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“Bow Valley Grill Brunch” 5 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 #14 of 124 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Bow Valley Grill Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We met up with some friends from Calgary we were a group of 5. We were sat at a table that was big enough for maybe 3. There were plenty of other tables our friends had made the reservations when they found out we would be in Banff. We actually bumped into some mutual friends who were a party of 2 and they sat at a larger table than our group of 5. 3 of us are beefy football players. Ended up having to sit with my chair almost hitting a table of two behind us. Now the brunch was fine, the coffee needs help. I can appreciate the amount of coffee that the restaruant goes through but it was terrible. Huge carafe on the table itty bitty creamer. Now I may be picky but we paid good money to sit and eat a comfortable meal. That didn't happen. We had the party behind us bumping chairs with us, bad coffee, semi warm food and we had to wait some time for our bill.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best brunch and dinner buffet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Previous reviews were spot on, yes, it's pricey but so worth it, loved the selection of seafood, veggies and meat. We also had dinner buffet back in December and it was excellent.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Wonderful Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

It is always best to reserve a table as it does get very busy. The selection of dishes is absolutely amazing, with something to suit every taste. There is so much food and the buffet is constantly being replenished. On this visit we were given a table by the window looking out on the "Million Dollar" view - something I've always wanted on past visits but never managed to get :-) Our waitress was attentive, constantly filling our drinks and clearing the dirty plates - always with a friendly smile. We have taken guests here before and no-one has ever been disappointed. Well worth the experience and money.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Breakfast for the active”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Best spot in town to get both quality & quantity of food before heading out to the mountains. Breakfast Buffet was great. Made to order omelets, well seasoned eggs, hash offerings, mushrooms, mango French toast and more than I can list here. Also offer a variety of smoothies with fresh ingredients and Greek yogurt.

I recommend for those who love breakfast.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minersville, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Best breakfast buffet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Had breakfast buffet 2 times during our stay had a very beautiful , high quality selection , beautiful room to enjoy a leisurely breakfast
Enjoyed the pastries very much

Visited February 2013
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