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700 Tunnel Mountain Road
Banff, AB T1L1B3
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Sleeping Buffalo Details
Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:30am Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
Private Party Facilities:
Sleeping Buffalo offers several private dining options from the stunning Wapiti Longhouse to the intimate Strathcona Room. We can accommodate up to 90 guests in a private dining room. Please contact the Lodge directly for further information.
Private Party Contact:
Tanya Dick (403) 760-4485
A word from Sleeping Buffalo
Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:30am Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Everything was excellent, had the
caribou and bison duo for mains, the only disappointment is that we were looking forward to have the elk tenderloin carpaccio which is advertised online on the menu as a starter, and on review sites including OT but, it was NOT on the menu"
Dined on 3/8/2014
We took my sister to Buffalo
Mountain Lodge for her 40th birthday and dined at the Sleeping Buffalo. BML has been a favourite spot of ours for many years and it did not disappoint. We started with cocktails in front of the roaring fire in the bar and then moved to the restaurant. My mother had the spinach and arugula salad, and my sister had the gem salad to start; I had the crab cakes. Everything was tasty and well-presented. For our main course, we all had the caribou medallions with potatoes, shallots and berry gastrique. It was cooked perfectly and the portions were just right. For dessert we shared a trio of creme brûlées and the staff wrote "Happy Birthday" on the plate to surprise my sister, which was a lovely gesture."
Dined on 2/8/2014
Great Ambience, excellent food and
excellent service. A tad on the pricey side but I would go back again for a special occasion."
Dined on 2/7/2014
It was very obvious that great
care was taken in the preparation of our food. Our main dishes were perfectly cooked, as were the well thought out and balanced accompaniments. Dessert was maybe even more impressive in terms of flavours and balance. We had the Alberta Beef Rib Eye and and the Caribou Medallions; the Beignets and the Mille-feuille. Service was efficient. We also ate there for lunch the next day which was equally good food. The game burger was not gamey, cooked to order - juicy and delicious. The steak was average but its accompanying truffle fries were great."
Dined on 1/3/2014
We were in Banff on a vacation and
booked the Sleeping Buffalo for dinner on New Year's Eve. It was a fun evening. They had a DJ playing great tunes and had gone all out in festive, yet tasteful New Year's Eve decorations...including tiaras for the women and fedoras for the men! The food was good, but nothing remarkable and the menu was limited due to the day. The service was fine, we had a late reservation and never felt rushed. It was a bit expensive for the menu that was offered."
Dined on 12/31/2013
This was our first time to dine at
Sleeping Buffalo and we enjoyed every aspect of our experience from the ambience to the food and excellent service. Will definitely go back next time we dine in Banff!"
Dined on 12/15/2013
Fantastic experience. Exactly fit
what we were looking for."
Dined on 11/20/2013
A great dining experience, once
again. Brought international visitors and were not disappointed. Incredible service, wonderful, tasty food. Great ambiance for visiting. Definitely will be returning."
Dined on 11/9/2013
Excellent and romantic evening.
Our server Chris was attentive and knowledgeable. A beautiful setting and an enjoyable evening. Menu features regional dishes and wine menu is also diverse and well rounded. One small concern, some families brought their children and allowed them run around and play. We love children but could have done without the screeching and crying. Not the restaurants fault, but it may be an idea to decide if Sleeping Buffalo is a romantic getaway or a family restaurant."
Dined on 11/8/2013
It's a great place to go for a
romantic dinner or meal with friends. Food is high quality and cooked perfectly everytime. The rustic ambience makes you feel nice and cozy."
Dined on 10/20/2013
The special menu was spectacular!
As was my companions rib eye! All was perfect with substantial portions :) definitely a do over"
Dined on 10/11/2013
We had our anniversary dinner
here, the restaurant was about hald full with one large group, that our waitress was taking care of. We were her other table, the forgotten ones. Bought a very nice bottle of wine ordered appies and drinks, dinner, she brought the drinks and we didn't she her again until our meal was over. Rhe other waiter was nice enough to pour one glass of wine for us . If we return here we will ask not to be seated in Jennifers section."
Dined on 10/6/2013
As in past dining experience here,
Sleeping Buffalo was outstanding in the food ingredients, preparation and portion size. Menu was varied for different tastes but not too ambitiously large.... Caribou remains a real treat here! And the biegnets for dessert... yum"
Dined on 9/29/2013
We had a milestone birthday dinner
at Sleeping Buffalo and enjoyed it very much. The atmosphere, food and service were all very good. I would certainly recommend Sleeping Buffalo for any special occasion dinner."
