Model Milk

4.7
845 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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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
3 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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KJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was an amazing as told by my predecessors. I wish we knew that we could have a half order of the chicken as that was a whole lot of awesome fried chicken.

We couldn't order the dessert as we were too full from the appetizers and entrées. Next time for sure.

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D
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved this restaurant from the minute we walked in the door! We loved the atmosphere. It was very vibrant. We ordered several appetizers to start. They were all delicious, especially the calamari which was so good we ordered a second plate. For our mains we had the Sablefish and the Model Milk burger. Both were outstanding. For dessert we shared the dark chocolate creameux, which melted in our mouths. The service was impeccable and the servers did not miss a beat. We have already made a reservation to go for Mother’s Day!

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CC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The food was amazing, highly recommend, however the service was extremely poor. We saw our waitress maybe 3-4 times the entire night. Our appetizers came out and our mains were nearly an hour and half later with her ignoring us during that time, it had appeared she had completely forgotten to put our food in honestly. There was no acknowledgment of the mistake or the extremely long wait. She came up and did not clear plates or anything put folded a used napkin, which seemed like a waste of time. Its a shame how the poor service completely ruined our experience.

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OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is amazing, staff is very friendly and welcoming. The Wagyu brisket and fried chicken are probably the best I’ve ever had (TX brisket included). I Had to eat there twice during my short visit to Calgary! And the apple pie! Wow!

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DN
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Not great for one of Calgary’s finer eateries. Limited food choices on Sundays and some staff that can’t seem to crack a smile. Pretty average experience overall. However this was Easter Sunday and the restaurant was super busy - the staff seemed a bit overwhelmed. This is still one of our favourite eateries in Calgary and we wouldn’t hesitate to try it again, when the regular menu is on offer.

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MT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and amazing drinks. Loved the vinyl!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Where we were sitting was too loud. The group next to us was making a lot of noise, and bartender behind us kept slamming his cocktail shaker at random intervals.

The chairs were also too uncomfortable.

The server we had was fantastic though, and the food was amazing. I’d highly recommend it, but try to sit away from the bar.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service , the food was exceptional .

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D
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing meal in a great space - service was personal, and overall impeccable!

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n
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is amazing at Model Milk!!! My husband was starving when we arrived at the restaurant. He kept complaining until we starting eating. He said that he feels like he was at one of food network competition. The food and service are excellent. Model Milk never disappoint us. Keep up the good work! My 11 months daughter also liked the fact that they had high chair. However, she wish they were a changing table in the bathroom. Mama did struggle trying to change her.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Sat at the bar Saturday night and had some amazing cocktails courtesy of some great bartenders. Also enjoyed the oysters and cauliflower (I think the mushrooms may have been missing from the cauliflower dish - still delicious though). Will definitely be back.

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r
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

The lamb was very chewy but the kitchen took care of the issue quickly

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Set menu on Sunday - both food and service were great. Only complaint is the music is too loud. It makes it tough to have a conversation over dinner.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Éthiopien family dinner was such a welcome surprise and the food was spot on. Easily one of the best dining experiences you can have in Calgary.

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D
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was delicious! The place was nice and cozy as well

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went on a Saturday night with a group of friends. We all loved Model Milk. The layout is quite different, as we were in the upper area that's almost like a narrow loft. We were able to see down onto the first level. The food was amazing! We had a few appetizers, the calamari was addictive. Two of us had funnel cakes for dessert and the rest had the apple crumble type dessert. None of us cared for the funnel cakes. I think it was the cream cheese, cardamom dip. Maybe it just needed to be sweeter? However, the apple dessert (I can't remember the name) was incredible! I would definitely have that again. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, however, keep in mind it is noisy and the noise carries. So trying to talk to someone at the end of your table is a bit of a challenge.

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CW
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

20/10!!! Our server was knowledgeable, helpful, patient, and sincerely great.

Kudos to the kitchen... the birthday boy said it was the best food he’s ever eaten in his life (special shout out to Chef Scott!). Overall, it was an excellent Friday night out.
We will be back!!

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SS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came for dinner with my family from out of town and had a lovely experience. Food was amazing and so was the service. Our server Collin took care of our every need. 10/10 would recommend.

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great ambiance and good food. Service was outstanding and I will be back again.
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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent but some were extremely salty (veal bolognaise). Wagyu beef tartar was mediocre. Favorite dishes were the Thai appetizer & the kale salad, I do want to go back to try those again, and try a few other dishes. Service was outstanding.

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BS
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
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 on March 22, 2019
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 on March 20, 2019
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
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
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 on March 19, 2019
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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