MODERN OCEAN

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
Modern Steak wants to introduce you to Modern Ocean! We've revolutionized the Steakhouse now we're doing it to the Fish-House.

Modern Ocean will be the definitive destination for seafood in Calgary. Modern Ocean will be known for its excellence in celebrating all the extraordinary flavours of the ocean and will be recognized for unparalleled service, and an unforgettable food experience in an upscale historical setting.

All our seafood will be delivered to our kitchen daily by the best suppliers and only the absolute freshest, exceptional quality fish and shellfish are to be selected. Line-caught, trap caught or sustainably farmed in Canada is our goal and commitment. We only want to procure and serve responsibly sourced seafood without compromising our ocean habitat.
What 32 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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3.7
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KP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Beautiful building and new look inside. Food was also fantastic. We selected our reservation and mentioned it was our anniversary. Upon arrival we were congratulated yet taken to the back bar table. While it’s a beautiful section of the restaurant it defiantly is more casual under the sports TV. The manager noticed this right away, knowing we wouldn’t want a bar table for our night and within 10 minutes had a booth for us as well as a drink to apologize for the wait.

We sampled all 8 featured oysters on the Shucktober menu. I found the size of the oyster and shucking ability lacking for the price, but the taste was fantastic. The warm crab appetizer is amazing, I’ll travel just to taste that again! And the chorizo mussels just as good as one of our all time favourite dishes on the west coast. To end our night we ordered the creme brûlée which apparently changes theme every so often. Ours was a s’moores theme which ended up being another celebratory gesture from the staff as it was comped also.

Overall we would love to go back to this new seafood section of the “Modern” ownership. Modern Ocean overall gets 4/5. Modern Steak we have yet to try but look foreword to sampling on our next evening out.

M
Calgary
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Food was ok. Nothing to write home about. Service could have been a lot better (we even had to open our wine bottle ourself as she was getting flustered and didn't know how) very overpriced for what you get. Won't be back

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, we we’re celebrating our Anniversary weekend & the staff made it very special!

CO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Delicious, but took awhile to get attention from the server on arrival and for another drink etc.

m
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service

p
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great location for business meeting, service was great ,food was as well.
Thank you.

JW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing amazing experience ! Modern ocean outdid them selves !
Took the girlfriend here for our anniversary and modern ocean did a phenomenal job !

Thanks so much

KB
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice to have a good quality seafood restaurant, it’s definitely a good date night place but be prepared to pay!

AD
Tahoe
50 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Nothing special except for service. It was excellent

s
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great specials in a cool setting. Was perfect to conduct the business we needed to!

R
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had clients in from Texas and the one wanted seafood so we tried modern ocean.
Apps: 2 tuna tartare and a caesar salad
Entrees: king orca salmon, sea bass, smash burger
Dessert: 2 apple tarts and pina colada cake

Everything we had was amazing with no complaints. The one said that was the best salmon he’s ever had....so fresh. The smash burger was juicy and the sea bass flavour combination worked well.

My coworkers loved the place and want to come back.

JM
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The scallop risotto was excellent. As were the cocktails and wine selection.

M
Calgary
38 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Trout and salmon entrees were superb! Great recommendation from our server Carlos
Will be back soon

LT
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our anniversary and it was such a great surprise to go there and find a card for us. The service and food was just amazing!

DS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The oysters were fresh and tasty. The fish in the fish and chips was light and flavourful. Ambience was very good. Music and noise levels were good. Lively but not too loud. Service was attentive but not overbearing. We will be back.

LM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful setting.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great to have a new seafood destination in Calgary. Overall the food was good and atmosphere was upbeat. The one thing that brought down the rating for us was the pricing. A bit on the expensive side. That being said it is a great place to go for special occasions.

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Called the restaurant to ask whether or not they have a valet service. The hostess hung up on me when I asked her. I called back and she did the same thing. Confronted the manager who apologized on her behalf.
No parking anywhere. Need to take an Uber.
Noise noise restaurant.

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

Birthday party. If you could have the white chocolate cheesecake with some sparklers in it after dinner, that’d be great!

V
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Hidden miss for the menu - some dishes were really good but some were quite bad.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall it was a fantastic experience. Everything was superb. We look forward to going back hopefully worth more selection of oysters

OT
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed a wonderful seafood dinner. Modern Ocean truly lived up to the hype. We started with the Buffalo frog legs and crab in a jar. The frog legs were amazing and the crab in a jar was so good, we were literally licking the great flavours off our fingers. For our main course we chose the Sea Bass and Scallop Risotto, both were so good and very flavourful. The Sea Bass was cornflake crusted and topped with king crab on a bed of quinoa, a great combination of wonderful flavours. The Scallop Risotto had shiitake mushroom and a lemon thyme risotto that really complemented the large scallops wo well, the combination was delicious. Can;t wait to go back and try some more of this amazing seafood menu.

k
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday because he really wanted seafood. I was really looking forward to eating here as I love Modern Steak however our experience was quite disappointing. The entire experience took 2 hours which is quite a long time. Granted the restaurant just opened and still has a lot of kinks to iron out in their processes but the food and service were disappointing.

