MODERN OCEAN - Kensington

4.6
280 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Seafood
As of September 20th, Alberta’s ‘Restrictions Exemption Program’ will begin. In order to continue indoor dining, The Modern Group will require proof of covid-19 vaccination or negative PCR/rapid test result from all guests who enter the building.

Single-vaccination will be required for entry between September 20th and October 25th, so long as the first dose was received two weeks before time of service. Double vaccination will be required for entry after October 25th.

Necessary proof for entry will be limited to the following:

• Health services vaccination documents
• Immunization records from the MyHealth Alberta app
• Government QR code (coming soon)

• Proof of negative Covid-19 PCR/rapid test completed no longer than 72 hours prior to visit

We appreciate your support, patience and kindness as we continue to navigate our way through these ever-changing policies.

Experiences

  • Date Night Wednesday - Two dine for under $78

    Multiple dates available

    It’s date night at Modern every Wednesday! Fill your stomach and heart with love! Two entrees and a bottle of wine $78.
  • Thursdays - 3 courses plus a glass of Prosecco $54

    CA$54.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Glass of Prosecco ------------------------------------ Chose one FRESH OYSTERS two east coast oysters w/ appropriate condiments | additional oysters $4 each WAGYU DUMPLINGS three housemade dumplings, gochujang aioli, ponzu dipping sauce CAESAR SALAD romaine, bacon, grana padano, garlic dressing --------------------------------------------------- Choose one 6oz PRIME GRADE BENCHMARK FLAT IRON chefs vegetable, mashed potato, cognac peppercorn sauce | make it a fillet for $11 CANADIAN SCALLOPS three large pan seared, vegetable fricassee, manilla clams, cream MUSHROOM RISOTTO cremini, black truffle, grana padano ----------------------------------------- Dessert COOKIES & CREAM - amato gelato, homemade cookies $54 per person
  • $99 feeds two! Tomahawk Steak Sundays...

    CA$48.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a 40oz Dry-aged Benchmark Angus Prime Grade Tomahawk with choice of two sides.

Offers

  • 1/2 priced Oysters from 5-6pm (Wed. to Sun.)

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Wed - Sat 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Fresh shucked east and west coast oysters are half price from 5-6 pm plus $5 glasses of Prosecco. Everyday from Wednesday to Sunday 5-6pm #powerhour

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 280 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

We found the lighting to be very dark. The track lighting along the ceiling is just poorly organized. We were seated at a corner table and felt like we had a spotlight on us. And the rest of the dining area was very dim. Our table could have been cleared better prior to our arrival and my wine glass was dirty. However, the food was very good. A few small adjustments could be made and then I think the experience would have been excellent!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Oysters were fresh and delicious, did the thursday three course meal great value for $54 steak was plain and very fatty needed to get peppercorn sauce to liven it up. Service was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Service was extremely slow. Took approximately one and a half hours to get our food. For what you get the price is very high. I would not recommend this location.

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CymruYYC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Oysters are fresh nicely chilled and perfectly shucked. Crab in the jar is outstanding along with the grilled octopus. We have had these every time we go …consistently good. Looking forward to the next visit

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vipmikep
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

We've eaten at Modern Ocean before. This visit we had king crab, and it was dry, overcooked, and barely warm when it came to the table. Our server brought us another order and it wasn't any better. They did adjust our bill slightly, but overall was still disappointing and not consistent with our past experiences. When going to a seafood restaurant and willing to pay higher prices for quality food, I expected more. We will likely go back, just not for king crab.

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VinceJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing time and service food was amazing and fresh.

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Debs
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great first experience at your restaurant. Fiona was great!

LM
vipLisaM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food and service. We will definitely be back!

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KathyI
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was fabulous. warm crab in a jar and seafood platter was fresh and delicious. Could have had a better table. It was small even for two people and awkwardly placed. The service was very good.

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AnitaM
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ryan was the best waiter! Very knowledgeable about the menu and wine. His recommendations were perfect!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Service was better than the food, was over priced. But you do have to have the waygu dumplings.

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Autumn
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server Tristan was amazing and the food - I’m still dreaming about what we both had for dinner. ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food!!! Would highly recommend to anyone really enjoyed the 3 course special for Thursdays! 54$ a person! Great value!!

