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

The Prow

4.6
4.6
85 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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Booked 7 times today

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

Popular dishes

Menu

4 course meal - $80 per person

Appetizer

choice of:

  • Crmr Charcuterie Board

    air dried bison, elk salami, cave aged oka cheese, mustard melons, pumpernickel toast

    • Butternut Squash Soup

      crisp apple, crème fresh, toasted pumpkin seeds

      Second

      choice of:

      • Roasted & Glazed Beets

        fresh dill, white balsamic, chevre, candied pecans, toasted mustard seeds

        • Smoked Trout & Crab Cake

          citrus aioli, black pepper gastrique, baby kale

          Entrée

          Vegetarian option available upon request. Choice of:

          • Roasted Duck Breast

            wild mushroom risotto, caramelized root vegetables, port & saskatoon berry reduction

            • Pan Roasted Sablefish

              PEI mussels, bouillabaisse broth, fingerling potatoes, grilled peppers, urchin roe butter

              • Beef Tenderloin Wellington

                scallion mash potatoes, charred baby carrots, mushroom duxelles, merlot demi glaze

                Dessert

                choice of:

                • Molten Chocolate Cake

                  bourbon cherries, chantilly cream

                  • Salted Caramel Rice Pudding

                    fresh berries, toasted pistachio

                    Last updated: February 1, 2022

                    What 85 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
                    • 4.5Food
                    • 4.6Service
                    • 4.5Ambience
                    • 4.2Value

                    NoiseModerate

                    Loved For

                    • Calgary / Southern Alberta

                      Contemporary Canadian

                    • Banff / Canmore

                      Handcrafted Cocktails

                    • Banff / Canmore

                      Healthy

                    • Banff / Canmore

                      Lunch

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                    1. JV

                      JacqueV

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 5 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      excellent flavor great portions fair prices friendly service definitely will be coming back

                    2. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Amazing quality and cooking

                    3. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Toronto

                      3 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on May 13, 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      Great food! Big portions so come hungry!

                    4. AJ

                      AnneJ

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 11, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      I had my elderly parents with me. It was wonderful to sit in the lounge for a drink before dinner. The food selection was good, not overwhelming. My dad had the bison ribs and said they were the juiciest and most delicious of any he had had. The charcuterie was a nice selection, good quality and the Burrarta was delicious. The breakfast the following morning was not as good as dinner. But the ambiance and service was excellent.

                    5. TI

                      TreebaI

                      Vancouver

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                      Highly recommend! Good food, good service with a comfy lounge.

                    6. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Toronto

                      1 review

                      vip
                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Excellent food, extraordinary service it is a must next time you go to Banff.

                    7. R

                      Rochelle

                      Calgary

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                      Nice and quiet. Overall food was good but the fries with the burger were hard. Tartare was a little small. Tasty bison tacos and asian inspired fries apetizer.

                    8. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Manitoba

                      7 reviews

                      5.0

                      7 reviews

                      Dined on April 26, 2022

                      overall5food4service4ambience5

                      We received great food and service. Their drinks were pretty good and creative. I enjoyed dining here.

                    9. S

                      Sean

                      Calgary

                      2 reviews

                      3.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on April 19, 2022

                      overall3food3service4ambience4

                      A very nice setting. Very quiet and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Not a great wine selection. You have a choice of 3 red or 3 white. Good happy hour though. I had the Bison rib eye which was very good and a large portion. My wife had the fettuccini which unfortunately had so much garlic it overwhelmed all of the other flavours. Still an enjoyable evening out in a nice quiet setting.

                    10. KC

                      KrisC

                      Calgary

                      7 reviews

                      4.0

                      7 reviews

                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                      We enjoyed the Prow to have a great family dinner with our two kids who found food they really enjoyed. I also enjoyed I could find some tasty dairy free and gluten free food for supper. Well be back in the future for another experience!

                    11. GB

                      GabrielleB

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We had an amazing first experience at the prow. The ambiance, the food and the service was impeccable. Would give more than 5 stars if we could.

                    12. LS

                      LaurieS

                      Calgary

                      2 reviews

                      3.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on April 6, 2022

                      overall3food4service5ambience1

                      Have stayed at BML a number of times but was never disappointed as I am now. No housekeeping, so one must call if you need anything as nothing is ever refilled during your stay. Our room was in sore need of wall patching and paint. It was dingy, frankly. There was no tub mat or safety strips on the bottom of the tub. Liability waiting to happen. The Prow...we were excited to dine here and made reservations but were sorely tested by the lack of ambiance. Basically, it is in the open air lobby area like a hotel bar or lounge (the better part of it was the lounge by the fabulous fireplace). It is almost ski lodge (on the ski hill) environment with 90% banquet seating very close to each other so no privacy. Considering the high end food and wine selection, which I will get to in a moment, we expected to have an intimate evening for 2. Not to have everyone in our business! Let's talk Customer Service...OUTSTANDING! Our Server, Christine was professional, attentive, humorous and well-versed in both Food & Wine! And, as a breath of fresh air, she saved what could have been the worst night ever. As did, the other staff that assisted when it got busy. There was a mechanical issue in the kitchen whereby they thought they would have to shut down. They didn't, so good on them. Amazing food! Expensive for sure but we were prepared to treat ourselves. There are only 5 "main's, however, great cocktails, appy’s, pasta and dessert selections. I would suggest they add AAA Alberta Beef, which would round out the menu. The enjoyment of the beautiful food was seriously dampened by the lack of ambiance. So, I had 2 delightful Expresso Martini's, Christine’s recommendation, that made up for it a little bit. I was up almost all night though! LOL! MANAGEMENT…please consider what I have said as constructive. I was once a “local” and want nothing more than to support local business. Change the terrible seating, install some Shoji screen, , refresh the rooms and give your Staff a raise!

