Model Milk

4.7
1357 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 1357 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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Chriss
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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!

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YYCdiner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

We didn't feel well after our meal here. We did mention to the staff that we thought one of our dishes tasted off - they were dismissive of it. Thought the food was okay - not worth the prices on the menu. Disappointed in our experience, especially when this is a highly recommended Calgary restaurant.

Model Milk
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. The health of our guests and quality of our food is something that we take to heart. Although we are continually tasting our dishes, there is always work to be done to ensure value and safety are being delivered. If you have time to reach out and let me know which dishes you consumed while you were dining with us and provide any other feedback you may have, I would appreciate it. Sincerely, Taylor tkoch@modelmilk.ca

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Fybm
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were warmly welcomed by the staff upon arrival. They showed us to our table after checking our ID's an COVID vaccination records. Our server was informative and went over the menu when all parties were present. She described the food items we have chosen and the food tasted amazing. Our table didn't need to ask the staff for anything: they were attentive and kept filling our cup with water, cleaned our table after each course/meal, gave us cutlery and smaller plates with serving utensils when sharing food. I would definitely go back and recommend this restaurant for its food, ambience and service!

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vipJodyP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday and we had the best time! The food was delish and our service was perfect. Thanks!

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JohnS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food - lots of innovative items.
Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive.

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SierraD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, great vibes, cocktails, fried chicken and burger were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every dish was bc special ! So so good

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MontanaR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We will be back! This place is amazing. Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Perfect for a date night and excellent wine selection. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made our experience memorable.

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Alym
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there for the first time with some girlfriends, and it was so good! Ambience was amazing and our server was so knowledgeable and helpful with our food allergys. Will be back!

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PSchneider
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and venue! Unique experience with delicious Uni appetizer!

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JohannaC
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal - th shared brisket was amazing. So tender and flavourful with a crisp crust on the meat. Our server was impressive- she knew everything in the menu, made great wines recommendations. Overall a really nice evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall, we had a fun night at Model Milk. There were 6 of us in our party and the company combined with the atmosphere and the outstanding service, was perfect!
My husband and I shared the beef tartare and it was delicious. Portion size a tad small for the price but great flavor.
I had the Arctic char and he had the steak. My fish was excellent, such amazing flavors and perfectly cooked. His steak was disappointing, barely any flavor/seasoning, a bit dry and the potatoes were so so bland, again no seasoning. And both the entrees were very small portions considering the price.
I’ll say it again, our waiter was outstanding. He accepted the feedback on the steak and removed it from our bill, which was very much appreciated. He attentiveness throughout the night was on point.
I feel this restaurant would benefit from the staff doing a menu tasting and providing feedback and really reflecting on the dishes and the prices.

Model Milk
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for your detailed feedback. Our continued growth and success as a restaurant is largely due to the feedback of our guests. Although we are continually tasting our dishes, there is always work to be done in ensuring value is being both delivered and communicated. If ever you would like to dine with us again, I'd be happy to personally take care of your reservation and help ensure your next visit lives up to expectations. Sincerely, Taylor tkoch@modelmilk.ca

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Lark
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a great experience. Would go again for sure

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, fabulous atmosphere, and interesting (tasty) food. I’d happily return.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, service, experience! ❤️

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LouiseP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was outstanding as per usual. We had calamari and wagu tartar to start, for mains we had the fried chicken and pork. The wedge salad that comes with the fried chicken is one of the best I've ever had. Cocktails are always very good. Music is a little loud and the booth/benches need to be refinished. For the price you are paying decor should be up to par.

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JanE
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful service from Andrea. We look forward to visiting again !

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RachelM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! We had a table of 5 and every one of us adored the food! The sauces were incredible and the chocolate mousse made all our eyes roll back in our heads! The cocktails were awesome as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

We had high hopes but everything was quite underwhelming. The hot chicken was ok but didn't really have much flavour other than hot sauce. The best part of the chicken was the salad that came with it. My wife had the fish and it was incredibly bland and the leeks were awkward to eat and tough. The apple pie was ok but again just tasted sweet and one dimensional. It needs some cinnamon and other spices to liven it up. The oysters were crazy delicious though. But that's not really cooked and it is hard to screw up a fresh oyster. Overall really mediocre meal. The service was great.

Model Milk
Responded on November 9, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, I’m sorry to hear that your experience here did not live up to expectations. Our continued growth and success as a restaurant is largely due to the feedback of our guests and we use this information to guide the development of our menu in future. As with all guests who leave the restaurant dissatisfied for any reason, I would be happy to personally handle your reservation and ensure your next experience is a positive one. Sincerely, Taylor tkoch@modelmilk.ca

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vipFrites
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pumpkin cavatelli was unreal! Definitely recommend while they have it on the menu.

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vipLanD
Calgary
77 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great evening with friends. Good food and wine with great service. Hard to find that quality of service these days. Oysters, chicken, sable fish and steak were the stars of the night. Conversation between the 6 of us was difficult due to the energenic noise level. Still fun.

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PaulinaS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the servers knew their food very well. Service was excellent, the servers replaced our plates after every dish and checked on us regularly.

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Tilly
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Our server was excellent, she made the evening. Disappointed in several courses as they were lukewarm.

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vipjOHNNYT2863
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great time

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TheresaB
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have a great dinner and excellent service before the hockey game

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vipFoodie1
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always great food and excellent service. Try the Hot Chicken!

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amanda
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

as always, model milk was great. the menu never disappoints and the vibe was perfect for our date night. our server, kate was amazing and very attentive. what i loved most is that all the servers work as a team to ensure guests’ drinks aren’t empty and they have everything they need. looking forward to our next experience!

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Andrea was great. Very helpful and attentive. Great food in a great room with great energy.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was really great!

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YvonneW
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Just a bit loud otherwise amazing

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

Birthday supper with family. Younger kids had to be coaxed a little with trying the food but ended up loving everything they tried. Service was very good. We’ve been meaning to try MM for a while and glad we did.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience4

There were four of us, cocktails were great, very well done, both orders of fish were mushy, Sable fish and expensive… did t send back as we were so hungry. . One guest had the burger and said it was great, the other the chicken, he was nice. Oysters were awesome! Our server poured Hugh glasses of white wine to drain the bottle, our glasses were already full when she dumped the rest of the bottle into the wine glasses. It was a birthday celebration we had not eaten there for such a long time. This used to be our go to place.

Model Milk
Responded on October 27, 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Your comments will give us an opportunity to examine what we do and improve. If there is further feedback on either the service or specific aspects of the food, please don’t hesitate to reach out. If you ever would like to dine with us again in future, I'd be happy to take care of your reservation personally to ensure Model Milk lives up to your expectations. Sincerely, Taylor Koch tkoch@modelmilk.ca

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supermoss
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I haven't been there for 3 years. Ordered my favorite dish, the Calamari.
Unfortunately they have changed the preparation and it was not up to expectations.
Had the Chicken with the HOT seasoning cut back and it was delicious, as was the accompanying biscuits and salad. I find the menu to be limited, although it always has been.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, atmosphere for a group of friends.

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pizzafanpizzaman
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. The tuna appetizer was unusual but very good, the Pumpkin cavatelli was top-notch excellent, and the Ethiopian brisket to share was fantastic.

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vipEdMalcolm
Calgary
61 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Model Milk has a great decor along with amazing food and excellent service.

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JoannaJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit in a long while but just as great as I remembered. Nice portion sizes, delicious flavours, attentive and friendly staff, cool vibe and the yummiest cocktails!

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Model Milk is rated 4.7 stars by 1357 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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