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“Gorgeous”

Waldhaus Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 156 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $38
Cuisines: European, German, Swiss
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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".
Reviewed February 19, 2016

Loved it here! Separated from the Hotel, it feels like a hidden gem. We were visiting for our Honeymoon and got a table right in front of the beautiful fireplace with a burning fire. The cheese fondue was INCREDIBLE. I didn't care as much for the beef (not as much flavor) but the chocolate fondue was SO SO good. I also did the wine pairing with the fondue and really enjoyed that as well. Beautiful restaurant, lovely ambiance and perfect for a special occasion!

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Thank Jilly5678
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Reviewed February 14, 2016

I have been here a couple of times and have seen people order other stuff and be quite happy with it, but for me there is no doubt about what to order. Their burger is just ABSOLUTELY the best I have had in Canada (and Alberta has some really awesome burgers to offer), and the black beer pint is delicious for those who love black beer. The place looks amazing and the service is very good.

Thank victorero
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Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

The setting was lovely the original features are great and would you have chosen those light fittings? Strange they work it is great. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the building, the linked hotel and the food and menu generally. They were catering for a large group as well as us when we dined and managed to do this without making us feel in the way or that we waited.
Service was quick they were generous with offers of additional bread for the table (refuse you have loads and a great meal to come). We had a couple of people who have narrow options when look at menus but everyone had a good choice and the staff were anxious to make sure the cod change this or that if needed
Obviously fresh cooked and all courses were great
It is slightly more expensive than many places in Banff but they can justify this easily. It is not super expensive and a great place for a memorable evening

Thank Val C
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Reviewed February 1, 2016

There is a walk from the hotel to the restaurant with a long staircase down to it The. ambiance is that of a German restaurant. Greeting and seating was adequate. The menu is extensive. The service was prompt and cordial. The wine list was limited. We started with the Cheese Fondue in appetizer size which was quite good. We followed with the Alberta Venison Loin that was overdone and the Traditional Veal Schnitzel that was dry and under breaded, you would expect a Schnitzel in a German restaurant to be nothing but perfection. The Cheese Fondue saved the night.

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Thank roberto a
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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2016

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the service provided and the cheese fondue. Thank you for your feedback on the venison and schnitzel. We are always looking for ways to improve and truly appreciate your feedback.

Warm regards,

Jeffrey C.
Food & Beverage Manager

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Reviewed January 26, 2016

We have been many times to the Waldhaus and always enjoy it. We like the cosy German-style atmosphere and the fireplace. Sometimes the lighting is very low and I have had problems reading the menu, so remember your glasses! They do an excellent cheese fondue which you can have as a starter. The meat courses are really good and on this occasion we had the venison loin and the goulash - both excellent. Very good and friendly service.

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Thank Judi F
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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2016

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was so nice to hear that you continue to visit on your many trips to Banff. Tucked beneath the hotel in the Bow Valley, the Waldhaus is one of our best kept secrets. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in town.

Warm regards,

Jeffrey C.
Food & Beverage Manager

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