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Maclab Bistro

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$$ - $$$, , American
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive | Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-6300
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cobb salad” (8 reviews)
“bison burger” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Canadian, American, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive | Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Dined with a friend, food arrived quickly but was average. I ordered a salad to go and was surprised to see a $1.75 "environmental fee" had been added to my bill. When we ordered an extra side of sauce we were told about the $1...More

Thank Jessica I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here several times during my stay, fantastic relaxed atmosphere, really friendly staff with great service! Good choice of food, but the quality is really excellent - enjoyed every dish! The views and atmosphere really add to making this for a fantastic place to eat!...More

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A casual dining room with very nice food and with little ambience except of course, the omnipresent, spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains! Dining can be alfresco or indoors with floor to ceiling windows. I had a tandoori chicken curry that was every bit as delicious as...More

Thank drkiki2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the salads, bison burgers and yam fries, gluten and dairy free options - helpful staff, efficient service, able to order take-out for back in your room or to picnic outside (great outside eating with beautiful views as well!)

Thank E6853XCsuzannec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have gf pizza and buns. They also have gf soup options and desserts. Very good. Great service. Will come here again.

Thank lcrib
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

I have never had a Cobb salad as good as the one I ordered at the Maclab bistro. Beyond impressed! The service was impeccable. The view outside was also amazing as the snow fell and elk walked by. You could also see some prettt awesome...More

Thank Wander-n-BounTEA
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Maclab proved to be a great meeting point for our group of colleagues who were all onsite for an international meeting Good menu options for reasonable prices

Thank Travel_Me_Happy_3103
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

The menu looked so good that we were excited to eat dinner here. Unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. Salad tasted straight out of the bag. Chicken tasted like poor quality. Despite the amazing view and funky decor I would not go back.

Reviewed February 5, 2018

Overpriced, but more affordable than the Vista restaurant. It has a nice relaxed and comfortable ambiance to enjoy by yourself or with friends. The food is quite nice. Best sweet potato fries I've ever had.

Thank NormsWife
Reviewed January 31, 2018

MacLab was a great place to meet for some drinks and food after a good day of snowboarding between friends. Located in the Banff Centre For The Art And Creativity, it was about a stone throw from our room making it super convenient.

Thank Hugues B
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March 8, 2015|
Response from Family-reviewer | Reviewed this property |
There are several gluten free options. Menu can be seen on website. Well worth a visit. The food is delicious.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive | Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-6300
The Maclab Bistro is a fully licensed cafe and bar located on the ground floor of the Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation, at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. The Maclab offers some of the best views available of the Canadian Rockies and the Bow Valley. The Maclab offers breakfast items, lighter fare and snacks, and lunch selections such as soups, salads, and paninis. The Maclab Bistro serves Banff Roasting Co. Fair Trade organic coffee. The dinner menu, available from 4:30 P.M., Features freshly made salads, burgers, hot sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, and platters to share. Dine inside, on the patio, or take-away. A great spot to unwind, the Maclab Bistro offers a complete selection of domestic and imported beers, wines, and liquors. Swing by the Bistro for your favourite brew.
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