MODERN STEAK - Kensington

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Steakhouse
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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

BT
Calgary
38 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at Modern Steak. Service was exceptional . Friendly, attentive, knowledgeable. Food was excellent.

k
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was amazing, the service was excellent and they were very helpful with wine selections.

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Wasn’t the best experience. Wait staff seemed pretty unaccounted and detached vs some of our previous experience. Actually our Waiter put his hand right in the desert but still served it. We were with out of town guests and didn’t make a scene. Sure we ate it as it’s not a huge deal, he said “sorry that’s never happened before” then disappeared. Later we saw that he took it off the bill. So he didn’t come back even be accountable to give a real apology. Then the different waiter that gave us our bill was a completely paranoid about the Gratuity. We had a promo gift certificate from the Packwood Grand that we applied to the bill. The waiter made note to tell us not once but twice that we should tip on the full amount of the bill. Really pretentious attitude Modern Steak. Not really sure I feel like coming back or recommending your establishment anymore.

CC
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Modern steak is AMAZING. Love it there and we visit every couple months at least since we found it. Service is a little slow every time to initially order but after that food comes fast and the servers are very knowledgeable about the cuts, cooks, and pairings. Excellent place - LOVE the ambience. Very cool.

SB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved Modern Steak Kensington !! The service was amazing, the tables were a good size, did not feel cramped and best of all the food was amazing. We had the warm crab in a jar and tomahawk steak with green beans and truffle fries ! Absolutely delish, will be dining again! It was a Wednesday night and there was a special with 2 steaks or a tomahawk you get a free bottle of wine which was a huge bonus !!

BO
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I can't say enough about this place. They really are amazing. The staff makes the effort that so many places don't. The food is absolutely delicious. My wife and I love the experience.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Modern hash is superb!! Server very knowledgeable and made great recommendations! Manager was great and very attentive to the food that was being served.

RR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A big reason we like to go there that in the past the rock that they served the steak on ket the steak hot throughout the meal. Looks like they have changed this practice which makes the steak platters a lot less appealing and entertaining.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great experience here. Food was great. Service was great. There was a little hiccup with our food but our server and the manager were really apologetic about it. Even with that small issue definitely doesn’t change my opinion of the restaurant. Would definitely come back!

G
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Before booking I reviewed the menu and was impressed. The idea of splitting out the beef by ranch and breed is a fantastic idea. The service was great and I loved the building with all the different levels.
Steaks were 50/50. The filets were pretty good but my wife and daughter went with the “Petit Tender”. Their thinking was that it would be small tenderloins. Turns out it is something completely different. Seemed misleading and should have been called “Petit Tough”. There are several great steakhouses in town but I’m always willing to give a restaurant a second chance. At these price levels we were expecting much much more.

BR
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would recommend Modern Steak to my friends and will plan to go back in the near future.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Server was very attentive and knowledgeable

JT
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Please eat here and discover what steak can be. Totally incredible, exceptional service, great food and wine. Can't wait to come back!!

PS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great. We were there for our 30th anniversary, and the restaurant staff had all signed a card. A nice touch! Service was great, wine was great and reasonable, and the food was delicious. We ordered the Tomahawk medium rare, and I would have said it came out closer to medium, but not far enough away that we would send it back. I might have a deeper discussion about the rare/medium rare next time I go.

MH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food is amazing and service is outstanding. Usually a great date place but there was a function going on upstairs and customers downstairs were seated close together (despite many open tables) so it was hard to enjoy conversation. I have no problem paying good money for good food but 3 grilled prawns for $24 is ridiculous

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