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About Primrose Dining Room - Rimrock Resort Hotel

Breakfast and dinner is served in our Primrose restaurant, featuring an Italian influenced Modern Cuisine 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.
Children 5yrs and under are complimentary.

300 Mountain Avenue
Banff, AB T1L 1J2
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, International, Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Mon-Fri 7am-11am
Sat-Sun 7am-11:30am

Dinner
Sun-Fri 6pm-9pm
Sat 5:30pm-9pm

Summer Hours (June-Sept)

Breakfast
Mon-Fri 6:30am-11am
Sat-Sun 6:30am-11:30am
Note: Open at 6am for the month July & August

Dinner
Sun-Fri 6pm-9:30pm
Sat 5:30pm-9:30pm




Cross Street:
Sulphur Mountain Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 762-1848

Website:
http://www.rimrockresort.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is free for out of house diners, parking voucher will be provided.

Public Transit:
Banff public transit service available to the hotel, please see link below for stops schedule.

http://www.banff.ca/Assets/PDFs/Locals+PDF/Roam+Transit.pdf

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Online reservation is not available for this event. Please contact us for dining reservations.

Primrose Dining Room - Rimrock Resort Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

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Quiet

77% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Scenic View (7)
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Good for Anniversaries (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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Vegan (1)
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 (Manitoba)·Dined 4 days ago

Love this place! Excellent food and atmosphere.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As always amazing food and service!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Window views are amazing! Food was very good and the service was awesome!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Decent menu selection, brilliant service. Affordable wine menu and an amazing view.

Try the lobster ravioli appetizer!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Delicious as usual. Always superb service at the Rimrock!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Organic, Vegan
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We went for Pasta Night. Great meal and great price.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was tasteless , and extremely over priced , our waitress didn’t even ask us how our food was , my steak wasn’t cooked properly , the price for what you get was not on par at all . Wouldn’t recommend this to anyone staying at the hotel , better off going into town for some food .

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Dinning experience at the Primerose was amazing! Food was great and the service was outstanding. I find the value here is great! I will be back again.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had to wait 20 minutes for our reservation and the food was good, but not worth $70/person.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 20, 2017

It was a lovely date night with my husband. Beautiful ambience and great food. I highly recommend the Wednesday pasta night!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 13, 2017

A wonderful birthday tradition that we all look forward to. From apples, to salad right through to the amazing desserts - all excellent!

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Everything was great! Only one area I think could use a little improvement. The cheese/charcuterie section of the buffet could be far better. Put out some more cheeses and some nicer air dried meats. Maybe some bunderfleish, proccuto etc.. overall well worth the money.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We were there for dinner on pasta night so very busy and noisy. We sat at the back of the restaurant next to the pasta buffet. We did not have the buffet, instead chose items from the menu. Meals were very good. Service was also very good. All in all, no complaints but might plan around pasta night next time.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had the privilege of dinning in this restaurant and the service was fantastic. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. We were lucky enough to sit next to a window with such an amazing view of the mountains. I found the restaurant to be very quiet and relaxing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone. I am looking forward to visiting here again and enjoying the wonderful atmosphere they offer. We are from Calgary and it is definitely worth the drive to the Rimrock Hotel just to visit this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Made a reservation but still needed to wait 20 Mina for a table . Waitress service was good .

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I had a great evening. The food was, as usual excellent. The waitress very nice and professional. I really enjoy coming at this restaurant, its never disappointed, and always a real pleasure. I highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Staff were wonderful and thoughtful
Food was delicious

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good service and the food was delicious. The restaurant wasn't very busy and unlike some places, you weren't seated beside the table next to the one that was already taken.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The atmosphere was nice, but the food was very disappointing considering the price point. I had the apple salad to start, which was under dressed and under seasoned. It was quite bland and very disappointing considering it was a $14 salad. For my main, I had ordered the lobster carbonara, which was moderately more flavourful, however the lobster was quite overcooked to the point it was chewy. This was a $32 pasta dish and honestly, it was not even remotely worth the price. It was also under seasoned (no salt). My husbands dish also lacked flavour and seasoning.

The service was ok. Our server was attentive at the beginning (when we were the only table in the restaurant), but as more patrons came in, her attention dwindled. We ordered wine to accompany our mains and they arrived well after our entrees were served.

This restaurant received fairly good reviews and I was quite surprised at the experience considering the reviews, so perhaps they had an off night, or something? Anyway, based on this experience, I would definitely not recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Primrose is very convenient as it is located at the hotel but the portions are little and the food is okay. Menu doesn't offer full size steak menus and I have to say that I was very disappointed that I only got 3 pieces of vegetable - especially in this day and age where the world wants us to eat healthy but only 3 little pieces of vegetable.....We went back for breakfast and the buffet food was cold. I don't believe that the price suit the quality of food.

