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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 #26 of 120 restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $47
Cuisines: European, German, Swiss, Fondue
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: 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 and away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Banff, you will find the Waldhaus Restaurant - our "House in the Forest". Feast on a rich assortment of authentic Alpine dishes in an atmosphere reminiscent of an old hunting cottage with dark, rich wood paneling, a large fireplace and a beautiful wine cabinet housing an excellent wine selection.
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126 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Yellowknife, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Had dinner here late evening, the views can't be beat! It was a bit chilly but there are warmers out on the patio (definitely eat on the patio!) Was a bit disappointed with the menu for the patio, I'm not sure if there's more available inside but I found it a bit limited (the patio is part of the pub).... More

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Digby, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great German food and the service was excellent - appropriately attentive without being obnoxious. Highly recommended.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This review is for the Pub downstairs. This restaurant has beautiful views. We had a fun time watching the golfers take shots over the river, and a cute goose that seemed to enjoy hopping in the river and riding the current, only to get out, walk up river and do it again. But I'm always wary when you walk into... More

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Banff, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner. She had the halibut and I had the trout. Both were excellent. They have an extensive menu with many German specialties. The dining room has a great German feel to it. The service was excellent, attentive without being silly.

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

we were walking the bow falls trail and happened upon a sign leading up to a restaurant. When we got there we realized we were not dressed appropriately for a linen dining experience. The manager suggested sitting downstairs at the pub. What an awesome experience. The staff was professional, the view spectacular, and the manager a great host!!!! Though it... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Located near the near Bow Falls, this restaurant and little pub has an awesome setting. Great place to have a beer on their patio, The menu is Bavarian based and even though a bit expensive we would go back. Service was really good and so are the appetizers. You are just a short walk to the Banff springs Hotel and... More

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Kingston, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Although The Waldhaus has a beautiful setting and good service, the quality of the food is unbelievably poor, especially for the price. People have said that this restaurant has the best wings in Banff; if this is the case, I won't be eating wings for as long as I live here. The Waldhaus is even more overpriced than other Banff... More

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is a nice restaurant, in a great location. The restaurant is down the hill from the Banff Springs Hotel, and is one the hotel's several dining options, but it's off the beaten path, so it's less crowded. However, due to it's size, you should still make a reservation, especially upstairs. The building once served as the golf course clubhouse,... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

After staying at Fairmont Banff Springs & having wonderful service from the staff & waiters in their restaurants I was shocked how rude & unfriendly our waiter was here. The food was good, but the waiter just kind of ruined it for us.

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Maleny, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This was a pleasant restaurant with great meals at a very reasonable price. The restaurant is above the pub and is located near the Banff Springs hotel

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