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Banffshire Club, Banff

Fairmont Banff Springs
405 Spray Avenue
Banff , Alberta
Canada T1L 1J4
Tel: 403 762 6860's insider take:

Depending on how you look at it, the Club is either elegant or maddingly fusty. A harpist's strains first greets guests inside the high-end eatery at the grand Fairmont Banff Springs resort. Oak-paneled walls, vaulted ceilings, and tartan curtains lend an old-world Scottish elegance to the space, and antique-reproduction tables are set with crystal goblets and bone china. The fine selection of single-malt Scotches has inspired many a toast to Scotland's distilleries, but the innovative menu is clearly Canadian. Specialties include sockeye salmon and halibut terrine, maple-wood-grilled Alberta beef strip loin with braised short rib, and date- and pecan-crusted local venison. Jackets are recommended, and reservations are essential.

Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 6 to 9:30 pm.

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