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Block Kitchen and Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Asian, Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Asian, Canadian, Fusion
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Friendly wait staff, quick to welcome and seat you. They're also knowledgeable with the menu and can make good suggestions depending on what you're in the mood for. The bistro has a cool vibe: hip, laid back atmosphere playing a chill lounge/deep house mix just...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank B737NGDriver
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

“Epicurusly Amazing!” That’s my friend Kori’s summary. Bison short Ribs, Vegetable Samosas, Icelandic Cod with Green Curry, and Pulled Duck Lettuce Wraps ... All Devine! Add in one of the best Caesars ever... No reservations taken - WORTH THE WAIT. Incredibly nice atmosphere and vibe...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kelly E
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am a very picky eater. I don't like adventurous menus. Block has an adventurous menu! I LOVED the meal I had. Every bite of our two appetizers and two meals was incredible. A bit of Asian influence but overall, there are varied, gourmet choices....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CANsam2005
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful cozy environment, outstanding service people and delicious food. We chose this establishment after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. The confit duck leg special was beautifully presented and a wonderful meal.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 390aarona
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have found it quite hard to find a high standard of quality food in Banff, but this is one!! With an asian influence to their menu, there are a lot of interesting and delicious selections. I had the Duck spring rolls and spicy Salmon...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sean_Erin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you look for a small and cosy place in combination with awesome food, this is the place to be. We very much liked the tapas concept of sharing food. The food itself was really fresh and tasty. This place is definitely extraordinary.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Vacation826727
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well you can't book at popular times, but we managed a table for 4 as walk-ins around 6:30 on a Sunday evening. I'd have to say that most of the restaurant food we have had so far in Canada is of the 'solid, hearty fare'...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DickyKnees63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The smallest restaurant in Banff and unable to book, but the friendly staff take your cell phone number and will message you when a table becomes free. Very cosy and intimate, we were lucky to grab seats at the bar, which I highly recommend, as...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LondonAuntieJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There a lot of over hyped restaurants in Banff., but this ine actually delivers on its reputation Very small but we were lucky enough to score a table for six of us Staff made us welcome we had a drink quickly. Margaritas were excellent with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Aussiedavewitta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waited an hour and a half to get seating but was it ever worth it! Ordered the cold ramen salad (which is something I’ll be dreaming about for months!) and the pork belly lettuce wraps. Both were absolutely delicious! The restaurant is very small and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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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.
Alim M
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.
Pam Ela M
22 January 2018|
Response from banffblock | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do have some vegan options as well as being able to modify some items into vegan versions. Also, whenever we have a non-meat/fish soup, it is dairy-free vegan. Hope this helps.
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