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“good food, clean restaurant and a little noisy atmosphere”
Review of Balkan Restaurant

Balkan Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 148 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed September 4, 2013

The restaurant was very good. The parking is relatively easy. The host was very effective with online reservations. The restaurant was clean. The food was very good with a diversified menu and a good wine list. However I preferred beer that night.
The service was quick. And the waitress wanted to insure that we were satisfied with everything.
The atmosphere is younger generation. Therefore it is a little more noisy, but not excessively. It is a place that feels alive.
I would recommend it to anyone who wants good food with an energic atmosphere.

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Thank RaynaldLortie
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is a must if you are staying in Banff. Our only disappointment is that we had to leave food behind as we couldn't finish the meal but not for lack of trying. The Saganaki was superb, I had the calamari appetizer which was huge and perfection - served with Tzaziki sauce. My husband had a house specialty that was a lamb shank, braised 12 hours and as promised, falling off the bone, served with cucumber and tomato salad, rice pilaf and vegetables. Was able to order Prosecco by the glass and our server was right there when needed. Oh, and while we were trying to narrow down our selection for the evening, he brought bread with olive oil and balsamic to dip. No reservations as we'd just hit town but they got us in. Busy place but didn't impact service or receiving bar and food service in quick order.

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1  Thank spencesgirlblog
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Went went with another couple on the recommendation from hotel concierge. We were not disappointed! Both couples had the variety platter for two. Waaaay too much food, but very good. Service was prompt, especially considering how busy the were. Great experience.

Thank NEBXRAYMAN
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

A family member had recommended this restaurant. It was booked out on the Saturday so returned on the Sunday when it was still busy. My sister is allergic to onions so asked the waiter whether her meal choice had any. He forgot first time (too busy) so asked again and the choice did have onions so she ordered the calamari. It came covered in onions! Service overall was disappointing and not what we had come to expect from other experiences in Canada.

However to be fair my slow cooked lamb was excellent.

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2  Thank Slowwhite
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Started with a fun cocktail with cherries - yum. Cheese flamed tableside and tasty hummis with herbed flatbread. My entree - 'moose' aka :) was good and my friend's lamb shank nearly got my hand stabbed...that was the best down to the juices!! Thankfully, he shared! Service was a little slow....waitress stopped just shy of our table and stood talking to the other table for over 5 minutes while we watched the ice melt in our drinks. Then she wasn't able to locate a machine for the credit card when we asked to pay the bill. Food was quite good..and little kinks manageable. If you feel like Greek...go for it!

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Thank RoundWorld80
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