Banff’s newest steakhouse promises an “Alberta Beef Experience”. Named after the owner’s dad, upscale Chuck’s sources its wide range of beef, including top grade Canada Prime and Wagyu cuts, directly from Alberta farms. Flavour and tenderness is enhanced by the only on-site dry aging room in Banff, grilling over a hardwood and mesquite fire, finishing in a 1800°F broiler and basting in butter.
This stylish ranch-inspired saloon and dining room features wrap-around windows with mountain and Bow River vista, an open-to-view beef aging room, dark wood panels, a fireplace and large tables for groups. Authentic touches include a Chuck’s brand floor inlay and its namesake’s portrait on the menu.
Soups and Salads: French Onion Soup: roasted bone marrow, gruyere cheese, onion broth and rings; Wedge Salad: blue cheese, crispy pork belly, red onion, ranch dressing; Arugula and Pear Salad: almonds, tomatoes, red onion, lemon vinaigrette; Caprese Salad; Caesar Salad: prepared table-side
Starters: Steak Tartare: gherkins, pickled pear, dijon mustard, egg yolk, bone marrow aioli, potato chips; Alberta Beef Carpaccio; Oysters: mignonette sauce, lemon; Meat and Cheese Board
Sharing Plates: Escargot; Prawn and Pork Belly; Prime Alberta Dumplings; Baked Ricotta Dip; Oysters Rockefeller; Stuffed Mini Peppers; Crab Cake
Steaks à la Carte: Prime New York; The Duke Tenderloin; Bone-in Ribeye; Millionaire Cut Bone-in Striploin; Alberta Prime of the Day; House Daily Cowboy Cut; Enhancers: steak sauce, jus, chimichurri, peppercorn or blue cheese
Ranch-Style Dinners: Cedar Plank Salmon; Benchmark BBQ Beef Ribs; Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin; Vegan Gnocchi; Stampede Beef Sandwich; Famous Chuck’s Cheeseburger
House Specials: Grilled Alberta Prime Rib with jus; Chateaubriand with béarnaise
Desserts: Mud Pie Bomb: chocolate ganache, pecans, espresso ice cream, oreo crust; Dark Chocolate Crémeux, Rhubarb Vanilla Crème Brûlée, Salted Caramel Cheesecake; Coconut Chamomile Panna Cotta
Mains: $19 to $73
Wines: $35 to $525 by the bottle, 156 choices; glasses $11 to $21, 22 choices