MODERN STEAK on Stephen Avenue
It was incredible food. I wish date night menu had a few more steak choices but either then that it was perfect. We had an amazing night.
Food and service was fine ... tremendous amount of trying to up-sell products, however quite friendly. Dollar for Dollar there are better steak house options in Calgary.
The food was ok, but a bit overpriced. We had the $128 Tomohawk steak, which was almost all fat...that was a bummer. The rest was pretty good, but not good enough to go back a second time..
George was our server and he provided excellent advice on the menu. The steak was so good and required no add-ons as per George’s advice. Thanks George for making us feel special on our anniversary! Highly recommend for a nice dinner out.
The restaurant is quite pleasant but for the price the food is not up to par. The tomahawk steak was tough and the loaded baked potato was far from loaded and tasteless. The crab appetizer was excellent. Our waiter worked hard but didn’t ask us if we wanted coffee or tea after the meal. My wife enquired if they had decaf latte and they brought it but didn’t ask the rest of the guests if they wanted anything. My wife’s chicken dish was lacking in flavour.it was a nice atmosphere but I wouldn’t go back.
I had only been to the Kensington location and years ago. We went to the downtown and I do prefer the ambience better on Kensington. We were upstairs in the bar. Service was fantastic but I was not impressed with the food. We had the stuffed calamari with chorizo and it was a very weird combination and texture was not pleasant. Then I had the flat iron waygu-Med rare and it was pretty darn rare. I usually will say something and I did about my calamari but the first few bites of my steak seamed fine but unevenly cooked. I LOVED my first experience with them but that was 5 years ago...cooks change but maybe will just try something different
My filet was slightly overdone and too salty. Music was too loud but I never mentioned it
We had never been there before and the waitress even asked. As complex as the menu was and the different kinds of beef it had, it would have been nice for her to talk about each so we could talk and choose better. Had their benchmark prime and wasn’t even close to some of the best steaks I have had. Desert was the Madagascan Vanilla Creme Brûlée and would have expected freshly fired top but it wasn’t but flavor was good.
We had a great anniversary evening at Stephen Deere’s Modern Steak on Stephen Ave. It started with a warm welcome from everyone we met and a tour of the new space from Stephen himself. Outstanding service from Brennan, great food and wine and a lively atmosphere all combined for a wonderful experience. Thanks everyone. Can’t wait to go back and visit Modern Ocean and the soon to open rooftop lounge.
I went on a Wednesday for "Date Night" and the value of what you get can't be beaten. The Waygu Flat Iron was amazing, and our server was fantastic even with how busy it was. I would not hesitate to come back, especially on a Wednesday for that deal!
Dinner was excellent, featured wines were top notch. Great value and attentive service from beginning to end. We were even treated to a lovely birthday dessert! Will be back very soon.
My husband and I have had 2 amazing dining experiences at Modern Steak in the past few months. Definitely one of Calgary's top restaurants not to miss. Great options from steak to seafood, cocktails, wine, and more. Staff are extremely customer service focused! We will definitely be back!
First of all the wine we wanted was not in stock. If you are running this high end of an establishment you show know you are out of a wine. We were not offered any sort of compensation. My steak was very fatty and was not as hot as it should have been coming out of a 800F grill. It must have sat under the heat lamp for quite some time. The service was brutal. She didn’t know the menu and took our order but forgot what we had ordered. She came back and asked what size of filet I wanted. I ordered the ribeye wagu not a filet. Desert menu was not good enough so we walked down the street to another place for desert. For the price of this restaurant I would recommended Hy’s 100 times before Modern.
Went to Modern Steak (Stephen Ave location) for my gf's birthday expecting one of the best steaks experiences in town. After all, it's one of the only steakhouses that serves wagyu beef. The service was very good as the waitress explained the menu to us and had some suggestions as well which we followed. We started off with the wagyu dumplings and the crab jar. The dumplings were unfortunately dry, but the aioli was excellent and made up where the meat lacked. The crab jar was very good.
Then the steaks came out. We ordered a med-rare 14oz Brant Lake Wagyu Ribeye and a med-rare 14oz Modern Benchmark Black Angus Ribeye. We were asked to cut into the steaks so the waitress could confirm if they were cooked properly. Both myself and my gf had a lot of difficulty cutting through our steaks to even show the waitress their centers as the outside of the steaks were extremely tough and charred to get through to the center. I'm not a steak expert, so I figured this could be normal.. The waitress then confirmed that the steaks were cooked properly, but I don't feel that they were. We split the steaks (half each) and both turned out to be tough, chewy and dry with the outsides charred and burnt to the point that you could taste the bitterness from the ash. I cut around the charred sections as much as I could until, the waitress came by and I told her the situation. Her and host took care of the modern benchmark.
