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Aug 20, 2009 07:50 PM

Banff recommendations?

I was looking for some suggestions on some restaurants in Banff. My girlfriend recently moved there and i get to come up every once and a while to visit her, so I am looking for some places to take her out to as she wont be dragging herself out there when I am gone. I don't mind paying for a good meal but at the same time i am looking for good food not some hyped up cliche. Any suggestions would be great as I am pretty clueless as to whats up there. Thanks

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  1. spend a bit of time reading this forum...there's probably as many threads on Banff as there are restaurants in the town.

    That said, you can't go wrong with Fuze, Bison, Maple 3 favorites...Coyote...others will give recommendations on other places...Ticino, fondue place, Beaujolais, etc...

    Stay away from the sushi, Melissa's, 3 Ravens (banff centre),

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    1. re: Dan G

      I have read some of the threads already, I was just wondering as to some people's favourites. And it seems like some of the other threads i have read people are either unwilling to pay and are looking for food on the cheap, or they are looking for a banff springs type thing. Will look into those more though...

      1. re: Dan G

        Not a dinner option, but my personal fav for Banff is the lounge in the Banff Springs. Go in the afternoon, and have a light lunch and coffee/cocktail overlooking the Golf Course. It's beautiful, and way less expensive than having a full meal in the dining room. The smoked salmon flat bread is fantastic, and a great deal.

        1. re: L.Orr

          I agree, the lounge at the Banff Springs is a great place for a drink just for the view. Also try having cheese fondue in the Grapes Wine Bar.

          I can't recommend Maple Leaf (one bad meal and several first-hand bad meal reports). I avoid Magpie and Stump too. Coyote Grill is usually fantastic, I recommend a seat at the bar so you can watch the chefs.

          If you can, take her to Canmore for dinner. Better restaurants overall.