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Habitat Restaurant
Habitat Restaurant

Habitat Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.granderockies.com/habitat
  • Phone: (403) 679-5228
  • Hours of Operation: Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Open 7 days a week; 7am - 11:30am
    Lunch: Open 7 days a week; 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Open Wednesday-Sunday; 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Lounge: Open 7 days a week; 2:30pm - 11:00pm
    Friday – Saturday 2:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European, International
  • Executive Chef: Tim Matsell
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our beautifully appointed and professionally staffed banquet rooms, conference center and meeting facilites, the most sophisticated and luxurious in Canmore Alberta, are now open. The gorgeous rooms, combined with our renowned culinary expertise, are perfect for weddings and celebrations of any size or scale.
  • Private Party Contact: Misty Kendal x
  • Special Events & Promotions: Weddings, Corporate, Private Functions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bow Valley Trail
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available. Underground heated parking within the hotel.
A word from Habitat Restaurant
Luscious libations and exquisite cuisine - what can be more satisfying after a day of adventure in the mountains or on the golf course? Discover Habitat Restaurant and Bar, Canmore’s latest culinary landmark that offers sophisticated gourmet fare in a lively atmosphere. Deliciously located in the luxurious Grande Rockies Resort - Canmore's new home to all things tasteful.

Experience food with flavors you've never tasted before:

Duck two ways
Pork Tenderloin
Boulliabaisse
Trio of short ribs
Arctic char
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed celebrating my Mums 85th Birthday here. The atmosphere was perfect, we were seated in a lovely little alcove next to the window, had beautiful views of the mountains, our server had a great sence of humour and we never felt rushed at any point, Christopher took really great care of us and was knowledgeable in the wines he recommended to accompany our meals. Thank you for helping to make this 85th birthday celebration so enjoyable. If I could make one recommendation it would be for a few more options on the menu. I would definitely go back here."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Set away from downtown, Habitat lives up to a reputation of fresh food done well. Fantastic Ceaser salad, I had the trio of elk, bison, and beef short ribs. Wonderful presentation of all dishes. My wife's polenta wasn't her favorite. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I made a reservation on open table and upon arriving at the restaurant, the host had no record of our reservation. The host was extremely rude and unwilling to accommodate us. We were so put off that we would never go back again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Wow Thx open table would not have found otherwise Halibut was amazing sticky toffee wow Real cool place"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The meal was outstanding.....the service was great...would highly recommend.....we will return again"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Habitat never disappoints! Quality food and service each and every time. If you haven't been, you're missing out. Great Canmore dining spot."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "A great place for dinner in Canmore. They not only have several wild game dishes they also cater to gluten free diets. The food is all high quality and I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Food was a little expensive but worth every penny. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The hightlight of our dinner was our waiter, who was both very funny and very efficient. Beyond that there was something lacking. I had the rib trio, and the elk rib was so tough I couldn't cut it. The other two were fine, but the whole dish was awash in sauce, so it really didn't showcase the meat or vegetables that well. A friend had the Arctic Char, and liked it...but didn't rave. The other two had steak, and they also enjoyed it (and did come out as ordered), but both had had much better elsewhere. The sticky toffee pudding was tasty. Overall the food was lacking a little something. The decor is fairly nice - very modern and comfortable. Not a bad find in Canmore."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Habitat. The service was very good, and the food was excellent. We especially enjoyed the crab cakes and my husband loved his steak. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food was excellent and our waiter was very attentive and informative. There are several items on their menu which are gluten free for those who require this - the spinach and bean polenta was outstanding. The elk meatballs were also very tasty. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This was first time to this restaurant, and our group of 4 throughly enjoyed it. Our server 'Christian' was delightful, knowledgeable and friendly. The meal we had was outstanding - tenderloins done to perfection - great crab cakes and fabulous dessert. We all loved it."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was our first time at the restaurant The food was suburb. Gormet in everyway and large portions. Our waiter was great and looked after our every needs. We will definitely come again."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "First let me say that our server was great, very personable, very friendly young lady so no complaints there...but the four very small bits of beef carpaccio and small loonie-sized chunk of lobster on our eggs benny was truly underwhelming. And not sure whether my knife was dull or the english muffin tough or combo of both, but it was impossible to cut making it very frustrating to eat. And they might want to check the liquid honey in the prefab packages, as it was hard as a rock and nearly impossible to remove...and just a note: allowing your smoking guests/staff to prop open a door within the restaurant therefore allowing cold air to blow directly onto our table was ridiculous. All in all, much better places to eat in Canmore."