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The Bison Restaurant

#213, 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5, Canada
403-762-5550
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Ranked #14 of 127 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Contemporary, Canadian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Caribou
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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I went to the Bison on a Thursday night with my husband, my brother and his wife. We were greeted immediately, and there was a table available right away. Apart from myself, the other three diners are meat eaters and we chose The Bison because they had great reviews, and were serving steak (a craving of one of our group... More 

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Sarnia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We had a great experience at the Bison. Their food was excellent and the service was even better! Our server, Sushi (actually her nickname but that's what she goes by) was so knowledgable and helpful with choosing our meals. We had one member of our party who is Vegan. This at times can fluster and confuse servers. Sushi was so... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Definately make reservations because Saturday night was busy! They start you off with these little tray buns that have been brushed with herb infused butter and they are wonderful! The service was wonderful and the food came out very quick. I think a bit too quick. I had ordered the escargot on a bone and it would have been amazing... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very nice restaurant Rachel our server was very good! Menu very well thought out flavours are good! Only thing was scallops were over cooked and duck was sent back as was over cooked but good second time.

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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great spot for a couple or group. The cozy, modern yet rustic environment invites great ambience. The service is fantastic and every dish was filled with flavour. Try the moose cocktail for a treat!

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Sweden
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182 reviews 182 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Bison ribeye steak was superb, and they cooked it rare which is exactly how I like it. Many places will not do this, so I was impressed. My wife enjoyed the short ribs with mushroom, and our daughter loved the bison burger. And definitely get the roasted squash appetizer as it has coconut and pumpkin seeds and is super tasty!... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Not great. Our poor waitress forgot to put our order through and so we had to wait an hour for our main course. Very apologetic but good was average at best...my wife found the duck combination pretty awful and given it was expensive and hyped we left avoiding dessert. Poor value and we found Maple Leaf much better.

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I consider myself a foodie and this was excellent. Excellent service, great wine and perfectly cooked bison. Will certainly come back and recommend to anyone. Again, I am picky on food and this was great.

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great food, sourced in the region. Always a busy place, bustling with activity. Service was good. Friendly staff. nice wine selection. Definitely recommend making a reservation.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Menu was very interesting and encouraged our kids (12, 11 and 6) to be a little adventurous. Loved that the kids meals came with a side of veggies. The bison gnocchi poutine was phenomenal and we all enjoyed the meat and cheese plate and fabulous bread. HOWEVER, we ordered a modified appetizer for my 12 year old that was a... More 

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Additional Information about The Bison Restaurant

Address: #213, 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-5550
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
Cuisine: Contemporary, Canadian

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