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“Excelllent food, personable service” 4 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 #24 of 133 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Pizza, Contemporary, Canadian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Caribou
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Excelllent food, personable service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

The duck was excellently prepared and plenty of it. The rack of lamb was very good but only 3 ribs, too small a portion for cost of about $40. Server/batman from Beaver Lodge was very personable and helpful. A definite place to enjoy good food and good views.

Only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is because of small lamb portion.

Visited April 2013
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Laval, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent pizza!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This nice restaurant + terrace in Banff, Alberta, has fantastic pizza,(I'm from an Italian background) so I know great pizzas, lol. The salads are to die for + the desserts are delicious. Went for lunch, so very casual, but then, all is casual in beautiful Banff!!

Prices are quite reasonable, the service was great; actually the waitress was extremely pleasant helped everyone with their choices.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“ok”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

As higher end restaurants go, this place was adequate. I saw a review somewhere that stated this place was worth travelling a long distance to eat... but that's a stretch. They did nothing wrong, but nothing special. I'd certainly eat there again, but I wouldn't go out of my way. Good service and decent food, just nothing to rave about.

Visited February 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tasty food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Banff is a great place to visit all year round. The Bison Restaurant is one of those places that makes the difference. Excellent service, and delicious dishes! Definitely a place to go back.

  • 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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Cochrane, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food at a price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Made our annual treck to Banff and booked our favorite restaurant for dinner. While the Bison continues to be great food the pricing continues to hold it back from being rated higher. Banff has lots of competition now and there are some great places that offer excellent food at a reasonable price.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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