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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 #30 of 128 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $43
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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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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
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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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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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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112 reviews 112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was a truly awesome restaurant in every regard: food, service, view & interior ambiance. A German chalet in the mountains, set on the grounds of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. We had outstanding German dishes: cheese fondue, classic wiener schnitzel, spaetzel, red cabbage, apple strudel - all outstandingly prepared and presented. And the accompanying Riesling wine was perfect. Our... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Waldhaus Pub and the restaurant upstairs show case some of the best German food one can find in the Rockies. From their Bratwurst to their Schnitzel and their IMPORTED GERMAN BEER!!! absolutely fabulous. The Waldhaus is located on the 15th tee box of the Banff Springs Golf Course with stunning views of Rundle mountain, Spray River and the 15th... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We went to this restaurant for a romantic dinner while staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs. It is located in the cottage behind the main building. The dining room was warm and cozy, and we were seated in a romantic table for two by the window. While the menu is not extensive, it does have an interesting selection of German... More 

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Amherstburg, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Had our first honeymoon night in Banff at this venue. Julie was our server, very pleasant, polite and friendly. The cheese fondue was absolutely wonderful, I would marry it if I didnt just get hitched! Entrees were filling, loved the bratwurst dish but i am a meat and potatoes kind of guy. The other entree, the pork schnitzel, was a... 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 22 - 43
Cuisine: European, German, Swiss, Fondue

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