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Chez Francois

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Bow Valley Trail (1604 2 Avenue)
403.678.6111
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Montreal raised chef/owner Jean-François and his dedicated team create contemporary cuisine with French flair at this friendly, casual restaurant. Dishes incorporate local organic produce, fresh seafood and Alberta meats with many gluten-free items. While the fixed-price menu is popular, locals also love Jean-François’ innovative breakfast, brunch and dinner dishes. Guests enjoy the appetizers to share and many wines by the glass.

Atmosphere & Accolades

The newly renovated spacious restaurant has many window-side tables, comfortable chairs and mountain views of the Rundle Range and Ha Ling Peak. There is a private dining room that is great for special events. Voted the #1 Breakfast and Brunch Place in Canmore by the local newspaper and TripAdvisor.

Breakfast Menu Samples

  • Famous Eggs Benedict: Canadian back bacon; smoked salmon; Swiss cheese, ham and asparagus; mushrooms and tomato; baby shrimp and mozzarella
  • Egg Dishes and Sandwiches; Breakfast Combos; Maple Ham; Croissants and Bagels; Crêpes; Pancakes and Waffles; Omelettes; French Toasts; Fruit and Cereal

Lunch Menu Samples

  • Selection of chef’s daily creation soups and salads
  • Sandwiches: housemade spicy lamb burger; clubhouse croissant; Reuben; Montreal smoked meat; quesadillas; Alberta steak sandwich
  • Poutines; Pastas (Alfredo; rosé; Cajun with bell peppers; chicken and shrimp)
  • Crêpes: chicken and mushroom; goat cheese and mushroom; seafood
  • Merguez Sausage (signature sausage with Provençale sauce); sole Amandine

Dinner Menu Samples

  • Appetizers: pâtés (duck liver, veal); baked Brie; spicy lamb sausage;
    charcuterie; escargots on portabello mushroom; coquille St.-Jacques
  • Soups (lobster bisque); Salads (classic; Caesar; garden; golden beets)
  • Sandwiches: burgers (bison, lamb, vegan); steak and fries; beef baguette
  • Poached BC Salmon: goat cheese; mixed greens; red pepper vinaigrette
  • Duck à l’Orange; Bouillabaisse; Pork au Roquefort; New York AAA Steak
  • Sample Three-Course Menu: beet and goat cheese salad; maple ginger glazed pork tenderloin; crème brûlée

Mains: breakfast $7 to $16.50; lunch $12 to $20; dinner $16 to $31

Drinks: wines $29 to $70, $8 to $12 by the glass; specialty coffees

7 am-9 pm: breakfast 7 am-2:30 pm
Lunch 11 am-2:30 pm; dinner 4:30-9 pm
Call to confirm winter hours
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