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Block Kitchen + Bar

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201 Banff Avenue
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This tapas and sandwich bar is is one of Banff’s most vibrant restaurants, but don’t overlook the mains! Owned by four locals, Block Kitchen + Bar serves fresh, creative food influenced by Asia and the rest of the world, as well as an impressive selection of sustainable seafood items recommended by Ocean Wise.

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. A local favourite, Block has consistently been rated as one of the best restaurants in Banff since it opened in 2014. Its unique ‘urban rustic’ interior design, with tables cut from a single Douglas fir tree, landed an article in Canadian Interiors magazine.

Menu Samples


  • Nibbles: Soup of the Current Whim; Smoky Tamari Almonds; Mixed Olives; Edamame; Block Kimchi
  • Salads: Zen Salad: quinoa, golden beet, toasted walnuts, peashoot, sesame-ginger dressing; Chopping Block Salad: greens, tomato, avocado, radish, Asiago cheese, currants, candied pecans, orange balsamic dressing
  • Flatbreads: Smoked Bison: pesto, onion compote, arugula, goat cheese; Golden Beet & Za’atar: sumac oil, Asiago
  • Tapas: Beef Tataki Rolls; Asian Lettuce Wraps: pork belly or Asian beef; Pig Duck and Fig Rilettes: house chutney, crostinis; Shoestring Fries, sumac salt and spicy mayo; Silk Road Chicken Skewers: marinated in soy sauce, ginger, spices
  • Sandwiches: Naanwich: brisket, pork belly or pulled duck, lettuce, pea shoots, pickles, sweet chili mango sauce; Blockalicious Burger: Alberta beef, pork belly, roasted tomato, onion compote, Japanese mayo; Crispy Chicken; Veggie Naanburger


  • Cold: Three Dips with Toasted Naan; Spicy Albacore Tuna Tartare; Cheese Board; Charcuterie Board
  • Hot: Duck Spring Rolls; Chef’s Curry Craving; Vegetable Samosas; Grilled Hanger Steak
  • Seafood: Pan Flashed Spicy Prawns: peanut sauce; Red Devil Calamari: bed of greens, spicy Thai sauce; Whats the Catch: daily sustainable seafood dish
  • Desserts: Dark Chocolate Pot de Crème; Mango Cheesecake

Mains: $14 to $36

Drinks: wines: $33 to $140, seven choices; $9 to $13 by the glass, four choices; innovative cocktails $12.50 (2 oz liquor); bottled craft beer; feature drafts; cider; imported sakes

11:30 - 10:00 pm Sunday - Thursday, 11:30 - 10:30 pm Friday & Saturday
Lunch 11:30 am-5 pm; dinner 5- close
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