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Model Milk, Calgary, AB

Model Milk

4.7
4.7
1928 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
Model Milk is set in Calgary's historic dairy building in the heart of uptown 17th avenue.

A unique restaurant featuring a fresh, local, and innovative menu from chef Becca MacLeod.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Low Country
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 17:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    (403) 265-7343
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Blair Clemis
  • Private party facilities
    Model Milk is set in Calgary's historic dairy building in the heart of uptown. A unique restaurant featuring a fresh, local, and innovative menu from chef Justin Leboe. Whether celebrating with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, we have the perfect space for you and your guests.
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator: (403) 265-7343
  • Area
    Calgary
  • Cross Street
    2nd St
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Traditional Butts: Sherry and Tapas

    2 Mar 2024 only
    Rough Drafts is a monthly pop-up hosted in Model Citizen where we play, test dishes and get creative. Never a set format. Always changing #007 Traditional Butts: Sherry and Tapas A pop-up Spanish Tapas Bar featuring an extensive Sherry list, bespoke conservas and bar snacks.

What 1,928 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,928 Reviews
  1. AllisonW

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I were there on Saturday night, we sat at the bar the bar tender took great care of us, he suggested some really yummy food for us, great food l, great drinks, great conversation.

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  2. SamanthaC

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We haven't been in years but went back and the food and service is incredible! We played Shisito Roulette - only 1 hot pepper, devoured the Beef Tartar and savored the Rib Eye. Acacia our server was engaging and made excellent drink recommendations that really suited my palette. They sent us out a mini pot de creme to try since I was torn on dessert so I could have the Apple pie they are known for and an option I was interested in. It wont be years before we go back this time

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  3. ChrisF

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food. Food is shareable with lots of great choices. We had steak, fried chicken, kale salad and fresh cut pasta. All were wonderful. Try the warm potato bun as a starter. It’ll change your life.

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  4. SimonS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambiance. One suggestion would be to have some non-alchoolic beer options, there is some great micro-brewery options now.

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  5. TandD

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and service, this was our second visit. Love the shrimp toast.

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  6. carrotconnoisseur

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really amazing dining experience. Model milk provided a wonderful array for option - we highly recommend ordering for the table and sharing medium plates. The heat in the restaurant was intense (dress lightly).

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  7. IsabelleB

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came to Model Milk on a recommendation from a friend who works there. Even without mentioning that was the reason we came, the service was absolutely wonderful (Thank you Patrick!). He gave us lots of well informed recommendations without being overbearing or pushy, and everything we ordered was a slam dunk thanks to him. The potato bun was our personal favourite but Manitoba walleye also blew me away. Definitely recommend dining at model milk but have your tall friends sit on the booth side of the table because the cushions are very soft and I felt like I needed a high chair before my boyfriend switched seats with me lol!

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  8. OlgaB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely dinner there in a romantic atmosphere

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place, good ambiance. A little on the pricey side. Had a very nice time to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Would’ve been nice if they had recognized it though, as it was noted in my reservation.

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  10. ActionExpress

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service and amazing food. It is a little busy and crowded, but I highly recommend eating here.

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  11. StephenJK

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing and consistent food and service, going above and beyond... to the end that they are the first restaurant to greet with a "high five" which I have requested in all reservation comments since 2009. Great food, great atmosphere, great people.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambience. Warm potato bread and beef tartare were amazing

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  13. NeilK

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A consistently good restaurant. A few more menu choices at the lower end (25 - 40$) would be nice; that said it was a great menu the other night.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff were great and efficient and the food was amazing. The only complaint we would have is that close to the bar the music was pretty loud. Not the best for conversation but the music was nice

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  15. FabioM

    Exclusive

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best as always! Never disappoints. Must try for anyone in Calgary

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  16. ElGutscho

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and experience. This a very well curated, thoughtful and carefully crafted menu and experience. Every dish had more to discover than the write up offered.

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  17. MichaelD

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent and the drinks/food were quite tasty.

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  18. Bonsai

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Party of two, good service and waitress ensured water was refilled often, had the potato bun with garlic butter, calamari and 8 oz sirloin steaks. The potato bun was good and was good to pick-up the sauce from the calamari which was also good. As for the steaks, they were done to order but found them grissly and not the quality expected for the price. The steaks were topped with mushrooms which was nice but would have been better to have them on the side to keep the flavours separate from the meat to be able to taste the steaks on their own. Menu options for dinner entrees were limited. Overall a decent restuarant on the pricier end.

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  19. ChrisH

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was on my short list, and finally found the occasion to make it here. Everything was amazing. The potato bun loaf with compound butter; the 18oz ribeye was perfectly cooked and the roti and Brussel sprouts were perfect accompaniment and finishing it off with the apple pie. Totally Delicious! Will be back soon!

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  20. CindyG

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, awesome staff and love the dinning atmosphere. If you haven’t been then put it on your list!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the ambiance the food is amazing highly recommend Model Milk

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  22. LishaC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the cocktails, great service and the food was lovely. We found the fried chicken a bit under seasoned but the steak was delicious and perfectly cooked. The steak tartare and the calamari were great and the potato bread was a huge hit with everyone. All in all, a great experience.

