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Chez Francois Restaurant

1604 2 Ave, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1M8, Canada
(403) 678-6111
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Ranked #25 of 101 restaurants in Canmore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $14 - $55
Cuisines: French
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We went to this restaurant for a breakfast in April 2014. The breakfast itself was decent, good crepes and eggs benedict, rather strange croissants. But I want to warn anyone who decides to have an espresso-based drink there - DON'T! We tried cappuccino and Americano, both horrible, tasteless (with your eyes closed you would not be able to tell whether... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Yep, those are local cops in the corner, old guys lingering at a table as they must have for years. Eat and you'll be amazed. The Egg/s Benedict had gold-rose yolks. home-made fried potatoes, and bakery bread toast. The fresh citrus salad had berries, straw and blue, and kiwis,and apple and orange slices on toasted pecan halves in a light... More

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

To be honest, this place came recommended for lunch/dinner, so it wasn't even on my radar for breakfast! The morning before our big x-country skiing adventure, we decided to drive around and find somewhere good for breakfast. As we drove by this place, it was quaint and cute, with lots of cars parked outside! (<--Always a good sign!) When we... More

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Boise, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Quiet, mid-week dinner for two in Canmore. If you like French food you will enjoy Chez Francois. We tried escargot, salad and the duck a'la orange. Even the chocolate mousse was good in that subtle French way. Service was not exceptional, but more than adequate for providing an excellent setting with very good food. The chef split a dish for... More

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Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Ok so I had to write this review only because it was the only place I have been to where we got seated and did not get served! So we got there for breakfast and it was not busy seemed pretty normal so we got seated right away..... I checked out the menu and then waited...... and then waited again........ More

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Red Deer, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We regularly eat at Chez Francois when we spend time in Canmore (near Banff National park). We learned about this restaurant from a hotel review guide which rated it highly. The eggs benedict are divine and are served with home style potatoes and fresh fruit ... all delicious. We recommend this beautiful little establishment for fabulous food and great service!

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Edmonton, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

they are serious about their cooking having a great selection and tasty food. service is there when you need it.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Food is amazing, service outstanding, atmosphere perfect. One of the best meals we have enjoyed in the past year. Authentic french cuisine.

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Whitecourt, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Had booked our Valentine's Dinner at Chez Francois as this was our first visit to Canmore and the menu and other reviews were good. We didn't realize that they would have a set menu ($60 each) which was a four course dinner. The food was very good and as much as it was more than I wanted to pay (as... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

if you are looking for a good place to eat breakfast or lunch, this is the place for you to go in Canmore. I am giving it a 4 instead of a 5 star, just because right before paying they have a 20% tip only option in their debit machine, which I found a bit presumptuous, left a bad taste... More

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