Le Beaujolais, located in Banff, Alberta, is a restaurant located in the Beaujolais Boutique B&B at Thea’s House. Le Beaujolais serves breakfast made with the freshest ingredients available and its breakfast menu includes items like the smoked salmon benny, the crème brulee stuffed French toast and crepes topped with raspberries, berry coulis, and whipping cream.
The restaurant offers four course dinners in addition to its breakfast service. Banff’s Le Beaujolais can accommodate most dietary restrictions if informed in advance and its dinner items like the maple glazed B.C. salmon fillet and the rack of lamb ensure that there’s something for everyone in the family.
Very good set menu for the final week of LeBeaujolais!
Such a classic staple for fine dining in Alberta. So sad to see this restaurant go. It has been a pleasure to dine here over the years.
This restaurant needs a complete refurb I was very disappointed as I have visited Banff a number of times over 30 years and it is not how I remember it. The decor is drab and dated the staff white blouses were off white and worn. The menu was short and the food was 70s style. I ordered steak as we were in Alberta and it was not good. I suspect the sauces were out of a freezer bag. We ordered crepes for dessert and they had also been pre-made with a sickly sauce.
We love going to Le Beaujolais as we know it will be of the highest quality available in Banff. We have known Esther and Albert for years, and they always warmly welcome us when we return . Everything from the table settings to the ambience is tasteful, and the food and extensive wine list are never, ever a disappointment.
We are big fans of French food and had heard good things so this restaurant was an easy selection for our special dinner.
The location is nice and there are some great views from the large windows. The interior is very dated and aside from the impressive wine cellar it lacked character or charm. The bathrooms were very out of date as well. We were promptly greeted and seated along the window.
We were offered wine or a beverage and walked through the cocktail menu. Overall the wine list was comprehensive and the cocktails were refreshing.
On the whole service was good. There was nothing exceptional and the waits at times for water refills or to check on our food were a little long but the servers were very friendly and responsive when asked.
The food was below average overall. Several components of our dishes did not appear or taste house prepared such as the peppercorn sauce and the frites were clearly just basic frozen fries. The fish was not very fresh and tasted flat. Flat is actually a good word to describe all the dishes. No depth of flavour at all. The lobster pot pie was just boring to be honest.
Was it awful? No it wasn't. Was it worth the price? No it wasn't. Would I return? No I wouldn't.
We were so looking forward to our large holiday family meal here. Reservation made in advance, called to confirm, they knew we were bringing a infant, and yet looked at us with disdain when we arrived with two children in tow. The adults ordered cocktails, over half of us had appetizers, bottles of wine were ordered and pricey entrees by all. Aside from our server, the staff were unwelcoming and the pricey food was barely mediocre. Will not be going back.
I ordered slow cooked lamb.....and yeah it's slow, and cooked....and it's awesome.
We had a friends' Christmas brunch here and could not be more pleased. White linen tablecloths, fabulous champagne, and lovely 3 course meal. I had the beef tartar, crispy arctic char and Grand Marnier crepes. We all said it will be a repeat for all us. Merci!
Le Beaujolais was quite a find for people who like to try the tasting menu with a wine pairing. The food was not only delicious, but plentiful which I have rarely seen on a tasting menu. Additionally, the wine pairing was both complimentary to the courses but also, not tiny pours. This was one of the most enjoyable aspects of the meal. We did not have to sit and stare at our wine pairing while waiting for the food. We had enough wine in the glass that we could get through the course with a good idea of the pairing. I would definitely go back! Very enjoyable.
The champagne brunch is one of Banff's best kept secrets. It's beautiful, just like Beaujolais and their staff.
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Service was very good. Staff was friendly. Food was very good.
From the time we were greeted at the door until we said good night and thank you. Ian a gentleman, consummate professional, engaged us, provided excellent service in every way possible. From the cocktails, the appetizer through the main course to the cheese plate for two complimented by one of our favorite wines, he delivered two of the best meals, eaten in a long time. Our compliments to the chef et al for the salmon trio, the artic char, the rack of lamb and cheese plate.
There are lots of places to eat in Banff. We chose this restaurant because we could get 1000 points from Open Table. We are glad we did. The restaurant tops a building on a busy corner in Banff, so there are great street views as well as the gorgeous mountains. The food was wonderful: fois gras, wild boar, and lamb were all standout dishes. Our server was attentive and helpful. The decor is a bit vintage, but elegant. My ONLY suggestion would be to update the background music, some smooth jazz would really go a long way to creating the complete package and making the experience even more enjoyable. Would definitely eat there again. They know what they're doing and they do it well.
Food and service was wonderful. We've meant to eat here for soo... many years . It is a shame we haven't made the time before. We will be back soon. Windows give a great street scape view for people watching which always makes for fun conversation and of course the mountains are always gorgeous.
Our waitress Jan refilled our water & bread often; she & another served our scrumptious dinners (arctic char & elk osso bucco) together, with covered plates removed with flair. Desserts fantastic - all well presented. Crisp linens, impeccable service - a memorable evening at the Beaujolais "Bistro."
We experienced flavours as good as the restaurants we visited recently in Europe! The care in service at our table, with a chat to the owner afterwards, showed us the care was top down! We will be back as the experience was top notch..... We did have a bit of a loud bunch beside us, but we will do it again!
The food was wonderful, great tasting and good presentation. Our server was attentive and always available. The decor was dated and ancient. They really need to update the decor to get an upscale crowd. It felt a bit dingy and outdated. Overall a great place to eat!
we were looking for a place to eat that was different and special and found it! Loved everything about it.
