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Waldhaus Restaurant

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European, German, Swiss, Fondue
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Fairmont Banff Springs | Separate Location From Banff Springs Hotel, Off Property, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada (Formerly Waldhaus Pub)
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.
+1 403-762-6860
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nestled in the woods above the Bow and Spray rivers, you will find our...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Scenic view
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great choice as usual

As semi-frequent guests of the Banff Springs, the Waldhaus is probably our favourite of their restaurants. We certainly weren't disappointed on a recent Saturday night visit for the two of us. We had a late reservation and took the shuttle this time, which runs every half hour (on the top and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Travel_Guru_AB
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Scenic view
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Calgary, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

As semi-frequent guests of the Banff Springs, the Waldhaus is probably our favourite of their restaurants. We certainly weren't disappointed on a recent Saturday night visit for the two of us. We had a late reservation and took the shuttle this time, which runs every half hour (on the top and bottom of the hour) from the hotel. It's also... 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 sharing you experience on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to hear that the Waldhaus is one of your favourite restaurants in Banff. It is wonderful to hear that each element of your experience led to it being memorable. We always strive to provide engaging service and an outstanding menu offering for all... More 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I spent a couple nights in the pub in the downstairs of the Waldhaus Restaurant and both times were great! There was a large group of us (children included) and we were able to get a table even on the busiest weekend of the year, Family Day weekend. The food was delicious, the only issue is that they ran out... 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 a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I was so happy to hear that you were able to join us over the long weekend. The Waldhaus is a great place to surround yourself with friends and family and truly unwind. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience. We... More 

Edmonton
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

There are a great deal of options for dining in Banff; however if you're looking for an experience that stands out in terms of professionalism and quality, you really should check out the Waldhaus Restaurant that's part of a great collection of food and beverage experiences at the Fairmont Springs Hotel. The staff are friendly, professional and accommodating. They work... 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 a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. I was thrilled to read how much you enjoyed your experience. The Waldhaus is truly a hidden gem in the Bow Valley. The entire team takes great pride in ensuring each of our guests leave with a memorable experience. I will be sharing your comments... More 

Sylvan Lake, Alberta
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had a shaved black truffle, cheese fondue to start (fantastic) and then I ordered the slowly braised shortrib with spätzle & winter vegetables. Fantastic food and impeccable service.

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

Dear Valued Guest from Sylvan Lake, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on Tripadvisor. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meal. It sounds like quite the delicious meal! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Sales Manager More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Impeccably friendly service without being patronizing.  As a single traveller, I really appreciated the Canadian and German travel books to peruse while awaiting my entree. The fresh raisin walnut bread was delicious. The duck breast with grilled carrots and bread pudding was magnificent. The breast was so tender and juicy, and paired perfectly with everything else on the plate.  I... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest from Raleigh, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. Our Culinary team takes such pride in creating each dish to ensure every guest has a memorable experience. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food &... More 

Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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

Dear Valued Guest from Ottawa, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I am so happy you were able to join us. The Waldhaus pub is such a unique location, nestled below the hotel in the Spray Valley. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food... More 

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fairmont Banff Springs | Separate Location From Banff Springs Hotel, Off Property, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada (Formerly Waldhaus Pub)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-6860

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: European, German, Swiss, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view

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".
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?