Model Milk

4.7
887 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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TT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and amazing service. Flavours of the dishes were really good. Loved the kale salad and sirloin.

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Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was lovely. Limited veggie/vegan selection.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A fun vibe, great music, helpful wait-staff. The food was okay. It was almost really good, they just missed the mark.

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KW
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went to Model Milk for the first time. What a great meal to close out our trip. The Wagyu brisket is killer and the apple pie was amazing.

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KM
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Good experience. Have been many times and this was likely my least favourite meal that I’ve had there. I suspect it was a bit of a one off.

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Y
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We didn’t like the new menu. Bit of a disappointment relative the usual high quality!

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of our favorite spots in the city. Servers are 2nd to none and the cocktails are great. And that’s all before an excellent meal.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We celebrated my parents 50’s anniversary, we had very good times.

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CG
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Model Milk. Our server was very knowledgeable and professional. He definitely added to our overall experience. Also the apple pie was to die for.

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Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was the best I’ve ever had!

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Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great!! Celebrating my friends birthday & they were awesome!! Our waiter was fantastic!!

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TF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Sunday supper , everyone loved the menu . Wine feature was great and all the cocktails recommended by JF were a great fit !

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AQ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kate was an amazing help! Definitely worked around all of my dietary restrictions and even brought over a free appy for us to try! Would recommend for a date or just a nice night out!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our group had a wonderful dinner as usual at Model Milk. We are from California and this is my favorite restaurant in Calgary! Visit it every time I’m in town.

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JD
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular meal! The lamb and the Arctic Char were absolutely amazing paired with some incredible herbs, and fresh vegetables. I am not a fan of charred lettuce, but the baby romaine, crusted with pistachios, completely changed my mind. We would return just for the asparagus alone - brilliant!

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HU
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A large private function was booked without adjusting the staffing and our order was delayed a ridiculous amount as a result. Our server was excellent, and the food, once we got it, was also good, but we finished our appetizers and waited more than an hour beyond that for our entrees! We received apologies and comped meals, but it soured the experience and we felt bad for the staff. There's no excuse for that and Management needs to either increase capacity or reduce reservations when private functions are booked. We'll think twice about coming back as a result, which is a shame because the food and floor service was good. -- *UPDATE* we received a personal follow-up call from the Director of Operations/General Manager, they fully accepted responsibility for errors and have made efforts to ensure that we enjoy a visit in the future. This is significant and I am impressed. This is what makes the difference when running a business and being part of a community.

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SA
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
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 on June 22, 2019
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 on June 21, 2019
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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