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MODERN OCEAN - Southport Rd, Calgary, AB

MODERN OCEAN - Southport Rd

4.4
4.4
306 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Modern Ocean is the definitive destination for seafood in Calgary. Modern Ocean is known for its excellence in celebrating all the extraordinary flavours of the ocean and will be recognized for unparalleled service, and an unforgettable food experience in an upscale historical setting.

All our seafood is delivered to our kitchen daily by the best suppliers and only the absolute freshest, exceptional quality fish and shellfish are to be selected. Line-caught, trap caught or sustainably farmed in Canada is our goal and commitment. We only want to procure and serve responsibly sourced seafood without compromising our ocean habitat.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Shellfish, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 300-1424

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Pittoello

  • Catering

    Looking to host an event, Modern Southport has a myriad of options to accommodate groups of all sizes. Please inquire directly with the restaurant for availability, options and pricing. We look forward to making your next event exceptionally modern.

  • Private party facilities

    Looking to host an event, Modern Southport has a myriad of options to accommodate groups of all sizes. Please inquire directly with the restaurant for availability, options and pricing. We look forward to making your next event exceptionally modern.

  • Neighborhood

    Willow Park

  • Cross street

    On the corner of Southport Road and McLeod Trail

  • Parking details

    Ample on-site Complementary Parking

  • Public transit

    Just minutes away from the Anderson C-Train station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Modern Ocean Date Night, 2 Dine for $90.50

    CA$45.25 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Modern Ocean Date Night. 2 Entrees and a Bottle of Feature Wine, $90.50
  • Surf n Turf Thursday

    CA$49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    12 oz Springvale Striploin, 2 Colossal Prawns, Mashed Potato, Seasonal Vegetable and Chimichurri $49.00. Upgrade to a Nova Scotia Lobster Tail ($19)
  • $99 Bone In Strip For 2

    CA$49.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    36 oz AAA Alberta Bone In Strip, Seasonal Risotto, Chef's Vegetables (feeds 2)

Offers

  • Happy Hour at Modern Ocean - Tues-Fri 4-5:30pm

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Fri - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Enjoy Happy Hour from Tuesday to Friday 4-5:30pm $6 Glasses of Cava $7 Old Fashioneds, Moscow Mules and Aperol Spritz $8 Pints of Stella And Half-Priced Bottles of Wine

Popular dishes

What 306 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary

    Notable Wine List

  • Calgary

    Special Occasion

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  1. MU

    MotherUnit

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Had Crab and steak, was cooked to desired doneness. Server was attentive and desert good too.
  2. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening! Highly recommend dining the Steak and Ocean!!
  3. TR

    TheRealDAD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Server we had was amazing. Main course took a little longer than usual, but food was great as always.
  4. EL

    EricL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservation made to celebrate a birthday, the table was ready upon arrival, great and prompt service, the server was friendly and knowledgeable, The food was outstanding and the portion filling.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my girlfriends birthday. Our server was Taylour R whom was very outgoing and made good recommendations when it came to our wine selection. Exceptional service over all! We had the seafood platter which we would come back for again!
  6. LY

    LYNOU

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful night out at the Modern Ocean on Southport…service was excellent and the food was amazing…I really love my Octopus there
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was so good, and the service was really nice, we pass a good night! I really recommend this please.
  8. D

    Darrell

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good deals with date night specials. Would recommend to others.
  9. DW

    DwayneW

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    First time on the “Ocean” side. My wife ordered the salmon which was good. I ordered Ribeye steak for the third time at a Modern restaurant and honestly I have been disappointed every time. The service was acceptable and the ambiance was good, just wish the quality of the food was better in light of the price.

