- By kevin
- On Apr 19, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
If you make the trek to Banff, you probably have an outdoor sport in mind. Take advantage of the rugged terrain in whatever manner you see fit. Join us to travel from Seattle to Banff by train, and with our tips to find the best restaurants in Banff.
What to Eat in Banff?
Vegetarians should be aware that Banff restaurants specialize in meat. Expensive and moderately priced restaurants alike serve up healthy portions of Canadian specialties, such as elk, bison, venison and trout (the bedrock of Canadian Rocky Mountain cuisine). But even if you're not a carnivore, you'll still be able to find some vegetarian-friendly restaurants, including Nourish Bistro, which diners describe as a "hidden gem."
Downtown Banff boasts plenty of casual eateries. Favorites include The Grizzly House (beloved for its fondue) and Block Kitchen and Bar (the eatery is small and so are its plates, but travelers like its intimate atmosphere).
If you're looking for a more upscale dining experience, stray from the main drag and explore some of the side streets. For a hearty meal and rustic, mountain-style ambiance, travelers recommend restaurants in the northern part of town, such as the Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lodge, which serves regional cuisine and offer incredible views of the mountains. For an even more stunning vantage point, head to Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar, which wows visitors with its menus and alpine views – seen through floor-to-ceiling windows. Eden, a AAA Diamond award winner in The Rimrock Resort Hotel is equally lauded for its inventive menu combining French and Canadian flavors, as well as the views of Rundle Mountain and Spray Valley.
Find the Best Restaurants in Banff
Block Kitchen and Bar
5-201 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C4 Canada
Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive Top Floor of the Sally Borden Building at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H5 Canada
The Juniper Bistro
1 Juniper Way, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E1 Canada