We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Primrose

300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2, Canada
+1 888-746-7625
Call
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (31 reviews)
“halibut” (12 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (15 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2, Canada
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (346)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 335 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

With large windows and light decor, there was a beautiful ambience here that you don't often get in mountain resorts. The food quality and presentation was at the same high level as the decor, with unique and thoughtful menu options. Every bite was scrumptious.

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here recently with my husband on a week night and were seated at a window table. Spectacular views as all the trees were lit up for the Christmas season. We shared the lobster ravioli for our appetizer. Complimentary bread served with pumpkin butter, oil/vinegar and...More

Thank Robin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a three-course meal here. We all enjoyed the selections that we had. The food was tasty, well presented and service was very good and thoughtful.

Thank Darlene L
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Wait staff are totally disinterested , quality is fair wouldnt even give it a good ...lobster eggs benedict overcooked lobster, croissants, sent back twice almost burnt appearance and I rarely send anything back. Had to ask a busgirl to get tea/coffeee

Thank 579beverlyf
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Its very unfortunate to hear that we felt short of your expectations. I will be addressing your concerns with out wait team and the kitchen team.I would like to apologise to you and thank you for your feedback

Reviewed November 7, 2017

Always a very good spot for breakfast when staying at the Rimrock. The food is always fresh and the buffet is a fair price.

Thank Erin M
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and your continued patronage. I hope you can come and enjoy breakfast with us again soon

Reviewed October 15, 2017

had evening meals here, menu had range to cover all taste but limited. The very friendly, efficent and helpful

Thank 68jenny
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Its wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to you visiting again

Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Rimrock so decided to try the Primrose. Are a dinner and a breakfast there. Dinner - the main vegetarian course (squash, eggplant, etc) was quite tasteless and cold. It lacked the tomato flavour and was quite insipid. I made the mistake...More

Thank AK6
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Its unfortunate to hear that your experience in our dining room was not all positive. Please feel free to address management when things are not to your liking as we are always more than happy to help you out on...More

Reviewed October 13, 2017

We stayed at the Rimrock for two nights. We had a lovely buffet breakfast at the Primrose one morning. A very nice selection to choose from including made to order omelets. All at a reasonable price in my opinion.

Thank timwit61
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. It's great to hear you enjoyed our breakfast buffet and our made to order omelettes. I hope you can return to see us again soon.

Reviewed October 10, 2017

A fifty dollar steak that was tough and dry and over cooked halibut were disappointing selections for what we had hoped would be a fabulous dinner. Beautiful views...too bad the meal was so underwhelming.More

2  Thank Theroadwarrior12
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Its very disappointing to hear about your experience in Primrose, we strive to do all we can to see our guests enjoy their meal as well as the views and apologise that you felt let down. I assure you that your comments will be addressed...More

Reviewed October 3, 2017

The service was good .The atmosphere was classy .The views were great .The food was very good .Ask for a table at the window

Thank Terry S
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

I am happy to hear of your pleasant experience in Primrose. We do our upmost to see that the food quality matches our impressive vistas. Hopefully we see you again soon

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Eden
495 reviews
.02 miles away
Rundle Lounge
541 reviews
.90 miles away
Sky Bistro
212 reviews
.82 miles away
1888 Chop House
219 reviews
.90 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Banff Gondola
6,743 reviews
.31 miles away
Bow Falls
3,108 reviews
.97 miles away
Banff National Park
258 reviews
.99 miles away
Sulphur Mountain
577 reviews
.89 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Shirley A
July 13, 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Rimrock_Mgmnt | Property representative |
Hello, Everyone is correct, there isn't a strict dress code for Primrose, however Hollywood casual sounds perfect!
0
Votes
Lisa M
January 26, 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Queenlisab | Reviewed this property |
It's on weekdays as well but not every day. I'm not sure if they have a schedule but we've enjoyed the buffet both on a weekend and during the week (believe it was a Wednesday).
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 888-746-7625
Description
The Primrose Dining Room is a casual yet elegant Italian Dining Room; the magnificent Rocky Mountains are easily viewed from every table. Our service team is very friendly and knowledgeable and will attend to your every need. The Primrose offers a wide range of flavorful Italian dishes. Our children's menu will suit the younger family members. Our menu has a wide array of fresh Italian fare. Enjoy a delicious a la carte breakfast or our extensive buffet to start your day off.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing