Fine dinning at its best
Great restaurant with excellent gourmet and tasting menu. Fine dinning at its best.
I've had Fine Dinning and Tasting Menu experiences in the past but this restaurant surpassed my expectation. The restaurant catered to our every need and were at our service and attentive without being overwhelming or disruptive. They were very accommodating and conscious of allergies and adapted the menu in consequence.
The waiters knew the menu and each plate was described in detail. Any questions were quickly answered and if they didn't know they were quick to get an answer. Nice wine list and excellent wine pairing and recommendation.
Nothing but excellent things to say about this restaurant, the staff and the Chef.
2/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very extensive wine list.
Very extensive wine list. Great recommendations on drinks. They brought around a champagne cart to start so that was pretty cool. A little pricey but everything was very tasty and artfully prepared.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome dining experience.
The most amazing dinner I've ever had. Presentation of the food is top notch. We had the three course meal and both the food & service exceeded my expectation. Highly recommends the Sea Urchin Velouté and Angus Beef Ribeye. The view was breathtaking. Bravo's to the chef.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
First of all, great food and
First of all, great food and great wine pairings. Probably one of the best food and wine pairings I've experienced. Service was mostly good for most of the night.
Now the issues, this is noting the price paid for the meal/experience.
We did the Chef's tasting menu and a wine pairing.
This is a 6 course tasting menu for $129 without wine pairing.
One of the courses was cereal. Yes, cereal with warm goat's milk. Was it good? Yes. But for a $129 6 course tasting menu, I felt the value was not there.
The rest of the courses were very good and among some of the best I've tried.
Knocking my rating 1 star for the cereal course.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Number 1 romantic in banff !!
Well I read the reviews and they were great, thought I'd give it a shot , I used Eden as a place to unvail my proposal to my gf needles to say was the best decision ever! Going to Eden in one of the best dinning experiences you'll probly ever have , the chef is amazing , the food was creatively delisious everything has a twist to it . The ambiance really sets the mood but somthing let unsaid in most reviews is the personality of the staff , by far impressed my fiancé and I more than te beuitiful mountain views. The staff and thier quirky charm really topped off the whole experience. Thank you Eden for the most memorable memeries !!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Dining Experience To Date
Our first experience with fine dining so I do not have anything else to compare to however I was thoroughly impressed. I had no qualms leaving a great tip. You are not only paying for the food but the extremely time consuming & artistic presentations on the plate as well as the impeccable service where you are treated like royalty. It has a casual-elegant atmosphere with many tables offering great views of Banff & the distant mountains. Detailed explanations of each course are given by the servers & what a feast for the eyes & mouth. My 2 favorite dishes were the Citrus desert & the Brome Lake Duck with Chocolate. There is also complimentary valet parking at the Rimrock Resort for those attending Eden restaurant. Go & treat yourself!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The evening was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. Not only is the view beautiful, but everything else exceeded my expectations as well.
We had the chef's tasting menu and the Eden wine pairings, and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic and the wine was perfectly paired. The service was nothing short of brilliant, and my date and I couldn't have felt more pleased with how the evening went.
While making the meal a weekly endeavor could get pricey, I would definitely recommend the experience for a special occasion.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the moment we drove up until we drove away, our Eden experience was magical. No detail was left to chance. The food was exceptional, only matched by the incredible service. The introduction and education of each course by the servers and perfect beverage recommendations made the meal unforgettable. Thanks to the staff and executive chef for a magical culinary experience.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Une expérience culinaire grandiose, dans un cadre d'une exceptionnelle beauté et avec un service digne des rois. Hautement recommandé, particulièrement pour les couples avec une occasion à fêter!
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a treat this was - the "Taste of Canada", with wine pairings was truly amazing. Exquisitely served, beautiful to look at, delightfully surprising flavour combinations that exceeded all of my high expectations. I plan to return some other season to sample another selection.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the chefs tasting menu which was the best experience. Food was creative and tasty and wine paring outstanding. Some of the courses invoked childhood memories. The service is outstanding making you feel like you are the only couple in the restaurant. Great treat for a romantic weekend or anniversary. It was more than 3 hours of heaven. It was a spa for the palate.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was definitely a dining experience! Everything was topnotch, classy and delicious. The presentation was so innovative. Duck prosciutto amuse bouche was delightful! Go with the wine pairings as they were superb.
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had the Chef's Tasting Menu with wine pairings - a lovely treat for us, and we really enjoyed our meal and being gastronomically delighted over and over. The elk with classy poutine was our favorite, but everything was pretty solid. Fantastic service and beautiful location all made for a terrific dining experience.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
“We were delayed by two hours and arrived frazzled too late to change for dinner and concerned that our planned five star meal would be a bust. The staff greeted us warmly and despite the late start made it clear that we were most welcome. The degustation menu with matching wines was innovative, surprising, challenging and featured local ingredients. It was just what we would have scripted. The staff were a class act informative friendly and displayed a sense of humour, which is something not always evident in places of this quality. The Maître’ d was a hoot and we left the restaurant well feed and watered and once again at peace with the world. A great night for three Aussies a long way from home.”
