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“Iconic restaurant in the Banff Springs Hotel”
Review of Bow Valley Grill

Bow Valley Grill
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Ranked #38 of 144 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $31
Cuisines: American, Canadian, Grill
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
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. The bus stop is located directly outside the front of the hotel on Spray Ave.
Description: Savour the very best in authentic Rocky Mountain cuisine at the Bow Valley Grill - home to our legendary weekend brunch. Enjoy majestic views of Banff National Park in a relaxed family friendly atmosphere that celebrates the spirit of the outdoors, with handcrafted sculptures and tables constructed by local Albertan artisans. An impressive open kitchen provides an opportunity to see our talented chefs in action as they create delectable meals using seasonal organic produce and a focus from farm to table.
Cannon Beach, Oregon
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294 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Iconic restaurant in the Banff Springs Hotel”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

You can sit at your table, close your eyes, and imagine the early days of this place. Great food, great service and great company make for a wonderful, relaxing evening. It is a total experience for the senses, one to be savoured over time and never rushed.

Visited November 2012
2 Thank yvrbrit2
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not as good as the other restaurants in the Banff Springs”
Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

We took advantage of Bon appetite Banff with a three course meal for $45. Upon arriving we were seated in the back near large families of children. I asked the hostess if we could have another seat a little more private as the restaurant was mostly empty and was told no! Not too many more guests came into the restaurant while we were there so it made it hard to understand why we could not have one of the other 20 empty tables.

The portions were great almost to big. Unfortunately half the table had to send back the food as it was cold. The waiter Danny was great and brought the table free hot chocolate to make up for this. While the service was very friendly it was not to the standard you would expect in a fancy fairmont restaurant, not even asking to take our coats.

The wine was limited and over priced and the decor not as inviting as the rest of the hotel. I think the attention to detail was a bit lacking. Compared to the Italian restaurant in the Banff Springs you can really see the difference between the two.

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3 Thank canteacher
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Brunch at the Banff Springs”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

A HUGE selection of tasty treats. Take your family for a special day and enjoy the food and then go for a walk to burn off those calories in beautiful Banff National Park.

Visited October 2012
2 Thank Caro37
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Prince George, British Columbia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Exquisite Dinning”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife and I celebrated our 10th Anniversary with dinner in this beautiful dinning room. We were given a table overlooking the courtyard and we were amazed to see a deer graze and watch us eat our dinner from the window seating. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner in a romantic setting. We enjoyed dinner so much that we came back for breakfast and enjoyed the buffet. Soo much food and a great selection.Most memorable and we look forward to coming back.

Visited October 2012
2 Thank ASpencer19
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752 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
“Googt food and great environment”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had dinner on the night of Thanksgiving. It was a buffet, but it was an extraordinary layout of a variety of good foods including the traditional turkey and dressing. Also some very good pasta and meat choices. A very good meal for the night.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank French S
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