The Bison Restaurant

4.9
1706 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
'The Bison Restaurant' is committed to using regional, seasonal and Canadian ingredients. Our intimate dining room has windows on all sides, with Banff's best mountain views, and a large sunny terrace. Watch as a brigade of chef's prepare your meal in our open-concept kitchen led by executive chef Jamie Staples.
The Bison is open Thursdays through Sundays from 5pm.
Children are welcome and reservations are recommended.

Support The Bison Restaurant during COVID-19

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1706 people are saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chrissy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience, the staff was also very warm and friendly. Also knowledgeable

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A place a come to every time I’m in Banff, always unbeatable food and service

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ShaunL
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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Darren
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the wagyu carpaccio and it was probably the best we’ve ever had. I had the Arctic Char which was excellent and my wife had the wood fired brome lake duck which was exceptional. I found the lemongrass pannacotta was a bit underwhelming but my wife loved it and it paired nicely with an espresso martini that was nicely prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a 40th Birthday however the servers regretted to mention it. I had put a note on the reservation.

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HappyCouple
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our micro wedding reception here and like always the staff at the Bison exceeded our expectations. The food is always amazing, the service exceptional. Thank you so much to everyone at the Bison for making our day that much more special!

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LMay
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The carpaccio was incredible! All the food was very flavourful and well presented. Staff are happy, friendly and genuinely pleased to know how delicious their food is! Pride...it’s a beautiful thing. Big two thumbs up for this place!

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MelanieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and even better service! Will return!

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ByronB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch, Outstanding! Service was great. Been there for dinner as well, always a "go to" when in Banff!

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LinneaB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Server was attentive and friendly! All Covid protocols were followed, felt safe and happy enjoying our last meal out on their outside patio in a little bit of rain. Space was Covered and the heaters really helped! Will go again for the bison ragu and gnocchi and the tartare!! The bison trio they are famous far was not on menu but I asked and they created it for us!! Amazing cocktails also!

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SamuelMasse
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and the bison trio was excellent. Would recommend.

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RaphaelleL
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best restaurant I’ve ever been in my entire life (and I’ve try a lot).
110%

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princessasparagus
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch on the roof top patio, gorgeous views, sublimely executed food (the crunchy baby potatoes!) and gracious service. Thank you to all the staff at the Bison. Each of the tables on the patio has a dedicated heater and it felt safe yet welcoming to dine there.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Would recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a delicious meal, worth the expense. Friendly staff who are very knowledgeable and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great and we enjoyed the ambiance of the patio. Servers were very friendly and attentive. But the price is a bit expensive given the portion size.

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GrantD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and wine. Great service. Be better when the law allows inside dining, but nothing The Bison can help. Was a great dinner.

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GarryK
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, doing all they can under the restrictions, but still had to eat outside in the cold and snow so that took a little shine off the experience. The bison and dumplings were outstanding.

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RBIndy
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food on a very patio

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JackieL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous experience, great service, amazing food, made all necessary accommodations for seating during the pandemic! Would 100% recommend!

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Officematt
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious and well served meal.

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RWS1
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty, service was courteous and timely and helpful in suggesting dining options.

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Kathleenh
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were very good. We would definitely go back.

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MikC
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brunch was incredible. We had the bison benny and peameal benny and both were delicious. Even the potatoes were fried perfectly. However, the French press coffee was awful. We are small batch coffee drinkers, so we are used to French press coffee. I’m not sure if our server used too many beans or what, it was just undrinkable. But we will definitely be back for the food!

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JasminM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - we were there for Easter Sunday brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails, nice atmosphere and staff. overall a great experience!

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DavidC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. I will be back for sure

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AprilB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service

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katrill
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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jaywonger
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Definitely give the bison rib eye a try! Great service by our waiter!

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AudreyB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and cool cocktails. It was our first restaurant in Banff and it set the bar pretty high. No other restaurant has compared yet. Thank you!!

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DjLawless
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always wondered why such high reviews. Today, we finally had a chance to reserve a table. Amazing staff, great menu and fantastic taste! Jenny helped us and made our evening extra special. She suggested the trio which was perfectly enough for two. About the taste, we wanted to try it all and we did. It came with bison sausages, short rib and steak with some roasted squash. So good! Next visit to Banff will include the same order for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! This is an fantastic restaurant with a beautiful vibe. The Staff was kind and very knowledgeable! The food is delicious and cooked to perfection! I can’t wait to return😀

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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KatieG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for a quick brunch on a tight timeline on Sunday, March 28th. The hostess at the door was extremely friendly and welcoming. Carla our server was awesome! I had to order for the whole table since everyone else was running late and she was extremely patient and accommodating. The food was amazing as always! We met our timeline effortlessly thanks to the staff! Highly recommend Bison brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks so much! Bison Platter was awesome!! Nik (sp?) and Chris (sp)? we’re excellent . Couldn’t be friendlier. Excellent suggestions on local attractions. Recommend to all!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!!

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ArnoldM
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time coming back to Bison. The first experience was great and this time was no different. Tried a different dish this time and still so delicious. Highly recommend to anyone.

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JaniceM
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at The Bison and again it did not disappoint. Hands down one of the best restaurants in Banff. Classy setting, very quality food with creative combinations, for an overall satisfying night out. Will be back again!

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Twiets
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first reservation at Bison restaurant. We will definitely be back. Our service was excellent and the food even better. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

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TysonS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Will definitely be back next time I’m in banff

FAQs

The Bison Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1706 OpenTable diners.

The Bison Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.banffcollective.com/gift-cards.

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.

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