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“Hidden gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Storm Mountain Lodge

Storm Mountain Lodge
Rte 93, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1C8, Canada
403-762-4155
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
San Antonio, Texas
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We were heading over the pass to Kootenay National Park when we spotted a sign for food. It looked like a great place high in the mountains with clouds hugging the peaks to stop for lunch. It was the restaurant for a group of cabins. The air was heavy with aromatic wood burning in the pot-belly stove. We did not want a huge meal just something to tide us over. We chose the flatbread with salmon and a bison burger. The flatbread was very good and the bison burger was moist and tasty. Usually I find bison to be dry so this made it a winner for me.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hamilton, ON
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32 restaurant reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Fantastic Restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The title says it all. Our dinner was exceptional. The service was casual yet excellent, the setting rustic but charming and the food was outstanding. Everything from the salads, my tenderloin, my wife's lamb (the best either of us has ever tasted) to the desserts was excellent. The portion sizes were good - not too big but certainly not tiny - and the prices very reasonable - not cheap but certainly reasonable based on the quality. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Would definitely go back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This is a most stop for any couple wanting a romantic evening with great food. I had the seafood bouilbaisse and the rack of lamb. The seafood app was good but not great. The seafood was a little overcooked. There was a shrimp tail in the soup and a broken mussel shell. The rack of lamb was simply awesome. Perfectly seasoned and cooked just right. My wife had the beef carpaccio, which was just fantastic with lots of depth of flavor. Her entree was a beef terndeloing with goat cheese crust, which was also quite good.

The lodge is pretty small with the restaurant having maybe ten tables. I could see in highs season a reservation being a must. As soon as you open the door you can smell the wood burning fireplace, which I loved. Very quite restaurant with great service.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Loved the Bison burger in the first bite, get extra homemade BBQ sauce.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere. It just started to snow when we were there and the wood burning fireplace was going. Awesome bison burger, love the homemade BBQ sauce! Unfortunately the dessert was left on the plate. The molten cake was over cooked and not at all molten, it was just an overcooked chocolate cake. The server was great until dessert came and we got our bill. She didn't come by again so we could get a new cake ordered. Oh well, excellent burger and would visit again.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, AB
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“One breakfast, one lunch, Two dinners.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stayed in a cabin at Storm Mountain lodge for 2 nights. The food at the lodge was excellent. First let start with the service which was always nice and attentive. The breakfast menu I felt was a bit sparse, I would say that would be my only tweak on the menu selection. We ate lunch at the lodge one day and I must say I had the best burger experience in my life....FABULOUS! The two dinners we ate were excellent as well, we went all out with a shared appetizer, main and dessert, beer and wine each night. The cost is up there but I don't mind paying the money if I leave full and smiling.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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