Tags: Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Read reviews for my husbands and I’s Anniversary. We decided to go here... we made reservations. We where seated in the middle of the restaurant, I asked if we could be moved to the window, and the hostess said no, because they where fully booked. (Both the seats where 2 & 2, and they could of easily switched our seats with the other people. Are reservations where at 6.... stayed for over 2 1/2 hours and the restaurant was never fully booked.)

Customer service was not best for the amount of money we spent.

They did give us a cute little “happy anniversary desert”

The food was good, you definitely pay for the ambitious.

There was a ton of families in this restaurant also, which was nice.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Beautiful setting and view at the Rimrock hotel. There were 10 of us and it was a limited places we could book for a group that size . We ended up at the Primrose and we were a little hesitant thinking it might be really expensive but it was reasonable and had a beautiful view! I will admit the menu was a bit limited especially for appetizers ... we ordered a flatbread pizza for starters and it was awesome ! We also ordered the half chicken stuffed with Asiago and spinach, beautifully done and very tasty! We would recommend that dish ! We also ordered the pasta with a rich white wine sauce, the pasta was a la dente perfect texture !!!! Definitely recommend that one !!!!
Where the restaurant lacked in appetizers it made up for it in the desserts! We ordered the sampler and it was awesome. The blue velvet cheesecake and the chocolate stout cake were by far our favorite ! The blue velvet cake is truly unique and a must try ! The creme brûlée was also very good ! If you’re in banff and looking for something a little nicer with a view, Primrose is a sure bet !
Enjoy !!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Best table with spectacular views...

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 20, 2017

What a lovely restaurant for a quiet get together, date or reunion! We enjoyed the ambiance and the food was absolutely fantastic. Great service too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (London)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Lovely food and service for our anniversary dinner. We had a lovely waitress, too.

We went back for lunch the next day but I found that less than satisfactory, unfortunately. The chips were undercooked.

However, the dinner on Thanksgiving was perfect.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The price you pay, you would expect the food to be really good.
I’m sorry, it so is not.
Selection , quality I would pass.
Go somewhere else.
Service was nice.
That’s the best I can say about this place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 5, 2017

overpriced ...i do not mind price if food has the wow factor...most of the food we ate was ordinary...prepared well , but nothing to remember. Sauces were dull.....no spiciness..bordering on bland...disappointing to say the least

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Really appreciated the wonderful choice of table for a special occasion .
Thank you.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was great and the food especially our steak dinner was fantastic. Loved the view from our window table.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I ordered the steak with medium rare but it came to my table well done, but once the server found out she just immediately replace a new one for me. So it provides excellent environment, just not 5 stars food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Primrose is fantastic. Great food , reasonable prices and friendly service with the
best views.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Good food in comfortable fine-dining restaurant. Tables not too close together. Lovely views from this hotel restaurant located high up above Banff.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Very nice place for an adult dinner, although there was an incident with two father's and their boys. They were placed away from the rest of the patronage, but they were easily heard and seen because the father's allowed them free rein. It took management too long to address the matter and only after a number of patrons complained. The food was excellent; service exceptional and value very reasonable. Just need to monitor the patronage so as not to permit some young families the ability to ruin the atmosphere for everyone else.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great views and friendly staff

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had a lovely dinner at Primrose. Our main motivation was the view which was lovely. Service and food were very good and we were pleased that it was not like many other spots in Banff - over capacity, loud and over priced. Overall I would recommend this spot to others visiting the area.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was very diverse including 2 different, unique risottos that were delicious. View from dining room of mountains and surrounding wilderness was stunning. Prices were on high side but fairly appropriate for cuisine and location. Recommended for groups enjoying Banff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Your main dishes of veal and fish were very dry and overcooked

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 10, 2017

A nice dining experience. Great view of course! Did not like the prawns because tasted "fishy". They did not charge us for that appetizer. Overall food was just ok. You pay for the ambience and view. Servers were good! 😊

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 9, 2017

It was my birthday! Got a nice dessert! Chocolate covered strawberries that read, "Happy Anniversary"!!
Not sure what happened there

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We were impressed by the choices available. The menu was comprehensive and offered some very good choices. The buffet was extraordinary, so many choices and all very delectable. The service was very friendly and struck a perfect balance between attentive and too much attention.
The mountain setting and the great scenery is a also a big plus.
Recommend the Primrose highly and look forward to returning.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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