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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“bison” (14 reviews)
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700 Tunnel Mountain Rd | Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff great, breakfast smorgasbord great, lots of selections and fresh. Lounge menu lacking in appetizers, we were not very hungry but wanted a quick snack and a beer, not much on the menu, keep it simple maybe some ribs or wings, at least an option.

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our server was fantastic and the menu very unique. There was bison, duck, and other game meat on the menu, as well as usual fare, but the atmosphere, staff and chef that created the meals were superb. Yummy!!

Thank chev662015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meal was exceptional. Had the shared meat platter, Cartoucherie, as an appetiser then buffalo, elk and caribou for a main. The meal was cooked to perfection.

Thank David A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by a few locals and we figured that was a great sign! Called about 30 mins ahead of the desired table time, and sure enough they had an open table. We were seated right away and the table service was excellent....More

Thank BrowniePointz
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The food was good and the service was excellent. We had the breakfast buffet and thought the food was nice. The best part about this restaurant is the ambience and the staff. The staff is very caring and very good at what they do. Unfortunately,...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Food in the restaurant was excellent, cooked fresh with vegetables which were unusual. If you wished to amend something with your dish, it was no problem.

Thank hockeytart
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We stayed at the lodge and ate here during one of our evenings. The food was delicious, especially the meat trio. Highly recommend!

Thank Craig33_33
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We had fresh halibut and a nice bottle of Canadian wine. The bartender was very helpful in suggesting different whiskies to try.

Thank George R
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Best dinner we had in Banff. The ribeye I had was cooked to perfection. The strawberry rhubarb tart was so yummy. The staff was wonderful and the atmosphere was great.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We had not eaten for twelve hours when we entered the Sleeping Buffalo. Though we saw many tables, they were being held for guests of the hotel and we were lucky that Ben (our server) had just taken a call cancelling a reservation. He was...More

Thank Denise C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 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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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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