whistler & banff
we wil be in whistler for 3 nights, then banff for 3.
would love any recommendations for restaurants. nothing too fancy - after skiing all day we usually like a more casual atmosphere.
great food, however, is a must. we'll have a car at both locations. thanks!
In Banff we like Saltlik, casual and nice, and very good food, good variety too. Is centrally located, downtown Banff. Very good steak too. Also Maple Leaf has very good food, a little more upscale than Saltlick, but still a very casual athmosphere. Both of these places have websites, you might want to take a look at their menus.
Enjoy Banff, and please report your restaurant/food experience while in Banff.
We always visit Typhoon whenever we go to Banff. Nothing like a great curry after a day of skiing. My husband loves their butter chicken and is very good at sharing - yum yum! It is quite a small restaurant so call ahead but if you like asian flavours this is a great spot.
In Whistler the Wildwood, Caramba and Sachi Sushi are all casual, reasonably priced and very good.
I'll second The Maple Leaf. The husband and I eat there everytime we're in Banff. I love the PEI Mussels and the Groom Lake Duck. One time, they had an icewine sorbet as a dessert - it was the most enjoyable sorbet I've had in a long time. It is upscale, but indeed you can go in casual. We're always in our winter "walking around" clothes, and have always been welcomed.
In Whistler - i would go with either Sushi Ya or Sushi Village and not Sachi - we have tried to like Sachi but the food is not that good. The fish is fishy, the rice is undercooked and the MSG = very salty cooked food. Sushi Village is no more expensive and 100 times better.
A few other casual eats are:
-Portobello (great lunches)