Donna Mac

4.5
227 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Located in the bustling neighbourhood of the Beltline, Donna Mac focuses on thoughtful, simple and seasonal cuisine meant to be shared among the table. We take inspiration from comfort classics and bring a modern take to our dishes
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Canadian, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(403) 719-3622
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Justin Longpre
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
10th Ave SW
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Parking Details
Street parking available, as well as, a pay lot across the street
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 227 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in the city.

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

Glad to see more restaurants offering vegan options. I did have the vegan burger and it was good, just slightly over cooked. Staff were very knowledgeable on vegan options and suggested a couple of dishes to try.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We had a lovely evening with incredible food and great atmosphere.
The Parppedelle brisket dish was so exceptional and the cocktails were perfectly created by the bartender!
Loved it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Our waiter was incredibly rude and dismissive. He asked how the food was

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service, food and space!

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S
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I’d been wanting to try Donna Mac for quite some time. They have a great social media presence so knew they would easily accomodate Vegetarian and vegan requirements. The food did not disappoint. The menu has something for everyone although I would love to see more vegan items in the future. Overall great dining experience and would recommend.

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FG
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great selection of wine and food - love the atmosphere!

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SM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was delicious. We had the pork schnitzel and pappardelle . Our server was friendly and gave us a helpful opinions about the menu.

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AK
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. Very innovative and unique dishes. A good place to share a few different things.

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RK
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came here for brunch. I had the Brisket and Eggs Benny, and it was delicious! The brisket was so tender. The Hollandaise was perfect. Instead of an English muffin, it comes on a Yorkshire pudding. It comes with an arugula, carrot and cucumber vinaigrette dressed salad which, in my opinion, is better than potatoes. Will be back again to try dinner.

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CH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just an awesome experience!!! Highly recommend it!!

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LM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was alright though not memorable. Wine list was interesting. What I disliked wasn't the friendly service - but while on an appetizer with a glass of wine the main comes out. Finished the main and immediately asked about dessert. It wasn't busy. Let me linger. Chat. Digest. Give me 10 minutes not 5 seconds. That is the turnoff inmy mind.

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BR
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Great service and recommendations that didn’t disappoint, the fried cauliflower was delicious. Thank you Donna Mac for a delicious lunch!

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R
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was great! I didn’t catch her name but she was always asking us if we needed anything else and our water was always topped up:)

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EB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved that they accepted reservations for brunch, it was the main reason we went, as I’m not into waiting in huge lineups jusy to be seated. All the options on the menu sounded delicious. I went to with the Eggs Benny and it was SO GOOD! I’m pregnant and they had dry cocktails, which no restaurants I’ve been to have, so that was a treat. The services was great and the atmosphere was perfect for Sunday brunch. I will definitely be back.

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m
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best meal in Calgary ALWAYS
Friendly service, FANTASTIC food, beautiful ambiance
My favourite restaurant in the city!!!

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

After hearing rave reviews, I'm left wondering what they were raving about. Cocktails were classics rebranded with another name or some tiny modifier, and the food was........meh. A step below Dennys basically.

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LN
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food was delicious! Only thing it is family share style and very expensive for the quantity of food per plate.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent service and food

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food, lots of help in choosing a wine (ended up with a Lebanese wine which was delicious) and great atmosphere. Highly recommend!!

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m
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff at Donna Mac are SOO thoughtful!
They are so friendly and always go above & beyond to make dinner special

The meal was incredible. The chefs are absolutely genius

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OT
Ottawa
26 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an excellent meal with my family! The bavette steak is not to be missed.

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J
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amy was a delight!

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HS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent service and dinner. Serving are great for sharing or comfortable size for individual

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SC
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This was the first time having lunch (I've been for dinner previously) and was impressed. They offer an "express lunch" with plenty of great options. We both had the tomato lentil soup. It was excellent, followed by the (famous) Beyond (vegan) burger. I am not vegan but this burger is great regardless of your personal diet preference. What I also liked was that the burger was one size up from a slider - so not a huge burger but just the right size for lunch - especially when there was a bowl of soup and a side. I opted for an interesting salad and my friend went with house made fries. The dressing on the salad was great...not your common balsamic but still lite and interesting. The restaurant is a bit away from the core so it wasn't overly busy - something I appreciated, and the service was excellent - friendly, informative and just the right amount of interaction.

