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Model Milk, Calgary, AB

Model Milk

4.7
4.7
1602 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 Becca MacLeod.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 36 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Regional American (Low Country)

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 265-7343

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Blair Clemis

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (403) 265-7343

  • Neighbourhood

    Calgary

  • Cross Street

    2nd St

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. NM

    NoorM

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We had a reservation for 7:15. We arrived a couple mins late. Table wasn't ready for another 10 mins or so. Meanwhile patrons arriving after us were seated first. Server was dressed like a hipster farmer in shorts. Was knowledgeable on all the menu items but seemed annoyed by questions. I asked him what juices were available and he said "here's the menu, all of our items are on it". We ordered drinks and appetizers. Bartender served the drinks at which time I asked if he could tell me if any juices were available (no juices were on the menu). He was very courteous and answered my question and brought us some juice. Appetizers came with ingredients that we asked to be removed. He seemed confused/annoyed that we wanted the dish remade. The item was remade and served to us, but we were missing 2 plates from our table, so we needed to wait a couple minutes for new plates and cutlery to arrive. The food was ok in general. The fried chicken and steak was great but it and everything else was heavily oversalted. When you're spending $200 on dinner for 4 for a special occasion, the food, service and ambiance needs to be close to perfect. It was really underwhelming and also disappointing. But they did remove the re-made item from the bill.

    Model MilkResponded todayThank you for telling us about your experience - I would like to apologize that your visit was not up to the food and service standards we strive to keep. We never want our guests to feel as if their questions are not worth our time or annoying - your note has given us an opportunity to coach and train our staff on how to be more receptive and accommodating. I would love to know more about your time with us, but also invite you back. Please reach out to me at rmir@modelmilk.ca Thank you, Reshma

  2. TN

    TheN

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Our server was quite flippant and seemed like they didn’t want to be around us. The food and drinks however were delicious, we loved the vibe of the restaurant as well. Everyone else that seated us, made our drinks, and refilled our waters was extremely pleasant and kind.

    Model MilkResponded 4 days agoGood afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We always value guest feedback as it is the only way we can improve and grow. However, I am disheartened to hear that your service experience wasn't what we aim for. We will take this opportunity to coach our staff as to how to be more present with our guests so that they feel seen and heard. I would like to offer to personally handle your next reservation with us. You can reach me at rmir@modelmilk.ca Thanks again Reshma

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at model milk… I’m so sorry I can’t remember who our server was but she was amazing she knew both menus front and back without looking… She was able to recommend a few items and everything was delicious I had gotten the burger and my partner got the buttermilk chicken salad
  4. KR

    KellieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and really good food. I loved the ambience of the restaurant - was a great night out!
  5. NL

    NLBGM

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! Service was spectacular, food was sooo delicious, I can’t wait to go back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic space, food and wine. Perfect spot for elevated casual.
  7. D

    Doodle

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful sever and delicious food. It was personally my first time there and everything was incredible.
  8. B

    Bear

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Shane, was awesome! Great sense of humour and checked in on us at just the right times. The atmosphere was lively, a bit to loud at times to carry on a conversation, but inmate enough that it didn't feel like people were on top of you and could hear you. The food was very good, especially their calamari appy. As with many restaurants, post COVID and with high inflation, the value for the dollar is not what it used to be. It's what they have to do to get back on their feet, though, so I would still, fully, recommend a night out at Modern Milk.
  9. BB

    BrooklynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, cool decor, really friendly staff! Kate was our server and she was wonderful.
  10. DL

    DavidL

    Edmonton

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  11. CB

    ChrystalB

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soooo good! Can’t wait to come back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Terrible change in menu.

    Model MilkResponded on September 10, 2022Good evening, We are sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience with us. We would love to hear some more feedback about the food that you did not enjoy especially if you have had other enjoyable dinners with us before. Please reach out to me at rmir@modelmilk.ca Reshma

  13. ML

    MayL

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was delicious, even the lettuce salad that came with the fried chicken. The only dish was not worth it was the tuna crude. The size of the tuna was very tiny- smaller than bite size
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first visit to Model Milk. Everything was like we imagined. The best impressions are music, service and every dish as an art. Our waiter Mitchell gave us advice and told us about each dish. The first serving was wagyu beef tartare for me and calamari fricassee for my husband. A great start! The taste is fantastic! Then there was Pacific halibut and charcoal grilled Alberta striploin. The unusual serving of potatoes is excellent)) The chocolate cremeux and pot de creame made us full, but we couldn't leave a crumb. ))
  15. ZB