                    13. BH

                      BereniceH

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 5, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                      Wonderful meal and great service from Christine and Martina

                    14. AH

                      AndyH

                      Calgary

                      3 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on March 18, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The menu is not too big, but everything we tried was great.

                    15. LM

                      LisaM

                      New York Area

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on March 13, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      My spouse and I had a FANTASTIC experience at prow from the moment we arrived. The service was wonderful, food was to die for, and the best part of all were the creative and delicious cocktails. The menu for drinks (and food) was very unique, and everything was made from scratch (including fresh squeezed apple juice for one of their cocktails!) Highly recommend - we will be going back very soon.

                    16. KC

                      KellyC

                      Vancouver

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on March 12, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We enjoyed a great evening at The Prow - the room is welcoming and stylish with comfortable seating. We started with drinks and a couple of us ordered from the creative cocktail menu, while others had wine by the glass from a perfectly-curated list. A larger menu of bottles was also available, with thoughtful selections. Everyone at our table loved their drinks and food. Several of us had chicken, served with the tastiest potatoes! Another had the trout cakes which she loved. Everything was beautifully plated. I highly recommend.

                    17. b

                      brodiec

                      Calgary

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on March 11, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Server Martina was great and food was great and would go back

                    18. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Atlantic Canada

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on March 6, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Vacation. Would have been nicer if restaurant was more removed from checkin for hotel.

                    19. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Calgary

                      4 reviews

                      5.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on March 5, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Birthday celebration

                    20. C

                      Cheryl

                      Manitoba

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on March 3, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Warm ambience, decadent pasta. Would definitely return.

                    21. DS

                      DelaneyS

                      Toronto

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on March 2, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Really pretty environment! Super quiet and intimate but also a "fun" place. Tables were a little close together but not overly so. Food was phenomenal and the drinks were stellar.

                    22. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Calgary

                      6 reviews

                      4.0

                      6 reviews

                      Dined on February 25, 2022

                      overall4food5service3ambience5

                      Went for breakfast and it was pretty busy but not too loud. Very nice restaurant and the food was good. Mini coffee pot when you ordered coffee and that was ideal!

                    23. RK

                      RobiK

                      Calgary

                      10 reviews

                      3.0

                      10 reviews

                      Dined on February 19, 2022

                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                      Average food and atmosphere

                    24. W

                      Wynn

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on February 16, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great food and service. Beautiful wood architecture.

                    25. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Calgary

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on February 13, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Our server, Christine, was great. Entertaining, knowledgeable and paid attention to detail.

                    26. DM

                      DanielleM

                      Edmonton

                      6 reviews

                      4.0

                      6 reviews

                      Dined on February 12, 2022

                      overall4food4service3ambience3

                      Steelhead trout was delicious! But nothing beats the deep fried artichoke hearts!

                    27. CB

                      CatherineB

                      Las Vegas

                      5 reviews

                      5.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on February 11, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Everyone at the Prow was excellent, I didn’t get her name but the young lady who served us yesterday evening Feb 10th was lovely, nice, friendly and accommodating

                    28. SM

                      SearchingMountains

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on February 6, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We thought we'd give this place a shot and it was right on target. We had a real blast!! Our server Christine was entertaining, friendly, and made our night. The food was incredible and atmosphere on point. You could tell the kitchen staff put in alot of effort in the quality and presentation of their unique creations. The cocktails we also unique and beer selection was full loaded. This is Banff's best kept secret!! Ask for Christine and your culinary experience will be the best in Alberta.

                    29. BA

                      BrittA

                      Calgary

                      5 reviews

                      5.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on January 30, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Have been coming to Banff all my life & The Prow has the best food/drinks/atmosphere, hands down. The drink menu is amazing (mgmt please make the Tiffany a standard; best cocktail I've ever had), the food is honestly the most delicious anywhere even at the other hotels & the atmosphere is classy but laid back. We've had breakfast & dinner there and haven't had a single meal or drink that didn't impress us. They're that good. Prices are absolutely fair for the quality & the staff are lovely It's a little out of the way, but you are missing out if you don't eat here.

                    30. NZ

                      NatashaZ

                      Calgary

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on January 29, 2022

                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                      Food was exceptional. We were also pleasantly surprised at the choice of BC wines available at the restaurant. It is a bit of the busy place and when all tables are taken it’s quite noisy and there is no privacy. I wouldn’t call it a cozy place. But we liked the food so giving it 5 stars. Service is nice and attentive. Though I would never come back there only if staying at the hotel again. The ambiance is “on the go” if you know what I mean.

                    31. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Calgary

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on January 23, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The whole experience was great! Awesome service, great atmosphere and the food was delicious for a reasonable price. Will for sure come back :)

                    32. SH

                      StevenH

                      Vancouver

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on January 9, 2022

                      overall3food3service3ambience4

                      Any seat appeared to be good. Music and tone of restaurant was good. Drinks were very good. Food was okay, ribs were tough. Decent portions that were shared between 4 people

                    33. BP

                      BrianP

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on January 8, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great food, large portions, friendly staff. The staff was able to accommodate my wife’s food allergies and I had the chicken. Our server, Christine was very professional and friendly. I recommend the Prow

                    34. AP

                      APS8

                      Edmonton

                      4 reviews

                      1.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on January 1, 2022

                      overall1food4service1ambience4

                      My boyfriend and i went to dine on New Years Eve at the Prow. We made our reservation at 8.30 pm. We ordered a bottle of 2011 Pinot Noir value $145.00 and when the waitress (Christine) open the cork, the cork break so she went to get another bottle and have her manager open the cork in the new bottle and served us the good bottle so she aimed. She brought the bad bottle (cork broke & have some cork inside the bottle) to the back room. We order the following food: The waitress never explained what was on the dishes so here is our guesses! PEI mussels (tasted fine but nothing special) Wild game meatballs (the only dish that is delicious but with mystery gamey meat) Fried artichoke heart (deep fried pickled -not fresh, artichoke heart) Roasted root vegetables (1 mystery vegetables, carrot & parsnip) taste nothing special! After we order and eat the foods our bottle of wine is empty so she said “if you want another bottle i will talk to my manager for the ‘bad bottle’ and see what we can do” -with a wink! She then went to the back room and brought the ‘bad bottle’ to us and start pouring the bottle and didn’t explain how much the discount was given! The second time she came around we ask her “what was the deal with the second bottle?” She apologize that she didn’t explain previously what was the discount given so then she hurriedly say “its 25% discount and continue pouring the wine” then she disappeared until we ask for our bill. We didnt have chance to say no we didnt want it as she was already pouring the ‘bad wine’ If you are looking for good experience please go somewhere else we would never return to this place. The waitress seems to know how to use the tipsy guests to cut corner!

                    35. SW

                      SusanW

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 25, 2021

                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                      Very good food. Nice friendly service . Ample portions good value.

                    36. c

                      cstrang

                      Calgary

                      15 reviews

                      2.0

                      15 reviews

                      Dined on December 22, 2021

                      overall2food1service2ambience4

                      We miss the old restaurant that was at Buffalo Mountain Lodge! With that said, we were excited to try out the Prow and it's new menu. 1. I ordered charcuterie boards for the 5 rooms I booked. In the past this board was amazing and filled with flavours. This board was not what we were used to. The portions were small and lacked appeal. Plus we had no cutlery to spread any of the cheese or jam. I was embarrassed I gave this as a welcome gift to my family members. 2. Only did dinner once during our 3 night stay as it only took the one time for us to not want to have dinner there again. Granted we were a group of 10 and the server was new (very sweet and friendly), it wasn't the amount of time the cocktails took to get, it was the disappointment that we sat dry often and not asked if we wanted new drinks. The food is 2 star at best. For one example, my husbands pasta tasted like it had been tossed in dirty dishwater and lacked any other kind of flavour. The menu sounded delicious - but the food that came out did not live up to the descriptions. 3. We had breakfast all 4 days, it was a hit and miss. Some days it was really good, others was disappointing. Would I eat there again, probably not. It's convenient being at the BML, but if you like good food like us.... not worth it.

                    37. SL

                      SLRamm

                      Las Vegas

                      2 reviews

                      4.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on December 22, 2021

                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                      Service and ambience was spectacular. Food met expectations. Want to go back to try more.

                    38. D

                      Delicious

                      Vancouver

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 19, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      So many delicious choices, it was hard to pick. We settled on a variety of share plates: elk meatballs, fried artichokes, olives, okonomiyaki fries. All were fantastic.

                    39. SB

                      SallyB

                      Calgary

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 18, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Excellent service and food. Too bad a gang of guys drinking got boisterous and spoiled the atmosphere. Nothing Prow could do about that.

                    40. FK

                      FionaK

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 18, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      BML did a fantastic job with this renovation. My boyfriend and I enjoyed some charcuterie and wine by the fire and had the loveliest evening. Thank you for the great service Sterling!

                    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
                    • Protective equipment

                      • Waitstaff wear masks
                    • Screening

                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                      • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

                    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 4.6 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.

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

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                    Booked 7 times today
                    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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