Banff’s Hottest New Restaurant Openings

Chuck’s SteakHouse

For a true Alberta Beef experience, where steaks are seared over mesquite, rested, then finished in a 1600F Montague grill. This place is a haven for the high roller cowboy with an intimate and professionally designed log cabin meets art deco interior. Located in the heart of town with some great views over the main street this jumping steak house is carefully watched over by the well known local executive chef Sal Polizzi. Some of my favorite dishes are:
Cowboy Onion Soup roasted bone marrow, gruyere cheese, onion broth, onion rings $14
Garlic Prawns and Pork Belly garlic butter, cherry tomatoes, arugula $16
Black Apron ‘Grass Fed’ Angus, New York 10oz, aged 28 days $45
Dinner only from 5pm, 101 Banff Ave. Call 403-762-4825


An Italian inspired chain restaurant with a casual and friendly ambience located in The Moose Hotel and Suites at 345 Banff Avenue. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Check out the sample menu:
Lasagna Bolognese Oven-baked using fresh pasta $19.50
Italian Crusted Cod 5 oz. Oven-roasted cod, herb and roasted garlic crust, served with your choice of Italian or Caesar salad $24.50
Parmigiana Fries Matchstick fries, julienned zucchini and fried onion, Parmesan, fine herbs $8.40

The Juniper Hotel Bistro

One of my favorite places just got a whole lot better. This is the place for people in the know, slightly away from all the crowds offering stunning views and now an incredible new menu courtesy of new general manager/executive chef Chris Irving. The handcrafted and sustainable inspired menu offers up unique and satisfying dishes such as, for breakfast:
The Juniper Benny with bannock, buffalo mozzarella, braised rabbit, medium-poached eggs, hollandaise & juniper berry glaze served w/ brown butter hash, or Huevos Rancheros with BBQ pork shoulder, refried beans, tomato salsa, sunny side eggs, avocado, cheddar, corn tortillas.
For dinner:
Beef Ribeye – grilled Alberta beef ribeye, with butternut squash, sunchoke, seasonal vegetables, in a yummy mornay sauce or Ling Cod with lemongrass & coconut curry, young potatoes, seasonal vegetables, chili oil, sesame all done to perfection and delicious!
Oh and don’t forget the liquid dessert-my favorite is The Banff Fog with Vanilla Galliano, Grand Marnier, Earl Grey tea, served hot with cinnamon!
Open for Breakfast, Apres ski, and Dinner. Located at the bottom of the Norquay Road. Call 403-763-6219