That feature local flavors and cuisine
There are some restaurants
that are so easy to recommend. They feature consistently good
food, exotic new dishes and especially tasteful service. These
are some of the best and we truly hope you will have a chance
to visit several of them.
- Harvest Room, Normands, Edmonton
River Queen, La Ronde, The Copper Pot,
Jasper Restaurants -
Andy's Bistro, Edith Cavell Dining Room, Tekarra
Restaurant, A & L, Beckers Gourmet Restaurant, Jasper
Restaurants - Le Beaujolais, Sukiyaki House,
Maple Leaf Grill, Sulphur Mountain Restaurant
Recommended Restaurants (unbiased reviews**)
Harvest Room. Located
in the incomparable Fairmont McDonald (downtown) this is a classy
restaurant in a classy hotel. The restaurant featues exotic cuisine
from Alberta and across the Americas. MacDonald
Hotel Jasper Avenue at 100th Street
- Located downtown and at
the same location for many years this is a gem of a restaurant
featuring Wapiti medalions, wild boar ribs stilton saland and
other Alberta originals. 11639 Jasper Avenue. Parking across
Edmonton River Queen
not world class cuisine but a dinner cruise on the mighty North
Saskatchewan River while enjoying fine food should definitely
be on your to-do list.
La Ronde - How about chef-prepared
world class cuisine served at your table. The revolving restaurant
slowly shows you the dramatic skyline of Edmonton and the North
Saskatchewan River Valley. Also a great place for an evening
cocktail. 10111 Bellamy Hill atop the Crowne Plaza/Chateau Lacombe
Edmonton The Copper
Pot - New
restaurant with very local cuisine. Ask for a table overlooking
the central river valley and taste some of the best food Edmonton
has to offer. 9707 - 110 Street West Downtown
Edmonton The Creperie
- If you like french cuisine including a great variety of crepes
check out this restaurant. You will be sure you are actually
in France, except the waiters speak englais! Great dessert crepes
and the coffee is hot and fresh
Jasper - Beckers
Gourmet Restaurant -
Enjoy dinner in a cozy cabin style
restaurant with lots of wood and tall windows to admire the breathtaking
scenery. Friendly and helpful staff and great chef-prepared foods.
For a romantic dinner with views of Mount Kerkeslin and the Athabasca
River this is the place! At Beckers Chalets 5 kilometers south
of Jasper on Icefields Parkway.
Jasper - Edith
Cavell Dining Room - The
setting could not be better as this restaurant is in the fabulous
Jasper Park Lodge. Marilyn Monroe stayed here and so should
you. Food is pricy but tuxedo waiter service is crisp and the
menu has something for every taste. Floor to ceiling windows
look out over Lake Beauvert and after dinner you can stroll
one or both lakes that are adjacent to the hotel. At Fairmont
Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper - Andy's
Bistro - The owner has
been a chef for 21 years. Let us say he knows his stuff and that
makes this a great restaurant to try. Andy likes presenting plenty
of fresh pastries, fruits and herbs together with traditional
Swiss fare. It is a casual atmosphere but the service is top-notch.
Candle-lit tables make for an intimate experience and be sure
to say hi to Andy, the owner, before heading out for a stroll
in the fresh mountain air. 606 Patricia Street. Reservations are
a good idea
Restaurant - On-site
chef makes this a place to visit. A large, homey and rustic
cabin with a real "alpine" feel to it is a great setting
for some very creative in unique cuisine. Try the buffalo or
prime Alberta beef. Strawberries for desert? This is where many
locals choose to dine so give it a try. In Tekarra Lodge just
west of Jasper on highway 93A
Jasper - Tram Restaurant
on Whistlers Mountain - Ok,
the food won't be world class. However there are no better views
anywhere in Canada or anywhere else for that matter. Large panoramic
windows in the large restaurant look down 4000 feet to Jasper,
several lakes, Athabasca River and ranges of mountains. The seven
minute tram whisks you up 3200 feet and the summit is like being
on top of the World. It is truly breathtaking! Consider lunch
here and dinner at one of the great restaurants in town.
Jasper - A &
L - Right in the heart
of town and with a large sunroom the restaurant is worth visiting
just for the many large trees and plants it features. Menu is
varied including North American, Greek, pizza burgers etc. Great
for the family and easy on the pocket book.
Banff - Le Beaujolais
- The best French restaurant
in town. Food is classic French fare with a local flavor. How
about Caribou with blueberries and wild mushrooms? The wine list
is huge (500 labels+). 212 Banff Avenue Reservatioins recommended
Banff - Sukiyaki
House - You don't want
the same food every night and if you like Japanese this is the
place. Fresh sushi and good menu including salmon prepared the
Japanese way. 211 Banff Avenue on the second floor. Reservations
are a good idea for peak dinner times.
Maple - Leaf Grill
- Style and elegance and new!
You can't rent the canoe in the Canadian entrance way but it does
add to the ambience. Satisfy your appetite on Canadian regional
food inlcuding char, salmon, duck, lamb and big game dishes. 137
Banff Avenue. Reservations recommended
Banff - Sulphur
Mountain Restaurant - Like
its coutnerpart in Jasper this restaurant may not have exquisite
international or local cuisine the views of the veally and mountain
peaks that surround you will make this an unforgettable dining
experience. The views are quite simply stunning and you can
walk after eating to the adjacent mountain on a very easy boardwalk.
Menu is varied and will suit most tastebuds. Take Sulphur Mountain
Gondola to the top and you can't miss it.
- Bow Valley Grill - This is one
of those restaurants with the panoramic vistas of mountains (Fairholme
range), server right at your table when needed and great local fare.
How about trout freshly caught from the nearby Bow River with lemon,
herb butter and vegetables? The dessert buffet will make your mouth
water. Located in the beautiful Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
Earls of Banff
- For those seeking a wide variety of food at
good prices then step into Earls. Try the pizza or caesar salad.
Earls is a microbrewery and thus brews its own beers. Upstairs
and right in the heart of Banff ask for one of the window tables.
229 Banff Avenue
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