Donna Mac

4.6
251 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
Located in the bustling neighbourhood of the Beltline, Donna Mac focuses on thoughtful, simple and seasonal cuisine meant to be shared among the table. We take inspiration from comfort classics and bring a modern take to our dishes
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Canadian, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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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
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Come celebrate the New Year with us!
We will be offering a 3 course (45$) or 5 course (65$) tasting menu with optional wine pairings.
(No a la carte menu available).

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 251 People Are Saying
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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and accommodated quiet space request. Pear salad was great!

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OT
Portland
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was creative and super delicious.

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KE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative menu, with quality ingredients in a bright and airy space and excellent service. What else could you ask for! Good for a date night (or brunch) or sitting at the bar watching the chefs work their magic!

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BO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just moved to Calgary and happened to be in the same neighborhood. Tried it for the first time Saturday night and will definitely return. Everything was delicious. The service was extraordinary and very personable. The wine selection and specialty cocktails are great. Definitely get the Pork Salad. I've been dreaming of it ever since! A world class dining experience.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and atmosphere! Really fun wine list as well

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M
Calgary
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dropped in last minute. The server kindly informed us that we arrived just before happy hour ended so we’re treated to $5 glasses of wine. We ordered small plates of cauliflower with cheese whip - crunchy deep fried fun but not much evidence of cauliflower flavour (no judgement, just sayin’) the chicken slider,- a perfect snack, the wedge salad - deliscious and the sourdough with hurrays and roasted figs which is always a winning combination.
All in a great light meal

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DS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. It was our first time so we ordered a few too many rich things. Next time we’ll pair things up better.

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BW
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The portion is smaller than i expected and the food is on a bit salty side. I ordered a mac &cheese and a cheese burger. The mac and cheese taste good but the protion is small for $26 dollars. The burger size is between mini burger and the regular burger size. The flies came with the burger was hard and supper salty. Taste like flies got reheated again to serve.

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MM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The sock wines! So much fun! Jeff was super knowledgeable, energetic and a pleasure to chat with. We will most definitely be back. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the team at Donna Mac provided great food and attentive service without being intrusive. It is one of our go to choices for lunch

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CT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Donna Mac is fantastic but that wasn’t even the best part! The decor and ambiance is smart, chic, and cozy. Our server Roman was extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgeable of the menu items and contributed to one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in Calgary. I would 100% recommend Donna Mac to everyone.

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C
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent evening and the food was delicious, as always. Service was prefect!

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends celebrating baby shower

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c
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was really good. But it's quite a loud space during peak times due to lack of sound muffling surfaces.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Donna “Mac and Cheese” was fantastic!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic would definitely come here again

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Second time here and the food was very good. Papardelle is a must try, I liked it much more than the mac and cheese. However the burrata on the mac and cheese is delicious! The fried cauliflower is probably the best cauliflower you'll ever eat.

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LT
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Hangar steak was delicious and perfectly cooked, accompanying greens were meh at best.

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s
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went to celebrate a birthday and was pleasantly surprised when our server brought us two chocolate chip cookies and a candle! Thankfully, no singing!
The restaurant was very busy and the music was super loud. We had 2 starters- fried cauliflower and a plate of Humboldt squid. My husband said the squid tasted like broad noodles and looked like it too. The cauliflower was very good. We had 2 vegetarians an entrees- a sweet potato pasta and an eggplant polenta. Both were good.
Topped off dinner with an apple pie sundae - very different with bits of pie crust, cooked apples and apple pie flavoured ice cream. Service was good, portions were a good bug not huge size. Still hate shouting across the table to have a de ent conversation.

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DG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely dinner, will remember the albacore tuna and fried cauliflower for a long time.

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G
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Parking is a breeze! There is lots of available parking.

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JJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the city.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Donna Mac burger and the cauliflower was amazing.

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1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Glad to see more restaurants offering vegan options. I did have the vegan burger and it was good, just slightly over cooked. Staff were very knowledgeable on vegan options and suggested a couple of dishes to try.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food and service was good with exception that the one salad had way too much mayo dressing, and the other salad was sent back as there was no endive but all cilantro

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a lovely evening with incredible food and great atmosphere.
The Parppedelle brisket dish was so exceptional and the cocktails were perfectly created by the bartender!
Loved it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Our waiter was incredibly rude and dismissive. He asked how the food was

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, food and space!

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S
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I’d been wanting to try Donna Mac for quite some time. They have a great social media presence so knew they would easily accomodate Vegetarian and vegan requirements. The food did not disappoint. The menu has something for everyone although I would love to see more vegan items in the future. Overall great dining experience and would recommend.

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FG
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of wine and food - love the atmosphere!

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SM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. We had the pork schnitzel and pappardelle . Our server was friendly and gave us a helpful opinions about the menu.

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AK
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Very innovative and unique dishes. A good place to share a few different things.

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RK
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for brunch. I had the Brisket and Eggs Benny, and it was delicious! The brisket was so tender. The Hollandaise was perfect. Instead of an English muffin, it comes on a Yorkshire pudding. It comes with an arugula, carrot and cucumber vinaigrette dressed salad which, in my opinion, is better than potatoes. Will be back again to try dinner.

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CH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an awesome experience!!! Highly recommend it!!

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LM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was alright though not memorable. Wine list was interesting. What I disliked wasn't the friendly service - but while on an appetizer with a glass of wine the main comes out. Finished the main and immediately asked about dessert. It wasn't busy. Let me linger. Chat. Digest. Give me 10 minutes not 5 seconds. That is the turnoff inmy mind.

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BR
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Great service and recommendations that didn’t disappoint, the fried cauliflower was delicious. Thank you Donna Mac for a delicious lunch!

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R
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great! I didn’t catch her name but she was always asking us if we needed anything else and our water was always topped up:)

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OT
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Some dishes, e.g. mac was very expensive. Food was delicious but a bit too high priced.

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EB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved that they accepted reservations for brunch, it was the main reason we went, as I’m not into waiting in huge lineups jusy to be seated. All the options on the menu sounded delicious. I went to with the Eggs Benny and it was SO GOOD! I’m pregnant and they had dry cocktails, which no restaurants I’ve been to have, so that was a treat. The services was great and the atmosphere was perfect for Sunday brunch. I will definitely be back.

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m
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal in Calgary ALWAYS
Friendly service, FANTASTIC food, beautiful ambiance
My favourite restaurant in the city!!!

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