    MODERN OCEAN - Southport RdResponded on November 11, 2022Good afternoon Dwayne, I would like to offer my sincere apologies as this is not the level of experience we strive to provide. If you would kindly email me at jackson@modernsteak.ca as I would love to know further details about your past steak experiences. Thank you, Jackson Baragar Assistant General Manager Modern Steak | Modern Ocean

  10. SM

    StephanM

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The services was courteous but for a business dinner, it would’ve been better if we weren’t interrupted mid sentence every 10 minutes to ask if ‘everything was OK’. So although the service was on par with most restaurants in Calgary, the price tag warrants a more professional approach.

    MODERN OCEAN - Southport RdResponded on November 15, 2022Hi Stephan, If you would kindly email me at jackson@modernsteak.ca, I would love the opportunity to further discuss your service concerns and rectify this situation for you. Thank you, Jackson Baragar Assistant General Manager Modern Steak | Modern Ocean

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was amazing. Food was great. Affordability gets a low score. It was almost $500 after tip for just 4 adults and a small child. The music was way too loud for seniors with hearing aids! Ambiance was very nice.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazingly fresh seafood, great flavours and professional service. Overall just fantastic.
  13. JM

    JenMC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Poor service all around, we were left thirsty during dinner and no one checked on us to see how our meal was tasting, asked for a drink and was told “I don’t serve drinks only the food” Seafood risotto tasted like chicken soup with shrimps and scallops from a can. Lotta hype for no reason. No problem spending the $$$ if the meal is worth it- this was disappointing.

    MODERN OCEAN - Southport RdResponded on November 3, 2022Good evening Jen, I am very sorry that your recent experience with us was not up to your level of expectations, this is not the level of service we strive to provide and I will be following up with my team in this regards. That being said I would love the opportunity to rectify this situation for you further, if you would kindly email me at jackson@modernsteak.ca so that I may do so. Thank you, Jackson Baragar Assistant General Manager Modern Ocean Southport

  14. MT

    MarkT

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The seafood platter is little bit over price, but the ribeye in medium just perfectly cooked. I really do not like the sever to introduce and recommend food menu at all. She always point the most expensive dishes to us. Said they are the MUST order meals, it makes us so uncomfortable. Anything the whole experience is pretty nice.
  15. F

    Femme

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tim the current GM is an excellent host & makes feel welcome. Excellent ambiance, aesthetics & menu
  16. RM

    RachelM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good, service and atmosphere were perfect for a date night.
  17. ET

    ETRR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place to spend time with lovely personnel
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Max was attentive and checked in regularly. He was super helpful in his recommendations and took care of us really well. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and the staff made it a great experience. Thank you!
  19. JL

    JasonL

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. No complaints at all. Will be back.
  20. GC

    GregC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and service, a really nice dining experience. Would highy recommend.
  21. S

    Sandman

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great food but I found the waitress overworked for the size of the room which resulted in average service. The value was also average but was very tasty.
  22. BP

    BradP

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. The food was tremendous. Likely the best wedge salad we have ever had. Steak and fish weee. Both perfect. Desserts as well. 5/5.
  23. S

    Stella1313

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent!
  24. CK

    CecilK

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent, mostly well prepared food. Crab appetizer had too much butter. They were out of decaf coffee. They were out of Crown Royale. Prices are very high, even for a fine dining restaurant.
  25. L

    Lkfoodie

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant was clean and modern in decor. The appetizers were good, but somewhat pricey. We only had appetizers. The service was attentive and not rushed. She replenished our popcorn bowl several times as we still had wine to drink, and it was a nice touch.
  26. h

    honeybunny

    Calgary

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome!! Highly recommend. Food great. Service great. :)
  27. YY

    YYCfoodie

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the decor and soft blue lighting. The truffle popcorn to start was delicious, followed by the shrimp bruschetta and sablefish (oh so buttery!). And to end the meal with creme brûlée, it was perfect! Taylor was amazing, always there when we needed him! We will definitely be back!
  28. JF

