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An homage to the mavericks who built this town. - Brazen, Banff, AB

Brazen

4.6
4.6
474 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Bold Style. Big Taste.
Located inside the historic Mount Royal Hotel in the heart of Banff Avenue, Brazen brings a bold dining concept to town. Honouring the spirit of Banff’s mountaineers and explorers, we serve contemporary takes on classic cocktails, seasonally inspired Canadian fare and a taste of old-world style.
Our patio is pet-friendly during the summer!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Daily 7:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 760-8540
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 474 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Banff / Canmore

    Good for business meals

  • Banff / Canmore

    Good for business meals

  • Banff / Canmore

    Innovative

  • Banff / Canmore

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Banff / Canmore

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Banff / Canmore

    Healthy

  • Banff / Canmore

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Banff / Canmore

    Canadian

474 Reviews
  1. ScottM

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great tapas style menu. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend for dinner.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, our server came back multiple times to check on us. She was very kind and friendly. The food was pretty good. We went during happy hour and ended up sharing their cheese board as well as ordering the lobster dip. The main menu is pretty much like tapas. We were going for a light dinner and this certainly delivered. Couldn’t pass up dessert either, with crème brûlée being on the menu. Overall great experience, would definitely return.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent foods and friendly staff. Definitely worth a try if you’re in banff.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot, nice and central, menu is set up as family style, plates to share, so if you’re up for that then this place is great!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Loved the potatoes, strip stale, and chicken

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  6. YuvrajK

    Edmonton

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service! Lauren truly made my mother's birthday dinner a memorable experience. From the moment we arrived, her attentiveness and warmth were evident. She went above and beyond to ensure every detail was perfect, making my mother feel incredibly special throughout the evening. Lauren's professionalism and genuine care for her guests shine through in every interaction. The personalized attention she provided surpassed our expectations, making our celebration truly unforgettable. Brazen is fortunate to have such a dedicated and skilled team member. Thank you, Lauren, for your outstanding service.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! Great service, food allergies and preferences are well considered. You really have to eat here!

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  8. Jett

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here, and very happily surprised. Service was excellent, and food was almost better. There for an anniversary dinner - one of us got two smaller dishes (duck croquettes and ahi tuna) and one got the smoked striploin; side of potatoes. Really good menu variety so it wasn't hard picking something; would like to try brunch or lunch some other time now. Wasn't cheap, but definitely worth it and reasonable - particularly for Banff. Good wine list, and small desert menu but what we had was one of the best deserts I've come across. Service was really solid, from front staff to waitress to chef. Definitely going back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Has the BEST service by Kiara and an outstanding burger!

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  10. CalgaryFoodie

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for an early Mother’s Day dinner and it was amazing. There are so many cool things to try and we will definitely be coming back. Our server was very attentive and explained the menu well.

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  11. PJBW

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and cocktails in a funky atmosphere. Would recommend.

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  12. Meat

    Edmonton

    45 reviews

    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food wasnt worth the price. I would go elsewhere next time. Ginger Beef was tasty though

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  13. Egbert

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visit and really enjoyed the food and the excellent service. Very good value!

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  14. JamesM

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Date night is a great value for Banff. Ginger beef was ok. Couldn't taste ginger which is unusual. Desert and soup excellent.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pretty good specially their coffee! Nice view to the road and mountain.

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  16. GinetteC

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    C’est vraiment délicieux nous sommes vraiment heureux de notre choix allez-y en toute confiance tout est absolument délicieux

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great dinner, lovely place with great staff, thanks for a lovely evening

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  18. HillaryB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was especially good, out waiter was knowledgeable about the food, as well as the area and gave us the perfect amount of attention.

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  19. MavisD

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, must visit. We tried many dishes and all were delicious. I’d highly recommend the ginger beef, Mac and cheese and the beef tartare.

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  20. MLSLyme

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Creative food, fun atmosphere -- really creative drink program.

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  21. MarionD

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined for breakfast and it was phenomenal! Our server was a delight as well and you could tell he was very proud of being a part of Banff.

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  22. brucru55

    Edmonton

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I expected lass and got way way more. The dinner was really good - the fusion dishes were just excellent - the service from our awesome Welsh server was just right - well served - great suggestions and excellent bar service. I hate to say go here to others as I like having little jewels in Banff to go to but I would suggest to anyone to make this reservation as you will not be disappointed.

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  23. Danimal

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    They had a special dinner for 2 that was good but misleading since you had to share a main course, which is odd and not really a dinner for 2. So we had to order additional food which meant it was more expensive than advertised. The main dishes were very good the apps and dessert were not memorable.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Mitch was great! A very enjoyable experience.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! Our waiter Rylee was fantastic and paired our dinner perfectly as we just got a bunch of small to medium plates for all of us to share. All of dishes were delicious too…beet salad, beef tartare, fried artichokes, pork belly, halloumi, bison, and Ginger beef. We highly recommend this restaurant!!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service paired with delicious flavours abound.

