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Donna Mac

4.5
148 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Located in the bustling neighbourhood of the Beltline, Donna Mac focuses on thoughtful, simple and
seasonal cuisine meant to be shared amongst the table. Named after family and inspired by a philosophy of resourcefulness, Donna Mac embraces the mantra that ‘ever changing’ is the only constant.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Canadian
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Hours of operation
11am to 4pm Lunch (Saturday/Sunday Brunch)
4pm to 11pm Dinner
Happy Hour 3pm to 6pm Daily
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Phone number
(403) 719-3622
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Justin Longpre
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
10th Ave SW
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Parking details
Street parking available, as well as, a pay lot across the street
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 148 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We celebrated Mom's 90th and everything was fantastic . CHocolate cookies and strawberry shortcake were outstanding! Thank you

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Unreal. Amy, you have built such an amazing place. Kudos to you and your partners for creating such an outstanding dining experience.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had our Father's Day brunch at Donna Mac. The restaurant is super bright with natural light and the atmosphere was very comfortable. Our server, Colwyn, was attentive and pleasant without being overbearing. He made great suggestions based on gluten-free, dairy-free and children needs. Our food was delicious- served hot and very well prepared. I walk past this restaurant early every morning and there is always staff preparing for the day -this is evident in the food as it was fresh. I have told everyone that I know to check out Donna Mac.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The service was excellent and the food from the appetizers to the main courses were outstanding. Also very impressed with the wine recommended by the staff. We will definitely be going back as there were so many great looking menu items we did not get to try.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Donna Mac is one of my favorite places in the city, always consistent with excellent food and service! I will be back again and again.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We were quite disappointed with the food. It had no flavour. Nothing was even worth talking about. We found ourselves talking the next day about how bad it was.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The service was excellent and the food outstanding. Our daughter said it was the best meal she’s had this year. The only exception was the tomato salad which was quite salty. The fried cauliflower was so good, I could make a meal of that. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

If you love sharing and have an open mind towards food - this is your place!

Most sharing restaurants just let the dishes go as they are made, but here the server puts them into an order that will be enjoyable for your taste buds - it makes all the difference!

All of our food was great and offered us combinations we thought we would never try. This place does not disappoint. Service and drinks are top notch too!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

I loved it. The feature dish was delicious and my friend and I were able to spend some time catching up in a peaceful atmosphere. The owner came and talked to us at the end of our meal and that meant a lot.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Wonderful take on comfort food. Beautiful space for an afternoon lunch or special occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Excellent lunch choices. Highly recommend the pork salad with charred cabbage and pears

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a reservation at Donna Mac for Mother's Day. When we arrived, we were promptly seated and a highchair was at the table, per our request. Service was attentive and prompt. However, the menu lacked options. We arrived at 1:30 and there was a special Mother's Day Brunch menu that had limited selection. I had looked at the menu online prior to making a reservation to make sure that there were options for our family of 4, but it appears that the regular lunch menu was not available on this day. The bread pudding French toast was not eaten, save for a couple of bites. It had some bitter notes and was very mushy. Neither my son nor my husband could stomach it. The hangover pasta was good, as was may tomato soup and salad. Sadly, after we left, I made a supplemental brunch at home as half of my family was still hungry. I think the lunch and dinner menus look promising, but was disappointed at the lack of options on the brunch menu.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Came to Donna Mac for Mothers Day. Had a wonderful tomato salad and the girls had the mushroom tourterire. Service was friendly and on point. Great decor, light and airy. The staff have been well chosen and work well together. Lots of smiles!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Delicious food. Great options. Wonderful service. Would highly recommend the Risotto and carrots. Has tons of options for vegetarians and vegans.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Food was above average in quality and reasonably priced

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The food was very tasty; the service was great; the ambience was relaxing and enjoyable. I have recommended it to friends and will return!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Nice meal with nice drinks

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

love the edgy cozy decor and the service is so welcoming and prompt! Could use a few more dishes and wasn't very fond of the chicken but will be back for sure

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Had the best time. Food and service were both exceptional and the space is beautiful. Can’t wait to go again!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Fantastic Experience! The food was excellent and the value was fantastic and it was a wonderful experience. We weren't rushed and the noise level was perfect to be able to converse comfortably. I highly recommend this restaurant. Thank you, Donna Mac Team for creating a lovely and memorable experience for your patrons!!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

A pleasant and unique dining experience. Comfort food with an elevated twist. Make sure you save room for dessert !

