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Bow Valley Grill

$$$$American, ,
The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (111 reviews)
“prime rib” (30 reviews)
“roast beef” (8 reviews)
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American, Canadian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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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

We came on Christmas eve where it was a buffet setting only. The food selection was decent and looked great however we all found the meat in many of the dishes to be quite dry which was disappointing, especially for the price of the meal....More

Thank Terry B
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I have shared your comments with our culinary team as they are always looking for ways to improve and appreciate hearing directly from our guests. The Bow Valley Grill has...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What was supposed to be nice dinner with my boyfriend turned out be to be a bad way to end the year. Firstly we had a reservation at the Bow Valley Grill in the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel for 8:15pm Dec.31/17. We arrived a half...More

Thank Sheena G
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. As you can imagine what you encountered is clearly not the type of experience we wish any of our guests to have. I have shared your comments with both our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have celiac and am always afraid of buffet service. This beautiful restaurant in the amazing castle was so worth it. I spoke with the chef who gave me a tour through the buffet and when I asked him about additives he explained that he...More

Thank Honest T
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. Our culinary team always loves to accommodate all dietary concerns, to ensure all of our guests have a memorable visit. The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to see the Fairmont over Christmas so we planned dinner here. The menu is very expensive for what it is and the room felt very large and empty even though there where lots of large parties in the dining room. We enjoyed the...More

Thank 374ThomasM
Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us on Trip Advisor. We appreciate hearing from our guests and are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. The Grill has since closed, but we will be sure to consider...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A buffet for Christmas Day dinner - what more can you ask for. The variety of hot and cold food was amazing and the taste and flavours were out of this world. Our server Danny was very helpfulMore

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your Christmas dinner with us! Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. I do hope you enjoyed the rest...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017

This past weekend I went up to Banff. I was told the Fairmount buffet on the weekend was one of the best. It was worth every penny. I recommend going in there super hungry and getting your moneys worth! Anything you can imagine its here....More

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Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the opportunity to share your feedback with us. We are pleased to hear how you enjoyed brunch! We always recommend bringing your appetite! We hope you are able to join us for another weekend again in the future....More

Reviewed 2 December 2017

We had made a weekend trip to Banff and took a package with the breakfast included. I am not a fan of the buffet so I ordered from the menu, the food was presented well and good. My Husband enjoys the options of the buffet...More

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Jeffrey C, Food and Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent breakfast experience with us on Trip Advisor. A freshly prepared meal enjoyed while overlooking the Rocky Mountains is the perfect way to start the day! We hope we are able to welcome...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

While on the slightly pricier side, the Sunday brunch at the Fairmont Bow Valley grill is definitely quite enjoyable and tasty. Service is five stars, the omelette and yogurt stations are worth a visit, while the pancakes were average.More

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Jeffrey C, Jeffrey C. at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent brunch experience with us. We appreciate hearing from our guests! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope to welcome you back again in the future! Warm regards, Jeffrey...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017 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 16 November 2017

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 13 November 2017 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 14 November 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 enjoyed your brunch! Our team loves to welcome children and their families! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!...More

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Itzzlizz
15 July 2015|
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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$26 - US$34
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
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
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  • 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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