Special place in a mountain setting
The Primrose Room is located in the beautiful mountain setting Rimrock Hotel. The room is bright and spacious with breath taking views. The food is excellent, tasty ands well presented. The waiters and waitresses are well trained, knowledgeable and pleasant. I would be happy to come back anytime. A great place to celebrate a special occasion or have a romantic night out.
10/5/2012 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, menu choice and view. Recommend the window view
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great experinece however the
Great experinece however the night we were at the restaurant we experienced some bugs in our food (salad). The staff immediately removed the plate and offered us something else and to their credit made up for the issue by offering us a complimentary appetizer and drink. So all was not lost...
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I had a wonderful
My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at the Primrose, located in the Rimrock Hotel. We actually went twice during out 5 day stay. We ate at the Wednesday night Pasta Buffet, which was very popular with the locals as well as the hotel guests. We also had a wonderful dinner on our last night. The rib eye was superb, cooked to perfection, and melted in your mouth.
My wife had the braised lamb shank. It was to die for! She was kind enough to offer me a forkful of the dish. It was delicious!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service and food were
The service and food were excellent. Upon arriving we were informed that we had booked our reservation during Earth hour and there would be not lights, just candle light for our dining experience. This turned out to be exceptional and the staff handled the atmosphere with great abilities. The staff was fun and extremely professional. A great fine dining experience
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Thanks to the other Open Table
Thanks to the other Open Table reviewers we chose this one when we were half way to Banff. Yes, try the mushroom tart appetizer!! And the 2012 award winning lobster pasta dish was incredible.
My friend and I travel once a year and treat ourselves to wonderful food. The Primrose room fit the bill! And, book a table by the window....what a view of the rockies! Highly recommended.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
My son and I enjoyed both the Prime Rib Buffet on Friday evening, and the Breakfast Buffet on Saturday morning. On Friday night we were treated to a fresh salad prepared before our eyes by one of the chefs. The dressing was fresh and sublime. What a nice treat. Then we enjoyed delicious prime rib with some very hot horse radish, potatoes and crisp vegetables. The dessert buffet was beautifully presented complete with a chocolate fountain. The food was consistently good, and the view is great. Both of our servers were friendly, attentive and polite. I will go back the next time I'm in Banff!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food, excellent
Excellent food, excellent value. Really enjoyed our meals at the Primrose. Sunday brunch (buffet) was terrific value and so is their 3-course dining special. I hope to return soon!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must in Banff
If you are ever in Banff, you HAVE to go to the primrose, the is amazing. A traditional menu with a true RimRock touch that will stay in your memory for the longest time.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good, as expected
The restaurant was clean, classy and quiet, a relief from busy, loud city restaurants. The chairs were comfortable and although I had my back to the window, the mountain view was great. The menu was a typically Albertan, food on the beefier and heavier/creamy side. They also had an alternative light menu, which was a great idea, should have ordered off that. I had the mac and cheese, it was ok, big portion, great for lunch the next day. The service was good, non-invasive, yet friendly.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the view to the service and at last the food it was an amazing experience. Our server was fun, friendly on on top of everything. The rose' was nice and chilled and our meals (Steak and seafood and the Lobster salad) perfectly prepared. I would be definitely going back!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Million Dollar View
Had the breakfast buffet while staying at the Rimrock Hotel. I would advise getting a reservation an asking for a window table with a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains. The $20.00 charge is good value with a nice selection of egg dishes-scrambled,Benedict,frittata and made to order omelettes. There was also a selection of breakfast meats with some of the best bacon I've ever had. Also fresh fruit, yogurt and pastries. Service was prompt and attentive. I would highly recommend for breakfast and the million dollar view.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated our 34 anniversary at the Primrose Dining Room making reservations for 6:30 pm on a Thursday evening. Greeted kindly with great service to follow. I had the 12 oz Rib-Eye Steak while my wife decided on the Halibut, with both done to perfection. The service was an enjoyable part of our meal making us feel welcomed and comfortable within a lovely setting.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice quiet evening with friends
Met another couple here for a late dinner. The ambience is great with a view of the mountains. The staff were diligent, never letting the wine or water glasses get empty,
The food was exceptional and the portion sizes perfect.
A great evening out with friends.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The view was absolutely beautiful. Seafood was expertly prepared. I especially loved the calamari appetizer and the mussels appetizer. My husband felt his steak was slightly overdone. I had two of the chef favorites over the two nights we dined there (seafood pasta and gnocchi) and they were wonderful. The food arrived on warm plates and the food was piping hot. The wine list was great and we enjoyed our selections on the two nights we dined there.
