MODERN STEAK - Kensington

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No Children under the age of 12yrs allowed

Our decor is warm and modern. The tradition has always been dark wood, leathers and a muted palate for a steakhouse. We broke the mould and decided to add hand selected music that reflects us! We’re more like Jay Z and less like Sinatra.

We only serve ranch specific Alberta Beef. That means we don’t serve beef from anywhere else on the planet. We know our farmers and ranchers personally and respect the hard work they put into produce our beef. We like our beef to be, hormone & antibiotic free and pasture raised. Happy cattle make for better steaks.

We are one of just a handful of steakhouses in Canada that serves, Grass-fed, Grain-fed, Wet-aged, Dry-aged and Waygu beef 365 days a year. Our beef is always fresh never frozen.

We use an 1800o Infrared Grill to cook your steaks. The high heat creates a flavourful crust on outside of the steak and leaves a juicy centre.

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Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Modern Steak can accommodate all your special event needs.

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Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent birthday dinner; enjoyed the oysters and the Tomahawk steak very much. The private booth was awesome, the super Tuscan delicious, and service great.

OT
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service. Smoked beef tartare, wagyu super platter. Baked Alaska and some great wines. All dishes excellent.

C
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This was our second Visit to your steak house and was a bit underwhelmed from the first visit back in may. both times we got the tomahawk. The first time it came on a super hot heating plate that was still sizzling. the steak was kept hot for the duration of our meal and we could melt the butter right on the plate on the steaks. it was fantastic. this time the plate was basically cold and our steak was cold within a few minutes. really liked the hot plate hot, was pretty disapointed with this especially considering the price point of the meal.

RY
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Wonderful meal! Straightforward and unpretentious, but somehow amazing and unique. Loved the atmosphere (noise level was just right - felt lively, but I could have a quiet conversation). Staff was helpful and attentive without being intrusive. Will definitely be returning!

KD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing from the service, ambiance and of course everything that was on our table. Went for the date night and definitely did not disappoint! Going again.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal with the perfect atmosphere created the perfect night out!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We arrived and we were kindly greeted by the hostess and taken to a lovely private booth. There was a handwritten card for my fiancé’s birthday waiting there and signed by a handful of people which was a very cute touch! Our server was Nick and he was awesome. He was to the point yet friendly and chatted when it was appropriate. He was knowledgeable and just a great server all round! The food was excellent as well as the wine!

Great experience and a great way to spend celebrating my fiancé’s 30th birthday?

BC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Steak was good and service was good but for price a steak chain restaurant would be better. Expected more.

CB
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

What they call the place is what they do best. The steak (NY strip) that I chose was excellent, cooked just as I asked, and presented with a fine balsamic reduction. My wife had the halibut entree and was very happy with it as well. We opted for wines by the glass and their offerings in this area were solid and carefully chosen. The wine list is very interesting and, if I happen to have a recently-deceased rich relative leave me some substantial part of their estate, I look forward to exploring it more thoroughly. Our server was attentive and friendly without being overbearing. Modern Steak isn't a cheap night out, but it's very worthwhile for a carnivorous occasion. Highly recommended.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had the most amazing experience. It was our first time at modern steak and Rachelle was our server. She was extremely knowledgeable and professional and our food exceeded expectations. Will definitely be back!

RH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Way over-rated. Very expensive, small portions, only one side, no warm bread and butter (get popcorn), food not that hot, given a table as a couple facing a table with three men who were very noisy, and hard to understand what the attraction is for this very very pricey restaurant for grain fed beef. Feel that there a way better steak houses out there that have better and more food and better prices. Would not recomment Modern Steak and will not be going back.

b
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Overall very good though the service wasn’t as good as usual.

C
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for our anniversary and they gave us a nice quiet table with an anniversary card on the table when we got there, how cute. The server and everyone who came to the table was personable and knowledgable and made great recommendations. The smoked tartare is amazing, as are the steaks and the sides they came with. Nothing beats the finishing salts though. Loved them so much we took them home! They bought a dessert for us as well (baked Alaska) and it was phenomenal. Overall, would definitely go back. Would love to try the risotto!

LF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not the first time we have had the pleasure of dining here and definitely won’t be the last!

KF
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AMAZING!!!!!! We were celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary and the staff went above and beyond to make us feel special. It was our first time there and we will be going back for sure! There was a card waiting on the table for us-signed by all the staff. We received complimentary champagne and they even treated us to dessert! PHENOMENAL place and the staff were amazing! The food was exquisite!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

The food is not testy at all. wagyu dumpling is not good, octopus is too salty and very wired. We order 3 steaks, 2 of them are over cooked and super dry. Our waitress is a girl with poker face🙃

F
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The table was nice, and the server was great. Nice touch it’s the birthday card for my wife on the table when we arrived, but it was so loud I couldn’t hear myself think. The people at the next table were super loud, the evening got better when they left.

The food was very good, steak was perfect and the crab in a jar was awesome!

MW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My friend wanted to go to a steak house for his birthday, and asked me where i thought was appropriate.
I booked Modern Steak (Kensington).
We've been talking about it ever since.

We went on Sunday, with the intentions of having two Tomahawk Steaks (between four) and all the trimmings. We ordered warm crab in butter to begin. And because it was a birthday, there were plenty of drinks.
The meal was decadent. The table heaved with all the platters of food. It was such a success.

The service was excellent. It was not a "starched shirt" service, but neither was it too laid back. The knowledge of the menu the individual who looked after us had was abundant and immediately at hand.
It was delivered informally and in a jovial manner. I think i would describe the service as "precise", "on point" and "discreet".

If you have an important outing to book, just pick Modern Steak. They will sort out the rest of it.

OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great. Service and food

OT
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Given the reviews, we decided to book during our stay in Calgary. The service was slow and people seated after us, received service before and their food right after we ordered.
One filet was so tough and basically burned (ordered medium), it had to be returned. The other was good and as ordered. The replacement filet was only slightly better and had to be eaten fast because everything else was already gone. The staff apologized and deducted that one item off the bill.
I had high expectations given the story and the reviews. We rate it average because of one good meal. If rating the filet only, it would be poor. Too expensive to have these kind of errors.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food was too salty

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I have ALWAYS said I would never eat a steak at a restaurant because of the quality of the steaks I buy, and my cooking skills. That said, we decided to celebrate our 30th anniversary there, and were determined to order the 40 oz. Tomahawk. After researching the farm who supplies Modern Steak, I was looking forward to dinner. We eat organic and very clean, so the source of my food is really important, and was excited the restaurant care about quality and source as well.

This was an amazing dinner. The steak was beyond reproach, super tender, an gorgeous grill that was tasty, and it came on a cast iron dish so it didn’t cool off. We had the mashed potatoes and Putanesca beans and these were also great! (The beans are served with olives, sun dried tomatoes, and anchovies). They clearly cared about us, and seated us in a cozy, romantic corner. They even had a congratulations card signed by the staff. A really nice touch. Considering this was a Sunday evening, the restaurant was quite busy. Our food came promptly, with a nice flow...not too fast, but not too slow. Our dessert-the flambeed baked Alaskan was amazing. Everything was yummy, and considering my husband and I normally share a 12 ounce steak at home, we managed to eat substantially more at Modern Steak. Normally we are small eaters, but we really “pigged “ out as everything was so tasty.
We are coming back for date night as they have amazing offers during the week. For example, on Wednesday they offer 2 steaks, 2 sides and a bottle of wine for $78.00! I uses you can say I am converted to eating steak out, but only here!
You gotta eat there!

OT
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent spot for date night! Love everything about this place from the wine list to the steaks it’s all top notch. Highly recommend.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had! Staff was great.

V
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Took family from out of town there that never had Alberta beef. Needless to say they weren’t all impressed and didn’t notice a difference to other steaks they’ve had. Restaurant was good and our server was great just not the best steak.

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

The whole experience here was amazing. We went for the Tomahawk steak deal on Sunday and it was beyond delicious. Will absolutely be returning!!!

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

This local restaurant will be one we will frequent. To start, they give you a bowl of truffle popcorn to cleanse your pallet. The food choices are great with the emphasis on Alberta beef. The wine list is great featuring many Canadian wines. Our server, Nick worked like poetry. We never had to wait for any course. He made sure our wine and water glasses were always full. I recommend this restaurant. The ambiance was also very nice.

R
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our new favorite restaurant. .

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RM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was a wonderful meal. We shared a steak with two sides, the steak was perfectly cooked and the sides were fantastic (heirloom carrots and mashed potatoes) Kyle our server was very good as was the bar staff.
I would definitely go back.

N
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Too expensive for the average person even for steak and the restaurant needs a renovation as it is poorly decorated and has a faux contemporary feel that has missed the mark. Decor seems like it’s from the late 2000’s without consideration for the longevity of the design. More halal options should also be available.

AJ
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My husband and I were visiting Calgary from Vancouver and were looking for a place that gave us a variety of Steaks & a fun ambiance. Modern Steak gave us both.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service! The Wednesday date night deal is amazing!

T
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, friendly staff and amazing food. Wonderful place for a anniversary dinner.

I
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food is a little pricey, but very tasty and good portions. The building itself is cold so a jacket or sweater is a good idea. If you dont like steak or seafood, this is probably not the place for you.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful birthday experience.
Service went above and beyond, got to the table and there was a signed birthday card there from all the staff.
Steak was life changing, drinks hit the spot.
Would 200% recommend.

D
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was ok ,but the noise level far to loud for my liking and parking terrible

KB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my husband here for dinner this last Sunday and the experience was more than I could have asked for! He loved his food. We specifically went for the wagyu beef and it was to die for! And the service was amazing. We really felt special and felt like we we given that extra special attention. All in all we will be back and are very excited for our next visit.

LD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing steaks and sides. Tender cuts, flavorful. Loved the trio offering to compare the cuts. Knowledgeable waitstaff made great recommendations.

OT
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service - friendly, prompt, unobtrusive.
Cocktails were fresh and arrived promptly after ordering.
Food was excellent - steaks were cooked perfectly, the Modern Steak hash was amazing, and the Baked Alaska was delicious.

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