MODERN STEAK on Stephen Avenue

4.7
462 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Steakhouse
THIS IS NOT A ROOFTOP PATIO BOOKING | No Children under 12yrs of age allowed.

Our decor is warm and modern. The tradition has always been dark wood, leathers and a muted palette 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 in to 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 a 1800o Infrared Grill to cook your steaks. The high heat creates a flavourful crust on the outside of the steak and leaves a juicy centre.

Experiences

  • 40oz. Tomahawk Tuesday - Two dine for $99

    Multiple dates available

    Every Tuesday! Enjoy a 40oz, 40 Day Dry Aged, Prime Grade Alberta Beef #tomahawksteak plus 2 sides for $99 - feeds two.
  • Wednesday Date Night - 2 dine for $80

    CA$80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Wednesday Date Night - Two Dine for $80 It’s date night at Modern every Wednesday! Fill your stomach and heart with love! Two steaks, two sides and a bottle of wine $78. Choose between: Wildrose Striploin or Benchmark Angus Flat Iron plus your choice of two sides and the best part... It includes a feature bottle of wine.

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 462 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ValerieE
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love being here..

Also thank you so much for the Birthday Card!!

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KimmieN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Great atmosphere and food!
Nice place to dine and enjoy with friends!

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Garrett
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My girlfriend and I went for a much needed date night out, so we decided to try Modern. The food was absolutely delicious! We had the crab in a jar and wagyu dumplings to start, and those are a must try. We knew the steaks would be perfectly cooked, and they certainly did not disappoint! Sheldon was our server, and he was the best. He was very friendly and witty, so of course we stayed a little longer to talk and share some funny stories with him. We can't wait to come back!

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MarcoE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall I had a great time at your establishment service was great and the food was amazing everything was tasty and cooked to perfection

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JamesM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Must try restaurant. Great tasting food, highly recommend the Brussel sprouts and Crab in a jar. Waiter was great too.

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AndreaW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistent and delicious food- we stopped by on date night Wednesday which is an outstanding value at the same quality and service you would get on a Saturday. We order gluten free and the servers are always knowledgeable and attentive to the needs. Easy favourite place for a steak and Upbeat atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Dinner was ok, 40 oz tomahawk was probably closer to 24oz. Bernaise was cold and sides were quite small. Flavours were good though. I think the restaurants are just getting back into full stride but it left a bit to be desired.

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Josephine
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience1

The food was amazing except our tomahawk steak was 25% fat. We had the tomahawk special with 2 sides of the butternut squash and chorizo mac and cheese. The waiter took out orders but only checked up on us once. We had to ask the hosts for a popcorn refill and had to ask 2 different ones before we got some. My boyfriend would have enjoyed another drink with his food but there was no opportunity to ask for one. We had empty dishes piling up on our tiny table which no one noticed. We were eating in the dark using our phones for light until the last few bites when they turned on these super bright ugly lights. We were misdirected to the washrooms and when we finally found them, they were disgusting; stinky and wet floors.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the perfect valentines date dinner, ambiance was great and the server was amazing and on top of everything

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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PatrickR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good quality and service. Been there before but the Valentines special was ridiculously over priced and under delivered, should have been the regular menu...

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Yycgal
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Valentines!

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CalvinP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

First time at this location. Excellent food and enjoyed the experience very much. Only thing was the issue of the very loud fans in the stairs area and we were seated right next to them. There didn’t appear to be any reason they couldn’t have been moved to the area cordoned off above. Would have just created some separation. Otherwise ever was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Valentines

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Ashleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience2

Modern Steak has always been a fav of mine, I am a returning customer however i had never been to the Stephen Ave location before. As soon as we sat down everything seemed very rushed, like we needed to hurry up and eat, not sure if there was another sitting after us but our reservation was for 4:30? Hardly anyone was in the restaurant. On top of that I asked our server if I could have my meal but instead of peppercorn sauce if i could have the truffle butter, he flat out told me NO way? My boyfriend looked at the waiter and said OK does the sauce come on the side and our waiter said yes. My boyfriend than ordered my meal and to our surprise the sauce did NOT come on the side. Not a big deal, but when you have allergies it kind of is. Needless to say my boyfriend ended up switching me meals. After spending almost $400 at your restaurant that evening I expected a lot better service. I love the food so I would come back but not impressed about the service.

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charismagioandlib
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We enjoyed our supper very much the food was super ! Will add that our choice of wine was said to be substituted for another on recommendation thru our server from the wine specialist . I asked for the price after accepting, but with no answer so I asked for the menu . After looking up the price for this substitute it was significantly more by 25% at least from my initial selection . I was a bit disappointed which was soon lifted by the food we were served . Will return again in the near future .

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vipIvana
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the absolute best time at Modern Steak celebrating my 30th birthday! The food was outstanding and the service was amazing! We really enjoyed our meal!

