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Bow Valley Grill

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Steakhouse, Grill, Family Fare, Canadian
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The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada
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.
+1 403-762-6860
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This restaurant is at The Fairmont Banff Springs
Today
7:00 am - 11:00 am
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
Description: Savour the very best in authentic Rocky Mountain cuisine at the Bow Valley...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable dinner but allow time

Although we did not stay at this beautiful stately hotel, we came here to see the legend. I like how they have retained the essence of the old hotel. You can get a feel of how it was back in the early 1900's here. Earlier in the week we had enjoyed staying at the Fairmont's in Jasper and Lake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
charmking
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Northern California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Northern California
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Although we did not stay at this beautiful stately hotel, we came here to see the legend. I like how they have retained the essence of the old hotel. You can get a feel of how it was back in the early 1900's here. Earlier in the week we had enjoyed staying at the Fairmont's in Jasper and Lake Louise.... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We both loved the Sunday buffet brunch at the Banff Springs Hotel. the dining options and selection was amazing, the only let down for us both is that being British in our opinion you can't have a Roast without roast Potatoes and there were non to be had. Roast Potatoes would have propelled the brunch into a nothing comes close... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest from Basingstoke, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your brunch. I appreciate your comments regarding the roast potatoes and have shared them with our Chef. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Edmonton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I came here for dinner with my wife while we were staying in Banff. I was looking for somewhere at the last minute, as our other usual haunts in Banff were booked, and stumbled upon this place. Overall, I would probably not go back for dinner. It was fine; but it was just fine. I don't think their dinner service... 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 taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent experience. I appreciate your constructive feedback and have shared it with both our service and culinary teams to ensure we improve upon our offering. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage... More 

Calgary, Alberta
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

How times have changed.... we began by having sunday brunch at Alberta Room ( upstairs from BVG) 30 years ago, then gradually the brunch got moved down here, except during big weekends like Easter, Mother's Day when it was still held in bigger venues such as over at Convention Centre Ballroom. The most recent outing here in Feb, we found... 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 taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear that you have continued to join us for Brunch for the past 30 years. I am so sorry to hear that your most recent experience was not as memorable as we would like. I will be messaging you... More 

Calgary
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The selection of wild game, the views and the atmosphere - still a MUST DO in Banff! It's well worth a day trip or include it when ona weekend visit.

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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 share your experience. It is wonderful to hear that you continue to join us for Brunch. Over the years our brunch menu and location have changed to adapt to the changing requests of our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food... More 

Alberta
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

During our recent stay we went to the BVG for both breakfast and brunch. For breakfast we ordered the omelette and French toast off the menu and they were great. The brunch buffet had broad selection our favorites were baked brie, seafood salad, and bread pudding.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the breakfast offerings. Our team loves to welcome guests and ensure they start their day off right. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm... More 

Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had supper here on Valentine's day. I honestly assumed that he buffet at a Fairmont hotel (especially the Banff Springs Hotel) would be excellent. It was just the opposite. The food selection is poor. And that which is available is extremely poor quality. Let's start with the salad bar; 2 leaves, 2 cheeses, tomatoes cucumber and 3 dressings!! That's... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am so sorry to hear about your experience. We strive to provide engaging service and a memorable menu offering to all of our guests, but it is clear this did not occur during your experience. I will be sharing your comments with our culinary team as they are... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We had the most amazing Christmas day meal at this hotel in the bow valley grill. I have never seen so much delicious selections. There was fish, meat, veg, starters, salads, soups, and the dessert selection was out of this world. I would highly recommend you try this restaurant.

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

Dear Valued Guest from Oxfordshire, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It’s wonderful to know that you were able to share your Christmas with us. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. Our culinary team takes such pride in creating an extensive buffet that will delight all of our guests. Thank... More 

Bexley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Food was well presented, fresh with heaps of choice. Breakfast buffet enormous. Great value for money.

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

Dear Valued Guest from Bexley, Thank you for writing such a kind review on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. Our team is always so excited to welcome guests from around the world to start their day off right with a great breakfast. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience.... More 

Smyrna, Georgia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The breakfast buffet had a number of great options for breakfast. From fresh fruit to oatmeal to omelettes. The service was quick, friendly and efficient. The coffee and tea selections were wonderful.

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

Dear Valued Guest from Smyma, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back , the next time you are in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada
  • 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. The bus stop is located directly outside the front of the hotel on Spray Ave.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-6860

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 33
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Grill, Family Fare, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?