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“Excelllent food, personable service”

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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Excelllent food, personable service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

The duck was excellently prepared and plenty of it. The rack of lamb was very good but only 3 ribs, too small a portion for cost of about $40. Server/batman from Beaver Lodge was very personable and helpful. A definite place to enjoy good food and good views.

Only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is because of small lamb portion.

Visited April 2013
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Laval, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent pizza!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

This nice restaurant + terrace in Banff, Alberta, has fantastic pizza,(I'm from an Italian background) so I know great pizzas, lol. The salads are to die for + the desserts are delicious. Went for lunch, so very casual, but then, all is casual in beautiful Banff!!

Prices are quite reasonable, the service was great; actually the waitress was extremely pleasant helped everyone with their choices.

  • Visited April 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“ok”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

As higher end restaurants go, this place was adequate. I saw a review somewhere that stated this place was worth travelling a long distance to eat... but that's a stretch. They did nothing wrong, but nothing special. I'd certainly eat there again, but I wouldn't go out of my way. Good service and decent food, just nothing to rave about.

Visited February 2013
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“Tasty food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Banff is a great place to visit all year round. The Bison Restaurant is one of those places that makes the difference. Excellent service, and delicious dishes! Definitely a place to go back.

  • Visited January 2013
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Cochrane, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great food at a price”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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