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Bow Valley Grill

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American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, 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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7:00 am - 2:00 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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Portland, Oregon
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325 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Thank travelinpdx
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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129 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank mcwheel
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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank SvenGravendeel
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 1 week ago NEW

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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Thank Ceilidh J
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 

Gisborne, New Zealand
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our meal at Bow Valley - the steak was so yummy. The staff were all really nice and made our visit into a visit to remember!

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

Dear Valued Guest. Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was so wonderful to hear how memorable your dinner was. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Toronto
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had breakfast here. Below is the skinny. THE GOOD: 1) Oatmeal/Yogurt/Cereal Bar - This area of the buffet was fantastic. The oatmeal was hot and plentiful, and the options of fresh toppings kept me coming back; pitted dates, blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, granola, and on and on ... delicious! 2) Fresh Fruit - Good options, fresh, crispy.... More 

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Thank Malitz
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. It was lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your breakfast. I have shared your comments with our culinary team as we are always looking for ways to improve. We certainly appreciate such detailed feedback. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time... More 

Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us had dinner here. 4 appetisers, 4 mains and 3 desserts, no wine cost $308. Food was below average. Husband ordered the 10oz Alberta rib steak, the actual dish arrived was a slice of roast beef. Friend ordered cod fillets, actual dish arrived was fish and chips, it was soaked in oil and batter, with chips, which were... More 

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Thank Bceeingu
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 on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that your dinner was less that memorable. We always strive to provide our guests with a memorable menu paired with engaging service. We truly appreciate your feedback as we are always looking for ways to improve. I have shared... More 

Fernandina Beach, FL
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224 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice selection of everything you could possibly want. Great omelette station which is very popular and you could be in for a wait with chef cooking from pans on four burners. Timing is everything. Pancakes are golden brown and the eggs benedict is cooked just right. Only place to get breakfast in the Banff Springs Hotel.

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Thank married96
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. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us for breakfast. Other great options for breakfast at the hotel include the Castle Pantry, In-Room Dining, Stanley's Smokehouse and on weekends at the Waldhaus Pub. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Osaka
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83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was kind of nervous that I went in the restaurant by myself. But it turned out that there was no need to feel that way. The staff who took care of my table was very attentive and friendly. Therefore, I enjoyed not only the food but also having a chat with him.

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Thank TOkada
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 thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. Our colleagues love to welcome single diners and provide them with warm and enagaing service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a hotel such as Banff Springs I expected the food to be exceptional. It wasn't. The food had NO wow factor as it was plated plain and tasted plain. For a meal of 2 appetizers and 2 entrees amounting to $120 I hoped to be impressed rather than disappointed. The service was very good.

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Thank Nothingbutfacts6
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. We truly appreciate your feedback as we are always looking for ways to improve. I have shared your comments with our culinary team as our goal is always to provide our guests with a memorable menu. Thank you again for taking the time to share your feedback. Warm... 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
$25 - $32
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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?