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About Bow Valley Grill - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Savour the finest and freshest regional cuisine while overlooking the Fairholme Mountain Range when you dine in the Bow Valley Grill. An impressive open kitchen provides an opportunity to see our talented chefs in action. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere that celebrates the spirit of the outdoors, with handcrafted sculptures and tables constructed by local Albertan artisans.
Join us for breakfast and enjoy the sunrise over the Fairholme Mountain Range. Our breakfast buffet includes a spectacular array of fresh fruits, omelets made to order, yogurts, freshly baked breads and more. Or enjoy all of your traditional favourites from our à la carte menu.
Join us for our spectacular Weekend Brunch. $47.00 per person .
Brunch with Santa - Adults $52 / Children 6-12 $29 / Children 5 & Under FREE

Dress Code:
Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)

405 Spray Avenue
Banff, AB T1L1J4
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Canadian, Contemporary American, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Weekend Brunch Buffet: Saturday & Sunday 11:30am - 2:00pm

Christmas Holiday Dinner Hours: December 22 - 31, 2017 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

Brunch with Santa
Every Saturday and Sunday in December
Join Santa and his helpers for a beautiful brunch in the Bow Valley Grill. Make sure to bring a camera and get a family picture with Santa, while enjoying a scrumptious buffet that the whole family will love!
11:30am to 2:00pm
Adults $52 / Children 6-12 $29 / Children 5 & Under FREE

For more details, visit us at www.christmasatthecastle.ca

* The Bow Valley Grill is closed for dinner, will re open for dinner for the Holiday Season.

*Please note that the Bow Valley Grill will be closed for renovations starting January 01, 2018.






Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 762-6860

Website:
http://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/dining/bowvalleygrill/

Parking Details:
The hotel"s parking is located beside the Convention Center. It is a three-level roofed parkade with 415 parking spaces:

Self-parking: $25 CAD/night, with unlimited access
Valet service: $35 CAD/night, with unlimited access
Electric Vehicles - complimentary
The Fairmont Banff Springs along with Sun Country Highway Ltd, a manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations has installed Banff's first electric vehicle charging station, in the hotel's parkade.

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
j.W. Foster

Additional:
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Join us for a decadent Christmas feast with a grand selection of unique and traditional brunch favourites and delicacies from around the globe. Including a complimentary mimosa.

Riverview Lounge - 9:30am to 1:30pm Adults $84 / Children 6-12 $46

Bow Valley Grill - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.6

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4.4

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4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We have been going for brunch at the Banff Springs for many years now as part of our Christmas tradition but I think this may be the last. Service was excellent but the food was a big disappointment this year both in quality (overdone meat, cold food) and quantity as it seemed there were fewer choices than previous years (specifically seafood options). We expect more for our money than we got this year and it’s a shame as it’s always been something we’ve looked forward to at this time of year.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Waiter, Matthew was very nice and personable, great staff!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Brunch with Santa! It was a wonderful time!

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wow. Seriously the most amazing brunch buffet ever. Pricy but totally worth the splurge.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Been here a few times and loved it every time.
Would love to go there again.
I hope they open the noodle bar again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service was GREAT! Wonderful staff. It’s a shame that “brunch food” is so expensive. It would have been fine if the quality was better. Unfortunately the majority of food was very bland. So tasteless. The only thing that was up to par was the bread pudding with caramel sauce. That was delicious and the highlight of the meal. The tiramisu broke my heart! My favourite dessert that tasted like nothing. Tell your chefs not to be afraid of flavour. Especially if you’re charging so much for food that Dennys could have cooked better for a 1/4 of the price. I am hoping to try dinner there and hope it’s better than the brunch. Fingers crossed!

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food overall and the service of Janelle was exceptional. I left a $ 20 tip for her after she authorized my Credit Card but for some reason that amount was not charged and I feel really bad she did not get it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Overpriced.
Great food.
Very noisy.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I love the tables setups. It leaves enough space between tables. Great dining environment, and most at all the food was fantasy. Love to come again.

Alex

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent, always a favourite if you're spending a special day in Banff.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were seated near the window which offered a beautiful view of the mountains and our service was amazing. The beef tenderloin was delicious but the Mac and cheese with salmon and prawns ok and I don't know that it's worthy of being on the menu with the other items. The cheesecake was delicious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We received excellent service throughout our brunch. Excellent food choices. Great omelette station, main food area and delightful desserts....

