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The Bison Restaurant

) #8 of 107 Restaurants in Banff $$$$ , , Gluten Free Options
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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“brunch” (34 reviews)
“bison ribeye” (63 reviews)
“escargot” (50 reviews)
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Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a excellent brunch here on Sunday morning. The Caesars (Canadian name for Bloody Mary) were outstanding. The service and the food was superb! Highly recommend The Bison!!!!

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bison has a very exciting menu but the food didn't quite deliver. It was very good, don't get me wrong, but given the rave reviews & expectations raised by such a creative menu the food itself was a bit of an anticlimax. That said,...More

1  Thank Deborah V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed one of our best meals ever at the Bison Restaurant in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. The food options were creative and it was hard to choose what to have for dinner. Starting with the gnocci poutine (we are still talking about how...More

Thank indianapeg
Reviewed 1 week ago

I dine out A LOT and would consider myself a foodie. This is one of those unique restaurants where you will be able to describe in detail every nuance of your meal ten years later. The gnocchi poutine is to die for. I considered ordering...More

Thank yalibrarian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was easy to make a reservation online for the same night. We were able to sit out on the roof top patio. Our waitress was very friendly, helpful and spent time making recommendations for food and also where to visit. We ended up ordering...More

Thank Meaganwc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's second time I had dinner here , bison steak is still the most must-eat dish here, but the other that I like most which is many different long ribs including bison , is no more served . Pity !

1  Thank Grantyyy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place serves really good pizza - and I am quite picky. Add to that great service, and a really good Belgian Wheat beer and you have a decent evening out. Take care, the restaurant is very popular, and if you get there after 18:30...More

Thank OlderGuy1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has unusual and delicious options for apps and meals. Drinks are wonderful and creative too. They have a great outdoor terrace that has a lovely view. The price is more than average, but the quality justifies it. Service is amazing as well. I...More

Thank Jpullo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place especially because of the staff. They were so friendly and helpful with beer and wine choices plus they knew the area and had helpful tips. Food was delicious and we all enjoyed

Thank Buff H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was nice to find somewhere slightly more upmarket for a nice night out We also both wanted to try good quality bison meat I had the steak which was really nice and my wife had the short rib which was absolutely amazing! Book in...More

Thank Duncan707
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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
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Average prices
USD 12 - USD 39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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: 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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