First impression, the hostess was rude and gave a lot of attitude. Didn't think much of it after she seated us. The manager took our drink order immediately after being seated, then we waited 15-20 minutes for our server to finally come by. We ordered 2 appys and 2 entrees. The Crab in a Jar was great, the Salmon Carpaccio was okay.. a little fishy and not the freshest. 25 minutes passed, and the manager came by to tell us our entrees were forgotten about, she apologized profusely. I believe they then rushed it which resulted in raw scallops and very salty al dente risotto. The managers saw our upset expressions and replaced it with a new one (which was just as salty, we could not eat it.) The Lobster Fettuccine was good however the air con was on such high power that the food was cold as soon as it arrived at our table. The manager saw that we had not touched the Scallop Risotto so they told us that the whole meal was being covered which was a VERY nice gesture of them. They nicely forced us to order cheesecake for dessert and that was really good.

The management team really turned it around for us however overall, the experience was not a good one for us.

Probably wouldn't go again but I will always be a customer at Modern Steak!

VS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Was excited to try this place as I have always enjoyed Modern Steak. Food was good but it’s very overpriced.

JA
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Gran lugar con muy buena comida y variedad en el menú

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m
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Myself and all of our family went out to Modern Ocean the other night. We heard it just opened and was supposed to be amazing! Myself and my husband have always been lovers of Modern Steak and were so excited!

Unfortunately, the service was horrible. The waiter didn't seem to know much, and at the end of the night really confused our bills. He was friendly, just seemed very confused the entire service. He promised a free pop to us, then charged us for it. Not to mention, it was very expensive. I wouldn't have had a problem paying that much for the food if the service wasn't so horrendous. In addition, it took more than an HOUR AND A HALF to get our food, which in my opinion is unacceptable. It was embarrassing that it took this long since we told the rest of our family how much we loved the service and food at modern steak. Our family looked disappointed in us for choosing a place with horrible service. On top of that, there was only 10 tables and it was not busy at all - why did it take so long? I have no idea.

When it comes to the actual FOOD portion of it, the food was great. I had the 1/2 pound of crab legs and they were simply amazing. My husband had salmon and the rest of our family had pei muscles, potato skins, soup and fish and chips. Everyone LOVED their food.

This place has great potential to be amazing. They just need to work on their customer service and timing of the food. Once that is mastered, this place would be a 5 star restaurant.

I really hope Modern Ocean can learn from this review and if they have any questions to please feel free to reach out to me personally.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Server was loud
Fish soup was oily and salty
Waffles with lobster was over cooked
Salmon was underdone which after dinner the manager came over and noticed. Took the item off the bill
Server forgot mashed potatoes and then was reminded. Potatoes came out after the meal was complete

HK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience at Modern Ocean for our group of 15. Hostess Devan (sp?) was extremely accommodating and service was friendly and efficient. Food and ambience were top knot notch. Highly recommend.

IC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, good service but pricey! Order an alfredo sauce pasta for my daughter because they do't have kids menu available and charged $18.

TW
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Found out Modern Steak branched out to create a seafood restaurant. With Calgary being land locked, a very good seafood restaurant is hard to come by. Since I have always loved Modern Steak, I wanted to see how they do with seafood. With them being only recently opened (only a week since this review), they had a very nice selection to the menu.

My friend and I started with their ribs, they had great flavor, just a little fatty, however still very tasty. I had their crusted sea bass and my friend had one of their poke bowls. The bass was presented very nice and served over quinoa and fresh tomatoes with a flavorful sauce. Since they are freshly opened, they do need to work on perfecting their dishes, since the bass had a touch too much crust on it, which the manager Tom was more than open in hearing about how they can improve. My friend enjoyed his poke bowl and was filling. Both seafood dishes were very fresh and they try to use local sources for their ingredients as much as possible, which is great to see.

Nothing on their dessert menu had jumped out at me and I asked if we can get a dessert from their Modern Steak menu. Tom tried to accommodate this, unfortunately couldn't, however, he more than made up for this by surprising us with their cheesecake. It was amazing and nice and light to finish off dinner.

We had excellent service from Megan, she was very attentive throughout the early evening as my friend and I was going to a show. Made sure our waters were always filled and came by to make sure the plates we ordered were good. She chatted with us a few times and she was very friendly and had a great smile all the time as she came to our table.

Modern Ocean is a great supplement to their Modern Steak. We didn't drink, however, they do have a great wine selection. For business, pleasure, date night, whatever the occasion, I would totally suggest this as a place to go to. They do have special nights during the week, something I look into trying in future.

LK
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service and great food. We will be back for sure.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were on trip to Canada and wanted to find a nice restaurant before we flew back to Europe from Calgary. The restaurant was absolutely not crowded but might be easily explained since it was the restaurant opening. Atmosphere is cosy and perfect for a special occasion. The staff was extremely helpful and kind and both food and wines were very nice (very large selection). It’s not cheap though but really worth it.