MODERN OCEAN - Kensington

4.7
224 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Seafood
Modern Ocean is the definitive destination for seafood in Calgary. Modern Ocean is 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 is 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.

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 224 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndreaJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing! The only downside is that you have to come back more than once to try everything that catches your eye. Everything is absolutely delicious.

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AlexanderW
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best places to get your seafood fix. The platter is a good portion size for two, and it's a great place for a date or anniversary dinner. Will definitely be a place we come back to.

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Petzzacarrier
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

It was a fun experience enjoying anniversary. The oysters were outstanding and half price deal made it even better. The wine selection on the menu is good with lots of choices. One of us ordered Cioppino as main course and we were disappointed in the taste; fish and seafood quality was good, however the Cioppino broth was bland. I would not recommend ordering the Cioppino. One of us had the Turbot and that was prepared very well, with good taste - highly recommend.

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AmberE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding! Very intimate setting and romantic vibes. the food was amazing! Mouth watering!

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience overall!!! Can't wait to come back soon.

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PhilD
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best ever meal.

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vipJeffJ
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had Ryan as a waiter and he was exceptional. Very knowledge and pleasant. We will definitely come back again and ask for Ryan.

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Hannah
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience! oysters were outstanding! will go back again forsure! Craig ws our server and he was awesome.

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Treec
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the octopus! Great food and evening! Great wine choices!

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MelissaP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A girl friend and I went for dinner and drinks last night to celebrate my bday. It was honestly one of the best nights out I’ve had. The staff was fun, helpful, and attentive and the food and drinks were outstanding. Can’t wait to go back again soon!

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Kaliope
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was great! The seafood comes in fresh everyday and they offer complimentary popcorn when you are seated!

I've been struggling to find a good seafood restaurant in the city and I finally found one!

Highly recommend, however, when you go, prepare to use a chunk of your wallet. Other than that, amazing everything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent, tables spaces out nicely. Being on the top floor in the corner booth was intimate and nicely distanced from other diners. I would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great waiter. We had a lovely time.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, drinks and service

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2Food5Service4Ambience4

It was my birthday. We felt rushed the entire time due to the two hour time limit. We like to enjoy our food and drinks and take our time. At the end the waitress did not even offer us dessert to go. I was a little upset as I have been there before for my birthday and they normally give you a dessert. They didn’t this time nor did they do anything in replace of.

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OlyaS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Oysters weren’t very good and drinks weren’t that great

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vipJodee
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and our server was fantastic. The manager stopped by our table to ensure everything was to over satisfaction. We will visit again.

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Juan27
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place! The food was delicious, the service excellent, really niece restaurant! Love it

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food is great(oyster, crab & lobster)10/10!! Our server is Awesome!!!

Its just that when I book the reservation I ask for a couch and a bright spot but unfortunately they didn’t give us what we requested and they gave the better seat to a larger group of people but then again our awesome server (i will try to remember her name and put it here) move us to a different spot with a couch and larger table because someone canceled! Still in a dark side of the restaurant but the effort of our server and the woman on the front is really appreciated!

Will definitely come back!!

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TreenaE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a great experience for our anniversary! The food was great and so was the service.

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Lila
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience1

We loved the food at modern ocean! The service was amazing, and we enjoyed the dinner. However, I was very disappointed with the seating. They seated us in a dimly lit corner , were it was fairly cold. They definitely have some nice seating, and some less preferable ones. I would recommend to ask for a booth if you want to enjoy a nice ambiance.

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JeannineC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second visit as we are not in Calgary and everything from the food to the service was just as fabulous as the last time. Our server Ryan made excellent champagne suggestions and Natasha checked in on us a few times to ensure all guests were having a memorable dining experience. Disclaimer - not associated with them, lol, just a super fan of the food and such friendly atmosphere. We will make it a regular stop when in town. Thank you again to all of the staff :)

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service! Honestly haven’t had exceptional service like that on such a busy day such as Valentine’s Day! You guys really made the experience amazing and such a great memorable time!! Food was amazing as well each dish was legit so good as well!! I recommend this place to everyone who wants to go for not just for the food but excellent service!! Thanks again 💯💯

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Foodie
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it Cant wait to go back. The octopus is amazing and great wine list!

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EmmaG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our meal at Modern Ocean. Oysters were fresh and we would definitely go back and take advantage of their Oyster Happy Hour!

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PattiD
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our last family meal our before COVID restrictions went back into effect. Our waiter was great...friendly, helpful and engaging. Food was spectacular, we will definitely go back when restrictions are lifted.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s was the first time there. Went with my daughter and we both had an amazing time. Food was spectacular and the service exceptional. Was so impressed will book again for my Birthday Jan 10. Can’t wait

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Josephine
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was excellent.

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HelenS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Ocean for the mushroom and truffle festival. The food and service were outstanding! The warm crab in a jar was to die for. Wagyu dumplings delish and the grilled octopus was fantastic. And this was just the starters! I had the crab stuffed portobello and turbot for my entree and it was perfection. Ended the meal with the peach sorbet. Big serving! Cocktails were also wonderful. Our server was great as well. We will certainly be back. Thank you.

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vipKtweedie
Calgary
44 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were excellent

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Evangeline
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Would absolutely come back! Loved the oysters and the massive scallops

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YouAintTheHost
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When I say quiet, I enjoyed my meal due to the fact the table I was at was intimate, and we could hear the music and our conversation without anything being drowned out.

As for the food: I finally have a place to go to that replaces Catch. The seafood tasted fresh for being landlocked. I enjoyed many different dishes, and what appear to be the monthly trends they have will keep you coming back for more (October was Oyster month, November is Truffle month).

This place will keep me coming back. The people are friendly, the food is superior (including their "Turf") to many high end restaurants.

Give the Crab in a Jar a try... Fantastic

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thegr8diva
Saskatoon
17 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A slightly early birthday dinner! Stepped out to Modern Ocean - and it was terrific!!

Oysters to start for Robert-I chose the warm crab in a jar. Plus they give you salted popcorn cooked stove top in grapeseed oil & truffle oil. Very 😋

Mains - porcini turbot served on a crab stuffed portobello for Robert, & lobster risotto with black truffle for me. Even more 😋 😋😋😋

Something sweet to finish - creme brûlée for Robert & baked Alaska for me - I’ve never tried it before! 😋😋

Thank you, Modern Ocean - it was a fantastic evening!! Fiona was a terrific food guide - her service was top notch!

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AprilH
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent spot. Great food, great service, loved the ambiance.

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BonnyH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed date night very much. The ribeye and scallops were delish.

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LaurB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service! Server was very Knowledgeable. Enjoyed every course. Oysters were to die for.

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Wendywoooohoooo
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ryan made our evening. He was knowledgeable, patient and attentive. We’d go back jut for his great service! The oysters were FRESH and delicious.

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Lina
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great friendly service. And amazing food and drinks. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Modern Ocean never disappoints

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Joli
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful dinner experience! We went for Wednesday "Date Night" and the meal was absolutely delicious! The value for this weekly deal is really outstanding (as is their food). Highly recommend Modern Ocean!

FAQs

MODERN OCEAN - Kensington is rated 4.7 stars by 224 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.