Donna Mac

4.4
372 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Located in the bustling neighbourhood of the Beltline, Donna Mac is Canadian Cuisine that focuses on local and resourceful ingredients with an emphasis on vegetable offerings and sharing style dining.

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MD
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner of 3 shared dishes. The asparagus, the broccoli and the cod. All were very delicious and provided wonderful and unique flavors.

Will definitely be going back.

Donna Mac
Responded 39 minutes ago

Thank you so much for the great review! We hope to see you again soon

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CM
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Bright and relaxed dinning room, causal but classy. All the dishes were great and service was super friendly.

Donna Mac
Responded a day ago

Thank you very much for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon.

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KW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

Although the space is beautiful and our server was alright at her job they weren't overly diligent in checking on us/ensuring we were enjoying everything. The food was mediocre at best, starter toast just tasted burnt, risotto had zero flavor and the tomatoes were so doused in spice they were a tad difficult to get down. I really wanted to like this place since they are offering a diverse vegan menu, beautiful interior wise and local but unfortunately it was a massive let down.

Donna Mac
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Katherine Thank you for your honesty about your experience with us. I feel disappointed that this was your take away from your time with us as that is not what we strive for. I will follow up with your server as well as the kitchen. I hope that you will give us another chance as this is not the norm for us. If you would like to chat further I can be reached at hello@donnamacyyc.ca Thank you

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AK
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Very good ambience and service. But, people go there for food and that's lacking. Donna Mac is doing similar things as 10 Ft Henry which is not too far away. It has a smaller menu but the cooking and presentation are not nearly as good. The Mac and Cheese was a bit dry and it was an effort to finish. I would try again hoping that it was just an off night.

Donna Mac
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Andrew Thank you for letting us know about your experience. I will follow up with kitchen about your concerns. We do hope to see you again. Thank you

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

We ordered 6 different dishes. There were 4 amazing dishes, the two that lacked where the broccoli and the hanger steak. The hanger steak just lacked in seasoning. Could have used some salt, but luckily the pickled onion saved it and gave it some acidity.

Would go again!

Donna Mac
Responded on July 14, 2019

Hi Rosalyn Thank you for the great feedback! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers

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

Eat before you go:) Need to add veggies or something to all meat dishes.

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SK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I appreciated our being given a quiet corner as I had requested. Food was very good.

Donna Mac
Responded on July 12, 2019

Thank you for the great review Sarah. So glad you enjoyed!

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

Love the plant forward dining. It really helps when you are dining with somebody who is Celiac and having Chef's who are hypervigilant about cross contamination is really important. It was refreshing, making vegetables the centerpiece of dishes and being really creative with flavors. Personally I am not a vegetarian but I certainly do enjoy having meat being a smaller part of my diet so this place works a treat! I have been looking for a place like this in Calgary and have now found it. My only gripe was I could not get a cheeky red for under 10 dollars so I skipped out on having a drink but that didn't dampen the experience. Will be back in the future! Thanks!

Donna Mac
Responded on July 9, 2019

Hi Darius So glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you soon and we will look into a cheeky little red for you!

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

Overall a great night ... food, service and time spent with friends!

Donna Mac
Responded on July 6, 2019

Thank you very much for the great review! Hope to see you again soon.

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k
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

brilliant! ... the restaurant exceeded my expectations - the decor is stunning + the risotto is a new favourite! viva la vegan 💚

Donna Mac
Responded on June 29, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind review! Glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers

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GR
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good food in a bright yet warm setting

Staff are excellent at explaining the menu and making recommendations.

Menu options make for an interesting dinner.

Donna Mac
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you for the kind review! Hope we see you again soon.

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SP
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Overall the dishes we ordered were flavorful and lovingly presented. The chicken we ordered however was $ 28 and consisted of a thigh and bone on 1/2 breast. There was barely any meat and we were worried it was undercooked. I just would not order that again, but overall the food was amazing and service on point.

Donna Mac
Responded on June 25, 2019

Hi Stefanie Thank you for your feedback. The chicken is sous vide so does retain a bit of pink near the bone while still being perfectly safe but I will pass along the information about the portion sizes as we never want you to feel like you didn't receive the value you were looking for. Hope to see you again!

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c
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good food. Awesome service.

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C
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

They got read of the vegan burger, and I had such a craving for that 😢

Donna Mac
Responded on June 21, 2019

Hi Catalina We have decided to stop carrying the beyond burger as we are trying to eliminate products that we don't make in house off the menu. We have added a lot more vegan options to both lunch and dinner. Hopefully you enjoyed despite your disappointment.

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s
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was there on Monday for my 3rd meal in 3 weeks!!!! Fabulous, original food. My girl friend and I shared several dishes where my husband and I enjoyed individual entrees.

Donna Mac
Responded on June 18, 2019

I'm so glad you enjoyed! Hope we see you every week!

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JM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food in this restaurant. So many layers of flavour. Staff are always friendly and helpful. Love the relaxed atmosphere. We make a point of coming here every visit to Calgary. Thanks again Amy.

Donna Mac
Responded on June 18, 2019

Thank you so much for coming and for the great review!

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MO
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was quick, flavourful and hot. Not sure what more I could ask for, Service was quite good.

Donna Mac
Responded on June 15, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review! Hope to see you again soon

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I
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Quite a limited menu with nothing sounding really appetizing. Good thing I asked to describe the “pork salad”. Server said it was pork tongue. What a way to lose your appetite. She said I could substitute chicken which I did. Very average at best. Trying to be creative with the menu but nothing sounded mouth watering.

