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“Great Surprise” 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, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We popped into here unplanned when we were walking through the townsite on a cold day. The service was super friendly and fast. The menu had so many great choices it was hard to choose just one! I had the tuna melt and my husband had the breakfast poutine and both were excellent. Great comfort food on a cold day. Our only regret is not making it back here for dinner during our trip. Highly recommended!

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Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Simply Great Tasting Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Went to the Maple leaf in Banff tonight. This was the first time going there. Their special tonight was Elk Filet wrapped in Bacon with a pepercorn sauce. Two in our party ordered it and ranted and raved about it through the whole meal. I had the sirloin steak. Tender, tasty and GREAT. The service was excellent, very professional, and just done right. You nver felt that any one was hovering, yet you were never out of water or coffee and there was no "so who ordered..." kind of thing.

This is not an inexpensive place to eat, but the food was worth the price, the service was superb and it made for simply a wonderful night out.

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Thank Ken D
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Red Deer, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great oysters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stopped in the lounge part of Maple Leaf restaurant on a Saturday afternoon and were not disappointed. The bartender/waiter served us a year ago when we were in Banff last. We should have asked his name because management should know that he goes above and beyond the call of duty. We requested 24 oysters and even though it was the afternoon and the oysters are on the evening menu our server managed to get us the 24 we requested. He even suggested trying them with Tabasco sauce and worshestershire sauce. Not a combination that we would have thought of. It is nice to go someplace and made to feel special by accommodating our request.

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Thank Anne J
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Edmonton, Canada
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful. Valentine's dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

Excellent food, service and ambience....loved the Creme brûlée trio......we had the best evening ever..highly recommended!

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Edmonton, Canada
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“And We Waited........”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

On a snowy evening about 9:30 pm in Banff my husband and I were out for a stroll and we walked by the Maple Leaf Grille and Spirits on Banff Ave. We were hungry after a day of travel so we thought we would walk in and try something new. The hostess greeted us at the door.

On the right is the lounge and the lounge tables were full, she offered us a seat at the bar. We declined. She offered us a seat to the left, in the dining lounge and we accepted and walked us to the table and gave us our menus. We were hungry and made our choices... Then we waited..... and waited.... no waiter, no water...nobody.... so we got up and left. Maybe some other fine establishment would feed us and like our tourist dollars.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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