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Fairmont Banff Springs | Separate Location From Banff Springs Hotel, Off Property, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada (Formerly Waldhaus Pub)
+1 403-762-6860
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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I were staying at the Banff Springs hotel, and we were looking for a place to eat on a Saturday night, later in the evening. After rave reviews, we decided to try the Waldhaus. It was a bit of a walk down from the hotel, especially for my wife in her heels, but we were anticipating a... More 

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Weyburn, Canada
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a beer. It is behind the Banff Springs Hotel. You walk quite a ways down a hill and down stairs to get there, but once you are there it is a pretty spot. Staff were great.

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Thank sailinsandy
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It's great to hear that you were able to join us for a pint. The walk down is beautiful, but I am always thankful there's a shuttle for the way up! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Sydney, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Schnitzel was amazing. Atmosphere was warm, comfortable, elegant and just right for the occasion. The staff was everything that you expect of an upscale restaurant. Love the beets!

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Thank Ryan C
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us on TripAdvisor. We will happily pass along your kind words to our culinary team who always enjoy hearing positive feedback from our guests; the Schnitzel is a personal favorite of mine as well! We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here on our first night staying at the Fairmont. We had booked beforehand and had a table with a lovely view over the golf course. I had mentioned when booking that it was my husband's birthday and he was presented with a pudding and candle at the end of the meal, which was very tastefully done. The setting... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are honored to have hosted you on a special occasion and loved to hear that you enjoyed your view! We will be sure to pass along your concerns to our culinary team; we are always seeking to improve. We hope you... More 

Chicago
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169 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Excellent experience sitting outside at this historical restaurant. Waldhaus was quite a treat with a couple of wonderful great ice cold German beers and sharing a large plate of nachos. We saw a bear close to the river and the natural beauty is truly remarkable. Great place to be on a warm summer afternoon or evening. The Fairmont Banff Springs... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us for a cold pint down at the pub. Fantastic to hear that you were able to see a bear during your visit, truly a rare occasion even at the Waldhaus! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is the best meal we had all week in Banff. Our table was overlooking the mountain and golf course. I had the Wurst plate and my partner had the Schnitzel-both were amazing. Service was excellent-quite different from what we had experience at other restaurants in town. We had the chocolate fondue for dessert was delicious. You must try if... More 

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Thank L_Traveler14
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience on TripAdvisor. It's great to hear that you had your best meal in Banff with us. Our culinary team will be thrilled to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

East Hampton, New York
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126 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

After traveling fourteen hours , this little restaurant was a perfect little retreat in its own building in the back of the Fairmount hotel. The service was friendly and the schnitzel was authentic and a generous amount was presented. The hostess checked immediately to see if anyone had any dining restrictions and the waitress went out of her way to... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It sounds as though you had a wonderful start to your trip in the Rockies. The Waldhaus is the perfect spot to hide away and relax after a busy day of traveling. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Old charming Swiss style restaurant They specialize in schnitzel . They had German beers as it was "Octoberfest" Excellent service and even better food.

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time share your experience. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us for our Oktoberfest celebrations! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We thought we would try the Veal for a change and something we don't eat often. We were disappointed as it was cooked in clarified butter which ruined it, making the Veal and vegetables very greasy and unappetizing. The waiter was concerned but very nice when I explained why I didn't consume the meal and offered an alternative which I... More 

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Thank Ruth D
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that you found your dinner unappetizing. I have shared your comments with our culinary team as they are always appreciative to hear the feedback of our guests. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C.... More 

Starbuck, Minnesota
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Let me state first off that we weren't guests of the hotel. This may or may not have impacted the level of service we received. If non guests get less than acceptable service, then management really needs to let the public know that non guests may not be welcome. Jaeger schnitzel plate was fabulous. Appetizer portion of fondue for main... More 

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Thank KESinMN21
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that your experience was less than memorable. The length of time you encountered and the inconsistencies are clearly not the level we wish to provide any of our guests. I have shared these comments with our team to ensure a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 37
Cuisine
German, Swiss, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fairmont Banff Springs | Separate Location From Banff Springs Hotel, Off Property, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada (Formerly Waldhaus Pub)
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus service run by the town which runs approximately every 40 minutes into Banff. Fare is $2.00 per person. The bus operates daily from 6:35 a.m. until 11:15 p.m. See the concierge desk for a town bus schedules which are subject to change without notice.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-6860
Description
Nestled in the woods above the Bow and Spray rivers, you will find our Bavarian cottage-style Waldhaus Restaurant. Feast on a hearty menu featuring authentic Alpine cuisine, including Schnitzel and Fondue, in an atmosphere reminiscent of an old hunting cottage.

Dark wood paneling, a large fireplace, and a beautiful wine cabinet housing an excellent wine selection, set the tone for a memorable dining experience in our "House in the Forest".

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?