Model Milk

4.6
809 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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BS
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Reservation for 8:30pm, we were told they had 2 functions on so kitchen was busy. Our food landed on the table at 10pm, it was way too long waiting. Good atmosphere, nice room, server was attentive, but not much she could do. She gave us an extra dessert as a gesture. Which was nice. It cost over $400. Was a little disappointed with it all.

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BM
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Danni was outstanding. She made excellent recommendations, continued to check in on us, and was just an awesome person all around. The food and drinks were so delicious, made even better by the atmosphere. Loved it.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

If you have a seafood allergy there is not many options the menu was a small selection and the side dishes on plates were small like the Brussels sprouts with beef I had one but the atmosphere and service was great!

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BH
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and ambiance. The only complaint was the chicken was a little under cooked but still the whole experience was great.

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T
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Wagyu Brisket was unavailable that evening. Food was surprisingly lackluster given the recommendations from friends who have frequented Model Milk.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Model Milk is wonderful. This day though, it did not work for me. Limited Gluten Free options and I unfortunately couldn’t have Shellfish on this occasion.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Pie was cold twice. Wagu also cold. Not impressed.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, service, alcohol selection, etc.

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TD
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went during YYC Experience week, so we chose the set menu. It was an extremely good value at $40 for 3 courses. This was our first visit to Model Milk, and we really enjoyed it. We liked the decor and being able to watch the kitchen from our vantage point upstairs. All 3 courses that we tried were tasty and very generously portioned. Additionally, we had the potatoe brioche buns to start...we'd go back just for the buns.

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CL
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely a beautiful original menu! Our server was amazing and so friendly! Celebrated our 10th anniversary and were treated to comp champagne and crispy chicken skin plate. We absolutely stuffed ourselves on the beef tartare, Thai curry, calamari and perogi dishes. And the apple pie. It was the best meal I’ve eaten. Model Milk is outstanding! We will always come here for dinner in Calgary. Love love love this place!

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DB
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Not sure why the wait staff are directed to describe the food they serve in detail to diners when no one can hear anything over the music.

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EC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great restaurant with good food... however, I'm unlikely to go again. I booked weeks in advance and booked later at night hoping to avoid the main dinner crowd. Yet when I arrived with my party, we were made to wait for more than half hour while other guests who didn't have reservations were walked right in.

Granted, our party size was for four and the guests that came in after us was six and two. One would think reservations meant something - that somehow we would be given some priority since we took the time to let them know we were coming.

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

We tried the food and drink expo for $40 each. It was delicious and worth the money.

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service

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DH
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience and appreciated the Sunday feature menu and the quality and value of the choices. Additionally the preparedness to be able to accommodate any food allergies with one dish is brilliant.

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R
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely Sunday evening dinner , enjoying the special YYC Food festival menu. We had a 5 p.m. reservation for an early dinner, and when we left around 7 the restaurant had filled up. Service was excellent. Loved the milk bottle on the table of sparkling house water at n/c.

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GS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

First visit and decided to try it as they were participating in the Experience YYC event. Overall, was very good. It was a birthday outing with a friend, so we were greeted with a glass of bubbly. We each chose the promotional 3 course dinner and felt the value was excellent. Had we paid a la carte for what we had, we may have been more critical. The items offered in the promotion were not exactly like the same version on the main menu, but still tasty and fresh. Service was attentive, however, we did feel rushed towards the end. Just as I finished my dinner, my plate was whisked away and the dessert was served. No time to appreciate the main course, finish my wine or prepare for an entirely different taste. The dessert had ice cream with it, so we couldn’t even leave it for a few minutes before digging in. No offer of a coffee or after dinner drink, either. Still, an overall great meal and we will return. Only other comment was the music was quite loud and a bit ‘thumpy’ at times! Don’t mind upbeat, but we aren’t in a club:)

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M
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were on a date night and had a nice Remington with very good service. We were offered the Experience menu which was wry attractive as it included the main plate that I was going to prefer so I indicated I wanted to preset it but then was told that the whole tale had to order from the Experience menu, which my husband didn’t want to order from. It was disappointing because the server said the email reservation should have mentioned it but it didn’t as I rechecked. The menu also doesn’t indicate that either so doubly disappointing. Anyway, the cod was yummy as were the accompanying muscles although a bit too salty. The shrimp curry was very good although for those who don’t like a lot of heat I would beware. The Waygu beef was ok but as it was the first time having it and having being used to the tenderness of beef tenderloin, it was a bit fatty versus marbly like a ribeye. Overall it was good and I would return to try some other dishes as the service was very good.

