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“Some cultural food in Banff”

The Bison Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 148 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $38
Cuisines: Contemporary, Canadian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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 2, 2014

This is a great place. The menu is very diverse, offering lots of local foods from Bison to Duck. All with a little Canadian Rocky flare. We were suggested this place by a person working at the Wild Gallery. It is off the main strip and little less tourist oriented. The food was excellent from the appetizers to the deserts. I had the ice cream trio for desert, cone, float and cookie, very original and tasty.
Try this one if you are in Banff. I think the lower rating on trip advisor is not a reflection on what it is, an excellent experience.

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Thank Barry H
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great food, great service and a great atmosphere

we obviously stumbled on this place when it was a good night ( judging by other reviews)

the service was very friendly and a little over attentive, having discovered we were from England the us serving us "just loved England" and was our best friend for the night. Telling us the history of the food, its sourcing and the local nature of the produce used.

the bison steak was as advertised by the chap simply fabulous we really couldn't fault the food nor the service. A little higher priced than other meals I had in Canada, but to be honest as a one off it was worth every cent.

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Thank M M
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

Reception is well done. Sitting is adequate. Menu is good as well as the food. Wine list is limited to american and canadian wines with few other options. The environment smells the gril smoky flavour and you will leave smelling it.

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Thank MarcioPalma
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Reading through the reviews here I feel like we must have been in different place. The waitress was kinda cold professional and we did not see a single refill of water. She greeted us with words: we have a WIFI, but not giving the passwords to guests. When travelling this is one of the basic requirements and we thought a fancy place like this must provide at least such basic service. We were wrong. We ordered pizza. The dough was burnt so the it tasted like eating coal with smoked scraps of bison. Other pizza we ordered was the same. Soup and salad ware perfect. The restaurant was too crowded (literally we were watching into meals of couple sitting next to us) and did not feel like the prices were adequate to the looks.

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Reviewed May 15, 2014

Many people around Banff recomended this restaurant, and there where always booked, so I imagined it would be a fantastic restaurant, and I only found it good. It has a cool ambiance and the menu, although not very big, seems well balanced. You will nopt be disapointed, but neither my husband or I found it really great, it is not my first choice in banff.

Thank Therandomnickname
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