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The Bison Restaurant

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Pizza, Contemporary, Canadian
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#213, 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5, Canada (Caribou)
403-762-5550
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 306
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    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 32
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the best dinners on our 2 month journey

The only negative was that the (otherwise fabulous) escargot with bone marrow had way too much herb flavor. It would have been a knockout with less rosemary. Really enjoyed the bison short ribs and the breads.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The only negative was that the (otherwise fabulous) escargot with bone marrow had way too much herb flavor. It would have been a knockout with less rosemary. Really enjoyed the bison short ribs and the breads.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

On arrival we were directed to the lift at the back and as one of the party was in a wheelchair they wanted to put us right by the door on our own. However we asked to move tables and got one in the middle near other diners. William was our server and was excellent, knowledgable and friendly. Starters were... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at Bison very much. The patio was lovely to sit outside on in the fresh air. The menu had a nice variety of choices and they buy from local farms for their produce. The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere conducive for chatting with other diners. The food was very good and the town very... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

As with Maple Leaf, we pre booked here based on Trip Advisor reviews, and had a truly brilliant meal. From the moment we sat down, our server, Johnny, was engaging, helpful, interesting, knowledgable and chatty. Choosing from the menu was difficult enough, so many tempting choices; we went for the the local meat and cheese shared appetiser, bison rib eye,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just came from a concert at the Banff centre and was a bit late. Still took us no problem. It was hot and they sat us inside, away from the windows. We asked to get a seat on the patio and after 10 minutes or so one came up so we moved out there. Much better. But after a while... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Won of the best places we have eat in. It is hidden, but the best places you have to look for. We told them what type of food we wanted and they choose for us! The bison is to dye for.

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Perth, Western Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Loved this place , wait staff were very helpful , we wanted to try a local wine told him what we liked - and he made a great recommendation. The food was perfect and unique - the flavour's outrageously good. We tried the ribs, the gnocchi , the flank steak and much more. unfortunately as we were so stuffed from... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The French toast is really good and very filling. The Caesars are also very good. Service is good and pretty fast as well.

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I was just in Banff for Summer Holiday and it was fabulous! The Bison was one of our company Dinners that we had. It was great. Unfortunately, we had a large group and weren't able to sit outside, but they have a fabulous patio!! The service was impeccable. I really enjoyed the Bison Carpaccio & Prime Rib. Thanks again!

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Staff were very friendly and accommodated our party plus baby. Our server made sure he had our order right and checked back several times to make sure that we were satisfied. The menu was not extensive but had enough variety to suit most diets. Our food was very good - traditional bacon and eggs with all the trimmings, lots of... 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: Pizza, Contemporary, Canadian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #213, 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5, Canada
    (Caribou)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: 403-762-5550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Contemporary, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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

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