The Prow

4.5
42 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
The Prow is a brand new restaurant in the award-winning Buffalo Mountain Lodge hotel on Tunnel Mountain Road. The concept is to bring guests amazing local cuisine in an approachable way, and catering to all dietary needs. The menu will include mountain-themed tapas, game meats, excellent shareables, and pastas made proudly in house. A culture of creative cocktails and local brews is boasted at this new locale.

CRMR is proud to present some familiar faces, with Lance Monteiro as Chef de Cuisine at The Prow. Monteiro was the Head Chef at Cilantro Restaurant and Bar C in Calgary, both under the CRMR banner, and returns with a force in Banff to flex his expertise and creativity.

The name for The Prow comes from its roots in climbing and skiing. It refers to an overhanging arete in climbing, or the highest point on the ski hill. It also reflects the proud protruding entrance, which you can see in the design of Buffalo Mountain Lodge's buildings.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 42 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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Mandy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful ambiance with all the Christmas just set up.
Food and service was fabulous and a great escape out from the kids!

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vipChrisT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Seating was a bit too close to others. Should have plexiglass or more separation.
Food was very good and service was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We thought the dining setting was cozy and festive. We enjoyed the wild game menu, very tasty and service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mid week vacation at Buffalo mountain lodge, had the opportunity to dine at the Prow 4 times. 2 breakfasts, generous portions and great flavours. 2 amazing diners, great food and well made cocktails

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vipMaribelleC
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff and our bison Rib Eye was very good. Cooked to perfection 👍

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, attentive service and the new look is very nice.

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PennyD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were amazing. The seating was too close. Manager of Prow was great. Would come back.

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JustineC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner was great! Service and food amazing!

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NathanA
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Food was bland and very disappointing considering the price, portions were good though.

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MARIEL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service; perfect for a date night.

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4goodeves
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was fantastic as was the cocktails and timing of everything. I think the biggest drawback is the lack of dining type decor and ambiance. Overall, better than most because of the quality of the dishes, but not near as good as it could be due to the decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food !!! Good drinks and wine !

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vipEatsoutoften
Calgary
38 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceeded all expectations. First time here after extensive renovations to the room. It’s beautiful. The food was incredible, great selection of unique cocktails and staff is amazing.

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LindaM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location up Tunnel Mountain. Food was great and service exceptional. We would go back!

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vipMF44
Calgary
39 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Terrible service. Server came with our 100.00 bottle wine of wine and couldn’t open it because she told us she knew nothing about wine and didn’t really know how to open a bottle of wine. Yikes…

Food was okay. They said “heirloom tomatoes” on the menu they were cherry. Server laughed when I told her that and agreed.

All in all very unprofessional and a terrible anniversary dinner.

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Calgarybob
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the steelhead trout and the fettuccine. Very delicious and a very relaxing atmosphere. Customer service was spot on. I would recommend

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Commiss
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great location, great atmosphere, great service, good food choices

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ArleneJ
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner here. The server was quick and polite and very helpful when we had questions. She recommended the fried artichoke hearts for an appetizer and they were AMAZING!!! also my husband said he had the best beer of the trip here. Very nice quiet atmosphere and would go back for sure !!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable dinner

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trenttyyc
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding food and unique setting!

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Devon
St. Louis
26 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Trendy and great food. Totally worth the drive from Canmore.

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vipDobbsgirl
Vancouver
43 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We heard about The Prow from Lori at From Scratch in Fairmont Hot Springs. She highly recommended the restaurant, so we cancelled our reservation at another Banff restaurant. We are so happy we did…this place was amazing. Service 10+ Food 10+ and Ambiance 10+
Definitely have the fried artichoke hearts, the Okanomiyaki fried (amazing), the black pepper linguine was incredible and not too peppery. For dessert we tried the Affogato which was only $5 and so creamy and delicious.
Can’t wait to go back
Shoutout to Sterling, Mike and the kitchen

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vipmaineville
Cincinnati
47 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate on a quiet Tuesday night. The restaurant is in the lobby of a main building for a condo project, and the building had no outside signs. The food was all excellent: tomato and soft cheese; meat (elk and bacon son) and cheeses; trout fillets on trout cakes (best entree during a week of Alberta restaurant). The server was friendly and helpful. The ambience was modern and clean. We’ll done.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lighting. Wasn't super busy because it was newly renovated. Got seated at a private corner booth and was blown away with the whole experience. Cannot have an experience Iike this dwntn Banff. Absolutely loved the interior design of the resto! Food and drinks all on point

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I wanted to check out the renovations at The Prow. We had a fantastic experience! Loved the renovations, warm, comfortable and cozy. The food and cocktails were amazing! Fried artichokes were so, so good. I had the fettuccine and the girls had the linguine and we loved everything. We had Kiera as a server, she was welcoming and attentive. Not a single complaint, we’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Very cool concept but I think the restaurant might be struggling with service from either COVID or just a new restaurant. We were celebrating our anniversary and were set to be seated at the worst table in the restaurant and then our server was not very attentive or knowledgeable in a near empty restaurant. I would not recommend to others.

