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Model Milk, Calgary, AB

Model Milk

4.7
4.7
1520 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 28 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Low Country

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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What 1,520 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MD

    MarkD

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and great service. Mitchell was really excellent in recommending food choices and wine selection. We'll be back!

    Model MilkResponded todayThanks, Mark! We'll be sure to pass along the compliments to Mitchell. Hope to see you soon. Reshma

  2. AG

    AnnaGene

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Hot fried chicken was a little too dark, biscuits were wonderful. Cauliflower was a little burnt. Pot de Crème was hmmmm heavenly.

    Model MilkResponded todayHi Anna, Thank you for your feedback. We'd love to know more about your experience with us as we are always looking for ways to grow. My email address is rmir@modelmilk.ca if you'd like to reach out. Thanks, Reshma

  3. f

    fatpanda

    Calgary

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Went back for the first time since before the pandemic due to the recent hype Model Milk had received, but unfortunately even my basic expectations we not met. Food was pretty good, but sorry nothing exceptional whatsoever. Ordered Oysters, calamari, fries and a burger. Service of the items was spaced out too much, with long gaps of no water and no service. Took almost an hour and a half before the burger came. So over $100 and after an undeserved 18% tip, we left. For those that love Model Milk please continue going, my review is just my personal experience based on going a handful of times over the course of several years, but the place just isn't for me and I will continue to patronize places like Ari Sushi instead.

    Model MilkResponded 6 days agoGood afternoon, I am sorry to hear that we did not provide you with an experience that was up to the standard that we strive for. We always appreciate guest feedback, positive or negative - we can use your feedback to coach our staff on the importance of prompt and attentive service. I would like to personally offer to handle your next reservation with us so that we can make your experience a positive one. Please reach out to me at rmir@modelmilk.ca Reshma

  4. KC

    KimC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Service was good but the food was tasteless. My steak was tough and very tasteless and the piece of steak was flooded with sauce. This was one of the worst steak I even had considering the fact that this is the most expensive of the large plate item.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant. The menu is inventive, always changing, and delicious.
  6. MY

    MarneyY

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is hip and happening, a cool vibe. The food is incredible, it exceeded our expectations. I would love to come back.
  7. BH

    BillH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service was really good. Every dish was really yummy! I would recommend this restaurant. The ambience was good, but it was a bit too noisy at times, and the tables are really close together. We didn’t mind and our neighbours were good. If you had really loud neighbours it might not be so nice.
  8. T

    Teah

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and ambience! Highly recommend the halibut, calamari and apple pie
  9. JE

    JacquieE

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful spot reminiscing of New York city vibe
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server made an already great experience even better! Food was stellar! We love this place.
  11. CB

    CherylB

    Calgary

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Good and service was stellar. Excellent recommendations. And the apple pie!!!!!!! Incredible.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great every time
  13. D

    Deedee

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting atmosphere for a date night with rustic and industrial style with modern touches calamari was delicious and very original. The waiter gave us great menu recommendations and we ended up choosing the trout and halibut which were both amazing! We finished off with some delicious apple pie with a cheddar crust. The pie was awesome. We only wish it came in 2 sizes because it was so huge and covered in ice cream so we couldn’t really bring it home. No complaining here though! Great place!
  14. K

    Kgsmithmaine

    Las Vegas

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Underwhelmed by the food but the service was great!
  15. G

    Ganesh

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must try restaurant if you are in Calgary. The food and drink choices are exquisite and extremely well executed, and service is top notch.
  16. RH

    RochelleH

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only thing I was disappointed about was that the menu on Open Table was not at all the same as it was in the restaurant.
  17. M

    Missyw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable! The hostess let us change our reservation when our guests’ flight was late…the foot was outstanding, the service even better. We will be back soon!
  18. MD

    MicheleD

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had an enjoyable time having an early dinner.
  19. DK

    DKLL

    Edmonton

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is by far one of the best restaurants we’ve been to in Calgary and we try at least one new one a month. The service & food is second to none. I had the cauliflower and cheese gratin. It was so much more than expected! We never had a empty glass all evening. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and could describe any of the food we asked about.
  20. CK

    ClaudiaK

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I came for my birthday & this restaurant matched my expectations! Many people said it was amazing and I have to join in! The food was delicious and the interior + amazing staff made for a fantastic atmosphere. The only reason I gave a 4 star on service is a bit of lack of communication when my dessert took longer than expected to come out - the apple pie was phenomenal which made up for the wait! Would just be nice to have it communicated that it may take a bit of time to prepare. (makes you feel forgotten when servers pass your table multiple times and you keep waiting) All in all amazing restaurant & dining experience - would highly recommend it!!!! :)
  21. KC

    KathyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance was super. Atmosphere great. Very interesting food There was always a server at our table attending to our needs
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food was great and all the staff was very attentive. Wonderful service with great food.
  23. P

    Pizza

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    All the food was enjoyable the oysters were excellent. Really wonderful experience thank you
  24. BR

    BenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    You go for the fried chicken, but then realize you were actually there for the wedge salad that came with it. Everything was so good. Shisito's are a must try. Will be back.
  25. C

    Christina

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most delicious food we’ve had in a while. The chefs really know what they’re doing. Servers are very educated on the menu which is always nice. You could hear everyone at their tables going “mm” “omg” “this is amazing” Will be back to try more of the menu for sure
  26. A

    Adebisi

    Calgary

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    First time back to Model Milk in years. Last time was when they still had the Q water system which is now gone. Food was adequate. Cocktails were nice. Services was excellent.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to catch up with friends and share some food
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the tartare, cheesy donuts, halibut and fried chicken. Each dish was excellent. We finished off with the apple pie and it was absolutely divine. The biggest piece of pie with ice cream!! To die for.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and staff extremely friendly
  30. AB

    AronB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic! Brought clients for dinner, food was phenomenal, atmosphere perfect, and made a pasting impression on my guests. 10/10!
  31. PM

    PattiM

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner ❤️our server Kate was fantastic. She’s one of the reasons we keep coming back. Plus the creative dishes ❤️
  32. WL

    WayneL

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice restaurant, comfortable atmosphere, interesting decor and building, very good food, great service. Will definitely be back again and will recommend to friends.
  33. ES

    EricaS

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Yummy food. Great service. An enjoyable night. Halibut and trout on the memo was delicious. Appetizers were a good size.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Mitchell was a great server and the food was delicious Not super crowded Overall very enjoyable experience
  35. BS

    BarbaraS

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals ever- each dish just got better and better. Server was great- made sure timing was good
  36. AM

    AlexM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, the vinyl spinning up top was a nice touch, service was impeccable as was the food. Definitely be back !
  37. NS

    NicoleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was very attentive and offered great suggestions.
  38. BS

    BriS

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere both trendy cool and relaxing. Service knowledgeable and attentive. No attitude just helpful and available. Accommodated food dietary needs. My new take to impress for out of towners.
  39. PM

    PattiM

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great service. The menu is really unique
  40. S

    Skups

    Calgary

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have not been to model milk since pre COVID and could not even remember how my meal was. Happy i made the choice to dine again. Was blown away by the service level and attention to detail. Never had a dirty plate on the table or unfilled water glass for more than 10 seconds. Fantastic job! Food was by far the best caliber you will find in the city. Highly recommend shishito peppers and crispy maitake mushrooms.

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

FAQs

Model Milk is rated 4.7 stars by 1520 OpenTable diners.

Model Milk does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 28 times today
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 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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