I’d have rated higher but after spending over $200 on a date dinner with my wife, I’d have hoped after the server knocked over my wife’s wine into her lap, at the very least they’d have comped our desert. (At least it’s was a white and not red or her white top would’ve been ruined. Her leather leggings wiped right up.) Simply replacing the spilled glass seemed insufficient.
Food ok. My lobster tail was overdone. Steak was cooked perfectly though. My wife’s bass was great. Green curry mussels are a must have. Not sure we’ll be back though.
Truly enjoyed the appetizers,however the main dishes were less than appetizing. Great service. Great ambiance but not worth the price.
Overall I thought it was excellent and I’m glad we decided to check it out. We were looking for quality seafood (king crab legs/scallops). The small filet steak was amazing, perfectly cooked and had amazing flavor. The scallops were great also. The king crab legs.... they weren’t fresh tasting or overly flavorful and they were smaller than expected. But like I said, overall it was a good meal. The servers were personable and friendly.
Very friendly staff from the moment you walked in, very knowledgeable as I was asking about their recommendations. Will definitely visit and recommend this wonderful place.
Modern Ocean is Calgary’s newest spot for the freshest Seafood on the Prairie’s and extension to the Modern Steak brand. It doesn’t miss, high end food with high end service. Makes me keep coming back for more!
Great food , location and staff. Looking forward to Modern Rooftop opening soon!
It was our first visit there. Went prior to concert. Shared several appetizers - all delicious! Server ensured we were ready to leave in good time. Very pleasant server. Asked for feedback on menu items. We will definitely return.
Great choices for oysters. The sea bass with quinoa is filling, the mix of tomato, avocado was blended well. The ahi tuna was seared to perfection.
A great night with friends for a birthday celebration. Great service - birthday card was a nice touch. Love the decor, love the food.
Fantastic happy hour with outstanding oysters!
Had the Sunday seafood broil and it was excellent. I recommend this but bring your appetite.
Service was exceptional! Sheldon was our server, and we adored him. He gave great menu suggestions, was efficient, very personable and quite funny. The food was delicious, I had the filet with lobster and we had oysters and crab in a jar as appetizers. All so delicious, I highly recommend!
From the moment you walk in the doors you feel like a home cooked meal will be served. The attention to detail and knowledge from all the servers was second to none. Did I mention the food and wine selection was amazing. I will highly recommend and can't wait for my next dining experience. A+
We went on a double date for the Wednesday date night feature and you know the place must be popular when you run into two other couples you know.
We all shared a few apps (16 oysters (4 summer love, 4 lucky limes, 4 raspberry point, 4 village bay), tuna tartare, wonton prawns, & crab in the jar.
- The apps were fantastic (we all had our favs, but the oysters were fresh, flavorful and it was nice to try different types than the ones other restaurants tend to get. Definitely will have you coming back for more, especially since they were sold out of the Japanese ones we wanted to try.
Mains: Ora king salmon, sea bass, scallop risotto, NY Strip.
- I loved the sea bass (definitely filling and well priced), my friends husband had the ora king and he loves salmon and his friend owns seven seas, and even he said that's the best salmon he's ever had and he grew up on the west coast, the risotto had massive scallops and very filling (she couldn't finish after all the apps), and the steak was cooking perfect.
Dessert:port and pina colada cake
- our friends finished the meal off with port and we shared the pina colada cake...odd combination but it works wells. The plate was licked clean.
It's a great addition to Calgary and definitely the hot spot for seafood. Thank you for a fantastic evening.
The server didn’t know the special so we were initially overcharged on our bill.
When we walked in there was a woman at the front coughing loud and hard, she came around to refill our glasses with water and we knew we were going to touch them after she did.
The oysters were great. Overall, it wasn’t a great vibe so we’ll stick to the other location.
Great place the fish and chips were amazing. Not over battered. Most places give you batter with some fish. Try their in-house beer. My wife had the Smash burger and loved it.
What an amazing meal, Modern Ocean is Calgary’s newest and best restaurant for fresh seafood, what Modern Steak did for the steak restaurant in Calgary, Modern Ocean will do for seafood! It’s a must try, always amazing food, service and experience when dining at any of the Modern locations. If you are a seafood lover look no further!!
