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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 136 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Canadian, Soups, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Caribou Street
Calgary
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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
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Bendigo, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great seafood platter, good wine, excellent service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Semperpronto
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Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Hixson, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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
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Thank Sylvia G
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