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Waldhaus Restaurant

Fairmont Banff Springs | Separate Location From Banff Springs Hotel, Off Property, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“schnitzel” (41 reviews)
“fondue” (55 reviews)
“apple strudel” (10 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
German, European, Swiss, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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LOCATION
Fairmont Banff Springs | Separate Location From Banff Springs Hotel, Off Property, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
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71 - 80 of 273 reviews

Reviewed March 5, 2016

We were originally planning to eat elsewhere and then discovered this restaurant, a short walk from the Banff Springs Hotel. (If you are staying at the hotel, you can use the free shuttle or walk.) Since we both have German heritage, we were excited to...More

Thank CandaceAndRyan
Reviewed February 23, 2016

I love the ambiance of a Swiss-German restaurant an this fit the bill. My food was ALL amazing (duck and fondue). Very cozy spot away from an urban setting... loved it was in the woods.

Thank daysofsail
Reviewed February 19, 2016

Loved it here! Separated from the Hotel, it feels like a hidden gem. We were visiting for our Honeymoon and got a table right in front of the beautiful fireplace with a burning fire. The cheese fondue was INCREDIBLE. I didn't care as much for...More

Thank Jilly5678
Reviewed February 14, 2016

I have been here a couple of times and have seen people order other stuff and be quite happy with it, but for me there is no doubt about what to order. Their burger is just ABSOLUTELY the best I have had in Canada (and...More

Thank victorero
Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

The setting was lovely the original features are great and would you have chosen those light fittings? Strange they work it is great. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the building, the linked hotel and the food and menu generally. They were...More

Thank Val C
Reviewed February 1, 2016

There is a walk from the hotel to the restaurant with a long staircase down to it The. ambiance is that of a German restaurant. Greeting and seating was adequate. The menu is extensive. The service was prompt and cordial. The wine list was limited....More

Thank roberto a
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2016

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the service provided and the cheese fondue. Thank you for your feedback on the venison and schnitzel. We are always looking for ways...More

Reviewed January 26, 2016

We have been many times to the Waldhaus and always enjoy it. We like the cosy German-style atmosphere and the fireplace. Sometimes the lighting is very low and I have had problems reading the menu, so remember your glasses! They do an excellent cheese fondue...More

Thank Judi F
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2016

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was so nice to hear that you continue to visit on your many trips to Banff. Tucked beneath the hotel in the Bow Valley, the Waldhaus is one of our best...More

Reviewed January 24, 2016

The restaurant was lovely with a wood burning fireplace in the dining room. It was dark wood and they had us a table saved by the window. We ordered a plate of local cheeses and meats, then for the entrees Beef Goulash and Schnitzel. Very...More

Thank guy15
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2016

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. With it's unique surroundings, the Waldhaus certainly has it's charms. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time...More

Reviewed January 15, 2016

This pub is situated next to the lake behind the Banff Springs Fairmont. We had some time to ourselves between a wedding ceremony and the reception and so braved the stairs in our kilts and dresses to visit the Waldhaus. The setting and view from...More

1  Thank SeanFromCapeBreton
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2016

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience on TripAdvisor. It was lovely to hear that you were able to join us prior to the wedding reception you were attending. Nestled behind the hotel, the Waldhaus truly offers unrivalled views of the Bow...More

Reviewed December 29, 2015

While staying at the Banff Springs hotel we enjoyed a supper-time meal at the Waldhaus Restaurant. I ordered the goulash, and for a relatively simple meal it was fantastic-highly recommended. My wife enjoyed the veal schnitzel (i.e. cutlet) and my daughter very much enjoyed the...More

Thank Murray W
Jeffrey C, Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2016

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on your recent experience. It was so nice to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner. I will sure to share comments with our culinary team as they always love...More

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Jillian N
December 7, 2015|
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Response from Mightymimsy | Reviewed this property |
I'd be surprised if there isn't. I think you could easily stick to the venison (highly recommend) and vegetables and make your preferences clear to staff so they can be careful not to cross contaminate.
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Ari B
January 22, 2015|
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Response from Jeffrey C | Property representative |
Hello, Yes! The Waldhaus Restaurant is kid friendly. We love to welcome all ages.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20 - $40
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fairmont Banff Springs | Separate Location From Banff Springs Hotel, Off Property, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada (Formerly Waldhaus Pub)
  • Public Transportation: 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. See the concierge desk for a town bus schedules which are subject to change without notice.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-6860
  • E-mail
Description
Nestled in the woods above the Bow and Spray rivers, you will find our Bavarian cottage-style Waldhaus Restaurant. Feast on a hearty menu featuring authentic Alpine cuisine, including Schnitzel and Fondue, in an atmosphere reminiscent of an old hunting cottage.

Dark wood paneling, a large fireplace, and a beautiful wine cabinet housing an excellent wine selection, set the tone for a memorable dining experience in our "House in the Forest".
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