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Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge

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700 Tunnel Mountain Rd | Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
+1 403-762-2400
07:00 - 22:00
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have the $ you HAVE to dine here! Yes it is expensive but well worth it for a romantic meal. We shared the seared scallops - they were melt in you mouth Devine. I had the salmon and my husband had the duck. The meats were perfectly cooked with a very tasty accompaniments. The red wine was delicious... More 

Thank Kat G
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Our first time here and what a treat! Fabulous food, layered tastes. Great service. nice windowed space.

Thank Brigitte L
Brandon, MAnitoba, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Only tried the Sleeping Buffalo once during our stay. The atmosphere is great in the lounge area and we chose to sit there. One other couple sat down after us. We ordered a small food selection and two drinks. The service was very slow for only have 2 tables. The drink delivery took way longer that expected. The food was... More 

Thank ESC101
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160 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We ate here last Sunday. charcuterie board excellent and huge! We ordered 3 different mains between the 3 of us including the Caribou and wild boar, the restaurant were really flexible, allowing us to change the carb part of the meal which was great. Food all brilliant, we love the place and would return

Thank bruisyard
Calgary, AB
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We had a later reservation on Sunday and it has been my experience that even in good restaurants sometimes that time slot is difficult to staff and then food quality suffers. We are happy to report this was not the case here. We started our meal with crab cakes & tempura - delicious and then we had the Alberta beef... More 

Thank Wysiwyg45
Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

was there two days ago...once again good service. this time we had the filet (great sauce and well cooked veges) and my companion had the mushroom. both dishes were great...our previous visit we had lamb and carribou...both good. pricey but good for a special meal.

Thank bellize777
Toronto, Canada
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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Look at the menu online. We struggled to find something that appealed to everyone. Quality was pretty good ... but not for foodies.

Thank Ontheroadagain447
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We ate here on Christmas Eve and it was a great choice. The menu is very "Canadian" in style offering dishes such as bison, wild boar, caribou. I had the duck, and it was perfectly cooked & presented. The dining room is beautiful and while spacious is, at the same time, cosy. The staff were attentive and friendly. I'd recommend... More 

Thank sjdkingy
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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248 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Unfortunately all the seats were taken around the fireplace so I had to sit by the railing which caught the cold draft every time the main door opened. The waiter was very congenial and brought me two samples of wine before I made my choice. I had the bison burger which was tasty, but loaded with an excess of cheese,... More 

Thank xena888
Edmonton, Canada
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

interesting menu with several choices. The salads were excellent we tried caribou, bison. All very well prepared and plated, tasted great. Good attention to detail on the veggies as well.

Thank drterry2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?