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Bow Valley Grill

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Steakhouse, Canadian, Grill, Family Fare
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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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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 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, Reservations, Buffet
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Buffet

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
BVG Excellent

During our recent stay we went to the BVG for both breakfast and brunch. For breakfast we ordered the omelette and French toast off the menu and they were great. The brunch buffet had broad selection our favorites were baked brie, seafood salad, and bread pudding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
CanuckAlberta
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Alberta
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
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218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Alberta
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

During our recent stay we went to the BVG for both breakfast and brunch. For breakfast we ordered the omelette and French toast off the menu and they were great. The brunch buffet had broad selection our favorites were baked brie, seafood salad, and bread pudding.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the breakfast offerings. Our team loves to welcome guests and ensure they start their day off right. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm... More 

Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had supper here on Valentine's day. I honestly assumed that he buffet at a Fairmont hotel (especially the Banff Springs Hotel) would be excellent. It was just the opposite. The food selection is poor. And that which is available is extremely poor quality. Let's start with the salad bar; 2 leaves, 2 cheeses, tomatoes cucumber and 3 dressings!! That's... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am so sorry to hear about your experience. We strive to provide engaging service and a memorable menu offering to all of our guests, but it is clear this did not occur during your experience. I will be sharing your comments with our culinary team as they are... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We had the most amazing Christmas day meal at this hotel in the bow valley grill. I have never seen so much delicious selections. There was fish, meat, veg, starters, salads, soups, and the dessert selection was out of this world. I would highly recommend you try this restaurant.

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

Dear Valued Guest from Oxfordshire, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It’s wonderful to know that you were able to share your Christmas with us. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. Our culinary team takes such pride in creating an extensive buffet that will delight all of our guests. Thank... More 

Bexley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Food was well presented, fresh with heaps of choice. Breakfast buffet enormous. Great value for money.

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

Dear Valued Guest from Bexley, Thank you for writing such a kind review on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. Our team is always so excited to welcome guests from around the world to start their day off right with a great breakfast. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience.... More 

Smyrna, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The breakfast buffet had a number of great options for breakfast. From fresh fruit to oatmeal to omelettes. The service was quick, friendly and efficient. The coffee and tea selections were wonderful.

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

Dear Valued Guest from Smyma, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back , the next time you are in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Calgary, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My Boyfriend and I decided to end our Banff stay with brunch at the Banff Springs hotel as everyone always talked highly of it. Thought the service was excellent the food and options itself were lacking. For the price that you pay ($30 for breakfast buffet) and with it being the Banff Springs hotel you would get many selections of... 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 to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that your experience was not as memorable as we would like. The variety of menu choices offered is a top priority of ours. I appreciate your feedback and will be sharing it with our culinary team. Thank you... More 

Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Tried both breakfast and brunch in the Bow Valley Grill and were delighted with both. The choice was astonishing for both meals and overindulging was difficult to avoid. The beef on the brunch buffet was delicious and so tender.

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

Dear Valued Guest from Royal Wotton Bassett, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on Trip Advisor. It was so wonderful to read how much you enjoyed both breakfast and brunch. Overindulging can be hard to avoid particularly at brunch! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Banff. Thank you again for taking the time to... More 

Beirut
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The food was all very good quality. Very relaxed atmosphere. The evening buffet was great. A little pricy but I would say worth it.

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

Dear Valued Guest from Beirut, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time in the Bow Valley Grill. I am so glad to hear that you were able to spend your holidays with us. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are... More 

Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We often enjoy brunch at Edmonton's Fairmont, the McDonald Hotel, so we decided to do brunch when we stayed at the Banff Springs Hotel. The service as always was excellent, friendly and attentive. The view was extraordinary out the window but the room was tired and outdated. The food selections were extensive but a lot of it was dry and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Edmonton, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that your experience was less than memorable. We always strive to exceed our guests’ expectations by providing engaging service and a memorable menu offering. I have shared you comments with our culinary team to ensure a similar situation does not reoccur. The... More 

Montreal
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My husband and I stopped at the Banff Springs Hotel on our way back from Revelstoke, B. C to Calgary. We had reserved the day before for our New Year's Day Lunch. Of course we had stayed at the Banff Springs Hotel several times over the span of 3 decades but sometimes changes in management are not for the better.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest from Montreal, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. It was such a delight to read your review and hear how much you enjoyed your meal. I was so happy to hear that you were able to spend your New Year’s Day with us and enjoy our holiday offering. I will be sure 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 26 - 34
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Canadian, Grill, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

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