Family owned and operated by the Yuh family, the long-established Mountain Restaurant is a casual staple of the Lake Louise dining scene. The restaurant features international cuisine (including Korean dishes) alongside Canadian favourites. Next door, Javalanche Café serves hot breakfasts, fresh baked treats, soups, salads, custom-made sandwiches, grilled paninis, ice cream, milkshakes, Banff Roasting Co coffee and espresso bar offerings to-go.
Located a block off the Trans-Canada Highway, Mountain Restaurant offers rustic décor, carved pine tables and chairs, and large south-facing windows that showcase a sweeping mountain vista.
Appetizers: daily soup made from scratch; potato skins; poutine (add chicken, beef or pulled pork); appetizer platter (chicken tenders, spring rolls, poutine); Mediterranean platter (hummus, falafel, pita, peppers, black olive tapenade)
Caesar Salad: grilled chicken, topped with house-made dressing
Housemade Mountain Burger: 6-oz Alberta beef patty with housemade BBQ sauce, bacon, cheddar and chipotle mayo; side of fries, rice or salad
Sandwiches (served with fries, rice or salad; add cheese and bacon): slow roasted pulled pork; spicy chicken (breaded filet, housemade Sriracha mayo)
Chicken Souvlaki: grilled skewers with pita, lettuce, tomato, tzatziki
Grilled Bulgogi: thin cut soy marinated beef striploin with onions, carrots, mushrooms and peppers served on a sizzling hot plate with short grain rice
8-oz Steak Platter: 21-day aged AA striploin with fries and salad; add shrimp
Pasta (served with garlic bread; add grilled shrimp): gorgonzola chicken
fettucine (chicken breast and bacon in a gorgonzola cheese cream sauce); chicken and tomato penne (housemade tomato sauce, Parmesan cheese)
From 4:30 pm (with salad and fries or rice): 10-oz striploin steak platter with onion rings (add shrimp skewer); grilled Thai coconut curry chicken (add New York steak); grilled pork chop with housemade chipotle BBQ sauce (add New York steak); pan fried BC Atlantic salmon with housemade garlic and dill sauce
Mains: $15 to $30
Drinks: Canadian Okanagan Mission Hill and Jackson Triggs wines $25 to $45, four choices, $10 to $14 by the glass; local craft beer from Banff Ave. Brewing Co. (Banff), The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company (Canmore) and Village Brewery (Calgary)