Wonderful food and service only recommendation more reasonably priced wine list
Being a foodie from Edmonton, I made a reservation for a group of 8 of us to go dine at Le Beaujolais. They were all my dad's coworkers; however, due to the provincial elections, the less than ideal weather, and a hockey game, only 5 of us ended up making it. Our waiter, a man with a British accent (which sort of ruined the mood of dining in a French restaurant) initially brought a Crown and soda when my dad's coworker had ordered a CRAN soda. Then, our dishes began to arrive. Two had the Arctic Char and said it was amazing numerous times; one had the Scallop appetizer which was also excellent, and the "Caprese" salad was also very good. I tasted some of my dad's Butternut Squash and Leek soup and it was so rich and silky (perfect for the weather), and I ordered the Duo of Foie Gras. Though good and an inventive take on a classic Foie dish, I found the size to be highly underwhelming, particularly when I have had triple, if not bigger, the size of foie gras at the same, or even lesser, price. My dad had ordered the Carré d'Agneau, but it NEVER came. Upon inquiring our server, he told us that he thought my dad had simply ordered the Coeur the Laitue (salad), which my dad believed had been meant to accompany his lamb. Now, both my dad and I speak French, but I don't know HOW in the world you can misunderstand "Carré d'Agneau" and "Coeur de Laitue" unless you are not paying attention, or just really don't care. In addition, our server less than politely had us move out of the way so that he could clean off any crumbs prior to dessert (I appreciated this, but it was POORLY executed). Desserts, luckily, were PHENOMENAL. We tried the Grand Marnier Crème Brûlée, the Tarte Au Citron, the Apple Tarte Tatin, and the Mousse Au Chocolat. They definitely made up for what was lacking in the charm and service of our waiter. I do understand that it must have been frustrating to have only 5/8 of your reservation show up, but you can't allow that to ruin your dinners' experience.
Service was more formal than the average Canadian but still friendly and attentive. food was first class.
My husband and I enjoyed the opportunity of a week night surprise tasting menu with wine pairings. The restaurant would likely be more lively on a weekend but there were enough other diners to make it comfortable for conversation. The food was delicious and the wine pairings were a great match. There was not one course that we did not enjoy! It is easy to recommend Le Beaujolais for a special meal with attentive professional service.
I think food can be so exciting and include a dynamic mix of cultures. This was missing. The menu and atmosphere haven't changed much in 20 years...but our tastes have and there is lots of competition out there.
Quality and service never change. Great menu, it is a must when going to Banff
We did the 6 course surprise menu which was great but a few of the courses were too big, which some would not see as an issue. We forgot to tell them I couldn't to eat raw meat when we made the reservation but they were able to adjust the menu just for me which was awesome. So we were able to enjoy the meal we wanted.
We had the tasting menu and would recommend to any foodie who wants a real treat. Wow.
The steak is by far one of the best we've ever had. It nearly melts in your mouth. The oysters were very fresh. We went with a party of 4 of ordered a # of appies including and entree each (we were starving) and the server made some odd comments of how much we ordered.. Then forgot to put in one of our appetizer orders in. Despite this hiccup, the food is good. Most of the entrees seems to be served on top of the same sides such as the veggies and potatoes which if you're are sharing then you should clarify with the server.
It was a wonderful evening marked by great food and service. The atmosphere was calm and relaxed, prices were reasonable for fine dining, service was perfect.
All of our meal and wine selections were fantastic. We especially enjoyed the main course which was a Dover Sole, a delicate and subtle tasting meat, and the Poire Belle Hélène for dessert.
We were impressed with the variety of choices on the menu and look forward to enjoying another evening out at Le Beaujolais!
Went here for our 5 year anniversary. The ambiance was great, the service was incredible and the food was spectacular! It is now our favourite restaurant in Banff.
We were a party of 6 and the food was average ambience was brutal, we were the only ones in there and laughing appeared to be frowned upon. Food was average and the music they played was for example the theme from the love boat. This restaurant needs a much needed upgrade on all levels.
Amazing food, amazing service. Just a wonderful experience.
Excellent diverse menu--not for someone looking for authentic French Cuisine, but for one looking for intriguing takes on local ingredients and special preparations. An underappreciated Banff gem.
Attention to detail. Variety. "French". I had the elk shank. Meat was dense, that is, it's not falling off the bone, but still good.
Our service and dinner were quite delayed. 2 large travel groups were present. This certainly reduced our enjoyment of the dinner
We were unimpressed by the initial contact with the restaurant. The matradee/bus boy was rude and condicending. The other staff were friendly enough, but our initial meeting was very distasteful. That uptight child should be fired before any further customers are turned off of this place. The food was okay, but better the last time I went a few years ago. Overall, I'd say to pass over this place unless they make some changes.
Party of seven adults - the food was good but the over-the-top service made the whole dining experience embarrassingly uncomfortable. Just put the plates on the table please we don't need all the hoop-la - the food should be able to stand alone without all the faux French 'fine dining' pretence.
This was our second time dining at Le Beaujolais and everything was beyond amazing once more. Our waiter Ted was very knowledgeable and so funny, he made our dining experience just that much better. The food here is amazing! We are definitely keeping this restaurant on our list of "regular" places to done at when visiting Banff. :D
Excellent Service, Great food and highly recommended
Excellent restaurant in a very nice setting. Food and service outstanding. Wife had the osso buco bone marrow and veal scallopine. I had the filet Bernaise and we shared profiteroles for desert. Highly recommended.