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Bow Valley Grill

405 Spray Avenue | The Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada
403 762-2211
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Ranked #16 of 120 restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $29 - $38
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 finest & freshest regional cuisine while overlooking the Fairholme Mountain Range when you dine in the Bow Valley Grill. An impressive open kitchen provides an opportunity to see our talented chefs in action. Join us for our breakfast buffet which includes a spectacular array of fresh fruits, omelets made to order, yogurts, freshly baked breads and more. Or enjoy all of your traditional favourites from our a la carte menu.
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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Had a fantastic time at the brunch buffet. A HUGE selection of quality options. The service was also great. I found the brunch buffet to be way overpriced at $46 + tax & tip. If you stay and eat for 2-3 hours, then it might be worth it.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had dinner and breakfast. The prime rib is very nice, the roasted half chicken was great as well. Too full for dessert. The breakfast was buffet or menu, we had buffet, lots of choices. Could not find Eggs Benedict and when we asked they made them right then and there. Large windows with views of the mountains, nicely decorated.

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed both Dinner and Breakfast at the Bow Valley Grill. It is so nice to hear that the Chef's made Eggs Benedict, they are so delicious! Please visit again soon! Jessica P. Fairmont Banff Springs Food and Beverage Manager More

Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

great selection in the buffet, lots of vegetarian friendly items and very helpful staff and chefs.chefs made us allergy free items which were amazing and much appreciated.

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Bow Valley Grill. We are so glad that the Chef's were able to make special allergy free items! We hope to see you back again soon! Jessica P. Fairmont Banff Springs Food and Beverage Manager More

Calgary, Canada
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135 reviews 135 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Recently enjoyed fantastic brunch on a Sunday morning in Banff at the Bow Valley Grill in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. We were given a tour of the buffet as we were shown to our table, and were immediately met by our server team. We started with the organge juice which maybe the best orange juice I have ever had,... More

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments regarding the Bow Valley Grill Brunch. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope that you visit again soon! Jessica P. Fairmont Banff Springs Food and Beverage Manager More

Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Compared with last year, our dinner at the Bow Valley Grill cost more than 50% more. The food was nice but not quite top drawer or worth the money. The prime rib was somewhat on the dry side and needed the au jus for moistness; unfortunately the mustard flavor was totally overpowering and a touch too salty. The bison and... More

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that your Dinner experience was not up to the standard. We are always anxious to improve our high standards. We very much appreciate your comments about the service our team provided. We will ensure to pass along your feedback to the culinary and service teams. We hope you... More

Calgary
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We had a wonderful meal recently at the Banff Springs Bow Valley Grill despite having had a rough start to our Saturday brunch. We had made a reservation and had confirmed it with some additional information regarding allergies, but when our party arrived, no record of the reservation was there. We were seated in an area of the restaurant that... More

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your dining experience in the Bow Valley Grill. We appreciate your feedback. We are so glad that despite the minor hiccups, you had a wonderful Brunch. We will be following up regarding the reservation as well as ensuring that all of our colleagues know about what discounts we offer. Just a note we do... More

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Exellent meal we had the steak and it was perfectly cooked to or taste. But the best was yet to come, our friendly waitress pointed out the buffet desert bar. Full of cakes and puddings of every description - such a wonderful choice, and the quality was excellent

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding your dining experience in the Bow Valley Grill. We are glad that you enjoyed your dinner. The dessert buffet is such a special treat! We hope to see you back soon! Jessica P. Fairmont Banff Springs Food and Beverage Manager More

Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I booked two buffet meals here, actually three, but by the time we had been for two we thought that that was enough. Both times the restaurant was fairly packed full, it would be a nicer atmosphere if there were a few less people, but at least most of the commotion is at the food serving area and not too... More

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your dining experience at the Bow Valley Grill. We will pass on your compliments to both the Culinary and Service Teams. We hope to see you back again soon. Jessica P. Fairmont Banff Springs Food and Beverage Manager More

Trenton, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Ok so if you compare the buffet to Las Vegas you may be disappointed, however, if you take it for what it's worth, this was a decent buffet and excellent wait staff service.

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are so glad you enjoyed the Buffet and that we could provide great service for you! We hope you visit from New Jersey again soon! Jessica P. Fairmont Banff Springs Food and Beverage Manager More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

People make all of the difference when it comes to delivering outstanding service, and when this comes together with delicious food, it makes for an experience to remember. Such is the experience we had at the Fairmont Banff Springs' Bow Valley Grill for Sunday Brunch. Let's break down the experience and why I have ranked this as I have: 1.)... More

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed description about your experience at the Bow Valley Grill. We are so glad that we were able to accommodate your girlfriend's food allergies and we are grateful that all the staff made you feel so special. We will definitely pass on your wonderful comments to Rohan!! Thank... More

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