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Maple Leaf Grill
Maple Leaf Grill

Maple Leaf Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.banffmapleleaf.com
  • Email: maria@banffmapleleaf.com
  • Phone: (403) 760-7680
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Chef Morne Burger
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can customize menus for cocktail hors d'eouvers, as well as full menu options for both large and small functions.
    Contact Jessica Pacheco, Sales/Events Manager for details. direct 403 760 5088
  • Private Party Facilities: The Maple Leaf's four private rooms can accommodate 10-45 guests and offer the perfect setting for your event. Two of the private rooms feature the added ambiance of fireplaces. If you have something particular in mind, we're always happy to create a customized menu. Whether you're considering a corporate retreat or you're planning the wedding of your dreams, The Maple Leaf will make your getaway in this mountain paradise a truly memorable event.
  • Private Party Contact: Maria Mendelman (403) 760-5088

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Caribou Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street; there are also several public lots in the immediate area.
A word from Maple Leaf Grill
"Defining Canadian Cuisine"
The Menu: Pan Canadian cuisine in an award-winning lodge style interior. The menu covers a wide range from rustic game meats such as Bison tenderloin and Brome Lake Duck to fresh fish & seafood. Chef uses only the freshest ingredients to create each dish according to the season.
The Wine: The Maple Leaf's Wine list has garnished five Awards of Excellence and two Best Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine. We offer over 600 labels of various varietals and vintages, each hand picked from around the world. An outstanding by-the-glass selection lets guests savour a wide array of regions.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "Went for a girls weekend and had a fantastic stay for dinner. Great wine list and delicious dinner."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I've been to the Maple Leaf a few times and it's usually been very good. I took my Mother there for her birthday recently and was disappointed. The service was not attentive. It's best to anticipate your customers needs. Moreover, my steak was med-med well versus medium rare. I did not raise it (that is my mistake) as I did not want my mother and my 4 year old to wait for me to get another steak. Perhaps a refresher with your kitchen staff on rare/med-rare/medium/etc. would help if you've had similar comments from other patrons. Otherwise, perhaps it would just an off-night for that chef. Our server was charming and friendly, don't get me wrong, just not as attentive as I would have expected. She seemed busy/distracted."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My partner and I found the appetizers to be good , but both our fish entres to be very dry and overcooked. We had a cracked water glass, service was too quick/ abrupt and clearing plates when the other people are still eating is poor timing . Overall , we came away hungry ! Would not recommend ."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My wife and I had another fantastic dinner here. Every time we visit Banff we dine here. This dinner was as good as all of the others. Our server Jessica was outstanding--excellent knowledge of the entire menu, very efficient, very welcoming. The food was perfectly prepared and was well presented. Being able to enjoy this excellent place time after time is so much fun!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food and ambiance. Service was wonderful . I was slightly surprised they didn't take advantage of a birthday - since I mentioned it when booking- in providing a wow moment for their guests. But it was still overall a great evening and if definitely go back, loved the food."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Delicious food, excellent & friendly service, and very accommodating. I will be back!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our waitress was awesome, she was very knowledgeable about the menu and how the chef prepared the food. Food was good, not a fan of the calamari, everything else was good!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "As always the food was incredible and the service was outstanding. We try to go every time we are in Banff."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was very good when we went to the Maple Leaf, however, the service was kind of slow. This may have been due to a couple large parties going on in the upstairs area while we were dining in the lounge, but our waitress was nowhere to be found for much of the night and we were there for a long time without getting food. Other than that, I have no complaints. The food was very good all the way around."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food portions were generous and the quality of good was top notch. Our server was professional and personable, we would definitely recommend this restaurant to all our friends and family. It's great for all occasions!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It is the first spot when we come to Banff!!!Our night was perfect ,the food was amazing and we were treated wonderfully!!We will be back:)!!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The bison burger and fries were amazing and more than enough for one person. My friend had the trout, which tasted great but looked to be about a three oz serving. Very small. We enjoyed the evening the waitstaff was very nice and did a great job."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I took my mom for dinner for her 60th birthday and we had such a lovely experience. They brought her champagne which was such a nice surprise. Dinner was excellent. Our server recommended the Elk Meatballs for an appetizer, and they were delicious. I have never had elk before and I found it to be tasty, not gamey at all. My mom and I shared the seafood platter for two. It was excellent as well. After all that food there wasn't much room left for dessert. Perhaps next time I go, I will make sure to leave room for dessert."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our group wanted wild game and this place was recommended by others in our club. Thank you"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Server was very young and inexperienced. Food was mediocre at best. Read about the chef and then told he was gone and it was a new chef. Then update your website! When visiting Banff we wanted a unique and memorable experience. Food and service was better at Earl's. Bison stroganoff was tough and chewy, french onion soup bland. Caesar salad flavourless and veg meal for $26 bucks was a huge disappointment. Never again."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Food was outstanding! Service could have been a little more attentive."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I loved my experience! The food was delicious and the restaurant felt cozy. We will be back for sure! We were only 2 but there were larger groups."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went to the MapleLeaf Grill for a special occasion, knowing that it would not be cheap... We were right, but we did not leave disappointed.. The food and service was exceptional. It is, by far, the best restaurant I tried in Banff. It is probably possible to keep the bill below 50$/person, but if you want to indulge yourself, expect it to be around 125-150$ / person.. It truly is a fine dining experience.."