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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 #29 of 123 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $46
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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
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We originally had wanted to dine in the pub below but it was closed for a private party which turned out to be fortunate for us as we went to the restaurant instead. Everything was excellent from the welcome we received to our waiter who was very jovial and efficient, to the variety and quality of the food to the... More

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Toronto
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My family and I had the pleasure of having their fondue dinner. What a wonderful meal! First we had the cheese, then the meat and then the chocolate. We were stuffed! Nice white wine to complement the dinner and we were more than satisfied. Service was very good as well.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is such a unique building, set on the top of it's only tiny rocky mountain seemingly, I had to do some research and sure enough it was the clubhouse at Banff Springs Golf Club many years ago! The patio is hard by the 15th (?) tee (I think), which evidently used to be the first hole, which makes sense... More

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Moose Jaw, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My mom, sister, my two kids (age 15 and 11) and I had an early supper on the deck overlooking the golf course after our Hoodoos river float. Our waitress, Kristy, was very friendly and attentive to our needs. I enjoyed the beet salad and the chicken wings. My sister couldn't stop talking about their fries, "the best she's ever... More

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Houston, Texas
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149 reviews 149 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I made a reservation 2 months prior to arrival for my mom's 80th birthday. We were part of the Rocky Mountaineer train group so some of our meals were included. My mom loves German food and thought this would be a nice treat. We had enjoyed 2 great dinners in Lake Louise and Jasper at the Fairmont's and thought this... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A great casual place to dine indoors or out! You can sit on the porch and enjoy the view or in the cozy areas inside. Food and service were great. A convenient place to eat before or after a float trip on the Bow River.

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Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

To preface this review, I'm not a big fan of German food but had the sausage dish which was pretty good but nothing spectacular. Came after a round of golf at Banff Springs. Great location for drinks and hanging out but not too impressed with food. Great service staff and location at the hotel.

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

So this experience did not start off right. We wanted to go last night and they said there were no available reservations, then we asked to get a 6pm reservation tonight and they said we were busy but could do 6:15pm. When we show up at 6:15 there are only two other tables seated...the fairmont has said this about other... More

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Hermosa Beach, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very expensive ($75 for fondue dinner) but a beautiful location and great service. Also a great wine list.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My partner and I both ordered the halibut and, as with many Canadian restaurants, chef was too liberal with the salt. Both dishes were returned to the kitchen with instructions to go easy with the salt. Perfect second time round. The chocolate fondue to follow was an absolute winner.

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