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Recommended Restaurants
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.
Edmonton Restaurants - Harvest Room, Normands, Edmonton River Queen, La Ronde, The Copper Pot, The Creperie

Jasper Restaurants - Andy's Bistro, Edith Cavell Dining Room, Tekarra Restaurant, A & L, Beckers Gourmet Restaurant, Jasper Tram Restaurant

Banff Restaurants - Le Beaujolais, Sukiyaki House, Maple Leaf Grill, Sulphur Mountain Restaurant


Recommended Restaurants (unbiased reviews**)

" Edmonton 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

Edmonton Normands - 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 the street

Edmonton River Queen - Definitely 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.

Edmonton 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 Hotel

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

Jasper -Tekarra 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 Dress Code

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.

Banff - 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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