Crave Mountain Grill

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian

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Sunday Lunch
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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.

Home to Banff's best brunch buffet every Sunday from 10am - 2pm, Prime Rib night every Friday & Saturday evening.

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

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Merry Christmas! Come celebrate your Christmas at Crave with a breakfast buffet that runs from 7am - Noon. $27. Then later on in the evening, join us for a full Christmas Dinner Buffet. Featuring turkey, salads, appetisers, carving stations, hot entrees, chocolate fountain and desserts. $75.00

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Happy New Years! Ring in 2020 at Crave with a full Dinner Buffet. Featuring carving stations, hot entrees, appetizers, chocolate fountain and desserts. $75.00. No Ala Carte service available. Admission to Hotels countdown celebration included with buffet.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 94 People Are Saying
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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Super slow service, food came quick and was good.

H
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Mainz
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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!

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j
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

GC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and fantastic friendly service, we will be returning for sure.

ZH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and selection are always amazing. The best Brunch in Banff.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

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*.

t
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

J
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

LK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Great server from Australia. Otherwise average

KC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic buffet, booked an easy reservation online.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

HY
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Esp, the soup of the day!

OT
Pittsburgh
55 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AA
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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.

OT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon dish AMD caesar salad were perfect. Beautiful scenery.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Father’s day brunch delicious with beautiful views. Ask for a booth seat.

CL
St. Louis
171 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We were very disappointed in the PEI Mussels. They were grossly over cooked, so much so that they stuck to the shells and you could couldn’t get them out without breaking open the shells with your fingers. And when they broke open you were splattered with the sauce, which was so spicy it burned your mouth and tongue.

NS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot for a family! Tons of variety to satisfy kids, vegetarians and all tastes! Kids under 6 fine free which was a nice surprise!

l
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our server was very attentive

J
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great restaurant to have a proper sit down meal. The food was great! The portions, large. The staff were friendly, and attentive. I highly recommend this establishment when you are visiting Banff.

A
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for Easter brunch. Food was delicious and variety was amazing. It's quite pricey at $45 per person, but is our family's Easter tradition, so we're willing to pay it. I gave the service 4 stars cause we had to ask for a refill on coffee, but overall service was very good too.

JK
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime I’m in Banff in the morning I make sure to eat at the breakfast buffet at Crave Mountains Grill! Such an amazing selection of food and the staff has fanatastic service! Would recommend to anyone

ME
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have fined at Crave Mountain Grill for breakfast and every time it is absolutely amazing. The food is so good and the value is great! The staff is always so friendly and goes above and beyond. This is definitely our favourite place for breakfast and will dine when we come to Banff for many more years! Thank you!!

r
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch is a real treat here. From breakfast dishes to chocolate fountain it's all delicious

H
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious brunch spread. So many unique and full flavoured selections as well as brunch staples. View from booths is quite nice. Price very reasonable considering the food and location. Service attentive. Chef team obviously knows what they are doing and cares about taste- each bite well worth it!

F
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was probably better than ever. The food selection, however, seemed significantly reduced from prior visits. Possibly we arrived in a slow period and the selection was reduced to likewise reduce waste triggered by lower participation. Deserts were still awesome and I think the new chocolate fountain is better -- fewer fingers accidentally getting covered in chocolate that then goes back into the mix...

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my mom’s 65 birthday!! Amazing food and service!!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my mom’s 65 birthday!! Amazing food and service!!

AD
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

was my first time there and from the staff, the waiters to the chefs all were very friendly and attentive and the food was world class defiantely cant wait to go back

B
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a meal - always lovely huge windows, quiet atmosphere even when fully seated, consistently very good food and the staff at the BPL are super. Off the beaten track which makes it even more enjoyable!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not the correct address and couldn’t find the restaurant. Should not be on open table

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good menu options, pleasant if somewhat corporate/hotel dining room ambience.

Service slow and inattentive in spite of a low volume of diners (e.g. didn’t refill water glasses until after a reminder in spite of asking; under filled a wine glass (short of fill line for a 5oz glass).

Food quality good although the elk burgers were hard as hockey pucks.

h
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was awesome but food was average and the hot items were too cold.

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch.
The desserts were AMAZING!
Lots of choices for brunch.

CH
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dollar by dollar, the best brunch buffet option in Banff to enjoy a fantastic Sunday with family or friends

AB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We went for New Year’s Eve supper. It was a buffet with no menu options. The buffet food was mostly cold for $80 a person. Would not recommend the buffet the food was not that good for that price.

H
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Our meal was by far the worst dining experience I have had in Banff in the 30+ years I have been visiting the town. To make matters worse, it was our only engagement for New Years. I will never go to Crave again and I will let everyone I know to avoid it at all costs. I felt as though we were put in an abandon conference room to dine while forced to extract food from a buffet that would make McDonald's look like a gourmet establishment.

F
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family celebrated New Year's Eve dinner buffet 2018 and the food was excellent. We really enjoyed the crab claws, and the Prime Rib roast, but everything was great, the grilled vegetables and the beef with the
arugula was yummy. We are not a desert family but lots of different types of deserts.