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Maple Leaf Grill
Maple Leaf Grill

Maple Leaf Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "A delicious dish is eaten in a very great atmosphere. While looking at beautiful Mt. Rundle from a window"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Visiting the area and celebrating a special evening noted on OpenTable reservations and nothing was mentioned. Wine list is extensive and pricey (more than customary). Food was good but 3 plates were served cold (even though we waited for final person to be served 5 minutes later). 4th plate was hot and delicious. Our meals were discounted a bit but overall experience was just OK. No view and for these prices, I would have hoped for a better evening."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We had the seafood platter for 2 at the end of a day of hiking. Outstanding food and delightful atmosphere!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Entrees served cool, bland and catch of the day had a knot of bad flesh. Given the options in Banff this is one restaurant to skip."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Warm greeting,friendly service with good advice. My husband enjoyed a perfectly cooked steak, and my starter portion of buffalo pasta was perfect as it allowed for the creme brûlée which was to die for. Booked from UK before coming to Canada based on reviews...happy first night!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Food was pretty decent (warning: crab cake are terrible... hardly any crabmeat and mostly just weird breading, but the elk meatballs are stellar), but the chocolate souffle was divine. Not souffle really - more like a molten chocolate cake in a souffle dish - but truly delicious. Kitchen too way too long to cook the food, though - and we saw others complaining about the same thing as well so it wasn't just us."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I reserved a table to celebrate our 49th anniversary. The main courses were excellent - I had bison and my wife New York steak. My wife was very pleased with her appetizer of lobster ravioli. I was disappointed in my appetizer of mussels. Very inferior to what i would have expcted. It looked like they shrunk on transit from PEI."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Don't miss the incredible juicy wild game burger! The decor is warm and inviting."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Excellent game platter! The atmosphere was comfortable. Will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "While vacationing in Banff, Canada, my family took my sister and brother in law to celebrate their newly being married. From appetizer through dessert, the food was pleasantly delicious. We enjoyed a meat and cheese appetizer that was out of this world! The main dish of assorted seafood with sides was equally delightful!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal…fresh grilled mountain trout and roasted duck both with mushroom risotto. Delicious. My only criticism would be that they remove the venetian blinds and clean the windows! With such a beautiful mountain view it's a shame you have to peak through the dusty blinds to glimpse the views! Otherwise, we would highly recommend dining at this establishment."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The Hallibut and Quinoa appetizer were excellent....Leo (our waiter) was charming and very helpful!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The authentic Canadian cuisine was outstanding. Their signature maple salmon was delicious!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here for our anniversary. The food is incredible and highlights some the best of Canadian cuisine."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My husband and I visited this restaurant for the first time last weekend after only perusing the menu online. We each had salads to start (iceberg and caesar) and followed with the beef tenderloin for me and the duck for my husband. Everything was very tasty. With such generous portion sizes, neither of us had room for dessert."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Charming restaurant with great food and nice service. I truly recommend this place. It was a pleasure to have dinner there after a special day in this beautiful city"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This was my 2nd time at the Maple Leaf, and they didn't disappoint. Food was outstanding and prepared to perfection. Wait staff was attentive and engaging. We ate in the bar area, but this did not detract from the experience. Will definitely return when in Banff again."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Starting the meal with oysters and salad - both fresh and well presented. The entrees were fantastic - the halibut was cooked properly and the vegetable accompaniment was delicious - broccolini and asparagus along with risotto - a terrific size portion of fish and vegetable! Likewise the wild salmon with yukon gold mashed and an array of green vegetables, perfectly cooked, made for a very fine meal. Only the lemon tart for desert was disappointing. Probably should have opted for the fruit crumble given the keen respect shown fresh vegetables by the chef."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My husband and I had a babysitter come to the hotel so we could enjoy a much needed date night. The server was outstanding, never let or drinks get low and ver friendly. My husband enjoyed the king crab legs. I had the salmon with Asian noodle slaw. I was ver disappointed in it. And wished I would have had steak or signature salmon dish, as it seemed very tasteless for the price. The baileys new your cheesecake made up for it at the end. It didn't ruin my experience I would gladly go back and try something different."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This was our third visit to the Maple Leaf Grill. Our first was our wedding dinner 12 years ago. We've been back twice for anniversary dinners. This time, we also celebrated a friend's 40th birthday. The food is AMAZING! Drinks were delicious. Service is really good. We were a little disappointed that there was no special effort made between our anniversary and our friend's 40th birthday (which we made known), but it's not a deal-breaker. We will definitely be back again and again!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We went with a group of people. The food was pretty good and our waitress was fantastic! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Having previously eaten at the partner restaurant, Bison, we were expecting similar if not better standards at the Maple Leaf. Suprisingly that was not to be and the food was nowhere near as good. The waiter was fine but the food and ambience left something to be desired. We would not go back."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I was expecting more of this place. The food is average, nothing out of the ordinary. The coffee was terrible! they bring it in clear glasses and judging by the colour it looked really weak; it tasted even worse. The server was not friendly at all, the place was half-empty and she seemed to be in such a hurry we felt we were rushed since the moment we got there. Won't go back, can't recommend it either. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience. The food was amazing, everything that was recommended was fantastic. We had a great time with some delicious food. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I booked a dinner for two for my husbands 50th birthday when we were on holiday in Banff May 2014. I had booked in advance and the staff were very accommodating and gave us champagne on arrival and a good table. The food was delicious and presented very well the waiting staff were so helpful and polite, I would definitely return and recommend."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our relaxed evening out with a nice bottle of wine, great food, good service."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "When in Banff and seeking the best of the best do not miss out on the incredible selection and preparation of wild game, and seafood. Extensive international wine list. Pull out all the stops and your bill should land in the $250-300 range for two. More than worth the expenditure for an experience not soon forgot. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "This was my third trip to the Maple Leaf and yet again it was a home run all the way around! Nothing was average or mediocre it was amazing from the appetizer (game meat platter) to the mains (elk fillet, bison fillet and cowboy stake) and as always the dessert topped off the amazing food and wine! Service was impeccable and staff recommend cocktails and full knowledge of the menu to suggest options and answer any questions. It will absolutely be a place we continue to visit."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Got a reservation here on a recommendation from a friend. Really varied menu, and an excellent wine list. The Lac Brome duck was outstanding, steak was just about perfect. Great find and a nice way to end a pleasant day in Banff. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Very nice wine list covering a number of regions and vintages. The elk tenderloin was excellent."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Went for a girls weekend and had a fantastic stay for dinner. Great wine list and delicious dinner."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The drinks and food could not have been any better. The wait staff were very slow. We stood upstairs for about ten minutes before we were greeted. Once we got to our table we waited about 20 minutes for our server. We ordered drinks that came another 20 minutes after that. Once the drinks arrived we ordered our meal. Our salad's arrived rather fast. We then waited about 20 minutes for our scallop's, they never arrived. Our main course arrived another 20 minutes later. The server apologized many times. Luckily the food stood out over the service."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Delicious food, excellent & friendly service, and very accommodating. I will be back!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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
  • "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 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