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Bow Valley Grill

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$$$$
American, Canadian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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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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7:00 am - 11:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 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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Holbrook, New York
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391 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The buffet looked great from afar but after I ate I felt this could have been served anywhere for half the price. I know you are paying for Fairmont space but this was a brunch buffet price for breakfast. The omelette station burners were set too low. I never waited so long for at an omelette station when there wasn't... More 

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1 Thank sneakyright
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 breakfast was not as memorable as we would like. I have shared your comments with our culinary team as we are always looking for ways to improve and truly appreciate the feedback. I do hope you enjoyed the... More 

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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go hungry, go big and then roll to the nearest sofa to rest. The food is excellent and one of the best buffets I have had the pleasure of indulging in.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! It was great to hear how much you enjoyed your brunch! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Edmonton, Canada
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a Fathers Day Sunday Brunch and it was worth every penny. The views were amazing, food was delicious, and staff were very accomidating and attentive.

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Thank aliciamys
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. It was fantastic to hear that you were able to join us for such a special occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Regina, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

This is definitely worth the cost, with so many selections to choose from and everything presented wonderfully. The staff was very attentive, both in refilling bruch items and in table service. I will definitely be back next time I'm in town!

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Thank the4travellers2013
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are happy to hear you enjoyed the wide selection of scrumptious food the brunch buffet has to offer. We always recommended guests to come hungry! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Lake Louise, Canada
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

My wife Michelle and I had a beautiful buffet breakfast here during our stay. It was reasonably price with great coffee, excellent view and lovely atmosphere. Anything you could think of to eat was available and the quality was amazing. Healthy eating options are plentiful as well.

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Thank wilfred1969
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your breakfast experience with us! We love that you enjoyed the wide selection of breakfast foods and the wonderful view! We hope you are able to join us again to enjoy the buffet. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Denham Springs, Louisiana
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743 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Maybe the biggest buffet we've ever experienced. So many selection options. Omelettes were fantastic, but so were the fruit, French toast, juice and meats. Coffee is very good. Dining offers incredible sunrise views. Prices are a bit high.

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Thank LSUTraveller
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 with us! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the plentiful selection at the buffet! Fresh, carefully prepared food is only made better by watching the sun rise over the mountains. We hope to welcome you again. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Large selection of breakfast items and everything was fresh and made with very fresh ingredients. The view is exceptional while eating. Loved everything.

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Thank travelbuddy46
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, There is no better way to start the day than with a freshly prepared breakfast! We are elated to hear you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I have had the dinner buffet once before, but I was just there for Thanksgiving and the buffet was incredible. Prior to arriving I was trying to find a menu online, but all I could find was "turkey and all the trimmings" - and I suppose that is because once I saw what was on offer, it would have been... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review of your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. We strive to make the holidays a memorable and delicious experience and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner! We will be sure to share this rave review with our culinary team. We hope to... More 

Bowser, Canada
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Had a fine Alberta Beef meal at the grill. Service was wonderful. View out the window and into the mountains was spectacular. Beef was tender and grilled to perfection. Wine selection was fantastic.

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Thank Susan012014
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing you recent experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner with us. We certainly pride ourselves in offering the best Alberta has to offer! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Mount Forest, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

A large selection of items to choose. Although I didn't enjoy this, there was a line up for the omelet station. Custom made smoothies, lots of fresh fruit as well as a plethora of items to enjoy. Too much food to sample everything - a huge choice!

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Thank lindaabryant
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. It was great to hear how much you enjoyed your breakfast! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Rockies! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $32
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Buffet, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?