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Sip cocktails and share bites among friends.  - The Prow, Banff, AB

The Prow

4.2
4.2
140 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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Wild Game, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 760-4484

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Chef de Cuisine - Lancelot Monteiro

  • Neighbourhood

    Banff

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 140 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Banff / Canmore

    Innovative

  • Banff / Canmore

    Great for creative cocktails

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  1. LS

    LynnS

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was excellent, had bison and elk. Spinach sa Lad was fresh and nice dressing. Desserts were good although they had run out of gingerbread.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Waiter. Was very nice, but I would say needs more training. Did not bring outside plates with the appetizers, and the main meal had shrimp, and had nowhere to put the tails. Just needs some direction. We did quite a while to order drinks and the restaurant was half empty.
  3. JD

    JacobD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very nice layout, wonderful bison and very kind staff. They also have a good selection of craft beers and cocktails.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    The food was great and our server was very nice, however we waited over 45 mins for our food and there was literally nobody else in the restaurant and the music was ONLY Taylor Swift which was not enjoyable.
  5. J

    Jimt

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We booked on Open table and it said there were only high tables left. When we arrived the restaurant was completely empty. The waitress acted like it was going to be packed with reservations. We asked for a low table due to having a small child and also myself having a full leg cast. She said it “should be” fine to sit in the lounge. She disappeared for quite some time and almost 20 min later we could finally see her to ask if our little one could possibly have some crayons to color on the children’s colouring sheet. (Hands sheet, but no crayons….!?) Once again…. Might I remind you, it’s DEAD in there at the time. I would expect this of its extremely busy! 2 hours later the restaurant had TWO tables of people. Not sure why we had to sit way over in the lounge!? Despite the restaurant being dead, the service was sub par. Waited forever to order drinks, then refills. The starter order was wrong and nothing was done to rectify it, just “oh sorry” thought you said….. (Didn’t offer to bring out the missing item). Not even going to ask at this point. Just want to eat and leave. So despite the food being pretty good, the lack of service and being treated like we couldn’t sit with the general population, I don’t think we will be back. May I also suggest that the children’s menu. include a small desert such a scoop of ice cream. I haven’t seen many places that don’t have a child’s desert included with the meal.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas time
  7. O

    Ozark

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Understandably Banff is suffering from a shortage of service industry workers and the ones who do work there are friendly and hard working. We appreciated the polite and prompt service from the staff. Good beer selection and nice ambiance, with gorgeous decorations.
  8. CF

    ChristieF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Poor Service and no value for money. Nice venue but that’s about it
  9. JT

    JodiT

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really lovely dining option, for being in a hotel lobby. Our table of four enjoyed the spinach salad and spinach artichoke dip the most.
  10. D

    Deee

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, really good size helpings, cute and cosy! Great cocktails to try out!
  11. KB

    KaylaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice environment, great food and drinks. Great service.
  12. D

    Dana

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall an enjoyable evening . Our server could have been more knowledgeable about the menu items. We liked the fried artichoke hearts, pasta was a bit too creamy.
  13. TM

    TreeM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Will not return for lunch. Poor service. Food was okay. We have enjoyed their breakfasts. Thought to try out their lunch. Meh.
  14. MH

    MH123

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, the food is excellent, but we did find the food a little too garlicy.
  15. R

    Robel63

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A great place to eat if you are staying at the BML, both supper and breakfast were excellent and saved the fuss of heading into Banff central with all the parking hassles and traffic.
  16. JS

    JenS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service was fantastic. We liked the vibe. Drinks were good. My bison short rib was mediocre and absolutely not worth the $48 price tag. I thought the food overall was overpriced and underwhelming. Not what I would expect for a CRMR restaurant.
  17. DH

    DeniseH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Not sure what happened at The Buffalo Mountain Lodge. I've been frequently regularly as a guest for over 20 years and never again. The food was sub par and the room was awful. The renovations and terrible service have ruined the atmosphere. Oh well, it was a great run.
  18. TG

    TaraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner. The service and food were both excellent (a bit expensive though) Our favourite part were the cocktails! What a great selection and the ones we had were delicious
  19. GF

    GayleF

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Interesting menu though we specifically wanted the Bison Short Ribs but they were out. What we did have was excellent and cooked as we asked. We were surprised at the limited wine selection and when we pointed it out were brought a proper wine list which had a good variety, just thought it was odd we had to ask. Gourmet package is excellent value, would definitely go back.
  20. L

    Lakaria

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We took my son and girlfriend out for breakfast. The food was really good! The service was excellent, my omelette came like warm and I ask if it could be heated up but they brought me a new one. Everyone else’s food was great! As far as ambience, I loved the old traditional furniture and beautiful rock fireplace that graced the room before so that was, to me, not an improvement. Also a large screen TV was on the entire time during our breakfast and competing with music that is not considered dining music.
  21. MB

    MichaelB

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Every bite and sip was delicious!
  22. FY

    FionaY

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful evening at The Prow. Beautiful food and cocktails. Great value and great service
  23. BG

    BrianneG

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Service was very slow and disorganized. At least two of the servers, including ours, forgot about things we ordered, forgot about our drinks. They just seemed to not know what was going on even though there were maybe 6-8 tables at a given time and 4 servers. Very disappointing. Food was fine, nothing to write home about. Probably wouldn’t dine here again. Would rather fight for parking in downtown Banff for a better meal with better service.
  24. M

    Mike

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Meat wasnt trimmed properly. No seasoning or sauces. Very bland. Waitress was not attentive
  25. NJ

    NicJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Food, good Service & good Ambience! Had the Bison Cheeseburger and it was delicious.
  26. PD

    PatD

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our evening at The Prow, although I would have preferred a more intimate setting. The tables are quite close together and with the high ceilings, it lacked a bit in ambiance. However, the food was outstanding and the portions generous. It would have been nice to have more options for smaller portions though. Overall an enjoyable evening out.
  27. M

    claireM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent server, great menu and the food was superb. Will definitely return. Thank you for a terrific meal.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    It was a great brunch, the food was really good, the vibe is awesome.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was good, service a bit slow and it was a bit cold inside
  30. F

    Fran

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good experience Would have liked an alternative of my side but was not offered one
  31. N

    Nick

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the creative menu. We had the fried artichoke hearts with a yummy sausce and the bison ribs (so tender!)
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A truly excellent meal with great service and a wonderful ambiance. I particularly recommend the Elk Striploin. It was sublime.
  33. C

    Cindy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great ambience. Took advantage of the dinner and breakfast pkg and was well worth it!
  34. M

    Mdbjdc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were very good. The restaurant has no noise-deadening features at all, and unfortunately we were seated near a large and loud tour group. In addition to not being able to hear each other talk, this significantly slowed service, although the only server there was both helpful and nice.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Prow was recommended to us and it didn't disappoint. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. Despite staff shortages, the dishes were served in good time and the staff were friendly and courteous. Special mention to Christine who dealt with a group of difficult customers in a very professional manner. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Prow and would definitely recommend.to anyone visiting the area.
  36. DC

    DeniseC

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table of 3 became 10, and service accommodated us quickly and efficiently as people joined. TU!
  37. BM

    BonnieM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is great and David makes a special margarita. Portions are large and we split apps and dinner.
  38. JD

    JonD

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyable dinner at The Prow
  39. SK

    SheilaghK

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a must visit if you are in Banff. Beautifully decorated and the food and drinks are amazing.
  40. AI

    AidaI

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ambience would be 5 stars, but did not get to enjoy the inside dinning as we had a pet. Still very good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

The Prow is rated 4.2 stars by 140 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 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Prow

700 Tunnel Mountain Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B3

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Banff

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Wild Game, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef de Cuisine - Lancelot Monteiro

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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