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LM
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing... service was too. So nice to try something different and not be disappointed!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely, attentive service, I enjoyed my food. When my mom let the waitress know that the dish she had ordered was not for her, no complaints, she just didn’t enjoy it. The floor manager came right over and had told us that he took care of her meal, we then ordered dessert. The overall experience was great and we will definitely be back

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JB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Ok. Not outstanding. Bit overpriced and the menu was only so so. Not terrible. If a friend really wants to go, oblige. Cauliflower was super good. Squid was not.

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London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quality of food and staff is very high. I have been twice and will definitely go again. Try the pork schnitzel!

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CJ
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One works amazing right from walking in the door. Atmosphere, food, drinks, staff, amazing experience all around! Will be back forsure

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Our waitress was very good. The soup was delicious, but luke warm. The chicken sandwich was dry. The chocolate cookie was awesome.

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s
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, dining at Donna Mac was fabulous! Service, food and drink was wonderful and even my mother-in-law enjoyed herself immensely.

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C
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Disappointed. Not sure why all of the hype given the food. The service was good & it’s a cool place.

Food was not great. Calamari was not fresh, very chewy & lacked flavour. The quarter chicken was bland & the veggies were cold. Well below expectations. The paparadelle was cooked well. The meat was good, but the sauce was very sweet (way too sweet, dessert like) & had way too much cinnamon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great work - great meal - what a pleasure:-)

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TC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had such an enjoyable meal. The food was fresh, and tasty and interesting. Staff was friendly and the dining room was bright, airy and perfect to be able to have an easy conversation. Loved every minute of our visit.

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FF
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always outstanding. Locally sourced, creative menu, healthy as possible.

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CM
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing venue, great service and food. Nice and quiet when we arrived at 5:15 (first in for dinner that day) but quickly enough energy to provide a great atmosphere while still being able to have a conversation. Loved everything we had from the menu, and although everything we wanted was already gluten free they did say the kitchen could modify other items if we were interested.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very approachable. Service for everyone we encountered was pleasant and informative. Great food. Very cool space. Definitely a do over

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The night started off great with a smiley host who was quick to greet us. This place is beautiful - tall ceilings, dramatic lighting and a trendy neutral colour pallet with simple finishings; Somehow I already knew it was going to be a fine night out.

Our server was equally kind and quick to greet us. She answered our menu questions easily and without a bunch of pretentiousness. We were even offered a little treat which we gobbled down.

Food was excellent - everything tasted better than I was expecting it too. Not that the menu didn't sound good - it had a great variety of easy to share food - but I wasn't expecting to love spicy cauliflower with pimento and bread with plums and cheese so much. We shared the Donna's Mac and Cheese, which was tasty AF but maybe a little too pricey and a little too skimpy on the bacon. I say that, but at the same time, it was one of the best mac and cheeses I've ever had. So... take that with a grain of salt.

Overall, I had a wonderful night out and made a good memory with someone special to me. And that's what a night out is all about, right?

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S
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner with a friend Friday evening, September 7, 2018. First time to the restaurant and couldn't be happier. Our waiter, (Colwyn?) was lovely - just the right amount of attentive and charming. The food was innovative and fun - interesting flavours all-round. Our waiter indicated that 3 share plates should be enough, but we ordered 2 small share plates and 2 large. He was right - 3 would have been enough. The Heirloom Tomato Salad and Fried Cauliflower were AMAZING. What made them unique and delicious were the cashew mousse and pimento cheese whip, respectively, upon which the veggies were plated. We also had the Dungeness crab tagliatelle - fabulous- and the pork salad with cabbage, pear and chilli, (an Asian take that was great as well). There were many affordable wine offerings and the two cocktails we tried were refreshing and flavourful! We were hard-pressed to select a few items from a menu that honestly all looked appealing.

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