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  27. JCariani

    New York City

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a wonderful breakfast. Everything was delicious and well prepared.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute place. Service was fast and friendly. Ginger beef was amazing!

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  29. Bobby

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent menu a partager. Beaucoup de saveur et d originalité. Notre serveuse Cate a ete extraordinaire. Tres beau restaurant en plus

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  30. MichelleS

    Calgary

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Brazen and we were rather blown away! The menu is very eclectic and unique. We are both foodies and we were very much impressed! Our server Mitch was super knowledgeable and friendly and made our evening great! We started off with drinks and they were epic! I can’t remember what they were called…one was made with butterfly pea syrup and the other had edible glitter…best cocktails we have had in a very long time and reasonably priced!! We shared the ginger beef (the flambé was out of this world!!), the smoked steak (incredible flavour and just enough smokiness!) with potatoes and bok choy. Scrumptious!! Thank you for an amazing meal!! We will come back for sure and we’ll highly recommend you!!

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  31. JessicaH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    the worst service and food ………………………………………………………….

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a fantastic meal for our last night in Banff!
    BrazenResponded on March 19, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thanks for choosing Brazen on your last night in Banff! We hope to welcome you back on your next visit. Best regards, Annie Brazen Management

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  33. Foodeee

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The opening cocktails, appetizers and mains were all phenomenal and had a level of uniqueness.
    BrazenResponded on March 19, 2024
    Dear Foodeee, Thanks for joining us at Brazen and taking the time to share your experience. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed our unique offerings. We hope to welcome you back again next time you are in the area. Best regards, Annie Brazen Management

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely phenomenal food. We’ve been to both breakfast and dinner, both amazing. Though it is definitely our no.1 brunch spot now! The potatoes are to die for and everything is perfectly seasoned and delicious.
    BrazenResponded on March 4, 2024
    Dear Guest, We're pleased to hear that you had a great dining experience with both our breakfast and dinner options! It's an honor to be your number one brunch spot, and we're especially glad that you enjoyed the potatoes. Your kind words motivate our team to continue delivering exceptional dining experiences. We appreciate your support and can't wait to welcome you back next time you are in the area! Best regards, Annie Brazen Management

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were here with our kids and had a great time! Good variety and it was a fabulous way to try a number of different dishes. Our server went above and beyond to make it a special event for us.
    BrazenResponded on March 4, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience! We're delighted to hear that you and your kids had a great time at Brazen We strive to create memorable dining experiences, and your feedback is truly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon! Best regards, Annie Brazen Management

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, but the perfect service made it unique! Special thanks to Rylee. :)
    BrazenResponded on March 4, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to provide a 5-star review! We appreciate your special mention of Rylee's exceptional service, and we are grateful to have him on the team. We hope to welcome you back again next time you are in the area. Best regards, Annie Brazen Management

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Small food for a lot of money. Mix of flavors was not well executed and the duck was extremely dry.

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  38. RKhg

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was underseasoned . A little salt goes a long way !! Otherthan that very enjoyable:)
    BrazenResponded on February 27, 2024
    Dear RKhg, Thank you for your recent visit to Brazen and taking the time to share your feedback with us! We appreciate your honesty and take your comments to heart. We apologize for the under seasoned food, and we'll certainly address this with our culinary team to ensure a better experience in the future. Your input is valuable to us, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a more seasoned dining experience. Best regards, Annie Brazen Management

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  39. PatriciaM

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic food and service, couldn't reccomend more!!

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  40. NotImpressed

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordering was quick and easy and the server was very knowledgable about the menu and came with some recommendations. The starter (bread and spread) took about 30 mins to come out in a near empty restaurant and the rest of our food came about 5 mins later. The server didn’t check on us once after ordering until after the food arrived and then again until it was finished (we were out of table water). We got the ramen eggs, the baby bok choy, the pork belly, and the ginger beef. All of the food was just okay. Nothing crazy flavourful or unique. The Bok choy in miso butter just tasted like greens in butter, the ginger beef was a great cut but lacking flavour for the larger chunks, the eggs just tasted like boiled eggs with some salt and pepper, and the pork belly just tasted like sweet glazed pork belly. The lack of portion size, quality, and flavours paired with the high price point (all of this for $100 before tip) we definitely won’t be returning or recommending.

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FAQs

Brazen is rated 4.6 stars by 474 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Brazen

138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Banff
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Daily 7:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Non-Smoking
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