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely food and service
Elegant dining in a beautiful setting. Wonderful presentation and originality. Excellent wine pairings.
Just make sure you know which champagne by the glass you are ordering. They come around with a cart of different champagnes and show you their feature bottles for the day. There is a price list. Do not assume the Rose champagne or other bottles they are featuring are the same on the menu. We were shocked to see that are two glasses of champagne where $120 instead of $34. Partially our fault for assuming... Regardless, I would recommend this restaurant for a special meal!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good, though at times
Food was good, though at times the chef's aim for subtle flavors caused some courses to be a little bland....this resulted in the impression of style over substance. That said, the ambience was great, the smell of cherry and spruce smoke adding to the occasion. The service was good and the view from our window seat was spectacular. When evaluating our OVERALL experience of the night, Eden provided us a wonderful evening of food, well selected matching wine, personal reflection and gratitude for the spectacular location we were in, and all the good things in our lives.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best in the West!
It is one of the best restaurants we have ever been to in Banff. From the moment we sat down until we left, we were treated to adventure. Every bite was a real treat for our taste buds. The presentations were outstanding and the friendly knowledgeable staff made our evening complete. I would recommend this restaurant to all those who love good food and good service.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Dining Affair
The staff and food at the Eden at the Rimrock in Banff are truly outstanding. From the moment we arrived, our every request was met. Our expectations were exceeded. We suggest the selection of cheeses and the champagne, as well as the tuna appetizer.
Scenic views of tghe mountains complemented our experience.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time dining at Eden and we'll be returning again and again as long as we're in the banff area. What sets this place apart from other high end establishments we have visited is the service. Extremely relaxed, conversational, and good for a few laughs. Food was equally amazing with an elk dish that is in my top five of all time (I'll never look at poutine the same again). Can't wait to go back.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic, Elegant, Delectable
My wife and I recently had the pleasure to dine at Eden to celebrate her birthday. We decided to order the Taste of Canada, a 7 course extravaganza of the best food Canada has on offer. We left much more than satisfied. The flavours were incredible, food melted in the mouth, each course balanced with the next, and culminated in the final surprise which I can only call mystical.
The staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and fun to be around. Every table had a view of the mountains and valley, was candlelit, giving the restaurant a very romantic vibe. I would strongly recommend indulging yourself for that special occasion, or purely because you enjoy quality food.
This was our first, though certainly one of many to come.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A unique gourmet dinexperience
A gourmet experience not to be forgotten! Every dish is unique and the menu is enhanced by delicious amuses bouches, breads and sweet treats.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly this is "Eden"
My husband and I went to Eden for our 7th year anniversary. Our experience was extremely memorable. The food was fantastic, the presentation was artful, and the service impeccable. This is truly an exceptional place to visit for that special occasion.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there on vacation and the overall experience was perfect! As a Chef I would say that their work is meticulous and very well done! Chapeau for their beautiful and tasty dishes that we had the chance to eat! I was a great experience. Expensive but it worth it!!!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best dining experiences
The Eden at Rimrock in Banff has it all: an amazing vista, sophisticated ambiance, a professional and knowledgeable staff, and amazing food. In comparing The Eden to other Prix-fixe restaurant menus in the New York City/Long Island area where we live, the value for the price can not be beat!
From start to finish, our meal was an experience. All dishes were presented like eye candy, worthy of printing and framing. The only thing missing was an offer of coffee and tea. As we left our memorable meal, we were offered an individual carrot cake, wrapped to go, as a parting gift. We will definitely return!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Special 10th Anniversary
I wanted to surprise my wife for our 10th Anniversary and I succeeded. It was like no other meal we had ever experienced before. We ordered "A Taste of: Canada" and we were not disappointed. The food kept coming for 2.5 hours and with each dish came a new taste experience. I will never forget the carbonated grapes and the smoked butter which delighted my mouth to the point of making me laugh out loud. The portions seem small at first, but we left the restaurant feeling quite satisfied. The price for this meal was not small, but worth every penny for the taste experience and the view from the restaurant! I expect that we will visit this restaurant again, I just hope I don't have to wait another 10 years!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the Eden Restaurant!!
