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Block Kitchen + Bar

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201 Banff Avenue
403.985.2887
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This tapas and sandwich bar (but don’t overlook the mains!), is one of Banff’s newest restaurants. Owned by three locals, Block Kitchen + Bar serves fresh dishes inspired by Mediterranean and Asian cuisines. Chef Stephane Prevost brings his longtime Banff restaurant experience to the table . Expect healthy yet indulgent food with bold flavours served on signature bamboo boards. Daily chalkboard specials reflect Prevost’s current inspirations.

Atmosphere & Accolades

Block Kitchen + Bar has an intimate and trendy vibe with eclectic light fixtures above the large  bar, and an impressive wooden wine rack on the wall. The restaurant was voted ‘Best New Restaurant’ by local newspaper readers. Its unique ‘urban rustic’ interior design (with tables cut from a single Douglas fir tree) landed an article in Canadian Interiors magazine.

Lunch Menu Samples

  • Nibbles: soup of the current whim; smoky spicy almonds; olives; edamame
  • Salads: Zen salad (quinoa, golden beet, toasted walnuts, peashoot, seasame-ginger dressing); chopping block salad (greens, tomato, avocado, radish, Asiago cheese, currants, candied pecans, orange balsamic dressing)
  • Flatbreads: smoked bison, pesto, onion compote, argula, goat cheese; golden beet, za’atar, sumac oil, asiago
  • Tapas: Asian lettuce wraps (pork belly or Asian beef); pig and fig cretons (pork paté, chutney crostinis); shoestring fries (sumac salt and spicy mayo); Silk Road chicken skewers (marinated in soy, ginger and spices)
  • Sandwiches:maple teriyaki kuterra salmon; crispy chicken; blockalicious burger

Dinner Menu Samples

  • Cold: naan with dips; spicy tuna tartare; cheese and charcuterie boards
  • Hot: chorizo sausage and mushroom ragout (shallot, red lentil, quinoa); chef’s curry craving; vegetable samosas; steak with chimichurri
  • Seafood: spicy prawns with peanut sauce; calamari
  • Desserts: dark chocolate pot de creme; peanut butter cheesecake

Mains: $12 to $32

Drinks: wines: $33 to $140, seven choices; $8 to $12 by the glass, four choices; innovative cocktails $12.50 (2 oz liquor); bottled craft beer; feature drafts; cider

Lunch 11:30 am-5 pm; dinner 5-10 pm
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