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“Beautiful Setting”

Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge
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Ranked #53 of 147 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Adelaide, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Beautiful Setting”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

I was really looking forward to trying this place as it looked nice in photos on the internet and has some great reviews on this site. When we got there, I was happy I made the reservation! The restaurant is gorgeous, especially at Christmas time! Loved it! It is so "Banff", like a fairytale. The Christmas decorations were stunning and it is so cozy with the fireplace and comfortable surrounding lounge chairs where you can have a drink after dinner. (We shared a port and sat there until a large group arrived and spoiled our peace)! The food on the night we went was good, but not really amazing. Just nice. Would expect a bit better for the price and to make it a truly great experience. I can see, however, that it had potential to be better. Sometimes you just go to a restaurant and don't experience their best night. I think this was one of those times. I'd go back again though. Overall it was a pretty nice experience. The service was good. There weren't that many people there on the night we went, it is sort of out of the main restaurant area, which is nice. Very, very cute decor for Australians who don't see this type of place at home. A romantic place for couples and good for special occasions.

  • Visited December 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Tasty food”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

The food was tasty, though the quantity was a little lacking. Should have had an appetizer and more bread too. Service was a bit slow concerning the number of guests

Visited January 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2014

The 5 course new year's eve dinner was scrumptious. We hosted 9 people and there was enough choice so that everyone had a great meal.The New Year's Day Brunch had a good variety of food and it was all fresh! The service was friendly and professional.

Visited December 2013
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“New Years Eve dinner 2014”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Once again we had an excellent meal. They have never disappointed us in 15 years . Wonderful food, presentation and staff. Thank you for helping us bring in a new year with style.

  • Visited January 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great dinner....”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We spent two nights at Buffalo Mountain Lodge and were looking for somewhere close by to have our dinner. I came across all the reviews on trip advisor and decided to give this place a try.

We booked a reservation in advance and arrived to a nice table off to the side with a nice view.

Service was great to start and then things got a little slow. There was a winter race going on in Banff that evening and the route had to be changed due a grizzly in town so the road leading to and from the Lodge was closed for the race. This left people in the surrounding hotels/ lodges with no place to go. They had to seat people in the lounge to accommodate the influx of people. They ended up being a bit slammed , even the manager was delivering food to the tables and picking up empty plates, pouring wine etc...

Overall we enjoyed our meal here. Everything arrived hot and fresh. Would gladly return on our next visit to Banff.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Canadianbride
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