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“Outstanding Bison”

The Bison Restaurant
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Ranked #7 of 148 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $39
Cuisines: Contemporary, Canadian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Great service, amazing food. The only downside is that they are not a gluten free friendly restaurant. Very little selection with those who have dietary need.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We went by the suggestions here and so glad we did, best meal we had on our Rocky Mountaineer 9 day trip around BC except for the train meals. The Bison was exceptional food and I would definitely return there again for a dinner.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Great food and good service. Family friendly, kids meal was offered. Beef and duck did not disappoint.

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

This was the best meal on our trip! We ate at the Fairmont Banff Springs and Chateau as well as Primrose in the Rimrock and this was by far a better meal. It's not that the others were bad, it was that The Bison was exceptional. We went there for wings night and BYOB wine (with no corkage fee). All that action took place downstairs in the bar, we were accidentally seated upstairs and once looking at the menu lost our appetite for ribs. Fresh, organic and local ingredients made up the entrees. The staff was knowledgeable on food and wine but not pretentious. For dinner we had the Gnocchi and dessert was the most amazing and creative chocolate dish. My husband and I eat at many fine dining restaurants and were impressed with the quality, service and ambiance. Laid back chic in Banff, enjoy.

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1  Thank Tripen-Charlotte-NC
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We have just returned after a fun evening at the Bison spoiled by the ending .The food was good but expensive.However the wine left us feeling ripped off .We had three bottles of wine ,between 6 people,and ended up paying 98 dollars per bottle for BC Malbec and 65 dollars for BC Pinot Grigio .The wine list had not been clear Making it difficult to identify which price went with which wine..This left us with a very sour feeling have had a fun evening ..Just beware .good food but we felt ripped off!

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1  Thank Caroline k
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