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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Banff / Canmore

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Banff / Canmore? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Eden - Rimrock Resort Hotel restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1282)
CAN$51 and over
Canadian
Banff
About the restaurant

Our AAA Five Diamond award winning restaurant is an exquisite dining experience, offering French cuisine with regional accents. Combined with Eden's Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence and ALTO Award winning service, this restaurant provides each guest with the finest in dining, service and scenic views in Banff. Sommeliers are on staff to offer the best wine pairing to complement the experience. Please check reservation for availability.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
We had such an incredible wedding day dinner at Eden. We chose their 7 course tasting menu and every dish and touch point was incredible.
A photo of änkôr restaurant
4.9
4.9 (631)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Canmore
About the restaurant
Opened in November 2020,
Our venue let you indulge in an approachable yet refined atmosphere that delivers a fine dinning experience resonating with each guest.

Surrounded by a team driven by passion, Chef Danny Beaulieu takes pride in honoring the richness of the Canadian terroir, showcasing a vision of contemporary Canadian cuisine.
For the full experience a 6 courses tasting menu is also available.

Our sommelier Julie Hélie curates a wine list designed to pair with the creations chef Beaulieu & his team brings to the table. Enhancing our approach to what we believe is an outstanding gastronomic experience.

Also, elaborated seasonally, ãnkôr offers a diversified local beer selection as well as a Canadian spirits focused cocktail list.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The tasting experience was extraordinary. The staff were all very attentive with fine attention to little details that made all the difference from beginning to end.
A photo of Sauvage restaurant
4.8
4.8 (682)
CAN$51 and over
Canadian
Canmore
About the restaurant

Award winning Chef Tracy A. Little connects the guests through her love of the mountains, of food and foraging. The team incorporates this into everything they do with a focus on sustainability and craftsmanship. The servers will guide you in your tasting menu experience. We offer a selection of Canadian wines for our wine pairings, and unique, house made juices and other concoctions as a non-alcohol pairing option. Featured on Chefs Vs Wild. If you are interested in cocktails or mocktails, we have the most original and sustainable wild potions that you will find, and a rotating bar snacks menu to pair. Please do not reserve for cocktails and bar snacks, but walk in! We will be happy to seat you!

Due to the size of our kitchen, we are not able to accommodate substitutions. We do offer menus for common allergens. Before booking with children (or in the summer with dogs), please consider if your child is comfortable sitting for up to 2.5 hours quietly at a table.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
The food was amazing; we did the Hunter menu with wine and juice pairing!!! It was all so good! Something different than just going to a basic restaurant! Our waiter was so knowledgeable and the pairings went so well with our food! We loved it!
A photo of The Bison Restaurant & Patio restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2758)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Banff
About the restaurant
Named in Trip Advisor's top 10 Canadian fine dining restaurants and OpenTable's Top 100 Restaurants in Canada, we proudly feature regional, seasonal, Canadian cuisine. Watch the show as a line of talented chefs prepare your meal in our open concept copper kitchen. Specializing in forno creations, fresh plant based dishes and of course Alberta bison. Enjoy your meal from our mountain view dining room, or escape to our rooftop terrace. Sip away on a signature cocktail, local craft beer or choose from our carefully selected wine list.