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  23. FrankW

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fried chicken and biscuits did not disappoint. If you’re sensitive to spice recommend asking for the chicken spice on the side.

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  24. daveF

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been too long since we we’ve been here. Awesome time. Food was great. Highly recommend

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing, will defintelt be dining back again. This is one of the top restaurants I’ve been to in calgary

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! Loved the peppers and apple pie

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  27. EvaT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the staff were all very educated and enthusiastic about the dishes and drinks. The fresh bread was delicious as was everything else!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was just okay, all around. Nothing was amazing, nothing was “wow!” worthy. The restaurant booked three huge tables and our server mentioned when we sat down if we didn’t order right away we’d be waiting all night for our food behind the large parties. Our server forgot our appetizer and brought it out after our mains already came out. The “famous” apple pie was cold and mushy. Nothing to write home about all in all.
    Model MilkResponded on 17 January 2024
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write in and provide us with some feedback as it gives us the chance to find ways we can improve as a restaurant. I apologize that your server made you feel rushed, this is never our intention. I will take this feedback to our team, and we can work on improving the way we navigate conversations like this with our guests. Our Chefs take feedback seriously and will be taking the proper steps to ensure the Apple Pie meets the highest expectations we have. I'd also love to know more about the other dishes you did not like. Finally, I would like to invite you back and personally handle your reservation, so we may live up to the expectations we set for ourselves. My email address is hmcneil@modelmilk.ca Thank you again, Hailey

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  29. CindyGH

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were driving from Edmonton for dinner and called as we knew we would be 10-20 min late for our reservation. The host was gracious and shared it would be no issue at all - so this gave us a great first impression, as often when calling restaurants they are quite short on the phone. We arrived and were seated promptly, and had amazing service all night from Kate - and when she learned we loved wine, she was great with recommendations and a small sample to pair with our steak. All of the food , from the potato buns, endive salad and carrots to the striploin with pomme puree was outstanding. We took Kate’s recommendation for the apple pie with white cheddar crust for dessert - delicious! We will definitely be back!

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  30. RawdonB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great space, service, food & drinks menu. I will return.

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  31. AnnetteB

    Montreal

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I had one of the best burgers ever. I really wanted to try the spicy fried chicken. When I inquired as to how spicy, our server said it was a 6-7/10 which is way too spicy for me. It’s unfortunate that a less spicy version is not offered. Very eclectic wine list with many wines from regions that are not as popular like Germany and Hungary. The restaurant is very noisy, we had to raise our voices to hear each other. The service was excellent.

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  32. MonicaA

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I remember coming here years ago and it did seem at the time kids would be welcome here. They don’t say kids aren’t allowed. However the vibe there is totally not for kids. We booked a table in advance and we were seated right beside the door as if we didn’t make reservations. I have to say the food was good and our server was awesome!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters to start were incredible, the spicy fried chicken is mouth watering, and the Apple Pie, wow!

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  34. RuthW

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely extended dinner. Three of us shared options from the different menus and every dish was exceptional and unique.

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  35. Kyle

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was phenomenal the food was fantastic. A great date night!

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  36. JessicaJ

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! Fast service and knowledgeable staff. The food was amazing and the restaurant has the coziest vibes. We’ll be back!

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  37. RGHJ

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, there wasn’t one thing that I didn’t love! Service was wonderful, Jemelle was lovely, highly recommend! Can’t wait to go back to try more of the menu.

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  38. ScottH

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dee was amazing and fed us from the fabulous menu. Great atmosphere

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Model Milks is the best, we get the same waitress every time and she does an outstanding job.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The chicken was very disappointing. Not worth the money. There are better places in Calgary for sure.
    Model MilkResponded on 22 December 2023
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write in and submit your feedback. We greatly appreciate any and all feedback, as it gives us the opportunity to improve and grow as a restaurant. I apologize that your dining experience did not meet the high expectations we hold ourselves to. We take great pride in our service, and food, therefor I regret that we were not able to provide you with the experience we strive to provide. I would love to know more about what you did not enjoy about the Fried Chicken, so I can pass this along to our Chefs, and see if there is anything we can do to improve this dish. You can reach out to me at hmcneil@modelmilk.ca. Finally, I would love to invite you back to our restaurant, and handle your reservation personally. Looking forward to hearing from you, Hailey

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Model Milk is rated 4.7 stars by 1928 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Model Milk

308 17th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A8

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    2nd St
  • Area
    Calgary
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 17:00–22:00
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Low Country
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Blair Clemis
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (403) 265-7343
  • Private party facilities
    Model Milk is set in Calgary's historic dairy building in the heart of uptown. A unique restaurant featuring a fresh, local, and innovative menu from chef Justin Leboe. Whether celebrating with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, we have the perfect space for you and your guests.
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator: (403) 265-7343
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