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“Great atmosphere and food, service could be better” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aspen Crossing

Aspen Crossing
203079 RR 251 HWY 24, Alberta T0L 1P0, Canada
403-534-2129
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Ranked #944 of 8,248 restaurants in Alberta
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Description: In Aspen Crossing's 1887 Pullman Dining Car you can enjoy a tasteful lunch or delicious dinner or simply enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with home made pie. This car was once used as former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker's private car when he traveled across Western Canada. We are very proud to have a part of railway history.
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Description: In Aspen Crossing's 1887 Pullman Dining Car you can enjoy a tasteful lunch or delicious dinner or simply enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with home made pie. This car was once used as former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker's private car when he traveled across Western Canada. We are very proud to have a part of railway history.
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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“Great atmosphere and food, service could be better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

We went as a group of five for dinner. The space is neat - not often that you can eat dinner on a rail at of historical significance. The food, when it arroved, was good but the service needs improvement. One of the orders was almost missed when the server took them, and one was completely missed when the meals were brought out; the rest of the party was almost done eating by the time it got to our table. The staff was apologetic and did provide two complementary desserts.

Not sure if we would go back, but seeing as we are from out of province, it's not likely we'll be in the area again anyway.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Alberta
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“Great Dining Experience in A Rail Dining Car”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Had a great dining experience with friends in the Railway Dining Car at Aspen Crossing. Service and food was excellent but don't expect it to be quiet and private, remember what the size of a dining car is. One of the best Clam Chowders we have had in some time, loaded with great ingredients. The server advised us to order the cup not the bowl as a bowl was too big. The cup was the size of a bowl in most places so I am not sure what a bowl would be like! Great money and belly saving advice! Food was great and we thought reasonably priced. Server was attentive and friendly. Don't be in a rush though as it took a while for the orders to come out which is fine if you are out for a casual evening with friends. There is also a neat gift shop on the site. Note that this is a destination dining experience as it is out in the countryside.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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