This is an exceptional dining
This is an exceptional dining experience. Surprisingly unknown - very impressive chef. Wonderful flavours and imaginative recipes properly cooked. A more extensive wine list might be considered.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Mixed reviews of concern upon
Mixed reviews of concern upon arrival but salad and entree were both outstanding!
Highly recommend fish and elk dishes.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
A wonderful meal, we had the
A wonderful meal, we had the 5 course meal with wine pairing. Each course was fantastic, the tastes were superb. The wine was also very good. Our waitress was excellent she made sure we were comfortable and served and cleared perfectly.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Should be #1 Restaurant in Banff!
We went here for our 1 year anniversary and we were blown away with the service, food and experience! It was Easter Sunday so it was especially quiet, but that added to the romantic, candlelight dinner we were looking for! We were so happy with everything. We even received an amazing dessert with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate! They went above and beyond..Thanks, Terrace, you made our weekend!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food nice surroundings
When we arrived at 6 pm we were the first to get there,so it was rather quiet, but it did become more active later on. The appetiser and the 2 main courses we had were outstanding. My wife had the beef tenderloin which she enjoyed immensely, especially the wine soaked leeks and I had the elk medallions, which had flavours I had never thought of putting on meat before - coffee and chocolate. It was amazing. The dessert ( apple raisin crumble) was from the other end of the scale - very ordinary.
We were a little disappointed with the dress code. It doesn't seem appropriate to us that at a fine restaurant people should be eating while they are wearing baseball caps and hoodies.
Overall excellent food, should to do better on the desserts
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic! Our entire group
Fantastic! Our entire group thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. We are certainly thinking about visiting again the next time we are in Banff.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
First went to Terrace Restaurant during the Big Taste event several years ago and my wife and I have been hooked. We make a point to visit this place at least once every few months as we pass through Banff. The restaurant has a fairly standard fare for Canada, with solid Chicken, Beef, Seafood and Vegetarian choices but their menu is somewhat limited. That said, the dishes they offer are all delicious and very well represented. My wife and I have had all of the main entrees and none have disappointed. What we most enjoy about this spot though is that this restaurant understands ambiance. Quiet background music, not overcrowded, and attentive but un-pressured serviced make for a wonderful, reliable night out.
5/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent meal in a hotel
This restaurant will provide you with a good dinner in a hotel. The dining room is decorated in a lovely manner however the windows look out on a backyard of an old house that is not maintained. This is not a view restaurant. Despite the view we had an excellent meal of Elk and my husband had an Alberta steak. Service was good. Overall, it was a good meal however I am curious how it ended up the #1 restaurant on Tripadvisor for the town of Banff.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little Gem in Banff
We found The Terrace on line and were very pleased that we did. The town has lots of restaurants and cafe's but we were looking for something special. We were met promptly on arrival and shown to a nice table in the window. The service throughout was exemplary and the food devine. I would recommend this restaurant to those looking for something special but not costing a fortune.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our #1 pick
We ate in three fine dining establishments during our stay in Banff, but our meal at the Terrace was the most memorable. We chose the taster menu, which we would recommend. Each course was carefully thought-out and prepared, and exquisitely presented. Our server explained most carefully what we were about to eat, and was most attentive throughout the meal. We would definitely return!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ended up eating here because all the other places were full. We had the chefs tasting, 5 course menu with the wine pairings. We were bothe pleasantly surprised with the food. The quail was amazing, the lamb was alright. Service was ok but not exceptional, she could have explained whets on he plate. Dessert didn't workout T all. Decor needs changing ASAP.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a date night and it started with dinner at the Terrace. The food was very very good. The service was very pleasant but a bit
slow. Perhaps we should have told them we had tickets to a show, but we allowed 1 hr 15 minutes for dinner and should have allotted closer to 2 hours as even 1.5 hours wouldn't have been enough. We found it a bit odd that it took so long to get our main course since there were only a few tables seated. I would definitely go back and next time either plan enough time or advise when sitting down if limited for time. The food is worth the wait.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Above and beyond
Really fabulous little place. We enjoyed it thoroughly and would recommend to anyone. It's very small (less than 20 tables) so make sure you make a reservation just in case. The evening really stood out for us because it was our 19th anniversary and the restaurant surprised us with a little creme brule to share and wrote Happy Anniversary on the plate in chocolate. A very nice touch that we appreciated. Might not be great for little kids, as the menu is a little more sophisticated.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our experience was a very
Our experience was a very favorable one from the server to the chef's creations!
Would recommend it!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, atmosphere and service. We love every single dishes we ordered and I would highly recommend this.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef's menu is not real extensive; but, choices are uniquely different, and very creative. Presentation very artistic; but, do not detract from the great taste experience. Service is pleasantly attentive. Elk medallions were a first experience, and excellent. Escargot ravioli another positive. Room is essentially an atrium, with an uninspiring view during daylight. Make your reservations after dark. During our dinner there were two large groups of business men dining. Very loud. Fortunately, they finished early; and quiet, romantic ambience prevailed.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were excellent. Even though we dined late and were the last to leave, the noise level was a bit high as the dining area is open to the bar area. It wouldn't have been so bad without a large crowd at the bar. Don't let this deter you, the food was delicious.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a very nice place.
Overall a very nice place. The only complaint I have is that there were a number of fairly noisy kids, which I did not expect in a higher-end, higher-priced restaurant like this. My wife and I were there on our anniversary, and the distraction of the small kids (some under a year old) distracted somewhat from the ambience.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrace Dining Room excellence
The Terrace Dining Room and Lounge in the Banff Park Lodge is a top class restaurant that does not fail to impress. Using an exciting and slightly unusual combination of flavours the chef creates exquisite dishes that have well balances flavours that add an extra dimension to the food. This restaurant is a foodies delight!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We eloped to Banff and went for dinner after our ceremony and photos with the four of us in the wedding party. It was fabulous, the food was outstanding and the service was great. Wonderful experience.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great appetizers, lacklustre mains
Appetizers were phenomenal, highly recommend the scallops, and the soup/salad. Main courses were not as good as we hoped.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant manager was
The restaurant manager was surprised our meal was ineligbile for dining points. You may be hearing from him.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good birthday dinner!
Food was pretty good, ambiance was good too! The service (especially the host) was top notch - he was very attentive and acknowledged the special request we had for a nice, and more quiet, table.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated our 6th Anniversary on Saturday night. Was surprised that the restaurant was hidden or tucked past the bar/pub of hotel. Bar was fairly quiet except of a couple of rowdy boys coming in and out of pool, outside for a smoke and the bar for a drink. They made a couple rounds while we were there. Whatever. Service was good. Only two wait staff for a busy restaurant at around 7:30-8(was full). I tried the Bon appetite menu that they were featuring. LOVED the salad w candied nits and beet chips!!! My main was delish as well, polenta and bison(I think...maybe elk). Dessert, I cose the vanilla trio. Brûlée was perfect and the beignet was decent and the panna cotta had too much gelatin and not quit enough vanilla flavor(vanilla beans).
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We booked for the bon appetite special dinner. We were very pleasantly surprised, we didn't even know there was a restaurant in the lodge but it was terrific. There was hardly any other people there (Tuesday evening). The service was excellent as was the food. We will definitely be back.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM