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Waldhaus Restaurant

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German, Swiss, European, Pub
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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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18:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 18:00 - 21:00
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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was wonderful, service was great, drinks were good. Was here for a quick dinner. A lot of fondue dishes whoch we didn't try. French onion soup was good, lots of cheese. Scallops were delicious as well as the duck breast.

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

Dear Valued Guest, It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner. Our culinary team will be thrilled to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Cold Lake, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were guests at the hotel and checked in New Year's Day on a bitterly cold night! Thank goodness they have a nice shuttle van from the hotel proper to the restaurant which would have been a very brisk walk in the cold and dark. Certain times of year the walk is very nice but would NOT have been that... More 

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Thank icount1
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Waldhaus Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking this opportunity to share your recent experience, your feedback is always appreciated! We have passed along your concerns to our shuttle and culinary teams to ensure we are providing service that is seamless. We hope you were able to enjoy the rest of your time in Banff! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food and... More 

New York City, New York, USA
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160 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I just had NYE 2016 dinner here. I had requested over the phone a table over by the fireplace which they were able to accommodate. Additionally, when making the reservation I was asked about any allergies and our waitress was notified & looked out for us. The entire staff was welcoming, professional, & personable. The dining rooms... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, We are so thrilled you were able to ring in the new year with us! We will happily pass along your kind words to our teams as we pride ourselves in creating these wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. We hope you are able to join us again in the future! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food... More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by to admire the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel around Christmas and enjoyed a drink at the Waldhaus Pub. First time there and was highly recommended by a good friend who frequents often. I loved that we had to walk outside to get to it. It overlooks a skating area and has a beautiful view of the mountains and... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food, atmosphere, and service were all perfect. I would highly recommend. Very unique little restaurant nestled in the woods of the Banff Springs property.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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

Dear Valued Guest, We are happy you were able to join us for a lovely evening in a cozy cabin with refreshing pints and warm comfort food! After a hearty meal, the shuttle is always available to deliver you back to the hotel for night cap in the lounge! We do sincerely apologize for the miscommunication regarding the restaurant's hours... More 

Weyburn, Canada
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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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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 19 November 2016

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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168 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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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171 reviews
109 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 

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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$ 38
Cuisine
German, Swiss, European, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?