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The Primrose

300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2, Canada
+1 888-746-7625
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“pasta buffet” (12 reviews)
“risotto” (9 reviews)
“lobster” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed relaxing and looking at the scenery- even though it was cloudy. We waited 30 minutes from the time we sat down to get our wine. Felt like we didn't get the attention you usually expect from a nice restaurant. Our waiter was pleasant,...More

Thank lynne G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Primrose Restaurant was a lovely place to have dinner. The menu was varied and delicious food, culinary best.

Thank Jan154982
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your very kind review. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Carvery buffet over the Labour Day weekend. It featured elk leg and striploin. The elk leg was a bit tough - but since that's the only time I've ever tasted elk - maybe this is how the texture is supposed to be?...More

Thank Blake206595
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, It's great to hear you enjoyed our buffet and got to try some Elk for the first time. I hope you had a wonderful long weekend in Banff.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate breakfast and dinner twice here, while staying at the Rimrock Resort on a Rocky Mountaineer tour. The dining room is very pleasant, with nice furnishings and decor, and good mountain views if you get a window table. The wine list for dinner is...More

Thank Taylor K
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. It is unfortunate that your experience fell below expectations. I will discuss your review with our culinary team, your input is greatly appreciated.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal here. The salads are huge, enough for 2 people. Good wine choices and the entrees had a good variety.

Thank skyhawk13
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, Its wonderful to hear you had an enjoyable time with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

And what a view! The sixth floor of Rimrock hotel is where breakfast is served....a lovely spot with stunning views over the Rockies.....except not today be a use the BC forest fires are sending their smoke to Banff! Notwithstanding the breakfast is superb with a...More

Thank Michael W
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, the fires in BC have been particularly intense this year thankfully you breakfast in Primrose was a good distraction. I hope you can return when we have a beautiful clear sky to take in our full views.

Reviewed August 15, 2017

We loved this restaurant. Every table has a view of the mountain, and seeing it early in the morning was wonderful. The orange juice is fresh-squeezed, the service is excellent and the food, too, is really good. We ate there every morning and really enjoyed...More

Thank bookalukus
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

The views from our restaurant in the morning really is a sight to behold, a fresh coffee and hot breakfast whilst watching the sun rise over Rundle mountain is the perfect way to start any day.

Reviewed August 11, 2017

The Primrose has a predominately italian menu - my husband had the best lobster ravioli he has ever tasted as an entree and I had the risotto and shrimp - risotto always high risk - but this was superb. Terrific mains. Highly recommended. Pricey. Fabulous...More

Thank petermitchell99
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

Thank you for your review, the lobster ravioli is a guest favourite in Primrose, Our Chef and his team take pride in every plate we send out and its wonderful to hear feedback such as yours.

Reviewed August 7, 2017

We dined here as part of our rocky mountaineer dining package. Of course a short menu is given to us. No problem. But the wait time was over 1 1/2 hours for our entrée. Only 6 tables were sat when we walked in so we...More

Thank maisey1234
Rimrock_Mgr, Manager at The Primrose, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

It is disappointing to hear that your experience in our restaurant was not up to our standards. We have never experienced a delay like this in Primrose for a main course, as a 1.5 hour delay would be unforgivable. I apologise that the food was...More

Reviewed August 6, 2017

We had breakfast in this restaurant. While the buffet was good it was overprised. The first day we were served by one young waiter who was somehow rude. The next day we had a friendly one.

Thank Jose V
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Shirley A
July 13, 2016|
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Response from Rimrock_Mgmnt | Property representative |
Hello, Everyone is correct, there isn't a strict dress code for Primrose, however Hollywood casual sounds perfect!
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Lisa M
January 26, 2016|
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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).
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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
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
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.
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