The Bison Restaurant

4.8
1694 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.

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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 1694 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RaphaelleL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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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katrill
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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AprilB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service

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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
1 review
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
1 review
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
4 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
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!!

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ArnoldM
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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Twiets
Calgary
1 review
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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JaniceM
Edmonton
1 review
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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TysonS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jeanette
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Great service. Food was delicious! Highly recommend.

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VicHenry
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meat, incredible service! I definitely recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night at the Bison Restaurant. We ordered the special and tried 3 different types of cooked bison with polenta and vegetables. It was delicious. The bison meat melted in our mouth. It was really good. We would definitely go back.

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GaryH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the food was amazing, and we loved the decor and ambiance. Thank you for the birthday candle

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spear940
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our dinner at The Bison! Our server, I believe her name was Jenny, was lovely and knowledgeable! The food was absolutely delicious and loved the music that was being played as well!

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MarieA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

excellent service and food are farm to table. Such an amazing experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Very nice evening

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FionaM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Bison to celebrate my mom's 60th birthday and were not disappointed!! The staff was extraordinary and the food was exceptional. Probably one of the top meals in my life. Highly recommend.

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Bradentron
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, fantastic. Favourite restaurant in Banff. Best cocktails in town!

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JamieD
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, and beautifully plated. Loved the overall layout of the restaurant (seeing the kitchen and the open bar).

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RichardH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service is always top quality one of the best places to eat in banff. I come here every time I visit!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The food is incredible. The views are beautiful. The service was great. Overall a perfect experience!

FAQs

The Bison Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1694 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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