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“Dirty and ants crawling all over” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chez Francois Restaurant

Chez Francois Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 119 Restaurants in Canmore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $45
Cuisines: French, European, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Calgary
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dirty and ants crawling all over”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

We were looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate a late Mother's Day dinner.
We were the first and only ones in the restaurant for the first hour and a half. Service was slow, prices on their website do not match what they charge, chairs and bathrooms were filthy, ants were interrupting our dinner, food was mediocre at best.
Drinks ordered were poor.
This will be the only time we will ever dine here and will not recommend anyone to dine here unless the actually clean prior to patrons arrive.
Have never reviewed a restaurant before but felt compelled to let people know.
A Friday night and when we left at 6:45 there were only 3 people in the place...that should have been our first clue this place is not good.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

I've been to Canmore many times and this is the first time I've eaten here. We came for breakfast on a Saturday. At 9:30 am the restaurant wasn't too busy yet. The service was wonderful - very friendly host and server! They gave us good food recommendations. Our party had everything from eggs benedicts to crepes and each item was mouth wateringly delicious.

The breakfast was a reasonable cost (approx $15 per) and we loved it! Definitely would come back, and you should eat there as well!

Visited April 2013
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Thank Donna L
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Calgary, Canada
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Go there hungry!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous apple, Brie, ham crepes! Served with fresh fruit and fantastic homemade pan fried potatoes. Orange juice freshly squeezed. My family had the asparagus, Swiss cheese and ham eggs Bennie done medium and they were great too. Daughter had golden French toast. Both dishes were served with fresh fruit and potatoes.
We did have one dirty coffee cup but that happens pretty much anywhere. Service was fine. Definitely do not miss this great place for breakfast. Lots of options. I will be back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

The food here was to die for, incredible. I am not one for fancy French food so when someone recommended this place I was skeptical. I am so glad we went because the seafood was wonderful and the portion size was great. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in Can more!!

    • 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 lkeough07
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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

We went for Breakfast. No matter what others claim, this is simply the best breakfast in Canmore. The eggs benedict was cooked perfectly and the crepes were divine. Service was also great and quick. The ambiance does not suit how fancy the food was, but overall a fantastic experience.

Visited March 2013
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