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Bistro Cafe De Paris

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P.O. Box 1646 | upstairs on the corner of Banff Avenue & Buffalo Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5, Canada
+1 403-762-5365
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Jewel of a find in the Rockies

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Alberta
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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200 reviews 200 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Warwick, United Kingdom
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259 reviews 259 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

This is evidently an up market restaurant at night but it is open for lunch and brunch, it seemed quiet so we tried it as most places in Banff were heaving due to a special event. The service was quick and there was a nice selection of light meals on the menu. We often for a grilled chicken sandwich, served... More 

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Salem, NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We happened upon the Bistro Cafe De Paris on our first morning in Banff. The waitress was pleasant and took our order quickly while delivering coffee and cold water to our table. She took the time to answer a few questions and asked about our vacation. Our food was excellent and there was a nice view out the second floor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: P.O. Box 1646 | upstairs on the corner of Banff Avenue & 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?