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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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 via mobile

The concept of the restaurant is great: all regional, seasonal canadian products of the highest quality. Prices are kind of high but you need to pay a little more for canadian bison and grass-fed beef than for an average steak that you don‘t know where...More

Thank Annalenas H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the the buffalo shortribs and they were amazing. Loved the open setting and interaction with staff.

Thank FfaTheNetherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Banff not knowing when our schedule would be, and thus made no reservations. We went to The Bison just hoping and they were filled, but the hostess said we could sit at the bar for full service. Absolutely fabulous. Bartender, from Australia,...More

Thank BDavis1236
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice meal, if a little over priced. We had the bison platter which was cooked amazingly, only problem is I could of eaten it to myself. The food we cooked perfectly.

Thank a12e24
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Bison Ribeye which was excellent. Restaurant is pleasantly designed in a modern warehouse style. Menu offered good choices of which the others with us felt was good. It is definitely pricey but generally goes with the area.

Thank Nigel F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife went here for our anniversary, we ordered the bison trio for sharing and when it came to the table it looked fantastic, so we put some food on our plates only to find when we started eating that the veg was...More

Thank Jimuck70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is on the more expensive side of affordable but it was very high quality and delicious! Worth it! Make reservations! This place is extremely popular.

Thank Catherine G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner. Three of us shared the Bison Trio (special) and it was delicious. Very friendly staff. Focus on supporting local producers. Entry a bit disorganized as they hold you at the bottom of the stairs, despite having a reservation and being on time but...More

Thank HK208
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely modern restaurant with a good but simple menu which uses as many local producers as possible. Great food, great service but make sure you book a table in advance as it gets very busy.

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here whilst on our honeymoon- the food itself was very lovely in particular the Bison Ribeye Steak and the Venison. Service was very prompt and the staff were very friendly and engaging. My only issue is that I felt it was a little...More

Thank Alex W
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20 September 2018|
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Response from BoysieW | Reviewed this property |
not specifically, but many choices.
Kathy S
8 May 2018|
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Response from Robin M | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Ski gear, sweat, and exhaustion are the formal attire of this establishment.
Deb S
14 September 2017|
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Response from KaylaV91 | Reviewed this property |
The table beside us was GF and they made adjustments to every item they ordered to accommodate their dietary needs!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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 Kyle Nelson prepares 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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