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Crave Mountain Grill
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Amazing prime rib!
The prime rib special was superb and service was excellent.
Lovely hidden gem! Great food and service.
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
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
Service was fairly slow initially but improved once we placed our order. Food was excellent. Would return again.
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.
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.
Lovely view is the mountains to add to a delicious lunch. Our server was delightful. Loved it!
food was good and well priced for banff
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.
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.
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.
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.
Was really disappointed with the overall experience. Booked using open table, should have really looked at the other selection of restaurants before choosing this one to make a reservation at.
For Valentines Day I expected the restaurant to be quite busy, it was at 15-20% capacity when we arrived. I should have taken that as a cue. For that few people, there were 2 servers and either a host or manager, not sure which. We were approached by both servers, seemed a little confused on who would be helping us. After our original order, we were pretty much left alone or ignored from the point our food hit the table. Only 1 beverage was served with the second ask coming at the very end of our meal once the plates were cleared. At one point the Host/Manager walked by with the water jug, looked right at my empty glass and walked away. Our food was luke warm at best. Was looking for a reasonable Steak house for a steak under $50.00....I will not make that mistake again...not on a rare occasion to celebrate a relationship, Banff has so much better to offer.
Mixed review is the food. Salmon was great, mac & cheese dry, and chicken strips overcooked to gnaw level. Service good.
Jaime was excellent! The dinner was delightful.
Bacon was very crispy with no soft bacon to choose. Sausages were room temperature if that. Deserts and prime rib was good.
The atmosphere was pleasant, excepting the sad looking Christmas tree with its lights out. The waitress and the service was just fine. Unfortunately the food was terrible. I ordered the prime rib, their weekend special. The meal wasn’t super hot when served. The meat, as well as the gravy had been completely overwhelmed by sage seasoning. There’s no way the chef had actually tasted the food that he was serving. Either that or he/ she had a cold or something. The sage overpowered absolutely everything . :-(. Very disappointing.
It’s a restaurant in a hotel - greeter was taking phone orders while trying to seat us. Great food for the price. Poor signage to find restaurant. Reservation at 5 but didn’t open until 5:03, which isn’t a big deal but you wait in an awkward hotel hallway. If you’re looking for a fancy steak restaurant, this isn’t it. If you want a great prime rib that’s reasonably priced, casual atmosphere, and easy to get reservation, this is a perfect spot. Would go back.
Quiet place, perfect food, nice waitress!
My husband and I like to try a new place to eat each time we are in town and Crave was the winner tonight. Fast food service and friendly staff helped make a good dinner out that much better. Steak dinners with dessert was a great way to end the day.
Amazing Christmas dinner! Kudos to the chef team!
Took mom for her bday and stuffed ourselves with goodness. Rolled out of there happy then pigs in...
Forgot about this hidden gem.
Nice place for a family to grab dinner. The service was great and food presentation spot o; prices were reasonable and drinks were really well priced. We shared a couple burgers, soup and fish and chips - all the food was well prepared. Side note - the onion soup which is not french onion soup - it's just an onion broth with cheese toast.
Super slow service, food came quick and was good.
Great selection, everything fresh and tasty. Nice view of mountains out the windows. Service attentive and went the extra mile to make our visit special.
Während meines Urlaubs in den Rockies habe ich des öfteren hier gefrühstückt sowie zu Mittag und zu Abend gegessen. Das Restaurant macht einen sehr guten Eindruck. Die Produkte sind frisch. Als Highlight empfand ich den gegrillten Lachs, der auf den Punkt zubereitet war. Der Lachs war so gut, dass ich ihn am nächsten Abend nochmal gegessen habe. Sehr gut sind auch die Steaks und das Prime Rib, dass es aber nur freitags und samstags gibt. Ein Genuss!
Der Service ist sehr freundlich, aufmerksam und kompetent. Es kann aber manchmal vorkommen, dass der Service nicht immer so funktioniert, wie man sich das vorstellt. Ist aber sehr selten. Diesen Umstand, sollte er eintreffen, kann man hier der Restaurantleitung jederzeit sagen. Man hat ein offenes Ohr für Kritik, sollte sie angebracht sein.
Ich kann das Mountain Crave Restaurant sehr guten Gewissens weiterempfehlen! Zum Schluss noch ein Tipp: Wenn Sie am Wochenende in Banff sind, probieren Sie unbedingt den Sonntagsbrunch hier im Restaurant von 10.00-14.00 Uhr. Eine Reservierung ist aber empfehlenswert, da auch sehr viele Leute aus der Umgebung kommen.
Das Mountain Crave ist eines von zwei Restaurants in der Banff Parklodge. Sie müssen aber kein Hotelgast sein, um hier zu essen. Das andere Restaurant im Hotel ist das La Terrazza, ein Fine Dining Restaurant, dass ich ebenfalls bewertet habe!
This lunch was quite delicious - including a salmon potato salad and a beet salad, with fingerling potatoes on the side. The service was top notch as well!
Great food and fantastic friendly service, we will be returning for sure.
The food and selection are always amazing. The best Brunch in Banff.
The buffet itself had a great selection. The only reason I did not give this restaurant 5* is because of supervisor Tom. I have never experienced such a rude and unpleasant person working in the service industry especially in Banff. Had it not been for his demeanour when we arrived at the hostess desk I would have given this place 5*.
Some food was very good (prime rib) but others not so much (whipped potatoes, cocktails). I ordered a Cosmo with top shelf and it did not taste correct. The restaurant is upstairs in a hotel with a nice view.
The decor and ambiance is dated but may be as the hotel is the same.
Good salmon dinner. We requested a dinner roll and were told they don’t have them.
I showed the server that everyone around us had dinner rolls.
She said they were on a package tour.
She said if we wanted a roll it would be $1.00 each.
The roll was hard and not good.
Great server from Australia. Otherwise average
This is a fantastic buffet, booked an easy reservation online.
Food were excellent, they have everything for everybody;dimsum, smoked salmon ,cold shrimp (huge),bbq elk ribs,traditional breakfast, omellete station,etc.and the dessert..plus chocolate fondue..can't complaint.
The staff were amazing and they go an extra mile.
We're now planning for our next visit in Banff and of course to our favorite Brunch place(Banff Lodge).I have my best birthday ever.
One of the best meals we’ve had while in Banff. We were very impressed by the presentation and we were blown away by the taste of the food.
Food was great. Esp, the soup of the day!
Our waitress made a big difference, Jamie. She got us a table outside in a perfect evening. She was great and the food was better then the reviews. We go back if we were here longer
We arrived to a fairly empty restaurant indicating that we had a dinner reservation. The attendant abruptly asked "At this restaurant?". The reservation was found and we were seated. Drink that should have been served in a short glass was in a water glass loaded with ice and soda water. Server knocked glass of water on one person in our party. She apologized, used our napkins to clean up, but never returned with new napkins or water. We left.
Crave Mountain Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.