Donna Mac

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532 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
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.
In addition Donna Mac proudly offers dining options for all, focusing mainly on Gluten Free and Vegan diners


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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We were in Sunday night and the food was amazing!! We had a bit of trouble with the gentleman who was acting manager that night BUT the response from the owners has been amazing and I’m very impressed!!! When they open we will be back!!!!

t
Calgary
40 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious brunch! Started with the Mimosa, enjoyed the breakfast egg sandwich with the spicy Chipotle mayo, had a half order side of fries (which was more than enough) and for dessert I had a delicious decaf cappuccino. The service was attentive, the food and drinks were top notch, the ambience was pleasant. I would recommend this place!

RT
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for vegetarian and carnivores to spend time together. The sharing was easy with right sized portions for four. Recommended.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I brought my Friend here for a delicious gf and vegan lunch. It was absolutely delusions!

Donna Mac
Responded on March 11, 2020

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

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y
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

Service was only okay.
Didn't receive the service i would think that is up to my standards.
Was kinda given an attitude, maybe due to my nationality felt like.
Would not be coming back.

Donna Mac
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hi YYCtaster This is a bold accusation and we take it very seriously as we pride ourselves on our inclusivity. I would like to discuss further exactly what happened. I can be reached at hello@donnamacyyc.ca Thank you

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R
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great small plates

Donna Mac
Responded on March 11, 2020

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

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FJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tried the Prix Fixe lunch menu, what good value! Enjoyed the meal very much, staff were pleasant. I love how bright it is in there.

Donna Mac
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hi Francesca Thank you for the great feedback! Glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you soon. Cheers

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is one of my new favourite places. I was recently diagnosed with wheat and dairy allergies and I could eat pretty much everything on the menu with the exception of a couple things. I love that they’re gluten free and vegan focused but still have meat dishes on the menu. There’s literally something for everyone and everything we had was delicious! Service was exceptional as well.

Donna Mac
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hi! Thank you for the great review. I'm so glad we were able to accommodate you. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers

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OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect - food is all delicious and the service is reasonably timed

Donna Mac
Responded on March 8, 2020

Thanks for the great feedback! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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T
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome lunch spot!!! Highly recommend for a work lunch if in the area.

Donna Mac
Responded on March 8, 2020

Hi Therese Thank you for the awesome review! We are glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, and our server was fantastic!! So friendly, anticipated our needs and was patient with us when we asked for help making decisions on the menu!

Donna Mac
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hi Thank you for taking the time to provide such great feedback. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

I wish there was a more elaborated dessert menu

Donna Mac
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hi Thank you for your feedback. Hope to see you again

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CT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great innovative food... enjoyed it!

Donna Mac
Responded on March 1, 2020

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

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s
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic spot for a date night! Every dish was delicious and fun to share. Our server did a great job making recommendations, keeping our drinks full and ensuring we were enjoying everything. Would highly recommend! A must try in YYC!

Donna Mac
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hi I am so glad that you enjoyed your evening and thank you for the glowing review. Hope to see you again soon cheers

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TW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service. Delicious food. Would definitely come back!

Donna Mac
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hi Tannis Thank you for taking the time to give us great feedback! So glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The broccoli was unreal

Donna Mac
Responded on March 8, 2020

Thanks!! Glad you enjoyed

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FG
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service and wonderful food as always. Look forward to my next visit.

Donna Mac
Responded on February 29, 2020

Thank you for the great feedback! So glad you enjoyed. See you again soon!

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K
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There's a few nice places to eat now on 10 Ave SW and Donna Mac is up there. Recently scored high in the list of best places to eat to in Calgary, it doesn't disappoint.

Lots of great share plates to choose from with fresh, tastebud exciting flavours and textures. These are more subtle, precise than explosive but better for it.

The range of cocktails are interesting and a departure from the regular fav

It has a modern, chic, friendly atmosphere but not overly packed or busy. Prices areorites. comparable but not cheap.

We will definitely be back!

Our favorite dish was the grilled carrots!

Donna Mac
Responded on February 25, 2020

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

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LH
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Zucchini and Beets were amazing - highly recommend.
Best was the Mocktail called Benedict Cumber Batch!!!! So yummy!!!

Donna Mac
Responded on February 25, 2020

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

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JM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience beginning to end

Donna Mac
Responded on February 21, 2020

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

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JO
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

All-in-all it was a fine dining experience but not exceptional in any way. The menu items are very unusual but honestly not tastier or in anyway superior for that oddness. The pricing was modest if you consider this to be an exclusive restaurant but from my perspective I'd rather dine at Moxies or the like for a bill of the same amount in that I find the food tastier, portions larger and the ambiance better.

BM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Cod fish was amazing!!

