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“The Bison Burger was good”

The Bison Restaurant
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Ranked #7 of 143 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 11 - USD 36
Cuisines: Canadian, Contemporary
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Caribou
Description: 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.
Beijing, China
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The Bison Burger was good”
Reviewed 11 May 2012

Actually I couldn't tell the difference in bison meat. The potato was good. Things are on the expensive side.

Visited May 2012
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English first
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent brunch, would go again!”
Reviewed 5 May 2012

Had a great brunch at the Bison and wish we had gone here again before leaving Banff. The French Toast with bacon in the middle was amazing and the burger was very good. Price was reasonable and staff was friendly. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2012
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Canmore, Canada
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Staff Doesn't Appreciate Business-Go Elsewhere”
Reviewed 5 May 2012

Made reservations a month in advance for 3 on a Sat night. When arrived(15 min) early told not ready but told to sit in bar or come back. When we came back at the correct time, were told rudely to come back at the time of the reservation time(even though all clocks said it was that time). Why does staff argue? Tell us they can't accommodate the reservation time and to come back at the time they can sit us? Be happy that people would like to eat there. One of the group is in the food business and shared that they had NEVER experienced anything like that before. My advise Lots of Other Great Eating spots in Banff.

Visited April 2012
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Hamilton, Canada
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
Reviewed 5 May 2012

Rarely would we walk into a restaurant and decide to leave. Perhaps the upstairs offers more but we were not impressed with either the room or the menu downstairs for a late lunch.

Visited April 2012
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Manchester, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good place for lunch, nice cocktails”
Reviewed 4 May 2012 via mobile

Myself and a friend went here for lunch recently. We had searched around for a place that wasn't too expensive which is lot to ask for in Banff!

We were shown to our seats by a really friendly waitress and brought over water straight away. We ordered cocktails which were good and for $9 each, quite big, so good value (Tuesdays they do some kind of offer on cocktails all day).

We shared potato skins to start, they were lovely and came with a gorgeous dressing and sour cream. My friend had the enchiladas, I had the bison pizza, which had smoked bison meat on it which I found really unusual. The food was really good, portions were big, so much so we couldnt eat it all, the waitress straight away asked if we wanted to take it with us which we did. It all came to $66 which I think is really reasonable for banff, the service was excellent, she was so friendly and attentive.

Would come here again and would recommend to anyone.

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