The Eden Restaurant is a world class eating experience! We went to the Eden when we got engaged 7 years ago and it was fantastic than and it is fantastic now!!! Eating at this restaurant is an experience you will never forget we had the 7 course sampler and it was wonderful!! Excellent staff and service. If you have a special occasion this is the restaurant for you!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive but worth it
Went for a special occasion - great view, great service - had the Taste of Canada - Every course was excellent but the Elk was the best - also enjoyed the Sask grains - we did the wine pairings but felt a bit rushed through the courses and didn't always finish the wine before the next course - just recommend to not do the pairing but get a bottle of wine that you would enjoy. Expensive but was worth it.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
rocked at the rim
I was surprised to find such a high quality restaurant in a remote setting. Wait staff was as good as it gets and food quality and presentation were exquisite. The wine parings were perfect. Vic Simonian, MD
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A superb restaurant, very courteous staff and food was superb and well presented. However, my husband and I were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and chose your hotel and your restaurant specially. Our tour company advised you of this but on this very special occasion not one person offered us congratulations during the whole dining experience. Very disappointing, ten out of ten for the restaurant but zero out of ten for customer relations.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding & Memorable
My wife and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary at Eden. Simply outstanding - had the four course table d'hote menu. Particularly memorable were the Yellowfin Tuna appetizer and both entrees - Sablefish and suckling pig as well as the Okanagan Apricots dessert, which was part of the "BC themed" tasting menu. Service was top notch and we were most impressed by the bend over backwards approach to accomodating the fact that we are both light drinkers, who still appreciate a fine champagne and wine. It is apparent that there is a high degree of professionalism that reigns from the kitchen to the front of house staff and is reflected in presentation, ambiance, knowledge, and passion. Wonderful!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Dining in the Banff Mountains
Amazing food, service and attention to detail. A very enjoyable evening.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional Dinning Experience
Amazing view of the Rocky Mountains, outstanding wine list, also offering wine pairings with which every menu you go with. There was a Chef's Tasting, 2, 3, 4 course, or Grand Degustation, a 10 course. we had the 4 course with Eden pairing. The food was so delicious and beautifully presented, the Rabbit stood out the most, prepared 4 different ways included a decadent rabbit foi gras sausage! The wine pairings were also magnificent including Etude Deer Camp Pinot Noir and Billecart Salmon Rose Champagne! The service was amazing, being taken care of a team of people! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone wanting an exceptional dinning experience!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about our Anniversary dinner was amazing, including the food with the Suckling Pig being our favourite dish. The wine pairings were excellent as was the service.
The venue is like how I would imagine something out of the 1930s to be it was truly elegant.
We would certainly return on another special occasion.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rimrock, Eden 5 diamond
We were here last year at the same time and were blown away by the Chef's tasting and wine pairing. It was a 10 course meal. This year we went all out and did the Grand Degustation with wine pairing. A pricey $353/pp. It was more expensive than our meal last year and I wasn't as impressed. Last years meal was absolutely out of this world and the portions were bigger and there was much more protein in the menu. Still an amazing experience this year but not as good as the year before unfortunately and for the price, we were a bit disappointed. The view and ambience cannot be beat though.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and presentation
The food is excellent but overpriced. It's very easy to spend $400 for two people, even without going overboard on wine selection. The portions are relatively small, large enough for my fiance and myself but bigger eaters would go away hungry. I know several places I can get food of similar quality and perhaps even larger portions at a cost of only $200 for two people.
However the presentation of the food and the service is second to none, making the evening a truly enjoyable experience. This is especially true if one of the wine pairing options is chosen. I would consider going back for a special occasion but only once every year or two, just because of the price.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an amazing dinner a Eden. The food was amazing. Full of flavor, incredible textures and presentation. We will have to go again next time we come to Banff. If you are in town, or anywhere nearby, don't miss out!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
best restaurant in Canada
Amazing service and food. The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable and they interacted with such grace, There is no stuffiness in this place they make you feel welcome and were quite humorous throughout the night. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and had ordered the chef tasting menu that had duck as main course and we couldn't be happier. It was very busy with every table occupied but the tables are well spaced from one another it was very romantic.. Although it was dark outside at 8pm they had this firepit blazing in the court yard and also this brilliant green light that lit up all the trees it was Beautiful. Chris and Robert were awesome. Looking forward to going back again in November where they run a special,
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Watch out Per Se!
From beginning to end, Eden lived up to it's name. Service, ambiance and of course - the food was excellent.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent food and service
Went there with my wife for a romantic dinner. We were not disappointed.
The food, service and wine list were excellent. It is quite expensive but it deserves its five star rating.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We did the tasting menu with the Eden pairing over the weekend. The food, service, and wine were amazing. The bill was VERY pricey, but it was well worth the experience!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Salmon poached in bees wax
I tried the tasting menu which is a seven course menu. Everything was phenomenal, taste, presentation, service, view. But my surprise, was the salmon poached in bees wax, it was cooked perfectly - I have never had better salmon.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is a glorious experience for any food and wine lover.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently Special Every Time
Eden is by far our favourite restaurant for that very special evening. Whether ordering the Grand Degustation (12-course meal), the Chef's Tasting Menu or the Four-Course Menu, it is consistent every single time. We always get a wine pairing, and we've always been happy with the selection given. I've never seen the level of service such as what's provided at Eden. We were treated like royalty, and it's been that way every time. Presentation is important and some of the portions appear small, but if you get the four-course menu or above, you should be leaving more than satisfied, and have experienced some very creative, delicious dishes. I would not recommend anything less than a three-course meal if you expect to feel satisfied.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Quiet Birthday Celebration
Such an interesting and very appropriate way to select your dining experience of the delicacies and innovative preparations. Just delicious.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM