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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 #13 of 124 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $38
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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Glasgow, Scotland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent food and service, Unfortunately this is the main hotel dining room and as such it doesn't have the "occasion" about it.

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fantastic food, service, ambiance, and what a view. My wife explained she had an allergy. Chef came out to discuss and even made her a special plate just for her. You must eat at this amazing hotel in one of its many restaurants

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Edmonton, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The food is one of the best meals I've had in my life. The diabetic deserts are also tasty. It's a bit pricey, but definitely worth it once in a while. Sometimes, the service isn't good and varies upon server. One of the servers 'disappeared' until the end and did not take our plates away during the buffet meal. At... More

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Burgers are great very tasty, staff are friendly and professional and location on the terrace is great

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Grand Cayman
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271 reviews 271 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We quite late arriving and dined at 8;45pm. This restaurant claims to be the 2nd largest in Alberta. It is huge. The architecture is beautiful and the different tables looked separate enough from the whole to feel intimate enough. We had a corner booth but were not disturbed by the service traffic that flowed round us. Service was timely and... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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228 reviews 228 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We ate here as a holiday treat, wine list was reasonable but very expensive we noticed a mark up on 1 bottle of over $80. We had a half bottle, they served a bread basket and a really nice truffle oil, salt and parsley butter. My friend had a pork chop, it came with mash and vegetables, the jus was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

On our first trip to Banff, we booked a Saturday buffet meal at Bow Valley Grill at the Fairmont Banff Springs. Our daughters (7, 10) absolutely loved it. We arrived early and enjoyed touring the castle and its grounds and shops and at 11:30 headed to the Bow Grill. It included fabulous breakfast and lunch fare with a beautiful view.... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Large room, very busy but breakfast buffet has tons of options including an omelet bar, fresh fruits and smoked salmon. Coffee is hot and strong and we enjoyed it the 2 mornings we ate there.

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Calgary, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you get the chance, head over for weekend brunch, but be warned - bring your appetite as the selection is plentiful and very tasty.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For dinner, this is average hotel food with roast chicken and steak in demi glace and linguini prawns as notable entrees. Servers are nice enough, but not very well trained. Knives are dropped on the table from a two-foot height, bread and butter never served, bottled water never refilled and the bottle placed too far away on the table for... More

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