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Block Kitchen and Bar

$$ - $$$Asian, , Fusion
5-201 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C4, Canada
+1 403-985-2887
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (80 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (59 reviews)
“flatbread” (62 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Asian, Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5-201 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C4, Canada
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1 - 10 of 797 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to walk right in and find a table for lunch.. we read reviews and knew we had to try. IT WAS GREAT! Sooo unique .. the freshest food we had and all high quality with great taste.. The waiter was great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AmyB74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A true gem Flavors, cocktails, wines Find with inspiration, glam tast buds explode From tatoyaki, mussels, burgers A must stop on a visit to this town Thank you for bringing Flair and excitement to the food !!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tomblis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we come to Banff we eat here... Usually several times! Definitely our favourite place to eat in Banff. Recommendation is the duck poutine!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank carmenmM2525NL
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a small place and first come, first served! We got there by 4:30. Sat at the bar and had a few drinks until the dinner menu was put out. Everything was quite good. We ordered several plates and shared everything. It would be hard...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate dinner here last night and both my wife and I loved it. The restaurant is small but has great atmosphere. It offers both smaller plates for sharing or larger plates as an entree. We went for the smaller, tapas plates and really enjoyed all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank livetotravelcdn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the Block. It’s a small, cosy pub/bar serving a select daily menu of delicious food. Options are light, hearty and health conscious. The staff are friendly and the place has a nice atmosphere. It’s small, so either be prepared to wait or be flexible...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank PhillipP
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Came here based on Trip Advisor reviews, as my husband and I are avid foodies. The tapas did not disappoint! Shoestring fries, chicken skewers & the fried octopus balls were all delicious. Also ordered the Zen salad, which sounded good but was under-seasoned. The waiter...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank N_g_cho
banffblock, Owner at Block Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Natacha C, Thank you for your nice review. We are happy to please foodies such as yourselves. Our apologies about the Zen salad. After further investigation, it looks like it was a simple case of the dressing not being shaken properly by the novice...More

Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

My date and I went in for a nice early dinner on a Monday around 5. We sat down and were waited on almost right away, we order two pints. As we got our beers a big party of 8 came. We thought we would...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Courtdesante
banffblock, Owner at Block Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Courtdesante, Thank you for your comments. We sincerely apologize that you had to wait for your food. As it was explained to you, your order chit was unfortunately lost in the kitchen which caused the larger party to received food before you did. That...More

Reviewed October 20, 2018

Trendy atmosphere, asian fusion tapas. Can't go wrong. Less expensive than anticipated, which was great!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kai D
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Food was creative with an asian flair. Drinks - really fun cocktail menu. Guys sit at the bar- bar tender is a babe. Lots of attractive couples. Go early and get your name on list and get a txt when table is open.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank James S
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Questions & Answers
May 14, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
March 19, 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
January 21, 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-201 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-985-2887
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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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