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About Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Discover your inner foodie, or as our German friends like to say your inner feinschmecker, at our "house in the woods;" The Waldhaus. This hidden Alpine delight is nestled in the woods above the Bow and Spray Rivers, and has everything you could want from a Bavarian haven.

German-inspired alpine cuisine such as divine schnitzel and cheesy fondue are just waiting to be devoured in an atmosphere reminiscent of a rustic hunting cottage. With a large fireplace and a wine cabinet, we promise to set the tone for a memorable dining experience at our "House in the Forest."

Dress Code:
Smart Casual (no hats, sports wear or torn jeans)

405 Spray Avenue
Banff, AB T1L1J4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
German, Swiss, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Open Wednesday - Sunday from 6:00pm - 9:00pm*


Reservations are highly recommended.

*Please note that hours of operation are subject to change.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 762-6860

Website:
http://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/dining/

Parking Details:
The Waldhaus is located just a quick walk down the hill from the Fairmont Banff Springs. For direct access you can park at the Bow Falls parking lot and walk up the driveway or stairs. A complementary shuttle is also available from the main bus entrance at the hotel.

The hotel's parking is located beside the Convention Center.

Self-parking: $25 CAD/night, with unlimited access
Valet service: $35 CAD/night, with unlimited access
Electric Vehicles - complimentary

Public Transit:
There is a bus service run by the town which runs approximately every 40 minutes into Banff.
Fare is $2.00 per person.
The bus operates daily from 6:35 a.m. until 11:15 p.m. See the concierge desk for a town bus schedules which are subject to change without notice.

Executive Chef:
j.W. Foster

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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98% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We got engaged at the fairmont hotel just an hour before our reservation (I had no idea!) and the dinner was amazing and so delicious. Our waiter was above and beyond, as well as the other waiters who were serving other tables took time to check on us. The wild boar goulash was amazing. As well as the schnitzel!!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our dinner at Waldhaus was one of the best dinners we have had in a long time. The food was incredible, the location is amazing, and the staff are equally as amazing. Love, love, loved it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Yum, steak meal a bit basic. A whole entire Cornish hen on a plate is a bit much but all tasted well made and good.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We loved the ambiance, the friendly staff and the great food! This was the second time we have eaten here and we will definitely eat here again whenever we are in the area.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We enjoyed the fondue! The service was exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The old Banff Springs Golf Course Clubhouse converted to a pub and restaurant featuring swiss décor and swiss food including lots of fondue options plus much more. A fun dinner location that is a short walk downhill from the grand Banff Springs Hotel-The Castle of the Rockies!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great Beer, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Oh what a treat to go to the Waldhaus on a work retreat with my bestie. We feasted on wings and wine overlooking the majestic mountains. What a great night, as always. Such a hidden little gem. :D

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fun, Kid-friendly, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent German style food in a spectacular setting next to the Banff Spings Hotel. Very enjoyable upscale dining.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The Waldhaus requires a bit of a hike and quite a few steps which is not good for all. Once inside, it is as though one stepped into Bavaria. We had a corner table with comfortable arm chairs. Quite an intimate setting. The cheese fondu compounded the Alps experience. Pricey but lovely.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Scenic View, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Fine dining - great German centric dishes. Cozy elegant setting. Nicely paced meal. Excellent service. Good local wine selection.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food, service and ambience were all amazing! I'd highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

It's was an awesome location and meal, reminded me of a trip to Salzburg!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We were looking for a salad to start and our waitress said the chef would make us a house or Caesar salad which was great. We shared the chees truffle fondue, very good and finally shared the TBone steak-wow it was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Nice place fondue was excellent. Only x was the chairs are to low for dining.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We chose the restaurant because it was close to the Banff Springs Fairmont Hotel where we were guests. The food was very good including the schnitzel which was covered with a crisp coating which was tasty and not at all greasy.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Bring your wallet and your appitite! Excellent service, presentation, food and portions. Authentic German atmosphere, beer and food. All around great dinning and pub experience. Prost!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The Waldhaus is a charming authentic German restaurant with a variety of delicious fondues for sharing. There were beautiful view of the mountains and golf course. Service was very good. The Wiener schnitzel was very delicious. The pork chop was tasty and tender. We were too full for dessert!

