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“Excellent food, beautiful setting, surprising value”

Royal Stewart Dining Room
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Calgary, Canada
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200 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Excellent food, beautiful setting, surprising value”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stopped in to see the hotel, take in the spectacular view across the lakes and visit the gift shop. After checking out the menu - we all decided instantly that this menu had much more interesting options (steak, pork chop, fish, shepherd's pie) for a similar price as in town. Instantly made reservations for that evening.

Setting is beautiful - can't beat the view across the lake; service was top notch with every request met with patience, detail and attention. Food was cooked perfectly - we had large group, who had shepherd's pie (fantastic); double pork chop (excellent); pasta (a little lacking in flavour).

With all the options in Waterton - this is actually well worth checking out.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Niceville, Florida
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226 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in a Gorgeous Setting”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

We did not stay at the hotel. Instead we stopped in just to look around and to see the staff wearing kilts. The place was so charming and the view so outstanding that we decided to see if we could have dinner. We were able to get a reservation for late evening, but it was well worth it. Daylight lasts so long in early July that the view was breathtaking, even at 9pm. And the food? Delicious. My wife and I shared an appetizer of delicious mussels. Then we both had salmon. It was excellent! We also paired this with Henry of Pelham Baco Noir, something we would not normally do with a fish main course, but we had enjoyed this wine on a previous visit to Ontario, and we knew we liked it (wish we could get more Canadian wines in the U.S.A.). Dessert was made with Saskatoon berries, the Canadian equivalent of the ever-present huckleberry in Montana.

Service was friendly, efficient, and attentive. Overall, this was a fantastic experience!

  • Visited July 2014
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Coopersburg
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118 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Wonderful view with a great breakfast!”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were lucky to stay at the Prince of Wales hotel for a night while visiting Glacier International Peace park. We ate breakfast at this dining room. Our server was so friendly and very funny and informative. We loved his kilt! The view while eating is magnificent! Our breakfast was very delicious and my tea was wonderful! The prices are a little high, but you are definitely paying for the location. Our food was a plenty and very good!

Visited June 2014
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“incomparable food, service and setting”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

We didn't plan on eating at the Royal Stewart Dining Room, since we were saving money by camping and cooking our own food. However, when checking out the beautiful architecture and furnishings of the hotel, we stopped to read the menu posted outside the dining room. We were first impressed by the prices which were only a couple dollars more than prices for meals at the restaurants in town. Secondly, the selections were interesting and sounded delicious. The next day, when it was still raining by noon, our decision was made and we headed up to the hotel for lunch. The entire meal was one of those magical times when everything was perfect. There were only a few tables occupied, so we were seated by the large windows facing the turquoise lake and misty mountains, with classical music playing in the background. Our expert server, Samantha, was extremely helpful and very easy to talk to. In addition to tips about the menu, she was also very enthusiastic about Waterton and helped us understand the area better. The poutine appetizer, pulled pork mac and cheese and bangers and mash were all excellently prepared and delicious. Samantha struck the perfect balance of letting us relax in peace and checking on us. Because the setting was so beautiful, we enjoyed the view and visited while drinking a couple more cups of delicious coffee and tea. Just before getting up to leave, a bald eagle flew low by the window, making the dining experience one of the best we have ever had.

  • Visited June 2014
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Michigan
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115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Skip the Afternoon Tea”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

I would agree with the one previous review of the afternoon tea that the value of this "event" is laughable. It was as if some cost accountant dictated the menu, the ingredients and the portions. I felt like we had been robbed.

Even worse were the flies. They were a constant irritation There were printed signs on the table explaining that the flies were the result of migrating animals and being in a park, nothing could be done about them. First of all this sounds like an excuse to avoid paying for any mitigation efforts. Probably the cost accountant again. And secondly, they could have started to do something about the flies by closing the large hotel entry doors, which were left wide open the entire time we were there.

While the brochure and concept of sitting in the hotel dining room having afternoon tea while gazing out over the mountains sound alluring, we were all pretty much very disappointed by the actual event.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank dave62
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