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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 #13 of 125 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

First time in Banff. I was recommended by the locals and on this website. Excellent choice on the menu. Food was great. Service excellent, especially our server Sue. A little pricey, but well worth the food and experience. A must!

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

this was our first time at the Bison and I was impressed with the service as well as the local produce (and the story/explanation that came with each item on the menu). We didnt try the bacon flavoured ice cream, but that gives you an idea of some of the cullenary range that they have.

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Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Thank you Bison restaurant for once again providing an amazing food experience. From the inviting, relaxed atmosphere, to the fantastic wait staff and of course the delicious food - eating here is always a 5 star experience! The caesar salad is the best I've ever had and the tenderloin is so tender you can cut it with your fork. I... More

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calgary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We just attended a wedding dinner hosted at The Bison Restaurant. Without a doubt, it was the best wedding dinner we have ever had. In addition to the great food, the staff were excellent during the service, and were really helpful to my wife and I with our 1 year old child. They made chicken breast just for her, and... More

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The food was very good, well prepared. Good service too. We loved the salad prepared with beets and goat cheese. Also liked the ice. Cream tasting dessert.

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Vancouver Island
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We had a superb dinner here last night. My husband had the Bison Shortribs and I had the Venison of the day. Both were amazing. The shortribs were done well and fell off the bones. The accompanying veggies were done to perfection. My venison was so delicious on a bed of garlic mashed and with the great veggies, too. We... More

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Renton, Washington
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106 reviews 106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I booked a reservation through OpenTable a half hour before the scheduled time. To my surprise, the restaurant was only half full. We ordered the bison short ribs and the catch of the day (I believe it was the halibut). The halibut dish was good. However, the bison short ribs dish/pan was absolutely horrible. The short ribs were clearly overcooked.... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We arrived at the Bison early for our reservation. It was very crowded but they were able to accommodate us at a table out on the deck which we loved since it was a beautiful warm August night. Place has a great wine list and we loved the menu. Started with the Terrace Salad which we split since it was... More

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Banff, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

My fiancé and me come here only once a year to have a great supper and some how the waiter (John) always remembers us and our details (you can tell he is really enthusiastic about his job and the patrons). The staff are always very knowledgeable about the food and where it is sourced, etc. Everything on the menu that... More

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New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Had dinner with friends Saturdy night. Food was very good and wine list was lovely! Staff was friendly but seemed a bit rough around the edges (our server couldn't identify everything on our cheese and meat platter and made no attempt to find out for us; our server did not offer for us to taste our second bottle of wine,... More

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

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