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“Looks can be Deceiving” 4 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 #42 of 132 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $16
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Alberta, Canada
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184 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Looks can be Deceiving”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

When you pop in this looks like your standard low end pub, but what's missing in decor is more than compensated for in food quality & value. A small menu done well beats any high end restaurant that looks fantastic but shrimps on the portions and quality.

I'd describe Bruno's fare as updated classic comfort food. The menu has enough variety to satisfy everyone in the family as my son will attest to. The food was fresh, well presented and spot on for flavours. Not over or under seasoned, the chef allows the true flavours of the meal do the talking. We walked away full but not uncomfortable and the offerings were well priced. We tried the pulled pork on ciabatta bun, which was described as "great". A classic hamburger which wasn't masked by any cloying sauces or smothered in cheese. Lastly was the beef dip on pretzel bun with classic a'jus, very lean beef and a very tasty light a'jus. We opted for salads rather than fries and they were tasty as well, the Caesar even featured real bacon (only suggestion here is to use real Parmesan rather than the powdered style). The house dressing was also described as very tasty.

We will go back as I really am tempted to try the other menu items.

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English first
Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Love this place for excellent food, drink and friendly people! Very cozy and a real local feel. Went in with the family for dinner and enjoyed our time for hours beyond that. Jerry went out of his way to make us feel at home and relax after our day of skiing!

  • Visited February 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fab place to eat, drink and be happy with the world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

If you're ever visiting Banff, you MUST visit this brilliant little bar! We called in on the first day of our trip and it became our "local" for the whole holiday. Tasty food, great choice of drinks, excellent staff and a great atmosphere make this place the perfect little gem that it is! Thanks for a great time, Jerry and Matt!

  • Visited February 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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Banff, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food, great atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Bruno's has been in town for quite some time now. But since the new ownership took over, they've really turned things around (for the better). Whether you're looking for a nice breakfast, or enjoying the night out on the town, this place is a beauty. The staff here are very welcoming and attentive, even the owners are there working almost everyday. Did I mention the affordable prices, both food and booze??? Great value!!! If you wanna have a good time in a neighbourhood environment, I would recommend this place to anyone. We'll see you soon guys, cheers.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

First night ever in banff the owner was super nice drinks were cheap and delish place was packed on a sunday and just super awesome love it would def recommend!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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