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Bow Valley Grill

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American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill, 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    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 Brunch!

Had a Saturday morning brunch at the Bow Valley Grill, and the food was staggering in it's variety, and excellent in it's quality. (Okay, they had a waffle station with at least 15 different things to put on your waffle) For Chinese New Year, they had a section that had lucky dumplings, spring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Edmonton
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Edmonton
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a Saturday morning brunch at the Bow Valley Grill, and the food was staggering in it's variety, and excellent in it's quality. (Okay, they had a waffle station with at least 15 different things to put on your waffle) For Chinese New Year, they had a section that had lucky dumplings, spring rolls, and other tasty delicacies, prepared before... More 

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Calgary
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the Banff Springs Hotel to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. There were eight in our party and we were offered a lovely table, with a great view of the mountains, in a quiet corner of the restaurant. I am from Calgary, an hour away, and have been to the hotel many times since I was a child.... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. I was so happy to hear that you were able to join us for brunch on your mother's 80th birthday. We love to celebrate such special occasions with our guests. We appreciate your feedback on service and will definitely be following up. We look forward to... More 

Mission Viejo, California
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116 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the waiter recommended a new appetizer that was not on the menu that the chef had been working on - bone marrow. so we gave it a shot -- I've had bone marrow before, but never from a bone this large. and it was delicious (if you like bone marrow, that's pretty much what it tastes like as well as... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience. Our culinary team loves to surprise our guests with new and exciting menu items. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Calgary, Alberta
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like to spend over 50.00 for a below average brunch buffet this is the place for you. If you like good food, good value, go somewhere else. There are many lovely places in Banff to eat and better value. The buffet was average. Smugglers Inn in Calgary is far better adn a third of the cost. The taste/flavour:... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am sorry to hear that your experience was less than memorable. Our culinary team strives to exceed the expectations of all our guests with fresh, seasonal and locally sourced menu items. I will be sharing your comments with our culinary team as they are always looking... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a buffet breakfast and a christmas dinner at the Bow Valley Grill. On both occasions the wait staff were exceptional. The food was fairly good. The view over the snow was beautiful.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor, It was lovely to hear that you were able to join us over the holidays. Our colleagues love to welcome guests and share with them the magic of this castle, particularly over the holidays. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Banff. Warm... More 

Los Angeles, California
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the salmon and the cauliflower and apple cream soup while my son had a burger and caesar salad. The food was okay, not outstanding as I had high hopes that it would be. The service we received made up for any short comings in our meal. It was convenient to eat at since we were staying at the... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that your meal was less than outstanding. Our team always strive to exceed our guests expectations to ensure they have memorable experience. We appreciate your feedback as we are always looking for ways to improve. I will contact you via... More 

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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After our spa weekend, we had breakfast buffet at the Grill. This is not the same as their Sunday Brunch. The food was great and there was still lots of options. We were there later for breakfast so we ended up getting some of the brunch dessert treats as well!

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Thank Dltbst
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 was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience. We like to think that breakfast at the Bow Valley Grill is the perfect way to start your day here in the mountains. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! warm regards, Jeffrey... More 

Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the here five times during our stay. Three breakfasts, a Christmas Eve buffet and also for Christmas Day Dinner. It was wonderful. The choices seemed to be never ending. You will never go away from there hungry and the quality of the food is wonderful.

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Thank FearsomeInlet
Jeffrey C, Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed each of your recent visits. Our culinary team works very hard to ensure all of our guests leave overwhelmed by the offerings on our buffets. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your Christmas holidays in beautiful Banff. We look forward... More 

LOS ANGELES
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Had breakfasts included with stay and was SOOO happy! Always lots of people, which is a testament to their service and food. Great buffet options (hashbrowns are special and there is a delicious corn beef hash variety to it), french toast and pancakes delicious, as were the pastries, oatmeal, drink options, omelets, etc., etc. Perfect for pre-skiing mornings and their... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed our breakfast buffet. We like to think it's the best way to start a day, especially before a day of skiing. The views of the Bow Valley over breakfast definitely help to provide inspiration for a day in the mountains... More 

Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We ate dinner and breakfast in the Bow Valley Grill. The room is very grand in its decor with pillars and statues etc. We had the chicken and the Prime Rib, both were excellent. The wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the food. There was a large selection of entrees to choose from. The breakfast in the morning was... More 

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Thank Chika52
Jeffrey C, Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Our culinary team takes great pride in developing a menu that all of our guests will love. It's great to hear that you were able to join us for breakfast as well. We hope to... 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 23 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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