Mount Burgess Dining Room - Emerald Lake Lodge

4.5
135 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mount Burgess dining room is renowned for its signature Rocky Mountain Cuisine and a comfortable, warm atmosphere. Experience Chef Valerie Morrison’s seasonal menu – featuring free-range elk, bison and caribou along with seafood, pasta and a sophisticated array of desserts.
What 135 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kerry
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent. Salmon dish and Elk tenderloin dish both nicely cooked and lots of flavours.

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CaroleT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

We ate dinner in the dining room twice and really enjoyed the food both times. The food was served hot, plates warmed as needed, flavours were distinct and everything was cooked as desired. Nice work chef! 5 stars for food. We had the scallop and boar bacon tostado twice it was so good.

The dining room is very spartan though I’ll give that a pass due to COVID restrictions. Service staff was very friendly though not very experienced. Pre service items we sometimes brought post food serve, wine glass refill orders slow, and general approach was friendly amateur. Some service supervision could put some polish on this.

Please do something about the competing music from the the lounge area, very distracting to hear two systems playing.

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DianeL
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very friendly service and excellent well presented food. Nice quiet ambience, perfect location.

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RandyB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and service, as always, was fantastic! Low marks for ambience have nothing to do with the lodge, but the other guests who thought it was a great idea to face time family friends so everyone could here. Sad to see people unable to disconnect

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We stayed for 3 nights and 2 full days and had the most amazing dining experience. The Service was always good but on the second night we meet our server Felicia who was fantastic always going above and beyond for us, making our dining experience even better. Thank you too the staff for making our trip to emerald lake lodge a memorable one!

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vipMaximilian
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best dinners I’ve had this year! Outstanding!

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

Dinner on the Friday night was underwhelming to say the least. The table was not set, our server was over stretched. My husband's elk was improperly cooked and very tough. We ordered the chocolate cake for desert and it was not warm enough and rather than creme anglaise the plate had a very tart lemon cream on the plate. Obviously a plating mistake, and very careless. The appetizers we had the following day were bland and the soup arrived cold and was sent back only to arrive long after we had finished the rest of the appetizers. After ordering coffee we then had to wait over 50 minutes for our bill despite signalling our waitress several times.
Overall it was very disappointing and we expected much better food and service given the 46$ cost of our meals.

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FredC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place and food but the prices are quite expensive and no other choices only the restaurant open at the lodge.

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Larissa
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great services and delicious dinner.. Highly recommended this restaurant to everyone.. Even breakfast was really good as well...

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Wolfeden
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our few meals we had while staying at the Emerald Lake Lodge. Beautiful setting in the mountains with great food and service! All precautions were taken for Covid.

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WendyF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. Our server (I think his name was Devin) was fabulous. We had a lovely time.

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SamSC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

We have visited the Mount Burgess dining room every time we have stayed at the lodge and have had really great experiences in the past. The ambience is cozy and it is really relaxing. This time, however, we found that the experience was overpriced for what we received. My husband enjoyed his meal, but the vegetarian option was just spiralized zucchini with quinoa and arugula. With a price point of $32 for that entree, I expected more. I unfortunately left hungry and disappointed :(

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SherryS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had a wonderful dining experience. The ambience in the lounge is much nicer than the dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food!

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LindaLou
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

Our experience at the Mount Burgess Dining Room at Emerald Lake Lodge was very disappointing - first of all, the food lacked presentation and most of all, taste. It was lack luster to say the least, as were all of our meals. We feel the meals were very over-priced for what we received.

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tierrasol
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was exceptional and the setting is beautiful. The staff were very good operating under Covid restriction.

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JimP
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Wonderful menu and presentation was exceptional. Great experience being able to explore meats one normally would not purchase for one's own home. Meal prepared exactly as requested and service staff were attentive yet un-obtrusivel

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TinaH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, gorgeous view, great service! It's definitely going to become an annual tradition.

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PeterB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Make a reservation. Ask for a table with a mountain view.

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DouglasC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ambiance, food and service were first rate, and the views would be hard to beat anywhere. It was a lovely evening, and we never felt rushed.

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NatalieF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic food. And oh my the vanilla cheesecake was to die for

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ColinM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

The meals shared by wife and myself were quite tasty and well presented. The service, however, was quite slow and the servers skills did not match the meals' prices. To be fair, it was a Covid time meal so that reduced the ambience rating but that still does not excuse poor service. I think that they need to have at least 2 more servers at dinner time.

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GeoffM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot to eat at the fabulous Emerald Lake Lodge!

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vipMBar
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Terrific place for a special dinner out. Food was tasty and unique, service was friendly, setting is incredible. The maple old fashioned was a treat!

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CarlaP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent and our server was knowledgable, friendly and professional.

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ChristinaC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience1

Deadly silent with 0 atmosphere. Cold conservatory or be in the middle of busy walkway for servers.
Long wait for food - booking for 8pm, didn't get starters until after 9pm. Mistakes with drinks, very busy servers despite reduced numbers.
Food itself was delicious - could not fault it
Pricey restaurant so we dressed up but felt ridiculous with lack of atmosphere - like eating 5 start food in school canteen. Overall loved the food but did not feel like the dining experience it should have been.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time. Unfortunately, we do not recall our server’s name but she was amazing, as was the food!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, amazing food! Very spaced out for Covid precautions. Hmmm the warm chocolate cake is a must for your sweet tooth!

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Steve
Ottawa
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is excellent. We ordered the charcuterie board, scallop tostado, salmon and elk strip loin steak. All were perfectly prepared and presented.

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DanielleO
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very goood food it was nice meal with hubby. Very romantic

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vipfoodielover
Edmonton
37 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Camping at Kicking horse campground - both of us needed a break from work - checked in but name not found so stuck in worst table - asked to be moved- some confusion there - finally found reservation and service and food excellent.

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KristaM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

We got the last booking for the evening of Saturday August 22nd at 9pm. We arrived early and came for a drink before our reservation and to enjoy the sunset. We waited 10 minutes at a freshly wiped table to even get a drink menu. After placing our order for a bottle of wine and water it came another 15 minutes later. Although the restaurant was full, this amount of time for a simple drink order was terrible.

The dinner experience was great, food was impeccable although small portions I would rate the food 5/5. The waiter in the dinning room was very professional and ensured we were well looked after. Again waiting for food or drinks were slow but maybe this is their take on service.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was great. The overall experience was great. But the food ws a tiny over priced

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A little bit pricey, but absolutely worth the fine-dining experience. My husband and I visited for our 1 year anniversary, and it was definitely a highlight to our mini vacation. The food was superb, from the baked ricotta appetizer, to the salmon and beef tenderloin mains, and the cheesecake dessert. The cheesecake was to die for. Absolutely the best that I've experienced. Would highly recommend!

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jimmmyd
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felicia was very friendly, kind and made our dinner fantastic.

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent selection of local meats. Our server was engaging and informative and the view was great.

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service. Lovely and peaceful environment with breath taking views! I took my other half for a birthday trip and booked his birthday dinner here and he/we could not have had a better time. I also really appreciated how the staff were so helpful in dietary needs. Cannot wait to come back!! Thank you!!

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LynetteA
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were outstanding!! We highly recommend to anyone!

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AbbeyB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was very good, the service was great. But the host(man who sat us) was very rude and condescending. It put a damper on the dinner. But the rest of the staff was lovely.

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Mount Burgess Dining Room - Emerald Lake Lodge is rated 4.5 stars by 135 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.