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The service was outstanding, the food excellent and the presentation stupendous! We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Tucked away in a hotel Habitat is "hidden" from view. But now that we have found it we will go back. The food was great. Bacon wrapped monkfish with an asparagus sauce for the appetizer was probably my favourite; the salmon for main course was good (still moist but a bit too cooked) - but the wild rice risotto that went with it was amazing. The herb crusted roast chicken with the potato cake was good. Desserts were hit and miss – the sticky toffee pudding with homemade cinnamon ice cream was spectacular but the Grand Marnier crème brulee was overcooked. Decent wine selection at good. John was our server – he was really quite outstanding; knew he stuff, friendly, timing was good, not too intrusive but always on top of what was needed."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Other than being verbally attacked by the bartender, TWICE, on Friday night... it was a great meal. We have been staying at the Grand Rockies for a number of years and always eat at Habitat, but never have I been treated with such disrespect. If I was the manager I would have fired him on the spot. His name was Darrel. Make sure if you go to eat here you tip toe around this bar tender, and when you order room service and it takes over 1.5 hours for a kids grilled cheese to show up because they forgot to place the order and you had to go remind them after an hour, you don't ask for a discount, because you will get yelled at and have the bill thrown at you."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We tried Habitat because of all the fabulous reviews and weren't disappointed...in fact we were wowed by the quality of food and service. What a great find. This will become a regular stop when we are back to Canmore."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Was staying at the Grande Rockies, went for breakfast after checkout. Service was great, food was really good and came out fast after ordering."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "A terrific dining experience. Our waiter was knowledgeable, prompt and very friendly. I had the rib trio and had to extend compliments to the chef. The entire ambience was great."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "the service is at its best! Professional, an attention to details, the "table d'hote" menu is just the perfect choice. Will be back again! best restaurant in Canmore!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "What a great spot. I have really enjoyed past meals and experiences at Habitat so decided to go for a business lunch. It didn't disappoint. The food and service is always first rate and one of my favourite places to dine. If you haven't been here, you're missing out and a must try. We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I rarely write reviews, and having read mixed reviews on line, I felt compelled to do so. It was a bit hard to find the entrance to the restaurant , and to work our way through the bar to the hostess station, but once there, all was forgotten. Initially we were seated at a table quite close to another couple, with lights a bit brighter than we cared for. We saw a booth became available shortly after we were seated and requested to move.No issues in moving Service was top notch, not too imposing, the "right" amount of interaction. Quality from the appetizers to deserts, and drinks all was all bang on!. Food was cooked perfectly, nice presentation, ambiance, good service, a very relaxing and enjoyable evening. Would definitely go back"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was excellent, service great unfortunately we felt like we were sitting in the middle of a hallway. Felt like we were in the overflow section."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I booked for my boyfriend’s Birthday & I was hoping for a romantic evening. The booths you see in the picture are directly at the front of the hotel/restaurant entrance, right at the Kitchen & serve station & are not in any way in an intimate location. We dined in these booths which had a family directly beside us. Throughout our evening their small children were clambering over the booth, being loud/fussy, and the parents constantly asked their children to be quiet. The server did nothing to stop this & with the lack of music in the restaurant & loud sounds in the kitchen our experience was a total fail. With that being said the food was delicious and the service was impeccable. I would not recommend this restaurant for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had a great time, great food as always. Eggs Benny is amazing! Try it!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "As self-described foodies we are often reluctant to try out restaurants in hotels, they typically disappoint. We were, however, more than pleasantly surprised at Habitat. It wasn't just great for a hotel restaurant but great by any standard. It's definitely has a place among Canmore's best!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I have much praise for the server and her attention-without it being intrusive. She knew the specials, advised on a small change we inquired about. Also have praise for the chefs as the dinner was very good and the pasta special was so big, it required a doggie bag and lunch next day was also enjoyed. We would return, without a doubt. A good spot in Canmore."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The meal had a special menu as it was valentines day, it was excellent!! Would absolutely recommend trying this restaurant out!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Frankly I had very low expectations, the restaurant is situated just off the check in counter of the Rocky Mountain Resort. It initially feels like a lobby bar but once seated you begin to notice details that suggest it may be a good restaurant The wine cabinets are well displayed and stocked. We had the 4 course Valentines choice menu From the amuse to desert, every bite from both our plates was very good. The staff were very friendly and offered genuine opinion on each dish. We were in Canmore for a Valentines Ski / Spa day, dinner wasn't intended to be a highlight of our day but Habitat surprised And contributed to the "best valentines day ever!""
