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The Bison Restaurant
The Bison is open Thursdays through Sundays from 5pm.
Children are welcome and reservations are recommended.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Seared Beef Tenderloin
celeriac puree, baby squash, bone marrow butter, jus
bone marrow, bacon lardon, gruyere, gremolata, garlic bread
Orange rum sauce, butternut squash, micro greens
Excellent food, wonderful fresh ingredients
Excellent meal as always. The bison trio platter was perfect!
The Bison restaurant exceeded all expectations, the food was exactly as you’d expect, price points weren’t out of reach and the service was Excellent. I would however suggest that if you plan on eating here to consider that a lot of the options might push your limits a little bit, personally loved everything we tried. 10/10 will be heading back for a brunch or dinner in the near future.
The farm to table style restaurant has a cool vibe. The service was attentive and our order was taken promptly.
Our salads were delicious; my husband had the zucchini and cheeses and I had the caesar.
For the main, my husband had the trout and said it was great.
I ordered the burger. When it was delivered I noticed the colour appeared off being a slight grey brown. The bun felt and looked old. I tried a bite of the burger and found a very off putting taste being quite gamey. It tasted like there wasn't much if any seasoning and the bun was hard and airy as oppose to chewy and fresh. The server came to check on us and my husband gave his thumbs up but then I gave my findings. The server offered something else off the menu but I declined. I ate the fries. I asked for ketchup yet received something appearing to look and taste like BBQ sauce. As my husband finished his meal the server brought over a fresh batch of fries, I declined.
This was only the second time I have ever sent a burger back; the first time in another restaurant and it was raw and the bun was covered in blood. The taste of the burger was so bad that I had no option but to send it back.
Would I recommend this restaurant, the options are either yes or no having no option of unsure. The salads and trout were very good yet the burger was awful.
One of our favourite spots for brunch. Everything is fresh and delicious. Highly recommend the Mountain Breakfast.
Regional and delicious, The Bison showcases what Banff and Canada are all about. Friendly and warm service, fresh ingredients, and a nice vibe up and away from the street crowds. Worth a special trip!
I really don’t know what all the hype is about this restaurant. The food was okay, I’d never go back or “crave” the bison really. Everything’s really over priced for nothing. However, the wine was fantastic!
Food, ambience and service was fantastic. Highly recommended their duck and steak main courses.
Some building work late into the evening on the street affected tHe ambiance a bit but otherwise excellent meal. Not inexpensive but the food was well prepared and the service good.
Menu was very limited and we ended up only having appetizer and wine as there was no flexibility with menu items and some listed items not available. Very disappointing. Unfortunately there is construction as well on the road behind the restaurant.
Always an incredible experience at The Bison! We stop every time we are in Banff. :)
Absolutely fantastic. Excellent food and service, would recommend to anyone visiting Banff!
Excellent service. The food was fantastic. We had the bison ribeye and trout. Cooked to perfection. The menu was smaller but at least it had a variety of new items to try
Food and service was excellent. The only reason I give Bison a lower score is that the corridor to and bathrooms were absolutely disgusting. It literally could bring your dinner up after you ate it. Have alerted the management, so hopefully they remedy that as it is a game changer.
If I wanted anyone as my server for life it would be Antoine and Mark! Food was really good too and the atmosphere was lovely.
Everything was great but what stands out the most is the food. Every course was delicious. The service was also excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and it will be on my list for future trips to Banff.
Great service. Super tasty food and generous portions
Best spot we have been to in Banff hands down. Fantastic food, drinks, and service.
Glad to see you are open again. We ordered the Bison rib eye and Miso chicken. Once again, it was another fabulous meal!
service was excellent and food was very good. Gnocchi with bison ragu was spectacular but short rib was disappointing. Will be back to try more soon
One of the best dinners we've ever had in Banff or Calgary. Service was excellent, and the kitchen was on top of its game. Even though things are different with Covid protocols, we felt completely safe and enjoyed the dining experience. We're looking forward to going back again this summer.
Amazing a must taste!
Bison is the best!
The server was excellent and the Executive Chef came right to our table and helped us make a wonderful choice on our meal. Very talented Chefs and well run restaurant 😄
My experience was lovely, all patrons at the table were very happy to see The Bison open again!
The bison platter was AMAZING. Short ribs melted off the bone. Vegetables were roasted and still crispy and delicious. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
First time eating at the Bison but it won’t be our last. My wife had the trout and I had the beef tenderloin...both were out of this world fabulous!!
The best farm to table restaurant I have ever been to.
We had a wonderful experience at the Bison. The escargot appetizer was unique (served in bone marrow) and was very tasty. The pear salad was wonderful. We didn't try the bison but the beef tenderloin and the venison were prepared perfectly.
Really truly enjoyed the fine relaxing musician during the Sunday brunch to accompany the delicious bennys and service. Merci beaucoup!
The food was delicious and the open kitchen area was fab, the tasting board was enough for 3 and the Brussels sprout were yummy!! Will definitely visit again
Wow, best Caesar Salad ever, wonderful curried cauliflower, the escargot looked amazing, will try next time. The duck was perfectly charred and cooked, fabulous flavor. The chocolate orange cake was to die for. Will be back!!
Ryan our server explained meal options very well
Articulate though not over the top
Great restaurant but service was a little slow, particularly to start.
Portions weren't very big and the service wasn't the greatest.
We were looking for a 'non-chain' restaurant for a fun dinner out with friends. What an amazing find! The service was fabulous, the food was amazing, and the live jazz music was an added bonus. Wish we had a restaurant like this near my home town.
Fantastic food, had a great time
Amazing food, amazing service. The Brussel sprouts are to die for!! Will definitely be back our next trip to Banff.
We were visiting from Philadelphia Pa. and really enjoyed the restaurant. The food was excellent, service was superb and ambiance was authentic Ski country. The farm to table freshness of all the dishes were noticeable and delicious. We will be back!
Food was great....our server was fantastic...wish I remembered her name
We had a simply wonderful evening at the Bison. We sat at the bar and had incredibly service all evening long. We had the bison and the beef tenderloin. Both were perfectly cooked and accompanied. We'll remember this meal for years to come!
Fabulous evening, food, wine and service was amazing, highly recommend. Not a cheap eat but worth every penny
The Bison Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1455 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.