MODERN STEAK on Stephen Avenue

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Steakhouse
No Children under 12yrs of age 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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Mon 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:30PM
Tue 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM
Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:30PM
Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:30PM

What 339 People Are Saying
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RW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food- steaks are “melt in your mouth”. Love the ambiance and restaurant decoration. Service is always fantastic. Would highly recommend Modern Steak for a great night out !!

CP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service from the waiters and waitresses! However the female hostess was less then impressive. Her outfight was so tight it was very unprofessional. I also had to get my coat at the end of the evening because she was no where to be found.
However due to the amazing food and amazing service from the other staff i will definitely be back! Also nice touch with the signed birthday card! Made my day!

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was fully knowledgeable of the menu she explained all the different cuts from different ranchers.
The food was outstanding this is our second visit to the Steven ave location .
We will definitely go back again and again .

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We visited Modern Steak for the YYC Food and Drink Experience and it was delicious! Their participation wasn't explicitly advertised by the staff as we had to request the Prix Fixe menu, but it certainly should've been. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, super friendly and added to our dining experience. Luckily, compared to the other reviews, she was fantastic and did deserve the 15-20% automatic gratuity.

TS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, as anticipated. Service was above and beyond; friendly and anticipating needs. Beautiful location. Will be back!

TM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was remarkable! Server was very polite and gave excellent advise on food and wine pairings, etc.

AE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sheldon P was our server for the evening. No special occasion but we really enjoy the Tomahawk evenings so decided to treat ourselves to a "no grocery stop, no dishes" kind of night. As usual, it was magnificent--ambiance is always on point, food was outstanding, and service.. the best in Calgary. Sheldon P was so natural and attentive (just enough). It felt like we had been friends for years. He made recommendations that were tailed to our tastes and went above in beyond in 2 other aspects during the evening ;) Very delighted that our favourite restaurants (Modern Steak & Ocean) continue to wow. You can absolutely tell their goal is to make each and every experience for clients one to remember.

R
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fine! Steakes were delisious!

H
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for the YYC Food Experience which was an incredible value for the price. Every course was perfect and served in a timely manner.
Barb was an amazing server - very welcoming and friendly with a fantastic knowledge on the menu and story of the restaurant. She offered great suggestions and a perfect wine pairing for our meal and her pleasant attitude was an excellent finish on a fantastic evening. Will definitely be returning on a regular basis!

S
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We started with the meatballs, followed by the Denver steak special and gingerbread cake for dessert. The steak was outstanding! One of the best I’ve eaten! Delicious crispy sear on the outside and perfectly Medium rare in the middle. We also had the tartare which was also good. I will be back! Wine pairing was great especially the Blackhills cab/merlot blend

CH
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very comfortable environment and the servers where very polite. food was amazing.

R
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

I would recommend this restaurant because of the food, it was so good.
I will say my date and I came here because of the YYC Food & Drink Experience event, but our waiter didn’t even give us the option for the preset menu until we asked about it and after that he really didn’t treat us that well.. which sadly brought down the whole experience there. And it upset me a little that they automatically added gratuity because our waiter definitely didn’t deserve the 15-20% added.

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was spectacular
The food was perfect
Had the Wagu Filet and it was outstanding
Great experience all around
Would highly recommend Modern for great food

HT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

I’ve been to Modern Steak in Kensington, and it was very good. Exceptional even. My daughter and I went to the one on Stephen Avenue, as I’ve been to Modern Ocean at he same location and it too was exceptional!

We were celebrating our birthdays, so we thought we’d treat ourselves to their best steaks. I had the Wagyu Prime Rib and my daughter had the Wagyu NY Strip. We were expecting something great as the cost was $89 & $79 respectively.

It come out and we were both really looking forward to it. We ordered them both medium rare and they were both closer to medium. But they were both tough sinewy and lacking any kind of flavor. We had to salt the steaks as they both appeared to have had zero salt or pepper added!

To say we were disappointed was an understatement. The meal was $400 and I’ve had better steaks at the Keg. A lot better steaks at the Keg. Hell, I make a way better steak!!

