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“Average for a fine-dining establishment”

The Trough Dining Co.
Ranked #1 of 136 Restaurants in Canmore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 12 - US$ 30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located just one block away from Main Street.
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The appetizers started out quite well, with an above average cream or mushroom soup and confit rolls (especially liked the anise flavour in the sauce).

The main courses were good, but not exceptional. I had the fish--really enjoyed the smoke flavour and crispy shell on the risotto, but the fish was nothing special (no interesting flavour, just fish), and the veggies just veggies. The smoked porkchop dish was also average (husband pointed out we could have just picked one up from Valbella's ourselves).

Dessert--my lemon/marshmallow/pastry dessert--I found the lemon too salty and the pastry was pretty tough. It was hard to cut through with your fork, you ended up sawing it and destroying it. The sticky toffee pudding was a bit above average.

The service was good. Friendly, reasonably fast, they were able to seat us at the bar without a reservation at 730pm on a Saturday.

Overall, the food quality was somewhat disappointing for the price, although it was good enough that we might try it again sometime.

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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We couldn’t be more appreciative and satisfied after our dinner at The Trough! Our server was outstanding and the chef was very accommodating of my vegan diet. The food is so elegant and full of color! You can feel it’s made with passion and love. The restaurant is so clean and the rustic look is perfect for Canmore! Patio is heated and they have the nicest little blankets if you want as well! The communication between servers and the chef is exemplary! We couldn’t have had a better evening!!! Thank you guys. We’ll be back!

Thank Ferrin J
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Food was wonderful, and the service was impeccable. At times we were having an in-depth conversation, but the server was cognizant of the fact, but we didn't have to wait to ask her to refill drinks or anything. She was wonderful.

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Thank Dream724487
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Really excellent food and attentive staff. Nice venue, but not cheap, but quality - and this was quality - seldom is. The food was beautifully presented and tasted sublime. Recommended.

Thank alistairgammell
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

The Trough is run by a lovely young couple who are determined to give their guests a great experience with wonderful foods made from mostly local ingredients. They succeed. It's our go-to place for special celebrations.

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Thank Leslie L
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