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food and super friendly service. Had a great time. Relatively quiet at the time we went. Will come back.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Amazing service! A bit pricey, but delicious and great for special occasions

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Went in with a friend. Had the burger and it was outstanding. Simple, perfect combination of mouth watering ingredients. Beautiful room =)

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Everything was awesome. The food was delicious (we ordered a random selection of dishes to share between 4 of us). The cocktail list was creative and I loved that the wine list was divided into “old school” and “new school” selections. Will happily return!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Called Friday morning, hoping to book a group of 6 for that night. The staff (Jeff, I think) went out of his way to make room for our group. He shuffled some tables and was awesome to deal with. The service, food, cocktails/wine were all amazing! See you again soon.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Very enjoyable evening in a pleasant bright surrounding and very attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Took a look at the lunch menu and location and it was the perfect fit to meet up with a girlfriend for lunch! We went a little early (11:30) so it was nice and quiet when we got there. Light and airy decor - made it feel spring-ish, despite the cold wind outside. Servers were all friendly and were able to speak knowledgeably about the menu.

We can whole heartedly recommend the Gouda and porcini crullers - these little bites of heaven had porcini mushroom powder mixed in with gouda, battered , fried and presented with a whisp of sugar, grated parmesan and chives. They are delightful and another reason to come back.

My friend had the Pork salad with Charred Cabbage, Pear, Chili, Lime, Herbs. she loved the whole thing. I enjoyed the Celery Root Salad with Shaved Celery, Comte, Walnuts, Herbs. THe level of fresh herbs in each salad was really good and flavourful. It wasn't quite enough for lunch though, so I ordered some of their home made bread and house churned butter. Yes, it is as good as it sounds. You need to go to Donna Mac's!

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Mostly happy with everything. The sourdough bread/butter for $5 was just OK...it wasn't that tasty and should be a free offering. The wine offerings were good. We had the Italian by the glass.

The ravioli which is what we were hoping to have was not made that night so we opted
for the special brisket pasta. It was very nice, although a little scant on parmesan sauce and baby onions but the portion of house made wide pasta and brisket was generous.
The cauliflower small plate was great. The blood orange meringue pie was
also enjoyed but the filling was soft so was runny on the fork. But, taste was good.

The server was lovely and knowledgeable about the food. We enjoyed her enthusiasm.
All the staff were welcoming and accommodating. I love the design of Donna Mac but I would suggest a large floral arrangement at the entrance or on the bar to soften the otherwise linear stark look. I love art and didn't see any art here but I understand that this look may not need art. The music could be turned down a notch or two; and jazz would enhance the atmosphere and add to the Euro-contemporary sophistication of Donna Mac.

I would highly recommend Donna Mac to my friends. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Service in the beginning was kind of off and irritating but it got better. Highly recommend the tomato salad and the pork belly!

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Mediocre food and and poor cocktails

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Service was awesome, everyone was working as a team right from the moment we arrived and shown to our table all the way to saying farewell at the end. Good selection of food on the menu, if there was one thing missing, it would be enough spice to liven up the food. Good, not great.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Interesting menu and attentive service. No way get around the noise level. Wish the music could be toned down a few decibels.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The place is nicely laid out...open concept and that works well. Service was good. Plates are to share and the menu is different....some nice flavors, some interesting combinations.
I still find this a little bit on the expensive side though.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was very average at best. Of the 3 dishes we ordered to share, only 1 was actually good (tagliatelle). The other 2 we almost didn't want to finish after the first few bites. The beef short rib was small, bland, and room temperature (at $32, not a nice surprise), and the cauliflower grits was expensive mush that was also served cold. The cocktails were ok. Service was decent but not friendly. Very much a "meh" experience and won't bother going back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent evening

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I wanted to really like this place, but as hard as I tried - I couldn’t and we won’t be back. Food was cold, flavours didn’t mesh, and I’m pretty sure I ate straight lettuce and sour cream. Service was good, but food was too fast and mediocre. Wine was awful. Beer came in 12 oz portions.
A bit unfortunate.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food and good service, though it was a bit slow at times.

Love your vegan burger and the vegan options.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Celebrated a birthday party here with another couple. Enjoyed the 'family style' menu, and being able to try many different menu items. The cocktails were equally delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Awesome! A fantastic lunch, felt like a small getaway right in the city.

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