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The Bison Restaurant

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Canadian, Contemporary
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#213, 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada (Caribou)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sat outside so got a great people watching, seemed to be popular with the locals. Had a pizza and salad - maybe an 8 out of 10 - Wait staff very nice. Banff is very busy tourist spot so low expectations were somewhat exceeded. Would not go again.

Thank shipster
West Friendship
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Bison was terrific. Its a contemporary, urban rustic design. The food was outstanding as was our server. The US$ goes a long way right now

Thank 644dann
Eustis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Four of us in party. Each had something different. Food & service. Be prepared for high prices in all restaurants in Canada. Fish was fresh and properly prepared.

Thank Herbert Scott S
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the bone marrow appetizer, Ceasar salad, venison and the bison. Everything was delicious but our server was so friendly and helpful, also was a local who shared with us what it was like to live close to the town of Banff. You could tell that the vegetables were sourced locally and the dishes and combination of ingredients showcased... More 

Thank starlitsky3311
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited this restaurant with high expectations, and they were exceeded. I had the ravioli starter, with a lychee cocktail and it was absolutely delicious. For my main I had a duck breast and it was mind blowing; it is my favourite meal to date, I have never had a meal that has live up to this sadly, Everything about... More 

Thank Sapna O
Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Bison prepared very well. Try the Old Fashioned cocktail for a unique start to a memorable meal. Our server was a bit confused and slow to bring the bill.

Thank TomLuchetti
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

so to start with when we found this place there was a cue outside and we had to wait 45 minutes for a table, but we were told we could come back and still keep our place. I know some people hate to cue and wait for a table, but to me it shows that people want that food and... More 

Thank DS D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bison Restaurant was recommended to us by a local and we were not disappointed. It's a little noisy but the service was excellent and the food was absolutely delicious. My companion said he had one of the best steaks he's ever had. I had the braised bison short ribs with vegetables. It was a little salty but delicious, none... More 

Thank MarciaArizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once you enter the restaurant, the service is excellent and the locally grown food is delicious. Has the feel of a restaurant that just opened, yet has been around for over ten years. This is the best place that I've eaten at in Banff.

Thank christinegootz
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot to eat local food, especially big game. The food was fantastic, the service great and the atmosphere casual but upscale. We really enjoyed our meal.

Thank Sylvia-Rick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $37
Canadian, Contemporary
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #213, 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: 14037625550
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 Brendan Robson prepare 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.

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