Overall, we were very disappointed in my meal and it ruined our special occasion, as we were expecting the unique taste from the black angus as well as the buttery melt in your mouth taste from the wagyu, but ended up with dry, chewy, and overcooked steaks. With that said, I just can't recommend this restaurant to anyone.
The food, service , and everything in-between is amazing. Jeff from Modern Steak has made our stay perfect, I would 100% recommend to anyone in the area!
The service is the best part of the dining. The food is very very good that my daughter wants to come back again .
Your diet Pepsi will take 20 minutes because the bar is doing a big order
The service was uncomfortably casual and informal for a restaurant of this stature. The steaks were average, at best and the presentation totally underwhelming! The presentation of the baked Alaska dessert was embarrassing - this is supposed to be a flamboyant presentation dessert not something that you light at tableside with a cheap Bic lighter!
George was, as usual, outstanding. Food was great. Sunday evening dinners may become a regular for us!
Perfectly cooked steaks, nice quiet place with great service and very knowledgeable staff! Absolutely recommend to anyone who wants to try the best of Alberta beef!
The service here varies with each experience, but is never truly an issue when you are served a perfect steak every time. The Wagyu is amazing, and always cooked to 100% perfection. Credit must be also given to whoever chooses the playlist because it is bomb. Ta-ku, Kaytranada, Mr. Carmack... yes!
All that’s missing is a deal where you can get a steak with a side of.. steak!
Had a great meal! Our server George was absolutely fantastic. He made our experience perfect.
The 4 course meal and wine pairing for dine in Alberta was great!
Best steak in Calgary, possibly Canada. Choose your ranch and your cut. Service is outstanding
Our server George would have made the evening fantastic even if the food and ambience weren’t amazing. We will become regulars.
Went for my partner's birthday. They greeted him with a birthday card. Brendan remembered us from a previous visit, including our preference for wine (and checking it on Vivino!), and recommended a delicious bottle. Vivian was our server for this evening and was very attentive! We tried the Alberta Sampler and it was OMGosh, and what a price for all of that AMAZING food.
We'll definitely be back.
The Event was Alberta on The Plate. Everything was perfect. We also found out they have special everyday. The beef was excellent.
We were at Modern Steak for a date night in order to celebrate our 38 wedding anniversary. Overall, we thought that it was a great experience. Our server was friendly and efficient and made some great recommendations. The atmosphere was just perfect, stylish and comfortable. We will be going back - perhaps to try 1/2 price wine Thursday night.
Everything was amazing! If you want one of the best meals of your life you’ve got to come try modern steak. Hands down always the best steaks ever!
Delicious meal! We greatly enjoyed George as our server - he made excellent recommendations for wine, appetizers and main courses. I had the flat iron steak, and it was delicious, so flavourful! It is a fairly expensive and chic restaurant, however if you are looking for a fancy evening out - this is it! Unique and classy evening :)
Ok meal, pretty basic, missing the xtra
Always love going here for family/friend gatherings, with the way the menu lays out it perfectly lends itself to family style dining. Normally order a few options of steak platters and love the shareable sides. Staff knows there menu and wine list and helps with those less inclined (myself) to find great pairings.
10/10 always. Staff is friendly and environment is mellow.
Modern Steak has done a fantastic job of modernizing the facility. We had one person in our party with mobility issues (Stairs), which the staff recognized immediately. The manager personally escorted us to the elevator, rode up the elevator with us and introduced us to the hostess. He made us feel like VIPs!
The waiter that looked after us also treated us like family. We never felt rushed, but we were never left wanting for anything.
The food lived up to our expectations from the appetizers to the dessert. While it is deservedly called Modern Steak, the seafood appetizers and entrees were equally impressive. My wife is a dessert aficionado and enjoyed the crème brule as one of the best she had tasted. We will be back!
very good food, steaks was very good tasty but too noisy and hot
It was our anniversary. As always modern steak didn’t disappoint. Amazing service, food and atmosphere. Brendan is the absolute best. The whole team there is.
It was the 16 year old’s birthday. The wine selection was amazing, the food was beyond incredible and the service was perfect - attentive without detracting from our family
Food was good but service was terrible. Maybe spend less time talking about the specific cow I’m about to eat and more time making sure it doesn’t take 15 minutes to get a drink and I’m not sitting with empty plates on my table. The Chef/owner should focus on front of house.
Felt like the waitress was rushing us through the meal.