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "WAs nice and quite. The food was amazing and our waiter was very attentive. would definitely go back"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Anytime we are in Banff we make sure to go to Mape Leaf. We've beekee the private rooms for large groups as well as just had a regular seating. The service is great and the food is excellent and well portioned."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Small area right by the bar in really comfy chairs we sat, the waiter/bartender was amazing, very quick and polite. It had great food, and was cooked perfectly. No complaints at all. I would highly recommend checking it out."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My family went to the Maple Leaf Grill for a special dinner and it did not disappoint. Everyone enjoyed there food from appetizers to dessert. The waiter was very attentive even though restaurant was extremely busy. Our party of 6 all ordered different items and everyone enjoyed there choices. We have dined at the restaurant in the past but this time it was by far the best, I think they have changed the menu offering more selections? Whatever they did we will definetly visit the restaurant again when in Banff,"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Incredible foodstuffs (start with the Bison Corn Dogs! and continue on). We stayed with the Bison theme and were glad we did. The Canadian content on the wine list was excellent - the 2002 Henry of Pelham Cab/Merlot was amazing; augmented with a 1/2 bottle of Drouhin (French) Pouilly Fousse - delicious as always. The service was superb. The atmosphere conducive to all whether you wish to wear a jacket or a nice pair of jeans."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "When in Banff we always eat here. We have yet to have anything negative to say about the Maple Leaf. I recommend the Maple Leaf to anyone who mentions they are going to the Banff/Canmore area."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Excellent food and service! Our salmon and steak entrees were mouth watering and we're still talking about the creme brûlée trio dessert! The bar and wait staff were superb! A must for any visitors to Banff! Would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "The Maple Leaf Grill is a cozy friendly restaurant on the second floor; no elevator access in the heart of Banff. Its a popular dining venue so its a good idea to make reservations. I highly recommend the seafood platter for two."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The Maple Leaf in Banff has a great selection for all tastes. Cozy atmosphere. Prices comparable to mid/upper-end restaurants in Banff."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Very good experience. Went on New Years Day and was happy to see this was an option on Open Table. I had the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benny which was great,although it was a small portion- would have appreciated some hash browns :) All my friends were very satisfied with their meals."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Five of us ate here as part of an annual tradition and it didn't disappoint. Three of us shared the cowboy steak, served on wood platter for easy carving, plus added the bison tenderloin. The meat is just outstanding and cooked perfectly. Side vegetables are nicely al dente. Aside from a lively table of 8 nearby, we still loved our meal. Service is professional, timely, yet still friendy and the ambiance is mountain casual. Upo first glance, you don't expect food this good but it easily rivals competitors like Le Beaujolais one block away. Another great experience and I have told at least 10 others to eat there. Share a cowboy steak!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "A truly phenomenal restaurant. Have been living in Canada for three years and this meal was the best we have ever had!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I am a repeat guest to the restaurant. I keep bringing friends and family there because the food is excellent. The service is Devine. Staff are proud to be working their and the customer service Is truly amazing. The view upstairs in the restaurant is spectacular. The staff have been working there For yours so the service is consistent and the food always delicious."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Great restuarant; excellent food and generous portions! Ambience is warm, comfortable and inviting! Definitely a favourite"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Will go back again. One of best spots I have been."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "My wife and I went out to dinner with another couple on a busy Friday night. I dropped off everyone in loading zone right in front of the restaurant and parked close by. We took our 10 mth old (babysitter cancelled!) and they had high chairs and a quiet place upstairs. Our server was Leo, who was attentive, knowledgeable about the wine and food menu. He was probably the best waiter I have had in five years to be honest. We started with the sampler game meat platter, highly recommended. For dinner, 2 had the bison tenderloin, 2 had salmon. We shared 3 desserts (chocolate lava truffle was great!). Best dinner/wine experience in 5 years and all I do is take people out for dinner for my job. About ~$100/person, well worth it."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Went to the Maple Leaf for "Bon Appetit". Food was excellent as always. I highly recommend for lunch or dinner. Maple Leaf has the best Beef Burger in town"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "This place was a huge disappointment for lunch. First of all I do not go to a high class restaurant to be seated by and served by people wearing lulu lemon or stretch pants; absolutely inappropriate attire. To add to this was the high class, talk coming from the waitress and her "visiting friends". We did not need to listen to her friend discuss her trashy night out, nor did we need to hear the waitress discuss how she was planning to drive to Calgary to buy herself a really trashy dress for some party. Thank God our waiter was great, he really deserves a lot of credit for just actually being a real and personable person, and a great drink mixer. To bad the rest of your staff lacked that, and the hostess did as well. The food was mediocre."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Excellent food and timing with it reaching our table, very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "We have been here a number of times and have always had a consistently superb meal and exceptional service. I often order the scallops or quinoa salad, but for a change I tried the elk meatballs and they were great as well. The Game Platter (starter) is also a great sharing dish before mains. As for the main, I always order the wild B.C. salmon. The ambience is romantic, warm and cozy, but we've also always felt comfortable bringing our kids here. The wine list is very impressive."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "The service was fantastic. The plates were very generous and the for was very tasty. Great place for dinner."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We were, frankly, very disappointed with the Maple Leaf Grill. We remembered it being one of the more enjoyable restaurants in Banff from a previous visit, however, this time it was unfortunately very average. The charcuterie and the scallop appetizers were of very good quality and started off the meal well. However, our main dishes were extreme disappointments. In short, the gnocchi dish was just about the worst execution of gnocchi that we have ever had. They were huge, doughy, undercooked balls that, for some strange reason, the chef decided to take in an Asian direction. It did not work, either in flavor or quality. In short, we were very underwhelmed this time. Will we go back the next time we are in Banff? Probably not."
    Dined on 10/4/2013