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Model Milk

308 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
403-265-7343
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Ranked #36 of 2,892 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In the old Victor/Victorias Space on 17th Avenue SW Calgary,308 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB T2G1P3(403) 265-7343 ‎ · modelmilk.ca
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In the old Victor/Victorias Space on 17th Avenue SW Calgary,308 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB T2G1P3(403) 265-7343 ‎ · modelmilk.ca
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We had lofty expectations for Model Milk based on "professional" opinions we had read. Have to say that all in all, the experience was not what was anticipated. No issues with the service save for the fact that the tables are too close together, which meant that wait staff servicing adjacent tables impinged on our space. What made this dining... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We came to model milk for their Sunday family style dinner. I loved the setup of the preset menu and the family style serving. The good was excellent I definitely wanna try it again!

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Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Walked in without reservations and chose to sit at the bar, and was delighted with the ambiance, food and service! Behind the bar, Clint was very friendly and courteous, and provided excellent advice on what to try. The service was outstanding, and the food was perfect. The only problem was that I wished I had a bigger stomach to try... More

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calgary
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186 reviews 186 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great location---nice patio area but not available for reservation. Busy to the point of being staff frantic! Bartender did not need to take bar-0rder time for a lecture on whiskies! Finally received a table and were able to order. Cocktails were good but slow. Appetizers were deviled eggs--very good for restaurant version, crab cakes were excellent--brioche-style, cheese/potato taters were Ho-Hum!... More

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Scottsdale AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We stopped on a Sunday night after ten days in the national parks. They offered a "Sunday supper" tasting menu with several appetizers, mains and sides for one price. The variety of offerings were unusual with some unexpected flavor profiles. For the most part they were great. A couple of items were just a little off in the combinations. Service... More

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Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This restaurant is likely one of the best in the city. Consistently recommended by Calgarians. Great menu, appropriate portions (not too much, not too little) and well informed, attentive wait staff. My only tip is to make sure the cooks ease up on the salt. Bon Apetit!

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

No thanks. Food underwhelming and too salty. "Lack lustre" came to our minds when we finished dinner on Tuesday evening. Not worth the hefty bill presented at the end of the night as we were still hungry. There are better places worth checking out in this city.

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I'm a definite foodie. and this place just didn't cut it for me. I was disappointed given all the hype it gets. We went with friends for their family-style dining on Sundays where they offer set menus (changing every week). The portions and quality of food were just OK. The ambience was great, and I love that the kitchen is... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Really pleased with my first experience at model milk. We went with another couple, who are adventurous, so we decided to go tapas style and share everything. First of all-Cavatelli is something you only ever see on a menu in small towns in Southern Italy-a finger made pasta, which was cooked exactly like my Nonna would have made-with rapine, olive... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We went for dinner on a Thursday night and the restaurant, in the 17th ave district, was packed. It was so much fun to be able to actually watch the chef prepare the food from afar that next time we will request a seat at the bar overlooking the kitchen! Our server was so helpful, able to detect our style... More

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