Crave Mountain Grill

4.1
145 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
Crave Mountain Grill offers premium casual style, relaxed dining with food sourced from local and organic suppliers where possible. Massive wall to ceiling windows with all mountain views in a relaxed atmosphere where the service is friendly and efficient.



Crave Mountain Grill offers stunning views of the surrounding Rockies, while you enjoy a casual, relaxed dining experience that caters to all ages, budgets and all tastes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 145 people are saying
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MrsD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Extremely small portion of eggs benny for $20 / plate. Orders were not prepared by kitchen properly. Had to be remade while half of the table ate.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Well the second we walked in a lady found bugs in her food and that seemed to set the tone for the rest of the meal. This place sucked. The salt was the best part

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SteveP
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food was great and service was great. Was like going back in time LOL.

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ChrisR
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prime rib. One well and one medium rare, both perfect. Excellent service.

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic. Our server was very nice. The prime rib was perfect loved it all ❤️

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newnoise89
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib dinner is out of this world. Melts in your mouth. A+

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RonA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch and it was outstanding! Sophia was great! Will return!

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vipBunny
Calgary
83 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We dined here last Saturday. Looking forward to the Prime rib special. Was probably the worst we have had in recent times and we eat out all the time. It was overcooked and tough!! Come on how do you serve that? The service was adequate but atmosphere was very cafeteria like. Would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Came for the prime rib special. Very tasty. Wish there was a little bit more veggies though as all super tasty!

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Emars
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steak was very good but the fish (fish and chips) was burnt. Wasn't able to eat the outer part. Other than that, everything was great. Thank you.

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DerekD
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We visited Crave Mountain Grill as part of our anniversary weekend celebrations.
We elected to eat the Chef's special (part of the Taste for Adventure offering in Banff / Lake Louise for October / November 2020). We were seated in a semi-private alcove. Service was satisfactory. The food tasty but nothing "wow" - although the Yorkshire pudding was pretty impressive in stature and did dominate the plate.
Our meal was hearty and enjoyable, but the location lacked ambience and wasn't necessarily memorable.

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RuthB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

We were very disappointed in the Thanksgiving dinner. It was advertised as a very nice turkey dinner. We were surprised and sad to see pressed/processed turkey. Not at all what we were expecting for the price. Soup and dessert were great. Serving of vegetables vey small. Our server was excellent.

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CarmenC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The Belgium waffles were beautiful but almost inedible due to the copious amounts of rock sugar in batter itself. Painfully sweet and when asked how meal was, no apparent concern for issue, even with large sugar chunk from inside batter shown (chunks were throughout batter and actually crunched when you were eating).

Was not impressed and couldn't finish the meal. No solution offered by serving staff.

Views, cleanliness, and menu was good though.

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johnl
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast here is really good. The continental is outstanding & very large & varied.Coffee strong & flavourful.Wonderful bread, eggs,& bacon.

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TeresaH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Attended the Crave Mountain Grill on the evening of Oct.3/2020, Prime Rib and Yorkshire was fabulous!! Creme Brulee was amazing! Service was great and the price was very reasonable.

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VernaH
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 4th visit for breakfast.....as repeat customers I can assure you that the service is excellent, the food is delicious, coffee is always fresh. The price point is reasonable.
Highly recommend this restaurant....you won’t be disappointed!

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Crave2020
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

It’s a quiet convenient restaurant with reasonably priced good food & friendly attentive staff.

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andy
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Ordered eggs over medium.
They arrived, over easy, runny.
Server took plate back to kitchen, leaving 3 half slices of toast on our table. She returned the new breakfast with no toast. I asked for the other half piece of toast. Another server delivered a full piece, saying that it was the “extra” toast that I ordered.
Food was good, just not coordinated to be hot.

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Arlene
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was our groups first time at Crave. There were 3 adults and 2 children. I had the prime rib and it was delicious. One of the youngsters ordered the pork belly Mac and cheese and we’d all go back just for it. The wall of windows provided a beautiful view. There were some issues with service which management answered to very promptly. All in all I would definitely recommend Crave for a delicious dinner while in Banff.

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MaidenCanada76
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place for dinner in Banff
Lovely views and great food

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was yummy and the portion were very good. Bring your appetite!

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MARIPOSA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was nice to receive 2 for 1 breakfast as part of our hotel package. Crave kindly made a substitutionfor me which I really appreciated.

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MonicaC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, were going back a second time. I dont regret it at all :)

Crave Mountain Grill
Responded on September 15, 2020

Hello MonicaC, Thank you for providing a review about your time in the Crave Mountain Grill! We're looking forward to seeing you again too! Kind regards, Tony Vo Crave Mountain Grill Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious, our waitress was great!

