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The Bison Restaurant

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Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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#213, 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada (Caribou)
+1 403-762-5550
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Alberta Canada
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we didn't get seated at our reserved time, and there were no seats for people who were waiting. ... they don't have a lounge to sit down in and have a drink ... and to be honest there really wasn't even much area to stand especially as we were a group of 12 .... BUT I have to admit,... More 

Thank Check-My-Bucket-List
Toronto, Canada
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291 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The charcuterie starter was very good. So was the Bison steak. Perfectly done. The creme brule was average. Overall a good experience.

Thank Roy M
Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were trying to have pizza downstairs but ended up moving our large group upstairs. What a great surprise. The service was excellent and the food as well. How lucky we were. The servers made sure to get us out in time for the film festival and I will surely go back to this restaurant. The desserts were excellent as... More 

Thank jillannelewis
Banff, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of five friends went to the Bison last night for the local's menu special. Living in the valley for two years I had yet to visit the Bison, and wish I had been there sooner! The atmosphere is beautiful, the restaurant had an open style kitchen, where we can see the forno-style oven, a nice little fire burning... More 

Thank jtoom
Banff, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for my friends birthday and from start to finish everything was perfect, friendly and professional wait staff, fantastic food, everything was great! We did the locals special and were pleasantly surprised how good the portions were for being a special! We left so full and satisfied it was hard not to be impressed with this dining experience .The... More 

Thank F33DB4CK
Banff, Canada
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a perfect restaurant for the mid-level causual/fine dining experience. The atmosphere is casual but the food is really amazing. Not cheap, but super good and worth the $$!

Thank BMphotoTours
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to try Bison based on word of mouth recommendation. We were not disappointed. We had the Elk Poutine, and then Venison and Bison as mains. Absolutely spectacular. The service was first-rate, and the food was tremendous. I would highly recommend Bison as a must-go when visiting Banff.

Thank Ryan L
Ottawa, Canada
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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant in late October when it was participating in "The Taste For Adventure " .This is when you can get a three course dinner, that is not normally on the menu, at a reasonable price. We enjoyed the special menu, which had for among other things, a salmon sushi that was marvellous.As well, we had a bison... More 

Thank Ray Y
Banff, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of 24 plus one small child for a celebration dinner at the Bison. We had met with the staff prior to the event and they had been extremely helpful. For our dinner, we had a special menu with two choices for appetizer, three main courses and two deserts. This accommodated all the allergies and preferences we... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here on a Saturday evening in October, definitely glad I made a reservation as there were half a dozen people waiting by the hostess stand to get seated. Had a wonderful table by the window upstairs, with a view toward the mountains. Wine was delicious, food was outstanding. I had the escargot on bone marrow and the gnocchi poutine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 37
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #213, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?