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“Typical Bar” 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 #19 of 128 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
Flagler Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Typical Bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Nothing special but nothing bad to say about it either. Little hole in the wall place. Their breakfast looked really good but we split a pulled pork sandwich and it was fine.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Tucked away in a side street. Server was excellent, very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Good choice of beer and food was very nice. Makes a nice change from more formal restaurants.

Visited March 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 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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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
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“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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