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  • Casual,
  • Family,

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  • English,
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120 Banff Ave GD, Banff, AB T1L 1H1
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  • $26 To $60,

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I've had dinner at this place twice now and will...

I've had dinner at this place twice now and will come back again. The roasted lamb there is amazing, I've never had such tender and juicy lamb. The salad was very fresh with the most wonderful dressing. The servers were very attentive and eager to assist you to order a meal. The overall decor is very warm, family oriented, and romantic. The prices considering its in banff are reasonable in comparison to the portions and flavours you get. Hope to visit them soon again!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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February 19, 2020

We had a fabulous dinner with wonderful service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2020

Great fast service for dinner with our hungry 5 year old, super portion sizes and great authentic flavours

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2020

We had a great time!! Our server William was very informed about the menu and what were the popular hits!! We will definitely go there again!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2020

William as a our server was fantastic! The 3 courses service was a great idea and attention.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2020

Such a wonderful restaurant. Besides coming to Banff to see the mountains, I come to eat at the Balkan every time now. Last night's supper was absolutely delicious! Can't wait for next time! OPA!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 8, 2020

Very fun atmosphere but too noisy on Greek night if you want to have a romantic dinner. Athena chicken was delicious; lamb souvlaki a little gristly but tasty. Big plates, very filling. Lovely décor.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 8, 2020

Delicious food lovely friendly & helpful staff

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 6, 2020

Our server was wonderful, but the food was amazing! Would highly recommend.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 7, 2020

had a wonderful experience at the Balkan, LOVE it every time. The food and server were top notch as always. It is my favorite restaurant in Banff!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2020

Hands down the best restaurant in Banff without question. Our group of 10 literally did not taste one dish that wasn’t outstanding. Best Greek food any of us have ever had, including Greek food in Greece. Atmosphere is phenomenal, warm inviting staff and excellent Greek night entertainment.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 4, 2020

Everything was perfect! Food and service👍 Highly recommend!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 2, 2020

Friendly service and amazing food!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 2, 2020

First time at Balkan looking forward to our next visit!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 2, 2020

Wonderful little place! The start was a bit rough, as we were not acknowledged right away by the hostess; who was chatting with another employee. We were early to our table, and were accommodated easily, and my request for a booth was delivered upon. We were waited on very quickly, and by a friendly, knowledgeable waiter. He had good conversation, but also knew the social que's of when enough was enough. The food was prepared well, and came out fresh and hot. My boyfriend had the Lamb skewer and I had the Sea Food Stew. Tables were cleared efficiently, and all the wait staff helped each other. It was nice to see teamwork and proper customer service at play. We really enjoyed our anniversary evening. Definitely will be back for another visit.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 2, 2020

Fantastic evening, staff was super friendly and efficient.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 29, 2020

This is always our go to spot for dinner when I come up to Banff with friends. I come here ever year for my birthday because the food is always good, service is always incredible and my friends always have such a great time. I recommend the restaurant, they recommend the restaurant and so on and so forth. Thanks again for the great evening!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 26, 2020

Restaurant is fairly loud, so can be hard to hear what other people are saying at times

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 26, 2020

We found the food lacklustre and underwhelming. We had the octopus salad and calamari to start. The octopus salad was swimming in oil, the octopus was burnt and overcooked, and the calamari was basically just fried breading. For mains we shared the lamb shank and chicken souvlaki. The lamb was tasty but the sides were bland and nothing exceptional. Overall, the meal was average but way overpriced. You’d expect with the prices as set, the quality to be hire but sadly this was not the case.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 3/5

January 23, 2020

My fish stew was almost inedible however the men were happy with their souvlaki choices. I thought the prices were on the high side.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

January 19, 2020

Classic Greek restaurant. We had the flame seared cheese (saganaki) which was good, but I thought a bit overhyped. The lamb psito was delicious and the basil chocolate cake was yummy. I would go back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 18, 2020

Amazing service and super fun atmosphere

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 13, 2020

Gabby the server was excellent. Food was great. Lamb a little salty but cooked to nice rare. We where a group of 6. Wanted to see the dancer. Web does not tell the time for the Friday show. We would have made an earlier time for dinner if we knew. My husband and I come to Banff every year,travelling from southern Manitoba and usually joined by family and/or friends. Always try to make it to Balkan.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 13, 2020

Every year I come to Banff and everytime I come to Banff I eat Moussaka at Balkan. Delicious always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 4, 2020

Fun atmosphere New Year’s Eve. Dancer was great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 2, 2020

Great family dinner !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2020

Went for New Years. Way over priced for what we got. We were the early sitting and there was zero atmosphere. It was really disappointing for what we paid.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

January 2, 2020

We had a wonderful meal at the Balkan on Dec 31st. The food was delicious, the service friendly and efficient. Although there was a second seating, we did not feel rushed, but were allowed to enjoy our meal and linger over coffee when we were finished. A delightful evening.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 29, 2019

No complaints. Food was excellent. Seating was fast and service was great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 28, 2019

Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable of the food, the food tasted delicious, and even having a full house the food was served promptly.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 25, 2019

Went for dinner on Christmas Eve and had a wonderful experience. The atmosphere, staff, food and drinks far exceeded my expectations. Especially since both my husband and I have dietary restrictions that were easily accommodated. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice dinner in Banff.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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