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AL
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We come to Donna Mac almost once a week, sometimes just for a drink. The service is always amazing!

Donna Mac
Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you very much for the kind review! We will see you soon.

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AS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

A unique menu bursting with flavour and excellent service.

Donna Mac
Responded on June 12, 2019

Hi Andrew Thank you for the review. Hope to see you again soon!

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VT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Recommend only with reservations-waitress spoke too fast, menu unpleasing. Sausage? Really tough and spatzle underdone. First visit 1 mo ago was fantastic. What happened? Like your space decor...

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CD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service at Donna Mac. Our server was knowledgable, accommodating and funny. We had a really enjoyable time on the patio with friends. The cocktails and drinks were delicious and the food was so good.

Donna Mac
Responded on May 31, 2019

Thank you very much for the great review! Hope to see you again soon.

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V
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for me and my friend’s birthday and the food was amazing. The service was awesome - I didn’t catch our waitress name but she was so kind. She even bought us a birthday dessert! She was very thoughtful! Thank you for such a great dining experience!!

Donna Mac
Responded on May 28, 2019

Hi Thank you for the great review! So glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there on a busy lunch hour. Food was amazing. Speed was spectacular.

Donna Mac
Responded on May 28, 2019

Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed your visit

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was great. Will definitely recommend Donna mac.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Service was slow with hardly any follow-up and it wasnt busy! Music was not a good choice for the ambience in the restaurant and it was loud. Hopefully mgmt takes this into account and actually addresses or I can see another restaurant having to close doors in Calgary.

Donna Mac
Responded on May 24, 2019

Hi Thank you very much for taking the time to give this feedback. Are you able to email me at hello@donnamacyyc.ca I would love some specific information so I can properly address this. Thank you in advance.

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M
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great flavours, fresh food. The heirloom tomato salad was particularly good. Nice, simple decor and friendly service. We’ll be back!

Donna Mac
Responded on May 22, 2019

Thank you for the kind review. Hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Food was outstanding.

Donna Mac
Responded on May 14, 2019

Hi It seems we less than delivered on your service expectations. I would love to hear more about what happened. I can be reached at hello@donnamacyyc.ca Thank you

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DP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

first time and it was a great experience, the food was wonderful and the place is really nice

Donna Mac
Responded on May 17, 2019

Hi Thank you for the kind review! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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AR
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

the only complaint I had for the evening was the music was far to loud. There was 4 of us dining and we could barely hear the server and found we were shouting at times to hear one another

Donna Mac
Responded on May 18, 2019

Hi Angela Thank you for letting us know about the music! Our apologies and we hope to see you again. Cheers

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food trumped only by our fantastic server! We’ll be back.

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SM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Benedict Cucumberbatch - refreshing
Heirloom tomato salad - extraordinary
Side of carrots - delicious
Roasted cauliflower - yum
Mac + cheese - over the top
Pork schnitzel - perfection

Both seniors in our party were able to enjoy sitting at the bar rather than a table; adventurous.

Donna Mac
Responded on May 9, 2019

Hi Shannon. I'm so glad you and your guests enjoyed your visit with us! Hopefully we will see you again soon. Cheers

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Express lunch with soup and pork salad was excellent.

Donna Mac
Responded on May 4, 2019

Thank you for the kind words. So glad you enjoyed!

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Not pleased with my our good and service. Very disappointing.

Donna Mac
Responded on May 4, 2019

Hi Abbi I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. If you could elaborate further I would very much appreciate it. My email is hello@donnamacyyc.ca I look forward to hearing from you. Cheers

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RV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic food! The duck breast and the hanger steak in particular were outstanding. Family style dining gives opportunity to try many different dishes. A great selection of interesting and delicious cocktails. Wine list is a bit limited but serviceable. We had a fantastic dinner and thoroughly enjoyed our evening!

Donna Mac
Responded on April 30, 2019

Hi! Thank you for the great review. Hope to see you again soon.

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KD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, and great service. Truly a lovely place to dine for special occasion or casual dining. The Mac and cheese is to die for.

Donna Mac
Responded on April 30, 2019

Hi Krissy So glad you enjoyed your visit to Donna Mac. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The food was very mediocre. We had the squid and it was quite bland. The little salad was decent. We wanted the bread dish but they had run out...of bread... All in all we were underwhelmed. They ambience was nice and it wasn’t too loud so we could chat.

Donna Mac
Responded on April 27, 2019

Hi Thank you for the feedback about the squid, your server did inform me that you didn't enjoy it and I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to touch base. As well, I apologize for the shortage of sourdough. It was definitely a first for us to run out and given we bake fresh in house daily we were unable to replace it which I know is disappointing. I hope that you will give us a second chance as that is not the norm. If you would like to discuss further you can reach us at hello@donnamacyyc.ca

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K
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went here not knowing what to expect. Quiet enough to have a conversaion and the food was fantastic. Wine list just ok.

Donna Mac
Responded on April 27, 2019

Hi Karen Thank you for the feedback. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers

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SB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Great service, menu needs a refresh. Little details on check in are not looked after, coat check etc.

Server was fantastic though.

Donna Mac
Responded on April 23, 2019

Hi Sonika Thank you for the feedback. I'm glad you had great service but would love to know more about what specifically went wrong as I'm not sure I understand the second sentence. If you would could email hello@donnamacyyc.ca we would really appreciate it. Cheers!

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. Love the ambience of the room.

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