Sleeping Buffalo

4.5
381 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Sleeping Buffalo Dining Room features Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts’ signature Rocky Mountain Cuisine. The award-winning menu changes seasonally. The carefully selected wine list consists of vintages from the very best boutique producers from around the world and has something to satisfy all. The elegant and rustic dining room features high, knotty pine ceilings with exposed post and beams and has been recently updated for a more casual dining feel without sacrificing the quality of our menu. The displayed menus are subject to change without notice.
Due to excessive renovation of the dining and lounge area, our dining room has been moved to Wainwright room, located in the main lodge.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 381 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
KC
KeithC
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service. Covid protocols make it feel somewhat empty and open, but they’re doing what is required during these times.

e
eater
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

This was a weird dinner. We booked a 3 course dinner with the hotel reservation. Dinner reservation at 7:30. We had a mushroom flatbread and poutine as starters. The waitress warned us that they were not appetizer sized, but we had prepaid for the dinner so we were ordering two regardless. the poutine was excellent. The flat bread wasn't great, I ended up throwing out the leftovers. At 8:30 the waitress said it was last call, we didn't have our mains yet, so forget about having wine with dinner. We had the tenderloin and boar chop for mains. The meat on both plates was very good, seasoned well and cooked perfectly. Most of the sides were pretty plain but ok. The rye/leek bread pudding wasn't very good, very heavy on caraway. At 8:53 the music was shut off, we were still eating our mains. We got dessert to go. When looking at the menu ahead of time, we had planned to order a dessert that had rum pairings. Since the bar closed early, we did not.

JM
JohnM
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful quire evening, good food and service

SW
ShenaiW
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was quiet and beautiful. Great service, great hospitality with amazing food!

K
Kara
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wild boar dinner never disappoints...so delicious! I also loved the avocado toast with a poached egg for breakfast! Thank you for two wonderful meals & ambience for the two of us to celebrate our 23rd year wedding anniversary❤️

A
Abaybeachbum
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so grateful to have the option to dine out with COVID restrictions lasting into February. Our server was fantastic and made the dining experience so memorable. Thank you for your hospitality!

RK
RachelK
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice option to eat high quality food in Banff in a more quiet private setting

K
Kris
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were the only diners at 6pm, wonderful for us in these covid times. the bison berger was so flavorful and the accompanying salad with beets was fresh and tasty.

PA
vipPaulA
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Great for a special occasion!!!

BI
BrendaI
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was superb. The menu is a little limited. Overall experience was very good.

LR
LisaR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The portions appear small at first glance but they’re actually the perfect amount to feel satisfied and yet not overfull.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decorated for Christmas and it was lovely

k
kristens
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went here for our anniversary supper and it was very romantic. We were given complimentary glasses of champagne to celebrate the occasion. The food was flavourful but pricey, worth it for the romantic wilderness atmosphere. Great service!

CC
CarmenC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service and food was great, I would go back again but if your going in the winter, bring a sweater. It's cold!

t
tourist
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had good hot food, great ambience and enjoyably quiet area. The service was very attentive. We even got a small appetizer because they thought our food was taking too long. A very enjoyable evening.

f
foodie54
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful!

h
heatherl
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Best pork chop I have ever had! I do wish that they had have updated their website when they had changed the menu, my husband was really looking forward to the elk bourgeois. But the evening still turned out nice for our 10 year anniversary

SP
SherryP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our survey ended up being the food and beverage manager, christen was awesome. Lots of fun and very professional.

V
Velma
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service was spectacular, the food was fantastic! A gem of a find!!

BA
BrittA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a lovely romantic dinner. Food was amazing, drinks were fantastic. Meal was quick and delicious. Service was wonderful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a very nice evening dining here, the food was great as was the service.

BA
BarbAlex
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed the Sleeping Buffalo restaurant and we were treated to a wonderful glass of bubbly as we are in Banff for our 39th anniversary and my husband's birthday. The food was delicious and the ambience was very relaxing. Thanks so much for making our stay so memorable.

K
vipKate
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We were so disappointed.
We used to enjoy this restaurant.