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Pika
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Congratulations to the Chef & Staff of The Prow
The restaurant / bar / lounge have been renovated since our last visit and what an amazing job they have done. It has been brought up to modern standards with a very comfortable and a high quality setting. Merging the bar (which is striking) with the lounge and dining area is brilliant. It creates an atmosphere that is perfect for sitting at the bar, relaxing with a drink in the lounge or enjoying the outstanding food in the dining area. Kudos to the Chef! The tender ribs with the unique combination of mac & cheese and perfectly done vegetables was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was awesome, service very friendly and accommodating! Definitely would recommend!

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vipGreeneyes
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cocktail menu excellent. Food menu okay.
Excellent - steel head trout, meatballs, short ribs
Average or less - fettuccine, Caesar salad

Still trying to find their legs!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner at The Prow! The vibe was great (relaxing), the food, drinks, and service were all excellent. The staff were all super friendly. My wife and I shared 4 of the small/share plates, each of them were a good size and it was plenty of food overall. The server suggested the cheesecake for dessert and it truly was one of the best I’ve had. Would definitely recommend The Prow!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A great new restaurant. Yummy menu and good ambiance.

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NhiG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, drinks & service was amazing!

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LynneW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner, it was our first time, will definitely come again

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DaleF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I would not recommend this establishment to anyone.
We asked for a quiet area, we sat (2 of us) at a table for 6 and soon 10 people sat next to us in an open seating area.
We ordered Black Pepper Linguini dishes, which arrived after some time, reason they were short of staff. The Linguini was tasteless! Not sure how you do that, but they managed. We split a Prow salad, which they brought in one bowl with 2 forks (were we supposed to eat out of this bowl) we asked for another bowl, which the waitress brought. We had bread & butter plates, but no bread or dinner rolls. We had a couple glasses of wine. At the end we had Irish coffee, which was luke warm.
We got all this for $110.
Not a good dinner out for our our 55th wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious. Best appie fries ever. Had steak and chicken for mains and both were exceptional. This restaurant will do very well !!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It’s a quiet little gem on Tunnel Mountain. Easy to park. A rustic yet modern feel. We dined at 7:00pm on a Monday with our two teen daughters. Everyone found something they enjoyed on the menu. Food was flavorful. Service was good. It is a bit pricey considering the food choices but the unique flavors and ease of getting a spot make it worth it.
We’d definitely go back.

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LetsGoLive
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Happy to find a great spot away from Banff Avenue crowds. Decided to sit inside due to smoke coming from the Forest fires, but the indoor seats and room are new and comfortable, the beer is cold, the music was great (loved the Coldplay and Jack Johnson vibe on a grey day), the cocktails really are signature, the entire staff were friendly, the manager made time for a chat with everyone, and the snacks we tried were perfect with a few drinks. Chips & homemade guac, the artichokes, and a cheesecake. Will try the burger or pasta next time.
Great spot.

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Daisy
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely recommend this place! Great food and good portion size. Everything tasted fresh. Waitress would check on us frequently to make sure we were happy and drinks were always filled. It’s up on Tunnel mountain and it was nice to be away from Main Street in Banff

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We used to travel several times a year (prior to the pandemic), and this was our 1st trip since Feb 2020.

Our dining experience at the Prow was top notch! To be honest, we would highly recommend this choice over eating out in the town of Banff. Our first night at Buffalo Mountain, we had dinner in Banff as the Prow was closed. The town of Banff has become so busy now; it was a bit of a reality check, with regards to the crowded streets and packed restaurants.

My husband and I both chose the steelhead trout, which was cooked to perfection and served on a bed of barley risotto. Best fish I have eaten in a long time! Our desserts were delicious and presentation was 10/10.

Super staff, willing to go out of their way for the customer…thank you!!!

Loved the atmosphere, only one comment that the choice of music could be different.

Overall, we loved the restaurant and we did return the next morning for breakfast. Once again, we had a lovely dining experience. Thank you to the kind and attentive staff!

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vipcasmaf
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was very good. Newly renovated. Will go again.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Prow using the Order Online button. The Prow also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 760-4484.

The Prow is rated 4.5 stars by 42 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.