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“Expensive and not the best service”

The Bison Restaurant
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Ranked #14 of 158 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$33
Cuisines: Contemporary, Canadian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Caribou
Description: 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 Kyle Nelson prepares 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.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made a reservation for Wednesday evening with a group of eight colleagues .arrived promptly at six.the reception at the door was as cold as the weather outside. We proceeded to our table and were ignored for at least 15 minutes. Then we ordered wine and asked if there was bread for the table, another 15 minutes and eight slices of bread and some pretty disgusting (gf) bread was brought to the table. The appetizers were
Ok but the rocket salad was tasteless . The scallops were good but nothing “wow”
The mains were good but at $45 and up they should be. One had to be redone as it was over cooked and they took it off his tab.
All in all the feeling with my colleagues was that it didn’t matter to the restaurant how
We were treated because there was already an 18% gratuity added to our bills.
And to add insult to injury they charged us .50 cents per slice of bread!!and didn’t tell us that there was a charge. That seems incredibly cheap when the mains are so expensive
There are lots of choices where to dine in Banff and this wasn’t the best choice to spend our money and time at.

Thank Deb S
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This is the place where you go to taste bison.
The atmosphere, decor and staff was lovely with the kitchen open plan so you can watch the chefs prepare the food.
We shared our meal between three people and started off with the dumplings and tataki which was amazing.
We had the bison trio as our main and was so delicious.
A bit more expensive than the average restaurants in Banff but you are definitely getting what you paid for.

Thank LouiseO0611
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal and excellent service here on a recent trip to Banff. We travelled across Canada and this was one of the best meals we had. Would recommend and return if I am lucky enough to go back to beautiful Banff

Thank AnnieL79
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The food was excellent. I took the tenderloin and it was just delicious! Best meat ever. I want eat that king of meat everyday. And all the sides were delicious too. And plus the restaurant is really nice with great decoration!
I definitely recommend it, for sure its expensive but actually you have to go there.

Thank Nenochon
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

The food at The Bison Restaurant was amazing. Our waiter assisted and gave her opinion on the cocktails and food and it was all spot on. Would have eaten there a second night if we got the chance.

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Thank celiajmacdonald
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