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“Pre Christmas treat”

Waldhaus Restaurant
Ranked #53 of 147 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: European, German, Swiss
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: 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. See the concierge desk for a town bus schedules which are subject to change without notice.
Description: Nestled in the woods above the Bow and Spray rivers, you will find our Bavarian cottage-style Waldhaus Restaurant. Feast on a hearty menu featuring authentic Alpine cuisine, including Schnitzel and Fondue, in an atmosphere reminiscent of an old hunting cottage. Dark wood paneling, a large fireplace, and a beautiful wine cabinet housing an excellent wine selection, set the tone for a memorable dining experience in our "House in the Forest".
Calgary, Alberta
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Pre Christmas treat”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

On our visit to Banff for Christmas 2012, we discovered to our delight the Waldhaus restaurant, nestled at the foot of the Banff Springs Hotel overlooking Bow Falls. This is a lovely old building going back to the 1920's created out of brick and wood. It reminded me of being in Bavaria.
We had a window seat with a great view of the Rockies and surrounding woods. This was the first time in a number of years that this restaurant/pub was open in the winter time. We enjoyed casual but delightful food. My daughter mentioned that the French onion soup was the best she's ever tasted. I had a hot pretzel prepared just for me with all the right spices. Our server Steve was great and gave us just the right attention. The place was full of cheerful clientele, we were all in a pre-christmas mood and hope to return soon.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Try The Boot if you dare”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Apparently you can drink from The Boot - it's about 2 litres of beer. My husband loved it but can't remember much afterwards.
Must have been great!

Visited October 2012
1 Thank AshVee
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice little hideaway restaurant.”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Even with a reservation we waited a good half hour to be seated.
Food was Bavarian style and tasted wonderful.
Good wine and beer selections.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Teri G
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“cheese heaven”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

truly the best fondue restaurant this side of switzerland france and italy! the springs is truly a magic place and an evening here is truly wonderful from the band to the food faultless

Visited January 2012
1 Thank Christopher3965
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
253 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“European Charm and an amazing location”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We love to dine at the Waldhaus. The Fairmont has brought Germany to you and the experience here is as close as we have come to Germany in Canada. Great food, charming staff, amazing site overlooking the river and the golf course.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank MarkTCalgary
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