New menu is wonderful! Tried three different types of oysters! Staff was amazing as usual!
Highly recommend this restaurant. It is very nice atmosphere with some privacy. The food was amazing. The staff are all so friendly and helpful. Very knowledgeable about the menu and wine choices. They have the Modern Steak as well and will be trying that next. Try Modern Ocean, you won't be disapproved.
The service was so poor- we went over 30 minutes with empty drink glasses after ordering a bottle of champagne.
The food was not good- we sent an oyster back because it looked dry and shrivelled. The shrimp ravioli flavour was poor and the meal was watery.
The decor was tacky and the menus were laminated - so odd for a expensive dining places. The large laminated lens caused us to spill our water as the table was very over crowded.
Also tv’s on with a slide show advertising the restaurant is also tacky. The sheer silver drapes down the restaurant didn’t help.
The menu was odd as there were very limited small plates.
I wouldn’t eat there again for free.
Loved it! Great location, great food. Glad to have another oyster bar and seafood location in Calgary!
Under cooked steak and scallops. Very expensive for what we ate
Beautiful building and new look inside. Food was also fantastic. We selected our reservation and mentioned it was our anniversary. Upon arrival we were congratulated yet taken to the back bar table. While it’s a beautiful section of the restaurant it defiantly is more casual under the sports TV. The manager noticed this right away, knowing we wouldn’t want a bar table for our night and within 10 minutes had a booth for us as well as a drink to apologize for the wait.
We sampled all 8 featured oysters on the Shucktober menu. I found the size of the oyster and shucking ability lacking for the price, but the taste was fantastic. The warm crab appetizer is amazing, I’ll travel just to taste that again! And the chorizo mussels just as good as one of our all time favourite dishes on the west coast. To end our night we ordered the creme brûlée which apparently changes theme every so often. Ours was a s’moores theme which ended up being another celebratory gesture from the staff as it was comped also.
Overall we would love to go back to this new seafood section of the “Modern” ownership. Modern Ocean overall gets 4/5. Modern Steak we have yet to try but look foreword to sampling on our next evening out.
Food was ok. Nothing to write home about. Service could have been a lot better (we even had to open our wine bottle ourself as she was getting flustered and didn't know how) very overpriced for what you get. Won't be back
Fantastic food, we we’re celebrating our Anniversary weekend & the staff made it very special!
Delicious, but took awhile to get attention from the server on arrival and for another drink etc.
Great food and service
Great location for business meeting, service was great ,food was as well.
Amazing amazing experience ! Modern ocean outdid them selves !
Took the girlfriend here for our anniversary and modern ocean did a phenomenal job !
Thanks so much
Nice to have a good quality seafood restaurant, it’s definitely a good date night place but be prepared to pay!
Nothing special except for service. It was excellent
Great specials in a cool setting. Was perfect to conduct the business we needed to!
I had clients in from Texas and the one wanted seafood so we tried modern ocean.
Apps: 2 tuna tartare and a caesar salad
Entrees: king orca salmon, sea bass, smash burger
Dessert: 2 apple tarts and pina colada cake
Everything we had was amazing with no complaints. The one said that was the best salmon he’s ever had....so fresh. The smash burger was juicy and the sea bass flavour combination worked well.
My coworkers loved the place and want to come back.
The scallop risotto was excellent. As were the cocktails and wine selection.
Trout and salmon entrees were superb! Great recommendation from our server Carlos
Will be back soon
It was our anniversary and it was such a great surprise to go there and find a card for us. The service and food was just amazing!
The oysters were fresh and tasty. The fish in the fish and chips was light and flavourful. Ambience was very good. Music and noise levels were good. Lively but not too loud. Service was attentive but not overbearing. We will be back.
Great to have a new seafood destination in Calgary. Overall the food was good and atmosphere was upbeat. The one thing that brought down the rating for us was the pricing. A bit on the expensive side. That being said it is a great place to go for special occasions.
Called the restaurant to ask whether or not they have a valet service. The hostess hung up on me when I asked her. I called back and she did the same thing. Confronted the manager who apologized on her behalf.
No parking anywhere. Need to take an Uber.
Noise noise restaurant.