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Terrific food and service.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I love the Waldhaus. It's old school in the best possible way. The fondues are perfect after an active day outdoors. And if you're lucky, the terrace will offer a view of elk on the golf course below.

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Beautiful view and exceptional staff. The fondue is a must!

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended

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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Julie made excellent recommendations and provided excellent service to make our anniversary special. Thank you Julie. Jagger snitztel was excellent along with the salad and apple strudel. It is hard to get to the restaurant, need to use stairs from Bow Falls or the hotel. Take a flashlight for night time.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

We have loved the Waldhaus for years, even having our engagement photos done on the patio 4 years ago. We just celebrated our third wedding anniversary here with Ellen as our waiter and it was outstanding as usual. Great food (my husband said his t-bone was the best steak he's ever had and he's quite the connoisseur), amazing service, and an overall fantastic time. Thank you Waldhaus. You never disappoint. And thank you Ellen! You were wonderful!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Exceptional setting and excellent food! A thoroughly enjoyable night

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I wished I would have gone to 1888 chop house instead. However, this wasn't a bad resteraunt, I ordered the trout which was good. The service was really really slow though for the amount of people that were there. My husband and I should have been out of there a lot sooner. They do offer a shuttle back to the hotel, which is a bonus. Didn't really enjoy the torte during dessert. It was very heavy. Overall, this seems more of a tourist spot than a top notch dining experience. I would give it another try at some point.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great service. Had the veal schnitzel and the serving was enough to feed 2 people. Very tasty and authentic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Waterfront, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 18, 2017

After visits to all at the Fairmont, including some repeats, I deem Walhaus as the best kitchen by a sizable margin. Gary is among the most professional waiters we've had in Canada. Steak beats the 1888 and at a better price. All we tried was excellent in both visits.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Waldhaus offers exquisite and authentic German cuisine! The setting and view are amazing. Our waitress was pleasant, helpful and very knowledgeable adding a wonderful, personal touch. Excellent choice for special occasions.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The dinner was delicious and beautifully presented. I would have preferred more vegetables, although meat and potatoes is typical German cuisine. I recommend updating for a more modern palette.

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·Dined on August 8, 2017

The cheese fondue and chocolate fondue are amazing! Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent setting for an anniversary celebration!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food was delicious, ambiance was like a German chalet, service was fine

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Beautiful setting for a great dining experience.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Amazing view! Perfect place for a traditional Alpine restaurant. Schnitzel and beer lovers need go here! Then take a late night walk down to the rapids.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Our family ate here during our stay at the Fairmont. We loved the Swiss cheese fondue. The 4 of us shared 2 Jaeger Schnitzel dinners and it was plenty. We hoped to have the chocolate fondue but we're too full.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Scenic View
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 22, 2017

cheese fondue was excellent; T-bone steak flavourless and mediocre; scallops were delicious but could use 1 more as part of meal; service attentive

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 15, 2017

the cheese fondue was fabulous, the meat not so much. The meat fondue was very expensive for what you got. I was kind of disappointed that even with a reservation we were given a table that had no view. Considering it was a special occasion a view would have been most welcome.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The Waldhaus is excellent with panorama views of the Banff Springs golf course, Bow Falls and Mountains. Ellen was our server and she has been there for 12 years. I work with clients with developmental disabilities and I found her to be superb with my clients so have requested her each time I've been with friends and family.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Experience overall was very good,however, due to the location, meal was a bit pricey compared to a similar restaurant in a large city. Must be for the view,eh?

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 11, 2017

One of the finest restaurants in banff . Excellent food and service

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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