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Healthy, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Romantic, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 25, 2017

First time at Bow Valley Grill.
Excellent service ,food and mountain views .
We look forward to a return visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Our server was very good with our kids and looked after our every need. The food was good and drinks were great. We would go back for sure.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food is excellent. It is quite pricey but they really have it all.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Need more neat, I feel that every thing was made for Asian people.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had Sunday brunch and Monday breakfast at the Bow Valley Grill. Both were less than memorable. Buffet food quality was mediocre to poor. Table drink service was good. I suggest asking for a menu and ordering from their menu, rather than getting the buffet.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Excellent food, amazing service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Saw recommendation for brunch and it was very nice. Lots of good food choices, lovely service, great for kids, great excuse to visit the Fairmont and we hiked to the Falls first. Good value.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The service was excellent here. The food is amazing. It's pricy, but we'll worth it.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was good and the service was excellent (very friendly and professional waitress)

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 29, 2017

I had the braised pork shoulder with apple, kale slaw. It was outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We enjoyed our Sunday brunch, although be aware the restaurant is quite loud. This isn't the place for a romantic, quiet meal. However, the selection for brunch (and even for their morning breakfast) is excellent - there is something for everyone and they are very accommodating.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The service and food were eXcellent. The ambiance was fantastic, decor excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

The fairmont is stunning. The lounge bar out to the patio has live music and was a beautiful view. We should have just had dinner there. The dining room is very loud. You can hear the chefs yelling the orders. The view is much better in other places in the hotel. The food was mediocre at best. We have no problem spending the money to eat in beautiful places. We kind of make a habit of it...but yours will be better spent somewhere else.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We loved our dinners at the Grill. The decor is beautiful, and the whole hotel and surroundings are spectacular. The food - mine was prime rib and my husband's was pork- was excellent and perfectly cooked. Service was outstanding. We were so happy to dine there.

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

My husband and I went to the bow valley grill for our 1 year wedding anniversary and the staff took such good care of us. They sat us at one of the best tables and our waitress made sure she took extra good care of us. The brunch buffet was amazing and everything tasted amazing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The beef tenderloin meal was fabulous. My mom and I were visiting for a vacation. The view was amazing and the service impeccable. The chardonnay was perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Brunch with friends.

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 (Boise)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Prime rib was very mediocre, and wine was over priced. Makayla was an excellent server though.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Service was prompt and food was delicious. Overall a pleasant experience.
Family/kid friendly atmosphere. I would advise the Sunday brunch buffet for maximum pleasant experience with good value for money and with its price ($ 45.00 approx. per adult), make sure to bring your appetite and take your time eating.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

We've been coming annually since 2005, and it is always an event. Each year, the offerings vary slightly, and we were disappointed in the lack of grilled asparagus this year, but the new coconut chicken was fantastic. And, of course, dessert is always a highlight. We will be back again next year!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

We enjoyed every minute of our dinner, our server was pretty friendly and fulfilled all our requests, our food was delicious specially the Banff Classic, it's worth to taste it, as well as the Beef Tenderloin.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I waited for the hostess for five min and the hostess showed up. I said hi and told her my reservation time and she didnt greet or said any word to us. She just showed us the table and left without any words. Very disappointing.
But the waitress was super nice.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary with the lunch buffet. Ambience was not top notch as usual due to the smoke from the BC forest fires, but I still rate them top-drawer in all areas.
Great food, great service, and wonderful view.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on July 17, 2017

I made reservations at the Banff springs hotel as the brunch is incredible

We ended up having lunch instead as it was a weekday however I wasn't concerned as the food there is always on point

I was shocked and embarrassed that I brought friends there from out of town and ranted about how great the food was

There were very limited selection of food choices. I've had more choices at free breakfast hotels. No bread choices. No cheese choices. Apple pie was frozen. However the cost was the same.

Please note the service was still fantastic as you come to expect from the Banff springs

I would still highly recommend the breakfast buffet to any traveler. It's fantastic. The views are stunning and the service is impeccable. I would not recommend the lunch buffet for the value. Perhaps if it was at a discounted rate.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Inspire of prior request nothing done to cater for a lacto- vegetarian
Very average

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Elegant setting and view! We have had better food for lower prices at many other elegant locations. Service was polite but scarce. We had to stack buffet dishes on our table...poured our own wine, found silverware on clean tables...which we don't mind doing if we are spending less...we were surprised by lackluster service at the most elegant spot in town!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Food was great and our server was fabulous! We were looking for a quiet place to eat after visiting the parks all day. The hostess sat us in the back and everything was enjoyable. Our server Meredith was very good and knowledgeable.

Tags: Casual
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 (大阪)·Dined on July 10, 2017

We want to have dinner in fairmount hotel so we picked the bow valley grill because it is more causal and hoping the food is good .

It turns out the atmosphere of the resturant is charming but unfortunately our waitress seems like needs the serve 6-7 tables at the same time so shecis very busy .

When the server is serving the food he/she even dont know which is quite odd for a dining resturant.

The food quality is not as good as expected It took us 3 hours to finish 2 courses !

I hope the resturants can get more help as the resturants will get busier during sunmer .

Tags: Scenic View, Casual
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