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We arrived a bit later for dinner and there wasn't too many guests in the restaurant so it felt like we were having our own private dinner, we were greeted in a friendly manner and our server was super. We had the special for two, appies were the special of the day flat bread and squash soup - both delicious. Our main dish (chateaubriand) was cooked and served perfectly. Yummy wine and a cocktails added the extra specail touch to the evening. Habitat is one of my favorite Canmore restaurants!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Habitat has delivered consistently good meals over 3 separate occasions. In all cases the beef was especially good. Specials were excellent and the various appetizers and desserts were also good. Nice quitet atmosphere and attentive service."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We have been many times and it never fails to deliver great food, atmosphere and service! From the appys and the wine to the perfectly prepared chateaubriand. Thanks for making our anniversary a great one!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We travelled to Canmore from Calgary to spend a Saturday night. We were staying at the Grande Rockies Resort for the first time and decided to eat at the restaurant at the hotel, Habitat, rather than catching a cab for the main street area. What a good decision! I really notice good service these days, and we were not disappointed. Kerri, with help from the manager who was keeping an eye on things, made sure we were never waiting too long and kept our wine glasses topped up. We decided on the chateaubriand to share, which was to die for in my opinion. For $52 each the meal also came with two appetizers and two desserts - all amazing. For the reasonable price, location, ambiance, service and outstanding food I would highly recommend Habitat."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I hosted a client and lunch was very quickly served, food was awesome and service staff was friendly and efficient., Look forward to going back to enjoy the dinner menu soon!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Stopped by for lunch. Excellent menu selection and food quality, coupled by outstanding service and a beautiful room. Looking at their dinner and wine menus we will definitely be back to enjoy. Thanks Habitat!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We weren't planning to dine here but after a drive to Canmore we decided to go to Habitat for dinner. We were so blown away by the food for dinner. There were four of us and all of us raved about the food - we had the trio of ribs, butcher burger and steak. The flavors and presentation were both impressive. We ended up staying for a drink in the lounge because we were so full. Because we were so impressed we came back for breakfast the next morning and it didn't disappoint. The lobster bene was the overwhelming favorite!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I had the lobster eggs benedict and my wife had the Carpaccio Benedict. It was the worst eggs benedict we ever had anywhere in the world. There were only 2 tiny pieces of lobster meat in mine and my wife had to search for her beef. The eggs benedict were tasteless. The service was reasonable. We went because of John Gilchrist's review. I guess the dinner might have been better than their breakfast. It look like the eggs benedict were prepared by an inexperienced chef. The prices were high for what we got. We would never recommend the restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "A very nice evenin with friends. The table d'hôte menu is very good. There was a large party near us that made our conversation a little difficult but the food and service more than made up for it."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Dropped in New Years' Day for a late breakfast. Great food, perfect portions, exceptional service. Casual warm ambiance with levels of service you would typically see in a 5 Star hotel. Overall a wonderful experience and we will return next time we pass through Canmore."
    Dined on 1/1/2014