with fresh, quality ingredients

Address: 101 8 Ave SW

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Smuggler’s Inn Restaurant

Smuggler’s has made a name for itself by serving up only the best Alberta-raised prime rib, hand-carved and slow roasted. All entrees are accompanied with a fresh salad bar and soup. Finish off your meal with a fresh-made dessert from Smuggler’s own bakery. We recommend their apple crisp-crumble which is served with a scoop of vanilla gelato from Calgary’s own Fiasco Gelato.

Address: 6290 Macleod Trail S

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Vintage Chophouse and Tavern

Calgary’s Vintage Chophouse has received the prestigious Birks Silver Spoon award two years in a row for its exceptional dishes and superior service. Wine and steak are the perfect pairing here, Vintage offers more than 300 wines and has won the Wine Spectator Best Award of Excellence for 6 years in a row. The menu, which was awarded the 2017 Diner’s Choice Award, features Canadian cuts of prime rib eye and prime rib chop as well as others.

Address: 320 11 Ave SW

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Located on the second floor of the Calgary tower, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is an elegant fine dining establishment that serves only the best: USDA Prime beef. Less than 2% of all produced American beef is USDA Prime certified, making these flavourful and tender steaks hard to come by but also worth every penny. This elegant, upscale steakhouse also offers Canadian grain-fed beef.

Address: 115 9 Avenue Southeast #295

Ruth’s Chris’ menu can be found here.