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Bow Valley Grill

$$$$American, ,
The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (126 reviews)
“prime rib” (30 reviews)
“roast beef” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Canadian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
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11 - 20 of 456 reviews

Reviewed 25 September 2017

I don't give many 5-stars reviews, but the brunch buffet here deserves it. So much choice, so be sure to look over the ENTIRE buffet before you fill up on hashbrowns. Eggs benedict--very good. Tacos? Very flavourful with great options. Some of the best curries...More

Thank jlambv
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 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 and your guests enjoyed your recent brunch. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

While walking about in Banff, we happened to visit the Fairmont Banff Springs. I was able to persuade my reluctant wife to try the weekday lunch buffet at the Bow Valley, even though it was a bit expensive for a buffet lunch. But the experience...More

Thank chefvogts
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was great to hear that you were able to join us for our weekday lunch buffet during your recent visit to Banff. I shared your comments with our culinary team as...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

We had a wonderful dinner in the Bow Valley Grill as well as a breakfast buffet each morning. The food was very good and the service was fantastic. I wish I could remember the waitresses name we had for dinner. She was fun and full...More

Thank mgdevine
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us throughout your stay and that the service provided was so memorable. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We look...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Loved this meal, remarkable variety of food with all of it delicious. From the restaurant there are great views and before or after roaming inside and outside the Fairmont is highly recommended.

Thank mdh4276
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, It was wonderful that you were able to join us for Brunch! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 19 September 2017

A buffet to remember So, we are on vacation with thoughts of experiencing the Canadian Rockie Mountains, hiking some trails, and enjoying nature. That kind of went to second place after we overly indulged ourselves to their buffet. What an incredible selection of tastefully prepare...More

Thank MarJan6861
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Life is all about balance! Hikes in the Canadian Rockies go perfectly with a little indulgence at breakfast! Thank you for sharing your experience and all the positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

I ordered the steak and it was cooked to perfection, salad and shrimp cocktail were delicious. See pics.

Thank lanicopip
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Our Culinary team always loves to hear such positive feedback. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The brunch here is famous for a reason, the choices never end and the atmosphere is perfect. This is a must do in banff and although it is on the expensive side($46.00 person) it is totally worth it! The amount of food selections is almost...More

Thank coffeenut88
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor! It was great to hear how much you enjoyed your brunch. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

We were looking for something a step up during our visit to Banff, so had Sunday brunch at the Bow Valley Grill. Great selection of dishes, you must try the banana bread french toast, and the pancakes with hot blueberry sauce. Scrumptuous. Our server Mathew...More

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us for brunch! Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

The Bow Valley Grill is an excellent buffet for breakfast. Wide range of foods from cold to hot, made to order omelets, fruits, etc. Bit hard to navigate due to traffic flow and the challenge to find what you look for. Maybe better signs or...More

Thank ralphwilhelm1
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was lovely to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast. Thank you for the feedback regarding flow and signage. Our team is always looking for ways to improve and appreciates hearing from...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We had a chance to eat at this restaurant. Had to make a reservation as they are always busy. No wonder. The food is awesome and the staff wonderful. I had the elevated Mac & Cheese (highly recommend this) and my wife had a salmon...More

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, It sounds as though you had quite the memorable dinner with us. Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food...More

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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$25 - US$33
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
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
  • 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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