Crave Mountain Grill
Responded on September 15, 2020

Hello! Thank you for providing a review about your time with us in the Crave! We're thrilled to hear from your dinner to the service from the waitress was great! We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Tony Vo Crave Mountain Grill Manager

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StephM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good supper along with great service! We had prime rib and a steak.
Service was fast and efficient.😊

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japanexperience
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Unexpected treasure during a very busy vacation...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing prime rib!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib special was superb and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely hidden gem! Great food and service.

Crave Mountain Grill
Responded on August 1, 2020

Hello, Thank you for providing a review regarding your experience in the Crave Mountain Grill! We're thrilled you enjoyed the food and had great service from the staff! We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Tony Vo Crave Mountain Grill Manager

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ClaraD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were regulars at Crave before Covid and loved their buffets which we miss now but our first visit in Covid in July Crave made us feel so welcome and we felt very safe. The food was excellent and all Covid protocols were in place. We look forward to going back again in the future . Also look forward to buffet again maybe 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was fairly slow initially but improved once we placed our order. Food was excellent. Would return again.

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RachaelC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was probably my fifth time here for brunch. The food was amazing as usual, so many options to choose from and never enough room in the stomach. The kiwi waitress was really friendly and tentative.

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JimF
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Horrible service. Our reservation was not recognized. I was surprised to see the points for the reservation. We did not even see a server until after we had decided what we wanted and waited for 5 mins longer. Then we never received our drinks or a coffee refill until our order arrived and I reminded another server that delivered our food that we had not received our drinks or sides of toast. The food was mediocre. The eggs were overdone. Not sure what it takes to get a soft poached egg? Should be the way it should be served yet you can never get one done that way even when requested. The breakfast poutine was swimming in butter and grease. The only time our server paid attention and was quick was to deliver our bill. The service was so bad that we cancelled our reservation for Saturday night and Sunday morning. As we weren't sure of the service we would receive or the quality of our food.

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Catherine
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely view is the mountains to add to a delicious lunch. Our server was delightful. Loved it!

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EduardV
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

food was good and well priced for banff
very quiet

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CynthiaM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Came for the food which, overall, did not disappoint. The service was great, staff were happy and attentive.
This buffet is priced high so my expectations were also high. The prime rib was only average. A good variety of seafood was present, including the surprise of dimsum shrimp dumplings! The cheese choices lagged from previous years. But the dessert bar more than made up for shortfalls with tasty salted carmel chocolate squares.

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StephenC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoy Crave Mountain Grill's Sunday brunch at the Banff Park Lodge. The restaurant is spacious and pleasantly decorated. The side (almost) floor to ceiling windows let in lots of sunlight and provide a nice view (some tables have mountain view). It's especially inviting on a Sunday morning when the sun is shining. The menu is consisted of a solid combination of selections including conventional breakfast items such as pancakes, harsh brown, sausages, etc., salads and cold cuts including meat and fish, cold dishes including carpaccio, cocktail prawns, deviled eggs, cheeses, etc., hot food (chicken cordon bleu, hot vegetables, etc.) There are plenty of desserts, yogurt, and fresh fruits (dipped in chocolate if you'd like). In the past the roast beef could be a hit and miss, but more recently it has been consistently done just right. The buffet is kept fresh and replenished attentively. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Crave is a family oriented place and so far the kids have been a pleasant addition and not a distraction. Crave's Sunday brunch costs a bit more but we find it offers the best value, especially when you compare with other Sunday brunches offered locally. These days, we find ourselves spending too much time trying to find parking when we are in Banff. So, it's nice that parking is included right at the Lodge when you are dining there. You just let the concierge know at the front desk. Sometimes valet service is offered, other times you are given the access key to the parkade. (There is no official time limit to park at the Lodge after you have finished your brunch. So, enjoy a nice long walk down the main street. We all need to walk off those calories anyway.) This has been a very pleasant experience for us and our kids over the years and we hope to return soon.

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Caitlin
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at this location is always good. Things are constantly being change out so what you’re getting is always fresh. Always a go to when staying in Banff.

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Hbomb
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to the Banff Park Lodge Sunday brunch every time we spend a weekend in the area. The service is always attentive without being intrusive, the view from the booths is lovely and the food is thoughtful, well-presented and delicious. This visit was particularly lovely- the chef and team have clearly spent time considering flavours and variety. We had the most delicious salmon, beef carpaccio and French toast (among dozens of other tasty dishes!) and the dessert spread was outstanding. I think visiting close to Valentine’s Day was lucky in terms of the desserts- lots of strawberries, raspberries and pink desserts, all superbly executed.
No pretentiousness, experimental cuisine or snooty attitude here- just nice, friendly people making and serving good, quality food.

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EricR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Mixed review is the food. Salmon was great, mac & cheese dry, and chicken strips overcooked to gnaw level. Service good.

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Crave Mountain Grill is rated 4.1 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.

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