Model Milk

4.8
1184 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 Justin Leboe.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1184 people are saying
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4.8
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Prav
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambience but the food missed the mark.

We ordered the grits, calamari, gnocchi and apple pie.

The apple pie and calamari were great.
The grits felt as though Sriracha which was a bit off putting. The gnocchi had too much mint as a garnish which also ruined the entree.

Our server was also very lovely but I don't think we'd return because the value of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was ok, salty. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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ChefKV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Kale salad was ok. Underwhelming to be honest.

Hominy grits were on point, lacking a enough acidity. Overall a delicious dish, just rich.

Calamari fricassee was way too salty. The cook on the calamari was unreal, the dish wants to work but just too much seasoning, we ate it as we were hungry and the calamari had an incredible texture.

Cavatelli was way too salty. Had to send it back.

Second cavatelli was delicious, the ricotta was served on the side. Dont think it was the ricotta that caused the salt, may have been a heavy hand if im honest. Texture of pasta both times were on point.

Chocolate mousse was as good as i imagined. Great texture and flavour, praline and cocoa nib were great additions to a classic. Chantilly cream perfectly whipped.

Apple pie to go has been a delight. Inspired an apple pie cookoff in the home next week.

Model Milk
Responded 3 days ago

Hi ChefKV, Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry to hear that the experience did not live up to expectations. Your thorough feedback is valuable in helping us to take steps to improve. We are never happy when a guest leaves the restaurant dissatisfied for any reason. As such, I would like to invite you back to dine with us again. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly and I will help to arrange the experience. My email is tkoch@modelmilk.ca. Sincerely, Taylor

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LucasB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were amazing, glad I came back!

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AndreeaM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The interior design is very similar with an old restaurant from Palermo. The ambiance was relaxing with great Portuguese Jazz playing in the background. We will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We had the “wagyu” truffle tartare, didn’t melt in your mouth as you would expect wagyu to do so. Not even a subtle hint of truffle whatsoever, no flavour. Never dull. The endives were over powering and washed the flavour of the meat out. Also took almost 45 minutes for the appetizer. Served with “sourdough” but more so seemed like a slightly toasted piece of white toast.

We all ordered the beef, as we were extremely hungry. Which took way over an hour for 2 entrees only cooked to medium rare. The cut of steak was tender, however it was ruined with the overpowering taste of soap. The peppercorn sauce had the texture of chalk, again, very soapy taste. The potatoes were soggy and cold. It was the first time I’ve seen my partner literally spit food back onto the plate. 4 of us had one bite each (of two separate dishes) and both were equally as unappetizing.

Also had the ham croquettes, a very small appetizer; however it was tasty. The garlic aioli was a nice compliment with the sweetness of the pork.

Our server was extremely nice and friendly, her service was great. Recommended a very good bottle of wine for the table. The drinks were the only highlight of the meal. However, we were there for nearly two hours waiting for food that was a let down.

Model Milk
Responded 3 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. The success of our restaurant is predicated on feedback from our guests, so your comments are appreciated. I’m sorry to hear that your experience was not as it should have been. We are never happy when a guest leaves the restaurant dissatisfied for any reason. As such, I would like to invite you back to the restaurant to host you again at your convenience. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly. My email is tkoch@modelmilk.ca. Sincerely, Taylor

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vipDominikaK
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriel was our server and he was awesome. My boyfriend is into cocktails and asked him to surprise him a couple times. He was super impressed and really enjoyed Gabriel’s drinks and enjoyed guessing what it was made off. This was very entertaining for our table. The food was awesome, as per usual. The beef tartare - amazing ! We will definitely be dining here again :)

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always.

AB
ABC19
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Model Milk never disappoints. The food and service are always exceptional and we are treated like family. We were celebrating an 18th birthday and some complimentary bubbly was brought to our table. We love this restaurant and frequent it as often as we can.

BC
BradC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very helpful and courteous staff. We will definitely be back.

