First time back in quite a
First time back in quite a while and was very happy with my experience. We were served by Roberto who upheld Habitat's tradition of great service. We both opted for the three course table d'hôte menu. We paid the half price locals price, but even at full price this would be a good deal.My girlfriend had the crab cakes, osso bucco, and the chocolate fudge dessert and was happy with all three courses. I opted for the deconstructed pork ravioli which was creatively presented if a wee bit tasteless. For my main, I had the duck with gnocchi and, sadly, found both to be overly chewy. Fortunately, the creme caramel I had for dessert helped to put that disappointment out of my mind. Despite the disappointing main, I'll definitely return.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing meal, service & ambience!
Had a fantastic meal. Love the way the menu was laid out with the 3 course meal. Roberto was our server and he was simply AMAZING! We found out that Roberto is leaving. We think that his leaving will be a big loss to Habitat! Sorry to see him go!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had one of the best meals ever at Habitat. The beef is incredible and the service was among the best we've ever had. We'll be back again soon!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came to Habitat a little apprehensive since reviews seemed average but were blown away with the fantastic food and professional service. My husband had the Cauliflower Veloute, Brome Lake Duck Breast and the Banana Walnut Bread Pudding. All of which were delicious and enjoyable. I had the Romano's Crab Cake, Alberta Game Changer and White Chocolate Creme Brulee. I enjoyed it all though the Game Changer reminded me of pot roast, of which I'm typically not a big fan of, however it was still very tasty. Christian our server was one of the best server's we've had in a long time esp at this price range (which in my opinion was well worth it). He was respectful and asked the appropriate questions as the appropriate times.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a fun evening complete
We had a fun evening complete with great food and wine. The staff always have a smile on their face as they provide excellent service.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food, nice romantic
Very good food, nice romantic ambience and friendly staff.. They even made us a special dessert for our anniversary.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the three course dinner and all of it was fantastic! the pricing was very reasonable for the type of food they were serving. we had the Chateaubriand and it was amazing. We are Albertans through and through and love nothing more than a great steak and we were not disappointed. The desserts were fantastic as well. We would definitely recommend this restaurant!
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the mussel special
We had the mussel special on Wednesday. A great choice of three types.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decor and Food
The décor was sophisticated - it felt like a Dubai restaurant. And the food was great - the best we have had in Canmore.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, but salty food
We had very high epectations but have to admit that the restaurant fell just a little bit short. Our service was great and the menu was interesting. Unfortunately some of the food was very salty and did not sit well with us afterward.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
went August 17, 2013...even
went August 17, 2013...even though the restaurant was obviously busy...our food was very good...did not wait around long for service....service was excellent, our waiter was very attentive and overall experience was great....would return.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have a great evening
We always have a great evening at Habitat!! Food and servers combine to keep us coming back.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and service
The food and the service were fanastic...would recommend this quiet little gem to anyone looking for a very well priced romantic dinner!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall wonderful experience. First time trying out Habitat and we were happily surprised. The tartare was by far the highlight of our night. Halibut was cooked perfect and the wine list provided a lot great options. Staff were very friendly and not snobby at all as sometimes found in higher end restaurants. Decor is intriguing as well. Great for a special night out!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brightly Lit Perfection!
After being "rejected" for a reservation by the restaurants with whose names we were already familiar, it was with cautious anticipation we found a last minute, 7pm reservation at Habitat. Perhaps it is because Habitat is in a hotel that it is lesser travelled but it shouldn't be. Everything from the cocktails, to the wine, the appetizers, entrees and amazing desserts exceeded our expectations. The Sticky Toffee pudding was incredible.....so was the Béarnaise sauce on the perfectly cooked steaks.....and the caesar salad....and the lobster corn dog....and....and...and! My girlfriends and I had a wonderful time. Our compliments to the chefs and the whole Habitat team.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A treat to find in Canmore
We arrived at Habitat promptly for our reservation on a Saturday night. There was a great atmosphere in the Hotel before arriving at the hostess stand.
We were greeted warmly, our 2 year old daughter especially, and shown immediately to our table. The decor was modern and clean but comfortable also.
The menu options made our selection difficult with so many tempting options. We were delighted with our choices. The dishes were deliciously fresh and portion sizes were large. I was disappointed not to be able to finish my plate.
Service throughout dinner was polite, efficient and friendly. Ideal.
We left looking fwd to future opportunities to dine at Habitat, particularly when we have friends and family visiting us from London.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to celebrate
Excellent food and even better service. Servers are incredible and the food is extremely creative and very tasty.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Couldn't ask for anything more
My party dined at Habitat before a performance at the Banff Centre. We informed our waiter of our timelines and he did everything to ensure our meals were prompt and got us out on time. The meals were all fantastic to the point where one of us couldn't stop talking about it and has rated the pork chop among her top three EVER. I can't wait to come back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I were staying at the Grande Rockies Resort for our 28th wedding anniversary. Decided to try the Habitat Restaurant. We both had the 10 oz New York Striploin. The steak was melt in your mouth perfect. Cooked perfectly. I would eat there again and recommend it to friends.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Thanksgiving Experience
We were very impressed with the every part of our dining experience.
We would highly recommend it to anyone who visits Canmore.
The staff are amazing the food is terrific and the atmosphere unforgettable.
Kudos to Habitat!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be back
My wife and I enjoyed the Chateaubriand special. A 30oz sirloin pan seared, then encrusted with salt and oven baked to perfection. Served with potatoes and micros, was delightfukly accompanied with a red wine reduction and bearnaise to enhance the cut of meat.
Excellent wine list and knowledgeable staff. A new favorite for us in Canmore.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wanted something new
I booked a surprise weekend in Canmore for my boyfriend and wanted to try somewhere we hadn't been before. We were so happy with Habitat! I wanted something a little more trendy and I knew my boyfriend would like having the choice of steak or lobster and neither of us want franchise burgers anymore. This spot was a great pick. We stayed in the hotel as well and had a mid-day drink the next day in the lounge. Again, we really enjoyed it. The staff is knowledgeable of both drinks and menu. I would recommend this place to everyone!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was not mind blowing, but definitely good.
It was nice to be somewhere in the Bow Valley where the atmosphere and look is more urban. Enough with the deer antlers and vintage snow shoes that all mountain restaurants seem to have. Habitat is modern, slic, and classy. Feels like a big city restaurant and that's nice to see in Canmore.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
What an amazing evening. This is definitely not our usual sort of dining spot (with 5 children, we have to cater to a lot of different tastes), but with an evening out for just the two of us this was a fantastic experience. The service was first class and the meal was amazing. We will definitely be back!!!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you go mid-week in November
If you go mid-week in November - December you will find special prices for three courses dinner. In addition if you buy a bottle of wine priced at +$80.00 it is half price. The food is outstanding and the value of a expensive bottle of wine for 1/2 price is worth to spludge for a "Chateau Neuf du Pape"
I'm looking forward to dinner at that restaurant again
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely Saturday evening out
This is the 3rd or 4th time we've dined at Habitat and we are never disappointed! They hosted our wedding reception in 2010 and whenever we're in Canmore we make it a priority to eat here. This particular evening we enjoyed the 3 course meal/$40 pp. I had caesar salad, chicken supreme and the chocolate fudge bomb for dessert. My husband enjoyed the crab cakes, short rib trio (elk, beef, bison) and the grande marnier creme brulee. Food was hot, tasty and full of flavour. The wine list is sufficient, something for everyone and on this date they had a promotion that each bottle over $80 was 50% off! We dressed business casual, which I think is quite acceptable (some people were in jeans) due to the fact it's in the hotel.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM