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Waldhaus Restaurant - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

339 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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 339 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Very much enjoyed our meal. Jaeger Schnitzel was very good as was the cheese fondue.

thaddeusmt (Omaha)
5.0  Dined 7 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 on February 18, 2018

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 on February 18, 2018

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 on February 16, 2018

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!