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The Bison Restaurant

$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
+1 403-762-5550
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“bison ribeye” (73 reviews)
“escargot” (55 reviews)
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Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of 3 did a walk in with no reservation and was immediately seated, but it is low season and it was about 2 in the afternoon. Staff was pleasant and the place was clean. We had bison caesar salad, which is not your...More

Thank tim933
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travellers look for a spacious place to celebrate their Rocky experience! And, Bison Restaurant offers them good food and beverages aplenty! They serve with great love and care.

Thank AsisBandyopadhyay
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was jammed packed for lunch. The food is awesome. Our table shared the cheese bread. It was delicious. I had a turkey and brie sandwich which was delicious. My friends shared the pork belly mac and cheese. Was huge. Good thing everyone at...More

Thank Jewelzzz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table at The Bison for the last night of our 2 week trip after dining at the Bear St Tavern downstairs the previous evening. It was definitely the best meal of the holiday - everything that we ordered was delicious. My husband...More

Thank on-our-travels-86
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must for all, weather you eat Bison or not, best restaurant in town by far. Food fabulous and staff really helpful and friendly.

Thank Jenni H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was honestly some of the best food and best service I have ever had in a restaurant. I ordered the braised bison short ribs. They literally melted in your mouth! My husband ordered their rainbow trout. He loved it! So light and fresh! Would...More

Thank Robyn L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thankfully, we learned from others to make a reservation right away since most of the restaurants in town fill up quickly. We arrived early and they seated right away. Our waiter, another Aussie who's found a new home here, was chipper, friendly, very helpful, and...More

Thank elizabethnoyes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've had dinner here twice before. We had reservations and we arrived right in time. We were still made to wait in the ridiculously small and cramped waiting area downstairs for a good 10 minutes. This has happened every time I've been. I was pleased...More

1  Thank Love2Travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With so many choices in Banff we settled on this place and are glad we did. The restaurant is actually upstairs and is very cool place for dinner. Unique foods - we ate the Escargot in bone with marrow as one appetizer. It was delicious!...More

Thank geauxtomountains2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was so good. Wild game menu. Husband and I both had Bison, one of us the ribeye and one of us the short ribs. Both were amazing. Service was great and as a lover of carbs, the bread they bring you is heavenly!!

Thank TCM327
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24 February 2015|
Response from Andy C | Reviewed this property |
We used Snowy Owl dog sled tours. They are based out of Canmore I think which is just down the road from Banff. I recommend them especially if you have not been out with huskies before. Amazing dogs, well cared for and fun... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-5550
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Walk up our staircase into rustic elegance. With windows on three sides, Banff's best mountain views speak for themselves. Enjoy a signature cocktail, local bottled beer or choose from our carefully selected wine list. Watch the show as a line of talented chefs in our open concept coppered kitchen lead by executive chef Brendan Robson prepare your regionally inspired meal. Locals and visitors enjoy our sun-drenched terrace with its mountain views in the summer, and roaring campfire in the winter. Whether in high heels or hiking boots, our dining room is yours.
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