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About Maple Leaf Grill
A Canadian-inspired experience in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The Maple Leaf features Canadian cuisine including Alberta Beef, game, fresh fish and seafood. Our aim is to elevate steakhouse dishes to something truly original. Our chef sources the highest quality ingredients and compliments these with Canadian flavours to give you a unique dining experience.
The Maple Leaf's Wine list has garnished five Awards of Excellence and 10 Best Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine. We offer over 600 labels of various varietals and vintages, each hand picked from around the world. An outstanding by-the-glass selection lets guests savour a wide array of regions.
Banff, AB T1L 1C8
Steakhouse, Wild Game, Canadian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We can customize menus for cocktail hors d'eouvers, as well as full menu options for both large and small functions.
Contact Jessica Pacheco, Sales/Events Manager for details. direct 403 760 5088
Parking is available on the street; there are also several public lots in the immediate area.
Chef Chris MacDougall
Private Party Facilities:
The Maple Leaf's four private rooms can accommodate 10-45 guests and offer the perfect setting for your event. Two of the private rooms feature the added ambiance of fireplaces. If you have something particular in mind, we're always happy to create a customized menu. Whether you're considering a corporate retreat or you're planning the wedding of your dreams, The Maple Leaf will make your getaway in this mountain paradise a truly memorable event.
Private Party Contact:
Jessica Pacheco: (403) 760-5088
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Maple Leaf Grill Ratings and Reviews
Aside from having a great meal and our waitress being very nice, way too much else went wrong. To start with, my husband ordered a beer which they ran out of so he ordered a different beer which when he tasted it he could tell it was not what he ordered. Since he's not one to complain, he decided not to say anything until later, and when he did mention it the waitress said, you're right that's the tap next to what you ordered, the bartender must have poured from the wrong one... it was a very distinct taste so that's how he knew it was wrong. Then when it came to ordering dinner they ran out of what my husband ordered. Normally when we go out to dinner, and we go out a lot, the server tells you up front if there is anything that isn't available on the menu. So, strike 2 on things that should never happen. Strike 3 was that it took over an hour to get our meal. When we finally asked, the waitress apologized and said they had a party of 30 that they were getting meals out for. The restaurant obviously knew this in advance and should have planned accordingly by staffing up, or at least the waitress should have warned us of the delay. Lastly, while we were having dinner we got an email stating that our OpenTable reservation had been cancelled. Apparently the folks at a nearby table did not stay for dinner, and Maple Leaf cancelled our booking instead of theirs. When we mentioned the email to them, they promised to reinstate the reservation so we could get OpenTable points and do a review, but they did not. So, we had to contact OpenTable to fix the problem. Bottom line is they could have made this right or at least softened the blow by offering to buy us a drink or dessert, but other than being apologetic there was nothing to compensate for all the mishaps of the evening.
Consistently ecXcellent! We visit Banff twice a year and Maple Leaf is always on the top of our dining list. Ling COD and Alberta fillet were prepared to perfection. French onion soup was a bit unusual - topped with shredded onion rings versus cheese. - it may or may not be to your preference, not so much for us., but not a deal breaker. Excellent wine list and cozy bar. We will be back in the fall.
Great food with a Canadian focus. The duck confit was best ever, with both a leg and thigh, and a boneless breast. Very extensive wine list with many Canadian choices, as well as international alternatives. Friendly staff. Center of Banff downtown. We walked from the BSH, and took a cab back.
Environmental and staff were very good. Food was ok, the issues that we had were gnocchi lacked flavor and was dry. My fish and shrimp dish had only 2 shrimp for $45 you think you would get at least 4 or give prawns. Other issue I had was the charge of $13.50 for a normal Ceasar. Only time I have ever paid that much for one was when it included shrimp, beef jerky, beans and was a double. Just today I got the same Ceasar that they had at Boston Pizza for $7.80. Might give it another try next time I'm in Banff but not really worth spending $150 for my wife and me for the food that we got.
We ate at the Maple Leaf twice while in Banff. I would have given it five stars across the board, based on our dinner there. The bison tenderloin was the best meal I’ve had in a long time. My wife also enjoyed the West Coast Salmon. The ambience is modern, upscale and very Canadian. The service was wonderful — quick and attentive. We returned two days later for brunch. I was greatly anticipating the Eggs Benedict, based on the quality of the food at our dinner and pictures I had seen on Yelp. However, the Eggs Benedict was a complete letdown. The eggs were solid and cold. The muffin was hard and the potatoes were so salty as to be nearly inedible. I have to assume this was an off morning for the kitchen or perhaps it was due to the fact that we came in at the end of brunch time. Needless to say, if we had gone for brunch first, we would not have gone back. However, based on the wonderful dinner experience on our first visit, we will likely give the Maple Leaf another try on a future trip to Banff.
We went to Maple leaf for drinks to see what it looked like. Had a great time at the bar and bar tender was very nice. Came back a few days later for dinner. Was seated in the little dining room off the bar with the fireplace which was great since during our visit it was very cold, minus zero everyday. The service was good and the food was very good. We will be back.
We were disappointed when we arrived approximately 30 minutes ahead of the reservation time thinking we could have a drink before dinner and found the doors to be locked (on a very cold day besides!!). I am thinking it would have been nice to have the fact that this would occur HIGHLIGHTED when one books a reservation at 5:00pm. We had to go elsewhere for 30 minutes in freezing cold temps and once we did get back to the restaurant there was a bit of a rush for seating. The restaurant was quite cold as well - kept our coats on for quite a while. The service moving forward was friendly but not super efficient and we found the prices to be quite high. The food itself was quite good ... will likely NOT return
Amazing is an under statement! We had the buffalo tenderloin and the duck. Everything melted in your mouth. The server was able to provide a great wine pairing and never let our glasses empty. I so recommend this restaurant and I will definitely be going back!
My wife and I enjoyed dinner at Maple Leaf after a day of skiing. We have been to Maple Leaf several times over the years and always find it very good. We made a reservation and were seated right away. the restaurant was not crowded and service was prompt. The salmon was excellent, as always. With a restaurant as good as ML, I have to note a few flaws: the wine by the glass list is narrow and populated mainly by BC wines. Seafood deserves at least one Chablis on the list. Also, my wife ordered a featured cocktail (Rustic Bramble?) but was surprised to receive not a cocktail (e.g., martini or manhattan) but a highball (alcohol plus soda over ice).
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