    ZoeB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with good recommendations, memorable food, and an overall lovely night.
  16. D

    Danny

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was great and the food are decent
  17. LH

    LesH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance, excellent service and suggestions by our waiter. The meal was delicious, while I didn't care as much for the cavatelli I would recommend the calamari and the beef tartar. Would come again!
  18. DZ

    DavidZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, service, ambiance. Great first time experience. We will be back!
  19. m

    maddyb

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The strip loin and rainbow trout were amazing! Our server had amazing suggestions for drinks and food. The wagu tartare is also a must! 10/10 for sure
  20. N

    Noglutenordairy

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, inviting atmosphere and attention to allergies. This place has it all. I had delicious halibut built around my food allergies and hubby loved the spicy chicken with buttermilk biscuits. We will definitely return.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still one of my favourite restaurants since they opened. They keep the menu fresh, but keep some of the old classics. We had shrimp toasties, calamari (very diff from your usual restaurant calamari), mushroom cavatelli (so glad we had leftovers to enjoy the next day), steelhead trout, and pot au creme. Drinks and service were strong and very attentive. If your tastebuds need a dance, this is the place!
  22. GB

    GregB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for a nice night out. Would recommend it for sure.
  23. AL

    AndreaL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. The waiter described the food accurately. Best halibut I have ever had. Loved the atmosphere.
  24. DL

    DavidL

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in Calgary. Always consistent. Always very great stuff.
  25. TC

    ThomasC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fantastic as was all of the service.
  26. EV

    EV5150

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so amazing! Our server, Kate, was perfect! She knew when to swoop in and help us and when to back off and let us visit and eat! Timing for food delivery was right on!! Every dish was delicious!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic, food was delicious
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Sever was great but food was disappointing. Over cooked and dry.

    Model MilkResponded on September 11, 2022Good evening, Thanks for taking the time to provide some feedback, however we apologize that you found the food disappointing. We would love to know more about our experience so that we can take the opportunity to learn and grow from your thoughts and concerns. If you could reach out to me at rmir@modelmilk.ca we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you, Reshma

  29. CG

    CatherineG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and attentive service. I would recommend it to others.
  30. KM

    KeithM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Food was amazing and our waiter was so helpful
  31. AD

    AndreaD

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great atmosphere, fantastic service.
  32. DR

    DustinR

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food I’ve ever had. Everything was delicious. And our service was great
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly every level was amazing. The food was too good to eat slowly and the service is top notch. Not a single negative.
  34. R

    Raclynk1

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    In general, great space, food, and drink. Mostly very pleased with the food, but the steak was very gristly and inedible.
  35. B

    Bill

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. The servers continually check on each table, refill glasses, etc
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and awesome time. No milk though
  37. MW

    MWandco

    Calgary

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Model Milk for the Alberta on a Plate 3 course meal for $65. It did not disappoint with 2 options for each starter, main and dessert. So the two of us were able to try all 6 dishes. Everything was delicious, but the standout for me was the starter Red Shrimp and Hominy Grits. It was divine! Can’t say I knew what the grits would be like but I really enjoyed them. Mains were both tasty and a good size and as a result I couldn’t finish my apple pie for dessert, I was so full. Very delicious and we were well attended to by Kate who really was incredibly helpful with food information and wine suggestions while taking care of a lot of other tables with total pro efficiency. You were great Kate!
  38. K

    Katie

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! Services was great, cocktails superb and food orgasmic
  39. AK

    AlexanderK

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, great service. Not really into the "farmhouse chic" decor (or the uncomfortable chairs) and it was hard to talk over the noise, but everything else was so good I would go back again.
  40. JK

    JannelK

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food is great, wine list is good and cocktail list is limited. I’ve had excellent service and pretty mediocre service, so it all depends.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Model Milk is rated 4.7 stars by 1602 OpenTable diners.

Model Milk does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Model Milk

308 17th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A8

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    2nd St

  • Neighbourhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Regional American (Low Country)

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Blair Clemis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 265-7343

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (403) 265-7343

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