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The Bison Restaurant

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Canadian, Contemporary
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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
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Must go ! Book advance if you are planning dinner time. Food is excellent and the price is great! You must try the bison meat there and the elk is delicious!

Thank Terence L
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate here over the holidays and we LOVED it!! We were greeted by a very friendly hostess and she made sure we got seated right away, even though we were quite early for our reservation. We started with the charcuterie board and let me tell you, it was one of the best things I have ever... More 

Thank boymomandwife
Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed brunch here at the Bison. The breakfast pizza was AMAZING! So much so that I went two times in one week.

Thank morganlstock
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by several locals and they were correct. The food was wonderful and the service was great as well. The atmosphere is a little lacking compared to the quality of food, but would definitely go back. I had the Bison Ribeye and it was delicious and cooked perfectly.

Thank MOtravelprincess
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a lot of options on the menu. no soup available which I always enjoy before a meal. I had the NY strip loin which was very good. The bison burger was overcooked and dry and they didn't let us order it medium rare. It had to be done medium well. My brother had the bison ribs and didn't really... More 

Thank geoalves
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

took my family to Bison restaurant for a holiday dinner and the food and service was perfect and we had a great time.....the staff are friendly and down to earth while focusing on quality.....food was just fantastic. This restaurant never lets us down.

Thank Raidersfans
Edmonton, Canada
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I love this restaurant. Everytime we are in Banff, we make it a point to go to The Bison. The food never disappoints. I highly recommend this place!

Thank Orionz16
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at The Bison. To start, we first shared the escargot in bone marrow which was excellent...A must if you love escargot. It was a very generous portion too. We the shared the gnocchi poutine which was tasty, but the bone marrow escargot was my favourite. For mains, my hubby had the Bison Steak which was... More 

Thank R P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You should be able to guess what's on the menu... but there's also a lot of good other choices. The bison short ribs are excellent but the Ling Cod was also delicious. Great choice of wines, attentive staff and a warm, not too rustic setting makes Bison a favourite in Banff. On the pricey side but worth it.

Thank Simon B
Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is located right on downtown on Bear Street. Being across from a parking lot is very convenient. My friend decided to invite me for Sunday brunch as she knew I never been at The Bison. We arranged a reservation for an specific time. I was a little unhappy knowing making a reservation was a mistake. We got there... More 

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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
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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