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Bow Valley Grill

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$$$
Steakhouse, Barbecue, 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 - 2:00 pm
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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, Buffet, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 28
    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
Great selection!

We went for sunday brunch with a large group, our first time in 5 years. There was a great selection of hot and cold items, something for everyone. Dessert section was particularly good! The only downside is that the price has gone up quite a bit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Shadra D
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We went for sunday brunch with a large group, our first time in 5 years. There was a great selection of hot and cold items, something for everyone. Dessert section was particularly good! The only downside is that the price has gone up quite a bit.

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Hamburg, Germany
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Very attentive and friendly service, we ordered one tenderloin and one prime rib as main course, both medium-rare. Tenderloin came well done. We complained, they admitted their mistake and we got served a then-perfect steak. Manager visited us and apologized - nice gesture. All in all, despite that hiccup, a great dining experience - that comes at a price.

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Calgary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Had breakfast at this restaurant after an awesome 30th anniversary night, ( compliments of our children)😜 Opted for targeted breakfast as neither my wife or I are buffet people. The 1 order was sufficient for both of us. Food was great and service exceptional.

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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 TripAdivsor. It was great to hear that you were able to join us for breakfast. Our team always strives to provide warm, engaging service to help all of our guests start their day off right. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food... More 

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I ordered way too much here but I stayed a long while so I enjoyed myself. Great views of the mountains. I had the crispy duck leg, the meat itself was quite salty (and I've had duck before) it was accompanied but some veggies slaws that cut the salt a bit. Then the mushroom stuffed pastry. Very delicious as a... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest from Toronto, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meal. Our Culinary team takes great pride in crafting a menu that is bound to delight all of our guests. I will be sure to share your comments with our team as they always love to... More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Weekend brunch at The Banff Springs is always a favorite of mine. Amazing service, selection of food and love the coffee!

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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 writing such a kind review on TripAdvisor. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed our brunch. We always like to be someone’s favourite! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit Banff. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience. Warm regards,... More 

Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Went for birthday celebration. Great service, great setting, greatest view, great food. So much food I couldn't stop eating. Don't forget the desserts. Thank you Banff Springs Hotel!

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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 writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your recent brunch experience. We are so proud to be offering one of the best brunches in the Bow Valley. Our unrivalled views of the Fairholme Range are an added bonus which we love to... More 

Alberta, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After hearing rave reviews, decided to try it out after we checked out of the hotel. Food was fresh with a nice amount of choices, including many for people with specific dietary needs (which is great) but I will note that it is rather expensive though at $45 a head. We have paid this in other cities but the selection... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest from Alberta, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I was so happy to hear you were able to join us for our weekend brunch. I appreciate your comments regarding the selection and will be sharing it with our culinary team as we are always looking for ways to improve. I hope... More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

The breakfast buffet is excellent. A vast variety of choice. Anyone will find what they like whether it's bacon, eggs, fruits, bagels, donuts, cereals, muesli, smoothies, different kind of breads, muffins, pankakes, sausages, joghurts, you name it... Unfortunately, a lot of the service personnel isn't of the same quality. We fear it's the head of service who needs to step... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest from New York City, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. We take all of our guests’ feedback very seriously and will be following up with our service team regarding your comments. It is always our goal to provide warm, engaging service to help create memorable experiences for our guests. Thank you... More 

High River, AB
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My wife and I have made the Bow Valley Grill in Banff a tradition in celebrating our wedding anniversary. Since visiting last year, the brunch has been changed up a bit, but still offering a large selection that will fill anyones stomach! Although a few items were not very warm (first time ever experienced this), in general, the brunch was... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest from High River, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to hear that you have made the Bow Valley Grill a tradition when celebrating your wedding anniversary! We love being a part of our guests’ special moments and creating lasting memories with them. I appreciate your comments regarding the temperate... More 

Northern California
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

Dear Valued Guest from Northern California, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to hear you were able to join us during your time in Banff. We love welcoming guests and sharing with them a unique experience in our Castle in the Rockies. I appreciate your comments on the food and... 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 26 - 34
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill, Family Fare, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Questions & Answers

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