Model Milk

4.7
1395 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
Model Milk is set in Calgary's historic dairy building in the heart of uptown 17th avenue.

A unique restaurant featuring a fresh, local, and innovative menu from chef Justin Leboe.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1395 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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RonG
Calgary
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always from the reservation experience, door, service, food and management.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the best burgers in Calgary!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was incredible! Jamie’s service was lovely, she made great cocktail recommendations and was super friendly. We were very pleased with everything and can’t wait to come back! Thank you for a great evening!

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EllaineD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place and food. Our waters and beverages was always roped off. Server was friendly and attentive.

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vipMCanada
Calgary
74 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Model milk never disappoints. This is such a fantastic restaurant/bar with amazing food, amazing service and wonderful ambiance. Right now, I wouldn't change a thing :)

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Kdfitz
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great atmosphere and service. We really enjoyed our appetizers. Portions were good size. Our entrees were good but nothing spectacular. Steak was cooked perfectly but without the potato rosti and sauce was pretty basic.

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TerryS
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kate and the support staff are excellent. Food is great . Arctic char was tops!

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vipDeniseJohnPanagakos
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a perfect dinner and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great!! Drinks and atmosphere were both awesome. The service was really attentive

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Heidi
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, music and food is always amazing. Our favourite date spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Went for my birthday dinner with 5 friends. The server was friendly and knowledgeable with the cocktails and food. We all ordered cocktails and although they were delicious, it took nearly 20 minutes for them to arrive. I suppose fir a Friday night that would be considered Norma?
The food was delicious, we all sampled many items off the menu.
The biggest issue was when it came time to clear up the bill. We were advised that only one bill would come, however its a little hard in practice.
We’ve all had a few cocktails, it’s dark, the bill is hard to read (using iPhone flashlights because we are apparently old and have bad eyes now! Haha), each main dish had a cutesy name that we had to decipher and trying to do the math to split the bill in 5 (some friends wanted to pay for my drinks and the others wanted to pay for my food) the ordeal took over 20 minutes. Now I know it sounds lame to complain that a bunch of tipsy old folks are having difficulty doing math at 10pm in a dark room, but why can’t we just have the table bills split? 18% gratuity was added by default and that’s totally cool! Splitting a table can’t be that hard? Would have been a nicer experience wrapping up the night if we didn’t spend so much time sorting out the bill.

Model Milk
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to reach out. Our continued success as a restaurant is predicated on adapting to feedback so we appreciate your comments. We never want guests to feel service has been anything but prompt and accommodating so with regard to both issues you experienced we will work to become more efficient and change policies that no longer promote a positive guest experience. Please feel free to reach out with any further feedback. Sincerely, Taylor tkoch@modelmilk.ca

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vipCierraM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Service was very good. However flavours across 4 out of the 5 dishes we ordered were not well balanced — overly acidic and/or salty. Not up to the usual Model Milk standard unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything at model milk was lovely! Our server Katie made some great recommendations and took really good care of us. All the food was also spectacular.

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and delicious food! We had an amazing meal!

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calgarympc
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the kale salad and overall quality of the ingredients!

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TashT
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was fantastic, as was the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was incredible. We had way too much food to eat between the four of us. The fried chicken was the best we’ve ever had, so much flavour. Highly recommend the fried chicken to share between four people. Hope we can get a table again soon!

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KatrinaM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Model Milk never disappoints ! From the amazing food, to the knowledgeable staff, it was an incredible experience!

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JaredB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. My favourite spot in Calgary!

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, and amazing food as allways. Thank you again! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

Yukon artic char was très bien

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KatieG
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food. wine and service were great

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ClaraM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, had a lovely evening which exceeded expectations!

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TiaW
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have been to. Fantastic atmosphere, service, and food.

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MillieS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite. Never fails!

Had oysters, steak tartar and their famous apple pie.

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SimonM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were outstanding! Great recommendations for food and drinks pairing.

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Alberto
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Model Milk never disappoints! Great food and great drinks!

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Trevor
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The restaurant is a little dark. We noticed multiple tables using phone flashlights to read the menu and we had to do the same.

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MonicaQ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I celebrated my birthday here last night and I wanted to say thank you to our amazing waitress. She really made our experience at Model Milk so much more enjoyable as she was attentive, so helpful with the menu and our questions, and overall just an absolute pleasure. I had forgotten her name but thank you!! the food was great, the drinks were delicious, and we will absolutely be back !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Romantic atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! I am unable to eat gluten dairy or eggs and the restaurant was able to accommodate my restrictions and I had lots of options. Our server was awesome! I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

Love it here but was a little disappointed with the last visit. My husband and I both got the burger but was never asked how we wanted our burgers cooked and they both came med-rare which we assumed would have come well-done as we were never asked our cooking preference. I feel like that should be a must. Thanks

Model Milk
Responded on December 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. It is our intention that a conversation about cooking preference happens at all tables who order our burger and so I apologize that this was missed when you dined with us. We would appreciate the opportunity to host you and your guest again in the future I would be happy to personally handle your reservation to help ensure your next experience is more positive. Sincerely, Taylor tkoch@modelmilk.ca

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vipPatrick
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Model Milk as usual was outstanding. Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal and amazing ambience! Our server was wonderful with his wine recommendations:) We will definitely be back!

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Foodie
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Creative and flavourful menu. Completely enjoyed our meal and the evening. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service!
Great staff and food!

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Chriss
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We ordered the steak and buttermilk chicken. While the buttermilk chicken was quite fantastic the steak was very disappointing. This is a $50 steak on the menu but you’re served a $5.00 steak sandwich cut full of gristle and fat. I would recommend the restaurant but tell others to a avoid the steak until this restaurant acquires the correct cut of meat deserving of a $50 price tag.

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JessicaC
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Group of friends celebrating the upcoming holidays. Our server was excellent. Food was very good. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Shout out to the Green Fried Tomatoes and the lamb curry appetizer. I would have appreciated a few more menus items which was the reason for the 4 “food” stars but that could have just been my personal struggle to select what to order. Great venue for a special night!

FAQs

Model Milk is rated 4.7 stars by 1395 OpenTable diners.

Model Milk does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.oliverbonacini.com/e-gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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