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Mander2283
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for our 10th Anniversary and we were blown away, everything was delicious and it was a wonderful experience.

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vipNicolinna
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time coming to Modern Steak on 8th. Although it was a super cold night, the welcome was warm, and service was awesome.
Sheldon was very friendly and helpful with answering any and all questions regarding the menu and also made some great suggestions.
Food was awesome. Risotto was a bit overpriced for the size in my opinion but that’s based off of experience.
Salad, Risotto, Steak and Truffle Fries were all amazing.
We also enjoyed 2 delicious desserts.

The atmosphere was nice and chill.

Will definitely be coming back again!

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ADiner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Food was overall good, when it was delivered. Service was possibly worst I’ve ever experienced, managements dealing in the situation was quite casual and lazy. They took a large amount off the bill, however that doesn’t remedy and extremely poor dining experience over all.

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DomesticDivaNorth
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a fabulous date night on the Valentine weekend. The food and service were excellent. We shared the mushroom risotto, blue cheese crusted ribeye steak, roasted carrots and Brussel sprouts. It was the perfect amount of food and everything was delicious! A bit of a weird decor inside but overall we loved the restaurant.

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DanielleS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Was super impressed with our first first. Food was amazing especially the brussel sprouts!! We will be back!

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JoyceC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was very informative and hilarious!!

The food he recommended was amazing and accommodated my dietary needs.

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IrisM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as per usually. Thank you for the exception night

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KrisV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing amazing! Food here is delicious! My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner. Wagyu ribeye was mouthwatering good

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

service and atmosphere was not what we expected - acknowledgement of the birthday was appreciated - but the service was not the best. The food was good, but I think could have been presented better.

The complimentary dessert was appreciated, but also not the best

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SCOMAC
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Modern never misses, the experience is always the best that is why we keep coming back!

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great experience, food, service, music, all with safe Covid protocols!

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vipmilesp
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mathew was our server and did a great job. Awesome steaks and appetizers with great service!

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Jpkk
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can't go wrong with any steaks on the menu. Waygu dumplings are great

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Jason
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Server was excellent in providing recommendations.

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JennaW
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Started with a friendly greeting, sat at a comfortable booth with a view of downtown and the bar, lovely and knowledgeable server. Everything tasted great, and make sure to order the brusslespouts as a side - you wont regret it!

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BrentonP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my good friend came in for the date night special this past Wednesday and had the greatest service and food. Our server was full of life and was excited to have us there and we were equally excited to be there! He was knowledgeable and Friendly and was able to provide hints and help on the spot. The food was incredible as well. Steaks cooked perfectly. Beverages mixed great and we can’t wait to keep coming back! It was worth every penny! Price wise it’s comparable to other places in its category but well worth it! Highly recommend going and we will be back after the restrictions are lifted!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, lovely server. Looking forward to visiting again!

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Renee
Edmonton
17 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a great evening, meal and service was perfect. Oysters and steak outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Totally worth every penny

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sheldon was our server and he was great and very helpful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, pricing and service.

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LLLBEAN
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The steak seasoning was wayyyy too salty (this coming from a big salt lover). I ended up having a very raw tongue after the meal. The food is good, but pricey for the value received. Desserts were delicious!

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

My boyfriend and I came for a date night on Saturday November 28th. We were sat in a beautiful booth beside the window. Barb was our server and she was amazing. Service was second to none. As it was our first time she told us a brief history of the restaurant and the specials for the evening.

I had a French 75 and my boyfriend had a gin and tonic. Both were made beautifully and we snacked on the complimentary truffle popcorn while looking at the menus. The only complain that I have about the popcorn is that it’s HIGHLY addictive!

We started with the small seafood platter which was delicious. The salty crab with clarified butter was my favourite. The village bay oysters were so fresh and beautifully shucked.

Next we had the steak tartare. It was very good. The steak was fresh and seasoned perfectly - the truffle oil is a nice touch.
House made chips accompanied the tartare. Perfect crunch for this dish.

The wagyu dumplings came next and were a highlight for us. Perfectly seared with a spicy sauce and ponzu for dipping.

For the main course we shared a rib steak - medium rare.
It came perfectly cooked with a few cloves of confit garlic. Superb. We also asked for a piece of seared foie gras atop the steak. The kitchen delivered. The foie gras was perfectly cooked.
We ordered the truffle Parmesan fries, Brussels sprouts and butternut squash to accompany the steak. All the sides were delicious. My favourite was the butternut squash with maple.

We didn’t have room for dessert but on our next visit the baked Alaska is on our radar.

Thank you modern steak for a great date night! We will definitely be back soon!

FAQs

MODERN STEAK on Stephen Avenue is rated 4.7 stars by 462 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.