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“New management making positive change” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bruno's Bar & Grill

Bruno's Bar & Grill
304 Caribou St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A1, Canada
+1 403-762-8115
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Ranked #13 of 122 restaurants in Banff
Price range: $6 - $16
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Banff, Alberta, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“New management making positive change”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Bruno's was taken over by new owners less than a year ago and since that time they have been steadily improving on what was previously a neglected establishment. They have been changing things bit by bit to improve the menu, atmosphere, service and the overall experience for their customers. Most recently they have repainted the dining area. This, coupled with updated furniture and art by local artist Mark Carroll have improved the dining experience immensely. As far as food goes, I have only had the breakfast and I have to say at just around ten dollars the 'traditional' is the best bang for your buck in downtown Banff although the breakfast burrito is quickly becoming a favourite of mine. The highlights for me are the real potato home fries ( not packaged or frozen) and the generous portions. I'm a big eater and am hard pressed to finish the 'Traditional'. Afternoons at Bruno's are relaxed and it's a great place to stop for a break to escape the hustle and bustle of Banff avenue. Always check the for the daily special which is often very interesting and usually a good deal and really filling portion. Night life at Bruno's is a mixed bag with everything from live music to fund raisers to art exhibitions. Keep up to date with their facebook page so you know what to expect. All in all I enjoy what Bruno's has to offer, I don't go all the time but I'm never disappointed when I do.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best breakie in town. Best bar too.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

After walking around town aimlessly looking for somewhere to eat breakfast we found the Jewel in the crown in Banff: Brunos, it's open for one and the servings are big. Canada big. looking for a icey cold pint late in the day I jumped to try out Brunos it didn't disappoint friendly staff and a great place to reflect the days events. Go here first it won't dissapoint.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great at night time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We came here as it was in a hotel leaflet advising to go there. We went there for a night time outing to have something to eat and a few drinks. The first time we went we had a few drinks and dinner and really enjoyed it, so we went back on our last night. The food was really nice, and the puddings were really nice. The last night they were setting up for some live music, however as we were travelling early in the morning, we couldn't stay for long.

I really liked the way they had decorated the place with little bits and bobs. The staff were really nice and friendly, and even offered to take a photos of us when we were trying to get both of us into a photo.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Another Fantastic Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I had such a great experience here last March I just had to come back!
Once again they exceeded my expectations.
Stopped in for an early dinner and had the mac&cheese burger. WOW what a great idea, it was absolutely delicious! I know I'll be craving one of those until the next time I'm back in town!
Our waitress was extremely friendly and efficient. We were looking for a suggestion on what to do that night and she mentioned it was Open Mic night there later on, so we decided to check it out and are so glad we did.
There were cheap drinks, amazing talent, friendly bar staff, all around it's such a fun place to be!

Definitely my #1 place to go when I'm in Banff. Can't wait until next time!

  • 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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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Great beers and burgers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Visited here in September 2012.
The beers are from a local microbrewery in calgary called Big Rock and the lager is particularly good. I also had the mac and cheese burger, it was out of this world. A burger topped with macaroni cheese, superb combination!
Was so good I visited twice!

Visited September 2012
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