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Bow Valley Grill

) #38 of 107 Restaurants in Banff €€€€ 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
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (110 reviews)
“prime rib” (29 reviews)
“roast beef” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Canadian, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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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 421 reviews

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

If you want a generous breakfast and a great view, - the breakfast buffet at Bow Valley Grill - inside the Fairmont Banff - is a super choice! Omelets, pancakes, french toast, Maple syrup, bacon, sausage, fruit, yogurt, hot and cold cereal, fruit compote, pastries...etc!...More

Thank Eric G
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 lovely review. It sounds as though you had the perfect breakfast before a busy day of exploring the Rockies! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 17 June 2017

Buffet breakfast, large choices of food, well layed out for access to food areas. We had a seat by the window looking over a patio. Food was tasty. My wife had an omelette prepared by the chef to her liking. I took selection from those...More

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your breakfast with us. What a perfect way to start a busy day of exploring in the Rockies! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

We visited last weekend and the choice and quality of food on the buffet was excellent. Service was great too especially the personal tour with the head chef my daughter got to explain what was coeliac friendly at each station..... and there was a huge...More

Thank OmanRob
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. It is fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed your Brunch with us. Our culinary team always loves to hear such positive feedback! Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 2 June 2017

I do not recommend the Sunday brunch at the Bow Valley Grill : it gets overcrowded with long lines at almost every food stations and the noise created by all the guests chatting gives you an headache and forces to speak loud even at your...More

1  Thank HOTELLMEMORE
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your brunch experience. It is always our goal to provide our guests with memorable experience. I have shared your comments...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

This restaurant in the historic Banff Springs Fairmont offers well prepared food in a grand dining room setting. I very much enjoyed the prime rib, although the kitchen made some unannounced substitutions (baked for mashed potatoes), Avoid any of the "honeyed" desert options, as they...More

Thank Fontek
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the Prime Rib and the service provided. I have shared your comments with our culinary team as they are always looking for...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

We decided to try the buffet @ $32 each, I think it might have been a better choice to order off the menu. I was looking forward to ordering a smoothie at the smoothie bar, however there was no one running it from the time...More

Thank CanadianCalgary_AB
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am sorry to hear that you found your breakfast disappointing. This is clearly not the way we wish any of our guests to start their day. We are always...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

This vast restaurant is noisy and full of residents mainly on escorted tours. Nonetheless the buffet breakfast is excellent although not cheap at $C35. Wonderful views.

Thank Charles S
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I was thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your breakfast and the views! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jeffrey C. Food & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views from the windows and a fine though large dining room. The hotel fills the room with tour guests which is ok, but the ambience is not good given the large and segregated groups. The standards possibly as a consequence are not good. We...More

Thank Jeff H
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are sorry to hear your dinner was not memorable. We seek to provide our guests with high quality, locally sourced meats and seasonal vegetables. We will be...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

We were just exploring the hotel area and happened upon the grill. Glanced at the buffet set up and decided to have brunch. There was a wide range of choices on the buffet and all we tried were excellent. I especially like the salmon eggs...More

Thank wombat44
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Dear Valued Guest, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your chance encounter with brunch! With a wide selection of breakfast and lunch items, brunch is sure to satisfy the largest of appetites. Thank you for sharing you experience with us. We hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

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

Thank stefanieadams09
Jeffrey C, Food & Beverage Manager at Bow Valley Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to hear that you were able to join us for your last meal at the hotel. What a perfect way to end a trip in the Rockies! We look forward...More

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Itzzlizz
15 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$25 - US$33
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
Tuesday
06:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
Wednesday
06:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
Thursday
06:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
Friday
06:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
Saturday
06:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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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