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Bon Appetit Banff

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Thinking of visiting Banff and the Canadian Rockies. The clean fresh mountain air and the relaxed atmosphere can build up, one good appetite.

Banff is home to many great restaurants. There's something for everyone's taste. Banff offers an astonishing number and variety of dining choices. They will cater to everyone's dining style, taste buds, and budget.

Many restaurants post a copy of their menu outside their establishment, so it's easy to make sure that the menu selections and prices fit with your expectations before you even go into the restaurant.

You can choose from World Famous Canadian Food from many Banff restaurants. You can find some great spots offering superb French Food. If you've got a craving for some good pasta Banff has some great Italian food eateries as well.

The dress code for all Banff restaurants is resort casual: no ripped clothing, no athletic clothing, no shorts. (This includes  fine dining venues such as Le Beaujolais (in downtown Banff ) and the Banffshire Club at the Banff Springs Hotel.

Eden at the Rimrock Resort recommends ties and jackets, but does not require them.) Of course, if you enjoy dressing up, that's not a problem. The dress code for casual restaurants is even more relaxed.

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Bon Appetit Banff - Tipping

Gratuities are seldom included in Canadian restaurants.  

It is customary to tip approximately 15% on the total bill before tax, 20% for exceptional service.

This is only approximate. Tipping is personal and if 10% is your personal choice then tip 10%; but 15% is customary and (rightly or wrongly) expected.

Many restaurants may charge an automatic 15% or more gratuity for larger groups. This is up to the individual establishment but is usually applicable to groups of 8 or more. Some restaurants also "auto-grat" groups from countries that don't normally tip. Make sure you check your bill before paying!!!  

A "tip" for calculating the appropriate tip at a restaurant is simply to multiply the 5% GST (Goods and Services Tax) amount shown on the bill by three--three times 5% is 15%.

Please make reservations where it is suggested. Most restaurants are extremely busy in the middle of the evening during the main seasons and on weekends; some only take bookings for a very early first and then for a later second seating.

I suggest visitors from overseas become acquainted with each restaurant's policy about gratuities; some will add 15% to the bill, unless otherwise instructed. Some will also add a service charge automatically to large parties and groups. If you are unsure, please ask your server.

Bringing alcoholic beverages into a restaurant or taking them out is illegal in the Province of Alberta.

Bon Appetit Banff - Lots of Choice here!!!!

Banff boasts over 100 restaurants, from McDonald’s to fine dining in the Banff Springs hotel. The award-winning Maple Leaf Grille has fine seafood and steak dishes on the menu, and over 600 different wines to choose from. Maybe you're looking for that great Irish pub. Have a craving for fish and chips???

I’ve enjoyed the designer-cool Saltlik – good game, steak and fish. Chilli’s (grills, steaks) at the Fox hotel is worth a look.

Of the dozens of places that I would recommend, popular spots are   Aardvark (‘very good pizza’), Giorgios (beef, fish, Italian), Magpie & Stump (‘lively’ Tex-Mex, with Wild West decor, ‘serves beer in jam jars’) and Earl’s.

Old Spaghetti Factory is a good family choice (‘excellent service’). Try Bison for ‘excellent’ steaks, fish, and live music. And for traditional burgers and ribs try the Keg, Bumper’s, Wild Bill’s or Tony Roma’s.

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Bon Appetit Banff - Vegetarian

What if you’d like to enjoy a special night out on the town or you’re traveling with non vegan friends who still want to eat out?

Try Nourish Vegetarian Bistro and Tea House.

It's located on the 2nd Floor of the Sundance Mall. The Only and Absolute Best Vegetarian Restaurant Around.

This restaurant is the most inventive restaurant I ever seen with a large palate pleasing menu. Most items are vegan, some vegetarian and they even have gluten free and raw options as well. Talk about covering all of your bases in this niche market!

I sincerely hope you enjoy the Bon Appetit Banff Dining Guide, and even more so the incredible Banff hospitality. Banff thrives on its tourism We love our visitors!!!!

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