Primrose Dining Room - Rimrock Resort Hotel

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Breakfast and dinner is served in our Primrose restaurant, featuring Canadian Rocky Mountain Cuisines and a locally-sourced dinner menu with great selection of various dishes.Our guests enjoy the morning sun through floor to ceiling windows, and beautiful floral paintings by renowned artist of the millennium.
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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the view , the food and the service ❤️

j
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Excellent service with great views, food was good with a creative menu.

E
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love that they offered assorted sliced cucumbers lime and lemon with water. Great views and tasty entrees. Yes

M
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time at the Rimrock/Primrose. Food was quite good. Two in my party had beef or lamb and both said it was outstanding. I had halibut, which was just a tad overcooked, but by no means dry. Presentation was lovely and the view of the mountains is gorgeous. Definitely will go back.

ED
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were in town for a meeting and lucked into a table at this gem of a spot. Service was attentive yet never intrusive. Food delicious and the view spectacular.
Great idea for dinner!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

25th wedding anniversary meal

RK
New England
43 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Small martinis. Unappealing menu. Very limited appetizer selections. Lamb loin entree fatty and gamey.

IG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

We asked to switch tables, they said no. And then another couple who got seated after us asked to switch tables, and they did. Turns out all we had to do was make it look like we would make a scene and then we would get moved to a better spot. We made our reservation a month in advance yet got the worst seating compared to people who just walked in the door.

Food was bland.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

とても親切な対応で、ゆっくりお食事がとれました。

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a
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall. Amazing sangria and delicious food.

MM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing and the perfect portion size. The passionfruit dome dessert, especially, was delicious. I would definitely come back just for dessert! And, of course, the view from our table was spectacular!

JB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

great locale and service. Very small portions.

TG
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place with good food.

FL
Orlando
34 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but not great. Service was nice but not excellent. We had a nice meal. My mother's halibut was a bit overcooked but the other dishes were good. The lamp portion was very small but tasty.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wedding party gathering dinner with extended family

PL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Très bon repas, avec vue magnifique. La cuisson était à point, telle que demandée. Le prix du vin était raisonnable. Très bon service, malgré que le serveur semblait manquer un peu d'expérience. J'y retournerais néanmoins.

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LS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining room with outstanding customer service. Cannot be beat.

CD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Quality of the food was poor. Medium rare tenderloin was prepared closer to medium well. So many excellent restaurants in Banff. Pass on the Primrose.

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Views terrific, crying baby was in the restaurant affecting many guests. Hotel restaurant so difficult to avoid but not the best ambiance.

A
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

For a hotel restaurant, this is a reasonably good choice; however, if you are expecting a fine dining experience you should probably look elsewhere. Located on the 6th floor (a level below the lobby underneath the bar/cafe outlet), the restaurant occupies a long narrow room at the back of the property with tall windows facing out toward the woods and the mountains. At the back of the room is a buffet installation for breakfast or banquet service that was not in use during evening meals. The tables are set up in two row....one against the window and the other against the wall...service and guests entering the restaurant pass along this ‘corridor’ making it feel institutional and not at all private or intimate. The food is well prepared and attractively presented. It was good, but not exceptional/memorable as was the service. Pricing was at the same level as better dining establishments in Banff.

J
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Although the meal was very good...the portion sizes are very bad. I had the fillet which was to be 6 oz. and it was 2 "pieces". Wife ordered an appetizer that was only 2 pieces. The portions do not reflect the high amount we were charged for the diner.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvelous mountain view, wonderful food and service

OT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner. Perfect service. We were celebrating our anniversary. The beautiful mountain views were spectacular. Food was great, menu a little small, but our choices of salmon and beef medallions were very tasty. Highly recommend for special occasion.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet dinner, excellent cuisine with beautiful presentation - views some of the best in the area. Service impeccable.

D
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Very disappointing experience. Menu choice poor, quality of food poor. Staff were not on top of service. We were given the children’s menu instead of sweet menu. Expensive for what it was even with the great views. Get the complimentary bus into Banff and eat downtown where there is more atmosphere, choice and better value.

MK
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Primrose was able to attend to my dinner requests and reservations promptly and on a timely matter. My partner and I had an unreal server Mitch. He made our dining experience one to remember and was extremely personable. Lots of good food and polite staff. Would recommend to anyone staying at the Rimrock

KK
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktails were delicious to start. The tomato appetizer was fair but the salmon ceviche was great. Our dinners were all very good and cooked perfectly. The portion sizes are very small but sufficient. The chocolate tart was a great end to a very nice dinner.

H
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, view is breathtaking, food presentation is like a piece of art!

SH
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Both The tenderloin and salmon were very good and well prepared. The overall experience was enjoyable. The kitchen got overwhelmed with a large group and it took over 30 minutes for Desert to arrive. The manager did step in and comped the desert. Other than that hiccup it was a very nice dining experience

S
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service and an unforgettable view.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. That sums it up

GG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance, service and features. Very disappointing that our Wilson California Zinfandel that we brought for our 37th anniversary was not honored. This place does not have a "License for outside wine." Really? Did they ever apply for one? Is one really needed? Is this just a rip-off method to move in-house inventory? Overall, Rimrock has a very poor varietal selection. I suppose that we are spoiled, being in and near the major Calif AOCs. Otherwise, the food is excellent and so is the service. We would probably try the Fairmont if we visit Banff again.

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating! We have a toddler under 2 years old and the staff was absolutely amazing! We love staying at the hotel and having dinner here. Can’t wait for another staycation.

CF
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

An average dining experience. The views of course are particularly special!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annivetsary

MR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I have nothing good to say about it. Everything was OK at best.

VN
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Just a small staycation from Calgary for the weekend. Service was fine, clean and nice place with views. Food was all bland - not looking for extremely flavourful yet salt was only saviour!

JR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exceeded all expectations. The waiter was knowledgable and attentive without being annoying! Food some of the best we’ve had since we’ve lived in Canada

k
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The Pasta night at the Primrose is always busy because for the value the food is excellent and the view is spectacular if you manage to get a window seat.

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