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Bow Valley Grill

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American, Canadian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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The Fairmont Banff Springs | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
+1 403-762-6860
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07:00 - 11:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 11:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 13:30
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our last meal at the hotel was brunch and we were more than satisfied. Excellent food with large variety of options.

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Thank stefanieadams09
Edmonton, Canada
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views of the Mountain Valley. Fabulous food and Excellent service. What more could you ask for?

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Thank HelenB542015
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your brunch. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Hermosa Beach, California
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189 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Gorgeous dining room. The breakfast buffet is as good as any Sunday brunch, and not as crowded -- no waiting in lines for your omelets etc. Excellent selections and fresh food, wonderful and extensive juice and smoothy bar, attentive staff.

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Thank DLMS_3
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on Tripadvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your breakfast! A solid breakfast is key to a day of adventure in the Rockies! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This was hands down the most delicious buffet brunch I have ever had ! I am a vegetarian and usually there are not too many options for me at a brunch buffet but there were tons here ! and the quality of food was absolutely amazing. There were actually more things that I wanted to try that I just couldn't... More 

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Thank RyJMoore
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor! I was thrilled the hear how much you enjoyed your brunch! What a perfect way to spend a weekend in the mountains. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Calgary, Canada
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154 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Yes, the spread is fairly big but only to accommodate the giant dining hall. Service was slow on family day long weekend (Sunday) when we arrived just after noon. I was surprised to find the place not overly busy. You have delicious salmon Benedict but the rest is typical of a brunch variety with plenty of options. I've never waited... More 

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Thank rawandhonest
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that you did not find your visit as memorable as we would like. I have shared your comments with our culinary team as they are always looking for ways to improve. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Thank... More 

Sydney, Australia
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271 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Had the buffet breakfast whilst staying at the hotel. There was tons of food and all fresh and tasty. A big restaurant with beautiful views.

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Thank jetsettingaussies
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, A great breakfast is key when starting a day in the Mountains! Thank you so much for sharing your recent experience. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Mineral Bluff, GA
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We ate breakfast here everyday! The buffet seems pricey but the food and service is top notch! They will make an omelet, pancakes, french toast and even had Gluten free options!

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Thank rkmama
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. It was fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed your breakfast and that you were able to join us each day of your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Holbrook, New York
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392 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The buffet looked great from afar but after I ate I felt this could have been served anywhere for half the price. I know you are paying for Fairmont space but this was a brunch buffet price for breakfast. The omelette station burners were set too low. I never waited so long for at an omelette station when there wasn't... More 

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Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that your breakfast was not as memorable as we would like. I have shared your comments with our culinary team as we are always looking for ways to improve and truly appreciate the feedback. I do hope you enjoyed the... More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Go hungry, go big and then roll to the nearest sofa to rest. The food is excellent and one of the best buffets I have had the pleasure of indulging in.

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Thank WanderingGirlNYC
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! It was great to hear how much you enjoyed your brunch! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

Edmonton, Canada
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We enjoyed a Fathers Day Sunday Brunch and it was worth every penny. The views were amazing, food was delicious, and staff were very accomidating and attentive.

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Thank aliciamys
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It was fantastic to hear that you were able to join us for such a special occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$31
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Buffet, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 11:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 11:00
Thursday
07:00 - 11:00
Friday
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 13:30
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
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?