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“Fine 'er' dining” 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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Caribou Street
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fine 'er' dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

There is a vast choice of restaurants to choose from in Banff. I spend two weeks here on vacation every other year and would always pay the maple leaf a visit. One of the best restaurants in the town. Its not quite fine dining but its one of the closest youll get in Banff. fantastically warm and vibrant atmosphere in a lovely upstars or down restaurant. Food is excellent with service to match but if you're looking for a budget meal its not ideal.
If i was only in Banff for 3 nights this would be one of the places id choose so dont miss it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Perth, Western Australia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Don't miss this restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

This restaurant was our favourite in Banff (Earls was a close second). It is a little bit more expensive than the average in Banff but you absolutely get what you pay for. My wife and I had a truly great meal at the Maple Leaf and Stephanie, our waitress, was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We walked out of the Maple Leaf feeling really pleased that we had eaten there and for mine, that is the sign of a really good night out.
You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wulff
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Toronto
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Back for a 2nd Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

This was my second time to this restaurant. I brought some friends from Ontario and had enjoyed it so much that I had to go back. The Maple Leaf didn’t disappoint. For a Thursday night during off season, this restaurant was busy and rightly so. The service was spot on, the timing was excellent, and what is even better the food was fantastic.
The seafood was awesome, and the portions were if anything too large. Their wine list was well selected. Only disappointment was I couldn’t eat more. Banff has a lot of restaurants, unfortunately I’m not getting to try them, because I like this one so much! I’ll be back again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leland, North Carolina
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant for lunch and dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had planned to eat here when the visitors center gave us a list of restaurants that serve gluten-free options. Ended up there for lunch after visiting the Whyte museum and some shopping. The food was excellent-fresh and well-presented, by a wonderful server who helped us get onto wifi so we could follow the baseball game. Overall, the decor and the food were terrific!

Visited September 2013
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Fallston, Maryland
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Ambiance leaves a lot to be desired.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were walk ins and were taken upstairs to a dreaded banquette. Said we'd prefer a table for two and got one. The place needs renovating! Worn out wood and run down overall feeling. The food was as good as others suggest. We had signature salmon dish which was delicious but the garlic mashed potatoes were barely warm and halibut which was spectacularly good, Service was acceptable, but our waiter seemed aloof and barely interested in I his job. By comparison we ate at the Primrose in the Rimrock Hotel the following night. Had a window table with astonishing view of mountains, great seafood pasta, enormous dessert to split and the bill was virtually identical (Both places we're about $100 for two with one drink each.) Service at the Rimrock was energetic and warm.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susan F
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