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“Great food at a price”

The Bison Restaurant
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Ranked #7 of 143 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $36
Cuisines: Canadian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, 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.
Cochrane, Canada
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great food at a price”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Made our annual treck to Banff and booked our favorite restaurant for dinner. While the Bison continues to be great food the pricing continues to hold it back from being rated higher. Banff has lots of competition now and there are some great places that offer excellent food at a reasonable price.

  • Visited April 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Mixture of excellent and adequate”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

A really neat restaurant and a great concept. I appreciate how they've worked to include local foods in the menu. My friend's meal of tortiere followed by a steak entree was phenomenal. My meal which was the boar meat pizza followed by venison was not as flavourful unfortunately. Nonetheless, a satisfying experience overall.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank CJDHP
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Calgary, Canada
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Two Average Meals”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

I have eaten here twice and both times I have been under-whelmed. The service has been great but the food very average. I wouldn't dine here again.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank CCorbett02
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Rossland, Canada
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48 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Great ambiance, service and food!”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

4 of us visited this restaurant and all 4 loved their choices. We had bullhead trout (excellent), bison short ribs (amazing), duck (delicious) and a black cod daily special (good) - all were excellent. We also shared 2 appetizers, the scallop ceviche and the rabbit ravioli, and the latter in particular was amazing!
We also loved the atmosphere here....casual and comfortable, which I appreciated. Our server was awesome, very knowledgeable, and friendly and cheerful but efficient.
We plan on returning the next time we are in Banff, and would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good local cuisine!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank edesem123
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

service was great, must try the wild salmon dish, thaw Cesar salads was simple but filled with fresh ingredients. The woman that provided a nice service, thank you

Visited March 2013
1 Thank MontrealManny
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