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“Always great.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bison Restaurant

The Bison Restaurant
#213, 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5, Canada
403-762-5550
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Ranked #27 of 132 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Pizza, Contemporary, Canadian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Caribou
Alberta
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Always great.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The Bison is one of my favourite restaurants. It has a bistro feel and is always busy and bustling with people so it is a good idea to reserve your table. You can dress up or be casual and not worry. The food is usually locally sourced and the menu is varied. The portion sizes seems fairly generous. I had the duck and that was really tender and is one of the favourites on the menu apparently.

  • Visited January 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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Mgarr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Definately a Good Choice:)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

First time to Bison's: We were completely satisfied & would recommend it to anyone looking to dine in Banff.....Genuine Food, great service & value for money!
Keep it up!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Xmas Dinner at the Bison”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We took a party of 9 to the Bison for Xmas dinner. It was a set menu with a variety of choices for young and old. The service was great, the food outstanding, and the value for money quite amazing. Banff restaurants can sometimes be overpriced - but this certainly was not. The atmosphere is good, and the staff seemed to enjoy working there.

We also ate at the downstairs pizza tavern, and were similarly impressed.

It is great to see a restaurant catering for different markets and occasions.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Nice posh restaurant. Some menu items are expensive but food is excellent. Great to see the chefs cooking. Great service. Very hot inside.

Visited December 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“good but could improve”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

lamb- I was expecting more than two pieces, but very yummy
bison rib eye- was nothing special
had bread before the meal came and the butter was hard!

The high light... the veggies! A potato, corn, and spinach patty that had a batter crust.
Steamed carrots and squash... both very good.

The place was empty (during the week at 5 o'clock) so we had good service and a quiet atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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