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Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge

700 Tunnel Mountain Rd | Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
+1 403-762-2400
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
700 Tunnel Mountain Rd | Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 18 March 2018

Coffee was great. Breakfast was served hot and well worth the price. We went for 2 breakfasts, and in town the rest of time, so I can't speek on supper.

Thank 982darrylc
Caitlyn M, Guest Relations Team at Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings, Thank you for leaving us such a kind note about your dining experience! We hope to be able to host you again soon to provide a dining service worthy of five stars!

Reviewed 13 March 2018

Unlike many other hotel guests I was more than happy with the buffet breakfast as the price is reasonable for what is offered. I had a choice of eggs and all the usual accompaniments. The other meals in the restaurant are really worth trying. Not...More

Thank Tony K
Caitlyn M, Guest Relations Team at Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings, Thank you for leaving us such a kind note regarding your time with us! We appreciate your feedback and the wonderful compliments to our dining service which our team works so hard to prepare perfectly. We hope to host you again very soon!

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

The scallop with pork belly was soooo delicious. I can say Gordan Ramsay will love it too. The bison belly and striploin duo was also tasty which I loved the striploin more. I had the chocolate tasting and provided me with a very satisfactory ending...More

Thank Cammy K
Caitlyn M, Guest Relations Team at Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings, Wow, thank you for such a kind review of your dining experience with us! We appreciate your positive feedback, and we would love to have the infamous Gordon Ramsay visit us as well! Ha-ha. We hope to host yourself (and perhaps Mr. Ramsay?) again...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

My adult children wanted to try the game meats of Canada and we decided on the Sleeping Moose. Our concierge called the restaurant and set up for them to pick us up from our hotel, which was a very pleasant surprise! When we arrived at...More

Thank ssinsc
Caitlyn M, Guest Relations Team at Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings, Thank you very much for leaving a positive review of your experience! We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed the game meats on our menu - it is always so fun to try new things and find that you really enjoy them!...More

Reviewed 29 January 2018

We had breakfast and dinner while staying at the lodge. Dinner was delicious, had caribou which I have never had before. They appear to specialise in game meats as bison was also on the menu. The meals were good sizes considering the price. Dessert was...More

Thank Sammy Z
Caitlyn M, Guest Relations Team at Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings, Thank you for your kind note regarding your dining experience! We do raise our own game meats locally in Calgary as we very much believe in ethical and sustainable products being used in our dining rooms. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time...More

Reviewed 23 January 2018

The food is absolutely delicious here. I tried so many different things that I had never had before. The waitress was extremely helpful in making a decision and offered a lot of imput on the food.

Thank tayl0rm3
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We looked forward to coming here every time we’re in Banff for the ham steak at breakfast. The other food is also delicious!

1  Thank 369glendat
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Just an outstanding experience at the sleeping buffalo dining room in buffalo mountain lodge. The service was prompt and very professional. Then the food was delicious. We had 3 types of meat- beef, bison and elk all prepared perfect. Would highly recommend this place as...More

1  Thank Neil O
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The caribou and bread alone are worth a visit. Homey atmosphere and good service. Will return to try the elk and bison short rib.

1  Thank PaulotheExplorer
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We went mid-week and had the Taste for Adventure menu. 3 course meal. Wonderful service. Quiet civilized atmosphere. And the food was superb! We will plan next years trip around the same time!

1  Thank Brigitte L
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Tunnel Mountain Rd | Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-2400
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Description
Dining in Banff at Buffalo Mountain Lodge is a delicious departure from the ordinary. Imagine smoked, cured and roasted wild gameasty root vegetables, mushrooms and mixed grains. Fresh indigenous berries and other wild fruits. All artfully assembled and professionally served. Our wine list was awarded Gold at the Vancouver International Wine Awards and we feature an outstanding collection of the world’s finest wines, including Canadian VQA selections. Newly Renovated! The Sleeping Buffalo Dining room now has a more modern look. Taking inspiration from natural elements surrounding the lodge such as wood and stone and incorporating additional natural materials such as granite and leather, the newly renovated dining room reflects upon the components that make up Banff’s natural and stunning landscapes and the mountain lifestyle. Surrounded by high vaulted pine ceilings made from post and beam architecture the dining room has a warm and intimate atmosphere.
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