Lunch Time at Vintage Chophouse Tavern

Restaurant: Vintage Chophouse Tavern
Cuisine: Steakhouse
Date Visited: December 10, 2010
Location: 320 11th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Hours: Mon to Weds 11am to Midnight  Thurs & Fri 11am to 2am  Sat 5pm to 2am  Sun 5pm to 10pm

Contact: 403-262-7262
Price Range: $10 to $70

Overall Rating: Rating Scale (1. Yuck, 2. I’m eating it but won’t order again, 3. This is good, 4. This is really good worth recommending, 5. OMG I need to facebook and tweet about this and can’t stop thinking about it)

Food: 4.5/5
Service: 5/5
Ambiance: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

Additional Comments:

  • Just outside of downtown on 11th Ave SW
  • Plenty of street parking, there are many
  • Great steakhouse with many other non-beef options
  • Great atmosphere for business, romantic dinners or gatherings
  • Impeccable service
  • Could be one of my favourite Steakhouse’s in Calgary


I’ve been to Vintage one other time for my birthday this year, I’ve always heard great things about this restaurant and I was definitely not disappointed.  This visit on Friday was for lunch, I looked at the menu online the night before just to get an idea of what I wanted.  I decided before I went, Crab Cakes, BLT Salad and a Steak Sandwich.  Unfortunately when I got there, they were out of Crab Cakes, good news is that you know it’s fresh.

The ambiance is very nice, super clean and the staff all looked great.  My wife and I shared the BLT Salad which they split in two plates for us without asking and we both had the steak sandwich.  Really the food is 5/5 but I did knock a half point for the so-so fries.  I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant and even bought a few gift certificates for my friends for Christmas.  ***Hint – right now at Costco you can buy $100 of gift certificates for $79.99.

What’s In Front Of Me:

BLT Salad: 5/5

  • Iceberg lettuce, creamy peppercorn dressing, double smoked bacon, crumbled blue cheese, tomatoes
  • Lettuce is fresh crisp and cool, dressing tastes great with the bacon and blue cheese
  • Great combination of flavours and is a must have
  • $12

Vintage Steak Sandwich: 5/5

  • 7 oz Canadian Prime Striploin, fresh tomato and garlic mayo
  • Mine was cooked a perfect Medium Rare to my liking.  I guess for most people it would be between Rare and Medium Rare
  • Steak sat on top of a piece of bread with the garlic mayo spread on it and tomatoes.  Delicious!
  • Side was fries (may try soup or salad next time)
  • $21

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Author: YYC's Best Eats

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