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The Bison Restaurant

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Thu, 4/18
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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SHARE WITH THE TABLE
32.0
Meat + Cheese
selection of local cured meats + cheeses, house preserves, pickles
PLANT BASED
16.0
Caesar Salad
parmesan crisps, poached egg, sourdough croutons, grilled lemon, pink peppercorn dressing
15.0
Rocket Salad
radicchio, endive, caramelized walnuts, red beets, aged goat cheese, cranberries, maple vinaigrette
18.0
Wood Fired Raclette
confit potato skins, gherkins, mushrooms, berry compote
14.0
Squash Fritti
toasted walnuts, honey, mint, ricotta
16.0
Broccoli
Onion bhaji, tahini dressing, puffed quinoa, pine nuts, chili oil
WOOD FIRE + MORE
21.0
Roasted Scallops
Orange rum sauce, butternut squash, micro greens
19.0
Elk Poutine
Braised elk ragu, crispy cheese curds, crispy onions
19.0
Bison Carpaccio
sicilian style pickles, shallots + truffle puree, arugula, parmesan, sourdough crackers
18.0
Escargot
bone marrow, bacon lardon, gruyere, gremolata, garlic bread
18.0
Fig + Prosciutto flatbread
gorgonzola, pine nuts, kale chips, chili oil
SUPPER
REGIONALLY INSPIRED
48.0
Bison Short Ribs
bacon lardon, mushrooms, baby potatoes, root vegetables
66.0
Alberta Raised Bison Ribeye
poblano cream potatoes, broccolini, chimichurri, red wine jus
56.0
Alberta Bison Striploin
roasted shallot puree, turnips, roasted duck fat potatoes, seasonal veg, jus
36.0
Bow Valley Trout
quinoa, squash, kale, grilled lemon, brown butter + sage
48.0
Seared Beef Tenderloin
celeriac puree, baby squash, bone marrow butter, jus
41.0
Brome Lake Duck Breast
pomegranate + molasses glaze, beet barley risotto, buttered vegetables, jus
38.0
Broek Acres Pork Ribs
Creamy savory cabbage spatzle, broccolini, crispy onions, apple bbq sauce
34.0
Crispy Fried Cricken
Serrano chili viniagrette, creamed kale, grilled broccoli
23.0
House-Ground Beef Burger
fontina, peameal, tomato aioli, carmaelized onions, burger bun, tomatoes, fries
PASTA + VEG
23.0
Pappardelle
tomato sauce, mushrooms, peas, cherry tomatoes, whipped mascarpone
24.0
Grilled Cauliflower
polenta, romesco, cashews, micro green salad
THE PATISSERIE + ICEBOX
10.0
STRAWBERRY RHUBARB SHORTCAKE
sponge cake, ricotta crème
10.0
Chocolate Cake
maple marshmallow, ginger crumble
10.0
STICKY DATE PUDDING
candied walnuts, toffee sauce, vanilla ice cream
GOAT CHEESECAKE
chocolate crust, okanagan fruit
FRESH FRUIT SORBET
daily flavors
About
Walk up our staircase into rustic elegance. With windows on three sides, Banff's best mountain views speak for themselves. Enjoy a signature cocktail, local bottled beer or choose from our carefully selected wine list. Watch the show as a line of talented chefs in our open concept coppered kitchen lead by executive chef Kyle Nelson prepares your regionally inspired meal. Locals and visitors enjoy our sun-drenched terrace with its mountain views in the summer, and roaring campfire in the winter. Whether in high heels or hiking boots, our dining room is yours.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Canadian, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, we had a fabulous experience here from start to finish. We started with two appetizers, the scallops and the gnocchi poutine - both were wonderful. The gnocchi poutine is like nothing you've ever had before but the layers of flavor were incredible. The scallops...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank T1032VDemilys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

first time here at the Bison in Banff. 3 couples...all tried different things.....from trout, to bison, to duck...all well prepared and hot. Great flavor filled dishes. was a couple of different lounge acts in the back ground which made for an excellent evening.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Randy O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came to the Bison with family and friends for a birthday brunch and it was perfect. Our server Em was lovely and made some great recommendations. The food there is delicious and we loved the live music which created a wonderful atmosphere. Would definitely return,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank zo-ro-syd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did an early walk-in after a day of skiing. Had a window seat overlooking Mount Rundell and First class food and service. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank carolsZ5001MP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The meat dishes looked beautiful. I would not say this restaurant is veggie unfriendly--the kitchen staff were willing to make modifications--but it was some work. I thought the prices were too steep. We ate at The Block the night afterwards and it was just as...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Qbanbread
Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

Reservations highly recommended as there is limited seating. The food is wonderful ! My daughter had the beef tenderloin, husband had the bison ribeye, and I had the bison short ribs. We all shared a meat and charcuterie plate that had a great combination of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Queences
Reviewed March 2, 2019

Had read about this restaurant when planning for our trip out west. After reading great reviews decided to make a reservation. Loved the atmosphere, service was great. Had the Bison trio ( short ribs, sausage and steak) for the three of us and it was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank pinaespodiana
Reviewed February 27, 2019

The Bison is worth the wait; great menu and service. Vegetarian entree kind of a mess, but otherwise many tasty choices. A sweet spot to stay, sip, and dine.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Shellseeker58
Reviewed February 24, 2019

Their Sunday brunch are great: good food in a relaxing place. Dinner is fancier, the burger is really good, the steaks too of course, desert wasn't as good at the rest. Good cocktails

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alison3579
Reviewed February 23, 2019

This well known Banff steak house featuring bison turned out to be disappointing. The service was mostly great, but we had real problems with the food. The roasted scallops were small and tasted a bit off. The menu has two varieties of Alberta bison-they were...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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CalgarySkye
September 19, 2018|
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Response from TonyandKatya | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember a specific kids menu but there were children there when we ate there and there didn't seem to be any issue. I am sure that even if there isn't a kid's menu the staff will sort something out without any... More
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Kathy S
May 8, 2018|
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Response from robinmM3768XT | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Ski gear, sweat, and exhaustion are the formal attire of this establishment.
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DebS523
September 13, 2017|
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Response from KaylaV91 | Reviewed this property |
The table beside us was GF and they made adjustments to every item they ordered to accommodate their dietary needs!
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