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Bow Valley Grill

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American, Canadian, Gluten Free, Steakhouse, Grill
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The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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7:00 am - 11:00 am
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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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New Jersey
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to this restaurant with a Tauck tour . This is an extremely large room and if you wish to not have so much noise I would suggest you get to breakfast early. They do have so much diversity with the buffet breakfast. From breakfast foods to cereals to homemade omelets to pancakes french toast smoothies Etc. The buffet... More 

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Winnipeg
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service was OK, very loud environment. Food was OK but not for the price. I had a steak that was totally undercooked. On the plus side the view is great.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The whole time we were there we were constantly disturbed by a waitress nagging us for our room numbers and telling us about how the wait staff were held accountable for each meal served. We were with a group and had couples join our table during the meal. The waitress got quite annoyed with us. We are high paying and... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of four enjoyed brunch at the Bow Valley Grill while staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs. We arrived on a busy Sunday morning and were seated promptly. The food choices were overwhelming and ranged from standard breakfast fare (Belgian waffles, bacon, etc) to pizza to fondue. My two teenage boys were very satisfied with the quantity and variety,... More 

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Thank PRobelia
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. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your recent brunch experience with your family. Sundays are meant for surrounding yourself with family and enjoying life. An overwhelming brunch buffet is the perfect addition to any Sunday morning. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Livingston, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the buffet breakfast here. The buffet was beautifully presented and the setting was beautiful with very happening views. Felt like we were eating in style. The buffet offerings were plentiful.

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Thank AmyC723
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 how much you enjoyed your breakfast! It's important to never miss such a vital meal, particularly when such beautiful views are involved. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Fountain Valley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate at the Bow Valley Grill for dinner The service was great and the food was good. However 2 chicken dinners 1 salad and lemonade came to $98 so just beware

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Thank ladybug5
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manger at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us during your recent visit. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

chicago
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything that you would expect from a 5 star breakfast buffet--omelet stations, french toast, fresh fruit, pressed juices, assorted pastries, etc. The pleasant surprise was how FRESH the food was--it tasted as good as it looked. At buffets, I am often disappointed once I sit down to dive in to my plate. Too frequently, the eggs are cold, the toast... More 

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Thank huddlesk
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 breakfast. A memorable breakfast is an important aspect to a busy day of exploring in the Rocky Mountains! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit as well. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food &... More 

Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cuisine here can compete with any high end restaurant in Montreal (our home town). Our meal was cooked to perfection and well presented, a pleasure from start to finish. We'd hoped for a more extensive wine list (maybe a few more European choices) but did luck out on a wonderful Italian Pinot Grigio. The service was excellent and the... 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. It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit. Our culinary team always loves to hear such positive feedback. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Hamilton, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popular for buffet lunch on weekends. Extensive choice with both breakfast and lunch items. Fresh cooked omelets. Children's section with corn dogs, etc. Decent food, but with most things on steam table, not too exciting. Friendly service on the slow side.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience. It's wonderful to hear that you were able to join us for brunch. Thank you for your feedback as we are always looking for ways to improve. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here three time before. Every other time the wait staff have been attentive and on the ball. Not this time, our waitress was terrible. We barely saw her. It appeared that she had 4 tables. She was never on the floor. The manager was there the whole time wandering around with his iPad like some video game... More 

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Thank Scott F
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 service was less than memorable. This is certainly not the type of experience we wish any of our guests to have. I will be sending you a direct message in hopes to collect more details to ensure we can properly... 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, Gluten Free, Steakhouse, 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
Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 T1L1J4, 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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