    JaniceF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is absolutely delicious. The warm crab in the jar is to die for! This is a beautiful restaurant but very pricy. Expect to pay $50 for your entree. Will try their date night special on Wednesdays. Service was excellent. Thank you Ashlynn.
  29. BP

    BruceP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value for 'Date Night' on a Wednesday. First time in the new location on Southport Rd and thought they did a great job designing the space. My wife had the Scallops Risotto with Lobster Veloute and I had the Pan Seared Sable Fish. Both were well presented and very flavorful. We'll be back!
  30. LC

    LuCX

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    The Modern Steak date night has a better selection of meals. As you get to choose from a wide variety of steaks and sides. We had the Modern Ocean date night and we only had 2 choices of meals to choose from. I was very disappointed at that point, but then when our scallop risotto arrived, I was even more disappointed. Worst risotto we ever had. It was super watery, very bland and the scallops were overcooked. The Octopus appetizer was equally as bad. Completely tasteless. We are huge seafood lovers and it was more than a disappointing as we were so excited. Maybe it was just the Southport location?? I have gone to the 8th Ave location as well as Kensington and I was never disappointed. The only good thing was our server did a great job as did the manager who took off the food we were unhappy about. Not sure if I would go back to this location, not even for steak.
  31. CT

    CocoT

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service
  32. b

    bobs

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and good food but the noise level (from the ‘music’)makes normal conversation almost impossible. Turn it down!
  33. F

    Fergie

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Sunday night family special. Great presentation and fresh taste. Was not as hot as I would have liked but still very tasty. Menu is extensive with additional Waygyu menu. Waiter says very seasonal to keep seafood fresh. Will be back to try more.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding. Sauce with the scallop risotto was very good. Halibut was perfect with an outstanding sauce. Will definitely dine there again.
  35. LC

    LeahC

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is really good, but everything was incredibly salty. I don’t normally say anything about salt but it was quite noticeably too salty. If the salt was tones down a bit, everything would’ve been wonderful! Steaks and seafood was perfectly cooked though!
  36. TQ

    TQshe

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We celebrated 2 Birthdays and were in the private room in Modern Ocean, it was excellent because we could talk lots and move around. Service was very good and food as well.
  37. MB

    MarcB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Appies were not as good as the first visit to the Kensington location. Octopus was more rubbery than the last time and Squid was very small portion. Mains were ok and service was great. Would not go back and pay that much for that meal again.
  38. LN

    LynnN

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Will be back
  39. RD

    RedDelish

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    4 friends met for "date night"-advertised $88/couple for 2 entrees and 1 bottle of wine. As all entrees were priced fairly similarly we assumed it would be any of them but was actually only 2 which did not appeal to everyone. So two of us had a date night and the other 2 a la carte which was fine. Our server was lovely, the food was very good and the ambiance was nice. Oh, cocktails and dessert were delicious, too.
  40. RL

    RichardL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    this is our first time, and it under our expectation, the seat was narrow which was not confortable, the watiers's service was fair, I believe there is still room to improve service, the steak was too much fatty on edge, not sure why the chef not select the lean meat, overall it is good, but will not recommend to friends

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

MODERN OCEAN - Southport Rd is rated 4.4 stars by 306 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for MODERN OCEAN - Southport Rd

10606 Southport Rd SW, Calgary, AB T2W 3M5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On the corner of Southport Road and McLeod Trail

  • Neighborhood

    Willow Park

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Shellfish, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample on-site Complementary Parking

  • Public transit

    Just minutes away from the Anderson C-Train station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Pittoello

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 300-1424

  • Catering

    Looking to host an event, Modern Southport has a myriad of options to accommodate groups of all sizes. Please inquire directly with the restaurant for availability, options and pricing. We look forward to making your next event exceptionally modern.

  • Private party facilities

    Looking to host an event, Modern Southport has a myriad of options to accommodate groups of all sizes. Please inquire directly with the restaurant for availability, options and pricing. We look forward to making your next event exceptionally modern.

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