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“elegant dining”
Review of The Banffshire Club - CLOSED

The Banffshire Club
Price range: US$38 - US$72
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: There is a bus service run by the town which runs approximately every 40 minutes into Banff. Fare is $2.00 per person. The bus operates daily from 6:35 a.m. until 11:15 p.m. See the concierge desk for a town bus schedules which are subject to change without notice.
Description: Nestled in the Castle is a hidden gem. The Banffshire Club showcases the crown jewel of Alberta cuisine - beef.
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“elegant dining”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We had supper here with another couple. A very posh environment. One in which you don't feel comfortable asking prices of wine, champagne or water that is offered! Big mistake! Our bill was over $600....we blame the fancy water :)

Visited July 2014
Thank Lisa B
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  • English first
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English first
Comox, Canada
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Exceptional service and cuisine. This intimate Restaurant is perfect for celebrating a special occasion...or none at all. The wine list...a treasure

Visited May 2014
Thank Camphouseone
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Seattle, Washington
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The Banffshire Club has excellent food that will keep your favorite foodie happy. Our meal enhanced by delightful wine suggestions and a knowledgeable server, all of which made the evening memorable.

Visited July 2014
Thank Wajere
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Stunning meal”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

I loved the Champagne presentation, and all four courses we had. They have a fantastic wine selection and our server, Vikie, made sure that we were well looked after. This is my favorite dining establishment at the Banff Springs Hotel. It is not inexpensive, but if you want a special dinner splurge, this is the place!

Visited July 2014
Thank abwmn1
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Oxford, Mississippi
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67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Superb Chef's Tasting Menu”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

While staying at the legendary Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada, during the July 4 weekend, my wife and I enjoyed an evening in the Banffshire Club that took us from French villages to the small wineries of northern Italy, the Napa Valley and Canada's very best. We were treated to the Chef's Tasting Menu and enjoyed a feast under the steady guidance of Sommelier Laurent Pelletier. Starting with a delicious shrimp and grits dish that featured pork belly and creamed corn with scallion, we were pleasantly surprised at the wine selections throughout this experience, beginning with a 2008 Gevrey-Chambertin, Maison Champy, Veilles Vignes that must have been made in heaven. The seared halibut that followed was as close to perfection as we could imagine and was accompanied by a 2012 Stags Leap Viognier. The main course in this feast was a Wagyu hanger steak, which we enjoyed with a 2005 Roberto Voerzio, Fontanazza from Italy's Piemente. Our Chef greeted us tableside and gave us an opportunity to tell him that his culinary art was magical. L'Extra Triple Cream featuring fig, burly, pine nut and honey was accented with a 2011 Burrowing Owl Cabernet Franc from Canada's Okanagan Valley, and the repast was capped off with a lemon mousse, frangiapane, lemon parfait with candied citrus and meringue clouds, which we enjoyed with an Alsace Gewürztraminer from Gustaf Lorentz. This was elegant dining at its pinnacle. Put it on your bucket list!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Vralitigator
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