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Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

338 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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  • Romantic (16)
  • Good for a Date (14)
  • Special Occasion (13)
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)
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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German, Swiss, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation

Open Wednesday - Sunday from 6:00pm - 9:00pm*

Reservations are highly recommended.

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Phone number
(403) 762-6860
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
j.W. Foster
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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: $39 CAD/night, with unlimited access
Electric Vehicles - complimentary
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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.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
What 338 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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thaddeusmt (Omaha)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We went here for the fondue and a faux-European dining experience, and got both. The fondue was great, and had a lot more variety than traditional Swiss fondue - which I enjoyed. The 1L bier steins were fun too. The decor was fun with a fireplace, animal mounts and rustic dark-stained wood. We came on a Sunday, with a reservation for the main dining room, and the place was not overly busy. It's on the pricey side, but so it goes in Banff. One word of warning: finding the place a little tricky. It's behind the main hotel, down a staircase. (Or I think you can drive directly do it, if you know the way.)

Ainsworth (Calgary)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

I’ve been here many times but tonight the food was well below expectations. Dry and overcooked pork and schnitzel. Service and ambiance great. Last time we went one of our party’s meals wasn’t great either - hopefully it’s not a trend.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We first came to the Waldhaus in 2016 for Valentine’s Day with our son and his girlfriend. The atmosphere was warm and inviting and comfortable. We enjoyed it so much that when we came back in 2018 we had to come back and we were not disappointed.
I fell bad that I don’t recall our servers name but she was wonderful. She gave us time to settle in but was there and ready with suggestions and information when we were ready.
Three of us had the fresh schnitzel but all in different variations. One pork, one veal and one chicken and in the three varieties offered. My son was the odd one out and had the pork chop. Our meals arrived and we all devoured them stating that the meal each ordered was the best.
We finished with schnapps as we were too full for anything more.
Another memorial meal at a beautiful restaurant.

vipJake (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

This is the second time I have dined at the Waldhaus and both times it was amazing! Exceptional service and the Waldhaus Experience menu is a must!
This is my favorite restaurant in Banff!!

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was amazing and our server was very friendly. We had a lovely evening.

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Got poisoning the next day. Probably lamb. Don't think I will come again.

ScottG (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I've been with my girlfriend for awhile now and never ever had the most awesome date in our relationship. Started at the front door with friendly service and the whole evening was top notch with great service, never had service like this before. Our evening was great but made even greater by the wonderful staff and food, highly recommended for a special occasion or a date!!!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent food, ambiance and seating. Ask for a corner table by the fireplace! Their maître d, Michael is amazing. Made us feel so welcome! And Angela was very attentive and warm. We look forward to returning soon.

John12 (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent service and quiet atmosphere. A regular stop when we’re in Banff.

ENmar (Manitoba)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We had the waldhaus experience. It was good. The schnitzel was quite oily and the sides weren’t my favourite (red cabbage with cinnamon). The cheese and dessert fondues were quite good. I would go back. But try something different. There were a lot of kids crying and acting out while we had supper, so kind of wrecked the nice quiet ambiance.

vipDinoutcal (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We were staying at the Banff Springs hotel and decided to check out the Waldhaus Restaurant. We were seated in front of the fireplace which was a treat on a cold winter night. We started with a winter salad and wild boar goulash followed by schnitzel and a smoked pork chop all of which were very good. We shared Black Forest cake for dessert - a nice finish to the meal. Our server was helpful in assisting us with our menu selections and attentive throughout the meal.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Difficult to find restaurant, not attached to the hotel. Food was delicious and staff was attentive.

vip2foodies (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Cozy atmosphere, great food , and excellent service. We had the classic and jaeger schnitzel. Menu has lots of fondue choices & many people ordered those. Highly recommend.

Tommy1 (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent service and food was exquisite. We will be back!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

This was a special place do to me being German and spending a romantic night with my wife.
The food and service was outstanding

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We decided to head here for my brother's birthday with the family and what a surprise!? This restaurant is excellent and believe it or not, better than anything in the Banff Springs main hotel.

vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

The cheese fondue and Jager schnitzel were incredible.

DarronW (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and service, a very enjoyable experience

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

We had the black truffle cheese fondue and the chocolate fondue for dessert as well as the scallops. The portions were perfect for 2 people and left us completely satisfied. The ambience was nice and homey and the servers were attentive.

We would definitely go back to try more fondue types and other menu items.

Candace (London)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

We had such a lovely meal , the gluten free catering was brilliant even had GF bread crumb for schnitzels. We enjoyed all our courses on the taster menu salad , fondue, schnitzel and our dessert ( GF black Forrest gateaux 😋 we would definitely return we liked the relaxed atmosphere and the quality and service was great

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Both my wife and I had the schnitzel as our mains and found it very oily and not seasoned very well.

vipFrygal (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Authentic Swiss fondue and absolutely delicious schnitzel! Wonderful service and a cozy spot behind the Banff Springs Hotel. Bring on the raclette!

3.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

We had the Waldhaus four course meal. The starter was meh, cheese fondue second was meh, main course was nicely done (schnitzel with mushroom sauce) and authentic Swiss, dessert was chocolate fruit fondue which was nice.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Inattentive not very knowledgeable but friendly service.

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Beautiful setting, delicious food, and outstanding service. Thank you Fairmont Banff Springs - Waldhaus for making our anniversary extra special.

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Incredible fondue experience in an exceptionally stunning mountain paradise!

vipHkirv (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

My husband and I shared a cheese and then a chocolate fondue. Food and service were both excellent and the vibe is very cozy.

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 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!!

Andrea (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 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!

Mmmmm (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 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.