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Bistro Cafe De Paris

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212 Buffalo Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5, Canada
+1 403-762-5365
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superior Service

We visited the Cafe for the first time on a recent date night and had a fantastic evening! The bistro food was excellent and as a celiac I really appreciate having lots of choices on a menu and a knowledgable kitchen staff. The atmosphere is comfortable but I do question why we had to listen to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
bisou1994
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Regina, Canada
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Regina, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visited the Cafe for the first time on a recent date night and had a fantastic evening! The bistro food was excellent and as a celiac I really appreciate having lots of choices on a menu and a knowledgable kitchen staff. The atmosphere is comfortable but I do question why we had to listen to the Sirius "escape" channel.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were very excited to try this place out, we know that they share the kitchen with Le Beaujolais. I really wanted to like this place but couldn't. The server we had was unprofessional and did not have any knowledge of the dishes on the menu. The service was not good! The Food: We had the Escargots and they were... More 

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Alberta
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Avoid all the tourist-trap restaurants and head to this bistro. As the name suggests you can expect a lovely room overlooking the street, great service and French bistro food. We are in Banff all the time and enjoy coming here. Ask to sit in Jordan"s section and you will enjoy your meal even more! PS. This is where you should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a great little spot that we happened upon by accident while looking for a late Saturday Brunch. Perfectly poached eggs, hot and fabulous espresso, and bacon done just right. The Smoked Salmon Benny was my wife's favourite. Definitely recommended.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Cheaper than its mother restaurant, the bistro still offers a variety of French dishes. I went straight for the house specialty, steak frittes, which is AAA Alberta steak finished table side in a wine butter.  A little less magnificent than expected but it was good.  Small strip steak left in the butter in a pan over a sterno. Served with... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We had the special of the night which included butternut squash soup, duck, profiteroles. Everything was lick your plate delicious. My husband and I both agreed it was the best duck we've ever enjoyed.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Attentive and friendly service, wide variety menu, preparation and presentation were very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Calgary, Alberta
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219 reviews 219 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We ate here several times in July, August , and September, for lunch and dinner. It was a four star experience at first , but the last two times both the food and service slipped. Their signature dish was nice but not spectacular, the green salad was poorly presented. Since this is a bistro, dinner did not come with bread,... More 

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Santa Clara, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had both lunch and dinner at the Bistro Café de Paris during our stay in Banff. At lunch time, we had both breakfast (very nicely seasoned potatoes and bacon), salad and a pate appetizer. At dinner, the salad, rillettes, and beef bourguignon were very satisfying. Decent wines by the glass. The food was well seasoned and everything we ordered... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We had a lovely dinner and, as frequent visitors to France, we were not disappointed with the food. It was so nice to be offered something different from the usual menu items. Service was very good and attentive. We'll definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 212 Buffalo Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-5365

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 29
  • Cuisine: French

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