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Waldhaus Restaurant, Banff, AB

Waldhaus Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1005 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
German
  • Great for scenic views
  • Charming
  • Good for special occasions
Overlooking the confluence of Spray and Bow Rivers, The Waldhaus. our "House in the Forest" is a retreat for those seeking solace from Banff's bustle. What began as the Clubhouse for the renowned Stanley Thompson Golf Course has transformed into a sanctuary of Mountain gastronomy. In the dining room above, rich timber and a majestic hearth narrate the epic tales of bygone explorations. Meanwhile, the Bierhalle below is where history and merriment collide, offering a spirited space for companionship, games, and the shared joy of storied adventures.

Please note:
- The Waldhaus is designated as a historical building and such has stairs to access all areas.
- The Bierhalle and Billardhalle only take limited reservations, otherwise operating on a first-come, first-served basis

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    German, Swiss, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 762-6860
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Atticus Garant
  • Private party facilities
    Whether a small celebration with family and friends or a larger occasion, the Waldhaus Restaurant is the perfect spot away from it all. Let us help you create the perfect event for you and your guests to enjoy. Please contact our team at BSH.FBSales@fairmont.com for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Food and Beverage Sales: (403) 762-6860
  • Neighborhood
    Banff
  • Cross street
    Parking located at the end of Bow Falls Avenue, just past Bow Falls.
  • Parking details
    The Waldhaus is located just a quick walk down the hill from the Fairmont Banff Springs access to outdoors from the Spa area. For direct access you can park at the Bow Falls parking lot and walk up the driveway or stairs.
  • Public transit
    Roam Transit provided by the town of Banff runs approximately every 40 minutes to and from Town to the Fairmont Banff Springs. Enter through the Hotel's main doors proceeding down the hall past the Fairmont Spa and out the doors to your right. Continue down the pathway to the stairs on your left which will take you down to the Waldhaus.<br />Bus Fare is $2.00 per person.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

What 1,005 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Great for scenic views

  • Banff / Canmore

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Banff / Canmore

    Great for scenic views

1,004 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant was very hot as it had no air conditioning. The service was very slow. It took a waiter almost 15 minutes to come to our table and take our order. The food was very expensive, but the taste did not keep up with the cost of the food items. Portion sizes were very small. I will definitely not return again to this restaurant.

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  2. Gibby

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was courteous and prompt. I had Steelhead Trout which I would recommend and my wife had Roasted Sweet potato which she liked very much. The only minor complaint is that my wife is only 5’4” and when she sat in the chair she was uncomfortably low to the table. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Waldhaus RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Valued Guest,  Thank you for sharing your review, we look forward to your next visit.  Best wishes, Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator

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  3. EdwardR

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the building is a must see. It’s the old clubhouse and a very quaint setting. It’s worth the walk down from the hotel but you can also get a shuttle
    Waldhaus RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Valued Guest,  Thank you sincerely for your 5-star review. Your rating is truly appreciated, and we are grateful for the time you took to share your experience with us and the community. Warm regards, Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator 

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  4. PatriciaS

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Beef Sauerbraten was amazingly delicious. The views were gorgeous. I highly recommend.
    Waldhaus RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Valued Guest,  Thank you for sharing your review, we look forward to your next visit.  Best wishes, Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waldhaus was amazing, we had reservations for 8 people and they were not busy (at 3pm) so we were able to sit out on the patio. It was gorgeous! The only thing that was a negative for us was the lack of accessibility. I was traveling with several older people who have a hard time getting around. It would have been nice to know. The staff was very helpful in trying to figure out how to get them up there. The food was amazing, drinks were tasty and the view was incredible!
    Waldhaus RestaurantResponded 6 days ago
    Dear Valued Guest,  We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thank you for sharing your rating with us and the community. Warm regards, Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator

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  6. ConnieD

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We originally reserved a table in the restaurant as we figured it was busy and didn't want to miss out. We also had to provide a credit card for the reservation, with a warning that no-shows will be charged $25 per person. We found the dining room a bit warm and stuffy and since it was a beautiful sunny day, we asked to sit in the pub part of the restaurant on the balcony. Not only was the menu exactly the same, but the views were spectacular! There were even a herd of elk grazing nearby. The pub wasn't even that busy - we could have walked right in and avoided the reservation and credit card. Also highly recommend parking at the Bow River parking as tbere was lots of space, and you can view the spectacular Bow River Falls right before dinner. From there, it is a short uphill stair climb to the restaurant (not recommended for those with mobility issues). Do NOT park in the hotel lot and walk over, the price is a mind-numbing $13 per hour and it's a long hike through the restaurant and down approx. 100 stairs to get to the restaurant. You can ask for a shuttle (golf cart) to take you back to the hotel entrance after but it was kore the price of the parking that you want to avoid. Food was excellent and the views will make you want to linger and enjoy an extra cocktail. Like everything else in Banff, it was very pricey, but the portions were decent in size. I would return for the excellent cocktails and the view.
    Waldhaus RestaurantResponded 6 days ago
    Dear Valued Guest, A big thank you for your 5-star review. Your positive rating is invaluable to us, and we're grateful for your effort in sharing your feedback. We look forward to your next visit. Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Jack was amazing! Very knowledgeable and friendly!
    Waldhaus RestaurantResponded 6 days ago
    Dear Valued Guest,  We are so grateful for your 5-star review, especially Jack. Thank you for sharing your rating with us and the community. Warm regards, Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very picturesque restaurant and bar with incredible views and an excellent patio. Shows sports and a great selection of drinks and food. Everything was great quality, especially the service!
    Waldhaus RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Valued Guest,  Thank you sincerely for your 5-star review. Your rating is truly appreciated, and we are grateful for the time you took to share your experience with us and the community. Warm regards, Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator 

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  9. BillS

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and venue! Great evening with friends.
    Waldhaus RestaurantResponded on July 4, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, A big thank you for your 5-star review. Your positive rating is invaluable to us, and we're grateful for your effort in sharing your feedback. We look forward to your next visit. Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator

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  10. HannahL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot with beautiful views of the mountains. The Soft Pretzel and Mustard & Cabbage Slaw were fantastic!
    Waldhaus RestaurantResponded on July 4, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest,  Thank you sincerely for your 5-star review. Your rating is truly appreciated, and we are grateful for the time you took to share your experience with us and the community. Warm regards, Sam - Food & Beverage Sales Coordinator 

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FAQs

Waldhaus Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1005 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Waldhaus Restaurant

405 Spray Avenue, Banff, AB T1L1J4

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Parking located at the end of Bow Falls Avenue, just past Bow Falls.
  • Neighborhood
    Banff
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    German, Swiss, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    The Waldhaus is located just a quick walk down the hill from the Fairmont Banff Springs access to outdoors from the Spa area. For direct access you can park at the Bow Falls parking lot and walk up the driveway or stairs.
  • Public transit
    Roam Transit provided by the town of Banff runs approximately every 40 minutes to and from Town to the Fairmont Banff Springs. Enter through the Hotel's main doors proceeding down the hall past the Fairmont Spa and out the doors to your right. Continue down the pathway to the stairs on your left which will take you down to the Waldhaus.Bus Fare is $2.00 per person.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Atticus Garant
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (403) 762-6860
  • Private party facilities
    Whether a small celebration with family and friends or a larger occasion, the Waldhaus Restaurant is the perfect spot away from it all. Let us help you create the perfect event for you and your guests to enjoy. Please contact our team at BSH.FBSales@fairmont.com for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Food and Beverage Sales: (403) 762-6860
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