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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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07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 11:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 13:30
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Lake Louise, Canada
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife Michelle and I had a beautiful buffet breakfast here during our stay. It was reasonably price with great coffee, excellent view and lovely atmosphere. Anything you could think of to eat was available and the quality was amazing. Healthy eating options are plentiful as well.

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Thank wilfred1969
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your breakfast experience with us! We love that you enjoyed the wide selection of breakfast foods and the wonderful view! We hope you are able to join us again to enjoy the buffet. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Denham Springs, Louisiana
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722 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe the biggest buffet we've ever experienced. So many selection options. Omelettes were fantastic, but so were the fruit, French toast, juice and meats. Coffee is very good. Dining offers incredible sunrise views. Prices are a bit high.

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Thank LSUTraveller
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the plentiful selection at the buffet! Fresh, carefully prepared food is only made better by watching the sun rise over the mountains. We hope to welcome you again. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Large selection of breakfast items and everything was fresh and made with very fresh ingredients. The view is exceptional while eating. Loved everything.

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Thank travelbuddy46
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, There is no better way to start the day than with a freshly prepared breakfast! We are elated to hear you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have had the dinner buffet once before, but I was just there for Thanksgiving and the buffet was incredible. Prior to arriving I was trying to find a menu online, but all I could find was "turkey and all the trimmings" - and I suppose that is because once I saw what was on offer, it would have been... More 

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Thank Kat M
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review of your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. We strive to make the holidays a memorable and delicious experience and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner! We will be sure to share this rave review with our culinary team. We hope to... More 

Bowser, Canada
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Had a fine Alberta Beef meal at the grill. Service was wonderful. View out the window and into the mountains was spectacular. Beef was tender and grilled to perfection. Wine selection was fantastic.

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Thank Susan012014
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing you recent experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner with us. We certainly pride ourselves in offering the best Alberta has to offer! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Mount Forest, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A large selection of items to choose. Although I didn't enjoy this, there was a line up for the omelet station. Custom made smoothies, lots of fresh fruit as well as a plethora of items to enjoy. Too much food to sample everything - a huge choice!

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Thank lindaabryant
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience on TripAdvisor. It was great to hear how much you enjoyed your breakfast! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Rockies! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had dinner at the Bow Valley Grill as part of a tour. Just because we were part of a tour does not mean standards should drop. 1- Very poor service - Coffee was supplied but no milk and I had to go and try and find a waiter. The prime rib was placed in front of everyone then the... More 

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Thank Kevin T
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit. Whether our guests are traveling at leisure or part of a tour group, we always strive to provide engaging service, paired with a memorable menu. I am sorry to hear that your dinner was less than memorable. We are always working to improve... More 

Vancouver
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We treated ourselves to the Thanksgiving Buffet and very much enjoyed our evening. It was a bit overpriced but Fairmont's always offer incredible service along with great food. We were greeted by the hostess with a big smile and warm welcome. She had called the day before to confirm our reservation and remembered we had experienced some travel troubles and... More 

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Thank SaraM604
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us for Thanksgiving and that our host was so engaging. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Birdwood, Australia
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great food, great service, in a great hotel. A castle?? We had breakfast as well, which was very very nice! Worth seeking it out.

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Thank Trevor and Sue M
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Great to hear that you were able to join us for a bite during your recent visit. There's no place better for breakfast than in a castle! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stayed at the Fairmont Banff Springs as part of our Rocky Mountaineer tour. We choose to be on the meal plan. It included breakfast each day and dinner. Breakfast was just ordinary. One day I had a bad experience at the omelet station. After waiting in line a good 10 minutes, the chef told me he was closing his... More 

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Thank sully4101
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. I am sorry to hear that both your breakfast and dinner were less than memorable. It is always our goal to exceed our guests' expectation with engaging service and a memorable menu. It's clear that neither of these were met during your visit. We are always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 31
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 11:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 11:00
Thursday
07:00 - 11:00
Friday
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 13:30
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
  • 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.

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