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“Tue nights!!!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Bison Restaurant

The Bison Restaurant
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Ranked #14 of 140 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $37
Cuisines: Canadian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Caribou
Description: Walk up our staircase into rustic elegance. With windows on three sides, Banff's best mountain views speak for themselves. Enjoy a signature cocktail, local bottled beer or choose from our carefully selected wine list. Watch the show as a line of talented chefs in our open concept coppered kitchen lead by executive chef Brendan Robson prepare your regionally inspired meal. Locals and visitors enjoy our sun-drenched terrace with its mountain views in the summer, and roaring campfire in the winter. Whether in high heels or hiking boots, our dining room is yours.
banff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Tue nights!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

$10 calzones. Is the special on tues. I'm not sure of the other specials offered on the other days of the week. But I cannot pass up this Tuesday deal. The best part is its half a block from the movie theater. After spending $20 including a beer and tip at the tavern I get the Tuesday welfare deal at the movie theater. Service and food at the bison is quick and friendly

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank wolffy
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“Fantastic Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Great tasting food.. had the venison appetizer,bison ribeye and creme brule. Simply awesome!Good service. Will definatly return!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank TheresaHu
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“The Aroma!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Upstairs meat house - what more could I ask for? The aroma of the wood oven is something that lingers, and wakes up your taste buds - large place with great buzz. Food was good, meat meat meat.

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank fish_and_chips6
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Calgary, Canada
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“truly outstanding meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

a girlfriend and i did a last minute overnight spa trip to banff in december. she and i are both foodies so when i found this place online and read the menu i knew this was our dinner plan.

and, well, it did not disappoint. everything was bang on... the service, the ambiance, the wine, the food. we shared the escargot, ravioli and flatbread (... we were pretty hungry ; )). i was suprised at how much i enjoyed the escargot. buttery and soft and not too chewy - just delicious. as a main i had the bison short ribs that melted in my mouth the meat was cooked to perfection. unfortunately we were just too full so we had to skip dessert... next time for sure.

it's a busy place, reserve ahead if you can. its well worth it. they have a well deserved reputation in the town. i look forward to going back which i think, as a foodie, is the ultimate compliment you can give any restaurant!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank tinderhouse
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Great date”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Had a great date at the Bison. Inviting, comfortable atmosphere. We actually sat at the bar area facing Banff Ave and chatted with the bartender who provided exceptional service (which was a first on a trip with multiple dining experiences).

Cocktails are fresh and delicious. I recommend the vitamin C (Ginger Vodka, Carrot Juice, Pineapple Juice, and a Rosemary sprig)... Surprisingly tasty. My main course, New York Strip, was perfectly cooked with great seasoning.

All beef and products are from local farms and they even sourced bread baskets made of baked tree bark from the local Wild Flour shop in town.

This is a great spot for a date or nice meal with family. A bit pricey, but worthy.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Matt T
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