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Bison offers group & private dining options accommodating 8-100 guests.
Mountain-view dining room / Open-air terrace cocktail receptions / Total venue experience
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Learn more/connect about group dining:
www.banffcollective.com/groups
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Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
It is the second time we went to this restaurant within two months. The service still is amazing, the servers were extremely considerate of trying to cater towards our food preferences. The produce used in the dishes were very fresh, the flavors of the ingredients complimented each other. Very enjoyable experience. Everytime we visit Banff we plan on dining at the Bison.
A photo of Castello Italiana restaurant
4.8
4.8 (620)
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Banff
About the restaurant
Italian cuisine so fresh it's just like Nonna used to make it! Celebrate the freshest of ingredients and a broad wine list, Castello Italiana is where you can get everything from antipasti to hand-made pasta and everything in between.
Top review
Billvip
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food and outstanding service. Would definitely recommend.
A photo of Waldhaus Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (991)
CAN$51 and over
German
Banff
About the restaurant
Overlooking the confluence of Spray and Bow Rivers, The Waldhaus. our "House in the Forest" is a retreat for those seeking solace from Banff's bustle. What began as the Clubhouse for the renowned Stanley Thompson Golf Course has transformed into a sanctuary of Mountain gastronomy. In the dining room above, rich timber and a majestic hearth narrate the epic tales of bygone explorations. Meanwhile, the Bierhalle below is where history and merriment collide, offering a spirited space for companionship, games, and the shared joy of storied adventures.

Please note:
- The Waldhaus is designated as a historical building and such has stairs to access all areas.
- The Bierhalle and Billardhalle only take limited reservations, otherwise operating on a first-come, first-served basis
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
I ordered the pork schnitzel with sauerkraut and potato salad. It was delicious. I would recommend this dish!
A photo of Maple Leaf Steak & Seafood restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2127)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Steakhouse
Banff
About the restaurant
Mountain view dining, local hospitality and excellent food in the heart of downtown Banff. The Maple Leaf is an iconic landmark serving brunch, lunch & dinner daily. We celebrate the best of Canadian cuisine with a menu inspired by the diverse ingredients found throughout Canada. Alberta beef, game, fresh fish, and coastal seafood are showcased next to an award-winning Canadian wine list. Looking for the perfect date spot or celebrating a special occasion? The Maple Leaf features a cozy intimate atmosphere complete with four private rooms, ideal for your next celebration or event.
Top review
JeffMvip
Dined 3 days ago
First time in Banff. Terrific dining experience, great food, quiet, service on point. Wish I could go back
A photo of Rundle Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1382)
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
Banff
About the restaurant
A tradition as old as the Castle - Welcome to Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Banff Springs! Serving an assortment of Victorian scones, finger sandwiches and the finest loose leaf teas.
Top review
AnneW
Dined 4 days ago
Fantastic ambience. Great view of mountains. Well worth it.
A photo of 1888 Chop House restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1157)
CAN$51 and over
Canadian
Banff
About the restaurant
Set within the impressive Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, 1888 Chop House is the next chapter in the tradition of extraordinary dining restaurants at the Castle. 1888 presents a modern twist on the authentic chop house with a menu focused on prime cuts of Alberta beef, sustainably sourced wild game and Ocean Wise seafood.

Delivering the best Alberta Meat with a menu developed through lasting relationships with local farmers and purveyors.
Top review
TwylaC
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
The setting is relaxing, upscale, comfortable with an intimate setting inside and more open in the lounge area. Service was A+. Server knowledge was fantastic. Food was expertly prepared. Would like to see more wines by the glass (and less than $25 per).
A photo of The Stirling Dining Room and Lounge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (507)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Canmore
About the restaurant
The Stirling Dining Room and Lounge is the Malcolm Hotel’s casual dining experience featuring Alberta’s finest local ingredients. In addition to an amazing meal, enjoy a variety of craft beers, in-house prepared cocktails, and one of Canmore’s best wine lists. The dining room provides incredible views of Policeman’s Creek and the surrounding mountains, and the lounge offers comfortable private booths and walls of TVs – a perfect place to cheer on your favorite sports team. Both the dining room and lounge are ideal locations to hang out with friends and family, and enjoy Chef Graham’s culinary creations.

Friday and Saturday evenings, The King’s Table in the Stirling is the fine dining experience at the Malcolm Hotel. Chef Graham and our food and beverage team will host an evening you will not soon forget.
Top review
Petevip
Dined on May 21, 2024
The lamb rack and ribeye steak were both excellent, including the nice assortment of fresh vegetables that were included. One of the best restaurants I’ve had the pleasure of eating at. Friendly and helpful waiter.
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