MODERN OCEAN - Southport Rd

4.4
99 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.

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

    Wed - Sat 4:00 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
  • 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
What 99 people are saying
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MTrain
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twas dope. Like really dope. Almost too dope. Dope.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. We had a great experience and price was reasonable. Highly recommend it.

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StephenK
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and comfortable booths for two couples.

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vipALIW
Calgary
64 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent sable fish. Melt in your mouth delicious. Mahi Mahi delicious. Caesar salad a bit plain and drab. Grilled octopus was good!

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RyanK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mitch was an amazing host in the modern seafood side. He whipped up some signature cocktails and gave an insightful and honest opinion on some dishes. Our date night was a hit and will definitely be back.

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BarrieM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this new outlet. Very sharp and well done. The food was excellent and presented well. Ashlynne was attentive and very friendly. Couldn't ask for fresher oysters and fish.

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gregt
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, crab in a jar is a must!

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ally001
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great ambiance. Love the decor. Food was very good. Server was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to have a beautiful contemporary fresh seafood restaurant in the south. Will totally recommend to friends.

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vipEarl
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love supporting locals, especially with how Covid has hurt the restaurant industry. Glad to have a seafood restaurant that is not red lobster on the south side. Food was cooked perfectly and the server was attentive.

Can’t wait to try the lunch menu.

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Cashes82
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new location! Also Love the half priced oysters with a great selection and all the happy hour specials. Beautiful Decor with lots of booths!!!
I had the sablefish for my main and it was one of the best meals I’ve had in years absolutely delicious and my husband had the Seabream he really enjoy.
Definitely by far best seafood restaurant in the city a must try….

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NevilleJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Poor food quality. Had the Artic Char. Cold flavourless. Risotto ragout? Not what was advertised. Could taste the canned tomato Sauce. All the shortcuts were exposed. Poor value. Please do better.
Total bill for 2 ppl with 2 drinks each $295. Wow. I believe you may have turned off a lot of potential guests. I certainly won't be back.

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MikeF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Was cold in the room even with the portable heater. The food was decent
But over priced for what was on the menu. For a 100. Per person, maybe instead of pop corn some buns or bread? We had to pay additional fee for bread. Sauces for steaks should have been included in price. Paid $7 extra for peppercorn sauce and I believe with the package a glass of house wine would have been reasonable to include. I don’t think we will go back again as it was overpriced. Me and my wife have went to the Keg and had a large great meal ( steak, wine and compliment bread)and bill only came to 160. Our bill ended up being $350 With you.

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Dboy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Niki was excellent. She was very friendly and kept our drinks topped up. The food was fantastic! We are looking forward to going back.

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Michelle
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time with former work mates in Modern Ocean and we loved it.
Service was spectacular, food was delicious and no waiting for hours for food which is a plus.
Loved it,I highly recommend

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ChristyV
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food was sub par for what you pay for. Probably won’t go back, I have tried the other location and it was the same.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Risotto was outstanding.

MM
MariaM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overpriced, overcooked and the least tasty steak I have had in the longest time. Manager’s offer to remove it from the bill was much appreciated.

To be fair, the two of my friends were completely happy with their meals.

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Cmom65
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I realized after tasting the Warm Crab appetizer that I really never tasted good Crab before. Simply delish!
The craft cocktails were excellent
The meal quality and presentation were as good as expected.
The server was friendly but we experienced a couple of awkward moments (vegetarian daughter entre request, and presenting the dessert menu).
The room temperature was excessively warm, but perhaps it was because were were seated at the high booths (Modern Ocean dining room).
Overall, no disappointments and happy to have another fine dining option in the South!

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vipmkgraham2007
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the Southport location after making trek to Kensington over the years from Okotoks. It’s great to have a wonderful restaurant with the reputation of the Modern brand in south Calgary now. Food was excellent and wine was wonderful.

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PaulT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall very good. Service was very prompt. Quite expensive as compared to some other higher end restaurants.
Was a little disappointed as we were in the Modern Ocean side and not a lot of choice from the steak side.
Modern Steak was full but the Ocean side was only about 10% full.
We will probably go back but next time it will be on Modern Steak.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good atmosphere.

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Goodeats43
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, amazing service and spot on food! Pricey but well worth it!!

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vipCalgaryfoodie12
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambience.

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jessicaj
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall a nice evening out. A bit overpriced for what you get. Oysters on the half shell were really fresh and tasty. Warm grab in a jar was delicious but overpriced. The mahi mahi was a tad overcooked and the white bean and clam sauce was too bland. The ahi tuna was so so so salty! The entrees were a decent size though. Quite filling. Service was great and the place had a nice vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience3

Our server was lovely and did a great job! The food was awful and way over priced.

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vipEarl
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chilled seafood appetizers were amazing, we had one of each, plus the shrimp and grits!!

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GraydonM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very much a dinning experience and I am sure we will return

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MarthaP
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Madi was fantastic as were those delivering our meals and the young people who welcomed us at the door. My spagetti dish wa good but, to my taste, a bit too oily. My guest loved her tuna cobb salad. The birthday treat of dessert was wonderful. Thank you. Overall it was an extrememly pleasant lunch. I have eaten here a few times and am still working on which menu item will draw me bacck.

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Ricki
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It’s incredibly expensive. We expected something similar in caliber to Moxie’s price / value but it’s closer to the Keg or Cattle Baron $$$

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Bruce
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Wes was the server and he was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service, food and ambiance!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome !

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Sergey
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Restaurant is modern and clean, but the food doesn’t equal the asking price unfortunately. There are better places in this category.
This is not related to this particular restaurant, but restaurants have to stop asking for personal medical information too. This is nonsense when you go out for a dinner and a person in front is asking to show proof of vaccination so you can come in. Personal choice is personal choice but it seems that not going out at all is better way to stop all this stuff and cook at home.

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JohnG
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday . All good. Will be back.

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vipfrequentdiner
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Very slow and inattentive service. Charged for 2 extra meals!!!! Took a long time to correct the bill. No apologies. Kinda made you feel like you are at fault!!! Added 20% gratuity to the bill for a party of 6. Don’t have a problem with leaving a nice gratuity but really turned off by an automatic addition of it. Wine service was not professional at all…and a 20% gratuity added to that as well!!! Sad that Modern Steak is taking business for granted as they become more successful in Calgary.

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vipFoodieK
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious. Was sat in a private room which was unfortunate as felt secluded from
restaurant crowd. Room was very cold. All six of us froze! Also was sat at a table in front of a huge tv screen which was a distraction and a glare to the eyes. Ambiance less then desireable. Server was great however ran off her feet.

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MadonnaA
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s very nice to have a seafood restaurant close by. The food and service was great.

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NicholasW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty darn stellar honestly. The food we had was all really well prepared, they gave my wife a birthday card and mentioned it a few times over the evening. Attention to detail in everything was really great, we both left very full and very satisfied.

FAQs

MODERN OCEAN - Southport Rd is rated 4.4 stars by 99 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.