Banff is one of the most romantic places in Canada. Banff is a quaint town with beautiful stone buildings that fit in with the towering majesty of the Rocky Mountains. It is rugged and untamed, yet luxurious. It is wild, but comfortable and safe. It is a dramatic but beautiful landscape. In Banff, there are many restaurants that cater to the up-scale client. Service is of an uncompromisingly high standard. The food is mostly made up of local ingredients and flavors. And, the setting is unparalleled.
Eden has one of Western Canada's highest AAA rankings, a Five-Diamond award winner. Located at the Rimrock Hotel on Mountain Avenue, it is elegant, fine dining at its best. The Rimrock has, in my opinion, the best mountain scenery of any of the hotels in Banff. It is the quality of the restaurants that really put it on the map, though. Both Eden and the Primrose provide great service, a beautiful atmosphere, and some of the best chefs in the Rockies.
The Banff Springs Hotel is one of the most romantic buildings in the world. It is a palace in the rugged Rockies. Within the hotel, there are several of Banff's best restaurants. Castello Ristorante is the Italian restaurant. It is beautiful inside with a clean elegance. Also on site are the Bow Valley Grill and the Samurai Sushi restaurant. The Bow Valley Grill offers one of the best breakfast buffets in Alberta, but it is pricey.
Downtown, the Maple Leaf Grille and the Saltlik are local favorites. The Saltlik serves the best calamari I've ever had, but it's most famous for its steak, which is prime Alberta beef. For a different experience, the tapas at Cafe Soleil on Caribou Street is worth considering.
300 Mountain Avenue
Rimrock Resort Hotel
405 Spray Avenue
The Fairmount Banff Springs
Alpine Setting and Italian Cuisine... read more
137 Banff Avenue
Winner of the Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence"... read more
700 Tunnel Mountain Road
Buffalo Mountain Lodge
One of two award winning restaurants at Buffalo Mountain Lodge... read more
208 Caribou St.
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
101-211 Bear St
415 Banff Avenue
European Elegance with the inspiration of Ticino...
222 Lynx Street
Banff Park Lodge