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“Great Food but service without a smile” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Maple Leaf

The Maple Leaf
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Ranked #13 of 142 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Canadian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Caribou Street
Fleet, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great Food but service without a smile”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

The restuarant is set in the heart of Banff village centre, perfectly located for lunch or dinner whilst taking a break from the shops!
The waitress was not overly friendly and didnt really smile during our visit, it seemed like she was not too worried if we had a good time or not which is a shame.
The resturant has some nice lounge areas downstairs, you can sit up on high chairs at the bar or there is a private style area all on the ground floor. On the upstairs there is plenty of space for a large party approx 170 with its own bar and again lots of flexibility to create private areas.
The food was however FANTASTIC! So delicious and fresh. Ignore the staff and enjoy the food!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alberta, Canada
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260 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Terrific choice for dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

My wife wanted to treat us for dinner in Banff and an excellent choice it was . The appetizers are uniquely flavoured and represent the area well, we settled on the game platter and the offerings were well presented and complimented each other perfectly. Our mains were steaks and all were cooked to perfection with the appropriate sides very flavourful. Service was very good and our wait staff was well versed in the extensive wine menu, so as to make a great suggestion for an accompanying wine. All in all a very pleasant evening and great way to kick off our weekend!

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Decent upscale bar and grill”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

One of the nicer restaurants on the main Banff Ave strip. Downstairs is a bar with some seating but the main dining room is upstairs. Decor is cozy with abundant wood and stone. Pretty typical bar and grill menu with some local specialties like elk meatballs and bison tenderloin. The cowboy style 18oz ribeye was really nice. Lots of flavor in the steak albeit presented a bit messily on top of a bed of mixed veggies. Decent wine list with half-bottles and wines by the glass available. Service was excellent throughout the meal.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank fattysnax
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Field, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just ordinary”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Went for lunch with a friend. Although the lounge is very confortable, everything else was just OK & to top it off our server just assumed not to bring any change back... will probably not go back especially when you have the Salt Lick just around the corner!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Elaine L
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great steak”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Great food and nice atmosphere. I ate the baseball steak and it was delicious. Too big for me though! Fiancee had Salmon. She wants to go back!

Visited June 2012
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