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The Bison Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent meal and service. The bison shortribs were delicious. Very popular and lively place. Only downside was we found it very warm inside and smoke from the kitchen fills the air.

Thank gtfo001
Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here for breakfast with my 2 besties on a Sunday morning after a girl's weekend away. We all had the eggs benedict and it was fantastic. It's a beautiful space and our server was very friendly and gave us excellent service. If you like tea, they have an amazing Earl Grey which you can buy a block away... More 

Thank lzyznomirski
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place have many Canadian game meat to choose from. Our selection from the menu wasn't the greatest tasting food we've had but that was expected in getting something different other than Chicken. Quite pricey and the wait line could be longer than usual as it gets pretty busy. Very dissapointed with the stuffed Zucchini. But ok with the other... More 

Thank Jason N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All of our appetizers were delicious. I had the roasted tomatoes which were simple but very good with arugula and balsamic. For main I had the pork chop with polenta. Pork was flavorful but a tad dry. We also had short ribs, bison burger, and tenderloin which were all very good. I wished their wine list would include French and... More 

Thank serie23
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice anmbience good food reasonable price, casual atmosphere good canadien wine relaxed informal dinning

Thank Tracey C
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting menu. The spaetzle & scallop starter was absolutely delicious! Main courses were good but not spectacular. The chocolate ganache tart is super-rich...need a coffee to go with it! Overall experience was extremely positive though. Very good service, nice venue...not quite a cliched "romantic" setting but we had a nice table, comfy chairs and really nothing to complain about.... More 

Thank Nigel B
Chico, California, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here three times with friends. The food was excellent. Each time, I had the beef tenderloin. I have not had a better tenderloin anywhere. On one night there were eight of us at the table. Everyone said that their meals were very good. I would definitely return to this restaurant if I were in Banff again.

Thank rdavisn
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best meal in banff. Bison was unreal .....tomatoe apetizer was also amazing. Great wine Baked Alaska top shelf. Great location. Best restaurants in banff

Thank crd8886
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this place. Seated quick! The bartender was also our waiter and was great. He even went so far as to grab me a warm blanket when he noticed that I was cold. My friend and I had the Bison Burger and WOW, it was amazing!!

Thank Stacey G
Prince Albert, Canada
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best in Banff. Great fresh pizzas and really good beer. And, as a bison guy, I love the name, and that they support the reintroduction of wild bison to the Park!

Thank Gord V

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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
US$11 - US$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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, 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: #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?