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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 128 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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English first
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Stopped at The Bison to try out their popular pizza. It was worth the stop! Mine was the Big Bird and was awesome. I ate half, packed up the rest and had it for dinner the next day. Great food in a sports bar type atmosphere.

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Had a bison burger at this restaurant. The meat was really good and melting in my mouth. The bun was very thick, but still managable. I substituted the potato with salad and was happy with my choice. Salad's Ingredients were very fresh and crispy.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My wife and I make it a point to make a reso at the Bison if we know we're going to be in Banff. The service is always fantastic, the atmosphere is warm and relaxing, and the noise level is typically not restrictive to conversation in a normal tone of voice. The food is always phenomenal! I highly recommend the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Last week we went twice to the Bison in Banff, once for lunch and once for dinner. The pizza at lunch was delicious, and very different from any pizza that we ever had: how about a mixture of honey and olive oil to dip in your pizza bites? The price was very reasonable and the service was great. It is... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Loved the service. Had the escarole in bone marrow and it was very good. Also tried the Bison short ribs which were flavourful and nice and hot.

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I have been living in Banff for nearly 15 months and have not been to Le Bison. The local's special that I heard about around town reeled me in and blew me away. We have exceptional service from a well mannered, friendly and knowledgable fella named Joe. His wine recommendation went well with my ribeye that was cooked to perfection.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The atmosphere is more laid back than we imagined based on the name, pricing and menu. It had more of a family restaurant feel to it rather than a romantic one, which was what we were looking for. However, we were pleasantly surprised with everything about the night! The food was amazing, the server was very helpful without being overbearing,... More 

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

After a day if skiing at Sunshine came into Banff to this great jewel. The Bloody Caesar was excellent as was the atmosphere and ambiance in this classy upscale place. After a dew Caesars we got a nice bottle of wine and dove into the menu. The escargot in bone marrow and served in the bone was something I don't... More 

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South River, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

My wife, daughter and I had dinner here on our last night in Banff and thoroughly enjoy ourselves. The waiter was friendly and helpful. He called over the Sommelier to help with the wine selection after hearing our meal selections . We all had game selections and were very impressed. The meal was very relaxed and took over two hours... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

we took a local recommendation for this restaurant whilst staying in Banff and so glad we visited. Evening got off to a funny start when we walked in next door first by mistake to find out it was a vegan restaurant! I am sure they do nice food for that market but not for a carnivore like myself! When we... 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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