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Bow Valley Grill

$$$$American, ,
The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (122 reviews)
“prime rib” (30 reviews)
“roast beef” (8 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Canadian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
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11 - 20 of 451 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the steak and it was cooked to perfection, salad and shrimp cocktail were delicious. See pics.

Thank lanicopip
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Our Culinary team always loves to hear such positive feedback. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The brunch here is famous for a reason, the choices never end and the atmosphere is perfect. This is a must do in banff and although it is on the expensive side($46.00 person) it is totally worth it! The amount of food selections is almost...More

Thank coffeenut88
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor! It was great to hear how much you enjoyed your brunch. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

We were looking for something a step up during our visit to Banff, so had Sunday brunch at the Bow Valley Grill. Great selection of dishes, you must try the banana bread french toast, and the pancakes with hot blueberry sauce. Scrumptuous. Our server Mathew...More

Thank DDuck61
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us for brunch! Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

The Bow Valley Grill is an excellent buffet for breakfast. Wide range of foods from cold to hot, made to order omelets, fruits, etc. Bit hard to navigate due to traffic flow and the challenge to find what you look for. Maybe better signs or...More

Thank ralphwilhelm1
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was lovely to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast. Thank you for the feedback regarding flow and signage. Our team is always looking for ways to improve and appreciates hearing from...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We had a chance to eat at this restaurant. Had to make a reservation as they are always busy. No wonder. The food is awesome and the staff wonderful. I had the elevated Mac & Cheese (highly recommend this) and my wife had a salmon...More

Thank Seppster58
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, It sounds as though you had quite the memorable dinner with us. Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Our team always loves to hear such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

The buffet breakfast was fabulous. The service great, the view fantastic. The omelet guy, Kris, was amazing. He had five burners going at one time and prepared each perfectly to order. I referred to him as the Omelet King!

Thank blondbear
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Every Castle needs an Omelette King! It's great to hear you enjoyed your breakfast with us. I have shared your comments with our culinary team as they always love to hear such positive feedback. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 4 September 2017

We were given a window seat so we were happy to have a view of a garden despite the smoke from the bush fires. Food good, staff helpful.

Thank christine c
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us for breakfast. What perfect way to start the day! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Very good buffet choices, food is constantly refilled and kept fresh. Great buffet to have before exploring Banff.More

Thank TaylorRose
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Breakfast is key to starting a busy day of exploring in Banff! It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in town. Warm regards, Jeffrey C....More

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We ate diner here. Had a fabulous steak diner. The wine selection was terrific and the view outside the very large windows were delightful. The service was terrific, too. Top notch !!! Expect excellence. Very upscale and classy place for a special diner. We dressed...More

Thank lbreves
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Dear Valued Guest, It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us throughout your recent visit. Our team will be thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed both dinner and breakfast with us. We look forward to welcoming you back the next...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

We visited for the much-lauded Sunday brunch. The food was fine, but nothing extraordinary. The service was poor. We waited ages for a server to come to our table. The food was very run of the mill. For the price we paid I would expect,...More

Thank Brandie_in_Boston
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the buffet offering for brunch. It's always our goal to exceed the expectations of our guests with an overwhelming number...More

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Itzzlizz
14 July 2015|
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Response from Chris L | Reviewed this property |
there is not really a private area. they had us just in a section off the back. i would recommend a different venue or a catered event as the hotel has lots of neat places to set up depending on the size of your group.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$26 - US$34
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus service run by the town which runs approximately every 40 minutes into Banff. Fare is $2.00 per person. The bus operates daily from 6:35 a.m. until 11:15 p.m. The bus stop is located directly outside the front of the hotel on Spray Ave.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-6860
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Fairmont Banff Springs
Description
Savour the very best in authentic Rocky Mountain cuisine at the Bow Valley Grill - home to our legendary weekend brunch.

Enjoy majestic views of Banff National Park in a relaxed family friendly atmosphere that celebrates the spirit of the outdoors, with handcrafted sculptures and tables constructed by local Albertan artisans. An impressive open kitchen provides an opportunity to see our talented chefs in action as they create delectable meals using seasonal organic produce and a focus from farm to table.
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