This upscale Canmore steakhouse at Silvertip Resort serves 100% Canada Prime beef, this country’s highest grade. All steaks are prepared with housemade seasonings and finished under a 1,500°F infrared flame boiler that seals in flavour and juices. Other menu items (including fresh seafood) satisfy a variety of tastes.
Atmosphere & Accolades
Rustica was voted Best Steak in Alberta 2015 by Open Table, and Best Steak in the Bow Valley by Rocky MountainOutlook newspaper readers. This restaurant has a Top 10 Alberta Steakhouse rating by TripAdvisor and has won consecutive Wine Spectator awards since 2009. Its rustic, elegant atmosphere is enhanced by Douglas fir timber ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling rundlestone fireplace, leather chairs with high backs and formal table settings. Patrons are treated to stunning golf course and Mount Lady Macdonald views, as well as frequent wildlife sightings through immense windows and from the serene cobblestone patio. The private room that seats up to 12 is perfect for family and small group events.
Appetizers: soup du jour; cheese board (brie with fig jam, stilton, candied walnuts, crackers); charcuterie (cured meats, olives, pickles and crackers)
Chicken Supreme: grilled chicken with almond brown butter, creamy polenta, romesco sauce; Duck Marsala (duck scallopini, marsala beurre blanc, herb spätzle
and lemon perserve); Salmon (6 oz filet poached in cider broth, dijon mustard, pearl glaze with barley herb risotto)
The 1,500°F infrared flame boiler locks in the flavours and juices of the Canada Prime grade steaks that are Rustica’s calling card
Canada Prime Steaks (signature dry rub, garlic butter, port wine reduction; served with roast potatoes and garden vegetables): New York cut, petit or grande filet mignon, ribeye steak
Add mushroom and garlic beurre blanc, mushroom demi-glace, grilled chilli prawns or sea scallops
Bourguignonne of Alberta Bison Short Ribs: slow cooked in red wine; served with whipped potatoes, pearl onions, mushrooms and bacon
Lamb Duo: half-rack with braised lamb shank on a savoury onion galette and pistachio gremolata
Game Trio: braised elk short ribs; bison saltimbocca; deer sausage; mashed potatoes
Mains: $23 to $119; sides $4 to $7
Drinks: wines $32 to $12,000, 5,000 choices; $8 to $15 by the glass, 13 choices