Dined on 9/28/2013
We were so happy to have had this
experience. We booked this place for our annivsay weekend and it was very much worth it. The food was amazing and the service was fast and friendly. The menu online was an old version but the new menu was similar and it was very easy to change out a menu option with no fuss from the wait staff. I liked the large selection on the wine menu with a wide range of price options."
Dined on 9/22/2013
This meal was one of the best we
have had in a long time. I had the caribou and it was done to perfection as was my husband's bison plate. A wonderful scallop appetizer and the creme brulee dessert was plenty for two. Presentation was superb! Our waitress was charming and very pleasant."
Dined on 9/16/2013
Great gem in the Canadian Rockies
-- beautiful restaurant and excellent food. We went for the game and were not disappointed. Charcuterie platter was excellent. The opportunity to have caribou for dinner was not to be missed. All in all, a perfect dinner. Staff was attentive, food was excellent, and restaurant has an upscale lodge look."
Dined on 9/10/2013
Unexpected rustic elegance with
fantastic food and lovely quiet atmosphere. Our food choices of wild boar and caribou were lovely - although I'd recommend the caribou the most. Respectful and friendly service, no long waits, great wine selection. Deserts were good but all very sweet - if they wish to branch out to something light and refreshing that would cap off the experience even more. Definitely going back in the future!"
Dined on 9/10/2013
The food was fantastic. All four
of us basically licked our plates clean. Two had halibut and two had an elk/sausage combo plate. Both were fantastic. The halibut came with pea shoot risotto-what a strange combination, but awesome."
Dined on 9/5/2013
Great selection of wild game
dishes. Had the caribou and it was amazing. Quiet and has a beautiful view of the Alberta Rockies"
Dined on 9/8/2013
Nice and quiet dinning room ,
banff was crazy busy so it was very relaxing being away from the crowds. Nice menu the offered lots of good items and unique types of meat. Highly recommend the carboiu it was amazing !! Decor was dated but was cozy, service friendly but not well trained did not know much about the menu or extensive wine list."
Dined on 9/1/2013
Waitres neded more training. Her
attentiveness did not match the ambiance or the quality of the food."
Dined on 8/25/2013
Delicious and creative game
dishes... loved the food and the desserts."
Dined on 8/17/2013
The atmosphere of this restaurant
is elegant and rustic all at the same time. The server (Kirsty) was efficient, chipper, and friendly. The food was innovative and local-focused, but execution, mediocre. The preparation was sorely lacking; seasoning, inconsistent. Foie gras served on gingerbread ended up being the worst preparation of foie gras that we've had. It was a 2-inch thick slick of gingerbread that was larger than the piece of foie gras itself. The portions seemed unpredictable. The large steak was cooked improperly; the server asked about it, but never offered a different entree or any type of recompense. This restaurant has potential to be amazing. The atmosphere is wonderful. The cuisine and execution has a long way to go."
Dined on 7/4/2013
Food was very good Wife and I were
very impressed with the restaraunt. Highly recommend the Beef dinner."
Dined on 6/18/2013
We've always had great meals and
really nice service."
Dined on 6/12/2013
Hi; It is always a very good
eperience dining at the Buffalo mountain lodge but this time something was a little disappointing, perhaps not as exellent as we found in previous occasion: I think the lamb shank entree`is just overwelming when it comes to bones abundance and I mean it! 4 joints counts for 4 shanks on my dish, well 4 joints and enough meat for 1/2 a shank; if you would charge me $5 I can take it but not $29. I hope I gave you the message."
Dined on 5/11/2013
Sleeping Buffalo is located in the
lobby of the lodge, the atmosphere is quite nice. Food is very good but a bit overpriced considering the portions are tiny. Both the caribou and the elk are very tender and juicy. Service was a bit disappointing, despite the fake that the server was rarely there, she had mixed up one our order and forgot another."
Dined on 3/30/2013
We really enjoyed our dinner at
Sleeping Buffalo. The service was great. They were attentive, but not pushy. They even went out of their way to meet our special requests. The food was very good as well."
Dined on 3/17/2013
The food and service were amazing.
We had a game burger that was moist and delicious. For dessert we had a Rundlepaw which did not look like what we expected and that was a good thing. What we received was so much better than what we envisioned. Yummy!"
Dined on 3/10/2013
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