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The Bison Restaurant

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Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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#213, 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada (Caribou)
+1 403-762-5550
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Banff, Canada
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were served by a waiter by the name of Antione (I believe) who was very helpful and provided great service throughout the night. We came for the Locals Menu (usually happens in November in which a few restaurants participate - some even don't police the Locals part of it either - you just have to ask for it!) Myself... More 

Thank sassyscameron
Richmond, Canada
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed my bison steak. It was cooked perfectly and seasoned perfectly. Sometimes other steak houses over salt the steak but here you can still taste the meat and its unique flavours. The service is good and helpful in selecting meals. The wine pairings is a little limited but adequate. We enjoyed the ribs, the appetizers and desserts. Truly enjoyed... More 

Thank Alibudbud
Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Knowing that The Bison is a great spot for dinner, I decided to check it out for Sunday brunch. After a short wait we were seated upstairs by the window and had a wonderful view of the Rockies. We had a round of mimosas (or bucks fizz depending on where you're from) to start things off right. I ordered the... More 

Thank maplepop
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a blast, food is crazy good- wine is even better. Expect to be full after eating here. Lots of butter- but who doesn't like butter. My steak was phenomenal and we order the bone marrow escargot twice because it was SO good. Had a great time visiting with friends from out of town eating at one of the best... More 

Thank Veronique G
Alberta Canada
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we didn't get seated at our reserved time, and there were no seats for people who were waiting. ... they don't have a lounge to sit down in and have a drink ... and to be honest there really wasn't even much area to stand especially as we were a group of 12 .... BUT I have to admit,... More 

Thank Check-My-Bucket-List
Toronto, Canada
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291 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The charcuterie starter was very good. So was the Bison steak. Perfectly done. The creme brule was average. Overall a good experience.

Thank Roy M
Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were trying to have pizza downstairs but ended up moving our large group upstairs. What a great surprise. The service was excellent and the food as well. How lucky we were. The servers made sure to get us out in time for the film festival and I will surely go back to this restaurant. The desserts were excellent as... More 

Thank jillannelewis
Banff, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of five friends went to the Bison last night for the local's menu special. Living in the valley for two years I had yet to visit the Bison, and wish I had been there sooner! The atmosphere is beautiful, the restaurant had an open style kitchen, where we can see the forno-style oven, a nice little fire burning... More 

Thank jtoom
Banff, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for my friends birthday and from start to finish everything was perfect, friendly and professional wait staff, fantastic food, everything was great! We did the locals special and were pleasantly surprised how good the portions were for being a special! We left so full and satisfied it was hard not to be impressed with this dining experience .The... More 

Thank F33DB4CK
Banff, Canada
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a perfect restaurant for the mid-level causual/fine dining experience. The atmosphere is casual but the food is really amazing. Not cheap, but super good and worth the $$!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$37
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #213, 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-5550
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 Brendan Robson prepare 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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?