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

Great atmosphere, with exceptional service and even better food. Extensive wine list, and cocktails make this for a favourite spot in the city

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KT
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was outstanding!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food! Drinks were great. Worth the $

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RA
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my second time at model milk over the last few years. This time I brought my mom who had never been and she has raved about it ever since. The staff are all equally attentive and our waitress was lovely! We enjoyed the Sunday Supper which is served family style and changes week over week. It was a nice change not to have to decide and to be pleasantly surprised with each dish. It is evident that model milk employed those who really find a passion in both service and food. A great overall experience and a lovely evening out!

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JL
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere is exceptional

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NC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Like no other restaurant in the world. Feel the pure quality and care. The staff are amazing people. The food is crafted with love.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

It was super loud in the restaurant. Hard to hear my date from across the table. The waiter left us on our own for much longer than any other restaurant. And the food was alright, I had the burger and the meat was good but it came on a bun that could barely contain it. My date had the pork and it was 50:50 fat to pork which is a lot for a pork dish.

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GS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What can I say? Great service each time, definitely we’ll be back

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TM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Menu is limited, too many choices with spice. One dish was ordered the only main dish not spicy but vegetarian and was not liked or eaten. So instead of removing it from the bill they offered desert.
Over priced for what you get, not a place I will be returning too in the near future.

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Y
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice place. Amazing food, just slightly plain, need a little bit more spices or flavor. Be ready that on-line menu is different from actual menu.

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RS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best night out in a long time :) it’s not’STUFFY! Not full of weird patrons looking for attention! Simply put... Amazing food, great staff, great music, overall excellent. If you want a hip upbeat ambiance, with incredible food, this is the place 👍🏿👑

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e
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

love the place, food is always tasty and interesting, service is attentive and friendly.
keep going back

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I
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, good service. If you are vegan/vegetarian there are not many (maybe only one) options for veg forward meals. That being said, their cauliflower was delicious.

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JS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the Sunday Dinner! Everything was outstanding! We will be coming back.

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AP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friend and I came in for dinner on Saturday evening and had a fantastic experience! We sat at the bar, and had great conversation and exceptional cocktail suggestions from the bar staff. Food came out perfect, atmosphere was cozy and the loungey music was fun and upbeat. Looking forward to our next trip to Modelmilk.

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Tough to find the place intially (while driving), but as soon as you step foot in the door, it's awesome! Great ambiance, great atmosphere, awesome place! We had counter seating (basically watching the people cook in the kitchen area) and it was really cool! All of the staff members were extremely helpful and easy to talk to. Would definitely recommend this place!

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GH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience and we already made another reservation. The service was also very good and helpful in some food choices. We will be back soon.

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KW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service without feeling pretentious and food was delicious!! Will definitely be going back.

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D
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at Model Milk and we will definitely be back soon. Great meal and great service!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific service and atmosphere at Model Milk, and the food was worth every penny!

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AM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our second time going to Model Milk and we had a great time. It was an early Valentines Day dinner. The food was excellent and the service was awesome! I liked how every server/worker would do simple things like fill up our water, even if we weren’t their designated table. I found that it was quite warm in there, but my girlfriend thought the temperature was perfect so it’s tough to complain. Definitely a go-to spot!

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was my second time back, in years, and I’m pleased to say that everything tonight was amazing. I wasn’t a fan the first time I came here (i just didn’t think anything stood out to me in terms of taste, and the service questionable) but the dishes that we ordered tonight were all amazing, although the pork belly and apple pie were both a bit underwhelming. Service wasn’t anything extraordinary, but everyone was super attentive none the less. I really enjoyed the live atmosphere and the hip hop music that was playing. Just a great causal weekend dinner spot. I’d come back again.

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