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Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge

700 Tunnel Mountain Rd | Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
+1 403-762-2400
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“bison” (17 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
700 Tunnel Mountain Rd | Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ambience and menu were good. We started with the charcuterie plate (as recommended). My husband had the bison, which was probably not something he’d order again and I had the salmon, which was excellent. Also, the bar area has a cozy fireplace and lounging area......More

Thank Jeanna007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent meal and service. Couldn't recommend highly enough the salmon and the tender loin we enjoyed. We opted for wine by the glass but in hindsight it was so nice we could have had a bottle.

Thank Viv B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What amazing views and food was really good. Had the elk for starter which was gorgeous and Bison for main. The bison steak was amazing, the ribs though very dry, but all in all really good food and even better service.

1  Thank Anchilla G
Caitlyn M, Guest Relations Team at Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings, Thank you for such a lovely note regarding your dining experience with us! We appreciate your feedback so much and are delighted you enjoyed our Canadian Rockies cuisine. We hope to host you again very soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we were staying at the Buffalo Mountain Lodge, we decided to give the Restaurant a try. We actually settled for the bar menu in the end. I had the Elk meatballs pasta dish, extremely tasty. My wife had the fish and chips, which she...More

Thank Andy D
Caitlyn M, Guest Relations Team at Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings, Thank you for leaving us such a positive note about your dining experience with us. We are glad you were able to enjoy our lounge, and hope to host you again soon! Thanks for choosing us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed at the Buffalo Mountain Lodge for two nights as part of a two week roundtrip from Vancouver to Victoria, Whistler, Jasper, Banff and Kelowna. Our meal at the Sleeping Buffalo restaurant was easily the best meal during our trip, although...More

Thank Nunneylocal
Caitlyn M, Guest Relations Team at Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings, Wow! Thank you for such an amazing review of your dining experience with us. Your wonderfully detailed review was a delight to read, and we will be sure to pass it on to the entire kitchen team. We work very hard to capture rocky...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely delicious food, worth the high(ish) price tag as soon as you take your first bite. An extensive menu that will suit most people. Staff were extremely friendly and had indepth knowledge in regards to Banff and the surrounding area. They were professional yet friendly...More

Thank hrb91
Caitlyn M, Guest Relations Team at Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings, Thank you for leaving such a kind note regarding your dining experience with us! We are so pleased to have been able to host you. Thank you for choosing us!

Reviewed 18 March 2018

Coffee was great. Breakfast was served hot and well worth the price. We went for 2 breakfasts, and in town the rest of time, so I can't speek on supper.

Thank 982darrylc
Caitlyn M, Guest Relations Team at Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Greetings, Thank you for leaving us such a kind note about your dining experience! We hope to be able to host you again soon to provide a dining service worthy of five stars!

Reviewed 13 March 2018

Unlike many other hotel guests I was more than happy with the buffet breakfast as the price is reasonable for what is offered. I had a choice of eggs and all the usual accompaniments. The other meals in the restaurant are really worth trying. Not...More

Thank Tony K
Caitlyn M, Guest Relations Team at Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Greetings, Thank you for leaving us such a kind note regarding your time with us! We appreciate your feedback and the wonderful compliments to our dining service which our team works so hard to prepare perfectly. We hope to host you again very soon!

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

The scallop with pork belly was soooo delicious. I can say Gordan Ramsay will love it too. The bison belly and striploin duo was also tasty which I loved the striploin more. I had the chocolate tasting and provided me with a very satisfactory ending...More

Thank Cammy K
Caitlyn M, Guest Relations Team at Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Greetings, Wow, thank you for such a kind review of your dining experience with us! We appreciate your positive feedback, and we would love to have the infamous Gordon Ramsay visit us as well! Ha-ha. We hope to host yourself (and perhaps Mr. Ramsay?) again...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

My adult children wanted to try the game meats of Canada and we decided on the Sleeping Moose. Our concierge called the restaurant and set up for them to pick us up from our hotel, which was a very pleasant surprise! When we arrived at...More

Thank ssinsc
Caitlyn M, Guest Relations Team at Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Greetings, Thank you very much for leaving a positive review of your experience! We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed the game meats on our menu - it is always so fun to try new things and find that you really enjoy them!...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Tunnel Mountain Rd | Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-2400
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Description
Dining in Banff at Buffalo Mountain Lodge is a delicious departure from the ordinary. Imagine smoked, cured and roasted wild gameasty root vegetables, mushrooms and mixed grains. Fresh indigenous berries and other wild fruits. All artfully assembled and professionally served. Our wine list was awarded Gold at the Vancouver International Wine Awards and we feature an outstanding collection of the world’s finest wines, including Canadian VQA selections. Newly Renovated! The Sleeping Buffalo Dining room now has a more modern look. Taking inspiration from natural elements surrounding the lodge such as wood and stone and incorporating additional natural materials such as granite and leather, the newly renovated dining room reflects upon the components that make up Banff’s natural and stunning landscapes and the mountain lifestyle. Surrounded by high vaulted pine ceilings made from post and beam architecture the dining room has a warm and intimate atmosphere.
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