This was a stylish upmarket type restuarant/ bar which had a live atmosphere. The restaurant area is very large with a distinctive bar area dividing this top floor restaurant.
It was around 10 pm and the restaurant was still busy. We only wanted a quick meal and then off to bed . The staff were very efficient and quickly took our order of 2 Indian Curried Chicken dinners and soft drinks. The meals arrived promptly, the serves were large and the taste was excellent. Other meals on the menu ranged from pizza to seafood to man sized steaks and if they were half as good as the curry you will walk away extremely pleased.
We were fairly tired this night and werent really sure what we wanted or where we wanted to go. Maybe this is why its not as memorable as the other restaurants that we liked a lot more.
It had good food and an okay atmosphere but for some reason it just doesnt stick in our minds like The Old Spaghetti Factory.
We'd suggest that you try other places first and if you are in Banff for a longer stay, then maybe give it a go. But dont miss out on the other places we have rated to go here. Only go to Earl's if you have tried all the others.
Normally, I am not one to rave about a chain restaurant. The food is good, but not spectacularly great. It is inexpensive, but not penny-pinchingly cheap. So why am I listing it as a tip?
a) Convenient location.
b) Its price is quite reasonalbe, especially amongst all the overpriced restaurants in town. This is a good alternative before you resort to the McDonald's.
c) The service at this location has always been good, everytime I went.
d) Most importantly, if you are looking for a restaurant tip in Banff, you're most likely a foreigner. And since I don't know of any Albertan who has never been to an Earls, this is about as Albertan a restaurant you can get, without going for the clichéd steak-house.
Favorite Dish: Tomato-Basil Linguini, for C$9.50