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The Primrose

Italian, Pasta
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300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
1-888-746-7625
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:30 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Primrose Dining Room is a casual yet elegant Italian Dining Room; the...
The Primrose Dining Room is a casual yet elegant Italian Dining Room; the magnificent Rocky Mountains are easily viewed from every table. Our service team is very friendly and knowledgeable and will attend to your every need. The Primrose offers a wide range of flavorful Italian dishes. Our children's menu will suit the younger family members. Our menu has a wide array of fresh Italian fare. Enjoy a delicious a la carte breakfast or our extensive buffet to start your day off.
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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Colonial charm

Ambiance in keeping with the cold surroundings. Plush sofas, quick service, lots of whiskies and good cocktails.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
ShreekantB
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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  • Scenic view
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Ambiance in keeping with the cold surroundings. Plush sofas, quick service, lots of whiskies and good cocktails.

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Ocala, Florida
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Came to have wine and appetizers and enjoy the lat afternoon views from the Primrose at the Banff Springs Hotel. Wonderful food, wine, and views. A few less people and a cheaper valet fee ($40!?!) would have merited 5 stars.

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California
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Primrose is one of two restaurants in the Rimrock hotel. It is more of an upper casual dining. The other restaurant, the Eden is fine dining. My husband had the seafood pasta and I had the lentil soup. Both were excellent for a late evening dinner. Our waiter was conscientious and we would eat there again.

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We look forward to serve you on your next visit. More 

Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

There were 4 of us for dinner- the menu look appealing unfortunately we were all dissatisfied. I had the Humboldt Squid Cannelloni came strongly recommended by our server. It was overlooked with no flavor. Our entire group was disappointed with their meal. The positive note the atmosphere is quite nice we had exceptional service.

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We apologize if your meals were not to your satisfaction, we hope you give us another chance and choose alternative dishes on your next visit. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Staying at the Primrock Hotel, we ordered 3 times from this restaurant during our stay. We ordered a delicious Elk plate. It was so good, me and my wife both agreed that this is the best we ate in Banff during our honeymoon. It was delicious. The other meals on their menu are good, but this one is superb. We... More 

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Thank you for sharing your experience and posting a great review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Western Springs, Illinois
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Our server, a male who is from Montreal and his name started with a G, was so charming and attentive. The food was very good. The salad with the squash that we had had the most amazing salad dressing. Our entrees were delicious and the chocolate mousse was superb. This is a good restaurant for families or couples. The views... More 

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience and posting a great review. Always a pleasure to see our server was attentive and our food exceeded your expectations. We look forward to serve you again on your next visit. More 

Seattle, Washington
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Nice to see such a high level of restaurant in a national park. I had a ribeye and my husband had a seafood pasta. Both were top rated and well prepared. We also had a pineapple cream burlee. It was great. The waitresses and servers were all courteous and great. A must visit

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience and posting such a great review. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The Humboldt squid that was presented as the cannelloni encasing lobster was very successful. The ricotta filled ravioli was a very good.

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were exhausted after a long day at Lake Louise and then traveling to Banff. We just wanted something light for dinner and the Primrose was perfect for us. Our server, Grace, was just wonderful and helped us select nice light items to share. She was very friendly, attentive and just what we needed. We started with the Pansotti Mansolini,... More 

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Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience and posting a great review. Always a pleasure to see our food and service made for a memorable stay at our resort. We look forward to see you again soon. More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I don't know where the Rimrock finds the young people to work the Primrose, but by golly, let's give the hotel and award for good judgement. Smart, friendly, and empowered to solve problems, they can make the simplest food tastier. And much of the food is anything but simple. Imagine your grandson extoling the virtues of a squid cannelloni. No,... More 

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Thank you for sharing your experience and posting such a great review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Additional Information about The Primrose

Address: 300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 1-888-746-7625
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 11:30 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 am  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:30 am  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: 1-888-746-7625

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

The Primrose Dining Room is a casual yet elegant Italian Dining Room; the magnificent Rocky Mountains are easily viewed from every table. Our service team is very friendly and knowledgeable and will attend to your every need. The Primrose offers a wide range of flavorful Italian dishes. Our children's menu will suit the younger family members. Our menu has a wide array of fresh Italian fare. Enjoy a delicious a la carte breakfast or our extensive buffet to start your day off.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?