Mount Burgess Dining Room - Emerald Lake Lodge

4.5
159 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mount Burgess dining room is renowned for its signature Rocky Mountain Cuisine and a comfortable, warm atmosphere. Experience Chef Valerie Morrison’s seasonal menu – featuring free-range elk, bison and caribou along with seafood, pasta and a sophisticated array of desserts.
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vipCraigB
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Cleanliness was less than awesome. We had the same table for breakfast the next morning and the same dead mosquito was on the window sill. A mosquito. In February. Made me wonder how long it had been sitting there?? Food was decent. Although I had to send back my porchetta because it was 95% fat. Ended up with the lamb which was good. Waiter was inattentive.

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OscarL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente food and service. My wife and I come here often and couldn't recommend it more!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

It was lovely, the food was fabulous although the dining room and tables weren’t good quality for the quality of the food they are serving

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MichaelH
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and gracious service. It could be made better if the tables were draped with tablecloths and perhaps candles on the table!! All in all though we really enjoyed our stay and the food was an added bonus. We will see you again.

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CatherineB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food exceptional! Server fabulous and made the birthday girl feel very special!

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Remember to turn the heat on

Be on time - we were. And there was no one there to greet us.

Loose the beards. Disgusting for food service. Take your job more seriously or do not take the job.

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MauriceM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience very much. The food was delicious.
However we found the prices a bit expensive for the portion amount.
Unfortunately we don't remember our servers name. She was amazing!!

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TomG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelled in the most important areas: friendly, professional service and outstanding cuisine. Felt personally taken care of my both the server and the chef. Did I mention the unbelievable view?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect just as usual

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vipDavidF
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife’s 60th birthday. Excellent meal, great wine, beautiful setting - what more could you ask for? Off the beaten track but well worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely, food was delicious, the staff were very pleasant and atmosphere was great. Covid protocols were great, all around wonderful experience.

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DarrenO
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All our dishes were delicious and service was excellent

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BettyD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food service was excellent as was the quality of the meals served and the wait staff. Our only observation was that the manager catered to a few celebrity type of guests repeatedly in each restaurant but would ignore all other patrons speaking to no other diners. This happened at each meal we reserved.
Overall would go back just for the surrounding beauty of emerald lake lodge

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vipKaitC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful when it came to accommodating my dietary restrictions.

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vipMstegs
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dishes, so so delicious and full of flavor! Highly recommend!

We came again on Feb 19 and it was still so amazing and Bethany our sever was excellent and so friendly! Will be back in the summer!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wouldn’t change a thing.

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DelaneyT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very yummy food. Expensive but we knew that going in and it was nice to try something new!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25th wedding anniversary

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DarlaW
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emerald Lake is a magical place. The views are second to none! The staff are kind, friendly and energetic. The food is always top notch. We've been staying at Emerald Lake every winter for 30 years and plan on continuing this wonderful tradition for another 30!!

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BruceW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent evening in a great wintery postcard kind of place. Menu was varied and very hard to select from as every selection looked so appealing. Was not disappointed with our final selections. Fantastic dinner.

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BruceW
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Weekend away. Excellent food and service in a social distancing environment. The chicken was absolutely amazing.

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GerryK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was great. The food was wonderful and the service awesome.

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Kerry
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Salmon dish and Elk tenderloin dish both nicely cooked and lots of flavours.

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CaroleT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

We ate dinner in the dining room twice and really enjoyed the food both times. The food was served hot, plates warmed as needed, flavours were distinct and everything was cooked as desired. Nice work chef! 5 stars for food. We had the scallop and boar bacon tostado twice it was so good.

The dining room is very spartan though I’ll give that a pass due to COVID restrictions. Service staff was very friendly though not very experienced. Pre service items we sometimes brought post food serve, wine glass refill orders slow, and general approach was friendly amateur. Some service supervision could put some polish on this.

Please do something about the competing music from the the lounge area, very distracting to hear two systems playing.

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DianeL
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very friendly service and excellent well presented food. Nice quiet ambience, perfect location.

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RandyB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service, as always, was fantastic! Low marks for ambience have nothing to do with the lodge, but the other guests who thought it was a great idea to face time family friends so everyone could here. Sad to see people unable to disconnect

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

We stayed for 3 nights and 2 full days and had the most amazing dining experience. The Service was always good but on the second night we meet our server Felicia who was fantastic always going above and beyond for us, making our dining experience even better. Thank you too the staff for making our trip to emerald lake lodge a memorable one!

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vipMaximilian
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners I’ve had this year! Outstanding!

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Dinner on the Friday night was underwhelming to say the least. The table was not set, our server was over stretched. My husband's elk was improperly cooked and very tough. We ordered the chocolate cake for desert and it was not warm enough and rather than creme anglaise the plate had a very tart lemon cream on the plate. Obviously a plating mistake, and very careless. The appetizers we had the following day were bland and the soup arrived cold and was sent back only to arrive long after we had finished the rest of the appetizers. After ordering coffee we then had to wait over 50 minutes for our bill despite signalling our waitress several times.
Overall it was very disappointing and we expected much better food and service given the 46$ cost of our meals.

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FredC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place and food but the prices are quite expensive and no other choices only the restaurant open at the lodge.

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Larissa
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services and delicious dinner.. Highly recommended this restaurant to everyone.. Even breakfast was really good as well...

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Wolfeden
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our few meals we had while staying at the Emerald Lake Lodge. Beautiful setting in the mountains with great food and service! All precautions were taken for Covid.

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WendyF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. Our server (I think his name was Devin) was fabulous. We had a lovely time.

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SamSC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We have visited the Mount Burgess dining room every time we have stayed at the lodge and have had really great experiences in the past. The ambience is cozy and it is really relaxing. This time, however, we found that the experience was overpriced for what we received. My husband enjoyed his meal, but the vegetarian option was just spiralized zucchini with quinoa and arugula. With a price point of $32 for that entree, I expected more. I unfortunately left hungry and disappointed :(

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SherryS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a wonderful dining experience. The ambience in the lounge is much nicer than the dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!

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LindaLou
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Our experience at the Mount Burgess Dining Room at Emerald Lake Lodge was very disappointing - first of all, the food lacked presentation and most of all, taste. It was lack luster to say the least, as were all of our meals. We feel the meals were very over-priced for what we received.

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tierrasol
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and the setting is beautiful. The staff were very good operating under Covid restriction.

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Mount Burgess Dining Room - Emerald Lake Lodge is rated 4.5 stars by 159 OpenTable diners.

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