Brazen: Opening of a modern restaurant and cocktail bar in Banff

Brazen, Banff’s newest restaurant and lounge, opens this month in the historic Mount Royal Hotel.

Offering a bold new dining experience in the heart of Banff, this new restaurant opens June 14th. It will be a great addition to Banff’s already vibrant dining scene.

Brazen’s Menu will focus on sharing plates, dinner classics with a modern twist and craft cocktails.

Cheeky pays homage to the Mount Royal Hotel’s original lounge and restaurant – The Alberta Bar,” said Scott Hergott, Executive Chef of Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit, in a press release.

“In its day, the Alberta Bar was the center of activity and a place where everyone gathered to share a meal and share their stories.

“Today, we’re reimagining this classic Banff space, bringing it to life in a contemporary way with an adventurous Albertan spirit,” he added.

The changing menu here is inspired by the seasons, featuring traditional dishes with a modern, local twist.

Some of the dishes we can’t wait to try are Fox Farms Mushrooms in Cream of Sherry on Toast, Braised Elk and Cabbage, Charred Acorn Squash served with Smoked Mussels, Hangar Steak with Melt of potatoes on the side and a truffle macaroni and cheese, to name a few.

The cocktail menu celebrates Banff’s history using local spirits and homemade syrups.

Cheeky honors our history, while looking to the future – setting the stage for past stories to be told and new memories to be created,” said Stuart Back, COO of the Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit, in A press release.

“From dining at 7,500 feet to the top of the Banff Gondola with our Sky Bistro and Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen to downtown Banff’s Farm & Fire, Cheekywill add another iconic dining experience to Pursuit’s portfolio of exceptional restaurants,” added Back.

Next time you visit Banff, stop by Brazen and find out what it’s all about.


Address: 138 Banff Ave, Banff,


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