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The Bison Restaurant

) #8 of 107 Restaurants in Banff $$$$ , , Gluten Free Options
211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
+1 403-762-5550
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great earthy place too eat with lots of local clientele. My wife and I live in Banff and we like to occasionally go here for a date night. Locally recommended!!

Thank BMphotoTours
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of five was seating near a doorway on a rather hot day in July. There is no air conditioning. It is a good thing that the door was open, because it was stifling inside. Unfortunately, this is also the only access to the...More

Thank whitemice46
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chosen by family who live in Banff. Were originally seated by a large group of boisterous guests. We were moved to the beautiful patio where blankets were available for the chill in the air. If it had rained, however, we were warned that the would...More

Thank Sharonan23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here by chance. Bustling but not too busy. Staff were very pleasant and showed us quickly to a high table or we could have sat at the bar - all low tables were taken. Drinks and menus followed quickly. Food order taken and served...More

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our view from our table was so picturesque that whenever we took photos, it looked like the background was a painting of a perfect mountain town. The food was to die for! My family is trying to recreate this scallops appetizer, because something about it...More

Thank JannaFitz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal was phenomenal and so so fresh! I had the Rainbow Trout which was some of the best cooked fish I've ever had along with a crab and avocado appetizer, which was delicious. The atmosphere of the Bison was gorgeous especially on the patio...More

Thank alecia21
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I both had the scallops. They were so flavorful and delicious. The crab/mango salad was beautiful and delicious as well. The baked brie appetizer disappeared in seconds. We didn't eat a bite that we didn't love and we sat at the "bar...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious and nice outdoor seating. Had the bison short ribs, so tender. Spouse had duck and he was thrilled. Sit looking out towards the mountains and you get to people watch too

Thank Shannonkosz7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting, although we booked the seat here, we had to wait for a long time when we arrived on time before the receptionist allowed us to go upstairs. I was surprised to see all the tables upstairs were available, and we didn't understand why the...More

Thank Min L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food comes and goes, but a good server can turn an ordinary meal into a fantastic one. In this age of Michelin stared food trucks, the experience is just as important as the food. Shawna immediately treated us like long lost friends, was friendly...More

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February 24, 2015|
Response from Andy C | Reviewed this property |
We used Snowy Owl dog sled tours. They are based out of Canmore I think which is just down the road from Banff. I recommend them especially if you have not been out with huskies before. Amazing dogs, well cared for and fun... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $39
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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: 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-5550
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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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