Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.02mi
  2. Distance: 0.27mi
  3. Distance: 0.43mi
  4. Distance: 0.50mi
  1. Distance: 0.02mi
  2. Distance: 0.27mi
  3. Distance: 0.43mi
  4. Distance: 0.50mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.02mi
  2. Distance: 0.27mi
  3. Distance: 0.43mi
  4. Distance: 0.50mi
  1. Distance: 0.02mi
  2. Distance: 0.27mi
  3. Distance: 0.43mi
  4. Distance: 0.50mi

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
View Larger Map

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.

Specials

Pasta Wednesday Special

Wednesdays from 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Specials

Pasta Wednesday Special

Wednesdays from 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

Local's favorite Pasta Buffet for $29.95 Create your own Pasta at our chef attended cooking stations and enjoy a elegant dinner buffet with assorted desserts. Excludes Tax and Tip. Parking is free for Out of House diners. Special valid Oct 25, 2017 - Dec 20, 2017 on Wednesdays from 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM.

Primrose Dining Room - Rimrock Resort Hotel Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

81% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (17)
Special Occasion (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
See All
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Romantic (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Cozy (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Business Meals (4)
Casual (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Sort by
S
298 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined 4 days ago

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service2
value5

 
·Dined 7 days ago

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 15, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 13, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 13, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service3
value1

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

 
·Dined on November 12, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 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
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Best table with spectacular views...

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 21, 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
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on October 9, 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
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 8, 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
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service3
value1

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 6, 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
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value2

 
·Dined on October 6, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 1, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 30, 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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 25, 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
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great views and friendly staff

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 19, 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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 14, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on August 13, 2017

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

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service4
value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 11, 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! 😊

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 10, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service3
value2

 
·Dined on August 6, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
·Dined on August 3, 2017

Very classy restaurant, nice views of the mountains. Food was mediocre. Chicken tasted good, pizza was bland and had zero flavour at all. I had fun and enjoyed the views but when you pay that much for food you expect a little more flavour or something...

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
·Dined on July 26, 2017

We chose for the Primrose instead of the Eden, because we found more items to our liking in the menu. It was a good choice. The food tasted very good and there were nice wines available.
Service was young and enthusiastic although it had to learn more a bit but still worth at least 9 out of 10.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on July 19, 2017

This was the second time we ate at this restaurant. It was very busy and the wait staff could not handle all the people. We had to wait to have our order taken. We had to wait for our entrees and finally we had to wait to get the bill and pay for it. A very different experience from our first visit to this restaurant.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service2
value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Very nice restaurant BUT it was the first time I found fat in a piece of filet mignon!!! Also, a restaurant such as this one should never run out of any dessert... and it happened! Beside, we had an awesome night!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Primrose is ok hotel dining
The food was excellent and service attentive but it was empty and the leather chair was badly ripped. Waitress very sweet but inexperienced and did nothing to replace the chair and simply asked if it was comfortable and shrugged her shoulders! We love the Rimrock as a place to stay but not necessarily to eat. Expensive restaurant but not a destination .

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Absolutely incredible. The view, the food, the atmosphere cannot be beat!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Food was not up to the level we would have expected. Our party of 4 ordered two filet mignon steaks...both of which were overcooked, while the vegetable(including potatoes) were undercooked. The Roasted Cauliflower soup was the worst soup I have ever attempted to eat! No flavor, bad texture. We told our waiter about our issues with the food. He simply apologized...and that was all.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service2
value1

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Beautiful views, delicious food , well presented. Generous portions, especially the soup.
Good value and service. Would go again. Our waiter. "Joey"from friends was fun.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Exceptional service and really nice atmosphere. I went there for a birthday celebration and the staff gave us a birthday dessert which was a nice surprise.

However, maybe because we arrive late (around 8pm), the food at the buffet was a bit cold which is a bit disappointing. The dessert was delicious though and there were a large variety.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Edmonton)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Awesome service was 110%

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Portland)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Good service and beautiful setting but only mediocre food. The linguini vongole was presented beautifully but lacked flavor.

Tags: Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on April 15, 2017

My 8 oz. Filet Mignon was very good but my wife's Osso Buco Style Maple Hill Chicken was not as good. The chicken itself had no flavour and was dry.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value1

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Nice dinner. Meal took a while to come because they were busier than normal but we werent in a hurry. Food was great. Steak had a nice sear. All presented nicely. Service was great. Decor looked somewhat dated and maybe in need of a facelift. Noticed all the paintings in the dining room were of flowers in vases. It was a little too bright in there as well

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.