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“Great views, service slow, dessert the best part.”
Review of Bow Valley Grill

Bow Valley Grill
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Ranked #41 of 144 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $31
Cuisines: American, Canadian, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Shelburne, Vermont
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great views, service slow, dessert the best part.”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

Be sure to ask for a table with a view near the window to see the spectacular views. The Duck Confit appetizer was very good and the lemon meringue dessert was outstanding. The halibut entree was a bit bland as was the vegetarian pasta. The service was very slow and the waiter was inattentive.

Visited June 2014
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Houston, Texas
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144 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Eating at the Grill”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

Breakfast large, expansive and expensive. Dinner very good and well presented. Our server was very helpful and went beyond the call of duty when I wanted a chocolate desert, sourcing one from one of the other restaurants.

Visited June 2014
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Germantown, Tennessee
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419 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Astounding variety, excellent quality”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

My wife and I dined here for lunch on a Saturday (4 Apr 2014) near the end of our great trip to Alberta and British Columbia. We thoroughly enjoyed the tremendous variety of salads, breads, lean meats, vegetables, fruits and desserts on glorious display at this bountiful buffet. The venison stew was among the best that I have ever eaten. Many healthful options are available. Our server was very friendly and welcoming. This lunch was another of the many great times we have had in Banff, which is one of our favorite places to visit.

  • Visited April 2014
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“Dining in Style”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Excellent service from our arrival until the end of our dinner. The waitress was exceptionally professional, patient and polite.

  • Visited June 2014
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Banff, Canada
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Breakfast”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had breakfast there every day during our 5 day stay. An excellent European style breakfast and great service. There is a huge variety of items to choose from, but is is rather expensive at $30 per person.

  • Visited June 2014
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