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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
Today
07:00 - 11:00
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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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Los Angeles, California
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

I had the salmon and the cauliflower and apple cream soup while my son had a burger and caesar salad. The food was okay, not outstanding as I had high hopes that it would be. The service we received made up for any short comings in our meal. It was convenient to eat at since we were staying at the... More 

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Thank Momsperception
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 experience on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that your meal was less than outstanding. Our team always strive to exceed our guests expectations to ensure they have memorable experience. We appreciate your feedback as we are always looking for ways to improve. I will contact you via... More 

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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

After our spa weekend, we had breakfast buffet at the Grill. This is not the same as their Sunday Brunch. The food was great and there was still lots of options. We were there later for breakfast so we ended up getting some of the brunch dessert treats as well!

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience. We like to think that breakfast at the Bow Valley Grill is the perfect way to start your day here in the mountains. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! warm regards, Jeffrey... More 

Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

We ate at the here five times during our stay. Three breakfasts, a Christmas Eve buffet and also for Christmas Day Dinner. It was wonderful. The choices seemed to be never ending. You will never go away from there hungry and the quality of the food is wonderful.

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Thank FearsomeInlet
Jeffrey C, Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed each of your recent visits. Our culinary team works very hard to ensure all of our guests leave overwhelmed by the offerings on our buffets. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your Christmas holidays in beautiful Banff. We look forward... More 

LOS ANGELES
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Had breakfasts included with stay and was SOOO happy! Always lots of people, which is a testament to their service and food. Great buffet options (hashbrowns are special and there is a delicious corn beef hash variety to it), french toast and pancakes delicious, as were the pastries, oatmeal, drink options, omelets, etc., etc. Perfect for pre-skiing mornings and their... More 

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Jeffrey C, Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience. I was so happy to hear how much you enjoyed our breakfast buffet. We like to think it's the best way to start a day, especially before a day of skiing. The views of the Bow Valley over breakfast definitely help to provide inspiration for a day in the mountains... More 

Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We ate dinner and breakfast in the Bow Valley Grill. The room is very grand in its decor with pillars and statues etc. We had the chicken and the Prime Rib, both were excellent. The wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the food. There was a large selection of entrees to choose from. The breakfast in the morning was... More 

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Thank Chika52
Jeffrey C, 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 so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Our culinary team takes great pride in developing a menu that all of our guests will love. It's great to hear that you were able to join us for breakfast as well. We hope to... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

The thought of Christmas dinner at the Banff Springs Hotel has been on my bucket list for a very long time. 2015 was the year it would happen. We travelled from Winnipeg and were meeting our daughter and her posse, who came down from Edmonton. Banff has always been our favourite place to visit. And in winter, at Christmas, what... More 

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Jeffrey C, 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 experience was less than memorable. We are always looking for opportunities to exceed our guests' expectations and provide them with the best experience possible, particularly over the holidays. We certainly appreciate your feedback as we are always looking for opportunities... More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner last night at the Bow Valley Grill. Very friendly waiter (Jonathan), lovely wine and they catered to our 7 year old daughter really well by adjusting the menu options. And it's nice to have options that are healthy instead of typical chicken nuggets and pizza. For adults, I recommend the tenderloin which was nicely... More 

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1 Thank Caroline W
Jeffrey C, 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 happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner. Thank you for your feedback regarding timing. I do apologize for this mistake, but do appreciate your feedback as it allows up to improve our offering. I am sorry to hear about your breakfast experience. It is... More 

Alberta, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

We had the Christmas eve buffet. Great Selection of food and very good service. The chef came over to our table and asked how every thing was and thanked us for coming in. Very Nice to see that.

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Jeffrey C, Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed our Christmas Eve buffet. Our team loves to share the holidays with all our guests and takes great pride in creating a memorable holiday for you. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff over the... More 

Calgary, Alberta
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Spent Christmas at the hotel and splurged on Christmas Dinner ($79 per person) and Brunch ($64 per person) over the weekend. Had an issue as we had bought breakfast vouchers and booked brunch which we were told by the front desk was a $14 upgrade. Due to the holiday it was a $34 upgrade. You can imagine my reaction when... More 

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Thank CalJay
Jeffrey C, Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. It wonderful to hear that you were able to join us over the holidays. We appreciate your feedback regarding service as we are always looking for opportunities to improve. It is never our intent for our guests to feel ignored by their server as we strive... More 

Seattle, Washington
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

No complaints on the food or wine or service. Enjoyed our meal and the selection of local game. The only reason for 4 vs 5 stars was the fairly predictable menu, but I would enjoy dining here again on a return visit.

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Thank lat28
Jeffrey C, Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your dinner. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager 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$ 32
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?