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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)
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Banff Brunch

His - Broek Back Benny Hers - French Toast Both Delish, French Toast great twist on the Traditional. Enjoyable atmosphere and service from the hostess and wait team. We will have to try this place for lunch or dinner!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Edmonton AB Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Romantic
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow! Beautiful atmosphere! Food exceptional ! Service the best! Our server Stuart was amazing. He made this wonderful experience truly outstanding. Can't wait to go again.

Thank Maria M
Oundle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first dining experience in Banff, and it really was excellent! Everyone recommended this place to us so it seemed like the best option and I'm so glad we went. Gnocchi poutine with braised elk is out of this world, and duck main was delicious and perfectly cooked. Service was brilliant and great drink recommendations at the bar.... More 

Thank Louise T
Okotoks, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent ambiance and food presentation. We had the elk ravioli with scallops where the ravioli was cold and scallops quite small $17. Mains were the venison and bison ribeye which were average. We finished the meal off with a pumpkin cheesecake that was fantastic. Food is overpriced for the quality and restaurant decor.

Thank Gerry B
Nowra, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this place because we stupidly believed their own advertising of being one of the top restaurants in the world. It's plastered on their front door! The place was practically empty and the waitress looked as if she really didn't want to be there and couldn't crack a smile. We always share our meals and advise the wait staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Bison restaurant for the Bon Appetit Banff event that was going on, and we were served an absolutely incredible 3 course meal for a reasonable price. To start we had Fire Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bison Carpaccio, we didn't know what to expect for the Carpaccio, and it was different, but tasted incredible! Main course we both... More 

Thank SupermanRockstar
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just had a very good bison short ribs made in a skillet with some tasty vegetables. Had a great server and some good beer ( ask what they have on tap downstairs) my server got be a st-ambroise oatmeal stout. Very nice on tap. My wife had a great steak. And had an amazing desert with some desert wine.... More 

Thank Trinity S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here the last night of our honeymoon, and we have nothing but good things to say. It started off with being sat in a great seat over looking Banff. If it would have been daylight we would have had great mountain views. Our waiter, also the bartender, greeted us promptly and started a great conversation! He was genuinely... More 

Thank Samantha S
Edmonton AB Canada
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

His - Broek Back Benny Hers - French Toast Both Delish, French Toast great twist on the Traditional. Enjoyable atmosphere and service from the hostess and wait team. We will have to try this place for lunch or dinner!

Thank SeandaAndTheKids
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was great, the waiter was friendly and attentive. My fiancé had venison for main course and the meat just melt in ur mouth. Very well prepared! (Even tho they can prob use more vegetable on that dish, the serving was on the small side) For dessert, the maple whiskey (Sortilège) is a must try ! You can purchase... More 

Thank ohwellisay
Airdrie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is actually pretty good. The only issue I have is the appetizers are incredibly small. Even for someone who watches what they eat you will walk away hungry after appetizers and a main course. One good thing is they let you know where all the food is sourced. And it is local (western Canada). So in closing. Great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #213, 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5, Canada
  • 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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic


Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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