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“Brunch at the Banff Springs” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bow Valley Grill

Bow Valley Grill
The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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Ranked #12 of 125 Restaurants in Banff
Price range: $29 - $38
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Canadian, Grill, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: There is a bus service run by the town which runs approximately every 40 minutes into Banff. Fare is $2.00 per person. The bus operates daily from 6:35 a.m. until 11:15 p.m. The bus stop is located directly outside the front of the hotel on Spray Ave.
Description: Savour the very best in authentic Rocky Mountain cuisine at the Bow Valley Grill - home to our legendary weekend brunch. Enjoy majestic views of Banff National Park in a relaxed family friendly atmosphere that celebrates the spirit of the outdoors, with handcrafted sculptures and tables constructed by local Albertan artisans. An impressive open kitchen provides an opportunity to see our talented chefs in action as they create delectable meals using seasonal organic produce and a focus from farm to table.
Calgary
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Brunch at the Banff Springs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

A HUGE selection of tasty treats. Take your family for a special day and enjoy the food and then go for a walk to burn off those calories in beautiful Banff National Park.

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Prince George, British Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Exquisite Dinning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife and I celebrated our 10th Anniversary with dinner in this beautiful dinning room. We were given a table overlooking the courtyard and we were amazed to see a deer graze and watch us eat our dinner from the window seating. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner in a romantic setting. We enjoyed dinner so much that we came back for breakfast and enjoyed the buffet. Soo much food and a great selection.Most memorable and we look forward to coming back.

Visited October 2012
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Louisiana
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161 restaurant reviews
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
“Googt food and great environment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had dinner on the night of Thanksgiving. It was a buffet, but it was an extraordinary layout of a variety of good foods including the traditional turkey and dressing. Also some very good pasta and meat choices. A very good meal for the night.

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Toronto
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Save your money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We were staying in the area and thought it would be fun to try their brunch offerings. Food was buffet-style, dried out, with a limited selection of boring items. Our waitress was reluctant to clear our plates, and tried to remove our cutlery, asking "Are you going to eat more?" She asked each of us the same question in turn, as if she thought it distasteful for us to want to actually have more food. The only good things were the fresh orange juice and the coffee. The outdoor surroundings are lovely, and it's a great place for a hike, but I strongly recommend you opt to eat elsewhere. There are lots of places in the area with much better fare and much more reasonable prices.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Food's always great, thanksgiving is special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Always good service, excellent food. We love the thanksgiving buffet, saves me from making dinner and we get a nice day out in Banff. Brunch is really good there too. Higher prices during special times but for what you get to eat (seafood, dessert) it's worth every penny.

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