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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 #17 of 128 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $36
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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Winnipeg, Canada
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
Top Contributor
423 reviews 423 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 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 

Sydney, Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Good selection of food including some native Canadian meats. Has a nice view over the Gardens towards Bow River.

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

Dear Valued Guest from Sydney, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are so proud to offer locally sourced products which we believe genuinely showcase our community and its offerings. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the menu offerings. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to the Canadian Rocky... More 

Stony Plain, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Food and service great - but I don't think I consumed $30 worth of food. Made to order omelets and something for everyone. In addition - Great view!

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

Dear Valued Guest from Stony Plain, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your food and the service and that you were able to start you day off with a memorable brunch. Our servers are always so happy to welcome guests, particularly Alberta residents and share the unrivaled views we are so... More 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We tried the Sunday brunch and found it just like an all inclusive buffet. Most of the choices have been under heat lamps far too long. The bacon was so crisp it crumbled to the touch. The only thing I enjoyed was the roast beef with horseradish. The service was friendly and attentive, making sure you had clean cutlery and... 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 sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear your brunch experience was not as memorable as we would like. It is always our intention to exceed our guests’ expectations and provide them a memorable experience. I will be sharing your comments with our culinary team as they always appreciate feedback.... More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I think I have been spoiled from previous visits to the Bow Valley Grill for the breakfast buffet. The hotel location is still beautiful and magical, however little changes add up to the overall experience. The first thing I noticed was the absence of the large floral arrangements. Hmm, would that be to add more seats? The usual breakfast items... 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 share your recent breakfast experience. I am sorry to hear your experience was not as memorable as we would like. We always strive to exceed our guests’ expectations and create memorable experience experiences with our guests. I have shared your comments with our culinary team to ensure the feedback... More 

Redcliff, Canada
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We changed plans last minute and the hotel was quick to accomodate us. This is a trendy restaraunt in an old castle in the mountains. My beef tenderloin was done to perfection and the tastes the chef created were brilliant! My wife had Salmon and stated it was nothing short of amazing. We both were if the opinion that sides... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest from Redcliff, Thank you for taking the share your experience on TripAdvisor. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner. Our culinary team is passionate about providing experiences that exceed our guests’ expectations. I will be sure to share your comments as our culinary team loves to receive such positive comments. Thank you... More 

Redcliff, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My wife had Salmon and I had beef tenderloin...we barely spoke for the first half of the meal, just a lot of "mmmm" and "wow" haha! The only reason I withheld slightly on my rating was the lack of any sides for either dish, I think we would have liked a bit more. You should absolutely try this fine dining... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest from Redcliff, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. Although conversation is a great aspect of any meal it is wonderful to hear that your meal had you speechless. I will be sure to share your comments regarding your sides with our culinary team as they always appreciate feedback. Thank... More 

Edmonton, Canada
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Since we were staying over the Thanksgiving weekend it was important that we have a turkey dinner. We made reservations at the Bow Valley Grill and enjoyed the buffet which included turkey and all the trimmings as well as a vast amount of other food choices. We ate way too much and enjoyed every morsel.

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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 Thanksgiving experience on TripAdvisor. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner. It’s great to hear that you did not miss your tradition of turkey dinner even though you were far from home. Thank you again for taking the time to... 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 28 - 36
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Canadian, Grill, Family Fare

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