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Bow Valley Grill

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American, Canadian, Grill
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The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Calgary
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had brunch at the Bow Valley Grill and it was very good. A nice variety of choices, but not overwhelming. Ask for a table by the window, so you can enjoy the view!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife & I stayed in the associated hotel (Banff Springs) as part of our Rocky Mountaineer tour (10-11/09). We took all of our meals here (with the exception of a bar snack, just after we had arrived at the hotel) and will summarise the meals by type: Breakfast - as part of our trip, we were on buffet meal... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us throughout your recent visit. Our culinary team will be thrilled to hear your positive feedback. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time visiting Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Houston, Texas
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had brunch at the BVG one Saturday morning. While premium priced at $46, the only thing above average was the view. The buffet was large but full of the usual stuff one can find anywhere. Thinking back on the best item, nothing jumps out. Where were the crepes, the crab cakes, even French toast? We had an omelet bar,... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that your recent brunch experience was less than memorable. We strive to provide engaging service paired with a memorable menu. Our Brunch in particular we hope to overwhelm our guests with a delicious selection. As we are always looking to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here once whilst staying at the Banff springs hotel. It is the largest of the restaurants and seems to be where most of the tour groups eat. The view outside is the best point. The food was mediocre at best and you had the feeling more of eating in a canteen than a top hotel restaurant. Yes it... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am sorry to hear that your dinner was not as memorable as we would wish. Our goal is to provide our guests with engaging service paired with a memorable menu. As we are always looking for ways to improve, we truly appreciate your feedback. I do... More 

Ipswich, Australia
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was great with abundant choices and wine selection, the service was a little off as they were busy but if the restaurant is not full they seem to be able to cope. Prices are not budget though you pay dearly for what you get. While staying in the hotel we also have had the breakfast buffet which has both... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us twice during your stay with us. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Edmonton, Canada
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I could stay fast and steady to that statement, but the Buffet at the Banff Springs Hotel Bow Valley Grill has shaken my steadfastness. Pricey ($46). Fortunately we had a later seating (1:45) so i ignored all breakfast food. And happy I did. There was such a great selection of dinner choices. Duck, Beef, Porkbelly, I had a... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. Our culinary team always loves to hear such positive feedback. It's great to hear that we were able to convince you of the joys of weekend brunch. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Portland, Oregon
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327 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

We spent two nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs and ate here one of the mornings. I was impressed with the buffet spread. Service was friendly and helpful. Our server gave us some sight seeing advice which we appreciated too. We really enjoyed the juice/smoothie bar. There was a wedding going on outside during our breakfast which was fun to... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience on TripAdvisor. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your breakfast. It sounds like you had a perfect view of the mountains and the wedding taking place outside. We look forward to welcoming you back then next time you are in Banff for another memorable breakfast. Warm... More 

Australia
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139 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

A good , substantial meal with a variety of dishes to choose from. Went there for dinner and the overall comments were that we enjoyed our meal. Service was friendly and helpful.

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience. It was great to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

The Netherlands
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We stayed in the hotel for three nights and enjoyed both breakfast, lunch and diner in the Bow Valley grill. Overall I think we can conclude that the family enjoyed the buffet brunch and breakfast. Plenty of food to choose from made to perfection. Every time we left our table for another round we came back to a freshly prepared... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I was so happy to hear that you were able to join us throughout your stay. It was so wonderful to hear how memorable your experiences were. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Banff. Warm regards,... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

I dined at the Bow Valley Grill with two friends for a celebratory dinner. We were greeted by a pleasant host and were lucky to have a window table with a beautiful view of the mountains. Our server, Jeff, was fantastic. He was knowledgeable about the menu. I really appreciated how they catered to food allergies. My friend is gluten... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your evening. Our culinary team takes great pride in crafting a memorable menu for all of our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$24 - $32
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Grill
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
  • 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. The bus stop is located directly outside the front of the hotel on Spray Ave.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-6860
  • This restaurant is at Fairmont Banff Springs
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?