Dining in Lake Louise

Aug 24th, 2005, 10:25 AM
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Thx Hydra for your response.
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Sep 4th, 2005, 08:01 PM
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Has anyone other than maj eaten breakfast or dinner at the Mountain Restaurant located at 200 Village Rd?

If so, can you please post a review?
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Sep 4th, 2005, 08:23 PM
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Also, a couple of questions about the Station Restaurant:
- Is 2 hours enough time to make it from Fairmont Chateau to Lake Louise ski area with a stop for lunch at the Station Restaurant (provided reservations are made)?
- Does anyone know if the Observation Room of the Killarney rail car is open at lunch?
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Sep 5th, 2005, 05:10 AM
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The only other report on the Mountain Restaurant that I have seen is below. In fact, I couldn't remember the name of the it -- we just happened to see it our first night there.

Author: Maria_H
Date: 07/12/2005, 07:47 am
We ate at the Mountain restaurant, which I didn't think was expensive but I suppose it depends on your budget. It's on one of the corners of the main crossroads in Lake Louise and the window seats have mountain views. The food was good and the menu varied, everything through burgers, pastas, fajitas and meat or fish dishes with vegetables. We paid between 50 to 75 CAD for the 2 of us for a starter, main course and a couple of beers each - we didn't pick the cheapest stuff off the menu.

For breakfast, sandwiches for lunch or an indulgent cake and a coffee, don't miss Laggans bakery and cafe
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Sep 7th, 2005, 09:42 AM
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From what I can see no one has mentioned the fabulous little restaurant we have right here in beautiful Field, B.C. The "Truffle Pigs" Cafe has been written up in "Where to Eat in Canada" for a number of years now. Consistantly, visitors from all over the world agree it is one of their dining highlights in our Canadian Rockies. It boasts a comfortable, casual atmosphere with some of the best food you have ever tasted. Locals from Golden through to Calgary will make the trip just to have dinner. They do not accept reservations. It is on a first come/ first served basis. It is located a short 20 minute drive west of Lake Louise in the village of Field within Yoho National Park. You can view a sampling by visiting their site at trufflepigs.com

Re: Michaela's question 09/05/2005 on the observation car at the Lake Louise Station Restaurant...The dining car which includes the observation room are only open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday (2005). My husband and I ate in the observation room last Saturday evening and it was as spectacular as always. It is the way to go when dining at this beautiful heritage restaurant.
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Sep 7th, 2005, 02:00 PM
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Regarding the Station Restaurant...We will be visiting in January (early sunset). Would it still be worth requesting a seat here after dark? Or is this something better enjoyed in the sunlight?

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Sep 13th, 2005, 05:16 PM
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Here's anothe vote for the Baker Creek Bistro--our best meal-hands done. We also ate at the Post Hotel, the fondue room at Lake Louise Hotel, the Station restaurant and a few restaurants in Banff.
My meal at the Baker Creek Bistro, I believe, was homemade mushroom tortellini-and I still dream about it!
Don't miss it!
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Sep 13th, 2005, 05:51 PM
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Does the fondue room at the Fairmont serve desert fondues? Are they recommended?
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Sep 14th, 2005, 05:16 AM
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I believe they do..but my memory is a little foggy on that. I'm guessing they do have a chocolate/fruit fondue though.
I do remember it being very good and we had a wonderful view of Lake Louise from our table. We ordered the whole meal. There was an assortment of meat, seafood, vegetables. It was a lot of fun. There were four of us which seemed just right for this sort of meal.
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Sep 21st, 2005, 09:29 PM
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One more vote for Baker Creek. Recently spent three nights at the Post Hotel (great hotel, by the way) and ate at the Post once and Baker Creek twice. Post is more formal and has the more extensve menu, Baker Creek is more relaxed and less expensive. Food was excellent at both. If forced to choose, we would go with Baker Creek--we have eaten there on three different trips and have always had great food, plus we prefer the less formal atmosphere.
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Dec 11th, 2005, 04:48 PM
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Ok let me firstly say that I use to work for the Canadian Rocky Mountain Lodges so this is going to be bais but maybe some information that might belp.
The Buffalo Mounatin Lodge, Emerald Lake Lodge and Deer Lodge are all owned by the same owner - a family. They also have restuarants in Calgary. They have an executive chef who overviews all the restaurants so they have a good standard throughout all of them. If you want sample meats such as Buffalo, elk and caribou I would strongly suggest eating there as they have their own game farm where the animals are bred.
The staff are usually really friendly and the chefs are great (my friend is the head chef at one of their hotels. Hope that helps
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Jan 13th, 2006, 12:23 AM
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Tams, I will stay at the Buffalo Mountain Lodge and your message is really good news. Do you have have any advice as you know the place well.
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Sep 20th, 2007, 03:27 PM
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Karla, I can't agree with your assessment of the Truffle Pig's Cafe. We were just there a few days ago. We stopped there about 4:45 P.M. and bought some drinks and snacks, and sat down inside. About 5 minutes later, a very abrupt waitress came over and said to us, "You'll have to leave - we need the table for the dinner service." My wife and I looked around - there were about 8 other tables in the restaurant, all of them empty. In fact, she and I were the only ones sitting in the restaurant at the time! We were surprised, then we left.

Maybe they treat customers better who spend a lot of money there, rather than just 10 bucks or so.
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Sep 20th, 2007, 04:44 PM
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Since that post was from 2005, I think it's safe to say that things may have changed just a bit.

If you want to start a new post and tell about your experiences... it would be helpful!
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