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“Great everything”

Block Kitchen and Bar
Ranked #2 of 158 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Banff's newest hot spot bringing a menu of hearty rustic sandwiches for lunch and tapas for evening with a paired wine list and progressive cocktail menu.
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

First of all, it’s quite a small place, seating about 20-30 persons likely. It makes it that much more special that on a busy sunday evening, they gave my wife, toddler of 8 months (who obviously doesnt eat) and me a full fricking table that can seat 5-6 persons so we could eat and have baby right next to us.

Very kind and energetic staff, always smiling and looking quite happy working there making for a great atmosphere. Service was quick and on point. The place itself is cosy and inviting, right in the middle of town.

Cocktails were inventive and a good selection of them, and the meals (mostly tapas or smalll shareable plates but also some regular sized entrees) were very good, and very well priced!

Awesome evening, would definitely be my go-to if i had only one evening in town. Beware the limited places and no reservation allowed and come early. Do not miss, the rating are well deserved and they obviously work hard to get those!

1  Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Talk about delicious food!
The spicy beef bowl was to die for. I came back two days in a row for it- perfect winter dish. The IPAs I could drink all day, they have a delicious selection and all the drinks are on point.

1  Thank littlemoecmoe
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor, and they earned their rating. It's located on a main street in Banff. We both had the ramen dish. It was fabulous. The prices were reasonable. The restaurant is small; only about 10 tables. Everything that the people around us ordered looked good too. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank 177christinaw
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Very small locale, excellent tapas, skilled bartender, and relatively well priced given the unusual fare. Menu changes frequently based on what they buy and what is locally available. Would go back. Found their food far more interesting and affordable than the higher end hotels in the area. Were there off season on a weekday night in late September, so getting in was not terribly difficult. A few days earlier and the wait was daunting. They text you when you seat is available, and you can walk around town until then.

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Thank Basia H
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Had a terrific dinner here while visiting Banff. The food was fabulous as was the staff - highly recommend if you are in the area and looking for a cozy place with a variety of flavors. The place is tiny and they don’t take reservations - the only thing keeping me from 5 stars is that I felt cramped and like my neighbors on either side were actually at the table with me.

Thank az2580
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