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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.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Asian, Canadian, Fusion
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 26 April 2021

We live in Banff and each week do takeout to support Banff restaurants. We have had take out from the Block 5-6 times, and tonight was Block night. OMG!!!! Have to say Best In Banff again. Flavours were on point, spicy, tasty.....was hard driving home...with all the aromas as I wanted to stop and open up the food! Thank you for continuing to create healthy, tasty food in trying times. Can't wait to visit when we open up again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
banffblock, Owner at Block Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2021

Dear Robert, Thank you so much for your great feedback. It means a lot to us. We sincerely appreciate the overwhelming support of the community. We look forward to welcoming you again on the patio or inside! Cheers!

Reviewed 18 March 2021 via mobile

It’s nice when a meal comes together with interesting ingredients and taste. This is not another bland restaurant serving usual food. But it is also not one of those ridiculous trendy restaurants serving food that only looks good. Three sharing plates was plenty for two

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 7 March 2021 via mobile

We had this restaurant recommended to us by friends and we are so glad we took their advice. We popped in on Saturday at 12pm and stayed a couple of hours enjoying the wine and little plates and just basking in the relaxing environment. We...enjoyed a bottle of sauvignon blanc, Maya. But also had a couple of glasses of house white , which was great too. For food we shared dry ribs, chicken skewers and Hummous and Nàan. The skewers were incredible. They are quite chunky with, what looks like a lot of batter, but its light and full of fresh flavors and was white lean chicken with such a different flavor. The dips that came with the naan were also really fresh, wonderful mouth watering tastes and went perfectly with white wine and soft warm naan bread. Our server, male, was friendly and efficient and looked after everyone when all the tables were full. I feel like they could have a restaurant triple the size and would still be full, it's fantastic. We would have stayed longer but we wanted to free up the table so others could enjoy it!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 5 March 2021 via mobile

Amazing restaurant. Really small restaurant with a unique vibe to it. Drinks are great and food was excellent. Great service too and nice ambiance.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 25 February 2021

The menu is varied and all choices we had were delicious. The kitchen unfortunately, doesn't know how to manage the flow of the orders. We had spicy apps, followed by subtle pork rillettes when our tongues were still burning. The cold noodle salad dish came...at the end, just as the hot Thai curry arrived. This would be a tasting menu disaster. Small dining space and limited tables. Reasonable service.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 15 January 2021

We order out once a week for takeout from local restaurants to support them during Covid. This was our second time with the Block in 2 weeks. It was Block burger night. OVER THE TOP!!!! Burgers were amazing, fries best ever, and you have to...have the Calamari! We will be back, during Covid and after. Thank you to Stephan and his team for serving original, creative and tasty food to Banff.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 27 December 2020 via mobile

We are not used to eating in our hotel room and feel the ambiance of the restaurant adds to the experience. Covid restrictions required us to order take out and were not disappointed. I we had the miso pork soup and duck drumsticks. So delicious....My daughter had the Udon soup and she said it was the best she ever had. This is saying something. The chicken yakisoba was 7 out of 10 and the yunagi bbq bowl was tasty with an 8 out of 10. I am gluten intolerant so I did have choices here.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 17 December 2020 via mobile

Ok. So yes. Covid. We’re all trying. I get it. And at least Block is open for lunch. Because most of Banff is closed up now. But two burgers and fries in a box, one salad, and two pop. Over $50! Seriously. There’s nothing outrageously...special about the takeout. So why the outrageous prices. I actually WANT to buy food here to support those that stay open. But I’m not keen on getting hosed while I do it. Banff is used to demand. And it should be. It’s beautiful. And the restaurants are used to commanding whatever price they want. And it continues even when the food is delivered in a box on the deserted sidewalk. Adjust please. We’re here for the week but not going back for the $50 Block burger lunch any time soon.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 21 November 2020 via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner here tonight. The food was fresh, unique, and so delicious. We had a combo of a cheeseboard, one main, and a couple of small plates and were stuffed! There are a few solid vegetarian options, and the server ensured everything...that arrived at our table was vegetarian-safe which I really appreciated. The restaurant was full and there was a 45 minute wait when we walked by at 4:45 and put our names on the list, so I’d recommend going early. We had a bottle of wine, but we were envious of all the incredible cocktails coming out from the bar. Staff thoroughly cleaned all tables/chairs etc after each guest left and there were large plexiglass barriers between every table which made us feel COVID-safe. Overall, great food & service, and a really cozy/eclectic atmosphere which we loved.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 9 November 2020 via mobile

If you are after something little different this is place to go. The at atmosphere is fantastic quite funky and modern inside, the female bartender and server were great from start to finish, very knowable. I had the 6 course tasting menu with paired alcohol...as i couldn't decide on menu, it was a hit and miss for food, i also had a main course from regular menu tuna ahi which was fantasic melt in your mouth tuna. I would love to go back and just taste the regular menu :).More

Date of visit: November 2020
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2 November 2020|
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Response from banffblock | Property representative |
Hello! Sorry but we don’t take reservations. It’s first come first served. Thanks!
15 May 2018|
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Response from banffblock | Property representative |
Hello! We don’t have dedicated parking as such but there are several free parking areas nearby. Hope this helps.
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20 March 2018|
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Response from banffblock | Property representative |
Yes of course! Until 10 pm daily as minors are not allowed after that time as per our liquor license regulations.
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Yes, Block Kitchen and Bar offers takeaway services.

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Block Kitchen and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5