Now they have a dumby down menu more likely bar food and the aetting was minimal. Covid is not an excuse for poor ambience and poor food. The Caesar salad tasted like it was made yesterday.

Prices remained fine dining prizes.

We were celebrating our daughter/husbands anniversary.
We were very disappointed and had to apologize for our poor choice.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was good but definitely not great. The menu is very small. The lamb shanks were super tough, the mashed potatoes gummy, the carrots undercooked... disappointing

BC
BrittanyC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Looking forward to dinning again soon

S
vipStephen
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The elk tenderloin was delicious! I had the braised beef ribs. It was also great! Caesar salad was a nice starter. Well done!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was great!

E
Eggspectations
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had the heriloom tomato salad, venison salami flatbread and elk tenderloin. The tomato salad was fresh but was not particularly special as it was tomatoes that were cut up with some sauce drizzle and cheese as garnish. It would not be something I would order again.

The entrees were done particularly well and were quite flavorful. The elk itself was extremely tender, even though it was not cooked to the right temperature. The demiglaze on the tenderloin was on the salty side but the flavors were all very pleasant and worked well together. You are paying a premium for the elk as it was $47 for the dish and could be a bit more refined.

Would recommend this restaurant to a friend and will be back at some point to try again!

G
Guille
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice setting with good food and relaxed atmosphere (patio dinning). Would recommend.

EJ
EricJ
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A truly under appreciated dinning experience in Banff. It is off the beaten track that allows you an opportunity to experience the true natural setting that is Banff. From our table we had spectacular views Cascade Mountain.

The food was extraordinary in quality and presentation. The drinks were well balanced. The service was constant with out being intrusive.

RR
RayR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent and dining on a Monday we had the restaurant to ourselves. Very friendly staff made the evening very special.

S
vipSnuzs
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Charcuterie board was excellent, one of the best in Banff. Mains were good but not great this visit but have had excellent mains on other visits. Very limited by the glass wine menu.

JT
vipJTMe
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Food is good, table is small. Like I am sitting on a tim horton’s table for two. This is the funny part, they have quite a big space to put some large tables, but for some reason they didn’t. Service is good. I ordered, WILD BOAR CHOP, meat is well-cooked, but side is too simple, take a look my pic. I was launching at my girlfriends; there is no room to order a share plate.

S
Shay
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was really good. We shared the spinach and rocket salad and the mussels (with a few beers) and were impressed :)

D
Dajova
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My only negative response is the table for two, was incredibly to small! No room for food and drinks napkins and cutlery falling to the floor.

m
vipmangomad
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was a very busy Valentine's Day evening, which is why the experience may have been a bit off. We had been looking forward to enjoying a drink in the lounge before dinner, but they had placed tables in there to handle the number of reservations, which was great for them, but not what we had been expecting. We had a couple of Sleeping Buffalo cocktails (one of the best drinks we've had recently) on a couch in the corner of the lounge, and when we checked in for our dinner reservation, we were sat a table in the lounge area that was in direct line with the main door, which, because it was such a busy night, was opening and closing quite frequently and sent a blast of cool air our way each time. The meal itself was fantastic (that coconut parfait tart!) and the service was great despite there being only one official waitperson in our area. We would go again because the ambience at the Lodge is so wonderful--you feel like you're somewhere other than Banff--but probably not for a special occasion evening like Valentine's Day.

JM
JaclynM
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sleeping buffalo has a nice and quiet atmosphere and the food is delicious! We also had wonderful service. Would definitely recommend!

M
Megannn
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed our server. She was wonderful
Didnt like my main dish but the desert and drinks were delightful. A little overpriced but overall good experience

SB
SusanB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We went on Jan 30 with several empty tables and we waited quite awhile for service in fact we had ask
Then we were told they were short staffed and they consistently forgot about us
It was not a fine dining experience
Food was good but did not make up for the lack of service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good atmosphere, good service, food tastes ok but you get small portions for what you pay the steak (it

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sleeping Buffalo using the Order Online button. Sleeping Buffalo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 760-4484.

Sleeping Buffalo is rated 4.5 stars by 381 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Tweets by Sleeping Buffalo