On the positive the Brussel Sprouts were amazing along with the service. Cocktails were good too!

Maybe we caught the chef on a bad night?? But when I’m dropping $170 on two steaks, you don’t get to have an “off” night.

I would recommend the Kensington location, but in all good conscience, I can’t do the same for this location.

BO
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far the best steak I’ve had in Alberta. The beef was unreal. I was a little intimidated by the price but well worth the money

Y
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic lunch especially with the YYC food and drink experience deal! Super yummy !

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

The server was inconvenienced with our YYC food and drink experience. The food was great but the service was unfortunately not.

JB
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous! locally grown food! Lovely ambiance. the smell of the food was amazing,

M
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great service and food. A little slow on getting our drinks to us throughout the meal but overall a great experience. Tomahawk steak with 2 sides is quite the feast!

GE
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing

LH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Salmon was very dry, veggies way overcooked and mushy...did not finish it. Beat "salad" was just sliced beats (nothing else) on massive plate and 5 small goast cheese blobs. One diners steak was rare half way through him eating it (had asked for medium). Sides portions were disappointing for price... Mushrooms were swimming in sauce and garlic. Server was nice but seemed distracted, lots of staff standing around looking like they were not sure what to do. Overall, wasn't the best experience. Have been to Kensington location and it was most better.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday
Great service, knowledgeable staff.
Well proportioned meal & elegant presentation.
Clean bathrooms.

RW
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always everything was awesome!

PS
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were fantastic and the food was incredible !

EK
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Modern Steakhouse always satisfies me for good food and excellent service, but only one comment was garlic piece was dropped when waiter cleared the dishes and even after coffee was serviced, but garlic piece was not removed from our table. A little disappointment.

CG
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They attended to my food allergies quite well. It can be hard to find a place to eat but they took it really well. Was the perfect place for a date night.

O
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Quality was excellent. Jeffrey was an attentive server but not over bearing.

RC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, totally worth the price. The knowledge of the servers is incredible and they go above and beyond to accommodate any requests.

JB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was fabulous. We’re still talking about it days later! On the expensive side for us but we agreed it was worth a splurge for a family birthday. Geoffrey was our server; A+ service!

CP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was very impressed with the service and food. Will recommend this place to anyone.

AL
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Did Valentine’s Day dinner a night later with a double date. Was very lovely. Side portions are a little small/ intro courses could have been a bit bigger for price. Service was excellent especially for a first time. Attention to detail was there with making sure drinks were refilled and table was monitored but not hovering.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Make sure you reserve downstairs if you’re looking for a more intimate experience, upstairs is a much brighter and more exposed vibe. My two cents for a vday / date experience. Great restaurant either way though and food is incredible!

J
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

food there is mostly pretty good, the 14oz steak kind over cook a little bit, and after we eat like 15 mins, the meat are all been cool down, not that good for taste, but the wine price is not really expensive, kind recommond to come to drink.
Good to plan a date and eat in the MODERN STEAK

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I celebrated Valentines Day @ Modern Steak. The food and the service were both great.

RG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A bit pricey but great food and atmosphere. Staff was great

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great way to celebrate Valentines Day. Short walk to the theatre afterward.

S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time I have dined at Modern Steak on Stephen Ave. Both experiences have been fantastic. Great place to go if you want an unbelievable steak.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Serving Sheldon Was great. Highly recommended the Wednesday date night will definitely go back.

LP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was gorgeous and delicious. I would have given 5 stars but our servicer was lacking. Waters stay dry for over an hour and not much attention. The restaurant was 2/3 occupied so no excuse there. I would definitely recommend to everyone with the budget to eat there.

A
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The best steak I have had in Calgary bar none. Cooked perfectly, excellent sear and cooked a perfect rare. Ordered the striploin and again, it was perfection. Where we lose points is the sides - the brussel sprouts were fantastic but everything else was mediocre. Poutine, mash, baked potato -- none of it was worthy of remark. The balsamic glaze on the plate with the steak also seemed to have lost character due to having not been freshly plated. Could be wrong but that is what it seemed like. Steak again though, perfect.