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Bow Valley Grill

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The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (108 reviews)
“prime rib” (30 reviews)
“roast beef” (8 reviews)
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American, Canadian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We treated ourselves to a full Sunday brunch buffet by going to the Bow Valley Grill. It was very busy but the line ups were never too long. Among the usual buffet offerings were: omelettes, waffles, French toast, numerous lunch offerings and many desserts. Some...More

Thank Torria87
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your weekend brunch with us. We always recommend arriving hungry so you may taste all of our Chef's wonderful offerings! We hope you were...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was nervous to have brunch here with small children in tow, but I shouldn’t have worried. We had a table near the back with plenty of room. Our server was SO friendly and attentive-truly a pleasure. The food was outstanding. Our friends are vegetarians...More

Thank Teresa S
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your brunch! Our team loves to welcome children and their families! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good buffet. Plus an al carte menu. Skip the menu, the food will be delivered cold. Go for the toaster first, 4 slots for the entire restaurant. Be flexible, sometimes what you want won't be there. Some areas to avoid: charcuterie and cheese. Just terrible....More

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear about your disappointment with breakfast. This is clearly not the type of breakfast we wish any of our guests to experience. I have shared your...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

On arriving at our accommodation we choose this restaurant for dinner and were not disappointed. My wife ate the slow cooked pork shoulder which was tender and packed with flavor. My steak the 10 oz signature was presented slightly under tender in parts but was...More

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Jeffrey C, Food And Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive dining experience with us on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear you and your wife enjoyed your dinner with us. We will be sure to share your feedback with our team....More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We ate here the morning before we checked out and had a good brunch. the food and service were good, not remarkable in any way, but my eggs were poached well, and the mimosas were strong. There was also a santa at the front of...More

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Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us on Trip Advisor. Mimosas are the perfect way to start the day in the Rocky Mountains! We hope to welcome to back for a holiday brunch in the future....More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Enjoyed a lovely dining experience in a well-appointed dining room!! Our waiter was friendly & attentive. The food was amazing! A lovely evening celebrating 50 years of marriage.

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to celebrate such a special occasion with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 26 September 2017

The Bow Valley Grill has an unbelievable spread for breakfast, so many varieties-so much food. We ate there on two mornings. The individually cooked omelettes were delicious. The coffee was excellent. The only buffet breakfast I have ever been to that was larger was at...More

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit and that you were able to join us throughout your stay. Sounds like the perfect way to start a day in the Rockies! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

We enjoyed the breakfast buffet each morning. Lots of choices so everyone was happy. Six of us ate dinner here and it was the best filet of our trip. Charred on the outside, rare in the middle, and lots of flavor. Everyone liked the food...More

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us throughout your stay. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 25 September 2017

I don't give many 5-stars reviews, but the brunch buffet here deserves it. So much choice, so be sure to look over the ENTIRE buffet before you fill up on hashbrowns. Eggs benedict--very good. Tacos? Very flavourful with great options. Some of the best curries...More

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you and your guests enjoyed your recent brunch. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

While walking about in Banff, we happened to visit the Fairmont Banff Springs. I was able to persuade my reluctant wife to try the weekday lunch buffet at the Bow Valley, even though it was a bit expensive for a buffet lunch. But the experience...More

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was great to hear that you were able to join us for our weekday lunch buffet during your recent visit to Banff. I shared your comments with our culinary team as...More

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Response from Chris L | Reviewed this property |
there is not really a private area. they had us just in a section off the back. i would recommend a different venue or a catered event as the hotel has lots of neat places to set up depending on the size of your group.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 33
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
  • 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. The bus stop is located directly outside the front of the hotel on Spray Ave.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-6860
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Fairmont Banff Springs
Description
Savour the very best in authentic Rocky Mountain cuisine at the Bow Valley Grill - home to our legendary weekend brunch. Enjoy majestic views of Banff National Park in a relaxed family friendly atmosphere that celebrates the spirit of the outdoors, with handcrafted sculptures and tables constructed by local Albertan artisans. An impressive open kitchen provides an opportunity to see our talented chefs in action as they create delectable meals using seasonal organic produce and a focus from farm to table. *Please note that the Bow Valley Grill will be closing as of January 01, 2018
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