Model Milk

4.6
870 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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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Model Milk is set in Calgary's historic dairy building in the heart of uptown. A unique restaurant featuring a fresh, local, and innovative menu from chef Justin Leboe. Whether celebrating with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, we have the perfect space for you and your guests.

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4.8
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4.6
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4.3
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Sunday Supper was phenomenal! Good value, and the food was amazing. Will definitely be going back

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OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

It wasn’t great! We waited a long time for the waitress and service was sporadic at best for the 2 hours. The drinks took over 20 minutes to arrive and we were seated at least 45 minutes before the food was ordered. The appetizers were ok at best and the main entree of fried chicken was also just ok. The highlight of the meal was dessert , although coffees also took over 15 minutes.
Overall I was extremely disappointed and this place can’t compare to other amazing places in the immediate area.

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MI
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Overall, it was good. Service was phenomenal. Attention to the timing of when food should come was great. Halibut was subpar. In total, did not end up feeling like it was good value given the presence of better food for quite a bit cheaper in the neighbourhood. At the same time, I’d go back to try it again if a new menu is released.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Father’s Day dinner!

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SS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always excellent! Prompt and attentive service, we were in and out within 90 minutes.
We will be back!
Thank you

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BN
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great beer, food and servers. It was my first time there and pleasantly surprised by the unique menu and restaurant’s vibe. Will definitely return and try the other items. Thank you!

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LL
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was fabulous! The server made sure that we loved everything, answered all of our questions and was super fast without rushing us. We always go back for this reason. The food is amazing too!

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved sitting at the counter and getting the full experience of the kitchen cooking our meal. The chef would also stop by and chat/ fill up our waters and ask how our meal was! We had wonderful service from all the staff and the food was AMAZING!

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BM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great variety of menu. Wine list was good. Don't try serving Champagne in white wine glasses.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Engagement. Goo

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SS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

For what we paid for it was definitely over hyped. Three of us had 3 drinks, 2 apps, 2 meals and it was $165. One of the apps was a salad with dressing and a few nuts -no other toppings and the artic char main was so revolting we all spit it out immediately. I was given a vegetarian dish as a substitute that was almost $30 for grain and sauce. Considering we were told this was one of Canadas best restaurants we left very unhappy

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DN
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the farm family meal on sundays
Great experience for a family celebration

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g
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our time Model Milk. We had an awesome server with many recommendations. The food was excellent and very nice ambiance.

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LL
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service beginning to end. All dishes we tried were delicious!!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The fried chicken was amazing!

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M
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We came here for a special occasion dinner. Our party ordered a few things: the Calamari, asparagus, beef tartare, beef wagu, fried chicken, burger, and apple pie.
Everything was cooked to perfection and the portions were good. The beef was juicy and cooked perfectly. The calamari was soo succulent. And the apple pie was very tasty. The only thing was that hubby found the fried chicken a little under-seasoned. But I thought it was very good with the sides and the pickles. Thanks

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Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Had high hopes for the meal. Unfortunately it just wasn’t that great. Nothing was outstanding, meal was mostly “this is interesting, but I wouldn’t want to eat it again”.

As others have said in other reviews, the flatbread shouldn’t be on any restaurant menu.

Server and space was fantastic.

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AL
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary having dinner at Model Milk. This was our second dinner at Model Milk in 2 weeks because we had such a good experience the first time. The food was excellent and the service is friendly and attentive. The ambience was comfortable and vibrant. We found Model Milk to be of good value and we would recommend it.

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A
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the entire experience. Will plan to dine there again.

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K
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We've come here a couple of times for anniversary and birthday dinners. The menu is always different with a good selection of options. Atmosphere is awesome. My only complaint would be the trendy steel framed chairs in the bar area are not that comfortable after sitting awhile.

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MR
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous food and service. So often we are disappointed by concept or flavour and all of that not being in alignment with price, but model milk was an all round winner. The service was pitch perfect, not too much, not too little, honest and thoughtful. Outstanding drink menu. Oh my god.
The Obi-wan perogies... The only downside was it was a very busy Saturday night - it was loud and somewhat difficult to carry on a conversation.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So amazing! Food was great, and I lost something at the restaurant, they found it a week later and called me to let me know! So appreciative!

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KH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was average. Burger was under seasoned and fries were cold. Arctic char was just okay. Service was good and our waiter was very friendly and it’s a great building, but food was not worth what it cost

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SB
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always awesome. Never a bad meal or experience. Best burger ever!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food & drinks

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Server was incredible. Wine recos were phenomenal. Food was truly great. Outstanding experience.

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MC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a lovely atmosphere! You had me at the old school mambo and crafted drinks! We will be back!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was fantastic! Cocktails were divine

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CM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Forgotten how good the food is at MM - definitely a couple of notches above offerings at similar establishments. We had the steak tartare, perogies, kale salad and sable fish. Best steak tartare in Calgary imo. Pirogies - have to admit I was hesitant about these - were full of flavour (ham hock filling) finished with a light cheese sauce and greens. I have new appreciation for the humble perogy. I will be back for the kale salad. Sable fish was interesting...marinated in a sourdough concoction, flavourful and delicate. And the cocktails... I had a Penang peep show. Refreshing, didn’t want it to finish. Model Milk is back on my list of ‘go tos’.

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CH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always look forward to our visits to MM as the food, drinks and service are consistently high quality; this visit was no exception. Collin helped guide us through ordering with an intimate knowledge of every dish and his kind manner made us feel like respected guests but also familiar company at the same time. The food was spectacular. The attention to presenting well thought out and masterfully executed dishes made every bite a real pleasure. In particular I found myself wanting to forgo proper dining etiquette to get every drop of the delightful calamari dish off the plate!
Of course we will be back. Well done to the Kitchen and to the amazing Service staff, can’t wait to see you all again!

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MH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

All four of us enjoyed our dinner together celebrating two of our birthdays. Our server was excellent. The kale salad, artic char & lamb entrees and apple crisp dessert were all very tasty! Only suggestion is that if a person makes a reservation a week ahead, and there are many tables available, the greeter should not place the guests at the least desirable table and then have to negotiate a better placement. This is not a good start to the evening. Otherwise, a very pleasant evening.

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NN
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

In the past, the service has always been exemplary. Tonight, things seemed sluggish. At the beginning, things started well but we seemed to be ignored more as the evening progressed. Overall a fun night but just not as good as it usually is.

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great first time experience. Server was excellent, recommendations were solid. Was entertaining customers and provided a wonderful environment for conversation and dining. Very positive experience

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m
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner and drinks

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DT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was honestly amazing, was looking forward to going there before I even got to this country and it did not disappoint. The server was great and the ambience was electric. Will definitely be back!

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, tremendous service, fantastic evening. Will be back.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was amazing. A bit noisy for conversation and service was a tad slow, but overall a great meal.

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OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service with a cool atmosphere. Will be going back again.

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PB
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend. The atmosphere was great. The restaurant itself has a good vibe.

Overall the food was average though and drinks were ok. The service was good. Was it memorable? It was ok. Would I go back? Probably not. Nothing wrong with it in general, just wouldn't write home about it.

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CJ
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A. MAZE. ING.

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