MODERN OCEAN - Kensington

4.5
303 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Seafood
As of September 20th, Alberta’s ‘Restrictions Exemption Program’ will begin. In order to continue indoor dining, The Modern Group will require proof of covid-19 vaccination or negative PCR/rapid test result from all guests who enter the building.

Single-vaccination will be required for entry between September 20th and October 25th, so long as the first dose was received two weeks before time of service. Double vaccination will be required for entry after October 25th.

Necessary proof for entry will be limited to the following:

• Health services vaccination documents
• Immunization records from the MyHealth Alberta app
• Government QR code (coming soon)

• Proof of negative Covid-19 PCR/rapid test completed no longer than 72 hours prior to visit

We appreciate your support, patience and kindness as we continue to navigate our way through these ever-changing policies.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    CA$119.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    NO A LA CARTE MENU AVAILABLE 4 Course Set Menu First Course Prawn Cocktail or Modern Steak Tartare Second Course Caesar Salad or Shrimp and Grits Third Course 10 oz Benchmark Striploin or 7oz Springvale Filet or Mahi Mahi or Mushroom Risotto Fourth Course Sticky Toffee Pudding or Chocolate Cheesecake NO A LA CARTE MENU AVAILABLE

Offers

  • 1/2 priced Oysters from 5-6pm (Wed. to Sun.)

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Wed - Sat 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Fresh shucked east and west coast oysters are half price from 5-6 pm plus $5 glasses of Prosecco. Everyday from Wednesday to Sunday 5-6pm #powerhour

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 303 people are saying
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KenS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience, great service, a little noisy and slightly on the expensive side.

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SarahyM
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Server was knowledgeable and very attentive. Definitely recommend.

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SteveW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing and the waiter (Ryan) really made the evening!!

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Wenvan
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Amazing experience!!! love the food and excellent services! Except wasn’t feel comfortable with our table in the middle of the room ( upper level ) totally understanding it was peak season! For special occasions I would recommended this restaurant !

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Gfry
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we loved our meal and the service was exceptional.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was very good. Perfect environment for our company Christmas party. Quiet enough to talk and visit.

BW
BrentW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had family from the US visiting and love their seafood. We were not disappointed with our dishes. Superbly cooked fish, well balanced flavours and a nice menu variety. Everything was seasoned perfectly! The Sable and Tuna dishes were excellent, along with the Crab in a jar! Brad our server was very attentive to our needs, kept the wine pouring and overall excellent service for a busy Saturday. We’ll be back!

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nitramw
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very enjoyable , great service, i would go back again anytime, great steak

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful ambience and fantastic food!!!

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TraceyA
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a beautiful meal for my daughters 25th! The menu is wonderful and the food was delicious. The crab in a jar was was so unique and amazing! Oysters were fresh and well presented. (A bit more costly then expected but they were worth it). Highly recommend Modern Ocean!

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SteveQ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The Ahi was way over salted. The mash potatoes tasted as if it were instant. It had a very off putting taste that I have never experienced before. Way to pricey for the quality.

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vipGreg
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Waitress was not willing to accommodate simple request for side dish of rice with lobster tail but the manager was more than happy to correct it and the food was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was the best seafood meal we have ever had in Calgary. Shared seven different items among our table and they were all outstanding!

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LarryB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Modern Ocean. The crab jar appetizer was delicious. I had the Ahi Tuna entree, great flavors and a good size portion. My wife had the Sablefish entree which was as tasty as my tuna! I will be ordering that next time we go. Atmosphere was nice and you didn’t have to raise your voice to be heard across the table. We will be going back very soon.

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Darrell
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine. Food was excellent, one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Server was great; friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and making good recommendations when asked. Also was able to accommodate my celiac (gluten free). Will definitely go back again (and again); think I've found my new favorite restaurant.

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Isabelle
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forget the name of our server but he was AWESOME!! The steak tartare was to die for, our meals were excellent, and the dessert chosen by our server for my son's 17-yr old birthday was PERFECT! The ambience was quiet and intimate. All in all, a fabulous birthday dinner.

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vipKwilliams
Calgary
47 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Oysters,wagyu dumplings and scallop risotto were all delicious. Great service as well

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Carey
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal experience! Our server Fiona went above and beyond to ensure how drink pairings were on point with our meal selection. Not to mention she was very genuine and entertaining. Our next dine in we will be requesting to be in her section! 10/10

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MrDatenight
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server! Happy hour oysters are a winner. Wine list is solid. My wife had the risotto and I the ahi, both were fabulous. Made for a great dinner before a show at Jack Singer. Meals were substantial enough to satisfy without putting one to sleep!
We will be back again without doubt.

JD
JD55
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

very tasty fresh oysters from BC and PEI
Sable fish and Mahi cooked perfectly

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CarlaM
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had oysters. Then had ahi tuna

DG
vipDarrenG
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

It took an hour to get our food. The good was excellent…Ahi Tuna, Sablefish, Mushroom Risotto and New York Steak with Scallops.

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MichelleH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fresh oysters ever, we tried them all! Tuna tartare was delicious. Ryan was our server and he was amazing!! We will be back very soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We found the lighting to be very dark. The track lighting along the ceiling is just poorly organized. We were seated at a corner table and felt like we had a spotlight on us. And the rest of the dining area was very dim. Our table could have been cleared better prior to our arrival and my wine glass was dirty. However, the food was very good. A few small adjustments could be made and then I think the experience would have been excellent!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Oysters were fresh and delicious, did the thursday three course meal great value for $54 steak was plain and very fatty needed to get peppercorn sauce to liven it up. Service was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was extremely slow. Took approximately one and a half hours to get our food. For what you get the price is very high. I would not recommend this location.

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CymruYYC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Oysters are fresh nicely chilled and perfectly shucked. Crab in the jar is outstanding along with the grilled octopus. We have had these every time we go …consistently good. Looking forward to the next visit

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vipmikep
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We've eaten at Modern Ocean before. This visit we had king crab, and it was dry, overcooked, and barely warm when it came to the table. Our server brought us another order and it wasn't any better. They did adjust our bill slightly, but overall was still disappointing and not consistent with our past experiences. When going to a seafood restaurant and willing to pay higher prices for quality food, I expected more. We will likely go back, just not for king crab.

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VinceJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time and service food was amazing and fresh.

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Debs
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience at your restaurant. Fiona was great!

LM
vipLisaM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food and service. We will definitely be back!

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KathyI
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was fabulous. warm crab in a jar and seafood platter was fresh and delicious. Could have had a better table. It was small even for two people and awkwardly placed. The service was very good.

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AnitaM
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was the best waiter! Very knowledgeable about the menu and wine. His recommendations were perfect!!

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

Everything was amazing!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was better than the food, was over priced. But you do have to have the waygu dumplings.

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Autumn
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Tristan was amazing and the food - I’m still dreaming about what we both had for dinner. ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!! Would highly recommend to anyone really enjoyed the 3 course special for Thursdays! 54$ a person! Great value!!

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RitaA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was incredible. His wine knowledge was amazing! Loved it here. Thanks for making a big bday feel like a very special day

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Mazcasa
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner celebration. Everything was top notch. Great experience. Will definitely go again.

ME
MikeE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for our anniversary and had outstanding service. Great experience and will be back

FAQs

MODERN OCEAN - Kensington is rated 4.5 stars by 303 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.