Donna Mac
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi! Great to hear! Glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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MM
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Ambiance was great and service was wonderful. Drinks were very well made and delicious. We came for brunch and the lunch items were a bit underwhelming. Might have just been the time of day as the presentation was beautiful.

Donna Mac
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi Mike Thank you for the valuable feedback. I will be sure to pass it along to the team. Cheers

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KC
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will definitely be coming back here, with more people so we can try more dishes. Service was friendly and very helpful for deciding between a quality assortment of flavourful dishes.

Donna Mac
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi Kristi Thank you for the great feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed. See you soon!

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OT
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such yummy food. Especially delicious vegetable dishes. Great wine list and awesome happy hour pricing.

Donna Mac
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi! Thank you for the excellent review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Not sure if I would go back or recommend to friends. The food was good, but wouldn’t say great or outstanding. The ambience - not much too it. Was hoping that with sitting so close to the bartender and kitchen that it would provide some entertainment and really just didn’t.

Servers very friendly

Donna Mac
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi Thank you for the feedback about your visit. I will be sure to share it with the team. Cheers

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Very disappointed in our experience. The sirloin steak was tough and the chicken was tasteless

Donna Mac
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi I would like to hear more about your experience with us. I can be reached at hello@donnamacyyc.ca Thank you in advance

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RG
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly, very attentive staff. Unique menu is all deliciously prepared from top quality ingredients. We had a great table in the back area and it was perfect. Only negative thing would be prices, but in fairness, dining out is getting expensive everywhere.

Donna Mac
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi Ruth Thank you for taking to time to provide your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers

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F
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely dinner on valentines day. I've been wanting to try it for quite some time. Food was excellent. Server was great. Gave us many ideas on food and what were the favorites. It is shared plates but each plate had more than enough for 2. Cauliflower was my favorite veg. Chicken favorite protein. The avocado chocolate pudding is fabulous. Loved the coconut whipped cream. The server even asked Chef for me, how he made it so stiff. Owner gave us our bill and ran our card through. He was kind and humble. I would definitely recommend this place to friends. Have already made a reso for girls night.

Donna Mac
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi! Thank you very much for the excellent review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. See you soon!

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a
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

went here for a work lunch-- great food and reasonable noise level

Donna Mac
Responded on February 25, 2020

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

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A
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent, one of the owners Amy, took care of my request, she's so pleasant and hospitable. Love the food , flavorful, filling and lots of great options for all types of diets. Express Lunch for 25$ is great, I had the potato soup, cod - just outstanding.
Will always go back & take guests to Donna Mac!

Donna Mac
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi Anusha You are so very welcome. Always good to have you! See you soon

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SC
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a business lunch here during the week and their 'quick service' menu is amazing value and very fast. We could have been in and out of there well under an hour except the coffee is good and we lingered while we had our business meeting. The chicken is particularly good and comes in many different formats (I had it on a delicious lunch salad but the next table had it on buns with fries... yummy looking). The food and service was consistent with my dinner experiences here. I think Donna Mac is definitely starting to have a solid following and i'd definitely recommend it for a lunch spot during the week.

Donna Mac
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi Sam Thank you for taking the time to write this great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers

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EC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food!

Donna Mac
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for the great review Elaine! Glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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ST
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

We first experienced Donna Mac’s at menu iteration #3. Tonight was #25. This open kitchen restaurant is not afraid of mixing it up. Most of our dishes were fabulous; best of night was the porcini and Gouda cruellers. The real star was the bar keep, master mixologist for making old school cocktails shine. The bees knees I had was complex and satisfying. Wait staff were, um, not keen. We almost left because we sat for over 15 minutes with no one making eye contact. Sure, apologies and free drinks but still put us on edge and worried about the night. Until the crueller hit the table. But, I will think twice before I go back.

Donna Mac
Responded on February 9, 2020

Hi Thank you for the feedback about your visit with us. I would love to chat further and can be reached at hello@donnamacyyc.ca Thank you

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SM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food but the dishes are quite small for the price

Donna Mac
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi Sandie Thank you for the great feedback!

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A
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, very good portions for the price and had some good beers too. We sat at the bar and got great service and kitchen is open and smelled amazing!! Really liked the atmosphere also.

Donna Mac
Responded on February 9, 2020

Hi Angelena Thank you for the great review! Glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon Cheers!

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SM
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints and the season menu adjustments were excellent!

Donna Mac
Responded on February 9, 2020

Hi Sally Thank you for the great feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon!

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A
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

I had the cod dish the curry is so delicious but theres no bread that's served so all that sauce is wasted.
Definitely going back for the food.

Donna Mac
Responded on February 9, 2020

Hi Anusha Thank you for the feedback, I'll be sure to pass it along and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers

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LL
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great! Service was good and the salad was very tasty.

Donna Mac
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you for the great review! Glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon Cheers

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ad usual. Absolutely love this place!

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