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RitaA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was incredible. His wine knowledge was amazing! Loved it here. Thanks for making a big bday feel like a very special day

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Mazcasa
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary dinner celebration. Everything was top notch. Great experience. Will definitely go again.

ME
MikeE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Went for our anniversary and had outstanding service. Great experience and will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time going to modern ocean as we are not from Calgary, our experience was amazing. We loved everything we tried. Our server was amazing. If we lived more locally we would be back often.

MP
MartinP
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

30th anniversary, first time at the restaurant. Excellent meal. Recommended and will go back

JP
JoshP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fiona was a fantastic server, the oysters were high quality and we had a great time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, the staff was very accommodating and nice!

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vipAmandaS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We went on a Thursday night for the 3 course dinner and prosecco for $54. The food was amazing!! Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the types of oysters and wine pairing. Unfortunately, due to a health issue (unrelated to the food) we had to leave before dessert. We were in a rush to pay the bill and didn't fully look at it and realized once we got home we were charged $15 for two sparkling waters that we did not order. We specifically asked for and had tap water so this was very frustrating as that's quite a lot of money for something we didn't even have. It put a damper on the whole experience. I'd recommend eating there but definitely pay attention to your bill!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Excellent service provided by Ryan. Had the Halibut and the Sable Fish entrees which were good but we’re pricy.
Unique dining layout with multi level dining rooms.

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DomM
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

My wife and I have been here before and the food is pretty good. Half price oysters between 1700-1800 seemed a good idea, along with a glass of bubbles. We chose 2 varieties of West coast and unfortunately 6 of them were really not to our liking at all. First time I’ve had an unpleasant oyster in my life!! The gyoza were very tasty and the crab in butter delicious followed by an allied 14 oz rib eye which looked about 9 but which was perfectly cooked but tough and chewy. The accompanying asparagus was sparse and the mash ok but the bearnaise sauce and sprouts delicious.
The staff there are excellent so we had a good time, but the food was a little above mediocre.
Great wine list and Fiona our server one of the best encountered anywhere.

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Christina
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was great but overly priced. 8oz filet was $50+ while it's 30(+/-) in other restaurants. Small portions for appetizers that are $25+.

Most servers/workers ignored us even when being called.

It was alright. Nothing amazing although not poor either.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most perfect cooked piece of fish I’ve ever had in my life

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NikoleK
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING! It is the only word that comes to mind when I think about our experience here. And all the reviews are right, the carb in a jar is a MUST have when you visit here! Thanks Modern | Ocean staff for a great dining experience, can't wait until your new location opens in the South!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a Birthday celebration

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vipmoimix
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service

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Darcy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our 12th wedding anniversary dinner and the team went the extra mile! They congratulated us, they placed us in special seating area. They even gave us an anniversary card along with a discount for our special occasion. Thank you for the amazing food, service and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After a long period of not getting together with friends, this gathering was perfect … we had great fun and fantastic food!

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ShellyS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely dinner to celebrate work. The octopus appetizer was outstanding. The halibut and sable fish were very well prepared and full of great flavours. The truffle oil popcorn at the start of the meal was so good was asked for some more after our meal while we enjoyed the end of our wine. We will definitely go again.

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JohnC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was very flavoursome though a bit overpriced.
Service was very good!
Overall a nice looking place, flavoursome food but pricey!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can’t say enough about what a fantastic meal it was. Kate our server was delightful, and made the evening even nicer. We will definitely go back, and can’t wait until the Southport Road location opens up.

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AngC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible service, quality and freshness. Beautiful decor and atmosphere. This was our first visit but we will definitely be back!

MB
MelissaB
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Our server was lovely and very attentive. The food was delicious. Excellent oysters and dumplings.

DM
DerekM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Sea Bream was delicious, the bartender really knew his way around a cocktail as well.
I would go back.

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was great and the food was excellent!! Will definitely have to come again in the future

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Olivia
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The oysters tasted super fresh! My friend and I were some of the first customers, and the service was really good. Definitely will be coming back

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Mkviad
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

Our server was rude. He was an older man and he would reach over us without excusing himself. He did not even bother trying to start small talk and just left us with the machine when we were paying. He was not friendly and it was just an overall bad experience in terms of service. We have been to this location a handful of times and our past servers have been lovely so we were surprised to receive that kind of service.

FAQs

MODERN OCEAN - Kensington is rated 4.6 stars by 280 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.