Modern Steak

Going out to a steakhouse is a rarity for me but every now and then, we like to treat ourselves. Modern Steak had a pretty reasonable Big Taste menu so we paid them a visit one Saturday evening.

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Menu from the outside. The inside is very high end, fancy; what I didn’t expect was it to have two floors! Pretty slick. Dimming of the lights makes it perfect for date night, although hope you’ve got a fat wallet.

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Big Taste menu. Three course for $35.00 ain’t too shabby.

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It’s a nice touch that they come to your table and let you choose your own personal steak knife! My sis and I settled on the Big Taste menu while O went off menu as he is picky when it comes to his steaks.

Truffle popcorn
DSC09994These come out complimentary. Addictively good. Wish they brought out another bowl.

Oysters ($45.00 for dozen)
DSC09995Oysters were $3.75/each. Pricey! Comes with the usual mignonette, lemon and horseradish accompaniments. Above average but I would wait and come on a Thursday for their buck a shuck.

Sauteed cremini mushrooms ($11.00)
DSC09999These were flavourful and went well as an additional side to O’s steak. Definitely overpriced though.

Oversized potato
DSC00001Didn’t try any but the oversized potato was bigger than the steak on the plate!

Filet ($54.00 for 7oz)
DSC00002Pine Haven Farms filet (wet aged, pasture raised, 100% grass fed and finished). This looked really small. Steaks are always pricey and MS has a huge range of them. At least you get one side included.

Big Taste dinner ($35.00 for three courses)

Prawn bong
DSC09997Spicy grilled selva prawns with mint crème fraîche. Not bad as a starter but we enjoyed the popcorn more than this.

Brant Lake wagyu
DSC000036 oz sirloin, truffle butter, frites and organic green salad. This was the perfect size for my sis and I. Steak was cooked to a nice medium rare as we asked for.

Chocolate mousse cake
DSC00005White and dark chocolate mousse, chocolate sponge cake and raspberry coulis. The dessert didn’t look like much but it was smooth and decadent. The raspberry coulis helped bring a touch of sweetness.

To me, this seems like a special occasion/business meeting spot unless you’re a die hard steak eater.

Modern Steak
http://www.modernsteak.ca/
107 10A Street NW
Calgary, AB
(403) 670-6873

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