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Waldhaus Restaurant

Fairmont Banff Springs | Separate Location From Banff Springs Hotel, Off Property, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada (Formerly Waldhaus Pub)
+1 403-762-6860
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Ranked #33 of 127 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: European, German, Swiss, Fondue
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: There is a bus service run by the town which runs approximately every 40 minutes into Banff. Fare is $2.00 per person. The bus operates daily from 6:35 a.m. until 11:15 p.m. See the concierge desk for a town bus schedules which are subject to change without notice.
Description: Nestled in the woods above the Bow and Spray rivers, you will find our Bavarian cottage-style Waldhaus Restaurant. Feast on a hearty menu featuring authentic Alpine cuisine, including Schnitzel and Fondue, in an atmosphere reminiscent of an old hunting cottage. Dark wood paneling, a large fireplace, and a beautiful wine cabinet housing an excellent wine selection, set the tone for a memorable dining experience in our "House in the Forest".
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is very old world with a cozy pub in the basement. The food is generous in portion, It is nested at the foot of the Banff Springs Hotel.

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I had an evening Christmas Dinner here and enjoyed the warm ambience and indeed the food! I had the venison which was prepared beautifully and my wife had the veal schnitzel with spaetzle which appeared to be authentically prepared. The service was spot on and the view down to the skating rink behind the Banff Springs made... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Calgary, Thank you for writing such lovely review on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to hear that you were able to spend your Christmas with us. Our culinary team takes such pride in creating a memorable experience for our guests. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Spending Christmas in Banff is great but the high-end German restaurant, The Waldhaus, at The Banff Springs Hotel that had authentic food and beer was perfect. I just got back from Germany and I was really craving some authentic food. Great election of beers, the food is, as my friend calls it, "Amazeballs". The trout and Schintzel were amazing. the... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Edmonton, Thank you for writing such as lovely review on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. Our team takes great pride in creating an authentic luxurious alpine experience for our guests. I have shared your comments with our culinary team as they always love to hear such positive feedback.... More 

2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The place was quaint and staff were great. I was so looking forward to a good shnitzel dinner expecting the best. We were both so disappointed and agreed it was the worst we ever had. We never write reviews but this experience compelled us to do so. For the price and we were expecting a little more.

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I am so sorry to hear your experience was not as memorable as we would like. Our culinary team strives to create memorable experiences for each of our guests. I will be sharing your comments with our culinary team to ensure the Schnitzel is improved upon. Thank you again... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Ok so im a little biased here as I actually worked in the Waldhaus back 2010/11. Would definitely recommend it to anyone in Banff though and if I visit Banff in the future I ll definitely be making a visit back here. The French onion soup is the best I ve ever had and the fillet steak was amazing. If... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Manchester, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdivsor. It’s wonderful to hear the lasting memories the Waldhaus has created for you. Our servers are true ambassadors of the hotel, proving warm engaging service for each of our guests. Whether you are upstairs for an intimate dinner or downstairs for Wing Wednesday, the Waldhaus... More 

Concord, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Try for a table view. The restaurant is a short walk from the Banff Springs Hotel, on their property. It used to be the golf course club house. The restaurant is relatively small, but the food was fabulous. We started with the snails, after overhearing a hotel employee tell his guests they were amazing. Glad we took that to be... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Concord, Thank you for sharing such a kind review on TripAdvisor. Steps below the hotel, the Waldhaus is truly a hidden gem. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. I will be sharing your review with our culinary team as they always love to hear such positive feedback. Thank you again for taking... More 

Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Went with friends for Oktoberfest. Great fun place with lots of beer choices and the best sausage I have eaten in a long time.

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Calgary, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to hear you were able to enjoy our Oktoberfest offerings with friends. The Waldhaus Pub is truly a great place to surround yourself with friends and enjoy a great meal. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience.... More 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

One of the better places to have a meal at the Fairmont hotel. We had the fondue experience and enjoyed most of it. The cheese fondue could have had a bit more flavour and more choice of bread for dipping. Just having plain white french bread was a bit dull. The beef was nice but there was a lot of... More 

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Dear Valued Guest from Winnipeg, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I was happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and that the service was attentive. The Waldhaus has such charm which helps to create a truly unique and memorable dining experience. I appreciate your feedback regarding your fondue and will be sharing it with our culinary... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We arrived at dinner at 6:30 pm and were seated near a set of doors that overlooked the u)shaped valley....what a view with the sun setting in the distance! The food equalled our view at the resaurant. We had the Baked Onion Soup and Beet Salad for appetizers....both excellent and this came with the most amazing selection of breads as... More 

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Dear Valued Guest from Boston, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I was thrilled to read your review and hear how much you enjoyed your experience. The Waldhaus is such unique location which we love to share with all of our guests. I am so happy you enjoyed your meal, we love to be able offer... More 

Boalsburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We enjoyed an authentic German meal "upstairs" with a sit down fancy meal, expensive but excellent (the venison was a triumph!). The next two nights we returned and ate in the equally delicious "downstairs" pub. The cheese fondue was superb! Both restaurants had imported beer from Germany on tap! We refused to go back a fourth night even though we... More 

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Additional Information about Waldhaus Restaurant

Address: Fairmont Banff Springs | Separate Location From Banff Springs Hotel, Off Property, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada (Formerly Waldhaus Pub)
Phone Number: +1 403-762-6860
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: European, German, Swiss, Fondue

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