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“Nice Lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Maple Leaf

The Maple Leaf
137 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C8, Canada
403-760-7680
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Ranked #13 of 120 restaurants in Banff
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Caribou Street
Calgary
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Nice Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Decided to have lunch at Maple Leaf after bike riding the Legacy Trail. Ordered the East Coast Bison Donair. It was different. It had a sweet taste to it yet appealing. Also had the soup of the day. Enjoyed Both and would return to try other dishes. The atmosphere was good, not too loud .

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lovely and yummy place near center of Banff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Great brunch place or for dinner or cocktails.
Sit by the windows downstairs or in lounge comfy chairs.
Good service and food.
We come here every visit to Banff.

  • Visited September 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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Bendigo, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great seafood platter, good wine, excellent service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

We decided to eat in town rather than at the hotel and tried a couple of other restaurants before we could get a ready table.

We were seated quickly though the place was busy and service was efficient and cheerfully friendly.

Drinks were arranged quickly and we selected the seafood platter which was plentiful, fresh and flavoursome.

The Pinot Blanc we chose was uncomplicated and the coffee was good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Average lunch, nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I read the rave reviews on Tripadvisor and decided to have lunch there, just before leaving town to go back home. We ordered items at the higher end of the lunch price range ($24, $15) with a relatively high expecation for taste. We just got an average lunch at higher-than-average price. I got disappointed. I can't understand why our experience was so different from other reviews.

- Halibut & chips (waitress's recommendation): Fish had zero taste, there was absolutely no taste to this fish. I've had halibut many times before and it should have a good flavour. I'm not sure what kind of halibut was this, fish texture was fine and it was tender but no taste. Chips were so so, very salty. I love chips but I couldn't finish them because of the salty taste. I got disappointed.
- Wasabi salmon & asian noodles: Wife liked it. I had a taste. It was good. Not super special, no taste explosion, just good. No complaints.
- Service: Helpful friendly staff. Lunch took a long while to come (maybe 45 minutes), they said many orders came at the same time and that's why it took so long.
- Price: A little high but then all decent restaurants in Banff are priced a little high.
- Convenience: They don't have a credit card machine to bring to your table, they take your credit card and bring the bill to you to sign. For a restaurant at this price range, you would expect them to have that. All other even smaller Banff restaurants have that.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hixson, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Even without reservations, we were seated within a few minutes by friendly hostess. We had a great waitress. Dinner was delicious with excellent service. Our only negative....very noisy! Everyone there was having a wonderful time.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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