The Block Kitchen and Bars serves lavish Mediterranean food menu, and has variety of dishes from around the world. Most dishes at the Block restaurant are served on a flat, wooden block which is very unique about the restaurant. The interiors of the restaurant is casual with medium sized ceiling lamps across the bar area. Being small in size it is always advisable to pre-book a table to enjoy delicious healthy food at reasonable prices. Choose from the assorted cocktails and a decent list of wine on the menu to complete the occasion.
Three Ravens restaurant and wine bar is considered to be one of the city's finest restaurants and wine bar located at Banff Centre. The restaurant has a selective mountain view, which is said to be the best in Banff. Executive Chef Sébastien Tessier's own creation gives the restaurant menu a personal touch. Also, you can not miss out on Honey Glazed Local Duck Breast which is especially prepared with carrot and pumpkin seed cornbread, beluga lentils, roasted organic carrots, and carrot puree. Walk in to experience a better than average assortment of wines and give yourself a memorable evening.
Whitebark cafe is a warm and relaxing place to enjoy your cuppa with some mouth watering tidbits. The friendly staff ensure minimum wait time over your order. There is a lot of thought which has been put over their perfect cup of coffee, as they source their beans from Moja Coffee. Moja is fair-trade, organic, roasted coffee all the way from North Vancouver. You can soak in the sun on a warm day by grabbing a seat outdoors with some of house-made muffins, cookies. All in all, a must visit especially early in the morning, to begin your day.
Eden is located in the Rimrock Resort Hotel, which sits alongside Mountain Drive and just below the Upper Hot Springs. The dining room presents an incredible vista of Bow River, Tunnel Mountain and the North Face of Mount Rundle from the floor to ceiling windows. The setting is elegant, with overstuffed chairs and starched linens, and is a must for those who enjoy a long, reflective dining experience. The award-winning gourmet menu is one of the finest in Banff, with venison, fresh Atlantic lobster and Alberta AAA beef.
Banff Ave. Brewing Co. is a neighborhood pub that is most well known for its local variants of beer. This place has several beers on tap available, some of which include the Banff Ave Blond Ale, Head Smashed Ipa and Czuggers Pilsner. Their food goes well with the beer, and includes dishes such as Spicy Buddha noodles, Loco Moco, in addition to a menu for kids.
The secret behind their famous ice cream they say is high butterfat content, minimum air and the finest of ingredients. The kid inside you will go nuts choosing from over thirty different flavors. Don't forget to try the Moo York Cheesecake, Wowie Cowey. Moo Crunch and Turtle Cow. Moreover, they also sell cow-themed T-shirts, caps and mugs. Check website for more.
The Swiss / Italian border region of Ticino, has its own unique cuisine and Ticino Swiss-Italian restaurant gives you an opportunity to try it for yourself. The decor is relaxed yet elegant, with white and blue table linens and wood beam ceilings. There are window tables available with mountain views, too. Specialties include chicken stuffed with goat cream cheese and breaded with crumbled hazelnut. There are also pastas, salads, soups, and other tempting entrees. Don't miss the European-style breakfast buffet.
If you are craving for Italian food when in Banff, The Meatball Pizza & Pasta is the place to be. The stone-hearth oven pizzas and pastas will have you coming back here again. Don't forget to try their famous Bonnie and Clyde and oven-baked lasagne.
Ricky's All Day Grill has made a name for itself when it comes to casual dining. Whether it's their giant All Star Double burger or Grand Forks Breakfast, their menu has everything to suit every palate. They also have a special menu for kids. So come here to enjoy a hearty lunch, breakfast or dinner with your family.
El Toro is known for serving some of the best Chateaubriand in the West. Located in the Irwin's Mountain Inn along Banff Avenue, it opens early and serves a great breakfast for early risers. The atmosphere is elegant and upscale but relaxed. Jeans are as welcome as suits, and the service is quick and friendly. The specialty of the house is Chateaubriand for two, but they also offer other cuisines, including fresh Mexican food and, for people who like to nibble, a selection of tapas. There is a large selection of seafood and Mediterranean and Greek entrees, as well as a full wine menu.
Second Cup is a small coffeeshop and bakery serving freshly brewed coffees and light bites. Located in Cascade Plaza, the quaint cafe is known for its warm atmosphere and steaming cups of coffees. The menu here comprises light cafe food and freshly baked treats, from cinnamon cookies to muffins and pastries. The cafe has wireless internet, so you can enjoy your cup of Joe while surfing the web. A must-visit for coffee lovers.