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Samantha
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Just having a drink on the patio

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Chavonne
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at model milk and the appies and drinks were amazing!

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vipSandman404
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food that was hand made and very tasty. Great service team!

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vipMissTheTapas
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The new patio was a good option, but would’ve like hand sanitizer to be offered or mandatory at arrival.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience and adaptation to COVID protocols. Excellent collaboration with Pigeonhole, enhancing the eating experience even with a smaller menu from each restaurant. Thank you for the incredible dinner !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin was fantastic! So easy going and a service filled with laughter as always. Food and drink is never a miss. Can’t say enough good things.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, music and a chill atmosphere!

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elle
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the dishes we had were fantastic! Calamari, fried chicken, apple pie! Service was on point… Music played from albums on a record player was terrific… We were sat upstairs in our separate dining area which was much quieter than the regular open space of the lofted restaurant.

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SusanS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Model Milk is our favourite restaurant in Calgary. Despite the COVID restrictions, the service was wonderful and the food was excellent as always. We do miss the specials, rotating menu, and especially the Sunday fixed menu family-style meals. If the menu were more varied, we would be dining at Model Milk monthly even during this pandemic time.

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OrestI
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take my Queen (girlfriend) on her birthday. Friendly and efficient service, great food. We liked the atmosphere, although the music was a wee bit too loud. Thank you!

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LisaY
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu, service, and food.
Tartare, flat iron steak, and apple pie were very memorable. Many other items looked amazing.
Staff was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and service. Love this restaurant!

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MayN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Excellent taste
Will be back soon!
Also fabulous celebrating with my friends
They are all love it!!!

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DonnaT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! The food was amazing and the server knew her stuff. The music and atmosphere was so energetic, safe and it was great to get out and feel alive!

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ChristineJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant vibe, the service was amazing, the drinks were tasty and the food was delicious. This restaurant has a vibrant and sexy vibe to it. Great for dates or a dinner out with hopefully someone that loves food because it’s delicious here.

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CherylS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. Appies great sharing portions. Had the burger and wow knocked my socks off. That special sauce was fab!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, and delicious food. Each plate of food was beautifully crafted, and the cocktails were delightful. We were taken well care of by everyone. The quality of the food and service far exceeded my expectations!

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Jodi
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Angus Flat Iron was delicious, great sauce and the buttery garlicky thrice baked potato exceeded expectations.
Amazing cocktails, was not disappointed by any of the four my husband and I ordered.

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vipJoanneW
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing good quality food. Good service . Good for special occasions

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vipAmandaH
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a 10/10

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BigPoppa
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a couple of times since the end of the second lock down and the reason I chose here is because I knew they would nail it and they did. From the front door, to the food, to the service. If you want the best, most friendly complimenting service ask for Kait! She served us Saturday night, chose our food our cocktails and left us feeling amazing. These guys are nailing it and you should check them out!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The main floor dining room and the loft surrounding it is quite nice. However, we were seated in a “bar” completely removed from the rest of the restaurant. It was up a set a stairs and through a little hallway. We were extremely disappointed in the decor and the ambience, so requested to be seated elsewhere. We have been to the restaurant before and have never encountered this area. Thankfully they were able to accommodate us. I understand seating is a challenge during Covid times, but since the prices are the same everywhere in the restaurant, so should the decor and ambiance be.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. It was the best food we’ve had so far this year. The truffle pierogis, the cavatelli and the hangar steak were outstanding and the apple pie is classic. Great service and ambiance. Great dinner altogether. Can’t wait to come back.

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Cassandra
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cant get enough of my dessert dates with the right someone at model milk.

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ChelseaC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Was very impressed and will be returning.

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DelaneyD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe was lovely. Very attentive and even offered us some free dessert wine at the end of our night. Plus fantastic food! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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Wesj
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service, so nice to get out and eat some great food!

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Model Milk is rated 4.8 stars by 1184 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.

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