The breakfast buffet was very good. The fresh fruit was wonderful and beautifully displayed. The smoked salmon was very nice. The hot buffet items were not as hot as they could be but that is always a problem with buffets. The bacon was nice and crispy.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
When we arrived at the Primrose, you were automatically greeted in a nice friendly manner
we managed to obtain a beautiful window seat setting
the waitress was energetic and friendly, also very helpful with the menu
the food was tasty hot and a very sizeable portion
all in all our evening was a great night out
beautiful scenery, great food, and great service
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wedding Dinner for our Son and Wife
Our son was married earlier in the day and we celebrated their marriage at the Primrose. Everything was perfect. The food was fabulous. The wait staff was very personable and effecient!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The view combined with the serenity of the restaurant provided an experience that was soul soothing. We had great service and wonderful food as well. We enjoyed our experience so much that we went back for breakfast in the morning and had the same level of experience. We enjoyed the same level of experience for breakfast as well. Great place!!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful evening in this restaurant! In spite of not being able to promise us a window table as we wanted to book for 7.30pm they found us one and our waiter Chas and the restaurant manager (sorry didn't catch his name) could not have been more helpful. Their recommendations for food and wine were very good and much appreciated. Salmon and lobster pasta and the halibut were both superb and the desserts were great. Service was quick and attentive without being overbearing and it was a lovely relaxed and enjoyable evening all round.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter Chas was one of the best I've seen. He had a knack for being absent when we wanted him to and there when we needed him. My wife and I were dining with our teen son and pre-teen son and he did a fantastic job of keeping them entertained. I would highly recommend the Primrose Dining Room.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Husband and I dine at the Rimrock for special occasions, as it is away from the bustle of the small townsite of Banff. We are residents of the Park and enjoy the quiet upscale dining experience the Rimrock has to offer. Even though it is listed as a Family diningroom the evening seatings are suitable for that special occasion romantic dinner. Great food and great service.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was attentive and was the highlight of the night.
Bread before dinner with tapenade was a nice touch.
Scallop appetizer was fantastic.
Entrees however were a let down.
Seafood linguini was just ok - needed salt and I don't add much salt at home.
Meatballs were good just nothing to get excited about.
Overall great experience. I just wished the entrée was at a higher level.
Thanks for the fantastic service.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
An already excellent experience would be improved if there were more (or only?) Canadian wines on the somewhat limited wine list. Music by Canadian artists would be welcome. The preceding goes for all the dining venues in the hotel.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband & I dined here to celebrate our anniversary while on vacation in the Canadian Rockies. They valet park, restaurant is one level down from main entrance in the Rimrock. The view was excellent (of mountains) and the food and service were exceptional. Nolan was our waiter and he was knowledgeable, personable, very efficient and helpful. We never felt rushed yet were well taken care of. From our app's to our desserts, everything was delicious and well presented. Highly recommend. Even the valet team was personable and efficient. A very nice experience. Thank you!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful autumn dinner
We sat looking out at the mountains and the autumn valley as the server took excellent care of us. We almost regretted having tickets for a 7:30 show at the Banff Centre, so we didn't have as much time to linger as we wanted. We informed the server of our tight timeline and she was very prompt in taking our orders and ensuring they were filled quickly. She suggested a wine that would go with both meals, veal for my husband and seafood past for me. Delicious.
Note that this is a special occasion restaurant. The prices are reasonable, but the ambience is quiet and elegant and not suitable for young children.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Romantic Restaurant
For our honeymoon, my husband and I recreated the trip we took to Banff in 2011 when we got engaged. This included a stay at the Rimrock hotel and dinner at the Primrose dining room. We have always enjoyed our meals, the service and the ambience of the Primrose, and would highly recommend it for a romantic dinner.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for our engagement dinner
My fiancé took me here for our engagement dinner and it was perfect! The wine was delicious and the food was amazing too. We sat by the window and had a view of the mountains. It was perfect for that special occasion!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow! Great service and great food I would like to thank all the staff at the restaurant especially Madtaeo our waiter
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over the top impressive
I cannot say enough great things about the Primrose. From arrival to departure, the service was impeccable, the food was amazing. Our group that evening collectively hails from the Tourism, Hospitality and Restaurant industries. We were all in agreement, that it was an evening to remember and one we will share with others.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM