One of the true epicurean experiences in the Canadian Rockies, the Post delivers daring, regionally inspired, fresh-market cuisine accompanied by an excellent selection of wines. A low, exposed-beam ceiling and a stone, wood-burning hearth in the corner lend an in-from-the-cold atmosphere; white tablecloths and fanned napkins provide an elegant touch. Look for innovative dishes prepared with fresh fish, game, or Alberta beef. The menu changes regularly, but past menus included such items as warm Alaskan king crab drizzled with lemongrass-ginger butter served with gold beets, and Alberta beef tenderloin with Bordelaise sauce and buttermilk red-skin potatoes. There's a 2,200-label wine list and an incredible cellar that boasts more than 24,000 bottles. For a unique dining experience with a group of six or more, inquire about the private cellar dining room.
Aug 17, 2010
On a suggestion from a friend, I went with a group of six to the Post Hotel to have a light dinner at the pub. We had some difficulty finding it so I went to the reception point of the main dining room for dirrections. I was treated with incredible haughty disdain by the pompous, rude maitre d. He repeatedly feigned ignorance of a "pub". An associate standing nearby tried to help us and he ignored her. We finally located the pub downstairs.
The food was good, the atmosphere casual and the server (key word, server) was polite. The place was packed (I guess everyone but us and the maitre d knew where it was) and there was a single server working. She was overwhelmed but did her best. The atmosphere is family friendly.