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Bow Valley Grill

The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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Ranked #18 of 127 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $34
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Canadian, Grill, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
Dining style: Casual Dining
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. The bus stop is located directly outside the front of the hotel on Spray Ave.
Description: Savour the very best in authentic Rocky Mountain cuisine at the Bow Valley Grill - home to our legendary weekend brunch. Enjoy majestic views of Banff National Park in a relaxed family friendly atmosphere that celebrates the spirit of the outdoors, with handcrafted sculptures and tables constructed by local Albertan artisans. An impressive open kitchen provides an opportunity to see our talented chefs in action as they create delectable meals using seasonal organic produce and a focus from farm to table.
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My Boyfriend and I decided to end our Banff stay with brunch at the Banff Springs hotel as everyone always talked highly of it. Thought the service was excellent the food and options itself were lacking. For the price that you pay ($30 for breakfast buffet) and with it being the Banff Springs hotel you would get many selections of... More 

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Tried both breakfast and brunch in the Bow Valley Grill and were delighted with both. The choice was astonishing for both meals and overindulging was difficult to avoid. The beef on the brunch buffet was delicious and so tender.

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Royal Wotton Bassett, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on Trip Advisor. It was so wonderful to read how much you enjoyed both breakfast and brunch. Overindulging can be hard to avoid particularly at brunch! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Banff. Thank you again for taking the time to... More 

Beirut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The food was all very good quality. Very relaxed atmosphere. The evening buffet was great. A little pricy but I would say worth it.

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Beirut, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time in the Bow Valley Grill. I am so glad to hear that you were able to spend your holidays with us. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We often enjoy brunch at Edmonton's Fairmont, the McDonald Hotel, so we decided to do brunch when we stayed at the Banff Springs Hotel. The service as always was excellent, friendly and attentive. The view was extraordinary out the window but the room was tired and outdated. The food selections were extensive but a lot of it was dry and... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Edmonton, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that your experience was less than memorable. We always strive to exceed our guests’ expectations by providing engaging service and a memorable menu offering. I have shared you comments with our culinary team to ensure a similar situation does not reoccur. The... More 

Montreal
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My husband and I stopped at the Banff Springs Hotel on our way back from Revelstoke, B. C to Calgary. We had reserved the day before for our New Year's Day Lunch. Of course we had stayed at the Banff Springs Hotel several times over the span of 3 decades but sometimes changes in management are not for the better.... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Montreal, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. It was such a delight to read your review and hear how much you enjoyed your meal. I was so happy to hear that you were able to spend your New Year’s Day with us and enjoy our holiday offering. I will be sure to... More 

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I got to eat a buffet breakfast here and it was very good. While pricey, there is a great selection of foods and the eggs are made to order which was nice. The servers were very attentive and seemed to care about me personally as a customer as well. My biggest complaint is the price!

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued guest from Oshawa, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisvor. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast with us and found the service attentive. We love welcoming guests each morning whether its’ for our full buffet or simply a cup of coffee. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience. Warm... More 

Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The restaurant was very busy, as you would expect during the Christmas holidays, but the service was excellent, and the food was also very good. Nothing ever ran out. Try it all, it's all really good food. Our waiter Barrie was excellent, super friendly guy. We will certainly be going back again!

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Calgary, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I am so happy you were able to share your holidays with us. Christmas in our Castle can be quite the memorable experience. It is wonderful to hear that your time in the Bow Valley Grill added to this experience. We... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Our server Leanna was very friendly and helpful. We ordered chicken and steak and some drinks. Expensive to eat here but the food was good. Still, next time, we would eat in the town of Banff and skip this restaurant since we could get good food at a cheaper price elsewhere. The atmosphere was a bit hoity toity and made... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Winnipeg, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear your server provided a friendly and helpful experience for you. I appreciate your feedback regarding menu pricing and the atmosphere. We always want each of our guests to feel welcomed and to experience a memorable meal. On your... More 

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Based on many of the other reviews, it would appear that the Bow Valley Grill is known for a quality breakfast buffet. I can comment on their dinner service... My wife and I dined here on a Saturday night. For starters, the ventilation in the kitchen is obviously not adequate--the smells from the kitchen like burning grease filled the entire... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Calgary, Thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. I am sorry to hear your experience was disappointing and not as memorable as we would like. We always strive to exceed our guests’ expectations with both service and menu offerings. I have shared your comments with our culinary team as they always appreciate feedback on... More 

Brisbane
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428 reviews 428 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had dinner at the restaurant and the service was very good. However, although the meals were OK, they were not as good as the price would have suggested. I had to send my steak back to the kitchen as it was not cooked as I ordered it. The others in our party also said that while they enjoyed the... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Brisbane, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear your experience was not as memorable as we would like. I appreciate your feedback regarding your meal and have shared it with our culinary team to ensure a similar situation does not reoccur. I do hope you enjoyed... More 

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Additional Information about Bow Valley Grill

Address: The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-762-6860
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 am  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 26 - 34
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Canadian, Grill, Family Fare

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