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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 #11 of 126 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $37
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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Edmonton, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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

Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had the breakfast buffet for three mornings and it was good, with the exception of the chefs on the egg/omelette stations. Twice we were served either under cooked or way overdone eggs, and when I tried an omelette I had to ask the chef to put it back on the pan after he threw it onto my plate still... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The breakfast buffet at this restaurant is very good - just about anything, everything you can imagine for breakfast and excellent quality. The service was excellent. Pretty good value for your money.

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Cincinnati Ohio
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117 reviews 117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Visiting from the US, I had been psyched up for weeks by a friend in Calgary who said Sunday Brunch at the Bow Valley Grill at the Fairmount was the best ever. It fell flat----for both of us. Although I approached it with an open mind, it was typical of most of the buffets which I eschew. The food was... More

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

The wife had a new item Apple pie oatmeal. She loved it steel cut oatmeal with finely diced apples and then baked in the oven. I had the continental breakfast buffet. It was more than ample. The smoothie bar is great. The fresh jams are a great treat . Exceptional service, thank you Amanda, Great job.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We come to the Bow Valley Grill for Sunday Brunch quite often. Today, we spontaneously decided to bring our guests visiting from Montreal to brunch. There flight home was to leave at 5:30 so we needed an early seating to make this happen. Unfortunately 1:30 was the first available time which would not work. So we decided that the Breakfast... More

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White Rock, BC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had the most wonderful dining experience at the Bow Valley Grill. We shared the Beef Tartare and both had the Prime Rib. Both dishes were delicious and beautifully presented. The restaurant was filled to the max, yet still our waiter was friendly and attentive and the drinks, appies and meal was timed perfectly. And if your not staying at... More

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Vancouver, BC
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Who knew brunch buffets could be THIS good!? Definitely need to go here if you're in Banff. Anything you could think of and MORE. My favourite was the smoked salmon eggs benny. No skimping here. The view from the restaurant is also spectacular!

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Yellowknife, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had breakfast at this restaurant while staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. While the buffet looked amazing, we opted to order of the menu. Our meal was delicious. We ordered the eggs Benedict, and the eggs were cooked to perfection. The highlight of our time at the restaurant was our server, Barrie. He truly has perfected the art... More

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Event Planner
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Have a light dinner the night before and prepare to indulge. A spectacular breakfast buffet and if what you want isn't there, they will make it for you. Don't miss this.

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