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“Great meal in an outstanding setting”

Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge
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Ranked #48 of 147 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: Dining in Banff at Buffalo Mountain Lodge is a delicious departure from the ordinary. Imagine smoked, cured and roasted wild game. Tasty root vegetables, mushrooms and mixed grains. Fresh indigenous berries and other wild fruits. All artfully assembled and professionally served. Our wine list was awarded Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and we feature an outstanding collection of the world’s finest wines, including Canadian VQA selections. Buffalo Mountain Lodge won Gold at the Vancouver International Wine Awards. Newly Renovated! The Sleeping Buffalo Dining room now has a more modern look. Taking inspiration from natural elements surrounding the lodge such as wood and stone and incorporating additional natural materials such as granite and leather, the newly renovated dining room reflects upon the components that make up Banff’s natural and stunning landscapes and the mountain lifestyle. Surrounded by high vaulted pine ceilings made from post and beam architecture, the warm and intimate atmosphere within the dining room has remained just as cozy as before, but with a more contemporary look.
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great meal in an outstanding setting”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

I would describe this restaurant as fine dining.
Service was excellent and the menu choice was very good. We were a party of four, who were all pleased with our wmenu choices.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant and hopefully return there.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank AitchHW
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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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1 Thank KatrinaKitty
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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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