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RoyfactCalgary, AlbertaSince February 3, 20123 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.7)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3 Reviews Found
Cactus Club Cafe7010 SE Macleod Trail, Calgary
Good Food, Good Value
Submitted Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 5:26pm [Dine in]

A friend recommended this place and I was not disappointed. It has a casual feel to it with mostly booth seating and a comfortable atmosphere. The bevy of young cuties they have staffing the place made a decent effort to keep us satisfied and got all the basics right. What I really like about the place is that they keep it reasonable. No outrageous wine list, daily drink specials and for Calgary, reasonable food prices. Our steaks were excellent. Good chunks of meat, cooked exactly as we requested. Didn't want asparagus with your meal? No problem. Snow peas it is. I'l definitely be back.

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Cattle Baron Steak House & Bar33 SunValley Boulevard SE, Calgary
Expected Better
Submitted Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 10:37pm [Dine in]

We called in advance and were told that they don't take reservations, but that it would be no problem getting in on a weekend evening between 6:30 and 7:00. To say that was misleading would be an understatement. The place was full with the usual melee in the front lobby and almost no parking left. Luckily I came in 15 minutes early at 6:45 so that limited the wait for my guest which ended up being a lengthy 50 minutes. The hostesses seemed to enjoy playing hide the reservation list so that it was never possible to actually check on progress. I sat at the bar waiting which was slightly less uncomfortable but had I known of the wait I would have left just on principle. The mixed drink I had was reasonable but the $12 wine glasses were a bit much. After being seated we naturally got a table near the entrance way so the poor location over came the average to slightly better than average ambience of the overall restaurant. This is by no means an intimate dining location. Go elsewhere if you're planning on proposing. I had a sirloin steak and my companion had the prime rib. For a steakhouse, we both were disappointed. That's not to say the food was inedible - just not steakhouse quality. The meals were presented nicely and the onion soup starter was quite nice.

Are server was pleasant and competent, but the service was a bit rushed...again, not an intimate dining experience.

Based on this one experience I would say that there are a lot of chains that will save you a few bucks and offer the same or better amenities. I've heard more than one person recommend this restaurant, so I'll give it a second chance given that there are so few decent restaurants south of Anderson, but only one more chance.

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Smuggler's Inn6920 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary
A Consistent Favourite
Submitted Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 10:23pm [Dine in]

I recently returned to Calgary and it's great to see a familiar place. Smuggler's has always been the best place in town to get some prime rib, but the steaks will not disappoint either. Meals come with a trip to the soup and salad bar. I recommend the Portuguese Bean and Bacon soup. I've always had good service here with friendly, knowledgable waiters/waitresses. The decor hasn't changed in decades. You can look at that as old or 'comforting'. I choose the latter.

For food of this quality, the prices really can't be beat so I find this to be an outstanding value. If you walk away hungry, you can't blame Smug's.

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