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Block Kitchen + Bar

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201 Banff Avenue
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This tapas and sandwich bar (but don’t overlook the mains!), is one of Banff’s most vibrant restaurants. 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.

Lunch Menu Samples

  • Nibbles: soup of the current whim; smoky spicy almonds; olives; edamame
  • 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 and fig cretons (pork paté, chutney crostinis); shoestring fries (sumac salt and spicy mayo); Kara Age chicken skewers
  • Sandwiches: roast pork belly naanwich (lettuce, pea shoots, pickles, sweet chili mango sauce); salmon; crispy chicken; beef brisket; beef and pork belly burger

Dinner Menu Samples

  • Cold: naan with dips; spicy tuna tartare; cheese and charcuterie boards
  • Hot: duck spring rolls; chef’s curry craving; vegetable samosas; Beretta Farms Hanger steak with chimichurri
  • Seafood: spicy prawns with peanut sauce; calamari; daily sustainable catch
  • Desserts: dark chocolate pot de crème; mango 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; imported sakes

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