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“Okay place to eat in Banff” 3 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 #12 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
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Okay place to eat in Banff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Remembering this is a bar and grill and you're not there for the decor and ambiance, and you're in a tourist town, this a good place to get a good reasonably priced meal. The service was quick. The single page menu has the usual bar fare of burgers and wraps but with some unusual twists such as the "tragically hip" burger. We had the "curry of the week" - buttered chicken, which came with plenty of rice and crackers, but no Nan bread. Some thought the dish was excellent, others were less enthused. Maybe it would have been wiser to stick with the more traditional bar and grill food?

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Waterloo, Canada
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Awesome place for dinner/drinks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I stumbled upon this place after spending the day at Sunshine. Judging by the number of ski's leaning out front I assumed it had to be a good place. Cory was my server and recommended the Tragically Hip burger which sounded pretty strange with the PB but it was amazing! Ended up coming back later that night for some live music. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a bite to eat or a fun friendly atmosphere to meet some people.

  • 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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Alberta, Canada
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
54 helpful votes 54 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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Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 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
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3 helpful votes 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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